Monday, January 15, 2007

What did you learn in school today?

This Pete Seeger tune could have been written today instead of 40 years ago:



Surfing further around YouTube I also found this fine rendition by a much older Seeger of "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy." I'd heard it before but somehow, at the present moment in history - with the Iraq war degenerating and parts of Louisiana still devastated after Katrina - it takes on a bit of a different sense, doesn't it? Check it out:

4 comments:

Blueberry said...

Thanks for those vids. Both with timeless wisdom. What's taught in school isn't much better today either (maybe no better), and with the anti-science book-banning groups having the most sway... :-(

MidCoast Kid said...

Gee, you must have read one of my favorite bloggers, Greg Palast. He had a few choice words about waist deep in the Big Muddy.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

I hadn't seen Palast's piece, but it's definitely a great song, and apropos of the present moment (maybe every moment, it seems some days). Best,

Curtiss said...

Video seems no longer available.