earth album preorder ad.jpg  



Neil Young's new album EARTH released on June 17th. The album with The Promise of the Real, is from the 2015 tour. Pre-order here
(Please shop locally & independently. But if you can't, we appreciate your supporting Thrasher's Wheat by clicking this link . Thank you!!!)
<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Happy Chapter for Liza

Liza in the Linc-Volt Jacket

Last May, Neil Young's Linc-Volt Team held a music video contest for the song "Johnny Magic" and Liza from Germany was voted as the winner of the contest. Naturally, Liza was thrilled to win -- both for the recognition of her video and the first prize Linc-Volt jacket.

But then tragedy struck when her husband Michael -- after 18 years of marriage and father of four wonderful boys -- died suddenly without warning in his office.

The Neil community was shocked and rallied around Liza offering support and encouraging her not to give up her tickets to the upcoming Neil Young concert in Cologne, Germany. Liza was reluctant about attending the concert as she mourned the loss of her husband but reconsidered after reading the story of another grieving Neil fan who made a wish for "Harvest Moon" in concert.

And -- sure enough -- her wish for "Harvest Moon" was granted.

So, the months go by. Time and grief begin to heal. But where's the Linc-Volt jacket?

Well, it would seem that with the Europe tour, The Archives releases, and all the other activities, somehow the shipment of Liza's prize was overlooked.

On a post last week on the State Of Lincvolt & Special Guest in Garage, some comments were exchanged not only on the state of Lincvolt but the state of Liza's jacket as well.

We guess someone must have been reading because today we received a copy of this note from Liza:
Dear Neil and Pegi, dear ShakeyPictures and LincVolt-Team,

About an hour ago the long awaited package from California arrived here in Germany. My son David opened the door, when the FedEx man rang the doorbell.

When I asked him who was at the door, my son just said, oh, you got a package...

I went to see and my heart started said : South San Francisco, CA.... and of course, right away I knew: this must be the jacket !!

We opened the package and were even more excited, two jackets and two caps.

And of course, best of all, with Neil's very fantastic autograph on one jacket and on one of the caps...

Thank you so much for being so generous! You really made me very, very happy today.

Thank you so much again and again.

Love, Liza

Wonderful Liza! You wear it well.


A Rare B. Shakey Signing!

Links to this post:

Create a Link


At 9/29/2009 07:08:00 AM, Anonymous Con said...

Hi Neil and LV team,
hi Thrasher, hi Neil-Community,

just this weekend I visited Liza with my Neil-friend Albert.
We had a great time together.

Liza showed us all the places where she and her late husband
Michael shot the video for the JM contest. Of course, we felt Michael
was with us all the time.

While we were hiking through the vineyards, we were wondering when the
jacket would be with Liza. This afternoon I got the mail with the big
news. Liza was very happy and excited about the jacket and mailed some
first fotos.

I called her, to tell her that I was so happy for her. I really liked
Michael a lot. Therefore I want to thank all of you for making it
possible, that this jacket is such a special memory
of Michael.


At 9/29/2009 09:30:00 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

Hi Thrasher,

wow, I'm stunned! I really like the way you created this new thread, with all the background information and links to it.
Thank you so much!

Again I must tell you, that without your wonderful site nothing of this would have been possible.

Love, Liza

At 9/29/2009 09:32:00 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

Hi Con,

thank you so much for your comment and your words about Michael.

Love, Liza

At 9/29/2009 10:01:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher said...


No, thank you.

You are so strong.

It's a victory for the heart every time the music starts.


At 9/29/2009 01:56:00 PM, Anonymous SONY said...

Very Sweet.

Liz - you should be in the next "Shakey Pictures" show.

At 9/29/2009 03:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the jacket run home!!!
Albert with tears in the castle.

At 9/29/2009 05:36:00 PM, Anonymous Luc said...

Liza, I'm glad you finally got the well deserved jacket.
I hope it will keep you warm and make you feel the love of Michael.
And when you feel a bad fog of loneliness, change your mind,dry your crying eyes,and dance dance dance...It's better than silver and gold.
When you see the sky about to rain, cause Michael sleeps with angels, look at your four strong winds and you'll find yourself standing in the light of love.


At 9/29/2009 08:21:00 PM, Blogger TomCrac said...

How Great!...I did not know that a hat and jacket could fit like a glove...Looks good on you.

At 9/29/2009 09:57:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...


We are happy to hear that your prizes arrived quickly and safely after the matter was brought to our attention by Thrasher.

Did you notice that the jacket bears an EXTREMELY rare signature by Bernard Shakey? He was visiting us on the day everything was shipped and asked Neil if he could sign it.


-Archives Guy

At 9/30/2009 03:55:00 AM, Anonymous Roland said...

Hi Liza
great to see you in that beautiful LV-jacket !!
Very nice !!

@ Archives Guy:
It would be a big pleasure for us to meet Bernard Shakey next weekend in the Huelchrath Castle,
making a movie there, about one of Germanys most popular Neil-Young-Fan-Events.
Perhaps he drives with Lincvolt to the castle?

Greetings from Thuringia

At 9/30/2009 07:36:00 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

SONY, Albert, TomCrac, thanks a lot for your comments!

