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Happy 68th birthday Neil Young!

In interviews, Neil Young has been known to call himself a "rich hippie."  Well, now he's definitely reached the level of "rich OLD hippie."   He turns 68 today, and keeps going strong!

He's still working for charity, taking part in Farm Aid again this year, as well as his Bridge School benefit concert, where he even jammed with Arcade Fire.

Neil continues to press on with his electric car, The LincVolt, despite the fact that the first one was destroyed in a fire. And Neil continues to wage his battle against the crappy sound of computerized music, creating Pono, which is a way of downloading music in higher resolution. According to a recent article, it may be available next year.

I also hope that Neil is working on a new memoir. His first one, Waging Heavy Peace, was the best rock memoir I've ever read--as Jon Stewart put it, it was like we were hanging out with Neil while he puttered away in his garage, sharing old stories. (It's now available in paperback, by the way.)

I'm also still holding out hope that he will do a reunion tour with Buffalo Springfield, or at least another go-round with his buddies Crosby, Stills and Nash.  Neil is always full of surprises. So I wouldn't be too shocked to hear he's putting out an album of nursery rhymes, accompanied only on the church organ!

(I took the above picture at Farm Aid in Milwaukee in 2010.)


 


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11/12/2013 9:55AM
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I saw him in Buffolo Springfirld and with Crosby, Stills, Nash and of course Young. They were awesome and will never forget that concert.
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