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Friday, August 28, 2009

Hate Mail of the Moment: "A Fraud"

Thankfully, we receive lots of encouragement for what we try and do here.

But we sure do seem to outrage a lot of folks too. Here's some of the latest hate mail we received on Neil Young News: Archives Comment of the Moment: Soldier, My Ears from AK:
i love how thrasher hides behind his comments policy. as if that means anything. fuck your policy.

and fuck you thrasher. you are a fraud.

and you know I always sign my name.

regarding the archives, my friend got a copy off a blog. i'm not paying for it. not at it's current price or even the $174 i could have bought the blu-ray for off deep discount.

Love you too AK.

And thanks for signing which is more than most TW bashing cowards do.

Have a nice weekend!

btr. btc. btw.


At 8/28/2009 01:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AK must feel pretty good about himself ripping off a man's life work on a filesharing site.


At 8/28/2009 03:39:00 PM, Blogger Zak Claxton said...

Ya know, Thrasher, if you don't get hate mail every so often, you're being too vanilla anyway. I say the hate mail is a good thing. You're actually invoking emotion for people to take their time to write you, even if it's to be a complete bastard. :)

At 8/28/2009 03:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AK doesn't belong here and he knows it.

At 8/28/2009 03:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of person goes on a website they hate just to slag it off?!

Thrasher the work you do is brilliant, you are my main source for Neil Young news and always will be. Keep it up.

Long May you run. Be the rain.

Sean from England.

At 8/28/2009 06:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I don't know Thrasher, but it takes a true ignoramous to call him a fraud.

At 8/28/2009 07:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


wow....where have you gone joe dimaggio?

At 8/29/2009 01:45:00 AM, Blogger D.I. Kertis said...

I'd apologize but I just don't see for the life of me how my praising the remastered DVD-quality sound of Archives provoked that comment from AK, especially as, to my memory, he hadn't been present in the discussion of my comments until then. To judge from the direction that discussion went, my innocent expression of elation at a restoration job well done apparently led to another cyber fight about trolls and Thrasher supposedly censoring the comments forum. For some strange reason, it's a bit depressing for me to think that this is what happens when I express pleasure and gratitude for something Neil's given us. It seems to me that some people simply don't like anyone else to have a good time when they aren't enjoying themselves.

I'm sorry if my enjoying the remastered Soldier on Archives 1 somehow offended anyone but I can't think how it would!

D. I.

At 8/29/2009 01:51:00 AM, Blogger D.I. Kertis said...

... And one more thing I forgot to mention:

Thrasher, a fraud? How so? If you don't like the site's policies, don't come to it, but a fraud? Who exactly he is he defrauding and how? Unless of course this whole site is just a front for something else... (Only joking, Thrasher!) I agree with Anon 8/28@6: 55-- it takes a real ignoramus to come out with something like that.

Ah, well. Walk on...

At 8/29/2009 02:30:00 AM, Anonymous pieceofcrap said...

Really nice going,AK(-47?), very stimulating too.
Reminds me of those drunk guys in the front row who almost messed up Neil's first show in Amsterdam, RAI, 2007. Kept up slurred yapping and dumb laughing during "From Hank to Hendrix". I don't know if there's a tape, but AK should get ahold of it - his kind of crowd, maybe make some new friends!
After they started up again, Neil stopped, leaned right into them and shouted: "Shut up, assholes!" Great. Also a nice verbal touch, coming out of a sensitive song. Made me laugh. Assholes did the only right thing and left the building. Or were escorted out.
So here's to ya, AK, if ya can't stand the music, get out of the building!

At 8/29/2009 12:02:00 PM, Blogger Rink's Ramblings said...

The Archives are what they are. An amazing glimpse into the creative foundations of one of the most important artists of the last half century. Is it worth the money? I think it's open to debate but I anted up and I'm glad I did.

This website is a Godsend. It's great one stop shopping for all things Neil. Thank you Thrasher!

At 8/29/2009 04:10:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

Ya see what I mean Thrash, you don't need to laboriously "veto" comments to the chaff bag yourself...The'wheat' will do it for you!
C'mon! "comment moderation" must be so time consuming for you. Do you actually, personally approve "EVERY" comment thats dropped in the silo?
The other bloggers will let them know when it's time to leave the pride and thats part of the fun of coming to this site.
There only words Thrash, you can only guess the emotion in those words by a few expletives and upper cases.
Thrash, I thought by now,you'd realised your credibility.Your bigger then any snarky comment.
You don't need to justify to the other wheaties.
Just remember, your the owner of this site.You are the master of your own destiny.
If you are going to start a topic thread that could incite strong or negative debate let it ride ,warts and all. Honestly Thrash that's what makes the site enjoyable.

