Jan 28 2014

A Time To Be Born; A Time To Die

Pete Seeger has died.

Other places will eulogize him far better than I could here. I’ll just note that it is a certainty that, had there been no Pete Seeger, there would be no Digital Cuttlefish.


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  1. 1

    So I guess that’s another thing you can blame him for…

  2. 2

    I was always worried by “A time to gather stones together”

    I ask you WHY???!?

  3. 3

    Clearly, rock collecting.

    I mean, what else could it possibly…. oh.

  4. 4

    A friend on Facebook mentioned this. My response was: to every thing there is a season. I wonder why we both went there.

  5. 5
    Nathaniel Frein

    Stones can be gathered for building as well as throwing.

  6. 6

    And of course stones can be gathered for throwing as well as building. So your point is???

  7. 7
    Nathaniel Frein

    I’m saying that the intent of that line in the song is not necessarily ominous…

  8. 8
    Gregory in Seattle

    My Rainbow Race, Pete Seeger

    One blue sky above us
    One ocean lapping all our shore
    One earth so green and round
    Who could ask for more
    And because I love you
    I’ll give it one more try
    To show my rainbow race
    It’s too soon to die.

    Some folks want to be like an ostrich,
    Bury their heads in the sand.
    Some hope that plastic dreams
    Can unclench all those greedy hands.
    Some hope to take the easy way:
    Poisons, bombs. They think we need ‘em.
    Don’t you know you can’t kill all the unbelievers?
    There’s no shortcut to freedom.

    (Repeat chorus)

    Go tell, go tell all the little children.
    Tell all the mothers and fathers too.
    Now’s our last chance to learn to share
    What’s been given to me and you.

    (Repeat chorus one and a half times)

  9. 9

    i just found about him and already i feel like crying.

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