(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)
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A few weeks back a I heard a cool Neil cover on the radio. Cinnamon Girl by Only A Mother (from Chicago) from their CD Damned Pretty Snout. It is a dark acoustic rendition.
A couple weeks ago, I got to see Alejandro Escovedo perform at club in Winnipeg. Alejandro and his band performed three great covers. Sway (by the Stones) closed the main set. The two song encore started with Powderfinger and finished with an incredible verions of I Wanna Be Your Dog (Stooges). It was a good version of Powderfinger, but the Stooges song was as good as music gets. See this man perform if you have the chance.
a.k.a. Kurt Braun
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 20:24:07 EDT
Subject: Heartland Slips Again
CSNY's Heartland will now be released on October 26th, according to Reprise's site.
They've kept Neil's "Box Set" also on October 26th though. I guess they figure you should go broke in the same week.
Peace, love, happiness and Neil,
Free Roamin' Soul
From: Joe <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 08:00:33 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Where Are They Now?
Regarding "Neil Content" on the VH1 Where Are They Now? segment on Buffalo Springfield...
Let's just say if you blinked, you missed him (and Stills.) They mentioned his name, said that Neil Young & Stills were going to record and tour with C,N,S & Y. He was mentioned again (and shown playing guitar) during the piece with Randy Bachman.
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 15:42:03 -0400
Subject: Heartland Completed?
My CSNY friends....this is fantastic news... Can't wait to hear the songs and see the 4 of them live and loud... Bring-on the CSNY2K Tour!
*** CSNY Heartland due out in fall
(Launch) - There is good news for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fans - Warner Bros. Records reports that the group's reunion album, Heartland, is finished and is currently being mixed for an Oct. 12 release date. Neil Young and Stephen Stills reportedly came up with a couple of last-minute tracks which made it onto the disc, along with four Young compositions that had been slated for the acoustic solo album he postponed earlier this year. The quartet is still planning to tour early next year.
Tonight's the night for the VH1 Where Are They Now? on Buffalo Springfield (as mentioned here recently by John Einarson). According to VH1's pages, at 10pm tonight:
Artists highlighted: Bad Company, Buffalo Springfield, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and others.. . . RE*AC*TOR
On Saturday mornings, "Channel 9 News" in Denver does a "week in review" show. They like to play Drive By from Sleeps With Angels as background music for the piece. I think it's appropriate to have a sad song like that backing up what they call news stories.
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 15:55:12 -0400
Subject: Live Revolution Blues on NPR
On National Public Radio's show Anthem today, they featured
the Waco Brothers (punkish band that espouses Marxist dogma)
live in the studio in Chicago. One of the songs they performed
was a cookin' version of Revolution Blues...
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From: J. Mairs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 17:56:02 EDT
Subject: Panic cover Neil
At last night's show at Roseland, Widespread Panic played Don't Be Denied. It was a great show overall. I believe WSP is headed to Colorado a few shows at Buttermilk, then on to Europe.
One You Never Figured
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 12:01:49 -0400
Subject: Neil DVD campaign
Reprise is asking, via their
news page, for suggestions on what musical artists to put out on DVD. Neil
fans can go over there and ask for some Neil! (I personally don't plan to buy
a DVD player until there's some Neil available...)
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From: Chuck Singer <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 21:43:28 -0400
Subject: Hudson on Neil
In Electronic Musician magazine:
"I don't quite understand it, but it's kind of like Neil Young's solo on Woodstock - he plays this thing that I could never figure out, but I'm jealous that he played it so brilliantly. It's just sloppy, heartfelt rock & roll. To me, that's what it's all about."So says producer Mark Hudson, comparing his production techniques to a Neil solo. He has produced and written material for, Ringo, Celine, Ozzie, & Areosmith.
Spin Magazine's Top 90 albums of the 90s is a very "modern rock" (or what used to be called "alternative") oriented list. And it DOES include Neil:
Another article in the Rolling Stone that came in the mail last night. It quoted Graham Nash as saying that Neil called and said they "had a good start" to the new album and that he would join David and Steve at the ranch to do some more work. Nash said he'd mixed the album himself already, but would go up to the ranch to see what's going on. The album and Neil's box set are supposedly both due out in October. The tour date is uncertain.
