There was one song Neil Young played last night at the Meyerson in Dallas which really hit me. The occasion when a live performance really impacts me emotionally is rare, but this was one. His solo take on Cortez the Killer was incredibly powerful. As I listened to the feedback washes and ringing harmonics of his electric guitar, and his plaintive vocal, I had the feeling that this was the last time I would see Neil live. That, and the subject and beauty of the performance itself left me teary-eyed.
For an inkling, listen to this:
Neil Young-Cortez the Killer live at the Morton Meyerson in Dallas June 7, 2010