Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dave Van Ronk on blacklisting

"Years later, I was talking with him [Oscar Brand] and expressed my disgust that that he, or maybe someone else, had put on a show with Burl Ives, who had outraged us all by naming a string of names in front of HUAC. Oscar just quietly said, “Dave, we on the left do not blacklist.” Put me right in my place."

via Apropos to OSC, a Quick Story | The Dream CafĂ©