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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

LINC VOLT and The Archives: What Matters?

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"Every step of the way, we have not been alone. Things fall into place like there was a plan. We have now come to see innovation we had never anticipated in all of our dreams, and we are still moving forward." - Neil Young


During all of the excitement over the announcement of the The Archives on Blu-Ray, there was another piece of news which was largely overshadowed: LINC VOLT - Repowering The American Dream.

We have to admit that the furious reaction to the Blu-Ray format left us somewhat bewildered to the point that we have not even had a chance to digest the actual track list as of yet. But we'll leave that for another day.

No, what struck us was this comment from BECAUSE SOUND MATTERS saying that "Linc Volt is more important to planet earth then the Archives are and ever will be."

The comment definitely gave us pause.

Where does one even start? Gas at $4 a gallon? Burning corn for bio-fuels while food riots break out and people around the world starve? Debating whether polar bears are an endangered species while allowing drilling in Alaska? And don't even get us started on blood for oil.

We could go on but the inconvenient truth of Greendale is that we have a job to do.

A few months ago, when Neil responded to his "music can't change the world" comment he said:
"Somewhere on Earth a scientist is alone working. No one knows what he or she is thinking. The secret is just within reach. If I knew that answer I would be singing the song.

This is the age of innovation. Hope matters. But not hope alone. In the age of innovation, the people's fuel must be found. That is the biggest challenge. Who is up to the challenge? Who is searching today? All day. All night. Every hour that goes by. I know I am."

Undoubtably, Neil is trying to make a difference. So while we debate Blu-Rays and track lists and tour sets, etc., here's something to consider from LINC VOLT - Repowering The American Dream:
" Neil Young's Lincoln is experiencing another mechanical rebirth, a conversion to bio diesel; another part of the evolutionary stage. The car is featured on CNN and apparently as a hybrid, they predict that the car will record a remarkable 100 MPG.

Finally, the four wheel electric that people have been asking for for so long has arrived and progress continues in all directions. Neil Young's LincVolt conversion helps move us through the evolution of this new frontier in transportation.

Neil Young's Linc Volt project is inspiring in that it takes a behemoth, gas guzzling automobile, and turns it into an economical hybrid electric car."

Burn your credit card for fuel.


8 Comments:

At 5/28/2008 09:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Trasher! An accurate post of great importance. I will rethink this stuff and write down some thoughts later.

 
At 5/28/2008 09:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, Thanks Thrasher!

 
At 5/28/2008 11:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher,

Let's just hope that Neil's quest for a fuel-less vehicle, and his view that its more important than the archives will ever be, doesn't distract and delay the archives project.

OK, here's a really twisted conspiracy theory that I don't believe but its worth sharing ... Neil's decision to use blue ray kills two birds with one stone -- first, its the only format that can provide the high quality audio and visual capability simultaneously. And second, the blue ray format forces fans to stay home and watch it ... because you can't use it in your CAR ... that means millions of fans staying off the road to peruse hours of exceptional content. That saves gas and the planet:)

 
At 6/01/2008 10:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY,
this is kind of weird...tons of comments on Archves in blu ray....most of them kind of upset, and none on this LincVOlt project in which we see our musical hero trying to do something REAL for a better world; and the fans seem do not give a damn on this!
Pretty sad.
He's (Neil) probably takin a lot of money out of his own pocket for this and , to me, is a better example than any song he could write to change the planet.
Maybe is better to thing to save it than trying to do something real for it?
Do we fans prefer another song about how bad we human beings are?
We should be proud that our musical hero is also a man that risks himself in doing something real...and do not risk anything, beside some musical critics sit alone,in doing music that makes people "think" about the(in this case)running out of gas problem.

 
At 6/01/2008 08:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am much more interested in this Neil Car project than I have ever been in the Archives. Thanks for keeping us up to date on it.

I heard a rumor this afternoon that Neil has had some health problems again, possibly related to his epilepsy, could someone fill me in? I can't find a thing about it anywhere.

Bluejay

 
At 6/03/2008 07:50:00 AM, Anonymous Sonic Architect said...

I wish gas was $4 a gallon in the UK. It's currently £1.15/litre over here, which equates to around $2.26/litre, or $8.70/gallon.

 
At 6/03/2008 09:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trasher,

Nice article about Neil's auto project on Cnn's web site:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/ptech/06/02/young.electric.car.ap/index.html

 
At 6/03/2008 10:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher, here's another link that's closer to the source - Kansas.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/644377.html

-jim

 

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