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Thursday, October 20, 2016

2016 Bridge School Benefit Concerts: October 22 & 23

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This weekend is the 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts. Here is the 2016 lineup:

  • Neil Young + Promise of the Real
  • Metallica
  • Roger Waters
  • Dave Matthews
  • case/lang/veirs
  • Willie Nelson
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Norah Jones
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Nils Lofgren

The 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert will be on October 22 & October 23, 2016.


More on last year's 2015 Bridge School Benefit Concert (reviews, photos, videos, etc.).

Also, see The Essence of Bridge School Benefit Concerts.

Also, see our Memories & Reflections on Our 2015 Bridge School Benefit Concerts Weekend. (Incidentally, FWIW, this is why we do what we do here @ TW.)

Neil, Pegi & Ben say "Good Night. Thanks for coming. We love you all."
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A recent interview with Pegi Young from Speakers In Code:
As we're winding down our twenty-minute chat over the phone, Pegi Young pauses and, calmly, gets to the heart of the matter.

"This is my life's work, and it has to survive," she tells me. "It's too important, and it's made a huge difference in so many people's lives."

Young is speaking about the Bridge School, an organization co-founded by Young herself. Its mission "is to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative & alternative means of communication and assistive technology applications and through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative life-long educational strategies."

This weekend is one of the School's biggest fundraisers, and it's a special one: the 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

The lineup, as usual, is terrific: Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Metallica, Roger Waters, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, My Morning Jacket, Norah Jones, Cage The Elephant, and Nils Lofgren will perform. All proceeds directly benefit the operations of The Bridge School.

Also, as usual, the benefit concert will be all acoustic, challenging bands like Metallica and My Morning Jacket to alter their normal set.

"We have made a couple of exceptions over the years," Young admits. "We let John Lee Hooker play electric. We're not going to tell John Lee Hooker he can't play electric. (laughs) But very, very, very few (exceptions). Like Metallica, they come -- I think this will be their third time playing -- and play acoustic, and they get it, you know? And they still put on a powerhouse show, as have so many others like Green Day, The Who, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters -- a lot of bands you just don't see playing acoustic. It's a beautiful thing."

Also beautiful is the stage's backdrop, which features students of the Bridge School sitting behind the musicians, enjoying the show.

"It's a wonderful experience," Young says. "Very heartwarming to have the kids on the stage -- a constant reminder of why you're there. Why the audience is there, why the musicians are there -- they are the stars of the show, and everybody gets that."
Because -- as everyone knows this is everywhere -- you know that the annual pilgrimage to the Bridge School Benefit Concerts can be a life altering and transcendental experience.

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Comments of the Moment: Micah Nelson Responds To Neil Young's New Song "Neighborhood"

Lots of excellent discussion on Micah Nelson Responds To Neil Young's New Song "Neighborhood".

Just to recap. Neil Young's new song "Neighborhood" (The Drone Song) (watch/listen) has begun to stir up a bit of controversy after only a few public performances. On the YouTube page comments, there is now posted an "Open Letter to Neil Young" on the song's lyrics by Rabih Hamzeh to which Promise Of The Real's Micah Nelson provided a well measured response.

And likewise, TW readers also responded with carefully considered comments. The Comment of the Moment is from everyone's friend Greg M.:
I'd also be interested to know the veracity of this letter, and its elements. Did the crowd really cheer at the lyric? If so, how many cheered thinking as Rabih did, that the lyric was in fact Neil's real sentiment, and not a satirical view of fear mongering? I agree that Rabih must be relatively new to Neil and his music, to not automatically err on the side of Neil adopting a lyrical persona, as most of us do, but I also hope I can empathize with someone who faces prejudice on a daily basis being a little over sensitive. You know, walk a mile in my shoes, and you might feel differently about some things.

This takes me back to my freshman year of college, watching the movie "The Godfather", with a predominately white, privileged group of kids like myself, who knew next to nothing about what it meant to grow up as a black person in America- this was 1976. In the scene where the family heads are discussing the relative merits of getting into the drug business, when one of the characters made the statement "In my city, we would keep the traffic in the dark people- the colored. They're animals anyway, so let them lose their souls", when most of the audience laughed I looked up to see a couple of black students leaving in disgust. Although I didn't laugh, neither did the scorn and heartlessness of the statement register with me. To say the least, it took me a few minutes to direct my attention back to the screen, after getting such a disturbing view of myself. My antennae wasn't up, and therefore I didn't see it coming. Likewise, it isn't hard for me to consider that the antennae of the concert audience, or of the posters on this blog, is not up in a way that it must be up for Rabih. Don't get me wrong, I'm not pointing a finger, or discounting the good points being made, just saying maybe look at it a little more from the perspective of the Rabih's among us.

