|English: Neil Young in concert in Oslo, Norway in 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
As you can see, Neil is looking a little ragged these days; of course it's nothing but getting old. That process isn't very kind to any of us, but it doesn't – at least shouldn't –affect our integrity, something that Neil Young has kept throughout his entire career. The man is simply not cared about what the critics thought about what anybody thought really when it came to his musical choices in the various experimental paths he's gone down over the years. I'll be interested in what he has to say.
I'll be similarly interested in what Pete Townsend of The Who has to say in his new book. It's called Who I Am and is supposed to be released a few days after Neil's book on October 8.
It's kind of interesting what the younger people's take on this is:
"There's a growing sense of the mortality of these people, not to mention the mortality of the readers," says Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone contributing editor. "As they get into their 60s, they think, 'If I don't do it now, I'm not going to do it.' Readers feel a sense of urgency, too. This might be the last time they hear from this person directly."Geez, I hope that's not the case.