Comment of the Moment: "Neil Young is like a lighthouse beam"
The Comment of the Moment is from the Joel Bernstein quote "Neil Young is like a lighthouse beam", one of the most perceptive and insightful observations we've come across in awhile.
And Joel would know.
From a comment by BIGCHIEF:
I suppose if anyone would know it would be Mr. Bernstein.
However, I believe that 'beam' is merely the aura that accompanies his presence wherever he is. Neil has a special gift and it's no small thing. Whenever he is on stage, not only does he have the attention of most of the audience, but other band members as well. All eyes on Neil. All of the reviews concerning the current Buffalo Springfield reunion is centered on Neil.
While not intending to belittle the other members, it's really the Neil Young and the Buffalo Springfield Show. When performing with C.S.& N, it's the Neil Young and C.S.& N Show. The audience response is overwhelmingly favorable towards Neil. The man can't help it.
Even when he consciously attempts to just be another band member and lay back, his aura is so vivid it's like he has a constant spotlight on him at all times. During this current tour, it seems that he is having the time of his life just by playing in a band again and sharing that spotlight with his brothers without any of the competition and drama that was so prevalent the last time around. Never the less, as humble and unselfish of a human being that Neil has evolved into over the years, there is no sign that the 'lighthouse beam' is even close to becoming dim.
The aura is only getting stronger as time goes by.
Thanks BIGCHIEF! Nice.
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