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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Zuma Beach is Burning: We Are NOT Helpless

Zuma Beach, CA - November 9, 2018
Evacuated llamas tied to an LA County lifeguard stand

The Malibu and Topanga Canyon areas of California are burning.

We're hearing reports that Neil Young's home in the 1970's in Topanga Canyon may have been damaged.

Neil Young's 1970's home in Topanga Canyon

No word on current home in Malibu with his wife Daryl Hannah.

Here's Neil Young's message on his Song of the Day "Helpless":

Ominous words and sending all of our best thoughts and prayers westward through the smoke and haze.

Incidentally, ZUMA was released 43 years ago yesterday, November 10.

Give us strength...

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At 11/11/2018 12:56:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

There is a town in Californ-I-A.....

At 11/11/2018 08:17:00 PM, Blogger PES said...

I believe this is the second time in 40 years thatNeil has lost a house in Malibu due to fires. I was at The Forum watching Neil Young and Crazy Horse in October 1978 the night his home burned down. I remember driving down from Ventura to LA on the 101, seeing fires in the hills on both sides of the road. Afterwards, to avoid those fires, I drive back on Highway One. I made it through about three hours before the fires closed off that highway. Sorry Neil, it is terrible to be hit like that twice ion one life.

At 11/12/2018 08:26:00 AM, Blogger 16HeartofGold said...

So sad for all the people in California. It’s disheartening. Where I live it’s hurricanes. I always play ‘Like a Hurricane ‘ before one hits my place. 11 since the seventies. Lost my home twice. I know how Californians feel. Perhaps fire is more devastating because it leaves nothing behind. It is a hideous environmental disaster caused by humans . Praying for everyone.

At 11/12/2018 12:35:00 PM, Blogger Lloyd Walton said...

In the early 90's, Canadian developed water bombers were a hit with the locals during another bad L.A. wildfire season. The media called them "Super Scoopers" due to their fast turnaround, accuracy, and water capacity. They were not welcomed back due to pressure from the chemical bombing interests. Granted, the fire indices were so extreme this time that any abatement was compromised. But pilots of those aircraft are local heroes in Spain, France and Italy. Oh, and Canada too.

At 11/12/2018 12:36:00 PM, Blogger Tamara in Montana said...

Neil lost his home this weekend. He addresses it on his website and has some choice words about the orange criminal. Horrific what is happening in No Cal. We lived through the Thomas fire last year and thought that was bad. My heart goes out to all those affected, humans and animals, across California. And wishing Neil a peaceful birthday in the midst of it all.

At 11/12/2018 01:59:00 PM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

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At 11/12/2018 09:51:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

It's easy to lash out at Trump, and I totally understand Neil's rage, but maybe it should be directed towards PG&E. Our electric monopoly, whoops I meant company, has been responsible for many of the fires, and deaths, that have happened in this wonderful state over the last few years.

Call it fake news, lazy news, whatever. Far and away, the least reported news story happening in this country is the blood on PG&E's hands. Truly stunning that NO ONE has been talking about this.

At 11/13/2018 09:03:00 AM, Blogger 16HeartofGold said...

Hurricanes, Fires , Mass shootings are all blamed on Trump by every liberal out there. Neil should worry about his music and stay out of the Opinion page of all the Fake News Media( CNN, MSNBC, NYTimes etc). This doesn’t help the people who lost everything even their lives. California politicians deserve some credit to with their zany laws that protect everything but the people. Neil Young’s music suffers because of his hatred of Trump. I wish Liberal and real fires can be extinguished one day and we as Americans can go back and live as one country again.

At 11/13/2018 11:12:00 AM, Blogger Hayo said...

Maybe you should worry about being a brainwashed redneck and stay out of reciting Trump without showing any understanding of Neils point of view. I am getting really tired of rightwingers telling artists not to voice their opinion and just "stick to music". I have not seen one of them come up with an actual counterargument.

At 11/13/2018 01:52:00 PM, Blogger Joe Werfelman said...

