Friday, November 14, 2008

CSNY anti-war documentary

click to enlargeMrB picked out this video, "CSNY Déjà Vu," and I just thought it was yet another concert video from some old favorites -- not so!

Neil Young, as you may or may not know, put together an album called "Living With War." He gave away the album as a free download, and put together this website, which makes all the album videos available, and collects anti-war songs from any musicians who want to submit them {it's a great benefit being able to be heard via Neil Young's site}.

The DVD turned out to be a documentary of the tour that CSNY put together in 2006, called the Freedom of Speech Tour - it was all politically-oriented music, and included what was often a VERY inflammatory Young number called "Let's Impeach the President." Strong crowd reactions were recorded in interviews from people who walked out at that point, but their views were just one of the views represented here. This movie is full of real people and tells many stories. They deal with war, and post-war, and politics in the country from Nixon to Bush. It's not preachy, it's people talking about their feelings and the stuff they have had to deal with... and there's good music too.

(Stephen Colbert is even in it!)


Ingrid said...

And here I was, at a Brave Combo concert at Jovita's thinking, "I wonder if MrsB will show up here" , as you're such a concert goer!!

sounds like a great doc..I wished my dh was more inclined to watch those kinds of things but alas..he's not..hence I'm the one with the blog ...sigh..


Blueberry said...

We went to Home Slice Pizza to see Brownout. A great band!

Mando Mama said...

That's awful cool. I was just spinning that cd not long ago (it was a present from my sis) and lo, NY had an article just the other day on the Huffington Post. Thanks for sharing!