Don't Need Him Around, Anyhow
Don't Need Him Around Anyhow
[Edited to make this much shorter and to redact a considerable amount of wankery.]
Because Jonantan Demme's film crew wanted to place so many cameras in The Ryman, and because the whole event was an industry insider circle jerk, and seeing as how I'm not an industry insider, I was unable to attend the Neil Young love-in last weekend. I hear it was fabulous. And I wish dearly that my wife and I could have been there -- for her more than me. I've always been more or less ambivalent about Neil Young ever since high school, as I was forced to listen to Trans repeatedly by my then-girlfriend. Anyway. I won't begrudge anyone else the experience, as I understand that it was sublime, but I do hope that Neil Young will remember... to come back to Nashville to play for an audience who actually paid to get in.
This being Nashville, however, at least I got the opportunity to see Dave Alvin, John Doe, & Exene Cervenka as an alternative -- and Grimey's even provided free tickets to 75 people to go.
Dave Alvin -- monster. Buy the new Knitters CD next time y'all think to.