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(Archive 13: 11/23/97 - 1/7/98)

(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)

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From: Stephen Wiener <swiener@onramp.net>
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 1998 13:35:49 -0600
Subject: YOTH on Laser Disc (eventually)

Just found this:

(January 5, 1998) - Beginning February 1, 1998, Pioneer Entertainment will distribute and market Universal Studios Home Video titles on laserdisc in the United States and Canada.... The five year agreement includes Universal's current catalog titles, theatrical releases such as The Jackal, For Richer or Poorer, The Boxer, Blues Brothers 2000, plus releases from October Films including Kiss or Kill and Year of the Horse.
So presumably sometime between now and 2003, YOTH will be released on laser disc by Pioneer. It will probably be in July.

AKA A Man Needs A Maid
(Someone to keep my house clean)

From: Pete Thayer <Pete.Thayer@state.me.us>
Date: 07 Jan 1998 11:14:54 -0500
Subject: Dead Man now at reduced $$

All you young tomatoes,
just a reminder that as of 1/6 (at least in these parts) the Dead Man vid is available at the reduced, ~$19.95 price... ...acoustic Theme, yesss!!

Let it Ring,

From: Staffan Tevell <stevell@hem1.passagen.se>
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 1998 07:48:11 +0100
Subject: Missing 6 on Swedish Radio!

The Neil-special today on Swedish Radio was an hour filled up with only stuff from the Missing Six (with the exception of War Song that is even rarer). Not too bad...

Also they had some clips with some Warner/Sweden guy who had talked to Neil in the summer of '96, for example about the archives. He had no release date (SURPRISE!) but said that Neil had been talking about different boxes - one smaller including the "hits" (maybe 3CDs) up to a big set "containing everything, Buffalo Springfield, CSNY and "solo", of maybe 10-12 CDs. For the customer, all should be distinguished by colour codes.

All this is from memory only - so I probably didn't get the quotes right, but anyway...

The show also started with the announcer saying something like "This show is built completely on Neil Young's vinyl only releases, known as the Missing Six on internet." Rust is everywhere...


From: Scott Yeager <s449y@aye.net>
Date: 1/5/1998 13:24
Subject: Neil is everywhere

Today's Random Note Daily on the Rolling Stone site mentions Metalica's performance at Bridge'97.


From: Lasse Willen <Lasse.Willen@kron.sr.se>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 11:47:36 +0200
Subject: Neil on Swedish Radio

Scandi-Rusties (and everyone who can tune in Swedish Radio): tonight at 20.03 EMT (Jan 5) on Channel 3 there is a 1-hour Neil Young feature, supposedly including "unpublished material". I am not involved at all but will listen, naturally.


From: Major Buzz <majbuzz@iwaynet.net>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 21:24:41 -0500
Subject: Neil on SNL

The TV Guide web site lists Neil on Saturday Night LiveM on Comedy Central for Jan. 5 at 12:00 pm and Jan. 6 at 12:00 am.

Major Buzz

From: Art Carey <ajc45@pantheon.yale.edu>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 1998 12:08:05 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Barnes & Noble bargains

I spent yesterday in Manhattan. In the Fifth Avenue B&N store I picked up:

I have no idea if these are being remaindered throughout the chain, but I thought some of you would want to take a chance and check your local outlet.

Art C

From: pbg@luckydog.com (Peter Gallagher)
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 1998 11:55:26 -0800
Subject: And the winner is...

The Seattle Post Intellingencer's two film critics, William Arnold & Paula Nechak voted the Year of The Horse as WORST concert movie of the year! Yee hoo!!!! (Message of Love: Isle of Wight Festival took Best.)
. . .PBG

From: joern christensen <joechris@online.no>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 02:10:47 +0000
Subject: Xmas Card from Young Neils

This is an Xmas card from Norway and the Neil Young tribute band Young Neils. On the 22nd and 23rd of December we are playing at the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo. We have been doing this for seven years now, so it's become some kind of Xmas tradition. New this year is a Harvest look-a-like barn we have build as a stage decoration, and we are going to shoot some 8mm black and white film that we hopefully could use as a pre-movie to the Year of the Horse movie when it arrives up here.

Happy Xmas to all HyperRust fans, and to the man himself. YN

From: A. Banerji <abanerji@uoguelph.ca>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 12:08:22 -0500 (EST)
Subject: YOTH movie in Toronto NOW

There's an interview in Toronto's NOW magazine with Jim Jarmusch about Year of the Horse. It includes this very interesting paragraph:

"Jarmusch and Young have agreed to reunite in 2006 to film Crazy Horse on tour. And they're serious. I wonder if Jarmusch ever got tired of Crazy Horse's music,...."

From: Trond Arne Velund <trondav@online.no>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 22:05:43 +0100
Subject: Young Neils playing in Oslo

Monday, the 22nd of December, will be a great day for us Norwegian rusties. The band Young Neils plays 2 sold out shows at Rockefeller (holds 1500 spectators). This band has to be one of the best NY cover bands. The lead singer is Lars Lillo Stenberg; his voice and appearance is remarkably Neilish. I know he is a huge fan. (Neil has met them, and worn a Young Neils T-shirt at a concert in UK.) When he's not playing this yearly Christmas event, he's the leader of one of Norway's biggest selling bands: de Lillos.

