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Special Deluxe

Not the cover, just Neil with cars.

Not the cover, just Neil with cars.

Neil Young’s second memoir, “Special Deluxe,” is now listed for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Release date: Oct. 7, 2014

Blue Rider Press, 400 pages.

“From Neil Young, the iconic musician and New York Times–bestselling author of Waging Heavy Peace, a second installment of his memoirs.”
Cost is $23.67 hardcover, and $28.68 for audio (is it Pono?)
What is a Special Deluxe?

The Plymouth Deluxe was a full-size automobile, produced by the Plymouth division of Chrysler, from 1946-1950. It came in two trim levels, the Deluxe and the top-of-the-line Special Deluxe.

Plymouth’s new models for 1946 were once again offered in two series, the P15S Deluxe and P15C Special Deluxe. Deluxe body styles included a four-door sedan, two-door sedan, club coupe, and business coupe. Special Deluxes added a convertible coupe and wood-body station wagon to the line-up. Waiting lists were common at dealerships. Those wanting a new car placed their name, and often a cash deposit, with the dealer.

NEIL YOUNG’s music and songwriting—which span forty years and thirty-four studio albums of rock and roll, folk, and country, with shadings of blues, techno, and other styles—are among the most enduring and popular in modern times. From his early days with Buffalo Springfield through his solo career and collaborations with Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crazy Horse, and dozens of other notable musicians and groups, Young is acclaimed for both his musical talents and his artistic integrity. With a major hit in every decade since the sixties, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. A well-known political activist, environmentalist, and philanthropist, Young has been involved in several causes, notably cofounding Farm Aid and the Bridge School, which assists children with physical impairments and communication needs.

Neil Young working on second memoir

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You and your blue shirt

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young is not done with writing memoirs.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has a deal with Blue Rider Press for a book focusing on his passion for cars, while also featuring stories about his life in music.

Blue Rider, an imprint of Penguin Random House, told The Associated Press on Monday that the new book is scheduled for the fall and is currently untitled. Young’s first memoir, ‘‘Waging Heavy Peace,’’ was a best-seller published by Blue Rider in 2012.

New Rider says the second memoir is an ‘‘eclectic amalgam’’ that also will include artwork by Young and his thoughts on politics and the environment. The 68-year-old musician is known for such songs as ‘‘Heart of Gold,’’ ‘’Like a Hurricane’’ and ‘‘Southern Man.’’

Search BNB for articles of “Waging Heavy Peace.”

The Barn story revisited

more BarnAlthough the “More Barn” story has been repeated countless times it’s worth retelling for all the new Neil Young fans.

The story is brought to life again by Graham Nash in his new book: “Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life.” 

As Nash tells it, Young introduced his classic 1972 album “Harvest” to his friend in a “Big” way. Nash recently told the story to Terry Gross on her NPR show “Fresh Air.”  (click to listen to the interview)

Dan Coleman shares this great story on his blog: Open Culture. Nash calls Young the “strangest of my friends.”

Nash says: “The man is totally committed to the muse of music. And he’ll do anything for good music. And sometimes it’s very strange. I was at Neil’s ranch one day just south of San Francisco, and he has a beautiful lake with red-wing blackbirds. And he asked me if I wanted to hear his new album, ‘Harvest.’ And I said sure, let’s go into the studio and listen.

“Oh, no. That’s not what Neil had in mind. He said get into the rowboat.”

Read the rest of the story at:

http://www.openculture.com/2013/10/great-story-how-neil-young-introduced-his-classic-1972-album-harvest-to-graham-nash.html

Rustie Brad Bandeau made famous the classic, not collectible “More Barn” T-shirts.

Nash says Young has two faucets: “Hot and cold”

In his new memoir “Wild Tales” Graham Nash recalls

Singer Graham Nash prepares during the recording session for the audio book version of his Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life autobiography. Photograph by: Richard Drew  AP

Singer Graham Nash prepares during the recording session for the audio book version of his Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life autobiography.
Photograph by: Richard Drew AP

In an interview with Hillel Italie of The Associated Press that appeared in the Calgary Herald, Nash said: ““I love him to death. I’ll make music with him for the rest of my life, but he’s a very selfish man. Part of me admires the fact that he has the strength to follow his muse, but he doesn’t realize that there are other people involved in this world.”

Italie writes: “Few were so profoundly changed by rock ‘n roll and the 1960s as Nash, a child of working class, Second World War-era Britain who first became a star as a grinning harmony singer for the Hollies and, just as he feared he was locked into a life of screaming teenagers and two-minute love songs, let his hair down as part of Crosby, Stills and Nash.”

The article goes on to state that  Young is the book’s enigma and fatal attraction,. Nash sees his time with Young as a “long, strange trip” with a man whom he regards as having a heart with two faucets: hot and cold.

One tale from the cold side: Young’s memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, which came out in 2012.

“My ego got in the way,” Nash said during the interview when asked about the book. “When he talked about his wife’s dog more than he did about me and Stephen and David it pissed me off. I’ve made music with Neil Young for 40 years and I don’t deserve a better mention than as an appendage to his dog?”

Read more at: http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/books/Graham+Nash+Neil+Young+selfish/8928882/story.html

Drawing Neil

neil young022Check out an exclusive interview with artist Nathan Gelgud at http://www.human-highway.org/

The New York illustrator has drawn Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, to name a few of the famous he has sketched, for the website Biographile.

Neil is featured when Gelgud was asked to illustrate the book “Waging Heavy Peace.”

Gelgud’s work can be seen at http://nathangelgud.com/

His work at Biographile: http://www.biographile.com/author/nathan-gelgud/page/4/

Random Quote

As the days fly past will we lose our grasp
Or fuse it in the sun?

by -- Neil Young

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