Saturday, October 6, 2012

Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream

My quick, no-spoiler review: 
This memoir is essential reading for all fans, one I found hard to put down once I started. It was written as if it were a 500-page online blog. His thoughts are all over the place. There are many many chapters, most are very short. It's easy to read and understand. He adopts a conversational style of writing, and he digresses a lot. It's not written in chronological order; kinda like Bob Dylan's Chronicles, except this one's more messy. Not everything Neil writes about is interesting, like his obsession with model trains. But it's a real enjoyable read when he talks about the music and creating art and life itself. It's gold.


Next up in the world of Shakey is Neil Young Journeys and Psychedelic Pill.