Young Neils plays for 2 to 2 1/2 hours depending on the length of Lars's guitar solos. He's really into it - just like the master himself. The setlist covers a good variety of songs from the EKTIN to BA.

If there's anyone out there who hasn't seen them - and has the opportunity to come - do it! You won't be disappointed.

See you down the road!
Rambo in the Disco

Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 07:05:14 -0500
Subject: Nicolette Larson, RIP

See the News Flash.

From: Eric Lett <ericlett@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 10:11:01 -0500
Subject: New song with Neil

I saw this in the Syracuse Herald-American Sunday. Apparently Joanne Shenandoah has collaborated with Neil and Neil's friend Brian Kirkpatrick on a song called Treaty. It is a song that Neil and his friend had been trying to finish for 20 years! You can read all about it.

Not included in the online article is a phone number that the Syracuse newspapers have set up where you can preview the track. Supposedly, Neil is singing background and playing some guitar, even though over the phone, I couldn't tell if it was Neil Young, Neil Diamond or Neil Armstrong for that matter. Dial 315-472-2111, then when the machine answers, punch in 9964.

Joanne is a member of the Oneida nation, and has talked about Neil in interviews over the years as an influence. Earlier this year she said that he was considering playing with her at the Native American Inaugural Ball for the President! In one interview she talked about Neil having Obijwa ancestors, which comes up occasionally on the Rust, but is never confirmed and usually determined to be not true.

Joanne has a couple of CD's out, and a couple planned, one of which will contain Treaty on it.

Stomach Pump

From: Jens Jakob Sørensen <jj@dcbib.dk>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 08:58:17 +0100
Subject: Neil in High Fidelity

Just finished a great book: High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. Lots of references to Neil's music, and lots of good reading for (male) music lovers over 35.

Jens Jakob Sorensen

From: pekka.koskivaara <postmaster@pe77a.pp.fi>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 97 22:20:42 PST
Subject: Jackson Browne on Neil's Archives

There's a short interview of Jackson Browne in the December issue of Record Collector (a great UK mag). Browne is asked about his recent Best Of collection and why it wasn't a box set. Browne's answer:

"To me, a box set feels like something you do when your career is nearing its end. Anyway, it would take a lot of work. I'd have to give it to some archivist to do - someone like Joel Bernstein, who's been working on Neil Young's archives. You know, Joel told me that they had an amazind three-disc set of Neil's unissued songs, but Neil keeps adding to it. I think it has become an extended practical joke on his part."
A three-disc set of unreleased songs... if there's, let's say 15 songs on each disc, that would be 45 unreleased songs in total plus the ones he keeps on adding. Love to listen to all of those in July. :)


From: "Gerry Goss" <gerryg@behaviour.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 97 11:53:27 PST
Subject: YOTH in Canada

My name is Gerry Goss, I work in the publicity departmment of a film and video distribution company called Behaviour Distribution (formerly known as Malofilm.) We are distributing the Neil Young/Jim Jarmusch collaboration Year of the Horse across Canada.

The film will debut in Toronto on December 26, and other Canadian cities will follow. However there is a special sneak preview on Decemeber 19 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto. I have a limited amount of free passes to the preview and would like to offer 10 Double Passes to the subscribers of Rust.

(HyperRust editor's note: Info about the drawing for those passes is being posted to Rust.)
The screening will take place at 9pm on Friday, December 19. The cinema is located at 506 Bloor Street West.

There is salvation for those who do not win a pass. The sneak preview is open to the public! Admission is $7.00 ($4.00 for Festival Cinema members - membership costs $6.00, valid for one year)

Gerry Goss

From: lechavarria@sau29.k12.nh.us (Leo Echavarria)
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:06:30 -0500
Subject: Neil on SNL Re-run

Neil will be on a Saturday Night Live re-run tomorrow at 11:00 AM EST on Comedy Central (cable channel). Originally broadcast 12-5-92.

From: Bas vd Meer <sfar0353@far.ruu.nl>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 97 18:34:14 CET
Subject: YOTH in Rotterdam

Hi everybody (especially Dutch Rusties),

Just read that Year of the Horse will be shown during the International Film Festival Rotterdam, which will be held Januari 28 to Februari 8 1998 in the Pathe-theatres. I don't know when it will be shown. The complete program of the festival will be published in De Volkskrant of Januari 23.

Bas vd Meer

From: Heikki Kyllästinen <heikki.kyllastinen@kolumbus.fi>
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 12:35:34 -0800
Subject: Finnish Rusties: Philadephia (movie)

Finland`s TV 1 will play on this week`s Friday the Philadelphia movie.

Heikki (Special Thanks To Pegi & A*S*T*R*I*D)

From: Jeremy Bierlein <34L4PMD@CMUVM.CSV.CMICH.EDU>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 97 20:56:22 EST
Subject: Buffalo Springfield Box Set

Forwarded from the Lee-Shore list. Hope like hell it is true!!

