Thursday, January 22, 2009
I dare you not to get a little misty eyed at this version of Woody Guthrie's This Land is Your Land performed at the Inauguration. It's the American song because it so honestly captures the authenticity of our collective spirit. Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen nail it by including the rarely heard original protest verses like “Nobody living can ever stop me" and the crowd goes wild. Goosebumps!
Perhaps it's just my moral smugness but Toby Keith couldn't carry Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger's guitar pick. How do you like me now?