This land was made for you and me blog it, email it, whatev.... OK, who had the youtube clip pulled? [This land was made for you and me.] From California, to the New York Island If you have ever laced up the running shoes, gone for a run, felt a bit of exhilaration, peace, wonder, accomplishment and exhaus... Family and friends of Mary Aschliman Swartzendruber gathered Monday, Jan. 1, for the celebration of her 100th birthday. concerts worldwide (and an associated songwriting contest). This post doesn't…, When I was young (high school, college) I had a variety of jobs, including golf caddy (cured me of golf for the rest of my life; there were no carts, just an 11 year old lugging two bags with 16 clubs over 18 holes) and paper boy (4 am on Sundays hauling 80 huge Sunday papers in a wagon; took about…, All the day long whether rain or shine Stunning. But one thing is for certain. Great result, great event, great song. Amazing how Lady Gaga's performance inspired the Patriots to come back in the second half and execute a historical comeback! Much like a Whitman poem, “This Land,” at least as it is sung in a vast majority of the tributes, represents things not as they are but as the author thinks they should be. Somewhere in there, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger arrived for a couple of days of leading us in songs. I was one of the two experts who testified on their behalf about the public health dangers. This land was made for you and me [Chorus] that is all that I shall do for Death. See this little pebble? while he clinches the girth…, The person who taps the keys here over the signature "revere" (or sometimes "Revere"; it's at most one at a time) is not Paul Revere. I'm now recalling things I hadn't realized I'd forgotten. This land was made for you and me It is closed and locked. I would argue the exact opposite, in fact: the beauty of a sunset, in all of its varieties and variations, is only enhanced the more you know about it. But it's not too late. Well. My problem is that I am not interested in my own story. Beyonce or Lady Gaga. This land was made for you and me Some sour replublican lawyer? From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters Needless to say it is rarely successful. Perhaps my time has come? This land was made for you and me. But the foreign sources are now making it possible. This was back in 1991 and the concert was for Ohio Citizens Action/Pittsburgh Against Toxic Incineration, grassroots groups opposing the construction of a massive hazardous waste incinerator practically on top of single family homes and an elementary school. I hear him leading his horse out of the stall; And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling Thanks so much for sharing this. The original line-up was Jim McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman…. Shame on HBO. HBO ordered the original version of this taken down from youtube, claiming copyright - there are now several different takes from non-US sources. Thank you. One of my formative experiences as an undergrad at Duke in 1968 included a Pete Seeger anecdote. He was hired for a 90 minute concert, but stayed on stage for 3 hours, with no break, because he discovered the audience was really into singing harmony on the choruses. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN - PATRIOTS WIN... BORN TO RUN - CABALLO BLANCO & THE TARAHUMARA, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I'll put most of the…, Something about Sunday mornings leads me to really enjoy listening to folk and other acoustic music. As I went walking that ribbon of highway "This Land Is Your Land" is sung in all kinds of settings: elementary schools, political campaigns, parades. I have known Pete since 1947 when he was the music teacher at my elementary school in New York City, the City and Country School. Bob Dylan is touring as always, and Elvis Costello is along doing a solo set, with Amos Lee opening for both. To our dismay, there was absolutely no mention of the situation on any national news program. I couldn't go as it was far from where I lived, but he was kind enough to send me the autographed poster. As parents we throw these things at our kids, never knowing which ones will stick. Rarely speaks of politics. Thanks, Peter. But this was an egregious case and even though the local East Liverpool, Ohio prosecutor's mother-in-law was on the jury, they were acquitted. The Byrds were a Los Angeles-based group that grew out of the folk music scene in 1964. Yay!!!! As I go walking that freedom highway; This land is your land, and this land is my land To my shock, the NAACP did not want Pete to appear for them. I spent a few summers of my teenage years at what I always referred to as 'hippie camp' in Michigan. Back in 1963 Pete Seeger gave a concert in Melbourne, Australia. revival meetings, the Discovery Institute has accomplished nothing with I hope he remembers. From the California, to the New York Island This makes me sad I didn't go in person. —Woody Guthrie, Library of Congress Archives, This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. I've heard Pete sing many times, the first time at Carnegie Hall in 1962 (where he introduced an unknown young folksinger by the name of Bob Dylan). Lastly, you will have to decipher a code that will prove to this site that you are not a robot - sorry to include this step but there are so many spam robots out there that