Thrash I say this with integrity, no tongue in cheek, no sarcasm....just a straight out sincere observation.

Peace t

Luv dip

At 8/29/2009 04:32:00 PM, Blogger Greg Mantho said...

To all the haters out there, there's only one thing to say, actually, someone already said it: "Walk on." Is Archives perfect, is Neil perfect, is Thrasher perfect, are the haters perfect, am I perfect, is anything perfect? Like very nearly everything, it's all a double edge sword, and you take the good with the bad. This doesn't mean you have to accept anything you don't see eye to eye with, but why stoop to the lowest common denominator- profanity and name calling. By all means, state your disagreement, but do it in a way that is calm, respectful, relevant and reasoned.

If Thrashers Wheat can't be viewed as an ultimate example of well intentioned content and discussion, from an admittedly pro Neil standpoint, and you can't start out with something resembling this yourself, all the while reserving the right to disagree in a way I described above, then this isn't the place for you, and as so many others have said better than me, just "Walk on." No biggie.

Don't sweat it Thrasher, most of us get it, and only want you to keep it coming. I'm sure even you would allow the haters back in, if they could just calm down a little, and aim for discourse, rather than trash and burn.

Like so many others have said, Love and only love- Greg

At 8/29/2009 05:09:00 PM, Blogger john said...

This childish yah boo post from AK,isn't exactly high flown debate.Okay,the Archives are pricey,but you are not forced to buy.As,for Thasher being a 'fraud' - how?

At 8/29/2009 08:25:00 PM, Anonymous Shittyhorse said...

I like the Archives
I like Neil Young
I also like Ice cream
and puppies
I like babies too
I don't like traffic jams
I don't like censorship
I don't like hunger
I don't like sickness
and I don't like ignorance
and I don't like lying and corruption
and I don't like death....


See? Save your fuck yous for when it's deserved...
and worth it

At 8/30/2009 01:48:00 AM, Blogger beckcollect said...

It still amazes me that people get annoyed by voluntarily reading a blog. If you don't like what's posted, sure make a comment, but at least put some thought into it. Otherwise you sound like a teenager who still gets a thrill from dropping the f-word all over the place.

You have a right to an opinion but try to actually express one.

And, since when is "AK" signing your name?

At 8/30/2009 03:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Throw your hatred down dude

At 8/30/2009 07:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think maybe Ak's seen Fight Club one too many times?

At 8/31/2009 11:21:00 AM, Anonymous mlk said...

got to fight to control the violent side

At 8/31/2009 11:13:00 PM, Anonymous AK said...

well thrasher, i see you needed a little ego boost and decided to call a circle jerk. well done.

let me address a few of the comments:

anon #1-

wait before i respond to that one....thrasher, why don't you call the anonymous people who kiss your ass cowards? nevermind, we both know why. i'll refer to them as cowards in my response anyways.

ok, coward #1, actually i didn't rip anything off a file sharing site. a friend of mine knew i didn't buy the archives and sent it to me. i'm too lazy to steal off the internet.

coward #2-maybe you're right. but i don't believe a person (thrasher) who is essentially drawing attention from a famous person's career to his own site should moderate anything related to that person. if this were "thrasher's stories about his encounters with hookers and crack" i'd be more than happy to let him moderate my thoughts on his escapades. but this is neil's house whether thrasher pays for it or not. thrasher is just some guy who riding neil's jock for attention.

sean-i actually have no problem with the premise of this site. it's just that thrasher thinks it's about HIM. why else would he even make my comment to him a topic? utterly absurd and completely egomaniacal.

d.i.-enjoy the archives all you want. i've got no problem with that. and why is thrasher a fraud? that's because he uses a site on NEIL YOUNG as a way to draw attention to himself instead. classic bait and switch. that is a basic fraud.

pieceofcrap-you're probably the type of guy who didn't have the courage to tell those idiots to shut up. if anyone here was at the spokane show a few years ago they might remember some guy getting a retarded fool to shut the hell up. that was me.

doc-if thrasher would take your advice i would have no problem with this site. fuck the comments policy. delete spam and as you said "let it ride".

greg-you may not be aware that thrasher used one of his posts a while ago to use the same words i did at him at the people he didn't agree with. it was a pearl jam song "not for you" that thrasher quoted. and in bold print he put "FUCK YOU". so i decided to speak thrasher's language.

shittyhorse-in this case the fuck yous are long overdue.

colin-it ain't a secret who i am.

coward #6-i never saw fight club


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