Glad I Was There

As you know I write Storyteller a day or two ahead of publishing it. I wrote this on musician Neil Young’s birthday. He’s 77 and still going to strong. He’s making new music. He’s pouring a lot of time and energy in NYA, which is Neil Young Archives. It’s a mega website in which we can view everything he’s ever done. It’s all good.

He said two things over the course of three interviews in which he was refreshingly candid about his life’s work. He talked about fans posting on NYA and asking him, what about this or what about that? That starts him searching just like I do in my own archives.

He said the most important thing, especially looking back.

“I’m so glad that I was there and I knew these people.”

I’m beginning to feel that way about New Orleans.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The Krewe of Muses throws shoes and turns everything red. Oh, the energy. Their energy became my energy. Hopefully, they drew from me.



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