Thursday, May 04, 2006

Neil Young Living with War

Neil Young has released an anti-war album. You can listen to the whole thing for free on a number of places on the Internet, including Young's web site. The New York Times ran a story about it, reporting:

It's his blunt statement about the Iraq war; "History was a cruel judge of overconfidence/back in the days of shock and awe," he sings, strumming an electric guitar and leading a power trio with a sound that harks back to Young albums like "Rust Never Sleeps" and "Ragged Glory."

Combined with the Bruce Springsteen slap in New Orleans, and it's been a bad couple of weeks, entertainment-wise, for the president. And that doesn't even count the Stephen Colbert punch in the gut at the annual White House correspondents' dinner. Colbert, depending on who you talk to or what you read (a link to the transcript is at the bottom of the story), put on a show of brilliant satire, gross disrespect, or bad comedy.

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