AN ARTISTIC SPIRIT
I have my late brother Jim to thank for turning me on to Neil Young.
Neil Young Photo Courtesy of Graeme Mitchell New York Times
Jim was a devoted fan and his enthusiastic playing and gifting of the Harvest album led me into fandom all those years ago.
Jim, who was also a writer and player at music thought Young possessed a perspective that put him into a league of his own.
Now, Young is opening up and talking a bit about his eccentric, creative and unique life.
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Kravitz/Film Magic
In advance of his book Waging Peace, Young has spent time with journalists, itself an unusual act for the private troubadour.
The New York Times' David Carr, a unique and fascinating story in his own right, provides a personal look at Young at home on his Santa Cruz mountain ranch retreat here.
It's not too early to be thinking about a Christmas gift of
a book for the music or Neil Young fan in your life.
Here is a vintage Young performance from the time my younger brother pointed me in the right direction. This is dedicated to Jim.
See you down the trail.