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Neil Young Recovering From Brain Aneurysm
AP ^ | 4-1-2005 | some hippie

Posted on 04/01/2005 7:12:05 PM PST by satchmodog9

NEW YORK - Neil Young was treated for a brain aneurysm this week and remains hospitalized, although doctors expect a full recovery, his publicist said Friday.

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The 59-year-old rocker underwent a procedure to treat it Tuesday night at a New York hospital, where he was expected to remain for a few more days, publicist Bob Merlis told The Associated Press.

Dr. Pierre Gobin, who performed the procedure with another doctor, said: "Mr. Young had a dangerous brain aneurysm and was treated successfully by the minimally invasive neuroradiology team here. He is now resting comfortably ... but we strongly recommend that he not travel for several days."

Young had been expected to perform Sunday at the Juno Awards — the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys.

"I'm really disappointed that I won't be able to make it to Winnipeg for the Junos as I had hoped. I grew up there and was really looking forward to the show as well as spending some time with my old friends and family," Young said. "Thanks to my doctors, I'm feeling a lot better now so I hope I can get a rain check."

The aneurysm was discovered when Young's vision became blurry after attending the March 14 induction ceremonies for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Merlis said. An examination by a neurologist detected the aneurysm and the procedure was scheduled.

The veteran rocker is expected to resume normal activities soon. But for now, Merlis said, "He's got to take it easy."


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: crazyhorse; dontneedhimaround; neilyoung; pinko; sugarmountain
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I thought he had an aneurysm when Reagan was elected.
1 posted on 04/01/2005 7:12:06 PM PST by satchmodog9
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To: satchmodog9

Maybe this one was in his other brain?


2 posted on 04/01/2005 7:13:14 PM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: satchmodog9

Well....I hope Neil Young will remember.....Southern Man don't need him around anyhow.....


4 posted on 04/01/2005 7:14:01 PM PST by Godebert
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To: Godebert

"Southern Man don't need him around anyhow....."


We don't want him up here either.



5 posted on 04/01/2005 7:16:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: satchmodog9

Judge Greer wants to help Neil Young find peace and serenity.


6 posted on 04/01/2005 7:17:38 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: satchmodog9

I'm surprised he has any brain left.


7 posted on 04/01/2005 7:18:21 PM PST by ViLaLuz
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To: satchmodog9
While I dislike his politics, I hope he recovers.

And his song "Let's Roll" certainly caught the essence of 9/11.

8 posted on 04/01/2005 7:18:49 PM PST by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: Godebert

lol . . . I was wondering if I dared post that, see I don't need to!


9 posted on 04/01/2005 7:19:02 PM PST by cyn (it's sarcasm, but Jim King really said it.)
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To: cripplecreek

Politics aside.....I have to admit that the ten minute version of "Cowgirl in the Sand" rocks.


10 posted on 04/01/2005 7:19:08 PM PST by Godebert
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To: GOPattorney
As much as many hate to hear it, Neil was friends with Van Zandt and the rest of Skynyrd. Tremendous musicians, all.

Get better Neil.

11 posted on 04/01/2005 7:21:27 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Godebert

I liked that song a lot. I liked "4 Dead in Ohio" too.


12 posted on 04/01/2005 7:23:42 PM PST by Enterprise (Abortion and "euthanasia" - the twin destroyers of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Enterprise

Tin soldiers and Nixons coming...


14 posted on 04/01/2005 7:29:35 PM PST by Godebert
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To: GOPattorney

No betrayal. Neil wrote a song about certain aspects of Alabama (and and an Alabama that doesn't exist anymore) that was far from flattering, and Skynyrd responded with "Sweet Home." Two great songs, two legendary (and class) acts. .....And they remained friends throughout. People try to make a much bigger deal out of it than it was, as if they were bitter enemies.


15 posted on 04/01/2005 7:30:27 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: satchmodog9

Neil Young is still alive?


16 posted on 04/01/2005 7:30:59 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: Godebert
"Even Richard Nixon has got soul."

- "Campaigner," Neil Young

17 posted on 04/01/2005 7:31:37 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

You like Skynyrd? Ugh.....


18 posted on 04/01/2005 7:31:40 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (a PROUD member of the "Blame the MSM first" crowd!!!!!)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Pre-'77 Skynyrd. ....and yeah, I like them a lot.


19 posted on 04/01/2005 7:32:19 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Godebert
"Sugar Mountain"

Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the colored balloons,
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that
you're leaving there too soon,
You're leaving there too soon.

