Is It Really All Just A "Hippie Dream"?
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"Hippie Dream" reads the note stuck in Neil Young's hat on the cover of his upcoming book 'Waging Heavy Peace' and set for release on October 2, 2012.
The photo for the book cover looks to be from the same photography session that put Neil Young On the Cover of the Rolling Stone.
Rolling Stone - January 2006
And this also seems to be the same photo session as was the same used for 2005 NBC's Saturday Night Live.
Saturday Night Live - December 2005
From a comment on BOOK COVER: 'Waging Heavy Peace' by Neil Young by Arthur:
The first thing I notice about the cover is that Neil's eyes are shaded out from the hat brim. He looks like a journalist from the '40's. Makes me think of the image of Lady Justice who's eyes are blindfolded. Probably a metaphor there if you think about it.
The song "Hippie Dream" was pretty much about Crosby, but could be a metaphor again about a generation taking the "High Road" instead of a more balanced "Human Highway".
Bottom line is, Neil is Scott Young's son. And he has a lot of Rassy in him too. But I think he's go a lot more of Scott's DNA in him than anything. Hell, he even LOOKS like Scott these days!
Aside from that, the cover of "Americana" uses mid-'70's images of Crazy Horse and not the current "mature" look of the members. But Neil does that a lot with what he puts out. Hey, it's still Neil. And his career is all one....career.
All we have to do is turn the page when he offers a new chapter.
More on upcoming book 'Waging Heavy Peace' by Neil Young.