Archive for April, 2009

April-23-2009
Filed Under (Acoustic Covers)

Mat Weddle of the pop-folk band Obadiah Parker (I assume the name has something to do with the beard) is seen here at a Scottsdale, AZ-area open-mic performing an acoustic version of Outkast’s Hey Ya. Even if this isn’t your cup of tea, there’s a lesson here for all of us – especially those “anything but country” fools (hat tip: Chuck Klosterman) – and that is: good music transcends genre.


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April-2-2009
Filed Under (Acoustic Originals)

“Old man, look at my life, I’m a lot like you were.” One of the most powerful statements in rock. There’s a lot to say about this song – seen here a full year before it was released to the public – but it really speaks for itself. A few words, though, from Neil himself:

“…there was a couple living on [the Northern California Broken Arrow Ranch, which Neil bought in 1970] that were the caretakers, an old gentleman named Louis Avala and his wife Clara. And there was this old blue Jeep there, and Louis took me for a ride in this blue Jeep. He gets me up there on the top side of the place, and there’s this lake up there that fed all the pastures, and he says, ‘Well, tell me, how does a young man like yourself have enough money to buy a place like this?’ And I said, ‘Well, just lucky, Louie, just real lucky.’ And he said, ‘Well, that’s the darndest thing I ever heard.’ And I wrote this song for him.”


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