A Friend Of Yours
Really, really good points Greg/AFOY. And we're glad we're having this conversation. Once again, another demonstration that Neil fans are some of the most knowledgeable and astute music fans out there.

Yes, undoubtedly, anyone unfamiliar with Neil's music may have had Rabih's reaction. And it is a legitimate reaction to a "perceived: slur.


But at the same time when you write an Open Letter to Neil, write 7 well-constructed paragraph's and post it on one the web's largest sites, you need to really think these things through. Maybe familairize yourself with the artists work, how about?

And that is is what is suspect here.

You bring up The Godfather scene from the past. Another analogy is the whole "Sweet Home Alabama" business. Exactly the same. A bunch of folks getting all stirred up about mis-interpreting lyrics.

Fair criticism is always fair. Lies, distortion, manipulation, hidden agendas are an entirely different matter.

Be sure to check all of the comments on Neil Young's new song "Neighborhood" (The Drone Song).

you -- masters of war -- give peace a chance
(Thanks HtH!)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Micah Nelson Responds To Neil Young's New Song "Neighborhood"


Neil Young's new song "Neighborhood" (The Drone Song) has begun to stir up a bit of controversy after only a few public performances.

On the YouTube page comments, there is now posted an "Open Letter to Neil Young" on the song's lyrics by Rabih Hamzeh:

Dear Neil,

I caught your show tonight on the second day of the Desert Trip concert (aka “Oldchella”) and, along with 75,000 other fans, was really getting into the show.

Until, that is, you played “Neighborhood”, a new song I had never heard before. It’s a song about “terrorists” “hidden in the dark” that could “end your life tomorrow”. The part that shocked me though, Neil, was this lyric: I think I know who to blame It's all those people with funny names Moving into our neighborhood How can I tell if they're bad or good? And the crowd of mostly middle aged Caucasian people went wild. Now look Neil, I can generally “pass”, okay? I mean I’m fairly light-skinned and I don’t wear a turban or some big long beard (just the requisite hipster facial fuzz). So nobody suspected anything.

But that didn’t stop me from feeling pretty humiliated. It was dehumanizing. I’m Muslim, Neil. And Middle Eastern. I have a “funny name” and, well, I live in a neighborhood. And there are millions of people just like me who are Americans. Besides potentially being “bad” (i.e. terrorists), let me tell you what else we do, Neil, besides just live in your neighborhood. We deliver the paper. And we deliver babies. We operate machinery. And we operate on people. Yes, some of us we drive you around in cars.

And some of us built those cars and others of us designed those cars. We are parents and teachers and, some of us, are huge rock n’ roll fans. All pretty “good” things I think. And “funny name” by what standard exactly, Neil? Unless your name is Sitting Bull, you’re not originally from here either. Sure your ancestors may have come before I did, but that doesn’t make your name, Neil Percival Young, any funnier than mine.

Except that you’re not from here either are you? I immigrated with my family when I was 8 years old and became an American citizen at 15 while I was in high school. I love this great country with all my heart and along with my brother and sister have contributed to society. You and I both live in Los Angeles, but you, sir, are still a Canadian citizen. Well, I won’t judge. Welcome to MY neighborhood Neil, I’m sure you’ve found a lot of GOOD people from all over the world with all kinds of names that have been very welcoming. I’m a human being, Neil, and I have earned the dignity of being an American.

As Khizr Khan (unofficially the patron saint of Muslims if there can be such a thing), father of Humayun Khan, a brave soldier who died in Iraq in 2004, said at the Democratic National Convention “we have undivided loyalty to our country, and with hard work and goodness of this country, we share and contribute to its blessings”. I never again want to feel like I did today, Neil. Standing amongst 75,000 of my fellow Americans for the first time in my life I was made to feel that I was an outsider. At a rock concert. By a Canadian. Shame on you Neil. And shame on everybody else that was there that cheered. I have no doubt that if any other ethnic group was villainized, there would have been an uproar, or at least an uncomfortable silence (and appropriately so).

