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Neil Young + Promise Of The Real – A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop

Rock On, Neil…!

Neil Young has set his targets on American corporations with the Monsanto and Starbucks copping the wrath of Young in the upcoming ‘The Monsanto Years’ album.

Young’s ‘The Monsanto Years’ is his most lyrically vicious album since Neil tore George W. Bush a new arsehole with the ‘Living With War’ album in 2006.

‘The Monsanto Years’ is about the corporate greed of the publicly listed Monsanto Corporation in the USA that genetically modifies food. The company also manufactured Agent Orange, the herbicide weapon used by the American government during the Vietnam War.

Earlier this week Young said in a statement:

‘Contrary to the misleading information coming from Starbucks, the coffee company is in alliance with other Food Giants, including Monsanto, in suing the state of Vermont to overturn the GMO labeling laws voted for by the people.

‘An alliance is a pact, coalition or friendship between two or more parties, made in order to advance common goals and to secure common interests. Starbucks and Monsanto are members of the Grocery Manufacturers Alliance.

‘The Grocery Manufacturers Alliance sued the state of Vermont to overturn the people’s will to mandate GMO labeling in Vermont.

‘In communications with Starbucks the company was unresponsive to the direct question on whether Starbuck’s coffee product contained GMOs’.

By raising awareness of Monsanto, Young has also brought into question the values of U2’s Bono who supports Monsantos move to use Africa to harvest Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) because, according to ‘They’re future consumers for the United States.’

Neil Young has created ‘The Monsanto Years’ with Promise of the Real. an LA-based rock band fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), along with Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals), Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass) and Tato Melgar (percussion). The Nelson brothers are the sons of Willie Nelson.

What’s on your mind tonite…?

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  1. dubinsky
    May 27, 2015 at 11:05 pm
  2. May 27, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Aloha, LN pups…!

  3. May 27, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Neil rocking Shrub…

  4. Chris Maukonen
    May 27, 2015 at 11:19 pm
  5. dubinsky
    May 27, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    there are excellent reasons not to wish to engage in commerce with Monsanto, and there’s no harm in food labelling ,,,,,

    here’s the text of the Vermont legislation

  6. May 27, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Aloha, cmk…! Such a sordid saga, eh…?

    How’s Cleveburgh tonite…?

  7. dubinsky
    May 27, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    and yet the Republicans went to a considerable bit of bother to get rid of slavery

    today’s Republicans wouldn’t buy a lincoln

  8. Chris Maukonen
    May 27, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Wet. Had a bit of rain. Nice tomorrow but after that more rain.

  9. Pluto
    May 27, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Hey Dogs! Can’t stay, but I’ll be back when the tide goes out to see whose been swimming naked.

  10. May 27, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Mahalo for dropping by, Pluto…! 😉

  11. May 27, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Much the same here in Hilo town, cmk…!

  12. dubinsky
    May 27, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    and speaking of ME and resignations. here’s one that barely was noticed because it barely mattered

  13. dubinsky
    May 27, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    how are the Cleveland cops feeling?

  14. May 27, 2015 at 11:50 pm
  15. dubinsky
    May 27, 2015 at 11:51 pm
  16. TalkingWarrior
    May 27, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    G’evening, all – from a very soggy Dixie. Wish we could ship some (a lot) of this extra precip. to Calif, PNW, all the places that need it.

  17. Andy_Lewis
    May 27, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Ain’t singin’ for Pepsi…

  18. Chris Maukonen
    May 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I do not know. I don’t actually live in Cleveland and do not go there much. I go the West Side market for my food about once a week and that’s as close as I get.

  19. May 28, 2015 at 12:05 am
  20. dubinsky
    May 28, 2015 at 12:17 am
  21. May 28, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Oh wow, the Lake has lost a longtime friend, Steve Audio….! 8-(

    As Rick Murmane wrote on FB…

    Only just learning tonight of a friend’s recent death. I only had the pleasure of knowing Steve Anderson here in the ether (thanks to Sarah
    and our friends at FDL), but we had many talks about music, musicians,
    guitars, engineering, and politics over these past several years. I am
    gutted. I can only imagine how his closer friends and family are
    feeling. My thoughts and condolences are with you. And my thoughts of
    Steve Audio will always be full of the joy that was in our

    R.I.P. Steve, and sincere condolences to the family…! *g*

  22. Andy_Lewis
    May 28, 2015 at 12:28 am

    And at the other end of the commerce vs art spectrum:

    You’ll need a strong stomach for this one.

  23. May 28, 2015 at 12:49 am
  24. May 28, 2015 at 12:59 am
  25. dubinsky
    May 28, 2015 at 1:07 am

    I suspect that it’s for the same reasons that the media refuse to report that the Iranians have allied with the Romulans and pretend that they haven’t noticed Romulans wearing robes and trying to pass as Syrians

    here’s photographic evidence to proves it !×240.jpg

  26. Suzanne
    May 28, 2015 at 1:07 am
  27. dubinsky
    May 28, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Norah Young and Neil Jones

    film by Liz D.

  28. May 28, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Aloha, Suz…! How’s Token and your hamlet doing tonite…? 😉

  29. Pluto
    May 28, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Not necessarily bad news!

    What we need is to go all in on defense contractors. Moar privatized mercenaries, psychopaths, and serial killers!

    US military accidentally shipped live anthrax to labs

    The US “military” accidentally sent live anthrax samples to as many as nine labs across the country and to a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon says.

