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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

First Review of Neil Young's "LIVING WITH WAR"

4 riders
The 4 Musketeers


DownWithTyranny!: NEIL YOUNG IS LIVING WITH WAR. CAN HE RESCUE AMERICA, AND THE REST OF THE WORLD, FROM IT? former president of Reprise Records Howie Klein blogs:
"First my biases: I'm prone to love everything Neil records. I feel he's one of the greatest songwriters and musicians of our time.

If I listen to a song of his and I don't get it, I have long learned that that is because I haven't spent enough time with it and that when I do, I will eventually see what he was trying to do and appreciate it. A second bias, just as strong-- and one regular DWT readers are already very aware of and probably in sync with-- is my abiding mistrust for the Bush Regime and the alarm with which I view what they have done, and continue to do, to the country I love so much. The nexus of these two biases lead to an incredible hour of listening."
And "What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"

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At 4/19/2006 05:49:00 PM, Anonymous an american idiot said...

ok, i'm an american idiot but I can recognize only Neil & Bob. Help!

 
At 4/19/2006 05:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodie Guthrie and Phil Ochs are the other two.

I'm excited by the review. Even if he is biased, it leaves me confident that I'm gonig to like this... because I'm pretty based when it comes to Neil and Bush too. I can't wait for Neil to put it up on the site. Hopefully it'll be in stores before too long.

 
At 4/19/2006 06:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot wait for this album....I feel like someone in a desert knowing that a cup of cold water is just ahead....Hope they hurry with the release...but more than that, I hope that political interests won't intervene to prevent its release! Neil Young is one of the greatest musicians of our times..way to go, Neil.

 
At 4/19/2006 06:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trust neil to come out with something that challenges the status quo. It keeps it all real. Im really confident that this album will be amazing... we should all get together, buy copies and send them to Bush...

 
At 4/19/2006 09:42:00 PM, Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Hugs Neil Young (there is actually someone out there older than me)

 
At 4/20/2006 01:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Young is a great songwriter and musician and Im sure this album will be his normal high standard,
should it be released????

 
At 4/20/2006 03:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Archives, what Archives ? Maybe Neil is gonna do like Zappa--"After I'm gone, Pegi, you and Joel can clean out the Closet..."

Surely we CAN have our cake and eat it too...

and finally--why not the Horse ?

 
At 4/20/2006 06:26:00 AM, Blogger spiritscense said...

In my opinion, Neil Young is and has always been a key figure in passing the words of truth and peace to the world through his incredible music. From Sugar Mountain innnocence to Impeaching the President....we all need to hear this and hopefully open up our tired eyes to the horrors that are happening to us by our "elected" (cough cough) government. And WE the protesting generation along with all of the people with "blinders" on are standing back with little more than a worry in the back of our minds, are letting this happen...WAKE UP AMERICA !!! THANKS NEIL...Cant wait to hear this... BLESSINGS TO YOU MY DEAR MAN!!!

 
At 4/20/2006 08:48:00 AM, Anonymous farafield said...

i've seen prairie wind a couple of times now and it has rekindled my enthusiasm for neil.

i've never seen him live, and would love to. what's the best way to find out about upcoming concerts nd get good tix?

 
At 4/20/2006 08:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"why not the Horse ?"

With all due respect to Crazy Horse, I don't think Neil needs them to make noise. These are the guys he made Freedom with, afterall!

And besides that, it sounds like he was in a hurry to get this stuff down. And having just worked with Rick Rosas and Chad Cromwell on Prairie Wind, I'm sure they were alot easier to wrangle in for the project than Crazy Horse would have been.

 
At 4/20/2006 08:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open Letter to Neil.

I've been a fan longer than I can remember. This is a HUGE mistake. I'll tell you why. It will be the most divisive thing you could do. Your fans are already hating each other. There will be fights, boo's, and disruption from BOTH sides at all your shows. I know you don't like disruption at your shows.

The focus won't be music, it will be politics. In the end, you will only stain your career. Left or Right, the focus won't be you, it will be the audience and their hatred and intolerance and ignorance of each others politics. You shows won't be safe from either side. Metal detectors will be needed. Protesters everywhere we look. Police barricades-the works.

Your making the mistake of your lifetime. After this letter posts, watch the hatred appear. Name Calling, the Left taunting you to release it. Your tours will NEVER be the same old good time they used to be.

Don't release it! Bury it by the car barn!

Concerned fan

 
At 4/20/2006 09:24:00 AM, Anonymous horsewifnoname said...

ah go ahead, Neil.... we won't hurt anybody. Most of us can't wait to hear it.

 
At 4/20/2006 09:54:00 AM, Anonymous FriedEggs&CountryHam said...

