[threadjacked]Noticed the word "cover" used recently and didn't know what it means so I googled and found this...http://ask.metafilter.com/11636/Why-is-a-cover-song-called-a-cover-songFrom Don McLean's fan site, the man himself explains:
ON THE INCORRECT USE OF THE TERM “COVER”
The word “cover” is now used by music writers and music fans incorrectly. They use it to describe any attempt by an artist to perform old songs or previously recorded material. The use of this term gives them a bit of authority since it makes them sound like they are in the music business. They are in fact ignorant of what a cover version of a song really is.
Back in the days of black radio stations and white radio stations (i.e. segregation), if a black act had a hot record the white kids would find out and want to hear it on “their” radio station. This would prompt the record company to bring a white act into the recording studio and cut an exact, but white, version of the song to give to the white radio stations to play and thus keep the black act where it belonged, on black radio. A “cover” version of a song is a racist tool. Many examples can be found from “Sha Boom” to “Good Lovin’” It is NOT a term intended to be used to describe a valid interpretation of an old song. In that case every pop singer is nothing more than a cover artist (a derogatory description if ever there was one). I am not a “cover” artist and I do not do “covers”. The Crewcuts were cover artists.
The term has morphed into its present misuse and I suppose I’ll not see this change anytime soon but I do hope the readers of this website and fans who are kind enough to write concert reviews will not use this term.
Madonna did not “cover” American Pie, she just sang an old song, and made an old songwriter mighty happy.
So, anyway, now I know [/threadjack]
As to the vid, just another reminder that I was raised on music that was so fucking good that the kids 40 years later are still singing it as if it was their own. Yay, Neil Young. Old Man? Timeless.
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Man_(song)[/url]"Old Man" is a song written and performed by Neil Young on his 1972 album Harvest.
The song was written for the caretaker of the Northern California Broken Arrow Ranch, which Young purchased for $350,000 in 1970. The song compares a young man's life to an old man's and shows that the young man has, to some extent, the same needs as the old one.