Except for the Farmer's Market
And I still can hear him say:
You're all just pissin' in the wind
You don't know it but you are.And there ain't nothin' like a friend
Who can tell you you're just pissin' in the wind. - Neil Young, Ambulance Blues
I've been scrambling to bring on more help for my disparate businesses...I even need help on this CodyWillard.com apparently, as last night I couldn't log on from my home no matter what I tried.
So, better late than never, here's my review for Neil Young's On the Beach. Every day we'll feature an album that I've personally selected for the show. Most of the time I'll try to make it theme-based...sometimes it'll just be fun.
Tonight's show will feature Pink Floyd as requested by Gogo. Find out what Pink Floyd album we feature tonight.
As for On the Beach: You ever put a new album on in the background as you work or play and after about the third or fourth song, you actually stop whatever you're doing to just concentrate on the art of the music? It's a different thing than when we hear that song that hits ya and gives you chills. The album itself becomes one big piece of music that evolves and speaks to a deeper part of that place in your mind that makes music matter to you.
As I explained when I killed New Music Friday's from TheCodyBlog.com back in 2006, I was just sick of all the repackaging that the once-artists but now yuppie businessmen who seem to control all facets of popular music was pushing on us. Too many greatest hits albums, too many cookie-cuttered nationally-approved radio playlists, and too many once-great songs run into my head's ground as they ran behind one too many commercials or appeared in one too many movies and TV shows. So I've bought hundreds of complete, non-greatest-hits albums in the last few months off iTunes and lately have been in hog heaven using the subscription services from my Zune.
Perhaps the best album of them all so far has been On The Beach by Neil Young.
What an album.
The last song, Ambulance Blues, will leave you breathless. I hear there's a great version of it with Neil and Dave Matthews on a live spot from a charity event.
Regardless, Neil's a friend for telling us all that we are just pissin' in the wind.
I wish all my friends would tell me when they truly think I am.