I don’t want to hear “yes, but some of you are terrorists”. I am not a terrorist. And millions and millions of Muslims, Middle Easterners, and other “funny named” people are just like me. Sincerely, Rabih Hamzeh PS: “Rabih” means spring time in Arabic and “Hamzeh” was the name of the uncle and protector of the prophet Muhammad. What does your name mean?
The above comment is responded to by Neil Young's band Promise Of The Real band mate Micah Nelson (Willie Nelson's son):
Hello Rabih,

As a member of Neil Young's band (I'm the guy in the video playing guitar on the right) and his close friend I can assure you the sentiment of his song "Terrorist Suicide Hanggliders" is not what you've interpreted. The song is calling out the hypocrisy of the prejudice people here in our country, mainly Trump supporters who can't tell the difference between an innocent Muslim man and a terrorist. The song is a critique of shallow, narrow-minded viewpoints that sadly pervade our culture.

The character in the song is not "Neil". Neil is playing a character in the song, representing the racism and fear-based thinking that exists in America today. Neil plays other characters in his songs quite often to paint a picture of an opposing viewpoint while remaining detached from the perspective itself. Take a look at the verses of "Rocking in the Free World" for instance:

We got a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand
We got department stores
and toilet paper
Got styrofoam boxes
for the ozone layer
Got a man of the people,
says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn,
got roads to drive.
Keep on rockin' in the free world!

Much of that song is satire as well. Neil drives an electric car that he built and is a major advocate for alternative renewable energies and sustainable fuels.

Clearly these lyrics are an ironic statement designed to make people think more critically, or even just to think at all. Take the new verse he added about a year ago:

Got a water cannon for the standing man
Got misinformation from the corporation
In the endless search for a drop of oil
People's lives get shattered while we suck it from the soil
Gotta show the children
We just don't care
So we keep on burnin' it
And put it in the air
Keep on rockin in the free world!

Look especially at the line "Gotta show the children/We just don't care/So we keep on burnin' it/And put it in the air". Obviously Neil cares way more than most people about keeping oil in the ground for the sake of our children and the welfare of the Earth! So you see, it is simply an artistic statement, a powerful tool to present these views in a satirical way and expose them for how horrible they are.

I hope that helps clear things up for you. Neil Young is an artist who has nothing against you or any Muslim people.

Neil is one of the most outspoken people I know against people who hate others for reasons they don't understand. This song is intended to call bullshit on ignorant people who blindly follow fear-mongering in the established media, but just like most great art, it can be interpreted subjectively. I just want you to know that hating on Muslims is not Neil's intention -- it is in fact the opposite.

Neil loves you and is fighting with you against the contagious disease of hate.

Cheers, ~ Micah
Thank you Micah for your well measured response. To say this is a profound and mature statement doesn't begin to do justice to Micah's clear spoken truth.

And may all of our debates continue to be civil and well considered going forward towards that big shift". (Thanks HtH!)

More on satire and irony in Neil Young's song Rockin' In The Free World.


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

THIS WEEKEND: Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert + VIDEO: Bridge Kids

Here's another heart warming video from those wonderful Bridge kids.

BSN co-anchors Savannah and Fletcher report on the Door Art Posters for the artists at the 2014 Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert.

Here is the 2016 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert Lineup:

  • Neil Young + Promise of the Real
  • Metallica
  • Roger Waters
  • Dave Matthews
  • case/lang/veirs
  • Willie Nelson
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Norah Jones
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Nils Lofgren

The 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert will be on October 22 & October 23, 2016.


More on last year's 2015 Bridge School Benefit Concert (reviews, photos, videos, etc.).

Neil Young @ 2011 Bridge School Benefit Concert
PHOTO BY Misha Vladimirskiy |

Also, see The Essence of Bridge School Benefit Concerts.

Also, see our Memories & Reflections on Our 2015 Bridge School Benefit Concerts Weekend. (Incidentally, FWIW, this is why we do what we do here @ TW.)

