Today Neil Young is 65.
In keeping with the theme of revisiting my college days, I am remembering leaving the U of A and the impact this song had on me during that time. I awakened one morning and decided it was time for me to leave. I packed my belongings into my red Ford Fiesta and drove to the record store. There I bought "Out of the Black" by Neil Young, along with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's Greatest Hits and "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen. I drove away with the stereo blaring as loud as it would go.
Each time I hear "....it's better to burn out than fade away," I think wistfully of that last day in Tuscaloosa so many years ago.