Luc, your posting made me smile, really like the way you quote Neil's song. Thank you!

Archives Guy, thank you so much for your comment. Of course I noticed right away that the autograph on the jacket is very special, because it says B. Shakey. Infact I took a picture of it too and send it to Thrasher.
He might post it here later on.
And yes, I'm really enjoying this wonderful prize!!
Thank you again!

Love, Liza

At 9/30/2009 08:59:00 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

Roland, thank you, too!
Yes, B. Shakey in Hülchrath Castle, that would be something....

Love, Liza

At 9/30/2009 09:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liza, this is truly a touching story. I wish you good fortune on the journey ahead.

At 9/30/2009 06:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Humanity and hope. Bless you Liza and may you wear it in good health.

At 10/01/2009 06:55:00 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

Thanks a lot for the last two comments!

And Thrasher, thank you for adding the foto with the autograph of B. Shakey.

Love, Liza

At 10/01/2009 11:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Liza!
We are happy to read this great news!!
You're looking beautiful with jacket and cap ;-)
CONGRATULATIONS-the "Hawkfamily"

At 10/02/2009 04:34:00 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

Thank you, Hawkfamily, for the congrats and for the nice compliment!

Love, Liza

At 10/03/2009 08:46:00 PM, Blogger john said...

Hi Liza,

I meant to comment before now,that it is great that you got your cap,and jacket,whose meaning goes beyond just material things.

Best Wishes ,


At 10/04/2009 05:56:00 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

Thank you, John!


Post a Comment

<< Home

<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Don't Be Evil !

The Lesser of 2 Evils Is Still Evil

Willie for a Nobel!

Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize
for Farm Aid and his work on
alternative fuels, and world peace initiatives.

Demand justice for Aaron:
Support "Aaron's Law" and inquiry into his prosecution

Induct Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Please Help Support Independent Media &
Non-Corporate Advertising

This Blog's For You!

The Hypocrisy of the Mainstream Media

It's Been Called The
"Missing Link" in the Ditch Trilogy


Sign the Release "Time Fades Away" Petition
Join The 10,000+ Who Have Already Signed


Neil Young Appreciation Society

Sugar Mountain

Neil Young Setlists
Rust Radio


Bands Covering Neil Young songs


This Blog's For You!

Official Neil Young News Site

The Bridge School

The Bridge School Concerts
25th Anniversary Edition

**100% of Proceeds to Benefit Bridge School***

Farm Aid

Stop factory farms
Go family farms!

The Essential Neil Young

Fans Favorite Neil Albums

Top 50 MP3
Neil Young Song Downloads

Top 10 Best Selling Neil Albums Today
Support Thrasher's Wheat
via Purchases from:
United States - us.gif
Canada - canada.gif
United Kingdom - gb.gif
Germany - de.gif

Neil Young Songbook Project

Neil Young + Promise of the Real

Europe 2016 Tour Dates

2015 Rebel Content Tour

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Alchemy Concert Tour Reviews

Fall 2012 N. America Tour
Spring 2013 Australia/New Zealand Tour
Summer 2013 Europe Tour

Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Supporters Go To Europe

Neil Young Films

2010 MusiCares Honors Neil Young

Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban, and others.
Proceeds from sales go to MusiCares,
which helps musicians in need of
financial and medical assistance.



Neil Young FAQ:
Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker
"an indispensable reference"

Paul McCartney and Neil Young


"You can make a difference
If you really a try"

John Lennon and Neil Young

"hailed by fans as a wonderful read"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
The Supergroup of the 20th Century

Director Jonathan Demme's Exquisite film "Heart of Gold"

eddie & neil
Eddie Vedder and Neil Young

Revisiting The Significance of
The Buffalo Springfield

"The revolution will not be televised"
... it will be blogged, streamed,
tweeted, shared and liked
The Embarrassment of Mainstream Media

Turn Off Your TV

2014 Neil Young Year in Review:
Yes, Only Love Can Break (& Fix) Your Heart

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain and Neil Young

Neil Young's Feedback:
An Acquired Taste?

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years
by Rustie Sharry "Keepin' Jive Alive in T.O." Wilson

"the definitive source of Neil Young's formative childhood years in Canada"

neil & joni
Joni Mitchell & Neil Young

europe 1987.jpg

Bob and Neil

So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?

Four Dead in Ohio
kent state
So What Really Happened at Kent State?


dissent is not treason
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World

Sing Truth to Power

Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

Wilco and Neil Young


Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young


Elton John and Neil Young

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young

Neil Young Nation -
"The definitive Neil Young fan book"

What does the song mean?

Random Neil Young Link of the Moment
I'm Proud to Be A Union Man


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up

Class War:
They Started It and We'll Finish It...

A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"

"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize

John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel


Love and Only Love

"Thinking about what a friend had said,
I was hoping it was a lie"

We're All On
A Journey Through the Past

Neil Young's Moon Songs
Tell Us The F'n TRUTH
(we can handle it... try us)

Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Here Comes "The Big Shift"

Maybe everything you think you know is wrong? NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists

war is not the answer
yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Occupy the Music

Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
~~ Bob Marley

The Essence of "The Doubters"

Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?




(Between the lines of age)

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

~~ John & Paul