Neil, Pegi & Ben say "Good Night. Thanks for coming. We love you all."
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Because -- as everyone knows this is everywhere -- you know that the annual pilgrimage to the Bridge School Benefit Concerts can be a life altering and transcendental experience.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Desert Trip Festival: Neil Young + Promise of the Real, October 15, 2016 - Weekend #2

Setlist via Sugar Mountain (Thanks Tom!):

Neil Young
Empire Polo Club, Indio, California, USA
Desert Trip
w/ Promise Of The Real

01. After The Gold Rush
02. Heart Of Gold
03. Old Man
04. Long May You Run
05. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
06. Out On The Weekend
07. Comes A Time
08. Harvest Moon
09. Neighborhood
10. Show Me
11. Helpless
12. Words
13. Alabama
14. Powderfinger
15. Texas Rangers
16. Cowgirl In The Sand
17. Seed Justice
18. Like A Hurricane
19. Peace Trail
20. Rockin' In The Free World

21. A Day In The Life>Give Peace A Chance (guests with Paul McCartney)
22. Why Don't We Do It In The Road? (guests with Paul McCartney)

From Forbes by Steve Baltin:
Night two of Desert Trip did have more collaborations with Rihanna, “The Queen of Barbados,” joining McCartney for “FourFiveSeconds” and Young and McCartney once again appearing onstage together, as they did weekend one, for a medley of “A Day In The Life” and “Give Peace A Chance” and a ferocious “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road” that saw Young break all his guitar strings. Of the two collaborations the Young one fit far more and was more impactful than RiRi’s surprise appearance.

But, in many respects, night two didn’t need the wow factor because what it did have was two monumental performances from artists still at the top of their game.

Young opened the night “five minutes early,” he said, with a powerful acoustic set that included “Heart Of Gold,” “After The Gold Rush,” “Old Man” and “Harvest Moon” under a full moon that actually rose as Young took the stage. Even the weather and nature seem in sync with the festival with wind kicking in at the right times. This weekend has been that magical.

Backed by Promise Of The Real, highlighted by Lukas Nelson’s insane guitar work, Young made sure the weekend stayed magical with “Cowgirl In The Sand” and “Like A Hurricane” both extended into incredible guitar jams that, under the desert sky, could only be called transcendent. Young also stopped to throw organic seeds into the audience to protest what he called a “Stupid California law” that doesn’t allow seeds to be transported more than three miles.

When someone from the front clearly said something, though it wasn’t audible, Young sarcastically apologized for veering from the program and said, “I’m just trying to connect this to the real world.” For many who paid thousands for their tickets this weekend this isn’t about the real world, but Young, to his enduring credit, doesn’t give a damn. More than any artist on the bill he continues to fight for the principles that marked the era Desert Trip is celebrating. And it shows in the ferociousness of his live show, which, last night, rivaled any band on tour today for intensity, power and musicality.

Last night, Neil threw out into the audience 100's of bags of "Sacred Seeds" to support "Seed Justice". (Thanks Ken H. & Hounds That Howell!)

Unbelievable!! #neilyoung #deserttrip #oldchella

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Neil Young with Promise of the REAL will open for Paul McCartney tonight, Saturday (Weekend #2), October 15, 2016.

(See more on last weekend's Desert Trip Festival, Weekend #1.)

The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan are featured on Friday; Paul McCartney and Neil Young follow on Saturday; and closes with Sunday-night performances by the Who and Roger Waters.

Got a report? Drop us a comment below.

Check Sugar Mountain for setlist updates and Chronological Grid, Recording Summary, Statistics and Extras.

Also, see Neil Young + Promise of the Real 2016 Concert Tour Dates for reviews, photos, videos and more.

And as we presciently speculated last week, yes, we did indeed get the Paul and Neil mashup we all hoped for. Maybe not exactly as expected (we thought Paul would walk onto Neil's set for "A Day In The Life"), but even beyond our wildest speculations.

After Neil joined Paul for "A Day In The Life" they went straight into John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance" followed by a rare "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?". Are we lucky and blessed or what?!

Paul McCartney and Neil Young
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Desert Trip
Desert Trip Festival, October 8, 2016

So what are the TW wild speculations for Weekend #2? After the Neil + Paul last weekend, we're not sure whether lightening will strike again. Maybe a Neil + Roger Waters collaboration of some sort?

And remember that time Neil Young was in playing a concert in Hyde Park, London and Sir Paul showed up???

