Streams

Neil Young and Jonathan Demme on “Neil Young Journeys”

Monday, December 24, 2012

Neil Young and filmmaker Jonathan Demme talk about the documentary “Neil Young Journeys,” their third collaboration. It documents a drive Neil Young took in May 2011 from his hometown of Omemee, Ontario, to downtown Toronto's iconic Massey Hall, where he performed the last two nights of his solo world tour. During the drive, Young recounted introspective stories from his youth to Demme, who wove these tales together with his music.
(Originally aired June 7, 2012)

Guests:

Jonathan Demme and Neil Young

Comments [4]

clive betters

why can't some interviews just be a little goofy,yet also be fun and interesting at the same time? i don't expect or desire any and every radio chat, to be a revelatory in depth tour de force.. btw- in case you are wondering,i liked the interview.

Dec. 24 2012 11:05 PM
zeke from nyc

terrible interview Leonard... Mr Shakey certainly deserved better!
were was the talk about Massey Hall & Neil's history w/it?
granted, one of the greatest Jazz concerts EVER took place there!
thou i wish you had mentioned& gone deep w/ Neil's incredibly beautiful musical nights there!
i suggest you give Neil's "Live at Massey Hall 1971" a good listen..

Dec. 24 2012 04:42 PM

I disagree. I think that being on stage with Neil Young in the film is better than seeing the concert live.

Dec. 24 2012 01:57 PM
Amy from Manhattan

"Omemee" means muddy water? I wonder if the "-mee" in "Omemee" is the same as the "-mee" in "Gitchee Gumee," which means "big sea water"? I think both locations are in the same general area, so maybe they're from the same or closely related indigenous languages.

Dec. 24 2012 12:58 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.