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Friday, January 27, 2012

RARE VIDEO: Neil Young for the National Academy of Child Development 1982 TV PSA



A very rare YouTube video of Neil Young in 1982 doing a Public Service Announcement for the National Academy of Child Development of Puget Sound, Washington.

Is it any wonder that Neil & Pegi would go on to found the The Bridge School a few years later?

Thanks Bob D.!

Neil Young & Bridge Kids
@ Bridge School Benefit Concert 2011
Photo Gallery by By Jay Blakesberg Photography

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At 1/27/2012 08:23:00 PM, Anonymous Susan in Florida said...

Bridge school concert was the best concert I have ever been to. I have seen Neil well over 30 times (I think I could name all of the cities I have seen him in} I'll tell you he was as happy as I have ever seen him and so was everyone else. Especially me!

 
At 1/27/2012 08:52:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

1982 hey...Everyone can grow old,lose their looks etc.... but never lose their vision or humility.Neil's commmitment to a cause has never waived some 32 yrs later, with the bridge school still as strong as ever.He's an amazing man indeed!

doc

 
At 1/28/2012 12:35:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

I look at that PSA and I want to cry. Not because I feel sorry for Neil or those kids. I want to cry because even today we still put parents and their kids in a situation where they have to remind other people that they EXIST and most often that their basic needs are going unmet and require fundraising.

Why in the most resourceful and wealthiest country on the planet, a country that brags about "universal & natural inalienable rights" for all citizens, we still have to fundraise for their basic needs?

The challenges (and barriers) they face should be enough to motivate a society to want something better for them. Shouldn't it be our job to reach out to them -- to find out what they need -- and not the other way around?

 
At 1/28/2012 01:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't reconcile Neil's profound respect for all life, expressed here, with his being pro "choice"

 
At 1/28/2012 03:18:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

I didn't know he was "pro choice." Cool! How do you know that? Is it in one of his songs?

Respect for life also includes an understanding and respect for biological functions like sexual reproduction. So unless you abstained from sex until you were ready to sign on that dotted line with your co-signer, I imagine it would be very difficult for you to reconcile anyone's views about pro "choice."

Back to our regularly scheduled program?

 
At 1/28/2012 03:52:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

Thanks MNOTR. we know that feeling well.

How can people get so unkind?

To give love, you gotta live love.

 
At 1/28/2012 05:13:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Why are people so complacent?

To expect to be sued by your own insurance company because it's standard practice? Business as usual? To sort through thousands upon thousands of pages of legislation to figure out whether or not a child qualifies for assistive technologies?

We live in a city of dreams...

 

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