“When Will They Ever Learn?” Pete Seeger interviewed by John W. Whitehead

…. of the Rutherford Institute!

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When Will They Ever Learn? An Interview with Pete Seeger
John W. Whitehead
January 4, 2006
The Rutherford Institute

Two items: Arlo Guthrie on Pete Seeger; and When will they Ever Learn? An Interview With Pete Seeger, by John W. Whitehead (2006)

I usually do a little meditation and prayer every night before I go to sleep – Just part of the routine. Last night, I decided to go visit Pete Seeger for a while, just to spend a little time together, it was around 9 PM. So I was sitting in my home in Florida, having a lovely chat with Pete, who was in a hospital in New York City. That’s the great thing about thoughts and prayers- You can go or be anywhere.

I simply wanted him to know that I loved him dearly, like a father in some ways, a mentor in others and just as a dear friend a lot of the time. I’d grown up that way – loving the Seegers – Pete & Toshi and all their family.

I let him know I was having trouble writing his obituary (as I’d been asked) but it seemed just so silly and I couldn’t think of anything that didn’t sound trite or plain stupid. “They’ll say something appropriate in the news,” we agreed. We laughed, we talked, and I took my leave about 9:30 last night.

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