Monday, January 19, 2009

Renewing the land: Pete Seeger, Joy and Obama

Seeing joy in movies, TV and real life is one of my favorite things. There has been a dearth of joy in the last 8 years. The joy you can see in Pete Seeger's face singing "This land is your land" is the real thing.

There is a scene in the movie Excalibur when the king is healthy again and the land is renewed. I think of that scene because I think of how sick our land has been. I think of the people who encouraged the sickness. They are not going to shut up because they feel it is their job to stay true to the sickness that is movement Conservatism and the Bush policies. They don't get to enjoy this joy. It's not for them. I'm very happy. I'll spend some time enjoying the joy this week.

Watch it at HBO . Th HBO site crashed my Firefox, so I can't watch it there. I would love to show you just the Seeger video, but HBO is taking down the YouTube copies put up. The one above might still available or if HBO eventually figures out that people might want to see just parts of the concert on their site or in a browser other than Internet Explorer.

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