Harpoon Dodger
> From: NIGHTFLY82 lt;NIGHTFLY82@aol.com>
> Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 18:42:13 EST
> To: lee-shore@geoclio.st.usm.edu
> Subject: Buffalo Springfield Box Set
> Some of the newer members of the Lee-Shore have been
> talking hopefully about the release of a Springfield
> Box Set. This was discussed here months ago, and 
> though I've been sworn to secrecy about details, I
> can tell you there IS a Springfield Box Set in the
> works. One version or another has been getting put
> together for some time by Neil Young, who (of course)
> wants to oversee the project. This version will never
> see the light of day because of the usual Stills-Young
> problems coming into effect. I'm sure Stills doesn't
> want to see the box set of what was truly HIS BAND be
> assembled by the guy who quit as often as he recorded
> with them. So negotiations are in the works to find a
> middle ground, FINALLY. That's all I'm a gonna say...
> Wait and ye shall get...
> Randy
> NIGHTFLY82@aol.com

From: "Ray" <pat.dc@hol.fr>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 17:58:26 +0100
Subject: Neil in French "Rock & Folk" Revue

Are there any French Rusties out there besides MoMo, You and Me and this Hectique&Stupid Girl Ray Moon ??? If so, hurry up to buy Rock & Folk de Décembre 1997 and you won't regret it.

Please note also the tab for Harvest Moon in Guitar et Claviers 12/97 issue.

For all the french Rusties speaking out there, just let me know if you're interested and I'll happy to email you all this interesting Stuff. Vous ne le regretterez pas non plus !!! (you wouldn't regret too)

Bisous & Ciao for now...je vais dévorer ma revue préférée.
Ray Hectique&so StupidGirl too Moon

From: Carl Becker <carlb@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 15:25:09 -0800
Subject: Neil in "O Gauge Railroading"

For those who haven't seen enough of Neil and the H.O.R.D.E. tour, a model-train magazine called O Gauge Railroading has a 5-page article in their December 1997 issue. It's mostly about the Lionel display, of course, but there's lots of pix of Neil and one of his son Zeke.

Most train-oriented hobby shops should have the mag. Enjoy.

Carl Becker

From: Heikki Kyllästinen <heikki.kyllastinen@kolumbus.fi>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 11:46:43 -0800
Subject: Astrid Young Web Pages

Got yesterday on Friday new Broken Arrow, issue #69. It includes a story about Astrid Young (Neil`s half sister), which includes a URL for her web pages. It includes music samples and poetry. You can even buy her CD there.

Heikki (Special Thanks To Pegi)

From: Pete Thayer <Pete.Thayer@state.me.us>
Date: 26 Nov 1997 17:30:38 -0500
Subject: Neil again in Guitar Player

Hey all, shots of Neil two months in a row in GP magazine!

The new Jan '98 issue, page 87, shows a smiling Neil, holding a White Falcon, at the the first CSNY recording session in LA, '69. On page 89 is a smiling Jerry, holding an SG, at the same session. From the photos of Jim Marshall.

Let it Ring!

From: Paul Campos <pcampos@post.cis.smu.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 13:51:08 CDT
Subject: Neil among Ultimate Top 100

I just noticed that the December issue of Esquire picks Neil as one of the 100 "Best People in the World." There's a nice little drawing of him. The only other musician I remember noticing was Bob Dylan.

FYI, the self-proclaimed point of this list is to get away from all those lists of the "40 most influential people", "the 400 richest people", "the 25 most glamorous people" etc., and cut to the heart of the matter.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody,

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 08:06:29 -0500
Subject: Neil on Broadway Tonight!

No, he's not following Pete Townshend's lead, but there will be a piece of Neil on Broadway tonight. On the surface it may sound pretty yuckie, but I guess we'll have to wait and see how it turns out.

Until recently (when it went bankrupt) there was an "training theater" in South Florida called the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theater Training (BRITT). This actually was a well-respected "school" that has a fair number of highly regarded actor, director, and stage-production "graduates". But they couldn't make it self-sustaining and Burt Reynolds' patronage dried up with his financial problems, so it disbanded.

One of its last productions was called Street Corner Symphony. It's mostly a musical revue of 60's and 70's music. It got good attention from the guy who produced Grease, Torch Song Trilogy, and Agnes of God. So he got together with the director and they've reworked it for Broadway. It opens tonight.

Turns out that the production at BRITT had never bothered to get permission to use all the songs that were included. They didn't have much trouble getting permission for all but ONE SONG: now who's do you think that would be? Yep, his, and the song: Ohio! Apparently within the production is a dramatic recreation of the Kent State killings. "Neil's lawyer" gave them the standard answer: "No."

But eventually they got to meet directly with Neil and convinced him to let them use the song. I'm assuming he convinced them not to make it too broadway-cheezey, but you never know. Watch for the reviews tomorrow!
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Rosemary Mattson <rmattson@the-bridge.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 22:36:55 -0600
Subject: Neil Tribute Band

Minnesota Rusties: The Neil Young tribute band World On A String will be playing at Mayslacks in NE Mpls on December 6th. Should be a fun time. They haven't played together for a while but always have fun.


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