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(Rolling Stone)   Clearly, "Long May You Run" wasn't about Neil Young's marriage   (rollingstone.com ) divider line
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2014-08-26 11:46:13 PM  
It was about a car
 
2014-08-27 12:01:13 AM  
Apparently Rust Never Sleeps was

/hey hey, my my
 
2014-08-27 12:26:45 AM  
Neil Young did his best work with the Shocking Pinks.

There. I said it.
 
2014-08-27 12:47:26 AM  
36 years is a pretty good run. shiat happens...
 
2014-08-27 01:02:39 AM  
Don't let it bring you down, Neil.
 
2014-08-27 01:35:01 AM  
He's been a miner for a heart of gold. He paid for this; she gave him that. He needs another chance, you see your baby loves to dance. His marriage is gone but it's not forgotten. There comes a time. She's old enough now to change her name. There's a calm in his eye. He wants to love her but he's getting blown away. Their love was a rose, he shouldn't have picked it. Maybe now he can get a job in sedan delivery. Those sure are hard to find. Hard to find.
 
2014-08-27 02:02:26 AM  

Hector Remarkable: He's been a miner for a heart of gold. He paid for this; she gave him that. He needs another chance, you see your baby loves to dance. His marriage is gone but it's not forgotten. There comes a time. She's old enough now to change her name. There's a calm in his eye. He wants to love her but he's getting blown away. Their love was a rose, he shouldn't have picked it. Maybe now he can get a job in sedan delivery. Those sure are hard to find. Hard to find.


Words.
 
2014-08-27 03:28:36 AM  

moothemagiccow: It was about a car


Next you'll tel;l me "Rockin' in the Free World" isn't a feel good anthem about the superiority of the USA

USA USA USA
 
2014-08-27 06:27:20 AM  
A man needs a maid.
 
2014-08-27 06:37:59 AM  

moothemagiccow: It was about a car


Was it his '59 LincVolt?

Too bad about his marriage.  I saw Pegi Young open for Neil once.  I didn't know there was going to be an opening act - none listed on the ticket or when I bought tickets.

I'm running late and I could hear the show had started.  Before I reached the door this guy comes out and tells this group of people having a beer at a table that "Don't worry, it's still the opening act."

Yeah - turns out the opening act was Pegi Young with farking Crazy Horse as her band and Neil came out and played a song or 2.  I thought it was great.
 
2014-08-27 06:55:12 AM  
It was about his first ex-wife or his car
 
2014-08-27 07:10:46 AM  

cretinbob: moothemagiccow: It was about a car

Next you'll tel;l me "Rockin' in the Free World" isn't a feel good anthem about the superiority of the USA

USA USA USA


Clearly "Born in the USA" is the most patriotic song ever
 
2014-08-27 07:19:02 AM  

gfid: moothemagiccow: It was about a car

Was it his '59 LincVolt?

Too bad about his marriage.  I saw Pegi Young open for Neil once.  I didn't know there was going to be an opening act - none listed on the ticket or when I bought tickets.

I'm running late and I could hear the show had started.  Before I reached the door this guy comes out and tells this group of people having a beer at a table that "Don't worry, it's still the opening act."

Yeah - turns out the opening act was Pegi Young with farking Crazy Horse as her band and Neil came out and played a song or 2.  I thought it was great.


Are you me in an alternate universe? I have an identical story. Running a little late, didn't know about an opening act, it was Pegi with Crazy Horse. I think we only missed a song and a half of Pegi's. This was at the Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis, November 18th, 2007.
 
2014-08-27 07:19:44 AM  

IgG4: 36 years is a pretty good run. shiat happens...


↑ This:

If some of the people born the year you were married are starting to get grey hairs, it's been a longish run.
 
2014-08-27 07:57:19 AM  

1stgenwhtrash: IgG4: 36 years is a pretty good run. shiat happens...

↑ This:

If some of the people born the year you were married are starting to get grey hairs, it's been a longish run.


All of this. Submitter is trying way, way too hard.
 
