Interview with Neil Young on LincVolt and Music Changing World
A great interview with Neil Young on SCORP10N BOWL by RICHARD B. SIMON on the LincVolt project and "Just Singing A Song Won't Change The World":
RICHARD B. SIMON: Why are you doing this?
NEIL YOUNG: Because I don’t like war.
RICHARD B. SIMON: Well, what’s the connection, then?
NEIL YOUNG: Energy, oil, war. That’s the connection.
RICHARD B. SIMON: So, the electric car is a direct response to everything else.
NEIL YOUNG: Innovation is a direct response to the world we’re living in. We’re living with a set of rules that just doesn’t work. We’re using the wrong fuel, and people, just regular guys like you and I, gotta start taking aim at it. If you have an idea you’ve got to take a shot. I have the luxury of being able to take a shot, so I’m taking it. People have given this to me, I’m giving it back.
RICHARD B. SIMON: I’ve read you say that you don’t believe that music can change the world anymore.
NEIL YOUNG: I don’t think one song can change the world. I think it makes a difference. But I don’t think that it changes the world. What needs to happen now is we need quick change. We need to change the world in record time. We need to make a big change. And if you don’t show the way, if people don’t see that the technology exists and go – and you combine the situation of what I’m talking about with these oil prices that are going on, and the senate saying, the Republicans saying, no we’re not gonna have a windfall oil tax on the oil companies, and we’re not going to fine them for doing this or that – because they’re ripping us off.
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