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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Let Freedom Ring While We Rock in the Free World

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Happy 4th of July! Keep on Rockin' in the Free World!


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More on what it means to be Rockin' In The Free World - and what it doesn't.

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Last year at this time, Crosby Stills Nash & Young were getting ready to kickoff the Freedom of Speech tour.

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16 Comments:

At 7/04/2007 11:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 4th Thrasher! Think I'll blast RITFW.

 
At 7/04/2007 01:43:00 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

This SNL performance is effing unbelievable! The man is so out on the edge he can barely control his body movements.

 
At 7/04/2007 05:35:00 PM, Blogger pdh1978 said...

I love this performance! Does anyone have a torrent?

 
At 7/04/2007 09:52:00 PM, Anonymous B. Franklin said...

Patriot Act, Vice President, my ass ... those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety ...

 
At 7/04/2007 10:09:00 PM, Anonymous Wendall Berry said...

When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be -- I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”

 
At 7/04/2007 10:11:00 PM, Anonymous b. franklin said...

What's a torrent? (Nice blog, dig the music...)

 
At 7/05/2007 03:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your post Wendall. I am young but am just reaching a point where I am turning away from all the noise and bullshit, looking for a bit of peace.

 
At 7/05/2007 11:32:00 AM, Anonymous Simpson said...

Thrasher, didn't know where to post this, but I just found an except of CSNY playing "Southern Man" from "Journey Through The Past!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azOzP1Ppc0k

There's the link if you wanna check it out.

 
At 7/05/2007 11:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rock and roll with Neil and find home base. This man from our neighbor to the north, is more USA than most. To me. To me, he is the red, white and blue. I was witness to the Freedom of Speak tour..thank you boys for singing it, thank you Neil for writing it. But my question is...Why did Stephen Still say he was F___king Embarrassed being in that band. Just read that about him going out on tour now. What? I would pound his ass with his own guitar for saying something like that. What does he mean? Embarrassed? Did I get it wrong? Stephen what did you mean? Nancy

 
At 7/05/2007 12:57:00 PM, Anonymous farsighted, hyper, and rusted ... said...

nancy, stephen stills has a history of putting his foot in mouth... but his hands are free and that's all that matters if your one of the finest guitarists of rock and roll ... it just proves that most of these people are ... well ... people... flawed ... creative ... gift ... and flawed ....

 
At 7/05/2007 12:59:00 PM, Anonymous Etc. said...

.... didn't he call "crazyhorse" a garage band ... which in my mind is sort of a compliment ... don't you think?

 
At 7/05/2007 01:16:00 PM, Anonymous Hemesick & Blue said...

Hmmmmmm. Wasn't it Stills who said Dylan was an average guitar player? I'd like to hear an explanation about that one.

There are three kinds of guitarists in my mind. Those who play the guitars, those who allow the guitars to play them, and then those who fall in between.

 
At 7/07/2007 04:57:00 PM, Anonymous Simpson said...

Anyone else surprised Neil wasn't part of the Live Earth concerts...being the environmentalist that he is?

 
At 7/08/2007 08:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great clip but I have a stupid question--who is playing drums?

 
At 7/09/2007 09:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I was very surprised he was not part of live earth

 
At 7/09/2007 06:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for the drummer, that's Steve Jordan, who also played on the "Landing on Water" album.

 

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