Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year 2012 - 2013

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Source: LiveScience

Sometime at the end of 1941, WWII in progress, the famed singer-songwriter Woodie Guthrie sat down and wrote a list of New Year's resolutions filled with wisdom that withstands the test of time.

Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) is best known as an American singer-songwriter and folk musician, whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar.  Guthrie traveled with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California and learned traditional folk and blues songs. Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression, earning him the nickname the "Dust Bowl Troubadour".   During his later years, in spite of his illness (Huntington's disease, a progressive genetic neurological disorder.), Guthrie served as a figurehead in the folk movement, providing inspiration to a generation of new folk musicians, including mentor relationships with Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Bob Dylan.  Woody Guthrie was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 1997.