Tag Archives: 1969

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Everytime I think about back home, it’s cool and breezy. I wish that I could be there right now just passing time.

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Everybody seems to wonder what it’s like down here. [But] I gotta get away from this day-to-day running around – everybody knows this is nowhere.

Cinnamon Girl

A dreamer of pictures, I run in the night: you [can] see us together, chasing the moonlight – my cinnamon girl.

Cinnamon Girl

I wanna live with a cinnamon girl; I can be happy the rest of my life with a cinnamon girl.

“The stuff I did, I’d get so into it…”

The stuff I did, I’d get so into it that I missed a lotta shit. I can see that now. I’d get into things so deep that if I didn’t get into it, I didn’t even know about it. And I think that it’s still the same way. I don’t think that’s changed at all… and now I have to try and find that joint I left somewhere. Nothing’s changed.

Neil Young to Tony Pig, KSAN radio interview, 11th December 1969

Reference: McDonough, J. (2002). Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography. UK: Vintage Press. “Mr. Blue and Mr. Red”, p. 54

See also: “I guess I’m an extremist…”; “You have to be ready to give everything you have…”

“Rock and roll is everybody’s fuckin’ music…”

Rock and roll is everybody’s fuckin’ music… I would certainly hope that it’s the devil’s music, but it’s not just the devil’s music. I think that’s where God and the devil shake hands – right there, heh heh heh.

Neil Young to Tony Pig, KSAN radio interview, 11th December 1969

Reference: McDonough, J. (2002). Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography. UK: Vintage Press. “Mr. Blue and Mr. Red”, p. 54

“When I first really started focusing on rock and roll…”

When I first really started focusing on rock and roll was in Pickering, Brock Road. I remember – I dunno how old I was, maybe ten or somethin’ – listenin’ to these fuckin’ records. When my parents would leave, I’d turn the records up real loud and dance. Go nuts. Like I was the coolest dancer in the world. I would always have this imaginary dance contest where I won – but I was all by myself, singin’ along to records. Kinda made my own videos.

Neil Young to Tony Pig, KSAN radio interview, 11th December 1969

Reference: McDonough, J. (2002). Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography. UK: Vintage Press. “Mr. Blue and Mr. Red”, p. 51