29 thoughts on “Neil Young speaks about Failure, Songwriting and Doubt

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    The people laughing when he says that you have to embrace failure as if he's joking, don't get it.

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    I love Neil but he seems to contradict himself here. First he says don’t fear failure and then he says if you feel doubt abandon what you’re doing.

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    I love neil and his music but i dont have the same opinion about doubt. 
    I am a producer and artist and i think doubt is something really important. It isn't something bad. if you don't have any doubt about your work, than it hasn't a value for yourself. Don't let doubt destroy yourself but i take it as a big indicator that something is important for myself. If you start singing and never would have any doubt about your lyrics or vocals, than you will never progress, because it is important to you to be a good singer so you doubt. listen to steven pressfield the war of art. Wonderful book about life, art and creation process. on the other hand i can understand what he means. Maybe there are many forms of doubting something…

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    THIS IS EXACTLY WHY NEIL YOUNG HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY COUNSELOR & THERAPIST THROUGH THIS LIFETIME, VERY WISE MAN & GREAT SPIRIT, MAY THE ALMIGHTY SPIRIT BLESS & KEEP YOU & YOURS NEIL, LOVE YOU ALWAYS ???

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    no one can say when a relationship is over but the people involved , judge not lest ye be judged

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    Gee Neil, looks like you got them all fooled . When the fallen angels present themselves as the saviours of mankind, will you be seduced

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    Yep, 'failure' is not a disaster unless we refuse to learn from it – otherwise it is a navigation tool, it lets you see the way forward!

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    It's easy to fail.

    Success isn't that great either.

    What is good is laughter. Tell your own story.

    "Where the eagle glides ascending there's an ancient river bending…"
    – Neil

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    Neil! You gotta' quit sugarcoating this stuff!! Give it to the people STRAIGHT! Don't mince words and try to be so PC!!!! Awesome advice in this! Truly is!

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    This is actually helpfull to me as a beginner. Thanks Neil. 🙂

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    he means "the film" meaning "the movie", meaning your life story, your journey with whatever you do with your life. Hes talking in psychedelic terms. "Ken Kesey used to always say, "Stay in your own movie". At least I think thats what Neil is referring to.

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    Neil,Youre in the very highest tier of singer songwriters,the very very highest.Gee the air must be thin up there…yup theres john lennon….at least you have good company….

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    @john sokoloff
    you mean obrigada,if youre talking to a female,non??…

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    @Hal R.
    WTF does styrofoam or plastic have to do with songwriting,you imbecile moron of a new age liberal land activist.The difference between the new age politico activist and the developer is only one thing.The activist doesnt own his own home yet…???????????GOD BLESS ALL THE ENLIGHTENED PEOPLE(ILLUMINATI) AND ALL THOSE (yours truly) WITH A FAT LIFETIME STASH OF DOE WHO CAN DO THEIR HOBBIES EVERYDAY AND SUPPORT ZIONISM…..YEE HAH….TGIR…Thank God Im Rich….

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    Neil,youre a genius.Youll always be a genius.Theres very very few as prolific and as good as you.Crosby is a mile beneath but graham nash and steven stills are tied at 20 miles beneath.What a joke those wankers are.

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    But isn't it important to listen to your doubt, just as you would listen to the ideas to be put into a song?

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    Look at all that Styrofoam and plastic . . . . you are such a hypocrite Neil!!!

  • January 27, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    Shakespeare said it well: "Pain pays the income of every precious thing".

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