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Mojo wants to know your top Neil album picks

Mister Soul, Neil YoungMojo magazine out of the UK invites you to have a little fun by sharing with them your top Neil Young album picks.

The magazine writes: “This month we’re delving back into the 45-year-strong back catalogue of a Canadian singer-songwriter whose music has oscillated from acoustic balladry to countrified rock, electronic experimentation to gnarly rockabilly, film soundtracks to anti-war polemic.”

Polemic? Had to look that one up:

“a strong written or spoken attack against someone else’s opinions, beliefs, practices, etc.” 

It goes on” “Which Neil Young albums are the best? And why? What about 1969′s hard-rocking Crazy Horse debut Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere or the following year’s solo work After The Gold Rush? Then there’s mega-hit Harvest and the mid-’70s Ditch Trilogy. Don’t forget his late ’70s run of albums – American Stars ‘n Bars, Comes A Time, Rust Never Sleeps – and his ’80s sonic adventures. What about the raging Ragged Glory and Sleeps With Angels or more recent releases such as Fork In The Road and Psychedelic Pill?”

Play along at:

http://www.mojo4music.com/7143/what-is-neil-young-best-album/

Neil blogs: Sunrise

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Neil Young opinions and reflects in his blog:

" Sunrise

As the sun rises today I wonder. How hard should I try? As I spread 
awareness of Climate change and make that my priority, am I losing sight 
of day to day life? Is this more important than making music?
Why should it matter so much to me?

I know what I feel. I am always seeing ways I could improve my own 
behavior towards preserving Planet Earth. Today I took a ride in a cool 
old car but I was thinking about the pollution I was causing, not care 
free like I once was. Then I looked ahead and saw all the other cars. 
They were mostly brand new but still just like mine. They ran the same 
way and burned the same dirty fuel as my fifty-five year old car.
Why should I blame myself?

Anyway, there is no other fuel available at gas stations. Big Oil still 
has the monopoly there.
No Freedom of Choice on that decision exists anywhere near here in 
corporate run America. That's odd, I thought to myself. Wasn't the 
president elected on promises of a cleaner renewable energy future?
Isn't Freedom of Choice part of Liberty?

Then I thought about my family. My daughter was just married
and I may be a grandfather some day. What about those
kids? What will I be doing to make sure they have
a better world? The sun rose over the horizon
then, blinding me when I looked at it.
How hard should I try?

Neil Young
West Coast of California
9/27/13
"

http://www.neilyoung.com/index.html –> a message

Big Oil and Big Data =;)

Neil Young’s utopian vision of Mother Earth

Neil Young’s utopian vision of Mother Earth

Published on September 27, 2013
By Mark Milke

In the 20th century, much of the divide in politics and policy was over how best to create jobs, incomes and keep people from starving – in other words, how to create opportunity as part of the good life. Those on the “left” argued for state intervention and often outright state ownership; those on the “right” pointed to open markets and other elements of capitalism as the superior route to avoiding poorer populations.

The outcome of that titanic struggle is well-known; the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the implosion of the command-and-control Soviet Union two years later cratered support for the most extreme forms of state intervention.

But that was then. These days, a policy divide often opens up in the struggle to convince large chunks of the public, especially in urban areas with little contact with rural life, not to kill off development.

Part of the problem in such an exercise is that not all development comes wrapped in a pretty package.

An example comes from folk singer Neil Young who recently ranted against Canada’s oil sands. In a Washington D.C. speech, Young said that the northern Albertan oil sands city, Fort McMurray, “looks like Hiroshima.”

>>> read more:  journalpioneer.com/Opinion/Columnists/2013-09-27/article-3409461/Neil-Youngs-utopian-vision-of-Mother-Earth/1

New York Benefit Gig

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Longtime Elvis Presley impersonator StingRay probably never dreamed he’d open up a show for Neil Young and Jackson Browne, but that’s the position he found himself at the first annual Ocean Elders benefit dinner at New York’s City Winery on Monday night. The Ocean Elders are a collective of politicians, philanthropists, environmentalists and artists dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans from pollution, over-fishing and other ecological threats. That’s a big task

setlist was:
First Annual OceanElders Summit: A Call to Action
Solo
01. Blowin' In The Wind
02. Changes

Neil Young - acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals
Thanks to Tom, @ sugar mountain
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Pete Seeger Surprises at Farm Aid

“New York was made to be frack free”

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Pete Seeger Surprises at Farm Aid 2013

Farm Aid is known historically for collaborations and one-time performances in an intimate setting. This year, Farm Aid had all of those qualities, and even included a major surprise. Pete Seeger, now 94, made an appearance at Saratoga Springs’ Performing Arts Center to perform two songs, “If I Had a Hammer” and “This Land Is Your Land” before a sold out crowd. Flanked by Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp, Seeger encouraged all to help him sing, as he admitted he didn’t have much voice left. No one in the building seemed to care, as Seeger received one of the few standing ovations of the evening.

read more: http://www.jambands.com/news/2013/09/24/pete-seeger-surprises-at-farm-aid-2013

Random Quote

\"I always just let him do his thing because his thing is great and he lets me do my thing, too.\"
by --Neil on Demme in Rolling Stone 2011

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