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Neil Young Set List: 2014-01-12, Honor The Treaties Benefit, Massey Hall, Toronto

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Neil added Pocahontas to tonight’s setlist in Ontario and changed the lyrics to “Stephen Harper, Pocahontas, and me.” For the video of Neil at the press conference earlier today:: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/neil-young-blasts-harper-government-allowing-oilsands-development-192437390.html

2014-01-12
Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Honor The Treaties Benefit
Solo

1. From Hank To Hendrix  (acoustic guitar)
2. On The Way Home  (acoustic guitar)
3. Helpless  (acoustic guitar)
4. Love In Mind  (piano)
5. Mellow My Mind  (banjo)
6. Are You Ready For The Country?  (piano)
7. Someday  (piano)
8. Changes  (acoustic guitar)
9. Harvest  (acoustic guitar)
10. Old Man  (acoustic guitar)
11. A Man Needs A Maid  (piano/synthesizer)
12. Ohio  (acoustic guitar)
13. Southern Man  (acoustic guitar)
14. Mr. Soul  (pump organ)
15. Pocahontas  (pump organ)
16. After The Gold Rush  (piano)
17. Journey Through The Past  (piano)
18. Needle Of Death  (acoustic guitar)
19. Heart Of Gold  (acoustic guitar)
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20. Comes A Time  (acoustic guitar)
21. Long May You Run  (acoustic guitar)

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Neil Young speaking to reporters before his Massey Hall concert

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Neil Young said he supports First Nations in their fight against expanding oilsands projects because of their destructive impact on the environment.

“I see a government completely out of control, and money is number one. Integrity isn’t even on the map,” he said.

Young said he toured one of 50 oilsands sites with his son and was shocked at “the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen. It`s the greediest, most destructive and most disrespectful demonstration of something that has run amok.”

More links to the Jackpine pipeline: CBC.ca/…/neil-young-launches-fundraising-tour…

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

Another perspective on Neil’s activism

photo 2Filmmaker Tim Moen, who calls himself the Fort Mac Philosopher (as in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada) writes a thoughtful blog on his recent experience with Neil Young and Daryl Hannah.

Moen was asked to film some aerial footage of the area for Shakey Pictures and Neil’s ongoing Lincvolt documentary.

His provocative blog post takes issues with Neil’s stance on the city’s oilsands. Young  compared the northern Alberta oilsands city to Hiroshima after the atomic bomb.

Moen writes:

“All living things consume energy and pollute. Nature is as cruel as it is beautiful. Bacteria and viruses pollute this Earth and for the majority of our history have mercilessly put us in an early grave. Burning wood has improved our lives dramatically by allowing us to ingest more energy at less cost by cooking food and it keeps us warm. Our ability to find and harness energy has caused human life to flourish. Each energy source we innovate is not without it’s detriments. Nearly 2 million people die prematurely each year in developing countries from inhaling cooking smoke, what they wouldn’t give for the comparatively clean energy of coal generated electricity.

“People in developing countries generally care very little about the environmental standards we care about, they are too busy trying to survive to worry about their carbon footprint or how many blooms their community gets. The good news is that the richer a country gets the more environmentally conscious it tends to get and the cleaner and more efficient its energy tends to become. This investment in clean technology requires wealth, and wealth requires energy abundance.

“Neil Young himself proves this point in a number of ways. He is able to fight off the polluting secretions invading his sons lungs that would otherwise kill him if not for a fortuitous chain of events starting with the industrial revolution and all the wealth that it brought to the world that allowed a man enough free time to pursue a thing called rock stardom and afford round the clock care for his boy extending his life. His wealth also allowed him to pay a team of engineers and specialists to retrofit a classic car into a technological green marvel. His wealth allows him to pay for the energy expenditure to get cellulosic ethanol shipped from the one plant in the US that makes it to wherever his Lincvolt is. His wealth allows him to traverse the world with his entourage spreading the gospel of green. His wealth affords a helicopter to fly around and film him and that is okay. I promise you I do not mean this facetiously; getting to the cutting edge of cleaner technology creates a lot of pollution…always has. That’s why I don’t consider it hypocritical of Neil to preach clean energy while creating a bunch of pollution and why I’d like him to grant the rest of us the same consideration. We are conscientious adults with the same goals he has.”

He credits both Neil and Daryl afor trying really hard to make a difference in the world.

Moen raises points that will spark healthy debate.

Read more at:

http://fortmacphilosopher.blogspot.com/2013/09/when-neil-young-daryl-hannah-came-to.html

Birmingham Review

Short review from the June 11 Neil Young & Crazy Horse concert at the LG Arena in Birminghamn, England.

Next Glasgow, Scotland on June 13.

29800190“Only Neil Young could subject an audience to 10 minutes of sustained sonic assault and still have them eating out of his hand a few moments later.”  ~ Express & Star

Reviewer Simon Penfold writes: “He and his faithful backing band had hit a peak with new song Walk Like a Giant – a lament for the failed dreams of the 60s – when it metamorphosed into a bewildering tailspin of feedback and growling guitar din that filled the LG Arena like the wrath of God.”

Read more:

http://www.expressandstar.com/entertainment/music/2013/06/12/review-neil-young-and-crazy-horse-lg%E2%80%88arena-birmingham/

 

Random Quote

\"What is it about JJ Cale’s playing? I mean, you could say Eric
Clapton’s the guitar god, but... he can\'t play like JJ,\" Young told
biographer Jimmy McDonough. \"JJ’s the one who played all that s---
first... And he doesn’t play very loud, either — I really like that
about him. He’s so sensitive. Of all the players I ever heard, it’s
gotta be Hendrix and JJ Cale who are the best electric guitar players.
JJ’s my peer, but he doesn’t have the business acumen — he doesn’t have the idea of how to deal with the rest of the world that I do. But
musically, he’s actually more than my peer, because he’s got that thing.
I don’t know what it is.\"

by -- Neil Young Jimmy McDonough in \"Shakey.\"

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