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 06:38:26 EDT
Subject: Elliot's Trains
The September issue of Classic Toy Trains magazine (newsstand date Aug 1) has a five-page spread (article and pictures) of a 7x8' Lionel train layout built for Lookout Management's front office and reception area.
(longtime NY and Lionel fan)
From: rick shearer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 20:53:15 PDT
Subject: Rolling Stone reviews a classic
Neil is in the Rolling Stone mag that came in the mail today. It's a "Hall Of Fame Review" of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. It's on the web too. Enjoy.
From: MoMo <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 03:51:08 +0100
Subject: Patti does Neil
I read on a Patti Smith list about her July 10th show in Istanbul (Turkey):
She did a cover of a Neil Young song: Rockin' in a Free World (the audience went crazy with that song). The she-shaman asked: "Has Neil Young ever come to Turkey to sing?" The enchanted audience answered: "No! Not yet!" She-shaman's turn: "I will tell him to come here to sing."Atchao
Last night, Vermont PBS aired Sessions @ 54th with Randy Newman. He introduced a song explaining it was a mix between Lookout for my Love and something else. He then started singing 'Lookout for my love, it's in your neighborhood'...
I think he added something else about it, but sorry - my English being what it is, I didn't really understand more.
Have a nice week,
From: mr soul <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 23:50:41 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Heartbreakers do Neil
Just saw Petty last night at Deer Creek. During the Heartbreakers jam session (while Petty changed clothes) they went into a little bit of Like a Hurricane.
From: John Einarson <jeinarso@MINET.gov.MB.CA>
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 09:23:04 -0500
Subject: Where Are They Now?
VH-1 has an episode of Where Are They Now coming up in early August (not sure but could be Aug. 3 or thereabouts) with one of the segments being on the Buffalo Springfield.
Also on the same episode is a segment on Neil's old Winnipeg mentor, Randy Bachman.
From: Glen Vomacka <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 23:54:24 -0400
Subject: "Neil" at Woodstock
Just a quick highlight from Woodstock 99 (which I'm watching on pay-per-view)...
Bush actually covered Fucking Up during their set...
Personally, i thought it sucked... definately the wrong band on that song...
Have a day mate!
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 18:53:55 EST
Subject: Ament On Neil
Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam Bassist) quoted in the September issue of Guitar World:
"Neil's music is so uninhibited and close to nature. When he worked with Pearl Jam, it was amazing to watch his creative process. He's still connected to his inner source, and he's not afraid to just let that musical & lyrical language pour out of his heart. He'd write a song like this (A Man Needs A Maid) in an hour. It was so incredibly inspiring to me that I wrote out the word 'Hibited', on some gaffer tape and stuck it on my hat as a reminder. It meant the opposite of inhibited. Whenever I was stuck creatively, I'd look at it and remember to let go and play, like Neil."MrChuck
For all Belgian Rusties, and any foreign ones visiting Belgium soon...
Year of the Horse is showing in Cartoons (the centre of Antwerp)
on Friday 23th and Saturday 24th of July, at 00.15 hours.
From: Stephen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 12:01:36 -0500
Subject: Full story from ICE
I just got the new ICE magazine. Here's the full news that was referenced here earlier:
Although Neil Young fans have heard it before, plans are moving along quickly for an eight-CD retrospective box set to possibly be released before Thanksgiving. As it stands now, the set would consist of five CD's worth of live and studio material, both released and unreleased, and three CD's containing three separate, edited down concerts. 'This is looking real good now, which I haven't been able to say in four years,' one of Warner Bros. VP tells ICE. But production complications involving the set's elaborate, 100+page book could easily result in another delay.In other words everything is still scheduled for July. :)
Meanwhile Electra/EastWest's Buffalo Springfield box set is all mastered and ready to go, but legal clearances will conspire to keep it from coming out this year. And with the CSN&Y tour now pushed to 2000, and their new reunion album teetering on the 50-50 brink at press time (presently slated for October 5), Young fans may have a lot to cry about through the holidays.