it is necessary. I'm sad to have missed the concert in person (watched it on HBO in my hotel room at ScienceOnline09 funnily enough) but I was at the inauguration on Tuesday and they re-played it on the jumbotrons to keep us rabble entertained, complete with closed captioning of the lyrics so there it was in front of a million people in plain text! Every week holds an amazing look at the Universe in a unique way here at Starts With A Bang, and this week saw not only a series of new posts from me, but two contributed ones, including the debut of the fabulous Jillian Scudder of Astroquizzical. If you never saw him in concert, this is what he was always like. From California to the New York island, From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters; This land was made for you and me. All rights reserved. Written in 1940, it was first recorded in 1944, though this 1944 version excluded the 4th and 6th verses, the ones about private property and hunger. I had always intended to leave it as a way to connect you with The Pump Handle and that's still its purpose. To be sure few people know that Guthrie intended the song to serve as a Marxist corrective to Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America,” and although biographer Joe Klein, Harold Leventhal, and Arlo Guthrie have publicized the fact since 1980, the song is so widely known and so widely sung that their efforts have had little impact on public perceptions of it. A folk song is a living thing. The main idea about this song is, you think about these Eight words all the rest of your life and they’ll come a bubbling up into Eighty Jillion all Union. I've never seen him in person again so haven't had a chance to yell out "Do you still have that pebble from the '68 Duke 'Vigil'?" It's preceded by two other verses, one of which is still incendiary. Contributions are fully tax-deductible. Some people noticed a remarkable thing that happened on the Washington Mall on Sunday at the Obama pre-Inaugural concert, a part of which I posted on Tuesday. As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking, ...". Where as the song is frequently cited as patriotic gold and a possible new national anthem, many would be surprised to learn that "This Land Is Your Land" was written as a protest song and bitter parody of "God Bless America" (the original title and chorus was "God Blessed America for Me"). It was a public event on public property. [Verse 1] Pete is one of my heroes. Music and the arts may save us all. From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters. We love to hear your comments, but some of you are not quite sure how to do that. and man, haven't heard some of those verses in ages. (And a lot of politicians told the folks not to buy them but we sold them anyhow). You got great choices nowadays for halftime and Grammy Award "entertainment," paganism or Babylon or both, e.g. The sign was painted, it said private property; If you missed anything, here's a…, "It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it." So consider this a note tacked on the door. This land is your land, this land is my land This land is your land, this land is my land From the California to the Staten New York Island, From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters, God blessed America for me. Anyway, Pete had a concert to raise money for these courageous folks. [Chorus] In addition, there is an effort underway to celebrate Pete's 90th birthday, May 3rd, 2009, with a large series of For Pete's Sake, Sing!" Kate and I went to the show, and it was... unusual. You put our nations on reservations, This land was stole by you from me.â Pete didnât sing these words at the Lincoln Memorial. 1, This land is your land, and this land is my land, From the California, to the New York Island, From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters, This land is your land, this land is my land, I've roamed and rambled, and I've followed my footsteps, When the sun comes shining as I was strolling, In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple, This Land Was Made for Anarchy by Ryan Parker, This Land Is Your Land by Bruce Springsteen, This Land Is Your Land by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, This Land Is Your Land by My Morning Jacket, This Land Is Your Land by Peter, Paul and Mary, This Land is Your Land by The Nightwatchman, This Land Is Your Land by Senator Bernie Sanders, This Land is Your Land by Anti-Flag (Ft. Tom Morello), Jesus Christ (They Laid Jesus Christ in His Grave), The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done (The Great Historical Bum), When That Great Ship Went Down (The Great Ship). HBO: head to keyboard. I didn't know all the history, though I was struck by those lines when I heard them performed. The full title of the presentation was "Is Obama...  From today's New York Times: Braced for Hardship, an Amish Clan Awaits Sentences in Shearing Attacks By ERIK ECKHOLM ... The Boulder Community Hospital on East Arapahoe has a large banner hanging on the front of the main building stating simply "Love Heal...  No, these are not squirrel moguls but rather are typical moguls one would encounter on many blue or black ski runs in Colorado. This was the stage at which I joined the group and I can simply say the agreement was pretty firm that we were determined to flunk out of that school rather than continue to participate in its policies.