||[Jan. 24th, 2015|10:30 am]
I don't know whose idea it was that the audience for Sounds of the 60s would not be attracted to a programme about Peggy Seeger promoted on her own merits, but the trailer they broadcast began by telling us that all her life she has been surrounded by remarkable men: Woody Guthrie was a visitor to her parents' house, her half-brother was Pete Seeger, her husband...
And so on. She was, in short, "inspirational" - which is code for "interesting only for her part in other people's work."
In the background I could hear a voice defiantly singing "I'm gonna be an engineer!"