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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

“Ordinary People” on YouTube: Patch of Ground People

Much excitement over the confirmation that “Ordinary People” will be appearing on the upcoming new CD Chrome Dreams II. Back in 1995 we wrote about the extraordinary song "Ordinary People" and how its lyrics make the song one of Neil Young's magnum opus'.

Over on Rolling Stone are links for YouTube videos of "Ordinary People" being performed with The Bluenotes at Lakeside Ampitheater in Darien Lake, New York on September 18, 1988.

Part #1

Part #2

Also, see lyrics analysis of "Ordinary People".

And over on N Y Times: "Elliot Roberts, Neil's Manager for the past 38 years will return to Los Angeles tomorrow after playing Chrome Dreams II to an enthusiastic reception at Warner Bros' England and France headquarters."


At 8/22/2007 08:02:00 PM, Blogger Shakey said...

Just found this on
It say Neil Young and Crazy Horse will play Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon on Oct. 22, 2007 with tix on sale on Sept. 8 at 10 am PDT.

At 8/22/2007 09:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing. Simply amazing. The passion just poured off that little Youtube window! And the lyrics are so powerful -- even today. Neil, you're the man.

At 8/22/2007 11:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Neil and Crazy Horse shall be going on tour again finally. But I honestly hope tickets aren't as much as last years CSNY concerts. I'm already going to see Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult in September and my parents aren't gonna want to pay for more any more concerts, even though I will beg and plead to see Crazy Horse. I would even sell the tickets I have now to see Neil with the Horse...but my parents won't allow that. So what do you all estimate ticket prices will be for this tour????

At 8/23/2007 12:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GET A JOB KID!!!Jeez,anyways, if he used Rick for the new Chrome than why is he going on tour with Horse?Maybe Ticketmaster doesnt have a profile for the new band's name.

At 8/23/2007 12:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone else as excited about this upcoming tour as I am?! He might even ressurect the Horse! I'm way up in Canada so I hope he plans to do a few shows a bit closer to the Great White North, but I will go anywhere! I hope he pulls out Ole Black and lets er rip! Love it

At 8/23/2007 03:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amaing performance!Neil has been my hero for the past 13 years and still i think he's one of the very few unaresting musicians of our times.Passionate and sincere.Am i too obsessed?

At 8/23/2007 05:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just peaked on the site - Neil is beginning his tour with Crazy Horse in November in Japan and then Australia

At 8/23/2007 06:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont see it on Reprise, can you put up a link to the site you say that on.

At 8/23/2007 11:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back to Ordinary People:

Does anyone besides myself love the piano embellishes after Neil sings the words "Ordinary People". The version I have is on the first disk of the Archives Be Damned comp and it's awesome. I hear so much about the solos and the blues licks with the horns and all but damn if I don't wait to hear those little piano responses everytime I listen to that song. Played it 3 times before work this morning!


At 8/24/2007 02:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you say he's coming to Australia? Oh my God, yes!!

At 8/25/2007 01:53:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Your information is wrong then. The tour will be starting in North America; and at this point the band accompanying him is unknown. But there is no reason to think that it will be Crazy Horse, it is likely just an error on the ticket site.

At 8/25/2007 05:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know for sure if he's coming to Australia or not? I haven't heard anything about it down here.

At 8/25/2007 12:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the oncoming tour is with Crazy Horse, Neil didn't play with them since 03 (Greendale Tour). I cannot find any concert dates in Toronto.

At 8/25/2007 01:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would they just anounce 1 date on ticketmaster?


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