Saturday, November 01, 2008
Living with war
The BBC has, quite rightly, been taking a lot of stick recently. But last night we watched BBC 4 television for three and a half hours solid, which is the longest I've watched TV for in a long time. The programmes were a sequence of tributes to Neil Young. They started with an atmospheric 1971 BBC studio recording of Young performing solo, then a new interview with the Canadian singer, followed by the recently released Déjà Vu video documenting C,S,N & Y's 2006 Freedom of Speech tour - video above and website below. It's easy to take cheap shots at ageing hippies. But I asked some time back why aren't we marching in the streets? Good to see someone still believes that music can help save the world, even if he is 63 in a couple of weeks.
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