When the Committee asked me about that song [Wasn’t That A Time], I said, “Well, that’s a good song, and I know it. I’ll sing it for you”.
“No. We don’t want to hear it. We want to know did you sing it on such and such a place and date?”
I said, “I would be glad to sing any song I ever sang. But as to where I’ve sung them, I think that’s no business of this Committee. I’ve got a right to sing these songs. I’ve got a right to sing them anywhere.”
I was headed to Poughkeepsie Station this morning when I got the news. Pete Seeger had died the night before. He was a neighbor, in a way—Beacon, where he lived, isn’t so far from us, and he came up the Hudson River from time to time, sometimes on his on Clearwater Sloop and to Poughkeepsie Day School in 2010 . “But this was far from his first visit to PDS.” Continue reading