Paul McCartney and Neil Young (w/ Ben Keith & Rick Rosas)
Hyde Park, London, UK - June 27, 2009
Photo by Lzbth Corinthians (via Bernie B. Shakey)
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Neil Young Rallies Behind Arrested Filmmaker

Emmy-winning filmmaker Deia Schlosberg

Neil Young is calling for charges to be dropped against Emmy-winning filmmaker Deia Schlosberg who has been charged with three counts of conspiracy.

The documentary film maker was arrested while filming protesters who shut down oil pipelines from Canada to the United States, saying that she was acting as a journalist. Schlosberg, producer of the 2016 documentary How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change, was taken into custody at a TransCanada Corp's Keystone Pipeline site in Pembina County, North Dakota.

The charges carry a maximum penalty of 45 years in prison.

In an open letter to President Barack Obama and North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, supporters wrote that the charges against her were "unfair, unjust and illegal."

The letter was signed by more than 30 artists, filmmakers, writers and journalists, including Neil Young, Mark Ruffalo, actors Daryl Hannah and Frances Fisher and singer Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

"Journalism, especially documentary filmmaking, is not a crime, it's a responsibility. The freedom of the press is a fundamental right in our free society. The charges filed against her are an injustice that must be dropped immediately," said the letter, posted on the website EcoWatch.

NEW SONG/VIDEO: "Indian Givers" by Neil Young

Here's a new song and video by Neil Young called 'Indian Givers'.

The video documents the Native American protests in Dakota over a pipeline.

"Now it's been about 500 years
We keep taking what we gave away
Just like what we call Indian givers"

The Standing Rock Indian Reservation have protested the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline on their territorial lands, leading to clashes with Big Energy security forces.

There’s a battle raging on the sacred land
Our brothers and sisters have to take a stand
Against us now for what we all been doing
On the sacred land there’s a battle brewing

I wish somebody would share the news

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
"Harvest the Hope Concert" - Neil Young & Willie Nelson, Neligh, NE
(Benefit for Bold Nebraska - Anti KXL Pipeline Group)
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So we say: "Honor The Treaties". Honor Mother Earth.

Who's gonna stand up and save the earth?
Who's gonna say that she's had enough?
Who's gonna take on the big machine?
Who's gonna stand up and save the earth?
This all starts with you and me!

It's up to you & me now...

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Jonathan Demme on Working With Neil Young | Billboard

Neil Young & Jonathan Demme

From a recent interview with Jonathan Demme on working with Neil Young in Billboard by Karen Bliss:
Demme on Working With Neil Young:

Jonathan Demme: [After Young did the title song “Philadelphia” for Demme’s film]. The next time Neil’s on the east coast, we go to the concert and it was amazing, and I met Neil for the first time after that and we kind of developed a little bit of a dialogue.

I volunteered to do a video and I wound up shooting a four-song piece live. It’s called The Complex Sessions. We had a lot of fun working together on that… I’m not quite sure when it was, I get a phone call from Elliot [Roberts, Young’s manager], “I’ve got Neil here.” He says, “Jonathan, I want to do a movie of Greendale; would you like to direct it?” I was like, "Oh my god, I was on preproduction on this controversial remake of Manchurian Candidate. I had to say, ‘Thanks anyway Neil, but I can’t do that.”

Luckily Neil made the film. It’s extraordinary. Anyway, after I did Manchurian Candidate that was the death of studio movies for me. I never wanted to do that again. It cost an enormous amount of money to make. It came in on budget and it was the subject of tremendous disputes between the producer and the studio, and me and the movie we were caught in the middle of it. It turned out the way I wanted it to. We had final cut and I never wanted to do that again. So I was like, I’m going on a long sabbatical. So I live in this little town on the Hudson River called Nyack, and I just stared having this wonderful life and about a year later I found myself starting to itch to want to shoot something and I was like, “I think I’m going to call up Neil Young and see what he’s got going on.”

I had seen his Greendale by then and it was great. So I called up and he said, “I’m just finishing up this album called Prairie Wind” and he told me he’d had an aneurysm and it could have been fatal and he’s written these introspective songs and he said, “Maybe we can do something with this new body of music?” He said, “I think it’s one of the better things I’ve done in a long time,” so I said, “Can I hear it?” He sent me the songs and they were great so we started talking on the phone.

