(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)
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Well, I will say this. Saw Year of the Horse tonight, and they all came in right before it started. Pegi, Neil, Ralph, Frank, Elliot, whoever.....
They were two rows behind me, and they split ten minutes into the film. Had to go play the gig at the Trocadero, I guess. Whatever. I just know that the man sat behind me two rows back, and there he was.
I can say this about the film. It's for Neil Heads. Jarmusch's choices are unbelievable. The film will knock your socks off. It includes clearly one of the best versions of Tonight's the Night ever. Not to mention -- let me think, I'm still in a daze -- Sedan Delivery. Stupid Girl. Big Time. Like A Hurricane (which, incidentally, is beautifully cut with footage from a 76' show, so fluidly it blew my mind.) F3@333ckin' Up, Slip Away, Music Arcade (during the closing credits), and without question one of the best, if not the best, versions of Tonight's the Night.
I'm in a state of shock. This film is for hardcore Neil Fans -- you won't believe it. It's miraculous.
God's speed, that's all I can say...
From: Mark Dent <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 13:40:51 -0800
Subject: VH1 BECOMES VH-YOUNG ON FRIDAY, MAY 9
From the AP wires:
VH1 BECOMES VH-YOUNG ON FRIDAY, MAY 9 VH1 Dedicates Its May 9 Broadcast of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to Neil Young Neil Young Videos to Air Hourly on Friday Prior to the Induction Ceremony Broadcast Premier at 8PM & 10PM New York, NY, May 8, 1997 ‹ VH1 announced today that it will become VH-Young on Friday, May 9 in honor of Neil Young's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Young was inducted along with the other members of Buffalo Springfield, but chose not to attend the Twelfth Annual Induction Ceremony held in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 6. Throughout the day on Friday, VH1 will air a Neil Young video every hour from 7AM to 7PM and will dedicate its broadcast of the Twelfth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to him. VH1 issued this statement to Neil Young: ''We missed you at the Induction Ceremony. We hope you catch it on VH1 along with rock and roll fans across the country.''
Neil was spotted in Austin, Monday night, at Antones. He was sitting in the audience with someone that looked like Steve Cropper.
From: Kenny Hoeppner <khoeppne@City.Winnipeg.MB.CA>
Date: Wed, 07 May 1997 15:36:52 -0500
Subject: Goldmine Springfield Issue Out
Just picked up the May 23rd. issue of Goldmine Magazine with the article by John Einerson on the Buffalo Springfield. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, though.
From: David Lybrand <lybrand@HyperRust.org>
Date: Wed, 07 May 1997 09:36:31 -0500
Subject: Neil's RnRHOF Snub
Canada's "Jam Music" site gives
of the story.
. . . RE*AC*TOR
Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 23:25:06 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: No Neil at RNR HOF
This was posted on AOL's CSNY board by David Crosby:
"Springfield isn't playing 'cause Neil's not coming.......he told them if they wanted him to pay $1500 for each child to come they could fuck off......personally ....I think he's right .......it is an outrageous rip and I am totally offended myself.............we had to buy tickets for our chidren and even for the Band for Christs sake........joni isn't coming either and I am sure that's part of it with her too.....it's insulting........"Last Dance
According to a 5/3/97 interview with Richie Furay conducted by a member of the Poco mailing list, Neil Young has faxed a letter to Richie indicating that Neil has chosen not to attend the Buffalo Springfield induction. Richie did not share Neil's specific reasons.
From: A. Banerji <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 3 May 1997 13:34:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: WELD on Much
Hey everyone, MuchMusic is broadcasting WELD this Monday (5th),
starting at 8:00pm as the Big Ticket concert. It looks
like they will only be showing one hour of it though.
From: Mary Maguire <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 17:03:26 -0400
Subject: Building The Wrecking Ball
The Emmylou Harris documentary Building the Wrecking Ball, with an
appearance by the Neiler, will be shown at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday) on
Buffalo's channel 17.
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 97 08:53:16 BST
Subject: RNS Film on European Satellite TV
Saturday, April 26, at 23:25 (Central Europe Summer Time)
Music Planet; Neil Young: Rust Never Sleeps, 1979; 100 min.
