Woody wrote these heartfelt and playful resolutions on New Year’s Day, 1943.
This little gem, in the middle of the book, provides insight into his daily concerns at the time — the large and the small — and reflect his hopes of being his best before the birth of their first child together, Cathy Ann Guthrie. Resolution #30 LOVE PETE refers to “Railroad Pete,” the playful nickname Woody and Marjorie gave their unborn child.”
Dropkick Murphys founder Ken Casey explained, “Every night, when the audience is singing along with Woody’s words, his steadfast defense of the working class, and his fight against social injustice and the abuse of political power comes across loud and clear. So as long as Dropkick Murphys are involved, Woody’s message will always be heard.”
Following up on their success collaborating with Woody Guthrie's lyrics in "Gonna Be A Blackout Tonight" and "I'm Shipping Up To Boston", the Dropkick Murphys are at it again!
This Machine Still Kills Fascists is a ten song album collaboration featuring original previously unpublished lyrics by Woody Guthrie and original music
by Dropkick Murphys!
Dropkick Murphys founder Ken Casey explained, “The project has been a long time in the making. Nora Guthrie thought her father would’ve got a kick out of us, would’ve liked us, that we were somewhat kindred spirits so to speak, which to us was a huge honor.”
Nora Guthrie added, “I collected lyrics on all kinds of topics…lyrics that seemed to be needed to be said – or screamed – today. Ken Casey is a master at understanding Woody’s lyrics, which can be complicated, long, deadly serious, or totally ridiculous. DKM is capable of delivering them all."
Available in CD and Vinyl
This is what I’d like to share with everyone.
This is how I’d like my father to be remembered.
And this is what I love about him. ~ Nora Guthrie
With contributions by:
and ARLO GUTHRIE
Bob Dylan once said, “You can listen to his songs and learn how to live”.
That line sums up what my life has evidenced. His songs, his art, his personal journal entries, his essays full of clear and sometimes explosive ideas, have been there all my life teaching me how to live. These are the people he wanted me to know about, the history he wanted me to learn. The love he wanted to express.
Now it's time for me to put together my selections from all these teachings thoughts on politics, on religion, on relationships, on children, and more. I want to give everyone a taste of the teachings that benefited me most. ~ Nora Guthrie