Concert Review of the Moment: St. John's, Canada Concert Reviews: 4/6 & 7/2009
Neil Young News: St. John's, Canada Concert Reviews: 4/6 & 7/2009: "Kip Bonnell said...
I'm still in awe over the St. John's shows...wow! Neil and his band were simply amazing and inspiring. It's an incredible thing to have listened to the genius of his music on his albums, and its sheer range of emotion, and then see it unfold in person for the very first time.
Lost in Space was a gift...Spirit Road was drool-worthy. Everything just gelled, including the newer songs which stand comfortably alongside his best, in my opinion.
The ultimate highlight for me: Change Your Mind. That song acted as a portal for me into the rest of Neil's catalogue when I first heard it back in '94. At the time, it was like a musical band-aid for the strange feelings so many of my generation had following Kurt Cobain's death a few months earlier. It was gripping to hear it performed live at this point in my life--it gave reference to the past, and somehow put everything I'm doing now in context.
I hope Neil enjoyed his time here in Newfoundland...we were truly honoured by his presence, humour, wit...and timeless music.
Kip, in St. John's
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