Neil Young's influence on Knoxville, Tennessee musician James Jackson Toth is -- quite literally -- tattooed on him. From The Daily Times:
"It's a reminder James Jackson Toth wears around his wrist, only it's a tattoo instead of a bracelet, and instead of the obligatory 'WWJD' slogan, it says something else: 'What would Neil Young do?'
Call it blasphemous (it's not) or call it weird (an adjective Toth has been saddled with ever since he started making music); it doesn't matter. What does matter is that it's a beacon Toth homes in on when considering his next musical step, an indication that whatever he does may not please everyone -- even his most ardent fans -- but as long as he's following his own muse, everything's going to turn out OK.
'I'll buy whatever record Neil Young makes, even though I haven't liked a lot of his latest ones, because I think he's a great artist, and I owe him that,' Toth -- who performs under the stage name Wand -- told The Daily Times this week. 'I want to hear what he's up to and where his head was at when he made it. And if I don't like it ... well, part of being a fan is being burned sometimes.'"
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