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Dear Mr. Young

Dear Mr. Neil Young,

I don't know if you'll remember me or not, but we met in Rocker, Montana (at a gas station) while holding a sign that said "Out of gas! Anything helps!" with four other lovely youngsters. My name is Liz Crandall. The others you met go by the names of Felicia, Garrison, J.C., and Rachel. One of your nice lads came over to us in a NASA shirt and glasses and claimed to be the camera man of your crew. He asked us if we want to make a qucik $20 bucks in exchange for doing an interview about electric cars. We agreed merrily and skipped over to your awesome Lincoln space car. We explained how we were traveling musicians and were heading anywhere, anytime. We all looked into your camera rather comically and agreed that we approved ourselves in your documentary. (I still want to see it, by the way!)
Anyways, you're probably wondering why on earth I'm saying this, but I just want you to know you inspire our generation in more ways I thought possible. My boyfriend, J.C., and I wattended the most recent Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View on the day of Tom Waits. You are not only an incredible musician, but an outstanding fatehr to your son. Your wife is also a huge inspiration. And very sweet!
There's a music "program" that started at my foermer high school when I was in the 10th grade in 2009. It's called the Friday Lunch Jam and it's, as it explains in the title, every Friday afternoon at lunch. Last friday marked its 100th jam session, where the notorious Matt Love, the founder and crazy amazing English teacehr sang your song, "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World" for the second time. (The first time was the very first Friday Lunch Jam.)
Mr. Young, the Special Education program at Newport High School, Oregon put on an epic show. I urge you to check it out, for people like you deserve to see the specific impacts you've made on our generation.
Here is the link to the amazing video:
You are truly a fantastic human being, Mr. Young.
Keep on rockin' in the free world, and please understand how much I appreciate your life.
Liz Crandall
Freelance rocker, traveler, reader and concert dancer.

0 Comments  » Posted by LizCrandall1 on 3/3/2014 12:42 AM

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