Woody Guthrie at 100

July 14, 2012 at 9:51 am (anti-fascism, history, Human rights, Jim D, music, protest, song, stalinism, workers)

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie, born July 14 1912 in Okemer, Oklahoma. Died October 3 1967 in New York (from the effects of Huntington’s Chorea).

A great man, highly influential musician and committed socialist. He deserves to be remembered and honoured. Just a shame about the Stalinism.

5 Comments

  1. Roger McCarthy (@RF_McCarthy) said,

    Last link is great

    Woody on the basis of his anti-fascism:

    “a personal hate so strong that it makes you want to kill in order to keep the people you love from being slaves…because if you really love anybody or anything or any principle or any science or belief, you will hate, hate, hate, and keep hating anybody or anything that tries to hurt, or kill or destroy that which you love. Unless love has got this hate, it’s not love at all, it’s a cave full of mysticism, and one of the most dangerous forms of cowardice”

    Like wow.

  2. Monsuer Jelly est Formidable said,

    wood gladly kill this cunt with an rpg to the head

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jul/14/nick-buckles-g4s-chief-leadership

    and then shit on any remains

    • Jim M. said,

      Seems like a waste of a perfectly good RPG, tho!

  3. Woody Guthrie at 100 « Bob's Beats said,

    […] number of blogs have featured nice tributes to him: my comrade Jim Denham at Shiraz Socialist, Ernie at 27 Leggies, and Boyhowdy at Cover Lay Down. That last one is covers, of which Jeffrey […]

  4. Music Mondays: Woody Guthrie at 100 « Poumista said,

    […] number of blogs have featured nice tributes to him: my comrade Jim Denham at Shiraz Socialist, Ernie at 27 Leggies, and Boyhowdy at Cover Lay Down. That last one is covers, of which Jeffrey […]

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