2014-08-27 08:12:30 AM  

Cortez the Killer: Are you me in an alternate universe? I have an identical story. Running a little late, didn't know about an opening act, it was Pegi with Crazy Horse. I think we only missed a song and a half of Pegi's. This was at the Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis, November 18th, 2007.


I think it was the same tour, but in Denver like a week or 2 earlier.
 
2014-08-27 08:25:26 AM  
I don't understand why people even bother breaking up after that long. I mean, unless there's abuse.
 
2014-08-27 08:35:51 AM  

moothemagiccow: It was about a car


I always heard it was about a hearse.
 
2014-08-27 08:37:04 AM  
I thought it was a song about hoping someone you hate gets diarrhea.
 
2014-08-27 08:40:09 AM  
I thought it was written about the Forrest Gump character.
 
2014-08-27 08:47:54 AM  
Yeah, you'd think you could sort out most of your shiat by 36 years.  I always wonder about separations after that many years.  Maybe one of them was cheating?
 
2014-08-27 08:57:23 AM  
I have serious doubts over Big Bird's ability to fly.
 
2014-08-27 09:04:20 AM  
Thought it was a motorcycle.

They have two kids with CP, that's gotta be super rough on a marriage.
 
2014-08-27 09:26:23 AM  
i58.tinypic.com

I took this pic almost exactly a year ago.

I was gonna say that she looks like she has the crazy up close, but that might offend some people, so I won't.
 
2014-08-27 09:26:58 AM  
Now his spouse will be after the gold rush.
 
2014-08-27 09:33:39 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: I don't understand why people even bother breaking up after that long. I mean, unless there's abuse.


The X factor is that you're dealing with folks who are successful in the music industry.  Money makes everyone do stupid things now and again and it's dangerous to believe your own hype.
 
2014-08-27 09:37:25 AM  
at least he didn't take her down by the river
 
2014-08-27 09:41:37 AM  
I just finished reading Waging Heavy Peace and he all but puts her on a pedestal.


BTW - a very interesting read
 
2014-08-27 09:43:21 AM  

SoupGuru: Yeah, you'd think you could sort out most of your shiat by 36 years.  I always wonder about separations after that many years.  Maybe one of them was cheating?


Maybe not so much cheating, as just tired of coping with someone else's shiat.  Toss in the demands of parenting a special needs kid, and I wouldn't be surprised that one of them just got tired.  Along the lines of, 'just leave me alone, do your thing over there, and I'll do mine over here.'  Some people can live parallel lives under the same roof as very good friends, others can't.  Or maybe, one of them was immature, and for years the stronger one handled it.  In my last marriage, infidelity was the last thing on my mind.  I just got tired of acting one way, and my mind screaming at me to get out, get out, and let the chips fall.  But, it was easier just to stay and not rock the boat, become a blank slate, rather than expect a dry well to suddenly be a gushing fountain.
 
2014-08-27 09:46:45 AM  
California style.
 
2014-08-27 10:00:57 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: I don't understand why people even bother breaking up after that long. I mean, unless there's abuse.


I kind of agree,  but having a disabled child can put a strain on a marriage. Also, empty nest syndrome can put a strain - my parents divorced after 32 years.  OTOH - I  have a friend whose parents have been married for 60 years and according to her they have been miserable for the last 30 years.   In some ways, I think it's pretty good to make it 36 years.
 
2014-08-27 10:02:16 AM  
I heard it was about Sonic the Hedgehog.
 
2014-08-27 10:28:14 AM  
It was about his first ex-wife or his car

The car was a Buick Roadmaster
 
2014-08-27 10:34:42 AM  
Needle and the damage done?
 
2014-08-27 10:57:52 AM  
She would not change... he could not 'Transform-her, Man'.
 
