Monday, January 19, 2009

America's Real National Anthem

There was no shortage of moving moments at the Obama Inaugural Concert in Washington yesterday. However, one moment which may well go down as the musical moment of the year was the concert's finale when Bruce Springsteen was joined onstage by a gospel choir & Pete Seeger to perform Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land". Simply brilliant.
Unfortunately, HBO have forced YouTube to withdraw the video from their site, citing "copyright". Ironic, eh? I would've thought that if copyright applies here, it should reside with the Estate of Woody Guthrie, which would be only too happy to have the clip online. There is a way around HBO's petulant & heavy-handed attitude, however: it's still available on Google Video. Simply type: Pete Seeger-Bruce Springsteen.

No comments: