Monday, September 3, 2012
The wisdom of Buffy Sainte-Marie
"Must I go bound, and you so free?
Must I love one who doesn't love me?
Must I be born with so little art,
as to love the one who would break my heart?"
Buffy Sainte-Marie (b. 1941)
Canadian Cree singer-songwriter, activist, educator, fantastic person
This snippet is an abiding example of Buffy uncovering the hurt that feels so good….
I started loving Buffy's music in the '60s, when even her eccentric style and songs were included under the broad rubric of "folk music." There's a lot to learn from Buffy's music, and you can keep on learning as you listen over the years, as I have done…
Think "Circle Game," "Maple Sugar Boy," "Welcome, Welcome, Emigrante," "Universal Soldier," "Pineywood Hills," "Los Pescadores," "Broke Down Girl," and, of course, "Must I Go Bound?"......
...more on los emigrados...
The wisdom of Ian and Sylvia....
Switch gears, try Rafael Sabatini