2014-08-27 11:00:48 AM  
cretinbob: Next you'll tel;l me "Rockin' in the Free World" isn't a feel good anthem about the superiority of the USA

USA USA USA


Not long after 9/11, a local classic rock station was playing all those kinds of songs. One of them was American Woman, which contains the lines:

American woman, said get away
American woman, listen what I say
Don't come a-hangin' around my door
Don't wanna see your face no more
I don't need your war machines
I don't need your ghetto scenes
Coloured lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, get away from me
American woman, mama, let me be


I know a lot of people don't pay attention to the lyrics of rock songs, but really now.

Neil Young owes me and thousands of other people a free gig at the revamped Forum here in Los Angeles. He was scheduled to play there in 2008 when he canceled the morning of the show because he supported the stage hand union in their strike against the then current owners (a mega church). It sucked because the setlist had Cortez the Killer, Cowgirld in the Sand and Rockin' in the Free World on it.

/How's that not smoking pot every day since the 60's going for you, Neil?
 
2014-08-27 12:19:18 PM  
Guess he doesn't need her around. Anyhow. Here I come... Alabama. Leonard Skynrd Rand Paul
 
2014-08-27 12:27:37 PM  
Neil needs a unit to sample and hold
But not the angry one
A new design, new design

/obscure?
 
2014-08-27 12:28:17 PM  
I love "Unknown Legend." In fact, I love that whole album.
 
2014-08-27 12:54:09 PM  
I thought it was about Pono.
 
2014-08-27 12:57:05 PM  
I thought they had Stayin' Power
 
2014-08-27 01:00:23 PM  

DarKrow: Neil needs a unit to sample and hold
But not the angry one
A new design, new design

/obscure?


http://www.popmatters.com/feature/135763-defending-the-trick-of-disa st er-neil-youngs-trans-reconsidered/
 
2014-08-27 01:01:06 PM  

riverwalk barfly: Mrs.Sharpier: I don't understand why people even bother breaking up after that long. I mean, unless there's abuse.
I kind of agree,  but having a disabled child can put a strain on a marriage. Also, empty nest syndrome can put a strain - my parents divorced after 32 years.  OTOH - I  have a friend whose parents have been married for 60 years and according to her they have been miserable for the last 30 years.   In some ways, I think it's pretty good to make it 36 years.


Don't forget that Neil is definitely an "artist." With all the baggage that entails. Many times he has just changed his mind about the direction of his life. Just ask Steven Stills.

DarKrow: /obscure?

Trans

isn't that obscure is it? But it does remind me of the strangest Neil Young concert I saw. He did all electronic music from Trans in one set and all rockabilly from Everybody's Rockin in another set
 
2014-08-27 01:13:27 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: riverwalk barfly: Mrs.Sharpier: I don't understand why people even bother breaking up after that long. I mean, unless there's abuse.
I kind of agree,  but having a disabled child can put a strain on a marriage. Also, empty nest syndrome can put a strain - my parents divorced after 32 years.  OTOH - I  have a friend whose parents have been married for 60 years and according to her they have been miserable for the last 30 years.   In some ways, I think it's pretty good to make it 36 years.

Don't forget that Neil is definitely an "artist." With all the baggage that entails. Many times he has just changed his mind about the direction of his life. Just ask Steven Stills.

DarKrow: /obscure?

Trans isn't that obscure is it? But it does remind me of the strangest Neil Young concert I saw. He did all electronic music from Trans in one set and all rockabilly from Everybody's Rockin in another set


Good god, what I wouldn't do for a bootleg of that show.
 
2014-08-27 01:42:17 PM  
Was watching a SJ Sharks hockey game last season on Center Ice, they panned to Neil Young in the crowd and his son was next to him in his wheelchair. I remember thinking that was awesome and hoped when I was old with grown kids we'd go to hockey games (minus any wheelchairs if I'm lucky.)
 
2014-08-27 02:52:06 PM  
Now he can go back to introducing himself to ladies as "Neil Hung".
 
2014-08-27 03:10:31 PM  
Can't believe this wasn't posted yet.
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-27 04:32:30 PM  

WhiskeySticks: Now he can go back to introducing himself to ladies as "Neil Hung".


I know that guy,

He's a nihilist.
 
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