Living with War is causing quite a stir. Stephen Colbert identified Neil in his 'Threatdown' Tuesday night. :)

 
At 4/20/2006 10:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's too late to put this one in the vaults. There's too much buzz around it already. He'd just end up looking like a coward.

 
At 4/20/2006 10:12:00 AM, Anonymous Joan Miro said...

Whenever I listen to Neil's music, I love to look at my favorite artists paintings.

It helps me understand Neil's music. this is my favorite gallery:
Miro

 
At 4/20/2006 10:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

howie does a fine job elucubrating on LWW. can't wait for it's release!
I'll be lined up at the record store when it opens!

 
At 4/20/2006 10:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Record stores? Heck, I've got my finger on the trigger wheh the pre-order is announced!

another die-hard neil fan

 
At 4/20/2006 10:26:00 AM, Anonymous John Legend said...

The way I see it, the aim of neil's songwriting is to translate these ordinary, everyday moments into something transcendental and universally inspiring.

LWW will do just that, i thinks.

thanks Neil, long may you run.

 
At 4/20/2006 10:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think you people have any idea how this is going to go over.
I don't know where you live, but in "normal" America, we support our troops AND the commander-in-chief no matter what party he's with!

Cutting and Running is not "helping" our troops!

This will have a MAJOR impact on any tours- (unless he just tours the west coast, France & Canada)

Just wait and see.

 
At 4/20/2006 10:59:00 AM, Anonymous akelah and the bee said...

Neil is changing the world one album at a time...

 
At 4/20/2006 11:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would probably guess than Neil doesn't really care anymore how many records he sells or who shows up to see his shows. Remember his records in the 80's? Remember Geffen Records? Maybe he figures that he's been given a gift of voice and platform to express himself.

 
At 4/20/2006 12:17:00 PM, Blogger Lazerlou said...

Anon, with all due respect, Neil was a flower child of the 60s who wrote "Ohio" and "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World." Remeber how he mocke dthe first Bush? "A kinder gentler machine gun hand?" He sings folk country garage rock with a message of love first and foremost. He is a self described aging hippie.

So to claim that this is going to divide Neil's fans is patently ridiculous. It is not going to divide anyone seeing that in my estimation, probably over 99% of his fans support his views on this war. There are simply not a lot of war mongering republians who blindly support the "commander in chief" who listen to Neil. To claim that his politics are going to affect his audience is, well, foolish, given his hiostory as an artisit. If you blindly suuport this president, I feel sorry for for you. But claiming that there is more than 1 fan out of 100 that could live with the inconsitency of supporting this president and loving Neil's art, well that's just downright disingenuous.

 
At 4/20/2006 12:23:00 PM, Blogger Lazerlou said...

And I can only tell you how disturbing it is to read comments from people like anon who first take claim of "normalcy" and then blindly show their support for the 'commander in chief' as if President Bush is some kind of infallible prophet.

Would you support the commander in cheif if he was committing genocide? Is that what normal people do?

The state of this country concerns me. Far too many people are unable to think for themselves

 
At 4/20/2006 01:36:00 PM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

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At 4/20/2006 01:40:00 PM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

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At 4/20/2006 01:45:00 PM, Blogger haahnster said...

Chili, you're turning mean. You've been taking the "defend the President" side in previous comments. However, this one is just a direct, personal attack against another commenter. Why?

We might have to start calling you "Cold Bowl of Coulter".

 
At 4/20/2006 02:34:00 PM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

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At 4/20/2006 02:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cold Bowl of Chili:

"There ain't no revolution, it's evolution, but every time I'm in Georgia I eat a peach for peace."

-Duane Allman

You should too. Being from Georgia doesn't mean you have to come off as a drunken madman. It makes us look bad. At least change what state you are from. You make me embarassed I'm from Georgia.

 
At 4/20/2006 03:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coldbowlofshit, I pity you. I think you are the balding fat one with unresolved sexuality issues. The amount you post also showsyou are jobless, and the way you write, you are clearly the highschool drop out. Take your hatefulness elsewhere.

 
At 4/20/2006 04:15:00 PM, Blogger haahnster said...

I personally am looking forward to getting to actually HEAR the new Neil Young album before passing judgment on it. I'm really hoping it's LOUD!!!

I haven't agreed with much of what cold bowl has said. However, if you are posting under the anonymous option, and calling someone "Coldbowlofshit" and then not at least signing your name...well, that's kind of weak, wouldn't you say?

 
At 4/20/2006 04:39:00 PM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

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At 4/20/2006 04:54:00 PM, Anonymous horsewifnoname said...

