Shark of the Month October 13
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Was northern Maine, now gulf coast of Florida
Neil Young is my favorite singer/songwriter on the planet. Love his early stuff, like some of his electric period, and truely enjoy that he's gone back to a lot of acoustic performances lately. Saw him in Sturgis about 20 years ago at the HD concert at the Rapid City Civic Center. I was extremely disappointed. The opening act was Soundgarden in their early days. Sounded a lot like a cat fight broadcast through a few 1,000 watts of amps. Literally 30% of the crowd left before Neil ever took the stage. Then he came on and did pretty much an all electric concert. Enjoyed it, but felt cheated.
About five years ago we went with another couple to see him in St. John, New Brunswick and he was great. It was a nice mix of acoustic and electric. His "Prairie Wind" album and his "Heart of Gold" concert dvd from the Ryman are ones that I could watch and listen to over and over and over.
If I was ever asked the hypothetical question of, "If you were stranded on an island and could only have one artist's music to listen to, who would it be?"... it would take me all of 2 seconds to answer that question.
And the more you know about him and his wife Peggy, and their family challenges, the more you appreciate the fact that he's still out there performing. The fact that he's a brilliant song writer only adds to everything else.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - HST
Last edited by Uncle Fuzzy; 11-09-2012 at 09:22 PM.