Neil Young, who needs no introduction other than to say he has penned a memoir called Waging Heavy Peace that will be out in the fall of 2012, will be at the 2012 BookExpo America, the annual publishing clusterfuck at the Jacob Javits Center in June. Details are still, like Neil Young’s voice, shaky (really sorry about that one), but the event will take the form of a Q&A. It is called, appropriately, “A Conversation With Neil Young.” The interviewer will be announced at a later date.
So what can we expect from this conversation? Maybe Mr. Young will speak a little about Buffalo Springfield, and his days cruising around California in a hearse. Perhaps he’ll talk of Danny Whitten, the fine rhythm guitar player for Mr. Young’s backing band, Crazy Horse, who died of a heroin overdose the very night that Neil Young fired him from the band for going overboard with heroin. Maybe Mr. Young’s own epic marijuana use will be discussed, or one of his many comebacks, from 1979’s Rust Never Sleeps to 1989’s Freedom, or 2005’s Prairie Wind. Who knows? Below, a fine song to listen to while speculating.