Coldbowl..... I'm Mean?
You attack my name and credibility and I point that out and that makes me mean....I point out the inconstistency of your claims, for example, you have claimed to have 3 or 4 different careers,(energy business, economics, and engineer) and that makes me mean. I point out to all that you don't really read their posts, if you did you wouldn't get so confused.... Saying that Lou said he was some kind of insider when it was really one of the anons..... Now you accuse me of wanting to have a kid shoot me, or you? or wtf are you talking about anyway? You don't even read half of what anyone posts, I NEVER said anything about children or guns or shooting anybody..... I know someone did, but wasn't me. But then, that's what I would expect from you....same kind of crap that worked for Bush and his lackeys, getting folks all confused between Osama and Sadam. and, if you keep repeating the same lies over and over, pretty soon lots of folks believe it! You have learned your lesson well, grasshopper......
there you go again, proving to all what a buffoon you truly are. Oh, sorry, don't mean to be so mean....

 
At 4/20/2006 05:09:00 PM, Blogger Lazerlou said...

Chili:

Don't worry, if I was inspired to personally insult you, I'd definitely take full credit and be far more creative. But in your paranoia, maybe you should not reveal that you are posting as the anon whom I wished their children would shoot with one of their handguns. It was funny, not psychotically off the hook angry, like your list of supposed insults like having birthmarks, being french, having divorced parents or being gay.

The Chili doth protest too much, methinks.

I believe Neil wrote a song about you: "See the lonely boy, out on the weekend, trying to make it pay. Can't relate to joy, he tries to speak and, can't begin to say."

 
At 4/20/2006 06:07:00 PM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

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At 4/20/2006 06:26:00 PM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

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At 4/20/2006 06:41:00 PM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

Chili has had enouigh=you guys win, no way to convince you of ANYTHING (but I'm the one who's brainwashed-right!)

SIANARA!

CHILI-OUT!

 
At 4/20/2006 06:47:00 PM, Anonymous horsewifnoname said...

there you go again...... You have no idea, coldbowl. I am a veteran, I work for a combat veteran of Vietnam whose son just returned from Iraq... I thanked him, in fact I thank both of them for their service. I have personally met 3 others who have returned and I THANKED ALL OF THEM.....I know they have gone through hell and it's not their fault that our commander in chief is an idiot. I have sent chewing gum, chapsticks, and cigarrettes to the troops in Iraq (yes, cigarrettes, as an ex-smoker who smoked 30 years, I know how hard it can be on a smoker in a stressful situation) I donated these items to a woman here in my hometown who does this kind of stuff on a fairly regular basis. She has drives and sends stuff to the troops. So, you can say i hate america, but once again, you are wrong...
And I never said anything about handguns, either way.....You can have as many as you want, dude, it's your constitutional right.

 
At 4/20/2006 07:00:00 PM, Anonymous horsewifnoname said...

What a coward....delete all the idiocy and then say we have closed minds.....

 
At 4/20/2006 07:26:00 PM, Blogger Lazerlou said...

Thank god that nutcase is gone. Don't let the virtual door hit ya on the way out!

"Soldier your eyes, they shine like the sun. I wonder why? Jesus I saw you walking on the river. I don't believe you. You can't deliver...right away. I wonder why?

 
At 4/20/2006 08:04:00 PM, Blogger spiritscense said...

I AM PROUD AND GLAD THAT MY EARLIER ENTRY STILL REMIANS !

I have shared this with my many friends....all of whom have stood up and cheered for Neil !

I have read many of the beautiful comments from all walks of life here on this site...

I am glad Neil has stirred it all up...

IT NEEDS TO BE STIRRED UP!

I defend the "tree huggers", "hippees" et al....

They are the gentle, the people who genuinely care about the future.
I am concerned for the people with "Bush Blinders" on...I WISH...( Neil asked for wishes and hopes)... I was influentual enough to tell you all how you are being blindsided by this elected (cough) (cough) government...SEE MY EARLIER BLOG...
Blessings again to you Neil and I hope no one ever has to eat a cold bowl of chili !!!
!






COLD BOWL OF CHILI...WOW WHAT A MENTALITY...

 
At 4/20/2006 09:17:00 PM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

shut up bitch-what's a "mentilility"? your supposed to smke dope not tree bark you forrest fairy!

I woulda been gone, but Lazer Lou pissed me off!

fricken idiot lazer lou-

you blew it Lou!

Her horseno name whatever.....what did the troops say, all these buddies of yours, when they got back hmmm?

was it all bad over there? we're losing right? the fine Iraqi people are worse off now right?

better be honest Horse- I keep a close eye on what's happening over there....

