Heart Of Gold

Neil Young has threatened to remove his music from Spotify because he believes the streaming company enables podcaster Joe Rogan to spread “fake information” about vaccines.

In an email to his record label, Warner Records, Young said Spotify “has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform.”

“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” he wrote. “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.”

Hell yeah, Neil Young.

9 thoughts on “Heart Of Gold

  1. Mark


    I had no idea about this, but I’m a Tidal subscriber and all of his music just suddenly appeared on the platform – like yesterday. Everything except Zuma for some reason – like maybe they were throwing it all up there too quickly and hadn’t gotten to “Z” yet?

  2. Girl from the North Country

    cleek, I was just wishing russell and Janie well in the other place, because of the storm and the snow etc, and wj commented as follows:

    I worry somewhat less about the folks in Maine and Massachusetts (where they are at least somewhat structured for massive snow fall) than the guys in North Carolina (e.g. cleek). Not that it is being easy times for any of them, of course.

    Given my truly appalling geographical non-knowledge, it hadn’t occurred to me that you would be at risk. Here’s hoping you’re OK, and that you come back there soon.

    1. cleek Post author

      hey, GftNC.

      like most, but not all, weather events, this snow storm was wildly overhyped.

      we’ve had three weekends in a row of snow, which is unusual. but only the first resulted in any accumulation at all – maybe three inches. which was inconvenient, at worst. this weekend’s did even cover the ground. i’m sure other places got more. but here in central NC we’ve only had to deal with the effects of panic buying.

      but, thanks for checking in.

  3. sapient

    That post-New Year’s storm was fairly devastating here in VA. For example: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/01/04/tim-kaine-i95-stranded-snow/

    Lots of tree damage, and many out of power around here for days and days. (My household only lost power for two days, which was fortunate.) What was weird about it was how warm it was just prior to its arrival (’70’s F) making for extremely heavy snow that turned into ice. I think it was you, cleek, who mentioned the wind turning that temperature around so quickly.

    As to Spotify, I love my playlist, but am considering moving it to another platform. I’ve seen some instructions on how to do so, but have yet to push the button. Maybe Pandora. Any other suggestions? A relative of mine accused Apple of deleting her music (paid for) at some point, so I’m reluctant to do that, although I’m not sure how that happened.

    1. cleek Post author

      hey sapient,
      that sucks! going without power for that long is the worst.

      i’m not sure about streaming services. i still stick with albums, personally.

      out of habit, i use Apple for buying digital music. and yeah, it will occasionally delete songs. but they’re always available to download again when that happens. it’s just inconvenient.

  4. sapient

    Thanks, cleek. Apple seems like a solid choice. (I received a phenomenal turntable for Christmas a couple of years ago, so have really enjoyed listening to my ancient vinyl again. Somehow the new technology minimizes the many scratches and dents. My CD collection could use a workout, I guess. Any music I’ve purchased for the past 10 years or so has been downloaded though, and just letting a Spotify playlist go on and on is such a lazy treat.)

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