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Friday, August 28, 2015

LAST CALL: Contest for Neil Young + Promise of the Real Photo

"Love and Only Love"
Neil Young + Promise of the Real

Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY - July 21, 2015
Photo by Hounds That Howell
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Here's the last call on entering our contest for a Neil Young + Promise of the Real tour photo.

In the spirit of love and all that is good and real about Neil Young and their rustie fans, we're pleased to be able to offer a free print of the photo above to a lucky Thrasher's Wheat reader. Full details here.

Thanks to the photographer Hounds That Howell, the winner will receive a high resolution print measuring 11" X 14" from the Rebel Content Tour. For full concert review, see Memories From the Rail: Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY - July 21, 2015

Contest winner will be announced tomorrow night on Thrasher's Wheat Radio.

Good luck to all!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Interview with David Crosby | 4WaySite.com

David Crosby
Photo by Buzz Person

A little note that we're happy to pass along...

Hello Thrasher's Wheat!

Greetings from Dolf at 4WaySite.

We have an exclusive interview with David Crosby which clearly shows his admiration for Neil Young. The interview is a year old but we explain our delay in the News & Rumors 2015 section of our website: http://www.4waysite.com/david-crosby-interview-2014.

This exclusive interview of David Crosby is being published for the first time approximately one year after it actually occurred. To give the reader a better perspective, a timeline of certain key events is needed. This interview was held during the 2014 Crosby, Stills and Nash (CSN) Summer, about one month after David Crosby had wrapped up his final solo concert in support of his new album, Croz. The interview took place one week before Neil Young’s impending divorce became public knowledge, approximately 5 months prior to the untimely passing of former Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (CSNY) drummer Dallas Taylor, and a little over 7 months prior to the unfortunate long-term hospitalization of Joni Mitchell.

A separate interview with his son, CSN keyboard player James Raymond, had just concluded.

This interview was conducted backstage, prior to the CSN concert at the Aiken Theatre in the Centre, Evansville, Indiana, by John Kwit, North American Reporter of 4WaySite.

In the spirit of friendship we are sharing it with you and hope you will post it to your site, perhaps under Fresh Wheat.

Thanks Dolf!

And here's a snipppet:
4WS: Let’s jump to the ’74 box set (CSNY 1974) if we could. There, you guys had so many songs that you did on that tour is, is there anything that did not make the cut that you thought now that it’s out, boy there’s, you know there’s, there’s this one that I did that just didn’t make it and I’d like to see it…

David Crosby : No, not, not really.

They, they did, Joel (Bernstein) and Graham really spent probably over three years pulling that together and Stanley Johnston who engineered it. And they were very thorough and very, you know, unafraid to spend the extra time digging out the extra piece. And I think it’s a very complete, very, very good choices made, you know, document of that time. The thing that I like the best, and, and they caught it, was that we were very adventuresome.

We were very, very willing to take chances and there’s, you, you get that about how we played, how we sang, what songs we did. We would do a brand new song and people would join in on it the first time they heard it. Stuff would happen that was obviously unscripted, you know, and, and that was the norm rather than, than the exception and that attitude gets captured on the record, you know.

And I think that’s one of the best things that there was about CSNY. I think that’s why Neil liked the band was that it would be on edge and out in unpredictable territory, most of the time. And it’s certainly one of the main reasons I liked it, you know.
Full interview with David Crosby at http://www.4waysite.com/david-crosby-interview-2014.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Neil Young Treasures.... House of David, Nashville, TN

Old Ways Recording by Neil Young
Scott Waller at House of David - Nashville, TN
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Thanks to a long time supporter of Thrasher's Wheat, Scott Waller shares with us a Neil Young tale from the recording studio House of David in Nashville, TN. Thanks Scott! enjoy

Neil Treasures....

A couple weeks ago a good friend of mine, Mike Davis, and I were meeting up to go to see Alice In Chains at the Ryman in Nashville.

Mike is the manager of House of David recording studio in Nashville. He invites me in to give me a tour of the studio. It was very cool. Then he asks me to help him move a piano that was in front of a cabinet. He said that inside the cabinet there was something I'd want to see. (he knows how much of a Neil-fan I am)

In this cabinet are reel tape recordings of Neil's from his January 1983 sessions at the House of David studios, where he recorded some of his Old Ways albums. True Neil Young fans know that he records everything and keeps everything - Archives Volume 1 is a great example of that. So I was really surprised that these were sitting there. Mike said it'd be ok take pictures and share with Thrashers Wheat and all their followers.

These recordings included the following songs: My Boy, Silver and Gold, Depression Blues, Old Ways, Real Cowboys, California Sunset, Dance Dance Dance, and Soul of a Woman.

Mike explained that 32+ year old tape could not be listened to "as-is", and that they'd need to be "baked" first. If not, they'd pretty much crumble when played. When he gets a chance, he will do that and we'll give them a listen. Can't wait!

So I'd like to share pictures of all this with the Thrasher Wheat followers. I hope you all enjoy. And another big THANKS to my friend Mike Davis, who let me see these (and maybe hear them some day too!).

House of David is owned by David Briggs. Not Neil's David Briggs (whom we lost in 1995). But Neil has worked with this Nashville David Briggs. It was documented in Jimmy McDonough's book, Shakey, that Rolling Rolling Stone magazine had an obituary for Neil's Briggs, but had Nashville's Briggs photo.

Here is the excerpt from McDonough's book, and the following link is to another story about the same matter.

Hope you enjoy - Scott Waller.
(a funny coincidence - Pegi Young and Elliot Mazer were at House of David just last week, Mike informed me)

Thanks for sharing the memories Scott! A real journey through the past.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

"Pono is a labor of love." - Neil Young's Facebook Posting

Pono is a labor of love. Not just for me, for everyone in and around our small company, producing Ponomusic players and...

Posted by Neil Young on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

“Music matters and sound matters. Not just any music or any sound. It needs to have all of its resonance, all of its echo, all of its soul and you can’t get it from downgraded super compressed files which are so ubiquitous today,” writes Neil Young on his latest Facebook posting.

“It has not been easy but we are doing what we love to do: making music sound GREAT,” Neil says.

But PONO is still looking for a leader.... “We want to spread Pono around the world and provide you all with music to fill your hearts and minds.”

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Poster: Shepard Fairey Neil Young 2015 Rebel Content Tour

Shepard Fairey Neil Young 2015 Rebel Content Tour Screen Print Poster
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A rather cool poster by Shepard Fairey of Neil Young's + Promise of the Real 2015 Rebel Content Tour.

"A Gift From The New Gods - Mother Nature on the Run"

Dates and locations of 2nd Leg of Rebel Content Tour - West Coast.

Here are concert reviews of 1st Leg 2015 Rebel Content Tour.

“My mantra has always been ‘question everything,’” Shepard Fairey says. “I’m not just trying to seduce people with an image, I’m trying to snap them out of a trance.”

Shepard Fairey and Neil Young

More on Shepard Fairey and Neil Young, their art and music.

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