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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Interview with Deja Vu's Josh Hisle

From interview with Josh Hisle, the soldier in the film Deja Vu in Glide Magazine:
Q: I’m sure you’ve listened to Neil’s album Living With War, and I know you got to see a show on the CSNY tour. Did you believe in what CSNY were doing? Is there a place for that – for someone to sing about war, someone who doesn’t have to go to Iraq and risk his or her life?

Josh Hisle: Well, yeah! I think Neil’s fighting a big fight there, I don’t think he’s criticizing us in any way. I know he loves the boys on the ground. I think his mission…I know he says, “Songs can’t change the world and stuff,”…but you fuckin’ know that’s what he wants. And that’s his mission, and I know that it’s wholehearted. It’s not a money-driven thing; he wants to see us pulled out of there. I think he wrote that record to stir, to debate, and to start talking about some of this shit, to make people aware. That’s the way I feel about it. And I thought about working with him after Mike asked me, I didn’t just say, “Yes.” I gave it some thought – I was fresh out of the Marine core when he called me! But I had these songs that completely matched with his, same ideals, and I’ve always loved his music, so I thought, “If we can change some hearts and minds, let’s do it.”


At 9/11/2008 01:38:00 AM, Blogger Greg McGarvey said...

fascinating... thank you

At 9/11/2008 08:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More interview stuff coming up!
From UNCUT magazine:

A new Neil Young hour long documentary entitled "Don't Be Denied" is to air on BBC Four next month.

The television special is a first for the reclusive singer with the BBC documentary gaining new interviews with Young, nine months apart in New York and California.

Screening on October 31, the documentary will also look back over the singer's archives, with some never-seen-before material.

The programme will be shown just a few days prior to the expected release date of the first set of Young's much-delayed "Archives" project.

"Archives Volume One 1963-1972", a 10-disc Blu-Ray and DVD collection is expected to come out on November 3.

At 9/11/2008 08:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting interview, I think John is right: "I know he says, “Songs can’t change the world and stuff,”…but you fuckin’ know that’s what he wants. And that’s his mission, and I know that it’s wholehearted."
Come on Neil bring on the "Sea Change" album! B.S.M.

At 9/13/2008 12:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Hisle will play at the 22nd Bridge School Benefit.
Is there any line up announced yet? Or did I miss that one? B.S.M.

At 1/26/2009 11:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to hear more about Josh Hisle!!

At 9/18/2009 12:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should check out Lost In Holland's new CD "The Last Great Loss," available on I-Tunes. They're also touring quite often these days (cello/guitar formation) - Josh Hisle, Guitar/Voice & Michael G. Ronstadt, Cello/Guitar/Voice


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