Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Neil Young, Bridging the Gap
By Diane Linch of Small Thoughts
This past week I’ve found myself eying the closet looking for my handmade, tie-dyed halter dress. Rummaging around for my fringey, moccasin boots, leather ponytail holders and patchouli cologne.
I can’t find my ratty jeans and flannel shirts but I know they have to be around somewhere.
It’s all Katie’s fault. She’s turned my dining room into a workspace as she happily stitches away on the purses she designs and sells through etsy.com and craft shows.
While she works she listens to Pandora, the online music site that allows you to pick your own “stations” based on your musical preference. This week she’s been listening to the Neil Young station. I could have sworn that at 26 she wouldn’t even know who he was.
Anyway, the Neil Young “station” plays songs by Neil and other artists of the same ilk: Grateful Dead; acoustical Bob Dylan; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; early Fleetwood Mac; Canned Heat; Buffalo Springfield; Tom Petty; Simon and Garfunkel; Creedence Clearwater Revival; etc. The songs of my hippy youth!!
As I’m writing this, Katie has Almost Cut my Hair by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young playing in the other room. And even though its been 40 years, I still know all the words.
If you had peeked in the window this weekend (or this morning), you would have seen mother and daughter happily singing away to the same tunes bridging the 35-year gap. We both know the words.
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