Happy Music Monday! Pete Seeger always seemed like a pretty okay fella, and it was very nice of him to pass away early enough for me to write this Music Monday. If you don't know, Pete Seeger was a man who believed in his country, stood up for what he believed, and nearly anyone who plays a guitar and sings words pretty much owes Pete Seeger a thank you. So here we go.
In an age when protests tend to get messy and loud, it's odd to see a quiet man with a banjo making a clear statement. But this pretty song isn't saying ALL REPUBLICANS SUCK or LOL DEMOCRATS or anything, it's just saying that you shouldn't always believe what the powers-that-be tell you, which is something any one of us can get behind, right? Plus it's catchy and easy to sing the chorus and you can swap out the complex part for anything you want if you're singing it while drunk. Such is the power of folk.
See you after the jump for a little more Pete.