G@d bless Neil Young!
Without even reading the article,yes. Yes it hurts my brain to listen low quality sound
I love Neil, but sometimes I just don’t know what to think.
Hate is such a strong word. I can’t view the article in totality but I hope he knows he’s pissin’ into the wind on this one (again should have learned with Pono)
Of course our brains work harder to fill in the missing or drop the unneeded info but the masses couldn’t care less
He comes across as a very unhappy individual
Ha ha, I see what you did there!
Not intentionally but yeah, yeah that’s what I did
I enjoy the crap out of low bitrate internet streams that I would otherwise never experience much of what I hear and some of it I go seek out better for my library
I was a Pono Kickstarter donator (yellow, no signature). Still have it somewhere. People were bringing them to shows for a while to try headphones on, and there was a brief bunch of balanced cables made for them. I was teaching at an art college with a serious studio ($2M) and my students didn’t get it. Primarily due to the triangular form factor. Doesn’t fit in the pocket.
I have the $20USD/year subscription to NYA. A bargoon in this age of Qobuz & Tidal.
Of course if you’re not into Neil Young and his various cohorts over the years. Then it’s not for you.
Seen him twice live (‘85 & ‘91). As Bootzilla said “God Bless Neil Young”. For the Haters, listen to his music first and don’t let his Politics get in the way of your ears or your Soul (get it…Mr. Soul). I got a million of ‘em…try the Veal folks.
To write Ohio after the shootings in 1970 Kent State in Ohio. To write Alabama in 1972. Keep on Rocking on the Free World (just listen the biting lyrics).
And Agent Orange used that song and NY had to send him a cease and assist.
The irony. Neil Young entered The United States of America illegally back in ‘65 (or was it ‘66). Please read his book Waging Heavy Peace (it’s as good as 99%). He truly writes like his father.
Ain’t singin’ for Pepsi
Ain’t singin’ for Coke
I don’t sing for nobody
Makes me look like a joke
This note’s for you.
Ain’t singin’ for Miller
Don’t sing for Bud
I won’t sing for politicians
Ain’t singin’ for Spuds
This note’s for you.
Neil Young, “This Note’s for You” (1988)
I agree, the Pono missed the mark ergonomically. Great shape to set it on a table or shelf but certainly not in a pocket - he probably carries his in a fanny pack! lol
I do like the vast majority of his music, I’m just saddened that he appears to be so angry
Who ever said we Canadian’s are so nice haven’t dealt with me & my B.S. So with Neil Young it’s anger/sarcasm/dry wit. I get where he’s coming from. Pono, LincVolt, and finally he’s hit his stride with the Neil Young Archives website and $20 subscription. ALL other classic rock/jazz artists should follow his lead IMHO.
Neil might be right, I just can’t think at this moment.
Oh yeah, now I recall that there are hundreds of other mind destroying things in our lives. Neil has some competition. His best competitors may be … (purposeful pause to allow serious opines).
Beef please pass the beer nuts.
I, on the other hand, am grateful that Neil is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. Somebody needs to call B.S. on what is happening in the music industry (and the farming industry, but that is another story).
I think I saw that come up on Netflix recently. Gotta rewatch it. Fun movie.
I’m sure if I had ingested half of what he, or Keef have ingested, I’d be dead ; )
This site needs a thumbs down/dislike button. Low quality streaming is not the issue, poorly recorded music is a far greater problem. I have found a ton of “Audiophile” Vinyl pressings, DSD downloads, Hi-Rez streaming, and everything in between can sound from great to poor at best. The music world has changed and today’s generation utilize steaming music. My college age kids love music in any form they can access it. My daughter loves Vinyl and when home from college will listen with me. When she finds something she loves she will pull it up on her phone (Apple music, Spotify, or whatever) and listen. She gets just as much joy out of listening on her phone as she does listening with me in my music room.
The continuing loudness wars are killing music as well but that’s for another thread.
They are both problems. People who listen to lossless TIDAL and/or Qobuz are spoiled. Most people are listening to low-bit-rate music on YouTube.
That is awesome for her, but what about the millions of young people today who don’t have a parent with a high-end sound system and who listen to YouTube streams on their phones via $10 earbuds and think that is how music is supposed to sound?