Night Owl Chat – Neil Young

Some Neil Young to take you into the night.


Heart of Gold


Old Man


Harvest Moon


Needle and the Damage Done


Hey Hey, My My




Rock on, night owls!

99 Responses to “Night Owl Chat – Neil Young”

  1. June 5, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Love Neil Young. Thank you, LL!!

  2. 13 99ts
    June 5, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    What is it with democrats (Howard Dean) that they have to give kudos to right wing stupid ideas – small govt, reduce taxes

    Small govt = no services, bridges falling down, vets dying through lack of care
    reduce taxes – means those who can least afford it pay the cost of millionaires 12 homes.

    • 14 Jovie
      June 5, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Bc young college kids, which he says he caters to, are concerned about nations debt.

      • 15 99ts
        June 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm

        young college kids are worried about their personal debt – and reducing taxes would increase that.

        Time some folks learned some basic economics and what people actually care about.

      • 17 99ts
        June 5, 2014 at 10:29 pm

        Should have added – really pleased to see you back at TOD Jovie – I appreciate your political info and posts

  3. June 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Another fine Spandan essay “Republicans Accidentally Debunk Their Own Talking Point on Obamacare ‘Discrepancy'”

    • June 5, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Bottom line:

      “Given all that, it is an amazing feat that only 2.5% of the data submitted to the exchanges had discrepancies at the end of April – even if you want to trust the Republican numbers.

      But I suppose we owe Republicans a note of thanks for letting their cat out of the bag a little too early in order manufacture the next ‘scandal’. Without their help, we’d be less able to put the story in context and show that the only real ‘news’ here is that the media and the GOP are still obsessed with dragging down the Affordable Care Act even after its incredible success.”

      link: ibid

      #TrustBarack …. to NEVER BE STUPID ….

  4. June 5, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks, LL, for soothing my evening.

  5. 28 carolyn
    June 5, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I’m looking forward to tomorrow, the 70th anniversary of D Day, and I’m glad it’s President Obama, whose grandfather fought in Europe, who is the U.S. President to honor this day. My father was in the Army Air Corps as a chaplain, so WWII has always been a big part of my life. Shortly before she died in 1984, my mother who had just read The Winds of War, said, almost nostalgically….”Those were our years.”

    In 2005 I led a trip for our department at the college where I teach to England and France, including students and faculty. Part of our trip was a day in Normandy…..Pointe’du hoc, Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, the magnificent coast……a day I’ll never forget. It is beautiful now, and haunting. I’ll be looking forward to hearing our president honor these fighters from the Allies. We also visited the Peace Museum in Caen, which is remarkable. It traces the history of war in Europe for the entire 20th century…..very compelling. Their guiding principle is “No more war

  6. 33 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    #1 June 1944….

  7. 34 vcprezofan2
    June 5, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Very O/T >>>>> If you were a part of this village a year or so ago I posted a ‘closing’ update re a tragic incident at the end of the previous post.

    • 35 Layla
      June 5, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      I read it vc, tears….Bless you

    • 36 MightyPamela
      June 5, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      I just finished reading the post, VC, and want you to know I had been thinking of this incident and the entire sad experience just the day before yesterday. Doesn’t really seem to have been resolved, beyond a legal settlement. I am sorry.

      • 37 vcprezofan2
        June 5, 2014 at 11:07 pm

        Not something that can be resolved, really. Later in the article it says that the homeowners never contacted the family after. [They never phoned, never apologized nor offered condolences, attend the funeral, never in any way acknowledge Robert. No ‘humanity’.] Of course, I do not know how that would have been received, so in a way I can imagine they didn’t themselves know how to react. I’m not sure I would have know how to either. Sigh!

    • June 5, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Very sad, VC. No other words matter …

    • 40 desertflower
      June 5, 2014 at 11:30 pm


    • 41 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      June 6, 2014 at 1:01 am

      VC, you and your family have continued to be in my prayers this past year.

    • 43 theo67
      June 6, 2014 at 1:52 am

      Thinking of you, VC. That was a very sad incident. I can’t believe a year has passed already.

      • 44 vcprezofan2
        June 6, 2014 at 7:42 am

        I can’t either. Just two days ago Char and I were remarking that it was a year ago since we were in CA. I don’t understand why time is rushing so madly by!

  8. June 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    70 years later and they are still being persecuted by tyrants …

  9. 46 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Starting early:) Love these!

  10. 50 vcprezofan2
    June 5, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Graduating as high school Valedictorian? Impressive. Doing so while homeless? Staggering.

    Clearly Griffin Furlong is not your typical teen. Despite spending much of his high school career hungry and living on couches and depending on the kindness of friends and family, the Jacksonville, Fla., resident managed to graduate with a 4.65 GPA.

    He, his older brother, and father have lived in shelters and rental homes. In April, they lost their home, and Griffin ended up staying with his girlfriend’s family before moving to be with his aunt and uncle.

    The 18-year-old spoke to NBC News about how the loss of his mother, who died of leukemia when he was 6, inspired him to live a life of purpose.

    “Everyone thinks I try to make good grades because I’m smart. Not true. I perform the way that I do in the classroom because I have everything to lose,” Griffin told his classmates at graduation. “I make the grades I do because I was once lost and had nothing.”


  11. 53 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm
  12. 58 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    My personal motto.

  13. 59 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 11:03 pm


    Gerson and Wehner criticize the domination of Republican economic policy by “rhetorical zeal and indiscipline in which virtually every reference to government is negative, disparaging, and denigrating. It is justified by an apocalyptic narrative of American life: We are fast approaching a point of no return at which we stand to lose our basic liberties and our national character.”

