1. He’s very happy. He doesn’t see it like we see it. He’s living his life one day at a time, one moment at a time. Events keep happening. We keep doing things. We take him everywhere with us. His life is full, robust, got a lot of people around it. He’s been the way he is for 35 years or so. And he’s never known it another way, so he’s doing great. We’re very happy to have our spiritual guide along with us. He doesn’t say much, but he speaks volumes with his eyes and with his movements and by the feeling that comes from him. He’s just a blessing. He’s given our lives a lot of depth.

    — Neil Young on his son Ben - who’s quadriplegic and has cerebral palsy

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  1. Neil Young on writing music and guitar distortion

I try not to think while I’m doing it. Hopefully, I’m completely gone somewhere and I’m just making a sound and I just like to hear the sound. So it’s all about having a good time and making a sound, but you really have to have a reason for making the sound. So that’s why I write songs and the songs have got the message. But after a while you forget about the message you just get the sound going and then the two things go together and then if you’re lucky you write another song. There has to be something to say that gives validity to what I’m playing, so that you can’t just play for the rest of time.
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    Neil Young on writing music and guitar distortion

    I try not to think while I’m doing it. Hopefully, I’m completely gone somewhere and I’m just making a sound and I just like to hear the sound. So it’s all about having a good time and making a sound, but you really have to have a reason for making the sound. So that’s why I write songs and the songs have got the message. But after a while you forget about the message you just get the sound going and then the two things go together and then if you’re lucky you write another song. There has to be something to say that gives validity to what I’m playing, so that you can’t just play for the rest of time.

  2. Neil Young

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    guitar distortion

    Waging Heavy Peace