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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

It's Letters Like These....

... that keep Thrasher's Wheat going. Or, I was down on a frown when a messenger brought me a letter.
Dear Thrasher,

I just want to tell you that your website is great and I have been reading it ever since getting my first computer in 1997. I am a huge fan of Neil Young and I eagerly await my "Living With War" CD from Amazon this week.

Now I'll get to the jest of my letter to you. I can't believe you're getting so much hate mail because of "Living With War". This is a free country and there is something called feedom of speech. I have always been conservative and a Neil Young fan and there is room for both. Neil Young has always spoken to me in an apolitical way even when he sings political songs (ie Southern Man - I'm from Louisiana). At this point in time I'm very proud to be a Neil Young fan. Even though I voted for Bush not once but twice, my wife, son and I are disgusted with our President. His wrong decisions on many topics such as in education (I'm a
teacher), war in Iraq , and the ship port incident are making us feel like we made a terrible decision in voting for Bush.

I'll say it again, I'm proud to be a Neil Young fan and an American with many freedoms. Because Neil Young, Thrashers Wheat and my family think that our President is doing something terribly wrong does not make us Un-American. In fact, we're very much American.

Thanks again for all the hard work and don't get discouraged.

Tim in Louisiana

Thanks Tim! And thanks to everyone else who has written letters of support. These are most precious and appreciated. Without the stunning and overwhelming reader support, this site would have folded over these past few weeks. Thank you, my friends.


At 5/10/2006 05:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thankyou for your site. I would not know what to do to keep up with Neil without it. Don't let a bunch of crazy neocons posting hate get you down, it's only the Bush administration burning!

Thanks again.

At 5/10/2006 05:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim in Louisiana may have a good point, but the "jest" of the argument implies that, well, Thrasher's been making some sort of joke all along. Which, I might add, ol' Thrasher has not. If you want to see "jest," check out Cold Bowl of Chili!

The word I assume Tim is looking for is "gist." Look up the two. Thrasher: put a [sic] next to that (and the other) errors.

Sorry to nitpick, but I am just trying to maintain quality in the blogosphere, and hoping people don't discredit the good work done on this site by reading "jest" in front of it.

At 5/10/2006 06:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks also, Thrasher..... this has to have been quite an ordeal having to put up with all this crap..... I am saying this once and once only, I will not feed these trolls anymore and am sorry that I ever did.....
Thrasher, thanks again........

At 5/10/2006 06:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How quickly he loses it! 2.5 hours. I guess that is the time it takes for the medication to wear off. What a fraud.

At 5/10/2006 03:36:57 PM, Mr. Man said...

Ditto to what Chili said, [I'm sorry for being an Ass Thrasher!

I do need to cool out and chill a bit.

Sorry Everyone] I will do the same.

All the best,

Mr. Man

At 5/10/2006 06:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have been a fan of your site for several years. It is by far the best Neil site out there. Thanks so much for doing what you do. As a huge fan of Neil and Thrasher's Wheat, I just wanted to let you know you'll always have my support.

Thanks again for doing what you do with your site and giving us the best Neil content out there...


At 5/10/2006 06:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Thrasher for this superb site. It has been a wonderful source of valuable information on everything connected to the music of Neil Young for years. Again, thank you.

And Mr Man, the letter is not from Thrasher, but from someone named Tim, a teacher from Louisiana, and, apparently, a conservative. There's nothing to pick up on there, Thrasher has just posted a letter on this site from a supporter. Give it a rest, please, there's no need to pick a fight on every page.

Again, thanks Thrasher. Long May You Run

At 5/10/2006 06:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's break Mr. Man's head...He needs a good kick!

At 5/10/2006 06:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Man,

I'm hesitant to respond to you because I think you are mentally ill. However, unlike you, most people do not take the time to create new blogger identites to spam others' blogs, as you have done, nor do they spend 5 hours a day posting hateful messages and harassing people on blogs, threatening to expose them or digging up comments someone has made on other blogs, or delusionally accusing one person for the posts of many. It is a sign that something is not right in your head.

