Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sweet New Video: Neil Young - Fork in the Road

Sheer brilliance. That's all I can say after seeing the video for the latest Neil Young song, "Fork in the Road."

For the most part I've loved Young's music, with a few minor burps along the way. He has a way of being disarmingly biting while making you laugh. And in this video he certainly plays the part well of the curmudgeonly veteran rocker...all the while making socio-political commentary, with a few well placed jabs at the world of new media. You can almost hear the "nudge, nudge, wink, wink." But beyond that, the beauty here is the wry simplicity with which Young shot this video. One camera, one shot, one take. And musically it's quite the gem as well. I have a feeling this is one of those videos where I'll catch something new with each subsequent viewing.


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