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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Randomly Blogged - Jeff Tweedy, Nils Lofgren on Neil Young, "Fuel Line" Video, Tour Widget


From GQ Blog interview with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on Neil Young:
Q: What Neil Young record have you listened to the most?

TWEEDY: Tonight’s the Night. Easily.

Q: Is it your favorite Neil Young album?

TWEEDY: Yeah, I think so. If I made a list of my favorite songs from Neil Young’s career, it wouldn’t be all of those songs. It might not even be any of them. It’s more the idea of it as a record. It’s an insight into what a record can be. It’s like an anti-record or something, and something I think that Wilco kind of aspired to at some point. Maybe even to our detriment.

Q: How so?

TWEEDY: I don’t think you can manufacture that kind of mood or vibe. It was just a document of a place and time. I guess that’s what I mean more than anything. That record informed what it means to take a more documentary approach to record-making. Tonight’s the Night doesn’t feel finished. It also feels like a window into a particularly dark period of his life, and that’s pretty fascinating.

More on Neil Young's 1975 "Tonight's The Night", considered to be his 'darkest' album - both literally and figuratively - and the last of the "Ditch Trilogy".

Here's Tweedy covering Neil Young's When Your On The Losing End. This was recorded at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in 2006. This song originally appeared on Neil Young's album, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.

Jeff Tweedy covers "When Your On The Losing End" by Neil Young at Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, 2006-08-18 [mp3]

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Jeff Tweedy and Neil Young Interview

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More on Jeff Tweedy and Neil Young and Wilco and Neil Young.

Good article on Nils Lofgren in PopMatters "Less Is More: Nils Lofgren Piano Man" by Robert Celli:
With each track on the album [After the Goldrush] I was drawn to the economy and restraint of Lofgren’s playing. His chordal approach added heft to Young’s vocal delivery while providing foundational support for the songs melodies. It’s the type of playing that suggested nods and eye contact amongst the participants. Langdon Winner, in his original review of the record for Rolling Stone in 1970, described the band’s performance of “Southern Man” this way; “By today’s standards, the ensemble playing is sloppy and disconnected. The piano, bass and drums search for each other like lovers lost in the sand dunes, but although they see each others’ footprints now and then, they never really come together.” This “half-baked” quality-as Winner further characterized it- become the hallmark of Young’s work with Crazy Horse and went on to inform subsequent alt-country playing in further decades. Lofgren was integral to this dynamic.

Nils Lofgren "Believe" w/ Neil Young @ 1991 Bridge School Benefit

Two long time friends dating back to the recording of After The Gold Rush. This is from the 1991 Bridge School Benefit (review)

More on Nils Lofgren and Neil Young and here (search).

Just uploaded a new tour widget for the Canada/U.S. Neil Young concert tour.

You can zoom into venue, pan around venue, get directions, and print maps from widget.

Everything looks good to go. If something's not working right, please let us know.

You can grab the code to embed on your blog on the bottom menu of widget.

Thanks Schmap!

More info on Neil Young's Canada-U.S. Spring 2009 Concert Tour. (This is where concert reviews will be linked from.)

Also, a couple of other things to note to help stay on top of Neil's never ending tour (we hope).

Just a reminder that we're now microblogging with Twitter. We're quite surprised at how rapidly the number of Twitter subscribers has surpassed email subscribers. Apparently, e-mail is too slow for Neil fans?!

Here's how to subscribe to real time Twitter updates from Neil Young news.

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Also, see sidebar for our other favorite Neil feeds from Rust, Rust Radio, BNB, etc.

Enjoy the tour!

Neil Young - "Fuel Line" @ New York City, MSG - 12/16/08

Also, don't forget only a few more days to enter the drawing for a copy of Uncut Magazine's Neil Young's Archives preview and bonus CD "Long May You Run".



At 3/28/2009 05:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bit off topic, but has anyone heard who (if there are anyone) will be opening for Neil Young on his upcoming trek through Canada?


At 3/28/2009 10:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow what a amazing video of neil in the future 12\16\09, since when do we have technology to see concerts 9 months in the future?

At 3/29/2009 01:05:00 AM, Blogger Sam said...

That’s actually the video I put up. Kind of cool to see it here. I tried to record as much of the new stuff as I could including Light A Candle and Hit the Road. When I read “fuel line video” I first thought it was a new video Neil made, but seeing the video I put up was a surprise.

At 3/29/2009 02:03:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Date corrected. Thanks

We try and stay on top of things but we're not that far ahead of the game.

At 3/29/2009 02:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff Tweedy looks like a young Neil, and Uncle Tupelo/Wilco are 2 great bands.

At 3/29/2009 04:12:00 PM, Anonymous sugarmtn said...

Everest is opening for Neil on the upcoming Canada/US tour. I don't know if there is a second opener.

At 3/30/2009 01:19:00 PM, Blogger Greg McGarvey said...

Jeff & Neil rock!


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