Astra 10714GHz h / Eutelsat 11055GHz h /
Eutelsat 11080GHz v / Kopernikus_3 11548GHz v
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 18:52:22 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Songs in YOTH film
Sorry if this has already been posted, but I'm stuck in a blizzard and can't check my e-mail. I just heard on a Denver radio station that Jim Jarmusch's Year of the Horse film, premiering May 8th in San Francisco, and being put into general release on June 17th, will feature "eight previously unreleased Neil Young songs." I've been unable to confirm which songs they're talking about, but will try again if the sled dogs can get us to the wireless.
(Remember me to my love -- I know I'll miss her).
From: Serge Gironnay <100440.1215@CompuServe.COM>
Date: 23 Apr 97 19:14:51 EDT
Subject: Another new book on Neil Young
As of today, a new book on Neil Young is available. The book is in French, written by Jean-Do Bernard, and is called Neil Young, en remontant la riviere or Neil Young, walking (or swimming or rowing) upstream.
I heard a radio interview of the author tonight. He is a real Rustie: 25 years of addiction to Neil and collecting everything related to Neil. But he's never meet him (just Crazy Horse last year in Paris), and he doesn't insist for that: "He couldn't give a damn about meeting me."
There was no help from Reprise with his book. Recently, he sent it to Elliot Roberts, and twice to Neil. Listening to him, I was listening what all Rusties talk about -- the music, the man, sincerity....
He has included some pictures of Neil, and the book should cost less than USD 20.
From: Chris Carter <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 10:03:37 -0700
Subject: Year of the Horse Premiere info.
As always, it seems the Bay Area is the place to be for Neil... From today's SF Chronicle:
Year of the Horse, Jim Jarmusch's film of a Neil Young concert, will close the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 8. It will be the film's world premiere, which Jarmusch is still editing.
Year of the Horse will screen at 7 p.m. at the Castro Theater, followed by a closing night party at Club Townsend, 177 Townsend St. in San Francisco. Young and Jarmusch are both expected to attend.
Tickets for the film only are $12, $50 for the film and party and $35 for just the party. For information call (415) 441-7373 or stop by the festival ticket office at the Japan Center.
The film festival starts Thursday at the Kabuki and Castro theaters in San Francisco and the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley.
I've been listening to Neil since sometime in the 70-'s I think.. Mostly I still buy music in the form of Vinyl LPs, so needless to say I was more than a bit excited when I got the following groovy e-note from Reprise Records. I had asked them about the possibility of Neil's box coming out on Vinyl:
> Hi Kirk > > You know, so far I only see cassetes and CD, but > you never know with Neil. Not a bad idea, either! > > Best, IleanI LOVE the line, "You never know with Neil."
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 23:13:33 -0400
Subject: Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame
Heard today that VH1 has scheduled a two-hour show on Friday, May 9th, that will cover the Hall of Fame ceremonies from there.
JGG, aka Scattered
From: Kenny Hoeppner <khoeppne@City.Winnipeg.MB.CA>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 08:53:15 -0500
Subject: Springfield In Goldmine
Rusties: Just heard that John Einerson's article on Buffalo Springfield for Goldmine is slated for the May 23rd issue.
From: Norbert.Knape@t-online.de (NorbertK)
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 97 16:55 +0100
Subject: Rust Never Sleeps on Arte (again)
Months ago, French-German TV-station Arte had announced that they'd show RNS. This was postponed due to legal reasons, as Momo told us.
A new date has now shown up:
26th April, 23:45 Central European Time.
Arte can be seen on satellite TV, via Astra.
From: Joe Berkemeier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 15:58:26 -0600
Subject: Buffalo Springfield Reissues
Well, "mad louie" already gave you the scoop on the new NY & CH live album, so I'll give you a summary of the word on the upcoming Buffalo Springfield reissues on Elektra Records. All of the info is taken from ICE Magazine.
