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Friday, October 31, 2008

Boo! Happy Halloween!



Which reminds us of the monster concert Neil did in Hamilton, Ontario, Oct 31, 1996 with a 24 song set that went for nearly 3 hours. Here's a report from HyperRust: Neil Days In Canada by Mark Klus a.k.a. "Powderfinger".

Happy Halloween!

neil pumpkin

A very cool pumpkin carving for Halloween. Here's one from Neil fans Kurt & Lisa. Thanks!

Lastly, don't forget, tonight is "Neil Young Night" on BBC Four!

Director of the documentary Ben Whalley and author Barney Hoskyns today discussed the rare interviews and film not previously broadcast.

They seemed to agree that Young’s up there with Dylan as a songwriter, singer, musician and performer. They said he’s ‘less cerebral, more instinctual’ than Bob. They spoke about Neil matching the intensity and danger of the Rolling Stones with the lyricism of Dylan. He’s able to do ‘loud and intense’ and also ‘soft, quiet and tender’ - absolutely brilliantly.


At 10/31/2008 05:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Booooooo! Here we go again, round and round again....

Amazon has some news today:

SM Live: This title will be released on December 2, 2008.
Original Release Date: November 25, 2008
Maybe it's just the CD only version. It's not clear right now.
But it looks like a shakey delay.

At 10/31/2008 06:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Young Night

BBC Four, from 9.30pm

For a man who has been forcefully reticent when it comes to talking about his past, Neil Young: Don’t Be Denied (10pm, the 60-minute documentary at the centre of the BBC Four Neil Young Night), represents an epiphany for fans of Young (and no doubt the Canadian rocker himself), as he opens up to the film-makers and discusses his career in infinite detail.

Leaving no stone unturned and utilising unseen performance footage from Young’s extensive archives, this is music documentary- making at it’s very best and is a must watch, even for non-Young enthusiasts. Also showing tonight is a classic BBC In Concert from 1971 (9.30pm), and CSNY Déjà Vu (11pm), a recording of the 2006 Freedom Of Speech tour from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

At 10/31/2008 07:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any way to see it on any cable or satellite chanells in the US ?

At 10/31/2008 08:53:00 AM, Blogger Burnzy said...

there's something called the "BBC i Player" which allows you to view back shows for FREE, previously screened on the BBC. nevertheless, there's a hitch; only UK residents can use the service, but maybe some IP trickz could change that?!?

anyway, i'll be watching the Neil Young marathon on the BBC tonight.

At 10/31/2008 11:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preview of it on Radio 4 Today programme.

At 10/31/2008 12:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a preview article about it on

At 10/31/2008 12:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry that last one should be:

At 10/31/2008 11:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fricken election is a real freak show here in Ohio! Thanks for the Neil Young lifeline! Love ya Thrasher! Boo back to you, too!

At 11/02/2008 08:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As for me, I know I'll be fine. But I don't hold out much hope for the pumpkin."

At 11/02/2008 08:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope for the pumpkin! Ain't it clear, his head is the event of the season?


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