25 May 2014

Young

Neil Percival Young is Old. Well that's if you think that sixty eight is old. To some visitors to this blog Young will still seem, well - young.  In my last post, I referred to some famous Neils and Neil Young was prominent amongst them. I have never seen him in concert but he is coming to Liverpool in July and I just might treat myself - even though I am not fond of these cavernous multi-purpose arenas that accommodate thousands of fans who have each been obliged to shell out as much money on their tickets as they would spend on their weekly groceries.

Anyway, Neil Young... Let me remind you of just three of his most plaintive songs. Their simplicity disguises the genius that created them:-

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  1. Young is young!!!!

    I love his "Harvest Moon"....I played that until I almost wore it out when I bought it.

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    1. I recall my teenage love affair with music - I would play each new album to death. Nowadays it's not the same.

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  2. I like a lot of Neil Young stuff.

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    1. You are obviously a man with great taste Red!

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  3. Off my radar I'm afraid. I enjoyed the clips though so I shall Spotify him today whilst I'm working.

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    1. Try his early albums GB - "Harvest" and "After the Goldrush"

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  4. Neil ~ I am a bit confused with your sudden inclusion of an inspirational daily prayer in your sidebar.
    Am I in the right place? No that wasn't the prayer.
    Sir Robert of Canton will be singing praises.

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    1. Carol - I finally saw the light. You also can come over to Jesus. Praise him!

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  5. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=32yW14y5ILc

    So plaintive and genuinely moving...

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    1. Thanks for the link disv. I had never before listened properly to "Philadelphia"

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  6. I am not going to comment on Young (or any other Neil, for that matter), just wanted to let you know that I've been browsing your blog and have taken notes of some of the things I want to see when I'll be in Sheffield the week after next. Thank you for some really good ideas!

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    1. Miss Arian... That's the week that we are going on holiday to North America. I would have loved to meet up with you for a country walk. Shirley gave me permission to ask you. How long are you over here for?

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    2. My sister and I will be spending our first week (30.05. - 06.06.) in Ripon, and travel to Sheffield on the 6th. We'll be flying back home on the 10th of June.
      It would really be great to join forces for a walk, but if it is not possible this year, there will always be a next time - I come back every year.

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    3. Oh, that's a shame Miss Arian. We will be high in the sky on June 6th. I will look forward to walking with you next year. In the meantime I hope you have a lovely break in Yorkshire and that the weather behaves herself for you.

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