It's so noisy at the fair
But all your friends are there
And the candy floss you had
And your mother and your dad.

Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the colored balloons,
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that
you're leaving there too soon,
You're leaving there too soon.

There's a girl just down the aisle,
Oh, to turn and see her smile.
You can hear the words she wrote
As you read the hidden note.

Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the colored balloons,
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that
you're leaving there too soon,
You're leaving there too soon.

Now you're underneath the stairs
And you're givin' back some glares
To the people who you met
And it's your first cigarette.

Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the colored balloons,
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that
you're leaving there too soon,
You're leaving there too soon.
21 posted on 04/01/2005 7:33:11 PM PST by Hildy
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To: ViLaLuz

One cell = brain?


22 posted on 04/01/2005 7:33:17 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( Veni Vidi Vino Visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: GOPattorney

If so, he got over it pretty quickly.


23 posted on 04/01/2005 7:33:48 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Godebert
4 Dead in Ohio - Neil Young

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are gunning us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

24 posted on 04/01/2005 7:34:13 PM PST by Enterprise (Abortion and "euthanasia" - the twin destroyers of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Godebert

True. But he also did this:


"Down By The River"

Be on my side,
I'll be on your side,
baby
There is no reason
for you to hide
It's so hard for me
staying here all alone
When you could be
taking me for a ride.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

You take my hand,
I'll take your hand
Together we may get away
This much madness
is too much sorrow
It's impossible
to make it today.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

Be on my side,
I'll be on your side,
baby
There is no reason
for you to hide
It's so hard for me
staying here all alone
When you could be
taking me for a ride.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.


25 posted on 04/01/2005 7:34:33 PM PST by Pharmboy ("Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God")
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To: Mr. Mojo

I like a lot of 60's and 70's groups, but they aren't included ;)



By your handle, I assume you must like the Doors? Now THAT was a good band ;)


27 posted on 04/01/2005 7:35:27 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (a PROUD member of the "Blame the MSM first" crowd!!!!!)
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To: Pharmboy

That's a classic. The guitar on that one is genious.


28 posted on 04/01/2005 7:36:00 PM PST by Godebert
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To: GOPattorney
Chill? lol....you're quite uppitty for someone who signed up tomorrow.

And quite ignorant.

29 posted on 04/01/2005 7:36:44 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo
Here's a little piece of trivia to all you old folk/rock fans! (From Joni Mitchell's introduction to the song "Circle Game" on the album "You Can Close Your Eyes"_:

Mitchell: "In 1965 I was up in Canada, and there was a friend of mine up there who had just left a Rock'n'Roll band in Winnipeg/Manitoba near where I come from on the prairies to become a folk singer a la Bob Dylan, who was his hero at that time, and at the same time there were breaks in his life and he was going into new and exciting directions.

He had just newly turned 21, and that meant in Winnipeg he was no longer allowed into his favorite hangout which is kind of a teeny-bopper club and once you're over 21 you couldn't get in there anymore, so he was really feeling terrible because his girlfriends and everybody that he wanted to hang out with, his band could still go there, you know, but it's one of the things that drove him to become a folk singer was that he couldn't play in this club anymore. But he was over the hill.

So he wrote this song that was called "Oh to live on sugar mountain" which was a lament for his lost youth. And it went like this... [sings a few verses].

And I thought, God, you know, if we get to 21 and there's nothing after that, that's a pretty bleak future, so I wrote a song for him, and for myself just to give me some hope. It's called The Circle Game."

30 posted on 04/01/2005 7:36:53 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy

I have that single somewhere. It's quite rare I hear.


32 posted on 04/01/2005 7:39:48 PM PST by Critter (America, home of the whipped.)
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To: Hildy

I always wondered about the Barkers and the colored ballons.


33 posted on 04/01/2005 7:40:43 PM PST by Godebert
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To: Godebert
Yep. For my money that riff beats anything Clapton ever did.

Hate Neil's politics, but the boy has talent. His "Austin City Limits" from the '80s is definitely worth a look.

34 posted on 04/01/2005 7:40:54 PM PST by Pharmboy ("Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God")
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To: Critter

What single?


35 posted on 04/01/2005 7:46:45 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy

Sugar Mountain

Until Live Rust, it had only be produced as a 45rpm singe.


36 posted on 04/01/2005 7:53:25 PM PST by Critter (America, home of the whipped.)
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To: satchmodog9
Neil Young is one more example of a famous Canadian who has chosen to schedule his health care procedure in the U.S.

