Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Freedom of Speech Tour

There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won’t.
Annie Lennox, singer

On the Mark and I saw Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s Freedom of Speech show at the Hollywood Bowl last night -- Terrific!! The show opened with “Flags of Freedom” and the concert continued for more than three hours including an intermission.

Set 1
Flags of Freedom
Wooden Ships
Long Time Gone
Military Madness
Wounded World
After The Garden
Living With War
The Restless Consumer
Shock and Awe
They Want It All
Feed The People
Immigration Man

Set 2
Helplessly Hoping
Our House
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Milky Way Tonight
Carry Me
Treetop Flyer
Roger And Out
Southbound Train
Old Man Trouble
Teach Your Children
Southern Cross
Find the Cost of Freedom
Let's Impeach the President (which was basically a sing along with the lyrics on the large screens; see lyrics below)
For What it's Worth
Rocking in the Free World

Let's Impeach the President for Lying
Let's impeach the president for lying
And leading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door

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

Let¹s impeach the president for spying
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country
By tapping our computers and telephones

What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way
Sheltered by our government¹s protection
Or was someone just not home that day?

Let's impeach the president
For hijacking our religion and using it to get elected
Dividing our country into colors
And still leaving black people neglected

Thank god he¹s racking down on steroids
Since he sold his old baseball team
There's lot of people looking at big trouble
But of course the president is clean

Thank God


Janet said...

I don't know if I ever mentioned it to you before, but did you hear Pink's new song Dear Mr. President? I think you might like it.

Thanks for checking in. I was thinking about ya actually.:)

Chandira said...

I never was particularly a Neil Young Fan, until you converted me! Then I bought Living With War on your recommendation, and love it..

Lucky you! I'm looking out for a Seattle show now.. :-)

alice, uptown said...

I don't think CSN&Y had any idea what the cost of our so-called freedom would begin to tally when they debuted that song.

What a great concert -- and how apropos. I've been thinking about parallels between Vietnam and the current war, and wondering, where have all the protesters gone?

Chandira said...

Exactly Alice. I think a lot of them went to the movie industry though, there are some awesome movies out right now.

I think this quote about sums it up though, from Peter Carroll.

"The hippies of 68 broke the dress code and the sex code, stopped a major war, and created a healthy disrespect for all forms of authority. Mysticism and music fonctioned as enemies of the state in those days.
The starry-eyed idealists of today have submerged thier criticul faculties beneath a tidal wave of slop marketed by those old hippies who nnnow sell a user-friendly dilution of their original enlightenment."

;-) Sad but somewhat true I fear.

Anonymous said...

Wowzers you guys...what freakin' show!

Hawkeyi's Blog said...

In wartime,
truth is so precious
that she
should always
be guarded
by a bodyguard
of lies.

Winston Churchill

BUSH: I've always been a great admirer of Sir Winston Churchill, admirer of his career, admirer of his strength, admirer of his character -- so much so that I keep a stern-looking bust of Sir Winston in the Oval Office.

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official... ~Theodore Roosevelt

Truly the people of America Rock, Just can't say the same about your President, I see some communities in America are adding the impeachment question to Novembers ballot. Another Canadian Artist has been touring the States and Canada singing his songs that are anti U.S. Government, Bruce Cockburn sings, Tell the Universe what you've done, and This is Baghdad. The world looks to the American people to lead us to peace, not into wars with other nations, We are all on this planet together and we must thrive for peace, Get out of the Middle East, make cars that run on alternative fuels...

Janet said...

It had been awhile I had forgotten I had recommended it. I'm glad you liked it!:)