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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

VIDEO: "A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop" by Neil Young + Promise Of The Real

Here is the Official Music Video of "A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop" by Neil Young + Promise Of The Real from upcoming album The Monsanto Years. enjoy!

Also, the new album cover and pre-order link below.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Neil Young's Stealth Gig in Hawaii: All In A Dream

Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Photo by David Parias
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For most, it's only a dream to imagine Neil Young visiting your hometown and playing in the local bar.

But for Geoff Moore, he's still living that dream we had. Regular readers of TW may recall that Geoff designed our logo awhile back, so we were pretty stoked when we heard word of last Saturday's gig at Charley's Restaurant And Saloon, Paia, Maui, Hawaii (May 23, 2015) , hoping Geoff could bear witness to the stealth concert.

So here's Geoff's report and photos, as well as, his buddy photographer David Parias (Also, see https://www.facebook.com/davidpariasphoto). enjoy!

When I moved to Maui 13 years ago and found out the Paia dive bar, Charley's, was "Willie Nelson's bar", I thought, I hope Neil plays here one day. Then when local Maui boy Lukas Nelson came on the scene and I saw him throw down the encore with Neil a few years ago at Bridge, I thought, time to manifest this dream into reality.

I guess my quantum mechanic abilities work, because Neil played Charley's this past Saturday night with Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, and I was lucky enough to get inside for the show. This is my long report on the details of my day and the show. I hope you enjoy it. If you don't like long-winded narratives with too much detail, it's a good time to stop reading.

My day started working, as I'm on a huge deadline. Come 12 noon or so, a Rustie named Dale I met in Kahului a few weeks before randomly (thanks to my Neil t-shirt) texted me that Neil was in attendance at a Anti-GMO planting event in Lahaina. I had not ability or energy to get over there just to possibly brush up wit the man, but I held out hope that he would play a stealth gig. An hour later, the messages started flowing in from friends that it was happening… and happening at Charley's which is a 2 minute walk from where my office is. I got up and walked down there to see what the scoop was, and they were already sound checking… this is around 1pm. I talked to the manger of the bar and the guy who was apparently organizing the event, and they told me, nothing is happening, but if it was (wink wink) it would be a private event and the public won't get in.

Photo by Geoff Moore, Silver Moon Art & Design

From there I called a couple of friends who are connected here and beyond. One friend told me he was on the guest list but that he had no pull to get me on it. The other told me he was freaking out too because he was not on this list. I got advice from both of them. The first said "Bill Graham told me a long time ago if you want to get into the show, be invisible and get into the show." The other friend told me to go back to the bar with "benjamins" in hand and see who will take them from me to get my name on the list. I liked the ladder idea, so that's what I did.

By this time, they had closed the bar completely for the sound check. I walked in, and the one guy stopped me, saying "were closed now"… I asked him for a minute and he was nice enough to listen but $200 was not enough to influence him. He told me, listen, you might be one of the lucky few who might make it in, but there's nothing he can do. I tried with another couple of crew guys, no luck, they said they had no pull.

So at this point, I had to rush home, get my act together, grab a few Neil shirts, etc etc. My client had already let me off the hook for the day as far as work… thankfully she knows I'm a huge Neil fan. She got to see him at that Hard Rock festival in London some years ago because she won the contest to go. She brought me back a Neil t-shirt. He headlined that year.

I'm completely frantic at this point, driving, making phone calls, etc etc. I almost crash in my own driveway. I call Dale back and tell him it's on and the only thing to do is go back and wait at the door…. this is 2pm or so.

I get back to Paia, grab some food, sort some affairs and go back to the bar. Anthony the drummer is sound checking and the back door is open as usual which is right behind the stage. I ask him between licks what the story is… how am I going to get in there, I hear it's a private event, etc. He's a really nice guy, as are all the guys in POTR. He said, they will let people in, you gotta just get in line.

So by 3pm or so I was in line behind Dale and a few others. Another guy named Mark was there and he was a Rustie too, official or not he was a deep fan. My friend Eric showed up before me too and brought a couple of beach chairs, so the campout began.