Let's see what you have to say-

 
At 4/20/2006 10:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Canadian. I can't wait to hear Neil's new album. I myself am SICK of the collective American attitude about Canada. Our neighbours to the south generally don't have a clue what we are all about. The US is like a big black shadow just waiting to engulf this land and take our water, oil, lumber and pay next to nothing for it. Neil is taking a stand and trying to do what's right. Even AJ, host of CNNs Showbiz Tonight said after Neil's interview "anybody who feels the themes in this album are motivated by publicity... that's just ridiculous." The civil unrest of the 60s brought profound change to N. America and the world -- why are people so afraid of saying what they really think? Neil is not slamming the soldiers that are dying every day for Bush's war... he is simply exercising his rights as a citizen of the free world. Keep on Rockin Neil.

 
At 4/21/2006 07:22:00 AM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

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At 4/21/2006 07:27:00 AM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

Big Black Shadow?
that is US! you nailed it! We want your hairy women too! And them Eskimo's Igloo's ICE for our drinks! It get might hot down here where the sun shines and my Margaritta's are startin' to thaw.

You can keep them damn Polar Bears, we alread got "DA BEARS" down here. Let's see, what else, Those Canadian Geese, keep those too! Neil seems to like em' good enough for me!

Oh and keep your health care system that works so wonderful! Hell, I can get in line for Masters tickets and get them long before you turn your head and cough!

YOUR BEER SUCKS TOO! (except Grizzley-that ain't bad!) Oh and we'll keep on protecting you with our military so you can afford all the nice things I mentioned up above!

"Big Black Shadow" man alive, you all thought us southerners were stupid.

Oh and you finished with "exercising his rights as a citizen of the free world"

Trivia question for ya:

WHAT COUNTRY IS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERY FREE COUNTRY ON THIS PLANET BEING SO?

Answer that one Dudley Do Right!

CHILI

 
At 4/21/2006 07:30:00 AM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

Hey Canuck---

What did Canada ever invent besides the snow shoe?

really, enlighten this dumb ole' country boy!

Don't be takin' shots at the good ole' USA son!

Good thing Chili is here on this blog to defend her, the rest of the libs likely agree with you- remember the liberal motto "HATE AMERICA FIRST!"

Chili out

 
At 4/21/2006 01:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chili--You DO know you're an asshole, right ?

Trolls are hard to get rid of...

 
At 4/21/2006 05:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was looking at the lyrics to the new album in "Neil's garage"
"Waiting for the call
It may be a Woman
or a black man after all"
Way to go, Neil.You're a brave man.All these fucking racists out there and the Macho men will have a field day talking about "A woman" as President.
Can't wait to hear this album.
Get the fucker out the White house

 
At 4/21/2006 06:08:00 PM, Anonymous horsewifnoname said...

Ok, coldbowl, I'll respond to your questions, even though you have never really responded in a rational way to ANYTHING I have ever posted.....
As far as the 3 individuals I met casually, after I was introduced and found out that they were veterans, I said, "Thank you for your service." As I do whenever I find out someone is a vet. I didn't pry into their experiences, not my business. As for the son of the man I work for, I told him it was good to have him back safe and sound and then we talked about his motorcycle and where he was going to be stationed next. The only remark that I heard from him regarding the war was that he thought the Iraqis were stubborn and hard-headed and that we were gonna probably be in there "for a long time." He is in Special Forces and he was over there for a year, now he is on a 6 month rotation, 6 mos. here, 6 mos. there, for the duration I guess....
I never claimed to have deep discussions of the war with these guys. I served with LOTS of combat vets (in 75-79 almost every NCO was a combat vet) and I found out a long time ago it's better not to pry about their experiences, if they want to talk to me about it, fine, but if not, fine as well.....
I don't know why I bother to respond to you anyway, you have just been deleting your posts after you realize how imbecelic they make you appear.....

 
At 4/21/2006 06:45:00 PM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

Thanks Horse! Well Stated, that is nice of you to thank a veteran. I try to when I see em' too!~

ANd I don't mind a woamn preseident-as long as it AIN't Hillary! (while technically she's not really a woman-more of a BEAST!)

 
At 4/22/2006 03:17:00 PM, Anonymous Phil said...

He's from the north
Has never sat on a Southern man's porch

We'll have to deal with the froth and the bait
as we wait
for his debate

But hither and thither;
is no reason
We sit here wondering aloud
Is it Treason?

Oh poor Neil stuck in the 60's
Oh poor Neil at 60
Looking for one last hurrah
To hang his hat on from a far

Tisk, tisk Mr. Can man from the north
Wish we could wisk you…
Dis you…

But, alas I have no stage
No lackeys too page
No cash or Asses too burn
I have to work for a livin and earn
listin to your disin about my girl
Almost causes me to hurl.

God Bless my girl!

Tisk, tisk Mr. Can man from the north.
You feel the sands of time ebbin away?
Wishin for one last day?

You are not Peter Pan man.
Not James Kirk.
Not even close to Kurt.

So stop your disin
For you will always be stuck in a rut
Wishin for the 60’s at 60

 
At 4/22/2006 08:55:00 PM, Anonymous Joseph Bonanno said...

