Neil Young

Day 447: Alabama, Neil Young

So this is one of Neil’s protest songs against the USA southern state racism. This song would lead Lynyrd Skynyrd to decry Young name in his most famous song Sweet Home Alabama (see tomorrow’s post).

Day 202: Needle and the damage done, Neil Young

Another one from my musical centre. Neil Young music is like an old friend to me. This song is particularly poignant especially since my first job was working in a drug and alcohol unit at Westmead hospital. It was there I began to understand the complexities of drug addiction especially addiction to heroin.

Day 140: Old Man, Neil Young

Love playing this song on my guitar. Remember first seeing this clip back in ’93 when I was sharing a flat in Manchester with a group of university students. Those were the days of video recorders so I recorded the BBC show and held onto the video tape long after my video player died. Finally …

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Day 74: Four Dead in Ohio

Once again the depressing news cycle makes me break out of my 21st century music theme. This Neil Young protest song seems oddly appropriate this evening as it captures the story of the murder of four college students and the shooting of 13 in total who were protesting in Ohio against the Vietnam war under …

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