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January 24, 2007 6:56 PM   Subscribe

Youtube links to Neil Young busking in Glasgow and some more. Vintage Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
posted by snsranch (17 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Good stuff. Reminded me of a song I was listening to yesterday.

Revolution in their minds - the children start to march
Against the world in which they have to live
And all the hate that's in their hearts
They're tired of being pushed around
And told just what to do
They'll fight the world until they've won
And love comes flowing through

Children of tomorrow live in the tears that fall today
Will the sun rise up tomorrow bringing peace in any way?
Must the world live in the shadow of atomic fear?
Can they win the fight for peace or will they disappear?

So you children of the world,
Listen to what I say
If you want a better place to live in
Spread the words today
Show the world that love is still alive
You must be brave
Before you children of today are
Children of the Grave...

-sabbath, '71
posted by koeselitz at 7:10 PM on January 24, 2007

Man, this takes me down memory lane. Thanks !!
posted by lobstah at 7:26 PM on January 24, 2007

CSN and Crosby, Stills, & Nash are two of the greatest albums of all time.
posted by spock at 7:40 PM on January 24, 2007

I just watched that Down by the River clip a few hours ago.
And I'm at this moment re-reading Neil and Me (1984), by his father, Scott Young, and there's a part where he comes to join Neil on tour for a bit in Ireland/Scotland and is picked up by a driver at the airport, who finds out he's Neil's dad. The driver tells him that he could have sworn he saw Neil busking on the street a few hours earlier, was it really him? As told by Scott, when he eventually remembered to ask Neil about it Neil said something typically cryptic like, "I could have."
Great that there's footage of it.
posted by chococat at 7:41 PM on January 24, 2007

Neil Young on David Steinberg? Were Monty Hall and Deanna Durbin the other guests?

Great fun clips, thanks!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:51 PM on January 24, 2007

I'm about to busk for the first time this weekend, so this was lovely to see. Thanks for the link!
posted by Saellys at 8:17 PM on January 24, 2007

i think some of the crowd had it figured out though ... nice clip

CSN and Crosby, Stills, & Nash are two of the greatest albums of all time.

puhleez - there's nothing on those albums that america didn't do better ... and they did "horse with no name", too

i mean, if we're going to troll here, let's go for outrageous
posted by pyramid termite at 9:23 PM on January 24, 2007

great videos. I especially liked the first one.

thanks for the post.
posted by pruner at 9:37 PM on January 24, 2007

YouTube is taking a rest or something ("scheduled downtime"), so I'll have to check these out later, but thanks for the links. For what it's worth, I helped put together the David Crosby box set Voyage that came out a month or so ago, including writing the 100-frickin'-page essay on his career in the booklet. The most shocking thing about David Crosby: He's actually just a really nice, smart, hilarious guy. His freebase-ego-nazi days are long behind him, but he's not an insufferably pompous "recovering" anything either. And Nash is an angel, a wit, and a gentleman.

I've only met Neil a couple of times, but suffice it to say that CSN are the three biggest Neil Young fans on the planet (yes yes, "as well they should be" -- shaddup.)
posted by digaman at 10:46 PM on January 24, 2007

A little anecdote: A few months ago, CSNY played up in Portland on the Living With War tour, which was probably their best tour in 20 years, in part because Neil chose the setlists. The morning of the show I met Crosby at Powell's Books, which is one of the best bookstores in the universe, and we browsed around for an hour or two. Then Crosby had to go back to the hotel, but my buddy Nat and I stayed at Powell's. Suddenly Nash walked in with his wife and daughter. Nash asked the manager a question, and while talking to him about books, the manager blurted out, "Do you know who was just in here? David Crosby, of Crosby, Stills, and Nash! He shops in here a lot." The manager had no idea. As my spouse put it, "Well, of course. Nash is just an old rock star, but Crosby is a Simpsons character."
posted by digaman at 11:15 PM on January 24, 2007

What the hell is it with that guy that makes me pay attention to this day? I'm back in 20 below January Minneapolis 1974, 16, with my feet in a Holiday Inn pool, glazed from just seeing him. It's 1am, my buddy and I are broke and we can't find a ride 150 miles back home for school tomorrow.

After being grounded for a week, we repeat, hitching 200 miles toward another date on the Time Fades Away tour.
posted by hal9k at 2:08 AM on January 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

The termite likes America? But...I thought I was the only one who even bothered to remember who they are.

Yet, I'd never put them up against CSN/Y. Different flavors. But America went all pop/soft or something.
posted by Goofyy at 3:59 AM on January 25, 2007

There was a clip on Neil's own website a couple of years back that showed him around 1972 walking into some record store in Hollywood and just harassing the owner because he was stocking some NY bootlegs. It was like 20 minutes of neil harangue, and when the camera follows him out on the street as he's laughing and walking away, you're suddenly aware that it was not just Neil and and the poor uncomfortable owner guy there in the store, but a cameraman, too, and that Neil can just be an incredible asshole.

And then there's the famous incident where he and Stills weren't getting along on the tour supporting Long May You Run and Neil just quits the tour -- just takes off in his bus before an Atlanta date -- leaving Stills only with a note: "Stephen: funny how some things that start spontaneously end that way. Eat a peach. Neil."

I say this as someone who worships the music, but there's a reason people are always calling out Nash as The Nice One.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 4:11 AM on January 25, 2007

Let's not forget the other band Young and Stills were in.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:56 AM on January 25, 2007

I wish that Springfield video had live audio!
posted by digaman at 11:10 AM on January 25, 2007

Nothing beats the time I walked back stage with my Flying Fucking A Heads t-shirt on, the one that says, “Echo is like garlic…” and one of the guys said, "who are you, how did you….?"
"Hanrahan", was my reply. There were only 12 of those printed.
He was Tim's roommate at Georgetown. Buchwald wrote a great piece about him, Hanrahan had helped Art’s son sober up. Then there was this exhibit with Linda in D.C. before she died. She had snapped a great shot of Jimi back stage. There were 24 shirts printed for a private opening party plus two, one for me and one for Hanrahan without the printing on the back. Just Jimi. Good Times.
posted by MapGuy at 11:13 AM on January 25, 2007

By the way, one of the best little discoveries we found for Crosby's box set Voyage was an unused take of "Cowboy Movie" with flamethrower Neil raging full-on for many minutes along with Jerry Garcia -- one of their very few performances together.
posted by digaman at 12:20 PM on January 25, 2007

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