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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

NOW PLAYING: "Shut it Down" Video by Neil Young & Crazy Horse | NYA


"Shut it Down" - MOUNTAINTOP
Hearse Theater on NYA

As noted over this past weekend here, on Tuesday, March 17, the "Shut it Down" video will screen in Hearse Theater on NYA.

The video, directed by Bernard Shakey and dhlovelife, is from documentary film MOUNTAINTOP of the recording sessions at Studio in the Clouds for the album Colorado with Crazy Horse.


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So, as we previously blogged, those prophecies by Neil Young just keep piling up.

The Neil Young Song of the Moment on TW last week was the prescient and ahead of its time "Shut it Down" from the album Colorado released in November 2019. (Thanks John Q. !)


"(Have to shut the whole system down)
That’s the only way we can all be free
(Have to shut the whole system down)
Start again and build it for eternity

***When I look at the future I see hope for you and me***
(Have to shut the whole system down)
Working, working for eternity, working now, working now
Have to shut the whole system down, working now"


The song was actually written about one year ago while Neil Young recorded the album album Colorado and made the documentary film MOUNTAINTOP of the recording sessions in April 2019.

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Billy, Neil, Nils, & Ralph - April 2019
photo: dhlovelife


In the meantime, "Shut it Down" has rocketed up the Charts on Cashbox to #13.


Some ask, why bother with the prophecies of Neil Young?


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Climate Rally - 2019

Well, fair question, we suppose and it seems kind of obvious. But -- for those who just love to bash all things Neil, all the time -- here's why knowing the future is helpful today.

(Really? Do we really need to spell this out?)

Why not just check out the Greendale Prophecies or Neil Young's time traveling into future and back with messages in his songs. so pay attention, now, this time, please?

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Sun Green (Sarah White, Greendale Film by Neil Young, 2003) + Greta Thunberg (Climate Activist, Born in 2003)
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More on album Colorado , film MOUNTAINTOP and song "Shut it Down" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.



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In the meantime, Keep Calm and Keep on Rockin'!


ps - now can you feel that #BigShift happening?!

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6 Comments:

At 3/16/2020 11:26:00 AM, Blogger Acoustic FeedBack said...

As a public school superintendent, these are strange days indeed, most peculiar mamma. The public is losing their minds. Help me help me help me find my way back home.

 
At 3/16/2020 11:43:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks for reporting in here AF.

And where might your school district be located?

For those " peculiar mamma"'s out there, just have them check out track #6 on Colorado.

"When I look at the future I see hope for you and me"

peace,
thrashers

 
At 3/17/2020 12:44:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

I’m not sure prophecy is a accurate description of what Neil is doing. No disrespect, but I feel that Neil just seems to be a conduit to what’s going on around him. I don’t think he has visions of future events such as a global virus or anything else. He’s just resonating with his experiences and translates it into his work. He just happens to have a gift for translating his personal perspectives into his songs, and they tend to reflect the reality of the world around us. It’s a gift he has always had and continues to use without judgment. He likes to call it the muse, and he seems to trust it. Thankfully.

Peace.

 
At 3/17/2020 01:09:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Dan.

Yes, agree that 'prophecy' maybe isn't the best description and we have rec'd flak for implied biblical connotations. open to suggestions.

are we saying that NY predicted CV? no

but at the time we heard the song @ MOUNTAINTOP screening last year, we sensed SID's message was a warning. the system is/was unsustainable.

we think that most in reality based world see this. there is just no way the current system is unsustainable.

did you catch what Bernie was saying last night after neil did HoG?

Bernie said something to the effect that the system is unsustainable and needs re-booting. that's Bernie and his supporters today.

so, a year ago when neil wrote SID, not too many folks were saying a re-set was needed. so if you don't call that prophetic, we're not sure what you call it?

as long time readers of TW know well, we've been blogging and hammering on this continuously for decades now about the impending #BigShift.
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2017/01/from-winterlong-to-big-shift-illusion.html

so now that it's here, are we surprised? caught off guard? bewildered and confused?

does NY seem in fear? not to us judging from digital rally last night.

as t-ette & i curled up by our fire and enjoyed the stream, we could feel the symmetry, love and warmth of N&D. w/ more fireside jams to come, it would seem that many were quite ready.

as we walked about our neighborhood yesterday afternoon, we spoke to many of our neighbors. it's like a blizzard without snow, as someone said.

and everybody is fine. yes, there are some discomforts.

no one wants any suffering. make no mistake.

but if a global reset is needed to put this all back on track, so be it. frankly, these are the 'after the goldrush' times. hello?!

so, Keep Calm and Keep on Rockin'!

p&l,
thrashers
ps - traffic loads here @ TW continue to grow. all systems are go. but do not be surprised if at some point as internet traffic skyrockets, that the internet goes dark. if the internet does go dark, don't panic. just pull out all of that old vinyl and spin the black circle until there is light.

 
At 3/17/2020 05:09:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

@ Thrashers: Excellent points all, and I’m in full agreement here so I don’t think anyone should get too hung up on semantics. Myself included. I suppose prophetic is as good a word as any, especially if taken away from a biblical reference. Neil certainly seems to be linked up with something special, and I don’t think that is going to change anytime soon. We are living in a very strange world right now and I don’t recall seeing anything quite like it before. I hope everyone can remain calm and remember to check in on anyone who lives nearby who may be alone and or elderly. We shouldn’t isolate ourselves too much and forget those in need around us. Be smart and be safe, and don’t panic.

And when you go to the grocery store for supplies, just get what you need and remember there are people behind you making due without hoarding. We went for supplies yesterday and couldn’t find any milk, butter, toilet paper, or several other items. Crazy times.

Peace.

 
At 3/18/2020 09:59:00 PM, Blogger JormaFan said...

Right things are being shut down. A lot of people are home. The home utility companies are making out on this virus because many people are working from home, kids are home...therefore humans are heating there homes and using electrical power on week days when usually the house is unoccupied. All the companies, including utility companies are sending emails..yada yada 'we are here for you' until you cough up the bucks to pay your monthly bill.

 

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