Occasional blogging, mostly of the long-form variety.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Woody Guthrie's Birthday

Over at The Inverse Square, Thomas Levenson has a nice, small compilation of Woody Guthrie tunes for Guthrie's birthday, plus a follow-up post. It's neat to hear Woody's "Tom Joad" followed by Bruce Springsteen's underrated, haunting "Ghost of Tom Joad." As Pete Seeger would say, that's part of the folk tradition.

Update: Speaking of Tom Joad, Digby's post "Let Them Eat the Grapes of Wrath" (great title) takes a look at our dismal job situation.


1 comment:

libhom said...

I like Springsteen's folk music much better than his rock stuff.