Regardless of dwelling within the U.S. for greater than half a century, Canadian Neil Younger solely received American citizenship final month. Now, in commemoration, Younger has simply printed an open letter, accessible on the Neil Young Archives, that correctly celebrates his new standing by writing about how a lot he hates his president, famous Neil Younger fan Donald Trump.
The letter goes about as you’d anticipate, particularly if you happen to’ve learn Younger’s earlier remarks on Trump following the 2018 California wildfires or his ideas on the president utilizing the gloriously inappropriate “Rockin’ In The Free World” for his occasions. “You’re a shame to my nation,” it begins earlier than persevering with to name Trump’s insurance policies “unforgivable” and telling him that he “[hopes] you hear my voice” and “bear in mind that it’s the voice of a tax-paying U.S. citizen who doesn’t assist you” when listening to Younger’s songs at rallies.
What makes this final line actually work is the data, talked about in Rolling Stone’s article about Younger’s letter, that Trump is a giant fan of Younger’s music. A 2008 piece from the web site describes seeing Trump attending numerous Younger’s reveals and comprises interview quotes the place the president praises Younger as having “one thing very particular” and being “a terrific man” whose music he’s listened to “for years.” Trump continues to gush about Younger, saying that, although he “[likes] the older stuff higher,” the artist’s total physique of labor is “kind of all my favourite.”
“His voice is ideal and haunting,” Trump says. “Regardless of the hell ‘it’ is, he’s acquired it.”
Learn Young’s entire open letter for your self with this in thoughts. Or simply poke round the remainder of the Archives, having fun with any of Younger’s music with the data that you simply’re ready to take action with out having to know that the person you’re listening to hates your guts. In case you’re curious, the letter additionally reveals who Younger helps in this yr’s elections: “One among your opponents has the solutions I like … He’s really preventing for the usA. His initials are B.S. Not his insurance policies.”
[through Rolling Stone]
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