One Great Neil Young Interview

by Norm Gregory on October 22, 2014

in Music

Neil Young’s chat with Howard Stern starts kinda slow . . . then gets very fascinating. Neil names names, he talks about Darryl Hannah as if she’s very much part of his world now but sees no reason to qualify it with any confirmation of a relationship.

He kisses off David Crosby in hilarious ways.

He’s still mad that the cameraman got too close to him at Woodstock!

Howard runs Neil through many song titles . . . and Neil tries to remember their origin. (( My only disappointment: they don’t get to Cowgirl In The Sand . . . but do spend some time with Down By River )).

The last half hour is riveting. At the end of the 90 minutes Neil thanks Howard for “not embarrassing his family.” An obvious reference to the fact Howard didn’t bring up the divorce of Neil’s wife of some 36 years. Whoa . . Has Stern gotten soft/mature?

All in all highly recommended.

Download a MP3 of the interview.

          

I watched a pretty smart spy thriller last night . . no car chases, no gun play . . just a complex captivating plot. With rave reviews. Co-stars included Robin Wright. Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe among others.

Plot summary: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

AMostWantedMan

17 things learned from Paul McCartney’s Twitter Q&A

by Norm Gregory on October 21, 2014

in Music

On Monday Paul McCartney participated in a candid #AskPaul Twitter session in support of the reissue of the 1976 Wings album “Wings at the Speed of Sound.” Here are 17 of the most interesting factoids gleaned from the Beatle: ● More: salon.com