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Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Book On Neil Young: You Gotta Tell Your Story Boy

'Waging Heavy Peace' by Neil Young
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A nice perceptive book review of 'Waging Heavy Peace' by Neil Young on "The Book On Neil Young: You Gotta Tell Your Story Boy" by Jeff Cochran:
Some things never change
They stay the way they are
-Neil Young, from “Opera Star,” 1981

Some people never change, but don’t count Neil Young among them. To both the delight and consternation of his fans, particularly over the last three decades, there’s been much about Young’s career that has screamed change. If one liked his most recent album at any given time, it was a sure bet one wouldn’t think as fondly of his next album. Neil Young would be into something else. He has been – and is – into a lot of things.

Readers of his new memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, will learn a lot -perhaps more than they ever wanted -about what inspires and moves Neil Young. They’re also likely to feel frustrated with what they thought would be a standard autobiography. For example, he devotes more space to Pono, the audio system he’s developing (to “save the sound of music”) than he does to his brain surgery and subsequent close call with death. But despite the book’s curious passages, readers should also come away newly impressed with the storyteller.

There is nothing standard about Neil Young.

Neil Young in concert in Oslo, Norway in 2009 by Per Ole Hagen

More of book review of 'Waging Heavy Peace' by Neil Young on "The Book On Neil Young: You Gotta Tell Your Story Boy" by Jeff Cochran.

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At 1/12/2013 09:23:00 AM, Anonymous susan miller said...

Neis book" Waging Heavy Peace" is an amazing book and wriiten as if we are sitting in front of Neil as he tells his story. He abviously puts his love of music before his health problems and vlose encounter to a near death. Very humble i find Neil Young to be.This book is a treasure to me and a page turner with lady luck following him it seems at time. This book is written very sincere and from his heart. One surely can feel it! I do!!! Dont want to ruin it for tjose who have not read it yet but its a must for anyone who lovws Neil Young. Thank you. SUSA MILLER

At 1/13/2013 08:45:00 AM, Blogger String said...

Just reviewed this book as well. Very much enjoyed it. Nice blog you have here have added it to my blog roll.

At 1/13/2013 11:10:00 PM, Blogger bobdylanfan said...

I am reading Neil's book. I purchased it a few weeks ago, and I am slowly reading it. I am reading about his times in the 60's in Toronto, and Detroit. (I am from Detroit, and remember those days). I was also in Toronto in the early 60's as a little girl. I remember visiting there with my family. I remember riding in the car for hours from Detroit to Toronto to see my dad sing at the Westover Hotel. I sometimes wonder if Neil ever sang there (could have ran across my dad?) I also never knew Neil was with Motown at the time, when I was growing up in Detroit, I just got to know his music and more about him in the later years, as I got older. His book so far, is fasinating as I continue to read it, the book is in more detail, than other books I have read about Neil. After all, who knows more about Neil, than Neil himself!!! Very good book, Neil! thank you for letting your fans get to know the real you!!

At 1/16/2013 05:43:00 AM, Blogger TonyACT said...

Got this for Christmas - pretty much best present ever. As noted above, feels like Neil is chatting with you personally.


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