He explains elements in a song that can make or break it, and the people playing in a song, or in the recording booth, who influence a song so critically. He has an amusing description of David Crosby. Neil worked at Motown for a while, too, and describes that.
You may be surprised to learn the role Neil feels most comfortable with.
I’ve liked Neil and his music since his Buffalo Springfield days but I didn’t know he was this thoughtful, perceptive and wise. (Not all musicians are.) (Or writers or attorneys or butchers, bakers and candlestick makers, either.) One of the greatest things abut Neil is the way he’s alway pushed himself to try new things, new sounds.