‘Old man look at my life, I’m a lot like you were….’

One of the first albums I ever bought — purchased with my own money, earned mowing lawns — was Neil Young’s “Harvest.” It remains one of the most beautiful albums in the rock archive, and my favorite cut is still “Old Man.” Great lyrics, guitar work, vocals …. and now Neil Young, who turns 70 this year, sees life from from the other viewpoint.

Have a good weekend everyone.

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N-GA-Online
N-GA-Online

Saw him at Chastain Park years ago........Check off another item on the bucket list!


gotalife
gotalife

"Arianna Huffington Sunday Roundup

This week, the historic nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers was finalized. Provisions include reducing Iran's stockpile of uranium by 98 percent, IAEA inspections for 25 years, and a "snap-back" clause that would quickly reimpose sanctions if Iran breaks the deal. President Obama said it's "our best means of assuring that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon," and pointed out that critics haven't presented an alternative. But that didn't stop them from sounding off. Speaker Boehner called it "a bad deal" that "blows my mind." And Di ck Cheney asked, "What the hell is the president thinking?" As the debate over the deal continues, it's worth noting that many of its most bellicose critics were among the biggest cheerleaders for the invasion of Iraq -- the worst foreign policy disaster in U.S. history. Their opposition might well be the ultimate sign the agreement is in America's best interest."


She does a great job wrapping up a week of American politics.

straker
straker

Lenin - "solution to what"


Domestic Islamic terrorism. 

straker
straker

Lenin


Well, what's your solution?

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex


@Cupofjoe

huh. I thought Mission of Burma were supposed to be on that bill, but I didn't see them mentioned.

LeninTime
LeninTime

So the idea of undertaking new internments of 'dangerous' elements of the population in this country is already being openly floated in the political class. 

And notice that it's not necessarily coming from the raving racist right wing quarters.

http://www.msnbc.com/thomas-roberts/watch/more-security-at-military-centers--486498883655 

We have got to identify the people who are most likely to be radicalized. We've got to cut this off at the beginning.  There are always a certain number of young people who are alienated.  They don't get a job, they lost a girlfriend, their family doesn't feel happy here and we can watch the signs of that. And there are members of the community who can reach out to those people and bring them back in and encourage them to look at their blessings here.
But I do think on a national policy level we need to look at what self-radicalization means because we are at war with this group of terrorists.  They do have an ideology. In World War II if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn't say that was freedom of speech, we put him in a camp, they were prisoners of war. 
So, if these people are radicalized and they don't support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States, as a matter of principle fine. It's their right and it's our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.  And I think we're going to have to increasingly get tough on this, not only in the United States but our allied nations like Britain, Germany and France are going to have to look at their domestic law procedures.

Normd
Normd

Godless, being pagan is not necessarily a Satan worshiping...but I reminded me of this...made me think, even though I do not believe in anything but Mother Nature and her Four Seasons...

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But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most, our one fellow and brother who most needed a friend yet had not a single one, the one sinner among us all who had the highest and clearest right to every Christian's daily and nightly prayers, for the plain and unassailable reason that his was the first and greatest need, he being among sinners the supremest?
- Mark Twain's Autobiography

_GodlessHeathen_
_GodlessHeathen_

Regulars here know that the Heathen is a big fan of Elizabeth Cook. Welllllll, it turns out that she is a bona fide Satan worshiper as documented in this video.  Who knew standing up to pee is pagan.


https://youtu.be/fuw10HGiHuk

zebdawebop
zebdawebop

wow, something upon which we agree

JKToole
JKToole

@skydog12 Joe Walsh's finest moment and the only European TV performance of the James Gang. Arrangement is totally different than the record. I think I know where Kurt Cobain copped his look - intentionally or not. Two Marshall plexi half stacks, a Leslie speaker with speed control on the floor, tone and volume knobs - no pedals. Awesome.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_4iQDYDVNo

YouLibs
YouLibs

@skydog12


When I got back from 'Nam, my mom had that recording in the little well in the hifi where you kept the albums. In the time I stayed there before getting a job and moving out I pulled it out several times. I can't remember if I ever took the record out of the jacket, though. Many years would go by before I reqalized that Herb Alpert was the "A" in A&M Records.


The first time I heard a band with horns I was twelve. My graduating class from T. Harry Garrett elementary school booked the ballroom at the Bon Aire Hotel and hired one of my friend's older brother's band which consisted of bass, drums, two guitars and two saxes to play for a graduation dance. When I walked through the doors they were killin' "Do You Love Me Now That I Can Dance" by the Isley Brothers.


