Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Tom Paxton Live

Tom Paxton performed "Whose Garden Was This?" in 1988 as a tribute to John Denver, who popularized the song. Paxton composed it for the first Earth Day; I'm featuring it in view of tomorrow's People's Climate March here in NYC. As we face the reality of climate change, its lyrics speak to us more powerfully than ever. For information on the People's Climate March, visit


Michael J. Mand said...

I had my issues with John Denver's unwillingness to take musical and lyrical risks during his career, even to the point of changing the words on his cover or Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans" to avoid controversy. What can't be argued was his instrumental talents and his commitment to the environment. Tom Paxton does an admirable cover of "Whose Garden Was This".

Jeff Tone said...

I think Paxton's version can't be more moving. He isn't covering it; he wrote it!

Michael J. Mand said...

I stand corrected...and gladly