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Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Adventure Set To Begin: The Road RasCals To Ride Across The West for The Bridge Kids

Kloe and Lilly - The Road RasCals

Earlier this year, we learned of a delightful planned adventure of some Bridge supporters this Fall. (see The Road RasCals To Ride Across The West for The Bridge Kids).

Kloe and Lilly are biking from Denver, CO to Los Angeles, CA this Fall in order to raise money for The Bridge School.

In 1986 Pegi Young founded The Bridge School for students with speech and physical limitations. The school is awesome, and students learn how to utilize alternative communication and assistive technology.

You might wonder what biking has to do with The Bridge School? Basically, Kloe and Lilly want to go on a bike ride and raise money for the Bridge Kids and more. Much more. Here's what Lilly writes on her blog Road RasCals | "Quick, what's the number for 911?":
I just want to say thank you to everyone who donated to The Bridge School in honor of our Road Rascals adventure. Kloe and Kyle are officially in Denver, and we leave Tuesday bright and early. The final bits of planning are coming into place- we finally have a place to stay every night, which is a huge relief. We'll be spreading the word of The Bridge School and the different programs that the school offers throughout the trip which will be great.
My sister, Leah, and friend, Alex, are going to be putting stuff on the Road Rascals blog as we send them updates throughout the trip, so you can follow how it's going. Also, the fundraiser will be up throughout the trip so please feel free to post it on social media and tell your friends about it.

Anyway, I just want to send a final thank you before we head out. It is pretty cool that this started out as an idea and is now actually happening. And it's even cooler that so many people have supported us in the ways you have. I know this sounds generic, but I typed each of your email address' out and really can't thank you enough. Thank you so much for supporting Kloe, Kyle and myself, and we look forward to telling you stories long after you have any interest in hearing them.
Seriously, thanks,
Best of luck to Kloe and Lilly and their journey to help out The Bridge School! We'll be posting updates as their journey start date approaches.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

▶ "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Cork, Ireland 10/07/14

"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse at The Marquee Cork Ireland on July 10, 2014

"I was always thinking of games that I was playing
Trying to make the best of my time

But only love can break your heart
Try to be sure right from the start
Yes only love can break your heart
What if your world should fall a-part?"

"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" by Neil Young

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Love To Burn, Separate Ways, Barstool Blues & The Days That Used to Be: Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Summer 2014

"Love To Burn" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Mönchengladbach, Germany on July 25, 2014.

"Late one night
I was walking in the valley of hearts
The spirit came to me
And said 'you've got a move to start
You've gotta take the first step
You've gotta crawl to be tall'

And then she told me somethin',
That I'll never forget

You got love to burn
You better take a chance on love
You better let your guard down

You better take a chance,
.... a chance on love."

"Love To Burn" by Neil Young

"Separate Ways" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Liverpool, England on July 13, 2014

"I won't apologize
The light shone from in your eyes
It isn't gone,
It will soon come back again.
Though we go our separate ways
Lookin' for better days

And I'm feeling better now,
a lot more alive somehow,
my heart is open
and my love comes pouring through.""

"Separate Ways" by Neil Young

"Barstool Blues" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Mönchengladbach, Germany on July 25, 2014.

"I have seen you in the movies and in those magazines at night
I saw you on the barstool when you held that glass so tight
And I saw you in my nightmares, but I'll see you in my dreams
And I might live a thousand years before I know what that means"

"Barstool Blues" by Neil Young

"Days That Used to Be" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse at The Marquee Cork Ireland on July 10, 2014

"People say don't rock the boat,
Let things go their own way
Ideas that once seemed so right
Now have gotten hard to say
I wish that I could talk to you,
And that you could talk to me
'Cos there's very few of us left my friend
From the days that used to be"

"Days That Used to Be" by Neil Young

Pegi Young "I Don't Want To Talk About It" (Danny Whitten) at her show in Anaheim, California on 22 November 2011

"I can tell by your eyes
That you've probably been cryin' forever
And the stars in the sky don't mean nothin' to you
They're a mirror

I don't wanna talk about it, how you broke my heart
If I stay here just a little bit longer
If I stay here won't you listen to my heart
Oh my heart?"

