I drove down to Seward from Wasilla Sunday, to hear and meet protest folksinger, Davids Rovics. It was my first trip to Seward since traveling there twice when the Kalakala was docked there in early October, 1998, undergoing Coast Guard inspections, before being allowed to travel on to Puget Sound, where it remains to this day.
While there in 1998, I took the picture at top left.
I get to Homer, Soldonta and Kenai at least once a year, but Seward? Hardly ever. I've been to London twice since the 1998 trip.
It was a rainy drive most of the way, but signs of spring crept all the way to the tops of the Kenai range passes, where the wet snow was mixed with sheets of rain, and the creeks are building with melt-off.
The Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery is a small, comfortable venue for a minstrel whose message is as directly intimate as is David Rovics. There were about 20 people there, which is a full house.His songs ranged from the Irish Battalion in the U.S. - Mexican War, to the coal mine disaster of two weeks ago, to the Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War, to beauty - as seen through kids' eyes, to obsevastions about the avant garde arts neighborhood where Rovics now lives in Portland Oregon.
Here are youtubes of two of the songs Dave sang in Seward: