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Monday, January 14, 2019

Neil Young's Film "Journey Through the Past" Coming to NYA Hearse Theater


Neil Young's Film "Journey Through the Past" is coming to NYA Hearse Theater per a recent posting on Times-Contrarian | NYA.

The 1973 film -- presciently referred to as "Early Neil Young as Reality TV" -- has long been an underground cult classic for fans with it's quite weird trippiness and stream of consciousness incomprehensibility.

As Neil Young writes on Times-Contrarian | NYA:

"I was not trying to impress anyone with my film making prowess and I succeeded."


Journey Through the Past - Film Poster


Or -- as Neil Young puts it in his inimitable approach to the creative artistic process:



Also, see Journey Through the Past - Film Review by Janet Maslin, New York Times, ~1973.

More on the album Journey Through The Past.

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Neil Young Films

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Art Inspired by Neil Young Album | David Lunney, Chrome Dreams Pallas Projects + Studios, Dublin, 5 April 2018 – 14 April 2018


Chrome Dreams by David Lunney

Can "chrome dreams" become real?

Read about how integral the frame is for the painting, photograph and sculpture of artist David Lunney, and why he's taking inspiration from a bootleg Neil Young album.

From David Lunney, Chrome Dreams | Pallas Projects + Studios, Dublin, 5 April 2018 – 14 April 2018 in CIRCA Art Magazine (CIRCA is an online magazine publishing reviews, essays and projects around the theory and practice of contemporary art in Ireland) by Aidan Kelly Murphy:
Chrome Dreams is the name given to a semi-fictional Neil Young album from 1977 that was finished but, according to lore, never released.

Young shelved it as he shifted direction and released another album. In the intervening decades this collection of songs has taken on mythological qualities far exceeding the individual merits of the songs; exiting the realm of truth into urban myth, new additional layers to the story have kept on developing. Some have said that an acetate version of the album was bootlegged and even included a booklet, others have dismissed these physical manifestations of the album as baseless rumours. Others still assert that Chrome Dreams is merely the name incorrectly attributed to a collection of recordings that were not released, but that these songs were later re-recorded in different styles and included on subsequent albums. Young himself played off the stories by releasing Chrome Dreams II in 2007. The clearest explanation he has given of Chrome Dreams is as follows:

“What Chrome Dreams really was, was a sketch that Briggs drew of a grille and front of a ’55 Chrysler, and if you turned it on its end, it was this beautiful chick…I called it Chrome Dreams.
In essence Chrome Dreams is either a snapshot in time of something, a distinctive view that can later be replicated, albeit with a different take or viewpoint, or simply a fantasy state of mind that never existed. It is also the name that David Lunney has chosen for the opening show of Pallas Projects + Studios’ new series of short shows under the banner of ‘Artist-Initiated Projects’. Lunney plays on the mythology and the conflicting views of what Chrome Dreams is, reappropriating it for his latest body of work, which itself is an alternative view of the landscapes of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. On a base level there are parallels with the reflective nature of the grille described by Young and the apparatuses Lunney uses to create his work. His practice, one which he himself describes as “undertaking [a number] of protracted art processes”, sees the artist create devices which he then brings to the Dublin and Wicklow mountains to photograph the landscape. These images are later rendered in paint or edited as photographs. The creation of these devices, which include mounts for cameras, is a protracted process in itself, with Lunney constructing each bespoke device from scratch in his studio.

Chrome Dreams by David Lunney

Chrome Dreams begins with a sculpture which is based around a sheet of ArtGlass™. This completely clear glass acts an invisible platform for a variety of reflective elements. This portable sculpture was brought to a forest in Ballyedmonduff (Dublin Mountains) where it was photographed in a variety of positions. Two of these photographs have been rendered as drawings. These strange and complex drawings are always the goal of this process; in a sense of reverse-engineering the imagery from the initial sculpture.

Full article David Lunney, Chrome Dreams | Pallas Projects + Studios, Dublin, 5 April 2018 – 14 April 2018 in CIRCA Art Magazine (CIRCA is an online magazine publishing reviews, essays and projects around the theory and practice of contemporary art in Ireland) by Aidan Kelly Murphy.

More on Art Influenced by Neil Young: Jenice Heo.

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Art Influenced by Neil Young: Jenice Heo


More on Neil Young's released Chrome Dreams II (reviews) and un-released and Neil Young's 2007 Chrome Dreams Continental Concert Tour.


Neil Young - Chrome Dreams RUST Edition

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Neil Young's 2007 Chrome Dreams Continental Concert Tour

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Life on the Rail: A True Story of a Crazy Horse Fan

1st in Line for Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Nimes, France - July 17, 2013
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With the recent news of Neil Young + Crazy Horse Going Back to Where It All Began -> Winnipeg, Manitoba in February 2019 and the 2019 Germany Tour by Neil Young + Promise of The Real, we thought this might be a good time to go back to a post from 2013: Life on the Rail: A True Story of a Crazy Horse Fan.

Enjoy! And maybe we'll see you on the rail in Germany this summer?!



So what is it like to be on the quest for the holy rail?

As we know, it's not easy to be a Neil Young & Crazy Horse fan. No one ever said that it should be.

For those who have been following closely the Europe 2013 concert tour, you have come across the adventures of one particular rustie fan known as Uwe from Germany. Even by the early dates, Uwe went from an "unknown legend" to walking like a giant Horse fan.

Uwe & Rusties on The Holy Rail
Berlin, Germany - June 2, 2013
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Here's just one chapter in the amazing adventures of a Neil Young fan: Crazy Horse – and Uwe too | barneyspender:
When we arrived at the Roman arena shortly after 1pm, there was just one other person there, waiting for the gates to open in five hours time.

“I am always number one,” announced Uwe proudly.

Ah Uwe. Where to begin? The kids and I had met him for the first time a couple of nights previously when he and Mrs S went to see Neil Young in Vienne in another Roman theatre.
More on the amazing adventures of a Neil Young fan on barneyspender.

Uwe
Paris, France - June 6, 2013
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The story "Life on the Rail: A True Story of a Crazy Horse Fan" can be heard on the podcast of Thrasher's Wheat Radio Hour - Show #51, Saturday, August 31, 2013 - Interview w/ Neil fan Uwe "Computer Age".


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Uwe, don't be denied! Ever.

Be the rail.
More on Neil Young + Crazy Horse Going Back to Where It All Began -> Winnipeg, Manitoba in February 2019 and the 2019 Germany Tour by Neil Young + Promise of The Real.




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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Neil Young Archives: Realizing The Full Potential of Streaming Audio


Neil Young wants us to know how to realize the full potential of the Archives streaming audio.

In a posting MUSIC MOVES AGAIN! : THE SOUND OF TOMORROW?, Neil provides some specifics on the shortcomings of the Apple iPhone audio quality:


Neil then provides a "solution" which involves adding an external DAC (Digital Audio Converter) to your iPhone:
The solution

Add a simple external device, some less than the size of your thumb, called a DAC, that upgrades the phone’s lower quality internal DAC. Simply, insert the DAC between the data port of phone (or computer) and headphone, speakers or amplifier, and you’ll hear music at its very best audio quality. Below are some DACs that are well-rated and capable of playing full High Res. They’re available from your local dealers and from Amazon.

Remember, a DAC is not something you need to make ‘Xstream by NYA’ sound better than anything else through your phone; it already is doing that and you can hear it. An added DAC simply will allow you to unlock and hear all of the music, more has ever been heard from any Iphone.
Here are the NYA recommended DACs:

NextDrive Spectra




Meridian - Explorer2 USB DAC




Chord Mojo





Word has it that Android phones have built in DACs. Feel free to discuss and provide recommendations in comments below.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

PRE-SALES: Neil Young + Promise of The Real - BottleRock, Napa Valley Expo, May 25


Neil Young + Promise of The Real will be in concert at BottleRock, Napa Valley Expo, Napa Valley, CA on May 25.

Festival runs May 24th - 26th, 3-day tickets (1-day ticket pre-sale begins 8am pst on 1/9/19).

See NYA for details.



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Paul McCartney and Neil Young

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"You can make a difference
If you really a try"

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John Lennon and Neil Young


"hailed by fans as a wonderful read"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
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The Supergroup of the 20th Century



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Eddie Vedder and Neil Young

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Revisiting The Significance of
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"The revolution will not be televised"
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The Embarrassment of Mainstream Media

Turn Off Your TV


"Everything Is Bullshit" +
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Neil Young 2016 Year in Review:
The Year of The Wheat

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Kurt Cobain and Neil Young

Neil Young's Feedback:
An Acquired Taste?

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years
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"the definitive source of Neil Young's formative childhood years in Canada"

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Joni Mitchell & Neil Young

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Bob and Neil

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So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?


Four Dead in Ohio
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So What Really Happened at Kent State?

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Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World



Sing Truth to Power!
When Neil Young Speaks Truth To Power,
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"The definitive Neil Young fan book"

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"Powderfinger"
What does the song mean?

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Bonnie Raitt and Neil Young

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I'm Proud to Be A Union Man

UNITED WE STAND/DIVIDED WE FALL


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up


Class War:
They Started It and We'll Finish It...
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A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage
WE WON'T BACK DOWN. NEVER STAND DOWN.

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"


"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

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Love and Only Love

"Thinking about what a friend had said,
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Tell Us The F'n TRUTH
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"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
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Here Comes "The Big Shift"

Maybe everything you think you know is wrong? NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
"It's all illusion anyway."

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NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
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Be The Rain, Be The Change

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This Machine Kills Fascists


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yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Occupy the Music

Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

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“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
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Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky


Even Though The Music Died 50+ Years Ago
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Open Up the "Tired Eyes" & Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
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Is equal to the love you make

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Namaste