Friday, February 4, 2011
"there's a warnin' sign on the road ahead"
In my estimation Neil Young is right up there with Bob Dylan as a man, a songwriter, a musician, whose integrity remains completely intact. Many of Young's songs, like Rockin' in the Free World (This Note's For You also comes to mind in this vein- to complete the irony YouTube has an advert up-front), which is our Friday traditio, cut through the B.S., the propaganda, the ideology. Way more often than not, he succeeds in telling the truth. As one prominent rocker said of Neil Young, "His lyrics never suck."
Got a man of the people,
says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn,
got roads to drive.
Remember, you're only tragically unhip if you think not being hip is a tragedy.