And in my mind I still need a place to go, All my changes were there

July 23, 2010

Almost too many Canadians to count.

Perhaps the best music concert ever made into a film.

Helpless, Neil Young from The Last Waltz concert, 1976

There is a town in north Ontario,
With dream comfort memory to spare,
And in my mind
I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless
Baby can you hear me now?
The chains are locked
and tied across the door,
Baby, sing with me somehow.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless.


Education, Transition, Outreach and Research

May 11, 2010

Music entertainment for a reason.

Bridge School Benefit

The Bridge School


Follow That Dream, Bruce Springsteen (Elvis Presley’s video)

If your heart is restless from waiting so long
If you’re tired and weary and you can’t go on
If a distant dream is calling you
Then there’s just one thing you can do

Follow that dream wherever it may lead
Come on now and follow that dream
To find the love you need
Come on, follow that dream

Now I been searching for a heart that’s free
Searching for someone to search with me
I need a love, a love I can trust
Together we’ll search for the things that come to us

In dreams wherever they may lead
Come on now follow that dream
To find the love you need
Come on, follow that dream

Now every one has the right to live
The right to a chance to give what they have to give
The right to fight for the things they believe
For the things that come to them in dreams

In dreams wherever they may lead
Come on, follow that dream
To find the love you need
Come on now follow that dream
Wherever they may lead
Come on now follow that dream

To find the love you need
To find the love you need
To find the love you need
Come on, follow that dream


Pegi & Neil musta caught crazy from their horses

October 31, 2008

Economics is a dismal science.

If homo economicus is substantially accurate, Neil Percival Young and his wife Peggy are illogical, irrational and probably insane. Their behavior cannot be explained by overly simplistic disciples of the Chicago school of economics.

The couple decided yesterday to cancel a Los Angeles concert because they wouldn’t cross a picket line:

The 62-year-old rocker-activist says he was told a local faction of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union planned to picket the show.

Young and his wife are honorary lifetime members of the union, which is striking against The Forum’s owner, Faithful Central Bible Church, because of contract disputes.

Shakey goes onto say he is…:

“…extremely disappointed to have to choose between satisfying my fans or backing my brothers and sisters of the IATSE.” Associated Press

Altruism, brotherhood, fraternity, charity, self-sacrifice are terms that simply do not fit within the classic economic models. They don’t fit within the model. [Drowning your first-born does, however.]

  • My experience is that the Young’s behavior is the rule and not the exception.
  • People make decisions that are predictably irrational.

And thank God for that.

Only fools (on a knee-jerk basis) knock any collective action such as unions or independent franchisee associations.

You’re only putting your head on the block, ya unthinking bozos.

  • I’ll burn my card, right after the franchise bar secedes from their union.

On the Prairie Wind DVD, Young said Ian Tyson’s Four Strong Winds is his all-time favourite song. The Live 8 show was in my home town and was his second public show since brain surgery in March 2005.

  • He showed up at the local Barrie dance club called The Roxx, the night before the Live 8 broadcast. [see the currently featured Jell-O wrestling].

Everybody’s got a cross.


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