Over time we were joined by others. A couple hours later, the line was 50 deep. It kept growing. Lukas, Micah and maybe the whole band (couldn't see) were soundchecking at some point. All Neil songs: Country Home, The Loner & Goin' Back, Lukas belting the lyrics. We thought we heard a Change Your Mind check earlier, but we may have been wrong.

At one point the manager came out and said it again: it's likely no one but that private list will make it in, but it's possible a few will get in.

Photo by Geoff Moore, Silver Moon Art & Design

More fiends came and hung out, and by 8:00 or so, it was pandemonium outside. The line was a hundred or more back on the sidewalk (tight space in this town) and then people were grouping around the door out of line, the other direction… another hundred plus. They were ready to let in the guest list people, but they could not organize the crowd easily. Eventually they got it going, and people started heading in.

Maui is a place where everything moves slow and is somewhat disorganized. That is a beautiful thing most the time as far as I'm concerned, because it's a reflection of our laid back lifestyles. But sometimes, it can be a test of one's patience. Getting in over 200 people on this list took well over an hour. Those of us in the front of the line were absolutely jammed in body to body, and it was hot and sweaty. I was 5-6 hours in line at this point, tired, somewhat dehydrated and trying to keep it together… which I did. But it was not easy watching friends of mine - most of which know that I'm likely the #1 Neil fan on Maui, rivaled only by the few Rusties we are aware of here. So, they stream in, and as time goes on, other friends and people who showed up randomly are getting in from connections they are making with people they know. From what I understood, some people showed up with less heads than they were allotted, so they just found people to fill their shoes. It was hard to stay in a good place mentally and strike back jealousy. It took so long and the guest line just kept going, and the doubts that anyone would be let in were growing in me. I will say I had a couple of friends there that were talking to people and saying - this guy (me) has GOT to get in.

In the end, it works out. The guy dealing with the list and the tickets clearly had a long day, and he did good. He came out, slightly worried about a panic scene, and said we are going to sell some tickets now…. stay calm. By this time the boys ere onstage and playing Country Home. The line up front had become not exactly as it was in beginning, but everyone honored that myself and 5 others in front of me were first, and we paid our $25 and got in!

Dale waited for me to give high fives, and we got right into it. He did this because all that time we waited watching people get in, he said "I have not seen one person pump fist or anything like they are excited to be inside". True enough… I could go on about the guest list thing, which I suppose is how it goes, but so many of these people who got in hardly deserved it. I'll step back and say that's not for me to judge, but the fact that 85% of the people who got in were on a list to me was a slight injustice. From what I gathered from others, maybe 30-50 people who waited in the general line got in.

But I was in, got right up into the crowd, and was 10 bodies back from stage with a beer in my hand taking in the new Monsanto Years songs.

Photo by David Parias

The scene in Charley's is a mad house for this kind of show… it's not that much different for only Lukas and POTR, as he has plenty of friends and rabid fans here on Maui. The front by the stage is packed in body to body. Where I was 10 bodies back or so for that first set had at least minimal elbow room, but it was tight.

Because of this, vibes run both ways… it can be cool around the right people who understand you will spill their beer, and knock into them, and we're all here to have fun. Than there are others who are like "watch my girlfriend" when I was dancing in her vicinity. As much as I love Maui, I tell you, it's not a place that's used to a scene like this, and people can act like dicks. I acted like a dick at least once myself, even though I let people squeeze past me to get close a hundred times and told them to go get it…. that close proximity can be tough on the best of us.

So, the music. For me, that's what it was all about. I enjoyed hearing the new songs for the first time there in the bar. (I had heard a couple of them right quick already I suppose) I'm not a big fan of Neil's Living with War-like direct protest lyrics, even though I'm 100% behind his cause. But to me, unlike LWW, this new music had a really nice groove with POTR backing them up. All of it was very listenable, rockable, distinctly Neil, but also very much Lukas's sound backing.

