Broken toe spurs Neil Young to write 1st book
NEW YORK (AP) - Neil Young's fans have come to expect wild swings if they've followed his music career since the 1960s.
There's the near-violent guitar solos and throbbing rock of his collaborations with Crazy Horse. Lilting acoustic melodies like Harvest Moon. Electronic experiments. Moments of genius and ill-advised detours.
No one should be surprised that reading his first book, the memoir Waging Heavy Peace, should feel exactly the same.
Young's scatter-shot style includes a description of Crazy Horse as a living organism that illustrates an artistic sensibility better than any non-musician can, along with a recitation of a shopping trip he took once in Hawaii and praise for his electric toothbrush.