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Friday, November 12, 2010

It's better to burn out than fade away

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 "'s better to burn out than fade away," I think wistfully of that last day in Tuscaloosa so many years ago.    

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