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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Check out Neil Young's new album

Neil Young has recorded an anti-war/Bush album called "Living with War" that he will start streaming on his Web site Friday and be released online May 2. Get more information here.

With song titles like "Let's Impeach the President" and "Shock and Awe," the record probably won't go over big with 50 percent of the country. But how many Republicans dig on "Rockin' in the Free World" anyway? This likely is a preach-to-the-choir situation.

I think it's cool that a rocker is taking a stand during a very tumultuous time. It's just sort of disappointing that a 60something rocker is the one doing it. Where are the peeps ONE-THIRD his age? Shouldn't we be the ones with backbone? I can't help feeling that this underlines, once again, the lameness of my generation. But hey, at least our 60s icons aren't dead yet. Maybe we can learn something before they are.

12 Comments:

Blogger mark said...

That's the strangest thing. back then there were all sorts of mainstream anti-war songs ... so i've heard.

i guess our radio won't play that stuff, we have to just download it from limewire.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Thomas Roz said...

steve, don't you think it's the general direction of discourse in this country that somewhat prohibits an artist speaking out? i mean, i can cite a handful of songs by indie artists that have direct anti-bush overtones, but in the long run, their voices don't really matter. you just know neil young will be blasted on "hannity and colmes" as being unpatriotic, or whatever garbage they choose to spew on that damn program. plus, all the hollywood activism leaves a bad taste in, i would think, all of our mouths. i'm just saying ... 24-hour news coverage, partisan hacks and the complete lack for rational thought (can ANYONE make a joke anymore without being fired?) means voicing, even well-thought out opposition, is going to bring about a storm of unnecessary rhetoric.

3:01 PM  
Blogger paul said...

For what its worth, public opinion on the War in Iraq has shifted more rapidly than during the Vietnam War era, which is surprising given how the War in Iraq was linked in the public's mind to nearly 3000 murders less than 5 years ago. Perhaps there are more efficient means of sharing dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq these days, such as through the Internet and even basic cable (eg Colbert Report, Daily Show) than through 1960s style protest pop?

3:44 PM  
Blogger mark said...

yet the war ON iraq was touted as not being connected to the 3,000 lives. it was on WMD. it was raised isn't there a connection and there absolutely wasn't.

4:42 PM  
Blogger paul said...

Mark...
I wasn't saying that it was a correct connection. But the Bush administration clearly linked Iraq and 911 and public opinion polls indicated that they agreed.

5:03 PM  
Blogger mark said...

the bush admin kept saying that they were not attacking iraq becuase of 911. but then yes they insinuated it over and over.. and then finally in the end they're saying even though there were no WMD we're better off anyway. what??

public opinion out here was not in agreement. bush got like less than 20 precent of the vote in my county.

5:52 PM  
Blogger paul said...

Mario

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Amish Rock

2:57 PM  

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