Saturday, 14 July 2012


      Sorry, a day late. It was on 13 July a hundred years ago that Woody Guthrie was born, and though his songs, among other things, chronicle the 30's depression, he could have been writing about today. 


At 100, Woody Guthrie More Relevant Than Ever

        Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of American icon Woody Guthrie. I grew up on Guthrie’s music, though at the time I had no idea that “This Land Is Your Land” was written as a protest song. Nor could I have any sense that the centennial of his birth would be marked by the same urgent need for reform and the same defiant protest that made Guthrie a legend.
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