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Neil Young on American Idol and Clay Aiken

Old 08-21-03, 11:32 AM
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Neil Young on American Idol and Clay Aiken

Good ol' Neil

Have you ever watched American Idol?

I got roped into watching it. I happened to be in a room where people were watching it one day. And that guy came on -- he was in Rolling Stone, on the cover.

Clay Aiken --

Yeah, Clay. You want my opinion? When I saw Clay on the cover of Rolling Stone, I thought, "Well, it's not Jerry Garcia. Things have really changed." We went from music and a movement -- people living the music and loving the message, the freedom.

The rest of the interview is at:

Neil Young Interview: Rolling Stone

Imagine having to buy a magazine with the Olson twins on the cover to get a decent Neil Young interview. This is what it's come to.
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Old 08-21-03, 11:50 AM
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Does he mention that the winner (Ruben) sung "Sweet Home Alabama" a few times (a song that mentions Young by name...and not favorably)?
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No he's lucky he (and I) missed that travesty.
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Apparently Groucho enjoyed it "a few times".
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Does it not make much sense to anyone else that Ruben, a black man, sang Sweet Home Alabama? Seems it'd make more sense to sing Souther Man.
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Something tells me that American Idol contestants don't invest a lot of energy researching the racial and or political history of the songs they sing.
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Originally posted by cungar
Something tells me that American Idol contestants don't invest a lot of energy researching the racial and or political history of the songs they sing.
What percentage of the American Idol audience is aware of it, or would care?
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To be fair, I don't think Ruben sang the parts about Neil Young or the Watergate verse.
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They were talking about the song on I love the 70s. and half the people were like, "Oh, I love that song! I don't know what it is about though."

Because of that song I refuse to buy anything Lynyrd Skynyrd .
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Originally posted by Brain Stew
Because of that song I refuse to buy anything Lynyrd Skynyrd .
I'm a huge NY fan, and I've heard that him and Lyrnryd Skynyrd pretty much respected each other and never really were enemies. I also heard that the late lead singer for LS wore a Neil Young shirt quite often.
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Neil Young always seem to have something to b*i*ch about. Is there anything or a time in history where he was happy or in a good mood?

As for LS, I love their music and especially love that song. My only favorite knockoff version is by Eminem in 8 Mile.
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Meh.....

I still won't buy a Lynyrd Skynyrd album. I'm not missing anything.
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Originally posted by POWERBOMB
Neil Young always seem to have something to b*i*ch about. Is there anything or a time in history where he was happy or in a good mood?
Yeah those damn entertainers with brains and an opinion. I wish they'd just shut up and sing about bitches and hos and leave the thinking to the people in charge.
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Originally posted by Brain Stew

Because of that song I refuse to buy anything Lynyrd Skynyrd .
I just refuse to buy anything Lynyrd Skynyrd because they suck.
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Freebird has one of the best guitar solos of all time. Wake up!
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Old 08-22-03, 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by cungar
Yeah those damn entertainers with brains and an opinion. I wish they'd just shut up and sing about bitches and hos and leave the thinking to the people in charge.
Exactly, cungar. It's great to see you agree with me. That's what I'm talking about.
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