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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

LIVING WITH WAR

Howie Klein, former Reprise exec, has a review of the new Neil Young record up on his blog. I can't wait to hear it.

Let's impeach the president for lying
Misleading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door

My only problem with that is we have to get rid of Cheney first. Can you impeach an entire administration?

One of the choir members has a blog, and talks about the experience here.

"All I knew was that we were singing on a new Neil Young record, but when the lyrics we were supposed to sing flashed on the giant screen, a roar went up from the choir. I'm not going to give the whole thing away, but the first line of one of the songs was "Let's impeach the President for lyin'!" Turns out the whole thing is a classic beautiful protest record. The session was like being at a 12-hour peace rally. Every time new lyrics would come up on the screen, there were cheers, tears and applause. It was a spiritual experience. I can't believe my good fortune at being a part of this.

It was also recorded on analog in the A room at Capitol Records, which they're talking about selling and turning into condos. No ProTools, no 'flying in', no Auto-Tune. Just real singing, and real songs, from a real artist. And to hire a hundred live singers? Incredible."
- Alicia

Comments:
As we all know, you can't Autotune a choir.

Hey! Isn't Neil Canadian? How can he possibly be allowed to write a song about the President?

Oh yeah. It's a FUCKING SONG.
 
Deosn't this sound like a "We Are The World" for GOP haters? Was George Michael invited?

Your are right about one thing, if Neil's politics surprise anyone whose claims to be a fan for many years, than you haven't been listening.
 
It's a fucking song? I don't think this would really get me in the mood for fucking, but whatever floats your boats, I guess.
 
Is it possible that people don't like what Bush has done, and that this isn't just another case of "GOP Hating"?

I didn't think so.
 
I don't see this as anything like the 'we are the world' fiasco - first, it's a Neil Young record, written by him, and performed by him - there is a choir involved, but there aren't any publicity hungry 'stars' involved.
 
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