Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Neil Young and the road to Coos Bay
When I was living in Roseburg, Oregon, I would drive to places here and there just to feel the air in another town. One particular weekend I jumped in my little green honda and drove through the green mountains to Coos Bay. The destination wasn't what made the trip so memorable, it was passing through misty green hills on single lane highways, around big old logging trucks and beat up pickups, listening to Neil Young sing "Old Man look at my life. I'm a lot like you were." I'm listening to it now, some (almost) 20 years later and I can still see the road through the windshield. God, what a beautiful memory.