Neil Young - about

You already know what this site is about. The question is that are the thoughts of Neil Young on different subjects?

Neil Young about new music technology
Neil Young says in his autobiography that he thinks Spotify, Rhapsody and other online music streaming resources are okay in the sense of accessibility, but are lacking in sound quality. His own project Pono (PureTone) is an attempt to replace the .mp3 format with a higher sound quality.

Neil Young about the music industry of today
Todays music is produced as entertainment rather than something that aiming to reach the soul.

Neil Young about dealing with fame
There's no recipe for how to deal with fame, there's no book. I think you just gotta do what you gotta do and not be a prisoner of it. Don't try to do things just to satisfy other people–or fame can really eat you. (From Shakey.)

Neil Young about the global climate crisis
Neil's contribution is the Lincvolt car that are driven by ethanol from biomass.

Neil Young about integrity
Neil has paid for lots of his own project instead for waiting for permission.

Neil Young about writing songs
He says he learned to drop everything else and just concentrate on that he heard. As more frequently he did it the more songs he became able to hear. The worst thing to do when writing a song is to think.

Neil Young about his guitar playing
Well, y'know–it's got a lot of feeling. It's getting better. But technically, I don't have the chops. I just play the way I play. It works for me. Sometimes I wish I could do more, y'know–then I try to learn. Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't. It's mental. You gotta be in the right frame of mind to play guitar right. (From Shakey.)

Neil Young about drugs
Music is much better. You don't come down. Music is like fulfilling ... the next day you fell better. Drugs, the next day you feel terrible–unless you have more drugs. (...) Drugs are great until you discover that they work against you. Then when you start taking them knowing that, you're in trouble. (From Shakey.)

Neil Young about the album Living with War
The message was more important than the melodies and production. He felt also that there was almost more than the audience could take in.

Neil Young about the epitaph on his tombstone
This man, the longest living rock 'n' roll star, died searching for a Heart Of Gold. He never found it but he turned a few people on. (Said with a smile in a interview with Melody Maker).

Studio vs live
Neil has often played songs before they have been released on an album. He could observe the public response before putting it on a record.