Skip to comments.Neil Young Slams Canada's Leaders, Big Oil for 'Killing' First Nation Communities
Posted on 01/13/2014 12:50:06 PM PST by Dr. Thorne
It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller: Big Oil mines Canada's vast oil reserves upstream from a First Nation community, while one man, a rock legend, spearheads a legal fight to avert environmental catastrophe.
That rock legend is Neil Young, who on Sunday said Canada's leaders are ridding Alberta of its First Nation communities with its giant oil sands development.
"We are killing these people. The blood of these people are on modern Canada's hands. And it will be the result not of a slow thing, but a fast, horrific thing if this continues," Young said at a press conference, citing alarming environmental destruction.
I asked the audience for three letters between A and G. Then, I asked them for a few random words.
Employing a typical Neil Young flat-picking style with lots of hammer-ons, I would play those three chords and make up a meaningless song using the random words and singing in a weird falsetto.
It always got big laughs because Neil Young is a joke.
Hey, hey, my, my...
Who knew Southern Man applied to Bas-Canada?
Neil Young? I thought he was dead.
I hope Neil Young can remember
a Canadian man don’t need him around anyhow.
When I need advice on science, I always look to rock musicians first.
I hope Neil Young will remember Canadian man don’t need him around anyhow.
Beat me to it.
I have worked in some “First Nation” villages ... the denizens thereof are doing a good job of killing themselves with weed, meth, vodka and stupidity.
Only brain dead.
“I hope Neil Young will remember an intelligent man don’t need him around anyhow”
Neil had better get back in the studio and record another progressive art double album of amplifier feedback! We are holding our breathing!
I’ve seen the LincVolt and the damage done...
Neil Young has a 1959 Lincoln Continental hybrid.
He's spent about a million dollars on it.
Well I hope Neil Young will remember, a Canadian man don’t need him around, anyhow.
Drill baby drill.
All the more gas to huff.
Very creative. I recall Second City TV used to have satirical tributes to their Canadian heroes like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. I think the band Rush is also Canadian. All these people are talented, but, yes, they leaned heavily on formulaic song structures when they first became famous. Might have been afraid to change anything. I always liked the song Neil wrote for Nicolette Larson about 1977,’It’s Gonna Take A Lotta Love”. This was back when Blondie was briefly the biggest girl act in the states, before Madonna and her publicists stole the crown away.
As irascible and irrelevant as ever, I see.................
Nah, but his electric car is.
Bingo! Harvest Moon and Powderfinger were the only things he did that I could listen to or include in my sets.
beat me to it. I was gonna say Northern man though...which means Neil has no place left where he’s wanted.
He had one, that is. He kept it stored in a warehouse with all of his original recording tapes, memorabilia and his collection of guitars. The “battery” on his hybrid sparked a fire that burned the whole thing to a charred mass of carbon.
Uncle Floyd had a “Neil Yuk” character along with “Dr. Who Cares.”
Every Neil Young song you’ve ever heard (Dana Carvey)
I’ve often wondered where do these people get all their wisdom. He sings songs, actors portray someone they are not.
Gotta wonder what was the environmental impact while generating the million dollars that car cost. If he could have gone without that extra million and driven a hyundai, imagine all that could have been saved in record production, heating/cooling of studios, paper for album covers, gas for tour busses, and the list goes on.
Mr. Young’s guitar stings come from OIL.
The discovery of Oil, saved the whales.
Oil, and it’s by-products save and extend life.
As an old Neil Young fan, I hate that he is so F***ing clueless.
It certainly leaves me Wonderin.
He he. Right after listening to a Hollywood celebrity with fake boobs and a face lift. That includes the women, too...
Of course, even if you're a brain-dead liberal, you know better than to base such a beast on a car as rare and valuable as that.
And of course, the whole “carbon footprint” of all that food and “other stuff” for the road crew.
White “moon” discs.
In other words the tribe wants all the money for themselves.
If Neil wants to get revenge on Shell he should visit them in one of his electric cars and park it in the executive lot. Then when it catches on fire it'll take the whole parking lot full of cars with it.
He has invested a huge chunk in Tesla, in case anybody is wondering.
When we were strangers; I watched you from afar....when we were lovers; I loved you with all my heart
Andrea Shea King played this a few weeks ago at the end of her show, so I looked it up on youtube. Mrs. ShirleyP came in while it was playing and started crying.
Mr. Young’s wealth came from selling millions of LPs, 45’s, tapes and their cartridges made from OIL....................
Exactly. They just aren’t getting a big enough cut. They aren’t worried about it otherwise.
Evidently poor Neil doesn’t know and didn’t learn most towns and cities in Canada and America began as rowdy places, but as families moved in, banks were built, churches put in place, homes with gardens civilized the rowdies. Now we’re seeing the same boom towns, some grown, and some areas just beginning, as time goes by and people settle in, they too will become civilized. It just takes time. HURRAY for the oil and shale, loud trucks, business in the oil fields.
Seriously. Imagine how much of mother earth could have been saved if Neal, his band, his crew, Stills, Nash, and Crosby all decided to forgoe the music and money and just subsistance farmed their whole lives.
This is where the disconnect occurs.
forget the money.
Oil is energy.
energy converted equals life.
In addition, EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING we want and need comes from and has ALWAYS come from the ground.
Heh. “Big ag” would never let them do it, even though left-wing dogma (the Manifesto) insists on “combin(ing) agriculture with manufacturing industries” and as good lefties they’re supposed to agree.
Niel Young. Never heard of her.
If he's still performing, does he make jokes about being an old man when he does the song?
I never got the attraction of Young 40+ years ago. I doubt that I'm going to start to listen to his "moral pronouncements" now.
I remember a stand up comic on one of those late night shows in the 70s making fun of the solo on Down By the River.
Sure Mr. Young, let’s keep them First Nation forever. Nope, we don’t want them out of poverty or to have opportunity—what will all the Hollywood do-gooders look at and pretend to protect and care about then?
Neil Young plays a steel string guitar. What am I missing?
Oil tempered heat treat? Just guessing...