Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream

Kobo ebook | September 25, 2012

byNeil Young

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“I think I will have to use my time wisely and keep my thoughts straight if I am to succeed and deliver the cargo I so carefully have carried thus far to the outer reaches.”  --Neil Young, from Waging Heavy Peace
 
Legendary singer and songwriter Neil Young’s storied career has spanned over forty years and yielded some of the modern era’s most enduring music. Now for the first time ever, Young reflects upon his life—from his Canadian childhood, to his part in the sixties rock explosion with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, through his later career with Crazy Horse and numerous private challenges. An instant classic, Waging Heavy Peace is as uncompromising and unforgettable as the man himself.


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“I think I will have to use my time wisely and keep my thoughts straight if I am to succeed and deliver the cargo I so carefully have carried thus far to the outer reaches.”  --Neil Young, from Waging Heavy Peace   Legendary singer and songwriter Neil Young’s storied career has spanned over forty years and yielded some of the modern er...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 25, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101594098

ISBN - 13:9781101594094

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice Canadian author
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book by a Great Musician This is a very non-convectional biography. Neil writes short chapters that take you back and forth through his time starting in Canada to the present. A great read.
Date published: 2015-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Waging Heavy Peace I've always enjoyed Neil Young as a musician and as a sixties icon who set his own agenda and didn't cave to record companies and the corporate agenda - however, his writing style is banal, disjointed, and laced with simple sentences. While, I enjoy reading about the creative process of songwriting with Stephen Stills and others, I'm less enamoured of his endless diatribes on his cars. It would have been better if he focused more on his songs and his role in the music industry and expressed himself better with some better vocabulary.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great nostalgia I enjoyed reading about the life and adventures of this great man. Nice to read about one of my hippy neighbours!
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for the linear reader Fans of Neil Young--and I'm a big one--will get a lot out of this "autobiography." Like me, you'll enjoy the rambling opinions, the disjointed stories, the countless non sequiturs, but you'll also lose patience with them at times. As much a vehicle for Young to promote his new electric car technology and views on the perils of streaming music, Waging Heavy Peace is a fascinating view inside the mind of one of the great musicians of the last half century. If you know Young's career well, you know it's full of surprises and random course changes. That's what the book is like. If you're trying to get a sense of his career from those early Winnipeg days until his most recent albums, better to have a look James McDonuagh's Shakey first, THEN read this as a companion piece. Waging Heavy Peace will make a lot more sense if you already have McDonaugh's book digested. The style is perhaps a bit stiff. This is forgiveable for a man who has just taken up book-writing in his 60s. It reminded me often of those over-chipper and slightly awkward emails you get from older relatives still familiarizing themselves with the medium. Some great stories and glimpses into genius, but at the same time at want of an edit to remove accounts of Hawaiian shopping trips or stories that start off about Ronald Reagan and end up as a flip of the bird to music writers. Definitely worth a read, but take it for what it is. Usually the best music bios aren't auto.
Date published: 2013-01-18