I really like the idea of lots of small leaders, giving the people what they need where they are. Instead of these vast hierarchies that encourage coldness & dehumanization of the community, real local connections, perhaps even local flair besides the Wal-Mart and the pop radio station. Homogenization of culture helps no one, least of all the artists. Rest in Peace Pete.
Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam is a singer-songwriter who converted to Islam in the late 70’s and dedicated himself to philanthropic & educational efforts throughout the Muslim world. He’s being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, so get at him for Catch Bull at Four & Tea for the Tilleman. Amazing, truly American sound.
I know I’m a little late to the game on this, didn’t want to take advantage of the death of a great man for an arbitrary traffic spike. Pete Seeger was a great man, and one you should take a minute to learn about if you have no idea who he was.