Here are two more examples:

http://www.independent.org/publications/article.asp?id=1201

When Robert Bouressa, the Premier of Quebec, had to have his potentially lethal skin cancer treated, he quickly beat a path to the United States and paid for the treatment at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

* * *

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,132785,00.html

Government planners control monetary costs by shifting non-monetary costs on to patients. The system then prohibits Canadians from avoiding those non-monetary costs by paying out of pocket for their care, unless they leave the country.

That’s exactly what former champion figure skater Audrey Williams did. After waiting two years for a hip replacement in Vancouver, B.C., she traveled to Washington State and paid $25,000 to stop the pain.

“I couldn’t wait any longer,” the 71-year-old Williams told the National Post. She could barely walk, wasn’t getting enough sleep, and pain pills had upset her stomach. “I wanted a life.”

37 posted on 04/01/2005 8:09:20 PM PST by grundle
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To: satchmodog9

I like Neil Young's music. I hope he recovers soonest. Live Rust gets frequent play around here.

Keep on Rockin' in the Free World!


38 posted on 04/01/2005 8:27:41 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Grateful Heart Tour 2005)
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To: Liberty Valance

Live Rust got me through my late teens.


39 posted on 04/01/2005 8:59:15 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: Hildy

great song and true story. sugar mountain is a teen club and once you hit 20 you could not get in.
also love joanie mitchals answer song to neil, the circle game.
and the seasons they go round and round
and the painted ponies go up and down.
neil is in my top 5 favorite artists. i play guitar and do about 50% of his songs. too bad he is a big lib.
p.s.
i am a recovering hippie. i still have long hair , i just wear it on the inside now.


40 posted on 04/01/2005 9:02:52 PM PST by 537cant be wrong (no kittie! thats my pot pie!)
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To: grundle

Maybe Neil should have gone to one of our many plastic surgeons as well.


41 posted on 04/01/2005 9:03:14 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: satchmodog9

Good musician,but his political philosophy is in the garbage.I've read he's a very strange individual.


42 posted on 04/01/2005 9:04:20 PM PST by thombo
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To: thombo

Blame Canada.


43 posted on 04/01/2005 9:06:16 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: thombo

"I've read he's a very strange individual".

Among his peers he probably doesn't even stand out, but strange in what way?


44 posted on 04/01/2005 9:53:27 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: satchmodog9

You better be able to swallow on your own, old buddy, cause I have two words for ya: Pinellas County.


45 posted on 04/01/2005 9:56:05 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: 537cant be wrong

For me, it was Joni Mitchell...the great one of our generation. I played guitar when I was in my teens and early twenties. I miss those days. I think they should have an American Idol for middle-aged people! Wouldn't that be a hoot!


46 posted on 04/01/2005 11:00:44 PM PST by Hildy
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To: 537cant be wrong
Neil Young music was the music I learned to play guitar on when I was in the Air Force. (1975-79)

He put out a lot of good music including Zuma Beach, After The Gold Rush, Harvest, Long May You Run, (With Stephen Stills)and On The Beach.

My son just started playing guitar about a year ago, and has gravitated to Neil Young, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, CCR, etc. He finally got out of the hip-hop stage as he now appreciates good guitar music.

48 posted on 04/02/2005 4:35:30 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs a soldier)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Songs and songwriting are far more simple "wordplay" than some reflection of the singer's real life for the most part. Sometimes I wonder if people really believe that Johnny Cash actually "shot a man in Reno just to watch him die". Singers and songwriters get into a role just as an actor does for the purpose of presenting a point of view that isn't always their own. Young, for example, also wrote one of Waylon's great hits, "Are You Ready for the Country?", so these guys can be all over the map.

I also understand that Young and his long-term wife have an autistic child to whom they are devoted and caring. "Long-term wife" and "devoted to his children" (as well as loyal to his friends) are enough for me to be inclined to look at this guy more positively than the content of all his songs.


49 posted on 04/02/2005 6:23:04 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Beowulf9

"Strange in what way?"Over the years i've read a number of articles about Neil Young.People who have known him(in the music business)have said he's very eccentric.Nothing specific(nothing of a sexual nature)Just odd.Another tid bit,he doesn't use drugs or alcohol.I'd always assumed these 60's counter cultural types were prolific drug users(a liberal's Ted Nugent?).Worked with musicians in the 90's.Remember Seattle Grunge??He's drug free,but worked with musicians who used,became addicted,and died from heroin use.Kind of ironic?


50 posted on 04/02/2005 7:42:16 AM PST by thombo
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