Now, to be one hundred percent fair, however astounding this might seem to all of you, I had forgotten just who "Neil Young" was.Â What can I say?
Thankfully the writer of the article thought this would be a common responce, and so included the following at the beginning:
Canadian folk rock legend Neil Young
Oh! Ohhhhh, he's a legend.Â Canadian no less.Â I should really know him then...
Wait! I remember now!
He was catapulted to fame by the following line (if you guess the song, you win bragging rights)
Well I heard mister Young sing about her
Well, I heard ole Neil put her down
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
A Southern man don't need him around anyhow
Ha! I knew his name sounded familiar (don't fault me for knowing those lyrics).
The article continues:
said he has lost all hope that music can change the world, as he presented a documentary Â Â Â Â Â Â about his 2006 anti-war concert tour at the Berlin film festival on Friday.
He's finally realized that he can't make a difference in the world.Â Hopefully Bono will realize as well.Â Note to Bono: No one cares what you say, you are a "musician", your opinions are no more valid than mine, and your music is just as bad as mine, so hush up you.
Just saw Neil Young on Youtube, and actually, he's rather entertaining.Â I mean, I was chillin' enjoying his lyrics...
Are you a man of peace
Or a man of holy war
Too many sides to you
Don't know which anymore
So many full of life
But also filled with pain
Don't know just how many
Will live to breathe again
Wait... nevermind... sorry, that's Iron Maiden's 'For the Greater Good of God.'
Neil Young is the depressed sounding fellow with a guitar and harmonica.Â He gets +10 points for multitasking- he's a machine.
Nonetheless, his music isn't good enough to make his opinions any less worthless than my own.Â And now he's depressed because he's finally come to the hard realization.
What bugs me the most from this man is how the article ends:
Young, who managed the quirky feat of singing every line of dialogue in his 2003 film Â Â Â Â "Greendale" said music was a "primal subject" for the movies.
But the genre has changed little in his time, he added.
"I have not seen tremendous growth, any evolution really. From the Sinatra years, The Who's 'The Kids Are Alright' ... directors have always made films about music culture. There have been some great ones though."Wait wait wait... screw you pal.Â What are you talking about Music hasn't changed since your time in the 1930s?
Have you not heard of a little thing called HEAVY METAL? That was one heck of an evolution right there, a new superorganism that has many offsprings.
Or even soft rock, and pop rock, and *sigh* I know that I don't normally include Emo as a viable genre of music, however they are the end result of musical evolution (evolution gone wrong).
The most massive evolutionary jump in music came with this:
The band began to purposely write dark, ominous songs in an attempt to be music's answer to horror films, and in rebellion against the prevalent happy pop music of the 1960s. In a VH1 documentary about the band, Osbourne recalled the laughable lyrics of radio-friendly pop at the time, such as "if you ever go to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair..." (see: Scott McKenzie) - "screw that" they said, "let's go over there and possess people."
That my dear Mr. Young, is when you hippies ceased to be musically revelant.Â Now either evolve or shut up.
Oh, and by the way, you are far too naive for a man your age.Â Grow up.
Stop blaming the next generation.Â They don't want to listen to you, and that's their choice.Â And this member of a recent generation is going to mock you.Â That's my choice.
Oh, and Mr. Young...
BUSH FOR EVIL OVERLORD '08!
(Had to do it.Â I'll start up the campaign tomorrow)