Saturday, July 14, 2012
Dust Bowl Balladeer
It seems strangely apposite that the centenary of Woody Guthrie's birth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Guthrie ) should take place in a US election year. Many (understandable) grumbles about Obama's first term should be set against the "alternative" that Romney & his rabid Republican rump offer.
Bruce Springsteen (whose magnificent Manchester gig I attended a few weeks back) appeared with Pete Seeger in January 2009 to perform what should be viewed as the authentic US anthem:
It also seems gloriously apposite & topical to recall a song Guthrie wrote called Jolly Banker:
Happy birthday, Woody.