A radio station in Pittsburgh (I'm almost positive it was WRRK 96.9, but might have been WDVE, 102.5) announced last night that the Neil Young Box Set will not be coming out in October. They said Neil said he didn't want it to interfere or take away from the release of the new CSN&Y album.
Imagine that, the box set is once again delayed!
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 09:27:56 -0700
Subject: Spencer's Neil Solace
From a CyberPenguin interview with Jeremy Spencer (one of the original members of Fleetwood Mac) in response to why he left the group ...
See, I was unhappy because I had to mainly resort to the past. I had no vision for future of the music. I felt a little bit like Don McLean said in the song 'The day the music died' [American Pie]; I'd felt that that was happening although it was promoted everywhere around how great it was going, the youth and expression, etc! But I couldn't see it for myself and I felt that music was getting worse, sad to say.Dale
It was very hard for me to be convinced otherwise, I just felt it was dead, or at least the body was twitching. Again I am saying that's my view and that is how I saw it and I couldn't find anything I liked to listen to. I found After the Gold Rush by Neil Young and I listened to that often times, but I could say that's about all. And even then it was very vague in its pictures and images and so on with a kind of like a hopeless "signing off" feeling. Yes, I was at a loss really.
The new ICE Magazine
declares that the Buffalo Springfield box set is all mastered and
ready to go but is mired in legal clearances -- which means it won't come out
till next year. Also says the CSNY cd, now scheduled for Oct. 5, may
be pushed back. Tour scheduled for next year also. And Neil's 8 cd box set may
come out this year.
From: Cornell <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 06:25:31 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Neil mention in Dutch guide
I was just reading a Dutch traveller's guide about California (easy for me, 'cause I am Dutch) and I was a bit surprised to find it mentioning Neil.
In a part about earthquakes and ecological problems, there is a reference to Neil. Says he already described these problems in the seventies, in the song After the Goldrush -- with Mother Nature being on the run.
It just struck me as funny to find Neil in a Dutch traveller's guide.
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 17:57:53 -0400
Subject: Neil mention on ESPN
On ESPN's SportsCenter, they were talking about a golf tournament in Ireland that Payne Stewart played in last weekend as a warm-up to this weekend's British Open. Said he spent all week going to Irish pubs, sitting around the piano singing songs, and that he brought his harmonica to play along.
Then Linda Cohn says "an appropriate song he could have played would be Neil Young's Like A Hurricane, considering the high winds expected at this weekend's British Open at blah blah blah..." Something like that, anyway.
try to get back by eight
From: John Kitamura <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 13:15:53 -0400
Subject: Astrid in Toronto
Neil's sister Astrid Young, as a member of the band Ist, plays the El Mocambo in Toronto on July 16th.
She also appears on the Nancy Wilson CD Live at McCabe's.
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:05:37 EDT
Subject: Neil Tribute Band
Just a reminder about this Friday's show...
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:01:21 EDT
Subject: Grin features Neil
The latest Grin (Nils Lofgren's band) compilation CD has Neil on it! And Ben Keith and Nash...
From: Dr. Media <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:24:45 PDT
Subject: Heartland slips again
The Reprise New Releases page was just updated. The CSNY Heartland album is now penciled in for October 5 (1999?).
No change on Neil's box set (October 26).
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 17:52:16 +0100
Subject: Jewel Nominates Neil
In the UK, Channel 4 are currently having some sort of vote as to the "Musician of the Millennium". There's some big program going to be held later on this year, but they also have a few smaller snippets of famous people nominating their choices.
On Thursday at 7:55pm, it's Jewel's turn to nominate, and she has chosen to nominate Neil. The program is only on for 5 minutes, but it's a long time since I saw any sign of Neil in the UK, so it's better than nothing. I thought that Rusties might want to know.
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 23:43:25 EDT
Subject: Top 100 of the Century
In the Queen newsgroup they're discussing a "Top 100 Stars of the Century" list from Q magazine.
