I love Neil Young’s music. Once upon a time he wrote a song called “The Needle and the Damage Done,” observing the death of his bandmate.
I’m glad for his sake Young (apparently) hasn’t lost friends to the COVID shot. I hope none of them have been injured by it. I happen to know more people injured by the liability-free gene therapy injection than I know junkies.
I’m wondering why Neil Young thought he needed to bully Spotify into cancelling Joe Rogan? Didn’t he know that Rogan is more popular now than Young ever was, even back in the day?
But maybe there was something else going on. This AP article clues us in that Young actually had a secondary motive. Years ago, I heard Young talk, in an interview, about his concern that the sound quality of electronic music, as compared to vinyl, was poor. The range of frequencies was reduced. I don’t recall what else he said. But the last sentence in the AP article, which I reproduce below, suggests that Young is simply moving his catalogue to another venue with preferable sound quality:
“An audiophile, Young said his fans now have the chance to listen to his music in places where it will sound better.”
Was this an excuse to ease out of Spotify?
I don’t plan to stop listening to Neil Young. He is a musical genius. We don’t have to make false choices like Young versus Rogan. This is America. Let’s keep it that way.