    The two writers develop an argument rare in Republican circles. They cite the liabilities of an economic worldview that doesn’t recognize the need for government “to help those who cannot individually do for themselves, to advance justice in an unjust world, and to lift up the weakest members of society.” They go on to make the case that “many conservatives fail to see the extent to which equal opportunity itself, a central principle of our national self-understanding, is becoming harder to achieve. It is a well-documented fact that, in recent years, economic mobility has stalled for many poorer Americans, resulting in persistent intergenerational inequality.”

  14. 60 Layla
    June 5, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Good night all!

    “For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. ”

    Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer

    June 6, 1944

    My fellow Americans: Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.

    And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

    Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.

    Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

    They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

    They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest-until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.

    For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

    Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.

    And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas — whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them–help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.

    Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

    Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

    And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

    And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

    With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister Nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

    Thy will be done, Almighty God.


  15. 63 Jovie
    June 5, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Ya think?

  16. June 5, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Jay Carney is on Charlie Rose tonight. He is so brilliant. I’ll try to remember to post a link when the video becomes available.

  17. June 5, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    A reality that Trump and his fellow hate-filled birthers will never be able to escape ….

  18. 71 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    John Nichols @NicholsUprising · 6h
    53% of voters less excited about participating in 2014 than past elections. More money in politics = less enthusiasm:


    THIS is what we have to fight against!

  19. 75 Bill R.
    June 6, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I absolutely never watch Faux News. Unfortunately when I work out others at the fitness center may have it on. So occasionally out of the corner of my eye I look at it. Totally ugly. every single word and image. But what struck me was the statement that Hannity and his guests were nodding at regarding their vilification of Bergdahl. “People say ‘wait for the facts”. But I saw you don’t have to wait for the facts. You can make up your mind now.” Haha.. that is the hellish propaaganda universe of Faux news. Facts don’t matter, just ideology and propaganda. But that is a losing approach to anything and everything.

    I have to say from the little I have learned about this poor young man, he is a gentle soul, who doesn’t have the constitution to kill. He should never have been put on the battlefield. And I can see how someone like him would be totally scapegoated in the military culture. It is tragic surely. But we are blessed to have a President who values human beings, for more than just killing, all human beings. This issue has no grey area. The President is so clearly in the right on this. And that will prevail, just as he has on health care. We don’t send our young men and women to the battlefield and then abandon them.

  20. 76 Bill R.
    June 6, 2014 at 12:43 am

    I’m old enough to remember Benny Goodman playing on the radio. And in my college days to remember Phil Ochs and his tragic death. Too bad there isn’t a film of the Goodman piece with Gene Krupa playing the drums. There is a famous film of a performance at Carnegie Hall, which includes this piece.

  21. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    June 6, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Disgusting. Three minutes of Lawrence’s show with Joy Reid as host, and heard something about Lindsay Graham’s remarks on impeachment – just so Graham can try to keep his Senate seat, which he isn’t qualified nor dignified enough to have … and I’m outta there. Effers.

  22. June 6, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Good night TOD

  23. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    June 6, 2014 at 1:52 am

  24. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    June 6, 2014 at 2:01 am
  25. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    June 6, 2014 at 2:17 am

  26. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    June 6, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Can’t believe I’m still awake when live D-Day 70th anniversary coverage from France is already happening on the teevee! Guess I’d better call it a night. See y’all tomorrow.

  27. June 6, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Full length D-Day Documentary.

    Thanks to those guys, the world really is more peaceful. Yes, we have wars everywhere, but there hasn’t been a war between major powers in nearly 70 years-and none between the big countries in Europe in what must have seemed an impossibly long time.. And even where there is war, increasingly it seems between smaller and smaller and more and more disorganized factions. Soon war may be limited to internal actors and between just them.

  28. June 6, 2014 at 3:58 am

    For those who would rather not hear blather-C-Span is covering the 70th Anniversary live.

  29. 88 Jovie
    June 6, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Msnbc carrying the presidents arrival !
    Wow! Cease to amaze me. 🙂

  30. June 6, 2014 at 5:03 am

    This year, June 6, 2014, marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. The site, http://www.army.mil/d-day explains D-Day in a short but descriptive way: “On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolph Hitler’s crack troops.”

    World War 2 and D-Day has always been intriguing to me, so I decided to look around the web and collect some interesting and fascinating details about this historic day. In the list below, next to each fact that I posted, I listed the name of the website in which I found the specific fact. So, without further ado, here we go…


    The largest seaborne invasion in history – CNN

    The invasion’s secret code name was Operation Overlord. – CNN

    Condoms were issued to soldiers – most were used for covering the end of their rifles to keep them dry. – Express.co.uk

  31. 94 Bill R.
    June 6, 2014 at 5:56 am

    I watched the President’s speech on BBC and CNN, along with the other ceremonial. Very moving, especially his reference to his grandfather, saying ” on this occasion I miss him most”.

  32. 95 Bill R.
    June 6, 2014 at 6:14 am

    On this day I remember my father who died ten years ago in my arms. He went to war in 1941 at age 16 as a marine. He served on escort ships carrying supplies to Russia and the UK. He served to man the guns on the USS Tuscaloosa in the invasion of Africa. At age 19 he served in combat operations on Guadalcanal, Pelilu, where his company was nearly wiped out in the Battle of Bloody Nose Ridge and where he was awarded the Silver Star for bravery, and Okinawa where he was a platoon sergeant and was shot by a sniper at age 19. He spent a lifetime recovering from the physical, psychological, and spiritual wounds of the violence of war. He used his pain to help other veterans recover from alcoholism and PTSD. He started the war as just a confused kid and left the war as a horribly injured young man. He learned to become a kind man and a healer of others by the end of his life.

  33. June 6, 2014 at 6:42 am

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