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The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow
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May 15, 08

naw, man... the new winslow ain't nearly as great as his last two... but, shit. after the demented masterpiece that is Power of the Dog and the wildly enjoyable The Winter of Frankie Machine... well, you've earned a misstep. at least.

but, check it: neil young's solo in cinnamon girl. it's one motherfucking note. one note! played over and over. because it's over a changing background, because the rhythm guitar and bass are changing it up, young sounds like he's doing more than playing one note. nope. one note. and it's perfect. and only neil would know and feel and choose to play one note over and over in a form in which the best compliment is 'you shredded it, man!'

don winslow writes sentences like neil young solos on cinnamon girl. one word. one motherfucking word.

ask me how this sentence can make sense: Is is is.

here's how:

Josiah Pamavatuu is a good man, no doubt about it. Now he drives a truck with two wet and shivering women at his side and his best friend in the back, a man who is like family to him.
But like ain't is.
Is is is.

that's how don winslow writes like neil young plays guitar.

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Neil young wrote `Cinnamon Girl', `Down By The River' and `Cowgirl in the Sand' all in one day. He had a 103 degree fever at the time. I think about that whenever I hear those guitar shreds.

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