"I Don't Want To Talk About It" by Danny Whitten

Neil & Pegi - 2001

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Neil Young is Back in the Recording Studio + TONIGHT: Thrasher's Wheat Radio Hour

George Doering, Chris Walden, and Neil Young (L to R)
Recording Chris Walden's arrangements at Sony Pictures Scoring Stage
via Gina Zimmitti Music Contracting | Facebook

All week, we've been receiving numerous reports that Neil Young is back in the recording studio.

Fresh back from the just completed Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour with Crazy Horse, Neil Young appears to be fulfilling his latest desire to record with an orchestra. Earlier this year, in an interview with Billboard, Neil said:
"I have new songs that I'm working on, and I haven't stopped doing that," he says. "I do it when I feel like it and I'm collecting them. And sometimes I play them live before they come out as a record, and because of the way everything is people hear them before they come out, on the Internet. But I still feel like I'm gonna make records of them."

"I'd like to make a record with a full-blown orchestra, live -- a mono recording with one mic," he explains. "I want to do something like that where we really record what happened, with one point of view and the musicians moved closer and farther away, the way it was done in the past. To me that's a challenge and it's a sound that's unbelievable, and you can't get it any other way.

So I'm into doing that."

As for what Neil Young might be recording? Well, if we had to guess (and we have no particular inside info on this), we'd say "Who's Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth?", which debuted on the Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour. Maybe "Separate Ways" and "Standing In The Light Of Love", which while not new songs, are unreleased and were re-worked this summer in Europe.

And what else might there be going on in the studio? Well, we'll have a bit more to say on all of this tonight, Saturday, August 23 at 9:00 PM EST, on the Thrasher's Wheat Radio Hour from

Tonight's edition will feature concert highlights from the just completed Europe tour, discussion and news.

Tune in details and podcast info @ Thrashers Wheat Radio Hour.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Field of Dreams: A First Look at "Harvest the Hope" Cornfield Concert Venue - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA

Heartland #NoKXL (Keystone XL pipeline)

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A Field of Dreams... build it and they will come.

KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

From Farmer will host two music icons for benefit concert in northeas - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports:

Just over a month from now, music legends Willie Nelson and Neil Young will come to northeast Nebraska to help aid the fight against the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Project.

Neligh farmer Art Tanderup has not been shy when it comes to statements against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Last year he created the "#No KXL" crop art on his 160 acre farm, and now his farmstead will host music legends Neil Young and Willie Nelson for a music festival next month for the group Bold Nebraska.

Art Tanderup, Neligh farmer said, “Needless to say it is very exciting. I never dreamed anything like this would ever happen. Every morning when I get up I pinch myself and say is this for real or did I just have a dream?”

News of the once in a lifetime concert has spread quickly through the town of Neligh. Within minutes both hotels in town are sold out that weekend, and have stopped taking calls. Neligh's Economic Development Director says the sold out rooms give you an idea of the impact this concert is already having in town.

Greg Ptacek, Neligh Economic Development Director said, “We are trying to capitalize on maybe having some organizations do fundraiser's to catch some breakfast crowd before they get out to the farm ground.”

Ptacek says he is working on getting extra camping spaces secure for the concert as well as getting supplies need out to Tanderup's farm. Proceeds from the concert will go to Bold Nebraska and the fight against the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline. Bold Nebraska Executive Director hopes the impact makes its way to Washington DC.

Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska said “I really do hope that the concert, Harvest the Hope, first and foremost sends a message to President Obama that we are still fighting this pipeline very strongly in Nebraska.”

Harvest the Hope will be held Saturday September 27 from 1-5pm. To learn more about concert, visit the website

WHAT: "Harvest the Hope Concert" featuring Neil Young & Willie Nelson
WHY: Benefit for Bold Nebraska, IEN and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: The farm of Art & Helen Tanderup, near Neligh, NE

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