Pete Seeger

I grew up listening to Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Peter Paul & Mary. Their voices are a permanent part of my personal soundtrack. I’ve seen Arlo Guthrie and Peter Paul & Mary in person, but I never got the chance to see Pete Seeger in person and now I never will.

There are a lot of articles out there that will tell you all about how he was an activist, a singer, and all the wonderful things he did. You should probably go read them–he was incredible. I can’t tell you all that stuff, I just grew up thinking he sang some pretty cool songs. I was too young to really understand his songs and what they really meant. Now that I’m old enough, well, I think he sang some pretty cool songs that meant a lot to a lot of people, people who are going to miss him.

(Including this one because it has a cute story about Pete in it and frequent camera cuts to him laughing.)

Janelle Monáe

You know how a song and a music video can get stuck in your head and you can’t get rid of it? Furthermore, you don’t want to get rid of it? Much love to Janelle Monáe for making such fabulous videos and music.

Hello and welcome to Tightrope from The ArchAndroid:

I have a feeling that once Tightrope releases its hold on my brain, I’ll then get stuck on Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu from her new album, The Electric Lady: