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Old 02-08-2008, 08:57 PM   #1
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Music cannot change the world, says Neil Young

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I dream of the day other musicians say this.

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I agree with Mr. Young.
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The world will never change as long as there is greed.
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I don't. Bono is doing all sorts of great things. He inspired a bunch of us to start the African Well Fund. It was inspired by Bono's trip to Africa.
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Rock and Roll has changed the world, unfortunately I think Mr. Young has missed it.
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:20 PM   #7
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"I can't change the world, but I can change the world in me."

And if you can change the world in you, maybe you can change the world outside of you too?
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"What is wrong with George Bush? That would take a really long time. Let's talk about what is right with him, it is a much shorter answer.

"He is a very good physical specimen.
He shows that a man his age can stay in physical condition," said Young, who is 62.

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I don't. Bono is doing all sorts of great things. He inspired a bunch of us to start the African Well Fund. It was inspired by Bono's trip to Africa.
Not his music, though. Bono the person does a lot of things. The music itself did not.
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He says the days are past in which music could change the world, but, did it ever happen that music, or a song, itself changed much? Wasn't it rather the presentation of the songs and how the musicians got people involved?
I don't think that any song from the Woodstock festival brought about much change, but rather the massive gathering and the huge outcry of both musicians and visitors.
Nevertheless, I think music still inspires many people to look closer at issues, and get more involved sometimes, and this brings about small steps that in the end might make a big change. So, in that instance you could argue that music might have changed at least certain issues, and still is, in a rather indrect way.

It's a long way to change the world, but at least: Keep trying.
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This coming from one of the more outspoken songwriters.
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A song cannot change a person. True relevant changes come from real life experiences. Music and art is a fantastic mirror to the world, but I think it's rarely a catalyst in its own being.

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