The next time I heard horns was when I was fourteen. I told my mom I was going out to do something really wholesome like a Boy Scout event or something, and my buddy and I went to Bell Auditorium to see James Brown. That's the first time I saw Maceo Parker.


Trombone Shawty comes in at about 4:45 with his solo, but look at how tight all the horns are in this all the way through,


Wow.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjV8DF9Ji1M&index=17&list=RDf5CdUpKGbuc

skydog12
skydog12

@YouLibs @skydog12


That`s some good stuff Libs! Macao is the shlt. I got to see him with Prince not too long ago.

YouLibs
YouLibs

@skydog12


Thass some incredible music. I watched 20 mins. and bookmarked the rest.


YouLibs
YouLibs

I've been in a band with some guys, the core members of which have played together for more than twenty years. We always did Cowgirl in the Sand in our second set and it was one of my favorite songs for us to play.


Back in the eighties, the flute/percussion player's girlfriend fell in love with the rhythm guitar player. They are together to this day. We had a big party gig on the Fourth and the rhythm/slide/harp guy called an hour before the gig and said he had blood sugar issues and couldn't play. What ensued was was the girlfriend who left one guy to find eternal happiness thing with the other guy played out like a battle for the universe.


I couldn't take it anymore.


Anybody want to get a band together with me and skydog and skypup. Trombone players will get first consideratiion.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fAXl97-RFg



skydog12
skydog12

@YouLibs


Let`s do it Libs! You will love skypup. A great drummer and a better comedian.


We will be an equal opportunity employer, but cons should think twice before applying. Being in the back of a van for 5 hours with me, skypup, and Libs could......no ..WILL.... be brutal.


Put some Ambrosia on the CD player and you WILL be put out in Willacoochee.

DawgDadII
DawgDadII

For what it's worth, old man, only love can break your heart. Don't let it bring you down.

Mick11
Mick11

jay


Yes-


24 and there's so much more

34 and still a lot more

44 and maybe half way more

54 and hope there's more

64 and counting on more

74 and enjoying not much more

84 and an every day miracle now forevermore!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0NjZrPX-l0

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

I saw Neil last Thursday at Red Rocks - great view from row 9 - he was awesome.  Closing in on 70 and the guy still has it.  He started solo before Willy Nelson's kids' band, Promise of the Real, came out to back him up.  Old Man was his 4th acoustic number - after he opened with this one and then did Heart of Gold and Long May You Run


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e3m_T-NMOs

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@skydog12 @PaulinNH 

My hearing is great - as is Neil's new album.  One thing you learn from it - he really, really, really doesn't like Monsanto

skydog12
skydog12

@PaulinNH


I recently listened to some of Neil`s new CD with Willies kids. I sounded great.


Row 9?  Has your hearing come back yet? Neil WILL crank it up.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Lynyrd Skynyrd almost ended up recording Powderfinger before my version came out. We sent them an early demo of it because they wanted to do one of my songs.

I sure do wish we'd gotten to hear what that sounded like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoSKo-t7r0M

YouLibs
YouLibs

@Visual_Cortex


Neil would wear Skynrd t-shirts and Ronnie would wear Neil t-shirts at their performances to show that there was no animosity between them right up until Ronnie's death. They took swipes at each other initially but got to know each other and became good friends. I've always heard Neil wrote Powderfinger for Ronnie and he was going to record it. He died just before it could happen


Music is a powerful thing.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@YouLibs @Visual_Cortex 

I'd also heard that Neil had written the first line of that song in a notebook in 1969, and took the better part of a decade to finally finish it.

YouLibs
YouLibs

@Visual_Cortex @YouLibs


Yep, he's like that.


Did you read "Shakey", Neil's authorized biography?


My opinion of him soared after I read it. Just because he worked with the author doesn't mean he sugar-coated anything or asked him to pull any punches.


Neil Young was an intelligent guy who saw his peers destroying themselves in the sixties and seventies and he was determined to let nothing come between him and his music. Maybe Carrie Snodgrass for a couple of years, but he avoided the excesses of his day and continues to make great music even now.


His efforts on behalf of his two afflicted sons were awe inspiring. He bought the Lionel Train Co. because one of them liked trains. He ended up creating a new sound system for the trains and pumped up their bottom line significantly before he sold it.


Great man, great musician. Great American/Canadian.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Nice choice, Jay, and one of my favorites from ol' Neil.

LeftisnotRight
LeftisnotRight

Nice song....keep our latest fallen in the war and their families in your prayers...hope our leaders can root out the enemies in our mist......God Bless America