Buffalo Springfield is being reissued on June 24th. It'll feature the original version of the album (with Baby Don't Scold Me) in mono and then the complete "second" version (with For What It's Worth) in stereo. (It'll have 24 tracks in all.) The dual running order will be explained in liner notes penned by Stills and Young (dunno if they wrote 'em together or separately). The album will be priced as a "premium package" with a list of $19.95. (Evidentally, they didn't just finish their taxes...)
As early as late April, Buffalo Springfield Again and Last Time Around will start showing up in stores. (I guess they'll just "slip" in the new copies as stores run out of the old copies.) Last Time Around is not supposed to be a dramatic jump in sound from the previous issue of the album (by Joe Gastwirt in 1992). Both were done from the same master tape, the only real difference being the HDCD mastering of the new one. However, BS Again is supposed to be worth the money... According to Joel Bernstein, people will "flip" when they hear the remastered version of Expecting To Fly.
All the albums were mastered by Tim Mulligan using the HDCD process, and the work was "overseen" by Neil.
Once again, all this is taken from ICE magazine.
The new ICE has the lowdown on the Year Of The Horse album release. It hits the shops on June 17th and the track listing is:
The nationally syndicated radio show called The Wax Museum has Neil as the featured artist and the year '72 as the focus of tomorrow's show (Sunday, April 13). Thought you all might be interested.
From: fontainebleau <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 14:33:51 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Neil Movie at SF Festival
Tickets are currently being sold for Jim Jarmusch's Neil rockumentary which will close the San Francisco Film Festival on 8th May.
It seems that the name of the film and details of it are not yet released but tickets are being sold.
The number to call is (415) 441 7373 between 12 noon and 6:45 pm. The film will show at 7 pm on May 8th at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, the same place that premiered Dead Man last year.
The tickets are $12 each and will not be mailed out. May be picked up in Japan Center after next Monday. I guess that there will also be a will call.
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 20:50:37 -0700
Subject: Neil film at SF Film Festival
Just got off the SF Film Festival web page and the closing night surprise preview lists Neil Young. I'm assuming it's the Jim Jarmusch film The Year Of The Horse.
From: Peter Chafe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 1997 09:34:08 -0700
Subject: Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball on UK TV
Emmylou Harris: Building the Wrecking Ball is being repeated on VH-1 on Saturday 12th as part of their Emmylou Harris Day. Actually it's 2am on Sunday 13th April for those setting their VCRs. Neil is featured singing background vocals.
I think they will also re-run her "10 of the Best" at 9pm. Having already seen this she picks Neil's Harvest Moon video as choice number 1.
From: Detlev.Malycha@t-online.de (Detlev Malycha)
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 97 21:13 +0100
Subject: Phoenix Festival on German VH-1
Just found following note on VH-1 video text.
On Saturday 12th April 97 1900 the German TV station VH1, broadcast the Phoenix Festival from 1996 with Neil Young and David Bowie. I hope the show is on the air and I can tape it.
From: Mary Maguire <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 1997 21:14:01 -0500
Subject: Neil and Me Hot off the press
A relatively reliable source says that Neil and Me is ready for release (earlier than expected).
The official date has moved up to April 8th.
I've posted some info for those who need it:
From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 1997 08:49:14 -0500
Subject: Neil on Midnight Special on VH1
Leo Echavarria wrote:
> VH-1 is showing some artists from this '70's program
> and I saw a clip from Neil/Horse 3-31-76 at Hammersmith
> Odeon. Wolfman jack intros this as "Just Like A Hurricane".
The VH1 web site (http://vh1.com)
shows a Midnight Special marathon on Sunday, April 13. First
show is at 11:00am-12:00pm, and they run every hour through the
5:00pm-6:00pm one. Those are Eastern and Pacific times. NO DETAILS
about who appears on which show, unfortunately...
. . . RE*AC*TOR
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andy Strote)
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 08:47:53 -0500
Subject: Neil and Me News
Talked to the PR and the "Rights" people at the Canadian publisher of Neil & Me. First, for the U.K. and Europe, the publisher is Rogan House Publications and they should have it on the shelves by April 26.
There is apparently a U.S. distribution deal pending. It should be available locally in the US soon.