This morning's NY TImes front page showed photos of the young people shot in the latest mass school shooting in a Florida high school. A startling sight that brought back sad memories. I was around their age when Life Magazine printed the photos of 200 young Americans, mostly kids, drafted fresh out of high school, who were killed in just ONE WEEK of fighting the Vietnam War. In his famous speech against the war on April 4, 1967 Martin Luther King called our country "the greatest purveyer of violence in the…Read more
A folk song is what's wrong and how to fix it
Or it could be who's' hungry and where their mouth is
Or who's out of work and where the job is
Or who's broke and where the money is
Or who's carrying a gun and where the peace is
passionate music for personal & planetary transformation
for a new world built on justice
instead of on greed.
Songs are seeds . . . spread them widely . . .. you never where they're gonna take root.
May 3, 1919 - January 27, 2014
I am so thankful I had the opportunity to work with him.
I'll never forget one afternoon when I met him at a Peoples Music Network gathering after publishing his
"Rainbow Race" in a new issue of the magazine. He looked me in the eye and said with a smile, "thanks for sharing my song!"
And he meant it.
(your comments most welcome!)