That’s when everything changed – Dedicated to Neil Young

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What moment in your life can you look at and say,

“That’s when everything changed”?

Dedicated to Neil Young

By Joshua Bertetta

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On the day when I can say “that’s when everything changed,” my best friends—my little razor blades—sat tucked away in my suitcase nestled under my stacks of black shirts, black death metal shirts, shirts with names of bands like Dismember, Grave, Obituary, and Cannibal Corpse. I can’t remember whether I brought my pints of vodka. I don’t think I did. But it didn’t matter, see, for I knew the liquor cabinet in our mountain cabin was stocked full of booze.

If this passing image doesn’t paint an accurate enough picture of who I was the day I can say “that’s when everything changed,” at home I had a chest of drawers topped with a bookshelf. On said chest of drawers I kept two black candles on either side of…

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3 thoughts on “That’s when everything changed – Dedicated to Neil Young

  1. Great post. I placed my comment on the Kindness blog, but Young is the best. He has put his heart, head and guts in his music for a long time. Thanks for following my blog. I have various music posts including one on Young. Would love to hear your thoughts. BTG

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      1. Thanks. I had to listen to some Neil last night. Thanks for the impetus. I played the songs for my daughter, son and wife – Cinnamon Girl, Helpless and Rockin in the Free World.

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