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May 3rd, 2009 (02:45 pm)

I was reminded by st_lemur's post that today is the birthday of Pete Seeger. BBC Radio 4 broadcast a very good programme about him last night. It's repeated tomorrow at 1500 BST, but is also available on iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00k2nkx

Strange though it may seem for me to be posting about football, the rise of Newcastle United in the early 1990s lifted the mood on Tyneside, and their all-but-imminent relegation from the Premier League will depress thousands. The Guardian published an article yesterday on where it all went wrong...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/may/02/newcastle-united-relegation-ashley-shearer

These are the fruits of more websurfing while I slowly wake up - my decision to stay up for May Morning finally caught up with me last night. Off now, however, to another engagement in my busy social life.

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Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: May 6th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
iPod

I'll catch the Seeger programme on the iPlayer - thanks!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 7th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC)
US_politics

An interesting man, to say the least, and illuminating on the links between the US folk revival and the resistance to McCarthyism.