Neil's at #45. Not bad, I guess.
The Year of the Horse film has been finally released in Spain today (though it was premeried last September during the Sitges International Festival Cinema). There's a good article in El Pais on the movie and Neil Young. The writer says Neil Young once asserted that he was some kind of "modern Shakespeare".
You can take a look at the review on the web (in Spanish).
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 18:02:55 EDT
Subject: Neil Tribute Band Performance
Ragged Glory, the Ohio-based Neil Young & Crazy Horse tribute band will be playing at Art's Town Pub in Avon Lake, Ohio on July 16. We will be starting at 10 pm, and we'll be playing until about 1am. Here's all the info you should need:
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 11:40:57 EDT
Subject: More Heartland News
Rumour from good sources is that Heartland was being completed a
few nights ago when someone said that there may be a problem with a record
company with records that were never delivered. Someone got mad and said that's
it and the project was off. Cooler heads have prevaled and now it's back on.
From: Jim Beller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 04 Jul 1999 08:14:45 -0700
Subject: Vinyl is Better
Pink section in this morning's San Francisco Chron/Exam has several articles on the popularity and superiority of vinyl discs over CDs. Haven't read it all yet, but right off I see Joel Selvin's list of 10 Albums That Sound Finer on Vinyl. An extract:
"Some classic albums have been left in a sad state by their CD masters. Here are a few of the landmark recordings that now sit in record store CD bins sounding like a shadow of their former selves. These 10 albums should be played only on vinyl. The CD versions are unacceptable, and here's why."Check out the Gate site for the whole enchilada.
3. Neil Young: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Instead of stinging, biting, and, finally, exploding, the guitar solo on Cowgirl In The Sand just lies there.
I just returned from two Los Lobos shows in Portland and Seattle -- both were unannounced stealth shows that were part of Marlboro's "Marlboro Miles" promotion. Both shows had about 200 people in attendance and included free food and a post-show meet & greet.
The shows were absolutely amazing -- I never thought they could top the Fillmore shows I saw last December but they managed to do it. The Seattle show was especially smokin' -- they came right out rockin' and never stopped. I saw Rusties "Speakin' Out" and "Honeyslide" at the Seattle show -- the band even honored Speakin' Out's request of Down By The River. And it segued into a raging version of Are You Experienced?
We (the Humboldt County Contingent) were able to hang out and party with the band for about two hours after each show and found that they were all extremely friendly and entertaining. Best of all they continued their willingness to provide a soundboard patch to all interested tapers.
I hearby nominate Los Lobos for a long overdue spot on the Bridge Benefit lineup! If you get a chance, check them out - if you have a pulse, you most certainly won't regret it!
From: Dave Linn <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 06:56:08 -0700
Subject: Yes Heartland?
Regarding the "No Heartland" rumor, I'm passing on a note from the Lee Shore list. A member got an email from Crosby that CSNY FINISHED the new album 2 nights ago, so... That doesn't say anything about the tour, but for now, the record SEEMS to be coming out.
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 21:28:55 EDT
Subject: No Heartland?
Got a knock on my door tonight from my neighbor who works for RCA.
She is a big Neil fan and has a friend at Warner Brothers records.
Seems the CSNY album is history, as well as the tour.
From: Stephen Coulter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 08:54:59 -0400
Subject: Neil in The Top 10
In the July 1, 1999 Canada Day issue of Canada's national daily news paper The Globe & Mail, Neil was named one of the Top 10 Influential Canadian Artists. Others include the likes of Glenn Gould and Leonard Cohen. Considering this list includes actors, painters, authors, etc., that is a fairly impressive honour. Congratulations Neil!
Full story is on the web.
Eat a peach,
From: Rob LaRocque <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 07:21:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Jarmusch on Pancho's comments
> In YOTH, Frank Sampedro says a few times during > the course of the film that the movie's director is > an "artsy fartsy" film maker who "can't scratch the > surface" when trying to film Crazy Horse.I was recently at the screening of Year of the Horse at which Jim Jarmusch (the film's director) was present. Someone asked him what he thought about Pancho's comments. His response was, "I agree with them."
