Courtney Gets Sober, M.I.A. Keeps It Crunk

Britney Spears or Courtney Love? Via your fave new bookmark Golden Fiddle:

Speaking of our favorite crazy, Miss Love opens up in the latest Steppin’ Out Magazine:

“When I was in rehab, I had some really cool CDs with me. I had Dylan and I had R.E.M. and I had Neil Young’s Decades. I put on Decades and I heard ‘Old Man.’ It was 5 in the morning and I was kicking Xanax, and it was a fucking nightmare, and I saw Neil standing above me. And I was like, ‘Neil, you’re God! This is great!’ … And that was huge. I thought, ‘I can do this. I can get through this, and Neil is going to get me through’ … It was a deeply spiritual thing. It was cool.”

So … if you’ve got a family member kicking Xanax this holiday season, Neil’s new Greatest Hits is the gift for you.

Neil Young – “Old Man”

Here’s how I pick the intro to “Old Man” on my abused Guild.

E ———0–0–0–|———-0–0–0–|
B ——6–6–6–6–|—6—6–6–6–6–|
G —-0h5–5–5–5–|-0h5-0h5–5–5–5–|
D –0—————|——————-|
A ——————|——————-|
E ——————|——————-|

E ———0–0–0–|———-0–0–0–|
B ——6–6–6–6–|—6—6–6–6–6–|
G —-0h5–5–5–5–|-0h5-0h5–5–5–5–|
D –0—————|——————-|
A ——————|——————-|
E ——————|——————-|

E —–0h2——–|–2–3p2—–0h2—–|
B ———-3–3–|———-3——-3–|
G ———-2–2–|———-2——-2–|
D –0————-|———————|
A —————-|———————|
E —————-|———————|

Hammer is KEY. Watch me turn this into a guitar tab blog and see traffic evaporate!

In other news, I finally picked up that catchdubtastic M.I.A. mixtape on Gerald’s tip. Nick and Matt have been talking it up for weeks, but I’ve obviously got my head up my ass listening to Neil Young. It’s gonna be a very Diplo XMas on my iPod. Lemme know what you think of these Hollertronix jawns. You can purchase the CD here.

M.I.A. – Sunshowers (Diplo Mix)
M.I.A. – URAQT (Diplo Mix)