Stormshadow said:Good interview. Neil seemed more with it than he had been lately.
I really want to see 'Heart of Gold' now.
dig this said:didn't seem as shakey as he has in the past...
Is it just me or is Neil in the public eye way mor often nowadays???
4 consecutive nights on Conan O'Brian
Musical Guest on SNL (and one amazing skit)
New movie in theatres
Guest on Jon Stewart.
I don't remeber seeing him in so many mainstream outlets... It's nice to see.
"[T]o protect freedom it seems that we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time," Young said of the Patriot Act back in Dec. 2001. "But it's temporary, and we can't forget that it's temporary." [NewsMax.com] But by May, 2003, the Canadian icon was singing a different tune. "It's not what we thought we were gonna be doing, a lot of the people's civil rights have been compromised, and we don't know what's going on. . . I'm not very happy with the state of things. Music is being banned, and we have people in control of the radio stations who are the same people in control of the concert halls. They're also tied into the [US] administration and are sponsoring pro-war rallies. It's not good," Young said. [The Guardian]
"This is a time, I believe, of great inner turmoil for the majority of the American people. There is a new morality coming out of this administration -- fundamentalist religious views; a holier-than-thou attitude towards the rest of the world -- that is not classically American. I don't think Americans felt holier-than-thou in the twentieth century. We were happy and successful, with a great lifestyle. But something else is going on now." -- Neil Young, Rolling Stone, Aug. 21, 2003
Spinsah said:Did anyone catch the classic SNL from the weekend with Neil on it? He was rocking out hard with Toronto Maple Leafs patches on his ripped Levi jeans.
He did not one, but two numbers in one block. That's just how he rolls.
For some reason all the hype around songwriters like Chris Martin and Bono seems to trite when Neil is rocking out in the free world still. Without at doubt one of the most important rock musicians alive in the world today.
sweetdaddy said:yes i did catch it.
and yes...neither bono nor martin hold a candle to neil young (neil is a better and more versatile songwriter, guitar player, piano player, rocker, crooner, star, etc etc).
the only guy i can think of that might be in NEIL's realm is BOB DYLAN,....and Dylan has been quoted as saying that he can't play with neil because neil is just too powerful. in other words, Bob concedes to neil.
(but neil has said many wonderful things about bob too).
You don't know music until you have really dived headfirst into neil's catalogue.