They played Down by the River a couple songs in and the crown loved it, as it was the only song most people recognized the whole night. It was a nice version, not super long, but it got down. One Neil fan told me, it was good, not great. I thought, hell, in that moment it was fantastic, I can't say what it was or wasn't… I'll come back around to that later.

I think CH and DBTR were the only two oldies of the first set which was under an hour easily. They took a long break and I didn't leave but got closer in… so I ended up behind a couple-few people, but was essentially right there. It was tough as no one was giving up ground. People came back from break and pushed in anyway. I was okay with it, but it was so tight and some people were not so happy about it all.

Second set started Goin' Back, and I was thrilled to hear that one live for the first time. Very cool to hear it all electric and all too. Very nice sound.

I think he followed it right up with White Line. I thought when he told Lukas and the band the song to play they talked amongst themselves like they didn't know the song, or there was some confusion or doubt. But when they played it it sure seemed like they all knew it well enough, so maybe I read that wrong. It rocked hard. Loved it so much.. another first for me.

They played more of the Monsanto songs, he snuck in the Loner somewhere in-between which was mighty fine. Throughout the show I exchanged a couple glances with Neil, but the band was much more in tune to the crowd. Corey in particular caught and held my gaze for periods of time as he saw I knew the songs (only a few others did, or showed it) and that was cool. Lukas too a little bit.

They came back on stage for two more songs… the Wolf Creek (?) acoustic number from the new album which was nice, and then Love and Only Love. And let me tell you, while the whole show was good, Neil let loose on this last one like he had not really done yet. He was thrashing the solos super hard on Old Black, and it got spooky and deep, and everyone felt it. I was thrashing around as I do, rocking out hard, not watching him so much. I looked up at one point while he was f*cking melting my face off, and he had lost his hat and was bent over deeply… I thought, yup, that's good. That's why I'm here.

The crowd asked hard for another encore, but it didn't happen.

That's about it for my report aside from a couple short takes:

I did, I think, get Neil to respond to my "how ya doin?!" after the second song with his own, How ya doin'? If he did hear me and responded to me, that would not be the first time I took advantage of relative quiet between tunes to make it happen.

Photo by David Parias

He didn't talk really at all to the crowd other than that… At one point Micah Nelson said to the crowd… "This one is a little experimental number we are working on" or something like that - not quite a direct Crosby quote "This one's a little experimental" from Time Fades Away, but close… and this was before one of the oldies. Neil liked that, he looked up at Micah and laughed, and gave him that kind of thumbs up nod for being sarcastic.

I thought it was really cool that Lukas soloed on both old and new songs. He is so great. When that happened, it was a reminder that POTR was there… it was kinda easy to forget that there was another power-house performer and musician up there with Neil, until he made himself known with the solos... his head bopping which makes his hair flow like water on the sea (yes, you do detect a slight man-crush).

I'll leave it with this… when I saw Anthony the drummer after the show and thanked him, he said - "You got in! - awesome! I can see you a fan like me" (of Neil's). I said, "you know it brother, see you at Redrocks!"

Thanks for reading!

Thanks so much for sharing Geoff! What a dream come true to have Neil in your hometown and play the local bar.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

STEALTH GIG REPORT: Neil Young with The Nelson Brothers - Charley's Restaurant And Saloon, Paia, Maui, Hawaii, May 23, 2015

Neil Young with The Nelson Brothers - May 23, 2015
Charley's Restaurant And Saloon, Paia, Maui, Hawaii
Photo via Maui Guide

Neil Young played a stealth gig with The Nelson Brothers at Charley's Restaurant And Saloon in Maui, Hawaii this past Saturday night.

