Yes, It's an Angry World So Where Do We Go Now Neil Young?
Charles Theater, Baltimore, MD
Photo by Stacey B.
(Note: Photo not Photoshopped)
We posted this way back in 2013 and it still seems appropriate in light of recent developments -- sadly.
The photo is the marquee at the Charles Theater in Baltimore, MD in December 2012 when the Neil Young film Journeys was playing. Another film being featured is titled "Where Do We Go Now". (Thanks Stacey B.!)
The original 2013 posting was made in response to fans reaction to the cancellation of the Crazy Horse tour dues to Poncho's hand injury. To say we were apalled by the insensitivity of some our fellow fans is an understatement. As both Billy Talbot & Ralph Molina have written, Crazy Horse is a team, a unit, a band of brothers.
So, when asking "Where Do We Go Now?", consider that when Poncho injures his hand, it's almost like Neil has injured his own hand. He can't play a Crazy Horse show without the whole team.
Likewise today. We're all on the big human planet team and we'd all better get along or we all go down together.
We are not helpless. Remember, Fear Not! We'll Always Have Paris. Forever. Actually, there is nothing to fear. It's just Winterlong ... It's all an illusion. (Yeah, yeah, it's all just one big giant conspiracy right, Thrasher? Well, maybe it really is so.) So wake up while you still can and turn off the TeeVee. Find the cost of freedom -- it's expensive but worth it.
What we saw back in 2013 left us shaking our heads in our little microcosm rustie world -- which is merely a reflection of that larger angry world. But if we can deal with our anger at the local level, then there's a chance for the big world wide web of life.
But even more disturbing for us is the amount of near rage and hatred that some are expressing in various forums over a concert cancellation. We say this because if only this outrage and energy could be channeled into some truly consequential matters like say war, environment or poverty to name a few.
Seriously. Do folks who have acted like they have experienced a massive injustice take the same approach with their local elected officials whenever they feel wronged? Let's hope so. So channel all that rage towards something useful where you can actually make a difference. All change is local. Don't get all swept up in this global cataclysm seemingly unraveling before your eyes. It's always darkest before the dawn -- and we're almost to a glorious sun rise.
It's an "Angry World", indeed.
"Some see life as a broken promise Some see life as an endless fight They think they live in the age of darkness They think they live in the age of fright It's an angry world And everything is gonna be alright"
PS - Here is a Comment of the Moment in response to original 2013 posting on It's an Angry World So Where Do We Go Now Neil Young?
... Good times are comin', I hear it everywhere I go. Good times are comin', I hear it everywhere I go...