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Sunday, February 01, 2009

John Barleycorn Must Die


We've used the above logo since starting Thrasher's Wheat about 13 years ago and it has served us well.

Interestingly, in all this time, only one person has ever pointed out that this was from the cover of the Traffic album John Barleycorn Must Die. And so it comes with some reluctance -- but with great anticipation -- that the time for change is now. Thrasher's Wheat old logo must die.

We can not begin to tell you how excited we are to roll out the new look. We'll still be separating the Neil wheat from the chaff. As we continue to migrate from the static HTML days of TW 1.0 to the blog format of TW 2.0, we see this as another step to TW 3.0 evolution.

It's kinda funny how this all started back in 1996 as we tossed about ideas for what would eventually become Thrasher's Wheat. We were very into the whole concept of farming and wheat threshers. Here are a few of the early images we tried out until finally throwing up our hands and going with the Traffic album.




So in the coming days, we'll have a new look so stay tuned!

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At 2/01/2009 03:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to be a bit off topic here Thrasher but I can't think of anywhere else to mention this...

In case any UK fans are reading this I just wanted to remind them that the Don't Be Denied documentary is being shown at 9pm tonight (Sunday) on BBC Four.


At 2/01/2009 03:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best of luck on the new venture to the best neil blog on the interweb!


At 2/01/2009 05:05:00 PM, Anonymous punkdavid said...


For a new logo, in the farming theme, may I humbly suggest using the cover art prepared for Neil's unreleased album Homegrown?

This is the highest quality image of this I have ever found, but if anyone has a better scan, I'd love to have it!


At 2/01/2009 09:01:00 PM, Blogger Slowpoke said...

Good luck Thrasher! This site is AWESOME!!!

P.S. - My wife and I are full-time Workampers and will be working at the Santa Cruz KOA for 6 months starting April 1, '09. Do you think Neil needs any ranch-hands??

At 2/01/2009 10:41:00 PM, Blogger Doonerak said...

Recognized the John Barleycorn for a long time. Just didn't feel like giving you a hard time for it...:-)


At 2/02/2009 07:56:00 AM, Anonymous karen said...

1996?? Wow. Well what a perfect time for you to be making a change ... Lucky 13! Can't wait to see The New Look, Wheat Is The New Black, What?

Love you TW!


At 2/02/2009 09:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep the logo!

At 2/02/2009 06:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a truer word has been spoken,keep the logo.
Steve Winwood

At 2/03/2009 02:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

New is allways better!

At 2/03/2009 01:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fork In the Road, the single is now available to download.

Support Thrasher and purchase thru his Amazon link!


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