Joe Bonanno says: Can not wait to hear this record. I am so proud of neil. Bush is by far the worst president we have ever had and I am glad Neil has the courage to confront the moron.

 
At 4/23/2006 06:21:00 AM, Blogger papillon666 said...

I am from Europe and have read all the comments and I am really shocked about how everyone here feels personally offended by what anybody else has to say... I wonder why..

I can say I have the feeling we all can do a lot better without the Bushes-as-President in this world. I'm waiting for a person to stand up that really serves the USA instead of just playing his wargames.

Neil Young is very right to speak his mind, even if not everybody agrees. It's stupid to tear anyone down for his opinion.

That's one of the nice things about freedom of speach.. you may say whatever you want to say.. chili may... horsewithnoname may. but why don't you leave the other one the same space to speak his/her mind as you do yourself?

I take the freedom to say I do agree with Neil so much and hope with him that Bush will be gone soon. He is very bad news for the USA and the opinion of the rest of the world about the USA. and people like chili only affirm these opinions in my beliefs...

But it's wonderful to experience that music can still blow up so much dust...

You're a hero in my eyes, Neil!!

I just hope more people in your large country and that of your neighbours would speak and think for themselves...

And I hope things will get sane fast...
So we can Keep on Rockin' in a Free World... :)))

 
At 4/24/2006 02:13:00 AM, Anonymous greg said...

Well, I only just saw the video, and have not read any of the lyrics, but feel the need to take a shower after having just read some of the posts to the blogs I've read so far. The tenor of the posts can't be what Neil was referring to when he talked about differing with someone's views, and then still being able to sit down and break bread with them. I'm a little concerned about the collective intelligence of these posters, and can only hope they are not representative of all readers of Thashers Wheat.

How can anyone have an informed opinion yet, without hearing the songs first? Because Neil has apparently taken a position one way or the other, that's an invitation for opposing sides to that opinion to savage each other? Wow.

I'll reserve my opinion for after I've heard the songs several times over. Having said this, I will say that it is ludicrous for anyone to hold any of the following opinions: 1) that one has to be a US citizen to express an opinion about realities that effect everyone regardless of who they are or where they live, 2) that to hold an opinion contrary to that of George Bush, or any other president, is grounds for being unamerican, 3) that any president should be followed blindly, 4) that civility should be the first casualty to any disagreement, 5) that one citizen's opinion should serve as the basis for a generalization of that citizens country, or degenerate into the logical equivalent of "so's your mother", and 6) that everything emanating from neil is some final distillation of truth. (I'm just happy that he has provided us all with some much needed grist for the mill).

Everybody take a deep breath, appreciate the ability to have an opinion, and let that opinion grow and expand- after we've all heard the songs.

Greg

 
At 4/24/2006 11:36:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libs (Hate America First crowd) just don't get it. This is only the beginning of the war.

Don’t take anyone’s word about what Islam is about, find out for yourself. Please study the Koran and the teachings of Islam. It will scare you; remember the Satanic Versus? The idea that there is a moderate Islam is a Myth!

The tenants of Islam are clear: Deception, conquest, subjugation and conversation to Islam or death. There is no middle ground, no tolerance in the Islamic religion.

Gays, Women, Christian, Jews, Buddhist, Atheist et al; Wake-up before it is too late.

 
At 4/24/2006 11:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libs (Hate America First crowd) just don't get it. This is only the beginning of the war.

Don’t take anyone’s word about what Islam is about, find out for yourself. Please study the Koran and the teachings of Islam. It will scare you; remember the Satanic Versus? The idea that there is a moderate Islam is a Myth!

The tenants of Islam are clear: Deception, conquest, subjugation and conversation to Islam or death. There is no middle ground, no tolerance in the Islamic worldview.

Gays, Women, Christian, Jews, Buddhist, Atheist et al; Wake-up before it is too late.

 
At 4/24/2006 02:52:00 PM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

YES!

That's what I've been talkin' about! You got this lady that just "loves & worries" about them! why the HELL don't you "worry" about AMerica?

that's the difference between us! Neil and Libs BASH and BASH and BASH the united states or the president but they NEVER say anything about the BAD GUYS!

stop for a minute. just try to use your imagineation here.

Let's say-for YOUR sake, Bush Lied and cheated and stole Oil and all these bad things.

But right now as we speak, the Iraqi People are without one of the most BRUTAL dictators in the history of man-
Now ask yourself, is that such a bad thing?

HERE COMES THE BULLSHIT! "it's the way we did it" "He Lied" who gives a fuck!? We took out the most brutal dictator of modern times and you people STILL bitch!

