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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Neil!


Neil Young is 63 years young today. So Happy Birthday Neil!!!

You can sing "Happy Birthday" to Neil along with a few hundred Pearl Jam fans. From over on Human Highway, a MP3 file is posted from November 12th, 1997, when Pearl Jam played the Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, CA. During the set, Eddie Vedder pulled out a cell phone and called Neil to wish him a Happy Birthday.



At 11/11/2008 10:21:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

It was fun to make that blue icing and ice the cake with you Thrasher! Chocolate cake for Neil. Happy Birthday NY.


At 11/11/2008 10:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's got to be hard figuring out what to do each year for his birthday. Just when you think somebody finally got it right about Neil, as in Emmylou's case, saying his bags are always packed waiting for when the muse strikes, somebody explains his genius in another equally brilliant way.

I can't imagine what my life would have been like when I was lying in a burned out basement listening to "Tell Me Why" for the first time or crying over a break up listening to "Only Love Can Break Your Heart." How about feeling blissfully overwhelmed by the first beautiful crispy day of Spring and listening to "Round and Round."

To some of us, Neil is our hero and our inspiration. We are his Moon children fed from his creative energy. To others, the one's who have fallen really hard for his music, his defiance, and his alter ego, he is that little space in our brain we fill up with fantasy.

For everything that makes us tick, Neil is the second hand that helps us get through the worst and best of times. When our hearts are broken or when we get caught in that vacuum of life, his music is always there talking us off the ledge, luring us under a comforting full moon's gaze like a mother's lullaby. He tells us, it's gonna be alright. No matter what happens.

He's not God or an Idol. He's a messanger. And here's a message back to him from all of us. Happy Birthday to the nicest guy in the world and everybody's best friend.


At 11/12/2008 12:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the comment above!
Agree completely!


At 11/12/2008 03:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday Neil Young!

At 11/12/2008 03:49:00 AM, Blogger Francesco Ceccarelli said...

Happy Birthday Great Friend Of Mine!!!
We All Love You!


At 11/12/2008 08:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Neil!

The first thing every morning, my 12 year old autistic daughter puts in a Neil cd and starts the day dancing to Neil's music. This gets our day off to a GREAT start!
Love Neil in Florida!

At 11/12/2008 08:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the coolest thing I've ever heard. What CD does she like the most? Ohhh ... and happy birthday Neil. You're still around, eh?

Hehe back atchya!

At 11/12/2008 08:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that cake looks just wonderful, Thrasher and Thrashette!

I also agree with what rustingnpeace wrote, it really described my feelings too.

Happy Birthday, Neil!

"Around the next bend, take the highway to the sun...."

Liza from Germany

At 11/12/2008 09:14:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Neil!

I love you!

33 days till MSG!

Marian M.

At 11/12/2008 09:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Neil.
Long May you Run...
and hey, it's just another line in the field of time...

(Marian, I'll be at MSG as well - although my tickets haven't arrived yet !!)

At 11/12/2008 10:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Neil Young. I am so very glad that you were born into this world. I love you. xokaren

At 11/12/2008 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Neil Young!

At 11/12/2008 10:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NIce cake!
Though the icing on the guitar is not prototypically correct for Neil's Les Paul, I bet it will taste better than black icing. :-)

At 11/12/2008 10:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Tickets probably won't arrive till about December 1 (judging from last year).

Hope you got a great seat!

See you there!

Marian M.

At 11/12/2008 11:10:00 AM, Blogger Five Hairs High said...

Happy Birthday Neil!
The Yakima Folklife Society has a Song Circle tonight to commemorate Neil's Birthday. I hope we have enough songs by Neil to keep the party going. ;)

At 11/12/2008 11:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT kind of SICK FREAK makes a Cake For Neil Young, that NEIL will never see or eat????


At 11/12/2008 11:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Neil:

Here we are, your all-around-the-world family, with all of us united, even though we don´t know each other, thanking you so many years being there, and wishing you a very happy birthday from the bottom of our souls.

You will always be a part of our lives, that one where the magic still remains.

All the best for you and your family.

At 11/12/2008 01:11:00 PM, Blogger Zak Claxton said...

Neil, your birthday is making me feel old. I remember hanging out with my buddies in November 1985 when I was 17, and smoking a fatty in celebration of your 40th birthday. Now, here I am, pushing 40 myself, and still loving every sound you ever made.

You're an inspiration to all of your fellow musicians, self included, who worry that they'll get too old to rock. Forgive the weak pun, but you make us feel young, Mr. Young. You still rock as hard as ever, and unlike so many of your contemporaries, you still know what rock and roll means. Thank you for so many years of inspiration. You're the best, man. Just the best. Thank you, and happy birthday.

At 11/12/2008 02:11:00 PM, Blogger Linda said...

Happy Birthday Neil Young
Look out for my love
When your in my neighbourhood.
See in Ottawa Dec. 2nd

At 11/12/2008 02:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 11/12/2008 04:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birtday!!!!
I hope you all luck
Old man take a look at my life. I`m a lot like you!
Hope to see you in Stockholm next year.

Urban Dahlin Vasteras Sweden

At 11/12/2008 04:39:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

i know you'll never see this
but happy birthday
thanks for doing what you do.
see you dec 4th

At 11/12/2008 06:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Neil -
As you know, the best birthday you can have is the next one. Enjoy this one too.

Long may you run

At 11/12/2008 09:27:00 PM, Blogger Geoker said...

From womb to tomb, birth to earth. Thanks Neil.

At 11/12/2008 11:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to view the pictures that go with each article but my computer always shows an X in a box and the place where a picture should be is blank! What can I do to view the pictures along with the commentary? Thanks

At 11/12/2008 11:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Neil from a fan since 67.

At 11/13/2008 04:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 11/13/2008 08:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think that would better describe someone who wastes their energy posting anonymous criticism.

Like the message said they had fun making the cake, what on earth is your problem with that?

... love and only love...

... and it's good reading peoples thoughts on what Neil & his music means to them and their lives. It's certainly true that my love affair with Neil has lasted longer than any other, and my love for him and his muse just gets stronger with each year that passes.

At 11/13/2008 02:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll drink to that, LP!

At 11/13/2008 02:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Q: What kind person wastes his time posting anti-fan messages on a fan blog website?

A: Someone with absolutely no sense of spontaneity, whimsy, creativity and ability to express their feelings. You know when you see him, he's down at the end of the car; watching you move until he knows, he knows who you are. Know when you see him, nothing can free him, step aside, open wide, it's the loser...

Sooner or later, it all gets real, walk on..

and Happy Birthday, Neil !

At 11/13/2008 06:23:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

To 11/12/2008 11:09:00 PM

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At 11/20/2008 02:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know.... I know I'm in late.
But,I was thinking of you, becouse you are in my mind, every days.
Happy Birthday Neil!
In Italy we say:"100 of this days"
I hope to see you again next year in Italy.
You are simply The Best!

At 3/13/2009 04:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil, You are in my heart every day. I love your music and words and always will. Sorry this is so late but Happy Birthday. Looking forward to seeing you in Denver. Your biggest fan. Cheryl, Westcliffe, CO.


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