Neil Young turned 70 today. Happy Birthday Neil and Happy Neil's Birthday to everyone.
In the spirit of celebration, here's a nice article from last year by Matt Ashare that tries to deconvolute Neil's compulsive eccentricity by discussing the Pono/Voice-O-Graph contradiction. Fun for fans.
Alternate celebration mode: listen to the lost album, "Time Fades Away," on YouTube, which is about the only place you can hear it.
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Mani Sitaraman: "Happy Birthday, Neil! This, from 1971, is my favorite. Highly recommended to all."
John Hufnagel: "One can always buy 'Time Fades Away' online."
Del: "He was too 'noisy' for me for a while, but I have come full circle. He has enough incredibly great stuff that the noisy stuff is easily overlooked. Saw him and Willie Nelson last year at the concert to protest the XL Pipeline (defeated finally!). He still 'has it' and means it.
"A friend who is a photographer in D.C. ran into him at a protest over the same pipeline in D.C. not long before that. He just showed up, no entourage, just a guy who 'walks his talk.' 'Ohio' is a song that is always on my mind as is the event it memorializes. A great Canadian/American hero in my mind."