Monday, May 26, 2008

Don't Mourn Utah Phillips, Organize!

Sheila Lennon passes on the sad news that "folksinger, storyteller, railroad tramp" Utah Phillips has died.

I've had a lot of Utah on my iPod the past few years, and when I'm reading people mooning over technology and "participatory culture" and the like, Utah is in my ear talking about the power of the long memory of the struggles of working folk in America. Keeps things in perspective and more than a touch contrarian.

RIP Utah.

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