Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Neil Young--Trunk Show

Neil Young has been on quite a tear lately: His performance on Conan's last night a few weeks ago was remarkable (and not just for the fact that ol' Neil looked like Jimmy Buffet), performing the late '70s standout "Long May You Run." He did the same a few nights ago at the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics; suffice to say, the man is never outta mind. Any fan of this space knows I am a HUGE Neil fan, and the same goes for director Jonathan Demme: he's put Neil's songs in a number of his movies, including Rachel Getting Married, where TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe sang "Unknown Legend," and he also directed the Neil concert doc Heart of Gold a few years back. Demme's showing the love once again with another concert doc of contemporary Neil getting his Crazy Horse out during shows at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania during his 2007 tour. The film is called Neil Young Trunk Show, it looks like a nice, electrical complement to the aforementioned acoustic Heart of Gold doc. Trunk Show will be in a limited number of theaters for one week only starting March 19, and then it will be coming to DVD later in the year. Neil's one of the few old timers who can still bring it; I'm seriously pining for a chance to catch him live.

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