WHA WHA WHA! America is GOOD! but you can't admit it! WE ARE FUCKING GOOD! we ain't perfect, but we're the BEST! And if you don'
t believe that, your a fuckin' scurge! You don't deserve to live here or the freedoms YOU ABUSE!

Or country is like a family. We have problems, we try to work it out, but if you CONSTANTLY look for the bad, you get low self esteme. Think positively, try to do the right thing, be kind to your neigbor, but you HAVETO THINK FAMILY FIRST!

It's that fricken simple. But you guys love to LOATH in everything America has done wrong! BITCH BITCH BITCH! FUCK! no wonder we don't get along!

Do you think the GWB REALLY hates Muslims and want to KILL them and out oiwn soldiers for fucking OIL? you SICK! your fucked up! your the ones that are brainwashed!

fUCKIN' clINTON WOULD'NT EVEN DO THAT!

goddam! USE YOUR BRAINS LIBS!

 
At 4/27/2006 09:28:00 AM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

CHILI HAS BROKEN DOWN WHAT COULD BE NEIL'S WORST LYRICAS OF ALL TIME....(I HAVE NOT SEEN THE REST OF THE ALBUMS)


Let’s impeach the president for lying
**NEVER LIED, HAD BAD INTELLEGANCE LIKE CLINTON BEFORE HIM**
And leading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
**NOT ABUSE-HAD FULL SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE, SENATE, AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE**
And shipping all our money out the door
**?? LIKE OUTSOURCING? HE HAS NO CONTROL OVER**

He’s the man who hired all the criminals
**DELAY IS INNOCENT BEFORE PROVEN GUILTY**
The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors
And bend the facts to fit with their new stories
Of why we have to send our men to war
**HE LAID OUT A MULTITUDE OF REASONS TO FIGHT IN THE VERY BEGINNING**

Let’s impeach the president for spying
**SPYING ON TERRORIST, LIKE ROOSEVELT, CARTER, & CLINTON**
On citizens inside their own homes
**OH PLEASE....**
Breaking every law in the country
**EVERY LAW NEIL?**
By tapping our computers and telephones
**NOT THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO DO SO***


What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees
**I GUESS NEIL TALKS TO LOUIS FARRIKHAN**
Would New Orleans have been safer that way
**THE MOST CORRUPT CITY GOVERNMENT (DEMS.) IN THE NATION**
Sheltered by our government’s protection
**WELFARE??**
Or was someone just not home that day?
**FIRST RESPONDERS MUST CALL IN THE FEDS-THEY FAILED**

Let’s impeach the president
**NEVER GONNA HAPPEN**
For hijacking our religion and using it to get elected
**OH PLEASE.....**
Dividing our country into colors
**THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE MOST VILE DIVISIVE PARTY ON EARTH**
And still leaving black people neglected
**NOT SO, MORE & MORE ARE BECOMING REPUBLICANS**

Thank god he’s racking down on steroids
**THAT WOULD BE CONGRESS NEIL-DUH**
Since he sold his old baseball team
**HE DID SELL IT, THE 1ST THING HE GOT RIGHT SO FAR**
There’s lot of people looking at big trouble
**VALERIE PLAME?-A DESK JOCKEY FOR THE CIA**
But of course the president is clean
** HE IS-2ND THING HE GOT RIGHT**

 
At 4/27/2006 10:43:00 AM, Blogger Drew Price said...

I cannot wait for this album-- I heard they're playing it free on his site tomorrow. God bless Neil YOung!

KORITFW!

 
At 4/27/2006 11:39:00 AM, Blogger Larry the Liberal said...

RIGHT ON Mr. Young!
this will rock the boat for sure! I hope Hillary uses it for her theme song in 2008! GWB deserves every thing he gets for torturing those poor muslims in abu grahb and Git Mo!

Muslims are peace loving people. thye mean us no harm. IF you ask me, those people in the towers deserved what they got-steeling the peoples money on wall street!

It's time for a change in America! We need to get rid of these capitolist pigs and bring in socialism where ALL men are equal under the law!

Bush is a criminal! HILLARY in 2008!

Larry

 
At 4/27/2006 12:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read this article on alternative fuel please! You will find it most interesting, it's short & Easy

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/04/27/kennedy_faces_fight_on_cape_wind/

 
At 4/28/2006 02:24:00 AM, Blogger Linda said...

I like reading about alternative fuel, (I have investments in it) and that link doesn't work for me.

 
At 4/28/2006 07:05:00 AM, Blogger Glen Boyd said...

Based on two initial listens from the stream at Neil's website this is my somewhat tentative review of Living With War:

Based on two initial listens to the stream at http://www.neilyoung.com

2:53 AM:

I'm a little disapointed.

Here's a quick synopsis of what I wrote at Blogcritics this morning:

I like what he's saying...and posters like Rubberneck may disagree...but I think at a time when our country is as divided as it is, the time is ripe for protest music.

