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Friday, October 17, 2014

"Happiness is the valuable commodity and that's what makes life good"- Neil Young | WSJ

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Here's to all of our happiness.

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At 10/17/2014 02:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ms Hannah doing ole Neil's make up or the photos look touched up!

 
At 10/17/2014 04:09:00 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Just finished listening to the audiobook of "Special Deluxe." It was an enjoyable experience listening to Neil for a few hours each day while I worked.

I had my doubts about the book as I am not a car nut at all. However, I actually liked this one a lot more than Waging Heavy Peace, which I thought was an easy read but didn't have that much substance. as I felt he talked a lot more about recording sessions / tours which I found very interesting... Loved hearing about Zuma, CSNY 1974, and The Ducks. I could really picture the atmosphere being already familiar with the material.

I will say I began to lose interest in the last 1.5 hours of the 9 hour unabridged audiobook. This is where Neil started talking almost exclusively about Linc Volt / Tar Sands / the environment. It's not that I don't agree w/ Neil on the issues, I just don't care about the topics enough to listen to them for that long. I did learn one interesting thing though - Neil stating going 60mph uses half the amount of fuel as going 75mph.

I also wasn't that interested in the beginning... I don't really care too much about Neil's upbringing. But once he started talking about Squires I thought it was a solid book (probably 80% of the book being a worthy read / listen).

I found it funny how many cars of Neil have straight up broken down. There's been A LOT!

 
At 10/17/2014 05:01:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Thanks Michael for the review.

We don't have the audio book. That's OK since the car drawings are nice to have in the print version.

But hearing Neil probably makes for a good listen too. 9 hours. wonder why WHP wasn't made as an audio book as well?

 
At 10/17/2014 11:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both Neil's books are on audio. Haven't listend to the new one, but the first book had a great narrator.

 
At 10/18/2014 07:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO ASK THIS BUT IS BRIDGE SCHOOL DOING A WEBCAST THIS YEAR????

 
At 10/18/2014 10:52:00 AM, Blogger Soldier Steve said...

Waging Heavy Peace Audio Book Is 11 CD.It's Read By Keith Carradine.It's 12.5 Hours Long. I Bought It Back When WHP came Out,Haven't Finished Listening Yet,Someday.

 
At 10/18/2014 12:29:00 PM, Blogger mrtew said...

Wow those are some nice pictures of NY. I don't think he's made up or touched up, I just think in this day and age of iPhone and youTube over saturation we're rarely exposed to the work of professional portrait photographers!

 
At 10/18/2014 02:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

agree w/ mrtew.

that look, those eyes in top photo.
soul piercing.
those hand gestures in bottom photo.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, well, I can visualize a whole Neil conversation with my mind's eye.

Professional Photographic Portrait indeed!
I am hoping the PONO experience will have the same effect on me when compared to IPOD/MP3s.

4evayounger

 
At 10/18/2014 05:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a beautiful picture of Neil - was it painted by Rembrandt??

 
At 10/18/2014 09:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photos - well lit and well shot, it looks like the photographer has caught a less intense Neil for once!

Pete

 
At 10/19/2014 09:40:00 AM, Blogger setlistthief said...

Those portraits are extraordinary. If you look hard enough you can still see the Sugar Mountain Neil behind those eyes.

 

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