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Friday, November 14, 2008

Neil Young

Neil Young writes about a bail-out for U.S. automakers on the Huffington Post. (Yes, that's your Neil Young.) Mr. Young is an interesting artist. I saw him 'live' one time - not playing music but eating dinner at a table near ours in a Colorado restaurant. He was having a good time, smiling and enjoying himself, which was neat because his public image was that of a very sober, serious person and artist.

The first music I purchased that included work by Mr. Young was Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Deja Vu. All the lyrics from that album are firmly implanted in my memory's permanent storage. And while it is not my favorite song from the album, for some reason, Almost Cut My Hair is a tune I often find myself humming.

In the years since Deju Vu, Mr. Young has produced an amazing catalog of work. The one (1) and only DVD that I own is his Heart of Gold (2005). Directed by Jonathan Demme, this is beautifully filmed musical experience featuring Mr. Young, his wife Peggy, Emmylou Harris, and a huge cast of musicians and back-up singers concert. If you haven't seen it and are looking for something good to watch this weekend, consider checking it out.


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