Neil Young - Harvest". Theirs was a rift that took a long time to heal. Tropez boat trip 'You can't keep a free spirit locked up for long': Then one day he came back and said he thought it was time for me to leave. He was also nominated for two Grammy Awards: Young's brush with death influenced Prairie Wind ' s themes of retrospection and mortality. Young's earlier incarnation as a folkie, hanging out in California's Laurel Canyon with Joni Mitchell, the Byrds and the rest of what became the Seventies rock aristocracy, inspired many singer-songwriters to let it all hang out.