But I expected a lot more musically speaking.

This is kind of like "Mirror Ball" without the great guitar solos. I'm listening to the "Impeach The President" song right now...and the Bush sound bites are pretty cool. But I'm waiting for that great screaming guitar noise to punctuate it...So far it aint there.

Seven songs in. This is more like a Greendale sound. The idea is there. The songs aint.

Personally, my expectations have been turned kind of upside down here. I expected this to be really powerful, where I expected Springsteen's Seeger Sessions to be a disapointment.

So far the opposite is true. "Looking For A Leader" is playing now, and I'm still looking for a great song."O Mary Don't You Weep" from Springsteen's "Seeger Sessions" release says everything Neil's album tries to say without hitting you over the head with it.

And Bruce didn't even write it.

April 28, 2006 6:14 AM

Yup. Definitely a disapointment.

At least on my first official listen, streamed through my computer speakers.

I still applaud Neil for bringing "protest music" back...God knows we need it now like we have at no time since the Nixon years.

But the thing is, for protest music to be truly effective, you need a memorable melody to go with the message. And for the life of me, I can't remember a thing I've just heard. No "Ohio"; No "Southern Man"; hell, no "For What its Worth" (and yes, I know Stephen Stills wrote that one).

Musically this is a slightly louder Greendale.

And again, though I had much lower expectations for it...Springsteen's "Seeger Sessions" hits the mark in all of the ways this tries to without trying nearly as hard.

You can check out the video for "O Mary Dont You Weep" right now at

http://theglenblog.blogspot.com

 
At 4/28/2006 11:04:00 AM, Anonymous Terry David said...

Glen Boyd is either braindead and or his "heart" is dead. I've been listening to Neil Young's Living with War on Rhapsody, since 7:30A.M. this morning, over and over again. This album is filled with memorable, singable, and catchy songs. It is truly one of the greatest recordings to ever proclaim the need for truth and justice to be done, here in America, now! There are none so blind as those that refuse to see.

 
At 4/28/2006 11:27:00 AM, Anonymous Terry David said...

Oh yeah, lest I forget Chili and his ilk. Unless you have something positive to add to these posts why don't you take your closed mind, lame brain, dumb ass, good ole boy Republican rantings some where else. Dissent is Patriotic! You can come back after you've figured that out.

 
At 4/28/2006 02:48:00 PM, Blogger spiritscense said...

WOW...after trying all day to get on the site I finally got to hear the album in it's entirety.
I must say...Yeah Neil!
POWERFULL, TRUE, DIRECT AND ELECTRIC!
Melodical and like old Neil Rust, it jingles in my head and makes me want to dance..a strong dance and TURN IT UP LOUD!. Everyone I know is talking about it even the staunch republicans at work...
Thanks Neil for a Powerhouse!

 
At 4/28/2006 06:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the old boy said he had another "Hurricane" in him and my goodness what a great album.
Being from the UK i have always had a great fascination for the States and Neil sings about the country it should be.
Mr Bush go get educated !

 
At 4/28/2006 09:08:00 PM, Blogger Glen Boyd said...

You see...that's just it. Maybe I've set my expectations too high, but that's exactly what I was looking for...another "Hurricane". Or even another "Ohio". And for the life of me, I just don't hear it.

Don't get me wrong...it's not bad. But it's basically cookie cutter...albeit cranked up to eleven cookie cutter...loud, grungy Neil Young. Which I love.

I think the lyrics are spot on. I just can't find a great tune to match those. After my first listen, I couldn't remember a single song. Not a one of them stuck in my brain.

Which is very much alive Mr. Terry...as is my heart...but thanks for asking.

I'll keep listening. Hopefully this will grow on me. But so far, I'm just not really hearing it.

 
At 4/28/2006 09:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn that was simply amazing!
The lyrics were inspiring. The cranked up guitar made it all the better. Hopefully this album isn't lost to obscurity like so much of his other amazing albums... Go to the home site and give it a listen! Just google 'Neil Young' and it's on Neil's Garage.

Lastly, I really hope others follow suit with protest music. Iraq is a mess and Bush angers me to no end!

 
At 4/28/2006 11:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HOPE THIS ALBUM CAN MAKE YOU ALL THINK. Because right now people are killing and being killed and blood is a very hard thing to wash from your hands.

 
At 4/29/2006 02:55:00 AM, Blogger jbnetdev said...

im very deeply dissapointed with Neil. I've been a Neil Young junky for over 30 years and have every album he put out. Neil has been sucked into the drive by liberal media and its so sad. Neil needs to understand that hes alive and free to write songs because of the men and women that die to make us what we are today. ITs a fact that we are free because of past wars.The world is not a bed of roses and is a very hateful place. Its sad there will never be peace. Neil open your EYES, THESE PEOPLE WANT AMERICA AND YOU DEAD !!. I thought your FREEDOM IS IMPORTANT and wont even fight for it. YOUR A COWARD !THIS album shows how naive you are.You have just lost a fan of 30 years with this bullshit album.

