For the last thirty years, I've documented the work of Pete Seeger, resulting in How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger, published by McGraw Hill in 1981 and revised, updated, and republished by Villard/Random House, 2008.

Having written half a dozen volumes of history and biography, my specialty is the presentation of folklore, literature, and history via broadcasting. I've been active in radio since 1972, but over the last dozen years I've been Executive Producer of award-winning national radio series for Public Radio International, including “Writing the Southwest” (1995); “Aldous Huxley's Brave New Worlds” (1998); “Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story” (2001); and Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing? (2008). I'm currently a DJ for KUNM-FM and a professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

13th August 2009

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While I was out in San Francisco this past Spring, I was interviewed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “3-Minute Interview) series. You can read it here: S.F. State professor digs on Pete Seeger.

27th July 2009

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The other side of the pond, as they say. I’m spending some time in Europe before the fall semester starts up. At the moment I’m on a little (rainy) island off the coast of Scotland. In a few more days I’ll be headed off to Copenhagen to meet up with some friends, old and new!

27th July 2009

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Today is the 115th birthday of Aldous Huxley, writer — novelist, essayist, poet, screenwriter, and one of the great thinkers of our time.

If you are interested in learning more, I’ve written two books on Huxley: Huxley in Hollywood and Aldous Huxley Recollected: An Oral History

Both books are available in limited quantities from my website, DunawayProductions.com.

12th June 2009

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We’re back in New Mexico now, getting settled back in. It seems strange; though I’ve lived in this house for so many years I find myself having to remember where things are.

Getting all of our computers up and running properly has been a minor nightmare, but I think we’ve finally got it fixed.(I hope!) Nonetheless, I’m enjoying the lovely view from my back yard, looking out over the bosque and the acquecias.

Of course, three days after we got back to Albuquerque I jetted back to California…

20th May 2009

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(photo by Brant Ward / The Chronicle)
Today I ran Bay To Breakers, where you cross the entire city of San Francisco, and its hills, in one wild, costumed, race. I ran past people wearing butterfly wings (her companion was carrying a net, but I noticed that she eluded him); Green bras, pink bras, no bras; a flying pig (“flying pig beats swine flu”); people dressed as cars; six women wearing silver and red wigs of an identical size and height, so that they looked like clones; people…

13th May 2009

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Here’s a link to an SFSU News article about my BEA win. And another one that is a bit older, but on the same subject.

I’m out buzzing around the coast today. I’m in Point Reyes, CA and I’ll be heading to Bolinas a little later in the day.

8th May 2009

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Photo: MSG Photos/George Kalinsky

For those of you who, like me, didn’t get to attend the sold-out concert at Madison Square Gardens, here are some great shots by George Kalinsky and Chad Batka.

8th May 2009

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I was interviewed by the SF Examiner on the occasion of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday. You can read all about it at sfexaminer.com

1st May 2009

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I got a mention in the sidebar of USA Today today in Bob Minzesheimer’s article “Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday will be a selfless celebration

And now, I’m off to be interviewed by the SF Examiner!

1st May 2009

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Thomas Ravn-Pedersen’s Danish version of a portion of my radio series on Pete Seeger was broadcast on Danish Radio P1 last night. It will be rebroadcast on Saturday at 10:03 and Sunday on 00:55 hrs.

For more information (and to stream the program) go to http://www.dr.dk/P1/Dokumentartimen/Udsendelser/2009/04/10235251.htm

27th April 2009

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David is on his way back from Albany, where he made a special appearance on the world premiere of the DVD of Pete Seeger: Live in Australia, 1963. Here David offered insight from his 30+ years of research Pete. The program was broadcast live in Albany, but was also taped for broadcast in other markets. Although it is not being released for rebroadcast, viewers in the Albany area will be able to see it again next weekend (Pete’s Birthday weekend.)

Many stations around the country…

27th April 2009

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A portion of David’s radio series, “Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing?” has been translated into Danish and will be appearing on Danish Radio P1 on April 30th. (If you’re in Denmark on Thursday, Check your schedule for times.)

He’ll be working on producing a longer version while he’s in Denmark this summer.

24th April 2009

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I’m in Las Vegas today at the Broadcast Educators Association (BEA) Festival 2009. I’m here to receive the BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Award along with the Best Documentary Award for my series, Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing?

This is quite an honor for me! Though it is my third BEA award, it is still a thrill.

24th April 2009

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Following the BEA Festival, I’ll be flying to Albany, New York, to appear on an American Public Television showing of the 1963 Pete Seeger concert at Melbourne’s Town Hall, “Pete Seeger: Live in Australia 1963,” for which I wrote the liner notes.

The program is being broadcast from the studio’s of WMHT-TV (channel 17 in Albany) from 7 to 8pm.

The DVD will be released to the general public later this month.

24th April 2009

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This is a test. If it works, we’ll probably be posting some more audio portions from our archives.