Monday, May 04, 2009

Neil Young's Parents

We had a great time at Jazzfest. I was able to go with Kalypso and Gilgamesh on Friday and Sunday. On Sunday, a real highlight for me was seeing Neil Young. As you can see, it wasn't such a highlight for my kids. For much of the set Kalypso was sleeping and Gil was playing Pocket God with my iphone.
Anyway, in many years when Neil Young is dead, they'll claim they were interested. Maybe it was a result of all of the second hand marijuana, but while Neil Young was playing Old Man I started thinking he sure looked a lot like the Predator. Then during Keep On Rockin' in the Free World he looked more like a Wampa. But with his smirk, sideburns, rock-star-glasses and gray balding head I'm sure he's related to Jack Nicholson. Here's my best attempt at a family tree:


  1. Anonymous5:28 PM

    if yer kid could actually sleep through neil young then YOU WERE TOO FAR AWAY. next time get 'em close and shakey will cast them under his spell.

    oh, and let's see what you look like at 64.

  2. We were just a few chairs back from the front of the chair section. Kalypso liked most of the set, and just slept through the last part. Maybe it was the 20 minute version of "Down by the River." Regarding looks, I am 43 and already look way worse than Neil Young. It's just that I look more like I'm related to Jabba the Hut and Drew Carey, not a Wampa or the Predator.

  3. You sure it was "second-hand" smoke??