July 15, 2006

Neil Young: Heart of Gold

We watched the dvd tonight and didn't expect it to be such an emotional experience. Most of it was his new stuff from Prairie Wind, but he also played a few old standards, including the title track.

There was a lot about this movie that we liked. I think we both loved the song "This old Guitar" which sounds much like some of the songs off Harvest Moon, and frankly, started out with little appeal. It sounded nice, but just sounded like a nice song about a guitar once owned by Hank Williams.

Then, out of the shadows, Emmylou stepped up to the mic with her guitar (I think it is a Gibson jumbo) and joined the song. One of those hair-on-the-back-of-the-neck moments.
This old guitar ain't mine to keep: "
It's mine to play for a while
This old guitar ain't mine to keep
It's only mine for a while"
Pretty good stuff.

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