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Here’s a request for Neil Young: Pls. sing us This Note’s for You #nobud

- September 21st, 2012

Neil Young Albuquerque 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – AUGUST 03: Neil Young performs with Crazy Horse at the Hard Rock Presents Pavilion on August 3, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Steve Snowden/Getty Images/AFP

Even before Canadian icon Neil Young told the NY Times, he hass given up drugs and alcohol for good after puffing marijuana and knocking back alcohol for years, good friend to JBNBlog A Face in the Crowd had a request from the Shakey songbook.

JBNBlog joins Face in hoping Neil Young will find time for it during his Oct. 6 at the Budweiser Gardens.

Over to you, Face .  . . & would the hashtag for the following  be #bud or #nobud:

Do you suppose that we can get word to Neil for a special request for this song?  What a great rawk moment of defiance it would be, given the renaming of the venue.
I believe that this title was a direct parody of an ad campaign of the time: “For all you do, this Bud’s for you.”  “Spuds” was some sort of beer mascot dog.
From This Note’s For You (1988) by Neil Young and the Blue Notes:

“This Note’s For You”

Don’t want no cash
Don’t need no money
Ain’t got no stash
This note’s for you.

Ain’t singin’ for Pepsi
Ain’t singin’ for Coke
I don’t sing for nobody
Makes me look like a joke
This note’s for you.

Ain’t singin’ for Miller
Don’t sing for Bud
I won’t sing for politicians
Ain’t singin’ for Spuds
This note’s for you.

Don’t need no cash
Don’t want no money
Ain’t got no stash
This note’s for you.

I’ve got the real thing
I got the real thing, baby
I got the real thing
Yeah, alright.

Yeah, right indeed. . . . wasn’t Spuds MacKenzie a pitch dog for Bud Light (never never never) & a fixture in the NYoung video for the song we want?

Meanwhile, here via vile wenn.com is Neil on sobriety. For which,  by the way, #yay #applause & keep a-rawkin.

The Harvest Moon hitmaker retired both his bad habits last year and is now celebrating his sobriety.

He tells the New York Times, “I did it for 40 years. Now I want to see what it’s like to not do it. It’s just a different perspective.”

But the 66 year old insists it has been no easy feat – in his upcoming memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, he writes, “The straighter I am, the more alert I am, the less I know myself and the harder it is to recognise myself.

“I need a little grounding in something and I am looking for it everywhere.”

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