What happened through the conversations was the idea of let’s turn this into a kind of tribute to Nashville, which Neil loves so much and I love so much. So what it turned into was a love letter to the Grand Ole Opry-style of presenting music to an audience. I worked with a wonderful painter on making two fabulous backdrops and then we chose the Ryman Auditorium, which is the church in Nashville of country music. We filmed that on two nights and that was so exciting because no one in the audience... the record hadn’t come out yet, so we were actually debuting a new body of work by a major composer.

You have trust that the audience is going to love these songs as much as you do. And they’re going to respond the way David Byrne pointed out that they need to respond in order to feed the people onstage.

That’s it: no audience, as many cameras as you can afford, and once you put it together, just don’t cut. When we cut Heart of Gold, this was me being funny at the time, I go to the cutting room on the first day told [editor] Andy Keir, “Okay Andy, I’d like to see your first cut at about four this afternoon and ha ha ha.” I said, “Oh, no, I’m serious. Take the close-ups and just cut the close-ups together and then we’ll start watching this movie and decide when it’s worth going to something other than an amazing close-up of Neil Young singing his songs."

And in this way we built our narrative. That’s the other thing. You’ve got to have those connective angles, where you get the gold of somebody doing what they’re doing -- shooting a look to somebody over here and we’ve got them both in the shot. That’s the magic. That’s really the phenomenal glue and that’s one of the reasons that Justin reached out because he saw that in Stop Making Sense and he loves his band so much.
Also, in the interview, a nice nod to another film collaborator of neil Young's, photographer Adam CK Vollick.

Jonathan Demme: And then there was also a cameraman, one of the greatest shooters of all time, a young guy, Canadian, named Adam CK Vollick, who I met from Neil Young when we did Neil Young Journeys. I’ve worked with Adam on a couple of different performance films since then because Adam has this extraordinary sense of where the music’s going next, and he loves to makes connections.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

A Tale of Two Harmonicas: Lucky Neil Young Fans Score Trunks of Memories

Sweet Joni & Karen "If you can't cut it, Walk with Neil"
Fox Theater, Pomona, CA - October 13, 2016

A wonderful little story from last night's Neil Young + Promise Of The Real concert at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA (October 13, 2016).

Our dear rusty friends Joni and Karen managed to get very lucky and come home with the ultimate souvenirs: Neil Young's harmonica.

The story is that Neil started "Old Man" twice but then aborted for "Someday" after which he tossed two harmonicas from the stage. Watch below. Check @ 3:50 (Harmonica #1) and again @ 6:40 (Harmonica #2).

Gary Goltz, who filmed clip above, writes:
"This happened during his show at the Fox Theater in Pomona, California last night while I was videoing him from the pit. You can actually see me recover them and give them to the the two lady friends I was with being the gentleman I am! Another amazing thing about this was both harmonicas were marked 'G', which are my initials!"

Neil Young's "G" Harmonicas

Paul D writes:
"It was interesting that Old Man was going to be with the full band and Micah on banjo.

Would have been very cool. But Neil couldn't hear. Lucas asked him something and he
just shook his head saying, "I never give a 2nd chance"."
Great story from some great club shows out in L.A.!

Thanks Gary, Joni and Karen for the Trunkful of Memories. Clearly, you guys were not denied!

More on last night's Neil Young + Promise Of The Real concert at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA (October 13, 2016).

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Yes, Only Love Can Break (& Fix) Your Heart

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain and Neil Young

Neil Young's Feedback:
An Acquired Taste?

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years
by Rustie Sharry "Keepin' Jive Alive in T.O." Wilson

"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

So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?

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


dissent is not treason
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World

Sing Truth to Power

Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

Wilco and Neil Young


Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young


Elton John and Neil Young

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young

Neil Young Nation -
"The definitive Neil Young fan book"

What does the song mean?

Random Neil Young Link of the Moment
I'm Proud to Be A Union Man


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up

Class War:
They Started It and We'll Finish It...

A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"

"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize

John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel


Love and Only Love

"Thinking about what a friend had said,
I was hoping it was a lie"

We're All On
A Journey Through the Past

Neil Young's Moon Songs
Tell Us The F'n TRUTH
(we can handle it... try us)

Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Here Comes "The Big Shift"

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

Propaganda = Mind Control
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists

war is not the answer
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

The Achilles Heel
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
~~ Bob Marley

The Essence of "The Doubters"

Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?




(Between the lines of age)

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

~~ John & Paul