Comment of the Moment: Message from Crazy Horse Personnel
Köln, Germany - July 12, 2013
Photo by Wolfgang Immig
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As mentioned previously, much discussion on the intent of Neil's nightly "Message from Crazy Horse Personnel". Is this the farewell tour? Or just a friendly wave goodbye?
So is there really more to the words than meet the ears?
Here's the Comment of the Moment on Message from Crazy Horse Personnel + "Roll Another Number" - Luxembourg, Jul 11, 2013 by Hounds that Howl:
My interpretation on this section of Neil's "So Long and Good Night" speech is he is being all inclusive. The "We" to whom he is referring is All of the Crazy Horse Personnel (those on and off stage) and each member of the 20,000 plus audience at each concert. The audience and Crazy Horse meld in to one body grooving to the music and the message from the muse. So, I believe he is speaking to all of us because we have all become one.
As far as Poncho's gestures/theatrics, he's always been the most demonstrative of the three on stage. He's continuously interacting with the audience. Billy and Ralph quietly go about their craft, and I'm sure sometimes Ralph is watching the Yankee game on his iPad.
Is Poncho signaling something or is it Poncho being Poncho? As wise man once asked me "What's in a gesture?" Every time I go see a show, any show, I just assume it will be the last time I see the musicians so I stay in the moment, in the groove, be with their muse and enjoy the ride.
Thanks Hounds that Howl! Have to agree that Neil's comments are directed at both the band and the audience. A wise man indeed. Oneness is goodness. :)
However this plays out, the music will go on forever.
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