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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Photo of The Moment: Farm Aid 2013 - Pete Seeger, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young

"This Land Is Your Land"
John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, Dave Matthews, Neil Young

Photo © Paul Natkin/Photo Reserve, Inc. via http://www.farmaid.org
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The Photo of The Moment is from Farm Aid 2013 in Saratoga Springs, New York of Pete Seeger, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young singing "This Land Is Your Land".

A ragged but riveting moment.

Webcast will be re-streamed today on http://www.farmaid.org.

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At 9/22/2013 11:23:00 AM, Blogger Dominic Holdem said...

that was rough musically but also very touching. and, as usual, it was neil who was most into it while the other guys just stood there. i mean, what the fuck? my wife and i were singing along with pete in our living room...john, willie, and dave can't do it on stage and help him out? thank you NEIL for being THE MAN and being in the moment. neil's set was pretty incredible too. i think pete fired him up. the best moment was when he responded to someone in the audience who wanted him to shut up and play. neil spit out "i work for ME" to a huge cheer. long may you run.

 
At 9/22/2013 02:08:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

Easily my favorite part of the broadcast was seeing Pete Seeger doing a couple tunes the best he can at 94 years old. What a testament to the character of this man and the causes he has championed. He is one of less than a handful of writers/performers who have brought out the causes of the common man against the 'machine' mentality of government and big business, the precursor to the heros we have today in Willie and Neil and the rest. The chords and lyrics to 'If I had a Hammer' were among the first I learned 30 years ago, and I still love playing that song. This Land IS YOUR LAND THIS LAND IS OUR LAND - let's get it back in our hands instead of continuing to allow those in power to dictate our future. RISE UP AMERICA! RISE UP FELLOW AMERICANS!!!!

 
At 9/22/2013 02:14:00 PM, Blogger Eric Higgins said...

I cried a little during this bit of pure magical.

And the things that Uncle Neil said in between the songs of his set? Some of the most powerful words I have ever heard spoken from the stage of any concert EVER.

-- Eric in sunny FLA

 

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