Here's the setlist from Sugar Mountain (thanks Tom!):

Charley's Restaurant And Saloon, Paia, Maui, Hawaii, USA
w/ Promise Of The Real

01. Country Home
02. People Want To Hear About Love
03. A New Day For Love
04. Down By The River
05. Big Box
06. Rock Starbucks
07. Goin' Back
08. White Line
09. Working Man
10. The Monsanto Years
11. The Loner
12. Wolf Moon
13. Rules Of Change
14. Walk On
15. If I Don't Know
16. Love And Only Love

From Neil Young’s Secret Show in Paia | Maui Guide by Brita Corradini:
Charley’s Saloon in Paia kept a pretty tight lid on a very good secret for about a month. But once the news got leaked that Neil Young would be performing with Lukas Nelson & The Promise of The Real at this local hotspot, this island showed its skills in quick gossip.

The line wrapped itself around the block by early evening, and unless your name was on the list, your chances of getting near this rock legend were slim. There was a $25 cover charge for all who entered, but even money couldn’t help some poor folks cross the threshold. Charley’s is no stranger to bigger names, as images of Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Steven Tyler grace the interior walls. Many who were left outside ended up watching from windows or listening through the back alley stage door, happy to take it in however they could.

There couldn’t have been a better venue to host Neil Young, or a happier audience to receive him. As owner Jonathan Herman said, “Neil Young wanted to play to a crowd that has the motivation and insight to make a difference in this world.” And once Neil Young stepped onto that stage, it was easy to understand what difference he was referring to.

Mr. Young was out in full promotion of his upcoming album “The Monsanto Years,” with every song reveling in the wishful downfall of the GMO Giant. A man unapologetic in sight and in song, “real-as-they-come,” who has never been known to sugarcoat his beliefs, at 69 years of age obviously felt there was no reason to start now. And from the crowd’s response, he was preaching to the choir.

Neil and the band spent a lengthy intermission at Willie Nelson’s home literally down the street, resting their feet and having some dinner. It helps to have friends in high places!

Once back on stage (and in a fresh shirt), the show kept it’s high-energy rock and roll vibe! The audience was packed like tight sardines, there was little room for actual dancing, but that didn’t keep the entire room from swaying in unison to the beat. Charley’s has a capacity of 220, and they easily met their quota.

Once the show was done, it was done. No amount of cheering or boot-stomping could bring the band back out for an encore. And there was something cool about that. This band had played their songs and said their piece. We all left with priceless memories of the night we caught such an iconic talent at such a legendary haunt.

Also, earlier in the day Neil played the song "The Monsanto Years" with The Nelson Brothers at Simpli Fresh Farm, in Lahaini, on Maui, Hawaii at the "OutGrow Monsanto" GMO Free Maui's Event.

We have marched against Monsanto. We have petitioned, we have testified, we have VOTED, and we have WON an election against Monsanto. Saturday, while the world marches against Monsanto, on Maui we go a step further: we actively work toward a Maui future without Monsanto. We plant the solution. Join GMO Free Maui, Alika Atay, and Simpli Fresh Farms as we spend this world-wide day of action against Monsanto with our hands in the soil, planting food that will bring Maui one step closer to food sovereignty, and a future that doesn't depend on predatory, toxic agriculture. GMO Free Maui is also announcing new leadership this week, new goals for the coming year, and a new website and community involvement plan. Please come and be a part of this incredible day!

solmagik - 2 days ago
Hi God - Goddess,
Yesterday, Neil Young and Daryl Hanah came to support Maui. Neil sang from his new album, " The Monsanto Years" and planted a ulu tree. The beginning of a healthy organic breadfruit tree.The ulu is the God Ku's body form and embraces the ancient Hawaiian culture.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

"Flags of Freedom" For Memorial Day: A Neil Young Idea

For Memorial Day: A Young Idea

Neil Young, "Flags of Freedom."

Support the troops... Bring Them Home & End The Wars.

And we're still Living With War.

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Back in 2006, it all started when an obscure blog link popped up over in the right sidebar here on Thrasher's Wheat. According to the blog Last Left Turn Before Hooterville a new Neil Young album was being recorded. The blog, written by a member of a 100-voice choir, said the album would contain the lyrics: "Let's impeach the President for lyin'!". Alicia blogged:
"Every time new lyrics would come up on the screen, there were cheers, tears and applause. It was a spiritual experience ... We finished the session by singing an a cappella version of "America the Beautiful" and there was not a dry eye in the house."

