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Mike Seeger 1933 – 2009

After a long struggle with cancer, Mike Seeger died peacefully last Friday, August 7th, in his Lexington, Virginia home, surrounded by his wife, family, and friends. Mike Seeger with John Cohen, 1963 (Peter Feldmann photo) Best known perhaps for his … Continue reading

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Studs Terkel dead at 96

Author-radio host-actor-activist and Chicago symbol Louis “Studs” Terkel died today at his Chicago home at age 96.  For a good article on his career, see the Chicago Tribune’s story by clicking HERE. I remember Studs vividly from my days in … Continue reading

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Howdy from UCLA!

I just returned from a weekend at UCLA, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Ash Grove, a seminal music club in Hollywood. The LA Times has had several related articles, and I’m sure more information will be … Continue reading

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Music Industry Proposes a Piracy Surcharge on ISPs

From today’s edition of Wired (a digital news site): “Having failed to stop piracy by suing internet users, the music industry is for the first time seriously considering a file sharing surcharge that internet service providers would collect from users. … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger film “The Power Of Song”

I hope most of you got a chance to view the PBS American Masters showing of the new bio on Pete Seeger.  It was pretty nice, with glimpses into several facets of Pete’s musical career.  It also contained some rare video footage of old friends of mine, including Fred McDowell (from Como, Mississippi) and … Continue reading

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