Sunday, April 30, 2006
Neil Young's 'Living With War' Shows He Doesn't Like It - New York Times
Neil Young's 'Living With War' Shows He Doesn't Like It - New York Times: "As in the 60's, protest songs risk self-righteousness and preaching only to the converted. Only the most generalized ones outlast the interest in whatever headlines inspired them. There's not a lot of mystery to the songs on 'Living With War'; they make their points as forthrightly as possible. Yet in the Internet era information -- not just songs but blogs, videos, photos, drawings, e-mail jottings -- is in the paradoxical position of being published worldwide and perhaps archived forever, but also being impulsive and ephemeral. A song for the Internet doesn't have to be one for the ages. Like an old broadside, it just has to get around for its moment, for right now. 'Living With War' -- irate, passionate, tuneful, thoughtful and obstinate -- is definitely worth a click. "