"I've never been at a recording session that was more like being at church. Heck, I've never been to a church that was more like a church than that session."

Needless to say, the Rusties were in an uproar in April 2006, with a serious meme circulating that this was all an elaborate hoax.

Could this be the predicted swerve to the ditch? This wasn't the first time Neil was ahead of the curve on impeachment (Nixon) or calling out for the truth.

neil_young_forehead_handAs word of the album began to percolate through the blogosphere, reactions began to pour in fast and furious.

From Cole Slaw Blog:
"Mildly disappointed with Neil Young's syrupy fall release 'Prairie Wind,' this morning I'm happy (I'd write 'thrilled' or 'overjoyed,' but I'm trying to be more understated) to read that Neil will soon release a hard-rocking protest album called 'Life in War.'

After days of continuing speculation as to what Neil was up to, his official website began to offer up specific details. Neil himself described the album as "Metal Folk Protest" like Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan.

Once completed, Neil played the album for his label Reprise and than immediately gave a live interview to CNN. For many fans, this was Neil at his finest -- speaking truth to power.

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So would "Living With War" be rock's "Fahrenheit 9/11"? For critics, it seemed to be the case.

But things would get ugly. Very ugly. Blogs exploded on early news reports of the still unheard album.

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Sadly, a not untypical comment on Hammer of Truth » Neil Young Jumping on the Impeachment Train by Taylor:
"How should I put this? How but, Fuck Neil Young.

He nothing but another commi, liberal, anti-american, hippie. If he hates the way George Bush runs America, then he can just take his whining ass back to Canada. We sure as hell don’t need him here, complaining about how bad things are. He talks like he would make a better president than George Bush. If someone like Neil Young was our president, then every terrorist in the world could walk all over us and he wouldn’t do a damn thing. His little anti-war ass."
Well, we thought we had seen everything. Until "War on Neil Young" from Red State Update started appearing on YouTube. Couldn't decide whether to laugh or cry.

It nearly became depressing. How could so many who probably had never even heard of Neil's music become so filled with hate? I was down on a frown when a messenger brought me a letter. Thankfully, there was much support for both Neil and Thrasher's Wheat. Without the stunning and overwhelming reader support, this site would have folded in April 2006.

Eventually, the CD was released, heard and evaluated. Reviews of "Living with War" were predictable for their focus around one song on the album and failing to grasp the larger picture.

The experience of April 2006 was unlike anything ever experienced before here at Thrasher's Wheat. Now I know what it feels to be hit by a virtual tsunami with 100's of comments on nearly every post -- many of which were filled with hate about Neil's freedom of expression. One of the things Thrasher is most proud of is the coverage the site has received that notes our non-partisan and apolitical stance, as Daily Kos notes:
"The definitive Neil Young site Thrasher's Wheat has done the hard work of assembling reaction from musical and political bloggers. Some of the reactions gathered on the normally apolitical Thrasher's Wheat show Bush's zombies in early meltdown."
If nothing else, Living With War was the most courageous album of 2006.

As Neil Young has stated: "History is a cruel judge of overconfidence."

It's now been 10 years since the days of "Shock & Awe" and "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq.

And. We're. Still. Living. With. War.

So just as Neil Young was right about the Vietnam War being wrong, so he was again by warning of the consequences of reckless war in Iraq.


Leia's Daddy: Find the Cost of Freedom

From Pressing Issues: When Neil Young Hit Bush, and the Media, On Iraq by Greg Mitchell, the former editor of Editor & Publisher (the newspaper for newspaper editors) and author of "So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits and the President Failed on Iraq.":

Neil Young: Rock star as journo? It essentially happened in 2006 when Neil Young, son of a famous Canadian sportswriter, hurriedly wrote and released (only online at first) his ripped-from-the-headlines Living With War CD. He even proposed impeaching the president "for lying" (and "for spying"). In one of the songs in the collection, Young sang repeatedly: "Don't need no more lies."

