Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace is an autobiography, with Neil following in the footsteps of his father, who was also a writer. Here, Neil gives us short chapters that bounces around chronologically, but cover different stages of his career, his love of model trains, his love of cars, his projects Lincvolt (an electric luxury car) and PureTone (a music listening system designed to give a full audio experience), his bands, his friends, his children and his wife. Oddly, he continually speaks of his intense love and admiration for his wife of many years, Pegi, even though not long after this 2012 book was published, he broke up with her.

There is much that is not covered here, and lots that I wish was covered in more detail (I always love to hear specifics about early years, gigs, recordings, etc.), but this is quite entertaining and moves quickly. He does say that he hopes to write more, which I believe would be equally entertaining, as he has always had lots to say, in one form or another.

Don't know if this book would win over any converts, but for a fan it is quite engrossing.