 
At 5/01/2006 08:22:00 AM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

Terry David-here is something positive, your an idiot! Plus, your parents are too, for giving you TWO first names, so eat me!

"unless you got something positive"- More Hippo-pocrisy from the left! They LOVE dissention-as long as THEY are the dissentors! Since I think Neil has lost his marbles listening to the IDIOT media and Michale Moore, I can;'t talk???? FU "Terry two names"

Plus, your posts bore Chili AND his "Ilk" YUCK!

 
At 5/01/2006 08:33:00 AM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

JBNETDEV-
I feel your pain! Neil has a problem-he LISTENS to the wrong people. Too bad You and Me couldn't have spoken to him before he turned idiot!

He lives in California-the land of fruit and nuts. I suppose if your surrounded by rhetoric, and the lies just get piled on top of lies, and you don't know your history, it's easy to end up Dumb and stupid like Neil has.

These flaming Libs don't have a soulution for any problems, they just like to bitch and moan about everything. They a childish (and that's coming from me), immature and don't know anything more than the stupid "rhymes" that the left Biased media has taught them-

"bush lied, If the glove don't fit, war for oil," that's all the imbisiles know.... I've been trying to get a good debate out of these asses for a week now, and I got nothing! They can't answer ANY of my questions or challenges.

It took them, well one guy, three days to tell me what form of Governementr the United States is under, so what do you expect?

Neil has a lyric "tryin' to remember what my daddy said, till too much time took away his head"

I'm afraid too much time has taken Neil's.

The Album was a horrible Idea and will ruin his carreerr. There will be an astric after his name for being a traitor to our troops-not a true "freedom of speecher".

I'm ashamed of him, and he won't be able to hide behind that fat assed CSN, (even though Crosby is HUGE) this tour. When he sees that the "real" AMericans think, he'll regret his misinformed mistake!

at the very least-this tour, and the three other stooges will be billed as "old, toothless, laughingstocks" A nice way to end your career Neil-you took it in the ditch and you hit a CULVERT!

 
At 5/01/2006 08:37:00 AM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

OH- and FARM AID will suffer. and The Bridge School. If he thinks that people don't take this VERY SENSITIVE subject seriously, he's CRAZY!

He blew it! Those good farmers that he cares so much about? they don't share his new socialistic values-he's lost his mind.

Farm Aid is all but over, willie and the other losers can;'t carry it without Neil, and Neil will get booed off the stage!

Where were the Dixie Chicks at Farm Aid? FRICKEN TRAITORS!

AIDING THE ENEMY AND CAUSEING HARM TO OUR TROOPS AND PROLONGING THE WAR- is what he has just contributed too-I hope he proud of his free speech now!

 
At 5/01/2006 09:10:00 AM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

SEE! this just in:

JAKE GYLLENHAAL has shocked American Gulf War veterans by joking they did nothing but "masturbate" during their time in the desert in 1991. The cheeky 25-year-old stars in JARHEAD, a movie exposing the US soldiers' lack of combat in the Middle Eastern conflict. He said, "The US soldiers were sent to the desert for 122 days and they sat in the same tent and did nothing, except a little too much masturbating."
29/04/2006 14:28

This is what I'm talking about-Hollywood (and Neil) are total buffoons when ti comes to reality.

Oh and here's your "Source:

http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/gyllenhaal%20offends%20gulf%20war%20veterans_29_04_2006

 
At 5/01/2006 02:08:00 PM, Blogger Cold Bowl of Chili said...

AHH- NEIL IS JUST LIKE MADONNA NOW!

Madonna radically altered her music to attack US President George W Bush during her appearance at California music festival Coachella, yesterday.

The Hung Up singer thrilled fans with a six-song set in the Sahara Dance Tent, and took a cheeky swipe at the US leader by changing her song lyrics.

During an energetic rendition of her song I Love New York, Madonna roared, "Just go to Texas and suck George Bush's d**k."

PERHAPS SHE AND NEIL CAN DO A DUET TOGETHER!

 
At 8/23/2006 12:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHHAHAHAHH
read "a concerned fans" post. none of that stuff happened buddy. Instead this album has only channeled support for his politics and music during the concerts. No mass protesters or "barricades" or any of that. Ur quite the idiot.
also the person who said that this album would not sell out his concerts that persons an idiot to. Im going to one this friday in Hershey park and it was near impossible to get tickets at a reasonable price all the regular priced tickets were taken and we had to get some off an internet site.

 

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