He emphasized the prohibition against the media showing pictures of coffins with the American dead being returned from Iraq, singing: "Thousands of bodies in the ground/ Brought home in boxes to a trumpet's sound/ No one sees them coming home that way/ Thousands buried in the ground." In another song: "More boxes covered in flags/ but I can't see them on TV."

When Young urged that Americans "Impeach the President," he included audio clips of embarrassing Bush statements ("We'll smoke them out ..."). But a highlight of the collection was the blistering "Shock and Awe," which, along with its antiwar lyrics, included the more philosophical "History is a cruel judge of overconfidence." He also recalled that "back in the days of Mission Accomplished ... the sun was setting on another photo op."

"There's one more kid that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love, never get to be cool."

Photo by Chris Hondros - NYTimes.com

More on why we're still living with war.

Complete coverage of the Living With War controversary at Neil Young News: 04/01/2006 - 05/01/2006 and Neil Young News: 05/01/2006 - 06/01/2006.

American Dream: How could something so good, go bad, so fast?

(Thanks Greg!)

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

On The Ditch Trilogy, Neil Young’s success collided with personal chaos | A.V. Club

Ahh yes, Neil Young’s Ditch Trilogy. So dark, yet so rich and rewarding.

We've written about The Ditch Trilogy extensively and can even claim a little credit for maybe not coining the term so much as solidifying it as a legitimate framework label for the period in our analysis way back there in the 1990's. Since that time, the phrase Ditch Trilogy has become established in the Neil lexicon by rusties around the world.

From On The Ditch Trilogy, Neil Young’s success collided with personal chaos | A.V. Club by Corbin Reiff:
From an outsider’s perspective, it probably looked like Neil Young had it made in the shade in those early months of 1972. In the last few years he entered into serious relationship with Hollywood actress Carrie Snodgress and had a son; he’d raked in a boatload of cash with the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and he had just released the most commercially successful album of his entire career. It seemed like he should have been living it up on cloud nine. But Young was actually on the verge of spiraling out into a private hell that would take over his life for the next three years.

With his fourth solo record, Harvest, Neil Young hit upon the kind of success that every artist dreams of achieving. The multi-platinum best seller—with a No. 1 hit, “Heart Of Gold”—almost perfectly synthesized the popular singer-songwriter movement underway in Southern California. By the time the full scope of that album’s success became apparent, Young wanted to have nothing to do with it. Looking back on it just five years later, he wrote in the liner notes to the Decades box set that the experience “put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore, so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there.”

It wasn’t just the newfound fame and the crushing hero worship that sent Young reeling, although that might have been enough for some. His personal life was coming off the rails as well. His relationship to Snodgress was unraveling; his newborn son Zeke was recovering from the aftereffects of a slight brain aneurysm; and he’d been suffering from near debilitating back pain. The kicker of it all, however, was the sudden death of his Crazy Horse guitar player and friend, Danny Whitten.

Whitten looms rather large in Young’s personal history, both for his contributions on Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and After The Gold Rush and for being the figure most directly responsible for pushing Young off the rails after 1972. To coincide with the release of Harvest, Young and his managers had booked an ambitious 62-date tour of North America. Young was hoping to bring Whitten along with him.
Full article at On The Ditch Trilogy, Neil Young’s success collided with personal chaos | A.V. Club by Corbin Reiff.

Also, see The Ditch Trilogy: Albums by Neil Young | thrasherswheat.org.

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A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"

"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize

John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel


Love and Only Love

"Thinking about what friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie"

We're All On
A Journey Through the Past

Neil Young's Moon Songs
Tell Us The F'n TRUTH

Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Here Comes "The Big Shift"

Maybe everything you think you know is wrong?
"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists

war is not the answer
yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Occupy the Music

Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right

The Essence of "The Doubters"

Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?




(Between the lines of age)