Sunday, July 27, 2008

CSNY: Déjà Vu

Tonight we saw our final festival movie 'CSNY: Déjà Vu', directed by "Bernard Shakey" (really Neil Young). The film is a mix of concert footage of the CSNY 2006 'Freedom of Speech' tour with old footage of Vietnam and also a documentary record of how Americans reacted to the music and its message. Harmony reigns on stage, but in the streets we see a country divided. Atlanta fans who came along for a nostalgia fix are rendered apoplectic by, for example, the lyrics of "Impeach the President". Amidst the fear and loathing, Young rocks on, no more likely to stop baiting rednecks than he is to stop singing.
The band now average 62, so this is another fine example of would-be retirees kicking up a storm and refusing to act their age!

Altogether now....
Let's impeach the President for lying
And misleading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door

Who's the man who hired all the criminals
The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors
They bend the facts to fit with their new stories
Of why we have to send our men to war

Neil's Living with War site
And in his own words...

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