Doesn't sound right in the same sentence does it? I have some other ideas for this journal, but I thought I'd show my progress so far. This is the journal I created with some of my coffee stained vintage lace. I haven't added anything in the middle yet and I still want to try out a few other ideas. So, I'll keep working on it.
I love all kinds of art forms, and music is definitely a big one of them. I have the radio on all the time and my favorite station plays new and classic rock. Inevitably, "Sweet Home Alabama" by Skynyrd will be played sometime throughout the day. This song was written of course in response to Neil Young's "Southern Man". I've always wondered if Neil Young ever had anything to say about those infamous lines ".....Well, ole Neil Young will remember a southern man don't need him around anyhow." Turns out ole Neil did have something to say....
Young: "Oh, they didn't really put me down! But then again, maybe they did! (laughs) But not in a way that matters. Shit, I think Sweet Home Alabama is a great song. I've actually performed it live a couple of times myself. "
You obviously have to draw your own conclusions about a 'feud' between Skynyrd and Young, as a lot of different parties kind of fueled the fire, perhaps where there really wasn't one. I think it's more of an urban legend. Kind of like the the assumptions that were made of Skynyrd's political views (racism & segregation)after the song was released.
Van Zant said. “We’re southern rebels, but more than that, we know the difference between right and wrong.” In fact, the band was quite outspoken about their disdain for Wallace’s policies."
And like in the above pic it's been said that Ronnie Van Zant would prefer to go on stage in one of the many Neil Young t-shirts that he owned to send out a message to anyone who didn't get the humor and irony in 'Sweet Home Alabama.'