Young Wednesday


NEW ORLEANS, LA – MAY 01: Neil Young of Neil Young + Promise of the Real performs during the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on May 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Graham Nash — of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — has a story about his friend, Neil Young, that has been almost too perfect to believe for nearly three decades.

As the myth goes, Nash was at Young’s ranch just south of San Francisco when Young asked him if he wanted to hear something. (That something would become Young’s now famous 1972 “Harvest” album, which features the track “Heart of Gold.”) Nash, of course, said yes and suggested going into Young’s studio. That wasn’t Young’s plan.

“He said, ‘Get into the rowboat,’” Nash explained on NPR’s Fresh Air in 2013. “I said, ‘Get into the rowboat?’ He said, ‘Yeah, we’re going to go out into the middle of the lake.’”

The two row out on the lake, with Nash assuming Young brought a cassette player and headphones with him.

“Oh, no,” said Nash on NPR. “He has his entire house as the left speaker and his entire barn as the right speaker. And I heard ‘Harvest’ coming out of these two incredibly large loud speakers louder than hell. It was unbelievable. Elliot Mazer, who produced Neil, produced ‘Harvest,’ came down to the shore of the lake and he shouted out to Neil, ‘How was that, Neil?’”

The best part is Young’s apparent response to the situation. As Nash explained, “I swear to God, Neil Young shouted back, ‘More barn!’”



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15 Responses to Young Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    A Fresno gun shop break in yielded 30 handguns for criminals, no background check needed.


  2. º¿carol says:

    In the middle of the Chicken Paprikas. Have to get back in the kitchen, get the dumpling water boiling. Smells GOOD in here!


  3. Den says:

    Big doings @ the US House today.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    To TVD bridge and return in 47 minutes again. A sparrow, a flock of birds which eat tiny airborne insects, a bird of prey, maybe not a Swainsen’s hawk, a tidings of magpies. Temperature 79 °F. Clear.

    Day 4: 190+47=237 minutes.

    Gunna gweet.


    • David B. Benson says:

      The local pizza parlor is packed with more people, from great grandparents down to babes in arms, than there are seats. The staff is overwhelmed. Fortunately I was just early enough to obtain a booth and the salad bar was not yet depleted. I did have to go fetch my dishes, but I know where those are stacked.

      A church group?


  5. Den says:

    Built a lattice screen so my stuff doesn’t show like I’m a slob, outa sight outa mind.
    Must look tidy for the Park.

    Spent $100 at Home Depot, ouch!

    Next, swap out my crapper (original small round) for a nice Kohler, trim out the vanity and kitchen counter-tops, no back-splashes either place, still have to move paint cans out of sight and install the front screen door yet, yikes, I don’t need to hike.

    Hummingbirds found the feeder, I counted 4 different ones.


  6. Den says:

    Sugar junkies


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