Trumps tweet about blaming forest management for the California fires
Showed just how ignorant he is about climate change. I wish all the people repeating their fake news mantra would actually do some RESEARCH
and learn who is telling the truth. Fox News and Trump, or every other media outlet
Als trumps tweet about not attending the ceremony in France for WW1 vets was one of the most shameful of may things he has done. It was an insult to me my son my dad and all veterans
Do some Research and stop repeating the programming you’ve received from Fox and Trump

At 11/13/2018 08:07:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

Like I said, it's easy to bash Trump. Bring up his name here, and that's all you'll get. Everyone's head starts spinning and all you get is more negativity. Trump didn't start these fires, and climate change's fault is minimal at best. Maybe some of YOU should do some research. Get on your computer, type in "PG&E and wildfires" and do some heavy reading. I didn't pick up this info from Fox News or any other mainstream outlet.

At 11/14/2018 02:35:00 AM, Blogger Hayo said...

You are missing the point, nobody is saying Trump started the fire. It is his denial of climate change combined with his onoxious tweet blaming "poor forest managament" that gets people riled up against him.

At 11/14/2018 03:45:00 AM, Blogger ViP said...

Being French, I am watching all that from afar, but I have a professionnal interest in forest management, and I find it odd that some folks' hatred for Trump blinds them to the sins of giant companies. Your president may be grasping at any argument that fits his narrative (just like any politician), but it doesn't automatically make this argument false. Forest management is indeed 80% to blame here, and PG&E provided the sparks.

At 11/14/2018 02:24:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Neil used to be very friendly with Trump = fact

At 11/14/2018 06:34:00 PM, Blogger Stills said...

@ Jonathan - Neil was raising funds for Pono when that photo was taken. He was hardly "very friendly" with Trump. Neil supported Bernie Sanders and never came near Trump. Besides, Trump once had many friends who currently cannot stomach him any longer. Trump is an embarrassment as our President = Fact

At 11/14/2018 08:13:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

@Stills, I don't know, they sure seemed "very friendly" when that picture was taken. And if Neil was only being friendly so he could get some of the guys money, it doesn't put Neil in a very favorable light. Same as all of the folks who were once friendly with Trump, and now distance themselves from him.

Trump has never changed. You can YouTube videos of him from the 70s and 80s where he is talking about the same stuff as he is now. If people turn their back on him after being aware of who he was for all these years, I think that says more about them then it does Trump, to be honest.

At 11/14/2018 09:02:00 PM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

Trump previously identified as a Democrat (he once called Republicans "too crazy right") and gave more money to Democratic candidates prior to 2011, when he began courting conservatives in preparation for his presidential run.

At 11/14/2018 09:25:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

True, he was a Democrat, but what he's been saying about American interests first, trade talk, economic talk, that's all been the same since he started giving interviews.

Matter of truth, lot's of the stuff and policies of Trump are extremely similar to what Democrats preached for many years....or at least till Trump became President. There's much common ground in the things both Trump and Bernie Sanders said on the campaign trail. Not everything, obviously, but more similarities than fans of either man care to admit.

At 11/14/2018 09:56:00 PM, Blogger Joe Werfelman said...

Not Exactly. Has very little to do what forest management as all climatologists and firefighters have repeated. California has been subject to extremely hot and dry conditions for months, conditions that they have not experienced before. Neil has been way ahead of the climate change issue note
GreenDale 14 years ago in 2003

At 11/14/2018 10:54:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

Sorry dude, but if you think PG&E has little to do with these wildfires, you're nuts. No doubt, lack of rain is important, and yes, climate change IS a part of this. However, no one is more responsible for this than PG&E is, as the ever growing lawsuits and plunging stock numbers of PG&E are proving.

Neil's always been ahead of the curve on many things, including climate change. I just wish he, and a lot more important folks realize the electric company's role in these horrible tragedies. Kent State and "Ohio" was a response to 4 kids being murdered. PG&E has actually been responsible for many more deaths, and California's forest management's ignorance of this is just as horrible.

At 11/15/2018 07:59:00 AM, Blogger Joe Werfelman said...

Not really

At 11/15/2018 11:16:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...



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