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Tuesday / June 25.
  • Neil Young Still Kickin' Butt at 63

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    Finished up my two-night stand of Neil Young shows at Madison Square Garden and I can report that Neil is still at the top of his game and kickin’ butt at age 63.

    Wearing a Frank Zappa T-shirt underneath a jacket, he romped around the stage like some kind of Wild Canadian Cowboy, mixing in heavy duty guitar-oriented epics like “Cortez The Killer” and “Rockin in the Free World” with slower ballads like “Old Man” and “The Needle and The Damage Done.” Click here to check out “Heart of Gold.”

    And here’s a review from the New York Post.

    I have been listening to this man’s music practically my whole life and it has always been there for me, in good times and in bad. I could tell by the reaction of the audience — mostly folks in their 40s, 50s and 60s — that they were impressed by Neil’s energy and power. He is authentic and real and even jaded New York fans can see that. My favorites were “Powderfinger,” “Old Man,” “Needle” and “Cortez,” a true epic.

    Then he closed it all out with a rendition of The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” in tribute to his old friend John Lennon.

    SETLIST:

    Love And Only Love / Hey Hey, My My / Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere / Powderfinger / Spirit Road / Cortez The Killer / Cinnamon Girl / Oh, Lonesome Me / Mother Earth / The Needle And The Damage Done / Light A Candle / Cough Up The Bucks” / Fuel Line / “Hit The Road And Go To Town” / Unknown Legend / Heart Of Gold / Old Man / Get Back To The Country / “Off The Road” / Just Singing A Song / When Worlds Collide / Cowgirl In The Sand / Rockin’ In The Free World // “Get Behind The Wheel” / A Day In The Life

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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