    Twenty-two military personnel at the Osan Air Base in South Korea are receiving preventive treatment after being possibly exposed to the sample.

    In the US, four civilians are receiving treatment – although they face a “minimal risk”.

    A Defence Department lab in Utah “inadvertently” shipped the samples.

    The personnel at the South Korean base might have come into contact with the anthrax sample during a “training event”, the US military said, but so far none had shown “any signs” of exposure.

    Experts in biosafety say they are astonished by the lapse and called for greater precautions.

    Blowback = Instant solution to US global terrorism.

    So Pretty.

    Because it’s perfectly normal for terrorist nations like the US to send Anthrax and Smallpox all over the world.

    (I bet they’re sorry they got caught before they got a chance to drop it on North Korea and China.)

  30. Suzanne
    May 28, 2015 at 1:17 am

    finally had sunshine today 🙂 supposed to hit the 80’s tomorrow through the weekend and then have a 20 degree drop on monday when we may have rain

  31. dubinsky
    May 28, 2015 at 1:18 am

    MORE ISRAELI SKULLDUGGERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Madagascar literally crawling with undercover Israelis pretending to be Green Panthers!!!!!!!

  32. dubinsky
    May 28, 2015 at 1:20 am


  33. May 28, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Aloha, TW…! I know CA could certainly use it…! 😉

  34. May 28, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Aloha, bb…! Sorry, I didn’t see ya enter earlier…!

  35. May 28, 2015 at 1:26 am

    I saw that earlier, Pluto, that’s a serious ‘oops’ if there ever was one…! 8-(

  36. May 28, 2015 at 1:27 am
  37. Pluto
    May 28, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Meh. We sent triggers for thermonuclear weapons to Taiwan not that long ago.

  38. May 28, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Have I mentioned that I hate Disqus with a passion…? 8-(

  39. May 28, 2015 at 1:37 am

    *heh* I do remember that fiasco, Pluto…! 😉

  40. Pluto
    May 28, 2015 at 1:39 am

    What do you hate about it? (Among the myriad things?)

  41. May 28, 2015 at 1:43 am
  42. dubinsky
    May 28, 2015 at 1:52 am
  43. May 28, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Pleasant dreams, bb…! 😉

  44. May 28, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Speaking of ‘oopsies’… Tours on USS Arizona Memorial suspended after ship hits dock

    The crash occurred when the hospital ship USNS Mercy and a civilian
    tugboat contracted by the Navy were maneuvering in the harbor. Either
    the tugboat or the Mercy hit the dock, Wines said. The Navy and the Park
    Service said in a statement the incident was being investigated.

  45. dubinsky
    May 28, 2015 at 2:06 am
  46. May 28, 2015 at 2:09 am
  47. Pluto
    May 28, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Sorry to hear that.

    My all-American Memorial Day tradition is to set fire to an old tire out behind the single-wide.

  48. dubinsky
    May 28, 2015 at 2:26 am
  49. dubinsky
    May 28, 2015 at 2:39 am
  50. May 28, 2015 at 2:44 am
  51. Pluto
    May 28, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Looks like someone needs a brainscan. The “patriots” are coming out the woodwork these days.

  52. Pluto
    May 28, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Meanwhile, in 8 minutes, the coolest shoes I’ve ever seen are going on sale — if you’re an Alibaba fan. Dropping from $74 to $29.

  53. May 28, 2015 at 2:58 am

    *heh* The Chinese have even bested Brazos and Amazon…! 😉

  54. Pluto
    May 28, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Yep. Sorry about that sphere of influence….

  55. AKBob
    May 28, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Jumpin bald headed Jesus , did they really let Bidin spew that shit. Is not someone guarding the bullshit factory.

  56. dubinsky
    May 28, 2015 at 3:23 am

    if’n ya wanted rubber shoes, mebbe ya shudna burned those tires

  57. dubinsky
    May 28, 2015 at 3:51 am
  58. AKBob
    May 28, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Pluto if i could still run that would be way cool. I look forward to a walk on the beach. But thanks fer the heads up.

  59. mulp
    May 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I have no objections to GMOs because they occur naturally – the Tulip bubble in Holland was because of GMOs, tho no one at the time knew it. What I object to is Monsanto’s monopoly on nature from extension of copyright and patent rights in the 80s and since from the two centuries of fairly stable copyright and patent in law by those who put them in the Constitution.

    But it is ironic that Neil Young is objecting to Monsanto;s Congress granted monopoly to make profit while he profits from Congress grant monopoly that still keeps paying him for CSNY when at Woodstock he knew his performance would be in the public domain today and totally free for anyone to use however they want.

    Neil Young is to the million musicians what Monsanto is to the thousands of seed companies and hundreds of thousands of seed savers and sharers.

    Neil Young does have the problem of billions of fickle music lovers who will stop on Neil Young CDs, while the same angry reaction to Monsanto means only dozens of protesting farmers, but there are not a billion farmers anymore in the world, and most have never heard of Monsanto.

    Anyway, bt corn and cotton etc all have the same problem as the tulips with “breaks” that were so popular their price was driven up creating profits for some, and then huge losses when the bubble popped – the “gmo” tulips were more fragile and thus were not sustainable. GMO crops like bt and “roundup ready” have had their run because the “pests” and “weeds” have evolved.

    Like CSNY and the Woodstock generation. The endless copyrights not withstanding.

  60. Andy_Lewis
    May 29, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    I hope yer gettin’ paid for this.