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Monday, January 18, 2021

Yes, It's Still An Angry World Neil Young, But "everything Is going to be all right"

"Angry World" by Neil Young  
(Official Music Video from album "Le Noise")
  Produced by Daniel Lanois/Directed by Adam Vollick

On Neil Young's 2010 album "Le Noise", the song "Angry World" attempts to capture some of the rage that was coursing through the veins of the body politic at that time.

Mild stuff compared to what we see today.

"Some see life as a broken promise.
Some see life as an endless fight.
They think we live in the Age of Darkness.
They think we live in the Age of Light. 

It’s an angry world and *everything is going to be all right.*
Yeah it’s an angry world."



Incidentally -- and ironically -- Neil Young's very 1st Grammy win was for "Angry World" as Rock Song of 2011.

1st Grammy Win!
Rock Song: "Angry World," Neil Young - 2011

"This is my first Grammy for music, and it's appreciated greatly. I'm not Mavis [Staples], but I'm close."
(more @ Acceptance Speech of Neil Young's 1st Grammy Win (for music) | 2010)
Le Noise by Neil Young
(Click to Zoom Cover)
Release Date: September 28, 2010

More on Neil Young's Album 'Le Noise'.

Neil Young: "Where Do We Go Now"
Charles Theater, Baltimore, MD
December 2012

Photo by Stacey B.
(Note: Photo not Photoshopped)

We posted this photo 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 appalled 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.

We posted the photo and it seemed appropriate in light of developments at that time.  In 2021, it still seems appropriate, sadly.  Will deja vu ever end?! 

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... 

Or just "Throw Your Hatred Down". Or maybe, Instead of cursing in the darkness, we should just "Light a Candle"?

peace & love,


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At 1/19/2021 06:02:00 AM, Blogger Harm said...

Some outrageously rude letters to the editor this week. I commend Neil for posting these and dignifying them with an answer. The backlash with regards to the Hipgnosis deal was to be excepted, but as Neil calmly explained, he wants to take care of his family, which, as a father, although 40 years his junior, I understand and support. But one guy went so far as calling Neil a nazi-sympathizer due to the comments Neil made on the Capitol business that went down.

In other news: separate DVD's for Rust Bucket, Young Shakespeare and The Times confirmed (would expect this to extend to RTG as well).


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