Normal people simply do not engage in this sort of thing. Thrasher would not take the time to fabricate a letter that seems completely legitimate and consistent with how the vast majority of people feel about him and his excellent Neil Young Blog.

You are a very sad and close-minded person to think no teacher could ever vote for Bush, or to be so blind as to think Bush has no failed policies. I have no idea what you are talking about with respect to threats, but might I remind you that you have threatened others on numerous occasions.

If you have a problem with Thrasher, here is the simple solution: stop visiting his blog and stop subjecting us all to your illness and hateful comments. That would make us all very happy, and apparently would make you happy as well. Simple.

You first said you would stop posting, then you said you would cool down, but yet again you seem to have gone against your word.



At 5/10/2006 07:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 5/10/2006 07:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. A threat. Imagine that. What a psychotic person. I suppose the lesson to be learned is to always ignore the troll. Thrasher, why don't you just delete his comments if they are so upsetting to you? That seems to be the reasonable thing to do, and I imagine it will keep him away.

At 5/10/2006 07:45:00 PM, Blogger haahnster said...


Your "Neil Young News" absolutely rocks! You do an excellent job of keeping us in new posts related to Neil and his music.

I'm an educated man, and consider myself to be pretty fair-minded. I'm getting a little lost however. Thrasher = Soldier = Tim from Louisiana??? Cold Bowl of Chili = Mr. Man??? Lazerlou = ??? I think I need a program like I'd get at a baseball game. I can't keep the line-up straight!!!

Keep on rockin', Thrasher.

At 5/10/2006 08:11:00 PM, Blogger lazerlou said...

Just getting started are ya? As far as I can tell Mr. Man, you've been a unbalanced, hateful, dim-witted, hick who thinks poorly and writes even worse for most of your life.

And the courage you show by creating blogger identites to post on a particular blog is astounding! What profound courage you have! Truly a man's man! I'd threaten to expose you too, but lets be honest, we all know what you are: a scared, powerless, pitiable little man.

At 5/10/2006 09:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thank YOU!

Hang in there, man. There's a lot of us lurking out here who support you, Neil, and what America really stands for.

At 5/10/2006 09:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there man! there are more "true" AMericans, that do whats RIGHT, that don't visit you commie site, that will beat all the Democrats this fall and you will lose yet again!

HA! Put that in your bongs and smoke it!

At 5/10/2006 09:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher, thank you so much for your site. Its a great site, for a great man. Neil has a voice and knows how to use it. There will always be people that want to argue what such a strong person is saying, I love your site. Be strong my friend.
Jake, Seattle

At 5/10/2006 09:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher, I'm glad you got that letter, and I'm glad you're still going. This is the first place I check for any Neil news, because after all, it's all about the music, isn't? Keep posting, we'll keep reading. Peace.

At 5/10/2006 10:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Love the site. Although I have to say love/hate mail is not news. Let's talk about Poncho.

At 5/11/2006 02:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers suck. They make way too much money. And Democrats voted for the war based on Bush lies, but they should have known he was lying. It is their fault! Mr. Man, I can't wait to have your flacid penis inside me tonight. Your hate makes me so hot. Let's watch the Bush state of the union speech where he lies about the nukes and reach around each other every time he mispronounces nuclear as "nuculer"
Your flacid tiny cock makes me hot!

At 5/11/2006 02:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I can't get it up but my flacid cock doesn't mean you can't cum in my mouth. Your the hottest overweight unemployed man with a fourth grade education I've ever loved. I love your manliness and how you put LIBS in there place. I'am waiting for you.

Mr. Man

At 5/11/2006 03:35:00 AM, Blogger Linda said...

Alllllright.... who spiked their drinks?