According to WFUV Radio here in New York:
Next Wednesday is Neil Young Day on this station. A lot of covers will be done, stories told and of course Neil himself will sing.Just another reason I support this station...every year on my birthday I send them a check!
Hello everyone, greetings from Kansas City! Neil wrote a song called Kansas, but he never showed up, so we're having a Neil Young Hoot Night instead.
The Grand Emporium at 3842 Main Street, Kansas City, MO (twice honored as the best blues club in America) is sponsoring Neil Young Hoot Night on 7/15. I am hoping that some Rusties will convene for cameraderie and Neil Young music and to support a worthwhile organization.
If you have never visited the Grand Emporium, you're missing out. This is the real deal, forget those House of Blues franchises! Posters of blues legends who have played the Grand Emporium cover the walls of the Emporium. Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland, Leon Russell, James Cotton, Son Seals, and Otis Clay are just a few of the musicians who have graced the stage in the past 15 years.
Here's the official announcement:
The Grand Emporium announces...See you there
July 15 is The Neil Young Hoot Night, a benefit for the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC). Bands (to be announced) will play one popular and two obscure Neil Young songs.
POMC is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has over 100 chapters and 200 contact persons across the United States. POMC is the only national self-help organization designed solely to offer emotional support and information about surviving the loss of a loved one to murder.
There will be a $5.00 cover charge.
I saw this trivia question today on the New York Times web-site:
1. What group had a hit with a cover version of Neil Young's After the Gold Rush?Answer:
a. Golden Earring
d. The Motels
Prelude. After the Gold Rush was the only top 40 song for the folk trio Prelude, reaching #22 in 1974.Joe
Hi ev´rybody, I found this quote by Bob Dylan at his show in Phoenix on 27 June:
Throughout the show, Bob spoke a bit -- "thank you ladies and gentlemen", etc -- and did a band intro. But at this point he actually told a joke. I couldn't get it verbatim, but to the best of my and my wife's ears, it went:Ba-dum--bum."Hey, I spoke with Neil Young the other day -- yesterday to be exact. And Neil told me he had heard some really cool songs. I asked him if his radio was in the refrigerator."
I was watching The View on TV this AM, because Heart was making an appearance. They did an acoustic version of Barracuda and they sounded great. During the short interview afterward, they cited Neil as being the inspiration for going out an doing a solo, acoustic tour.
...she just slips away
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 07:05:18 -0400
Subject: Mirrorball at #1!
Mirrorball has entered the new Billboard "Internet Sales" album chart at the #1 position.
Ummm, er, oh! That's Sarah McLachlan's Mirrorball... :-)
. . . RE*AC*TOR
From: Rob LaRocque <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 20:46:09 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Jarmusch and YOTH on Saturday
Just a quick reminder that Year Of The Horse will be playing at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY on Saturday night, June 26 at 8 PM. Admission is $8, or $6 w/ a student ID.
Jim Jarmusch himself will be there to introduce the movie and
to answer questions afterward. Doors will open around 7:15.
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 20:26:03 EDT
Subject: He Lost On Jeopardy
I was channel surfing tonight and caught the end of Jeopardy. For Final Jeopardy, the subject was "Bands of the 1970s", and the question was:
"In billing order, what band's members were bornIt was amost too easy; I wished I was a contestant. But one of the contestants answered Moody Blues. Another answered Eagles.
in Los Angeles, Dallas, Blackpool and Toronto?"
The other one almost had it: Crosby, Still, Nash & Young. Yes, he forgot to include an "s" on Stills, so they disqualified the answer. Too bad, I think they should have given him a break.
Anyway, if Alex Trebek is talking about CSN&Y, maybe that
bodes well for a 99 Tour.
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 08:36:58 -0400
Subject: "Neil" album in Top 20
The No Boundaries CD,
featuring Neil's performance of War Of Man from the
March 22 show at the
LA Wiltern, has debuted on the charts at #18.
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