Monday, May 31, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 22: After The Goldrush

After The Goldrush - Neil Young (1970)

Few lines in song have captured my imagination as well as "Look at mother nature on the run in the 1970's". Written for an abandoned screenplay by Dean Stockwell, Shakey presents us with a dichotomy of visual stimulus in this lyrical masterpiece. I've never quite grasped what the song is about, but I've always pictured a spiritual awakening brought on by extra-terrestrial visitors, who allow the lucky to go "flying mother nature's silver seed to a new home in the sun". Not bad for a song intended for a western. CSN were never better than when Neil was with them, and his solo work is a vast catalog of excellence. Peruse it at will.

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