The last time I saw Elvis

The last time I saw Elvis he was shooting out a color TV, or singing a gospel song, or maybe he was riding in the back of a pink Cadillac.

The last time Neil Young saw Elvis he wrote a great tune on his album “Prairie Wind” called “He Was the King.” Well not really but it’s a great tune.

Shortly after that 2005 album he suffered a brain aneurism and his music took a sharp turn.

What was beautiful acoustic music with weeping steal guitars, turned into one man grunge and politician bashing.

As I write this I’m listening to bits and pieces of his new album, which is a reprise, “Neil Young and the International Harvesters – A Treasure.”

Ladies and gentlemen the king has not left the building.

What I’m hearing has weeping guitars, and banjos and fiddles and is a hybrid of bluegrass soul and country.

I might have to go buy it over my dinner break tonight.

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