Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Don't tell Neil Young what to do. He may have grown into some grandfatherly approximation of old age, full of rambling stories and an easy, self-deprecating sense of humor. But deep down, he's the same prickly soul that he's always been.
That simple truth was borne out once more last night when Young visited the Meyerson for an intimate, one-man show. As he began explaining the origins of one of his many guitars (he had nine of them) late in the evening, he was interrupted by an impatient fan, who demanded from the balcony that he "just play it." Young, seated in a chair in the middle of stage, playfully shot back, "Don't push me" -- but when the fan repeated his demand the singer's good humor quickly wore out.
"What is this, work?" Young snapped, glaring up into the darkness of the auditorium with his head cocked back. And with that, he launched into a rendition of "Harvest Moon" that bristled far more than it was ever intended to do.
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