At 5/11/2006 05:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, I think these guys (this guy) are/is either insane or having a laugh. And not a very funny one at that! The best is probably to just ignore them. This web site is absolutely brilliant, a real fountain of information on Neil Young. Thank you Thrasher. Say, does anyone have any inside knowledge on whether or not Neil will be touring Europe anytime soon? I live in Paris, and have only seen him once (solo tour 2003, and guess what? he was shouting down the Bush administration then, too; for all those who say he's changing his tone/coming too late). Living with War played at full volume backed by CSNY's trademark harmonies would be a real joy! Great album, great website Thrasher. Keep on Rockin'!

At 5/11/2006 08:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher,your website is in my favourites,but i find it increasingly difficult to check it out now,all because of one geek named bowel of chili.Is this guy for real ?This is Neil's best album since Sleeps with Angels.If Mr bowels doesn't like the man's music he should fuck off.
In the meantime i'll check out Neil's garage and return to Thrasher's wheat when bowel of chili finally decides to stop pestering people who dig Neil's music !
I'm from the UK and Bush is depised here also !!!

At 5/11/2006 08:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have a 'good' long time site. I figured we are all Neil Young fans.
I've always enjoyed the sharing of a philosophies discussion with a NeoCon. But they are usually polite encounters, points made on both sides and we walk away with out changing the others view.

I now assume that cboc and mr man, who hide behind a phantom key board. Are incapable of having a 'true live conversation' with ANYBODY. A useless human being, can be the only desciption to apply.

So, cboc & mr man, please reach over to open that window shade,
don't squint
don't squirm
open it wide
cos the light of day
will reduce youtwo
to a piddlin' puddle
It' time to go away

For everyone else.....
Be The Rain....

At 5/11/2006 09:50:00 AM, Blogger JimDC821 said...

Thrasher -- it is sweet to see that democracy, bruised and battered, still reigns supreme in our land of the free and the home of the brave. Grateful that Neil has captured the essence of who we are ("Families, Flags of Freedom, Roger and Out"). All I have to say to those who are reluctant to get on with it and join the cause:

"Saddle up the palomino, the sun is going down," and, "If you can't cut it, don't pick up the knife." It is indeed a cold bowl of chili when your Prez has let you down.

At 5/11/2006 11:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher, I think your site is great! It is definitley the best site for finding information on one of my favorite artists - Neil Young. Although I do not agree with Neil Youngs politics, I still love his music and this site gives me insight from many different sources both pro and con. Thanks

At 5/11/2006 12:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Man may take the cake for the most useless and pathetic person on the Internet. He's actually trying to identify people on a Blog he's flaming!? What a serious loser! It's actually kind of sad. Imagine what his life must be like. Poor guy.

At 5/11/2006 03:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*We made excellent points-none could be debated.*

Now this is funny. I've known intelligent conservatives (I am one), and you are not one of them. Not by a long shot.

*We asked for proof-none could be found.*

Why should anyone here debate you? You're a troll. If anyone were to rebuke your posts and the silly claims they make, you'd simply respond with insults and "proof" from WorldNetDaily (which does nothing for your credibility).

*we pointed out the lies-none could be unproven. You just complained about grammer.*

Well, you ARE a horrible speller...

*We told you how Neil's lyrics are based on the Democratic Commie Machine- you just called us names.*

Because the whole idea of a "Democratic Commie Machine" is moronic.

*we offered debate, theory, questions, and all we got was threats.*

Maybe because verbally abusing other members is not the way to get them to take you seriously?

*I pointed out hypocrisy, By Neil, Thrasher, and most certainly the biggest Jerk on the planet-LazyLou.*

Listen up. It's Thrasher's site. He owns it. He can make whatever claims he wants and act as "hypocritically" as he wants. Because it's his site, not yours.

*You couldn't deny any of it.*

Again, you're not worth debating with.

*You all are not about freedom of speech. you are reflections of your own self hatred.*

On the contrary, Thrasher has been very lenient with you, moreso than most moderators would be. He's let you have "free speech," and you've been abusing the right since you first started posting here.

*The paranoyia you feel about Bush, is simply yourselves looking in the mirror.*

It's "paranoia."

At 5/11/2006 07:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Anon (LED),

If you are so confident then why stay anon?


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