I'm thankful today for a feisty old woman who was not afraid to speak to power.
Many people remember Malvina Reynolds for her work as Kate on Sesame Street in the early Seventies.
Some remember her as the composer of such popular songs as "Turn Around" and "Morningtown Ride."
Others drifted to her music after Pete Seeger made a hit of her "Little Boxes."
I remember her best as a political activist who fought for the underdog, the environment, and common sense.
The link below takes you to her album Malvina Reynolds...Sings the Truth.
And you were aware that "Little Boxes" got new currency as the theme song of the tv series WEEDS? Reynolds's original was the first-season theme, then a panoply of other musicians would cover it for each subsequent episode.ReplyDelete
Didn't know that, Todd. I've never seen WEEDS, but her songs would fit into many television shows.Delete