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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Rock Meme-Neil Young Hits the Big 6-0



Yes, Neil made it to 60, despite that real health scare of a brain aneurysm earlier this year.

He may very well be my favorite living artist. I have, in one form or another, at least two dozen of his albums, from Buffalo Springfield, to CSNY (and combinations thereof), to his range of solo works. He changes phases like a chameleon, and I've gone with him through most of them: folk-rock to rock to rockabilly, electronic to grunge. I have his current album, Prairie Wind, on my Christmas wish list (along with other geezers such as Macca, the Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder).

Here's a recent interview.

I knew that Neil is a big train enthusiast, and I ALMOST made a mixed tape of train songs to send to him. Ultimately, I didn't, but only because I thought it was a bit too geeky.

Artist/Band: Neil Young (b. in Toronto, 11/12/1945)
Are you male or female: Man Needs a Maid
Describe yourself: We R in Control
How do some people feel about you: Mystery Train
How do you feel about yourself: Like a Hurricane
Describe what you want to be: Campaigner
Describe how you live: Don't Let It Bring You Down
Describe how you love: When You Dance, I Can Really Love; Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Share a few words of wisdom: Rust Never Sleeps

1 comment:

tomthedog said...

Oh yeah! Neil is one of my all-time favorites too. I've seen him in concert more than any other act -- five times. Partly due to my proximity to him during my college days -- I went to UC Berkeley, and he lives in the Bay Area. His annual Bridge School benefits (for the school for disabled children, which his own son attended) are probably the concert highlights of my life. That's where I saw The Who my first and only time, while John Entwhistle was still alive.

Keep on rockin, Neil!