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Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 in Review: Year of the Archives

The Penultimate Note of "A Day in the Life"
by Paul McCartney and Neil Young
The Conclusion of the Never Ending Tour

Hyde Park, London, England
Hard Rock Calling 2009 Festival: 6/27/09

Photo by crris b on Photobucket

Neil Young in Auckland, New Zealand: 1/16/09
Photo by SHANE WENZLICK/Fairfax Media


Landing on Water
US Airways 1549, January 15, 2009
"Miracle on the Hudson"

Neil Young's Landing on Water Album Cover, July 1986
Deja Vu: Landing on Water in 2009

Fork In The Road by Neil Young


"Keep on bloggin'
`Til the power goes out
The batteries dead
Twist and shout"

  • New songs on "Fork In the Road" generate a passionate reaction amongst fans while some question the wisdom of Neil Young following his muse.

    Buffalo Springfield's Dewey Martin: 1940 - 2009

    New Thrasher's Wheat Logo
    Logo graphic by Geoff Moore, Silver Moon Art & Design

    Tom Wilkes: 1939 - 2009 - Harvest Album Cover Designer

    Neil Young @ Big Day Out, Melbourne, Australia - 1-26-09
    Photo Gallery by Robert "Stringman"

    February 24, 2009 Archives Release Date Missed... Again :(
    Fan skepticism, pessimism, frustration continues to mount on whether they'll live to see the day of release

    "There's a bailout coming and it's not for you"
    Rip in the Matrix:
    The Global Ponzi Scheme Known as
    Monopolistic Corporate Welfare Capitalism is Finally Exposed

    What Would Neil Young Do?
    Poster by Jeremy Deller
    A Battle Raged on the Open Page: Can You Change Your Mind?

    Denver, CO on 4/27/09
    Photo gallery by Tony Stack on Rock Steady Studios

    "Old Man" - Neil Young and Larry Cragg
    Concert Reviews of Kingston, Ontario, Canada on 4/13/09
    Photo by Jim McQuaid

    Ben Keith, Neil Young, Rick Rosas
    Denver, CO - 4/27/09
    Photo by Tim Rasmussen

    Neil Young - "Lost in Space", St. John's, Newfoundland - 4/7/09, video by RodneyMaxwellFord.

    The first ever live performance of song "Lost in Space" from 1980's Hawks & Doves.

    POTATO HOLE: Booker T, Drive-By Truckers & Neil Young Album

    04-30-2009, Kansas City, Missouri
    Photo by popwreckoning

    New Orleans Jazz Festival Neil Young Concert Reviews: 5/3/09
    Photo galleries by David Grunfeld

    Neil Young @ Antwerpen, Belgium: 6/6/09
    Photo by Roel on Rust Radio

    Neil Young - Antwerp, Belgium - 6/6/09
    Photo by Francesco Lucarelli

    "A Day in the Life"

    München, Germany Neil Young Concert Reviews: 6/17/09
    Photo by Paolo Brillo

    Glastonbury Festival Concert Reviews of Neil Young: 6/26/09
    Photo gallery on BBC

    A Small Miracle in Hyde Park, London
    "Thrashers drunks with their wallets since 2009"

    June 2, 2009
    The Neil Young Archives Volume #1 is Finally Released

    "The Arc of the Covenant"
    "The Holy Grail for Neil Young Fans"
    "The Mother of All Boxsets"

    And I've been waiting for you.
    For such a long time now.

    1st night with Neil Young Archives
    "Museum in a box" writes John R., New York

    Another Fork in the Road: Neil Pulls Plug on Linc-Volt X-Prize Entry

    The Archives Vault
    An Undisclosed Bunker Location

    Behind The Scenes: The Making of The Neil Young Archives

    Guitar World Neil Young Cover Issue:
    Discusses NYA #2?!

    Saturday Night Live Neil Young Rockin
    20th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live Performance of
    "Rockin' In The Free World"

    Sarah McLachlan Foundation Concert with Neil Young and Sheryl Crow
    Photograph by Sam Leung

    Winner of Linc-Volt Video Contest:
    A Happy Chapter for Liza

    Judd on The 6149 with coveted Time Fades Away vinyl

    Neil Young at The Bridge School Concert
    Broken Arrow Magazine - Issue #104
    Photo by Johnny Marr

    (In Memory of Johnny Marr: 1961 - 2009)

    Wardrobe Malfunction
    Farm Aid 2009 Concert Reviews: St. Louis, Missouri, 10/4/09
    Photo by Paul Natkin

    Neil Auctions Harley-Davidson on eBay for Linc-Volt Project
    Chrome & Rust Poster
    Photo by David Warrington
    Story of "Somewhere On A Desert Highway" on

    Inexplicably, Jimmy Fallon Impression of Neil Young as
    "Fresh Prince of Belair" Goes Massively Viral

    Vinyl Box Set - Original Release Series

    Seasons of the Harvest Moon

    Many may recall last January when Steve and his girlfriend Danielle made a request for "Harvest Moon" in Brisbane, Australia. And by some extremely wonderfully little miracle, Neil Young performed "Harvest Moon" that night and it brought a tear of joy for many around the world.

    And then Liza's wish for "Harvest Moon" was granted in Cologne, Germany.

    Gavin's family's wish for "Harvest Moon" fulfilled in Dublin, Ireland.

    "Harvest Moon" goes on to get the full treatment (including Larry Cragg on broom) at 2009 Bridge School Benefit Concert.

    Harvest Moon Live, 1992
    Review: Neil Young's Dreamin' Man

    MusiCares Person of the Year (2010): Neil Young

    Officers of the Order of Canada: Neil Young
    Established as a fellowship that recognizes the achievement of outstanding merit or distinguished service by Canadians, through life-long contributions in every field of endeavour, and who made a major difference to Canada, as well as made the world better by their actions. Membership is thus accorded to those who exemplify the order's Latin motto, taken from Hebrews 11:16, desiderantes meliorem patriam, meaning "they desire a better country."

    Heidi's dog Whiskey admires NYA
    (Note: For scale purposes, this is a 5', 300 lb dog)

    Pegi & Neil Young
    Thoughts on Bridge School Benefit Weekend 2009

    Just another amazing year for Neil fans. Funny, but that's what we said about 2008, calling it the year of the Blu-Ray & LincVolt. This year we hesitated for a moment on whether this was the Year of Harvest Moon or The Archives. A tough call on a personal level, but -- undoubtedly - 2009 will always be known -- for all of time -- as the Year of the Archives.

    And another wonderful year for us here at Thrasher's Wheat where we're celebrating our 13th year on the web, 16 years as a Rustie, and 21 year as a Society member! And in a milestone, the TW Platform sustained the highest traffic load in the site's history. So, thanks everyone for supporting Thrasher's Wheat!

    See you in 2010!

    Happy New Year!

    Be the rain, be the sea change, be the wheat.

    Joe the Blogger
    ps - thanks Archives Guy & Shakey Pix crew for everything!


    At 12/28/2009 09:18:00 AM, Anonymous Brian Robbins said...

    What I really want to say is, I’ve enjoyed connecting with you over the airwaves here this year through the bad (RIP Jay Bennett) and the good (the flood of NYA releases, for instance).

    To paraphrase Bill Graham’s quote about the Dead from years ago: you’re not only the best at what you do – you’re the only one that does what you do. Your labor of love doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated, Thrasher. Thanks for making it all happen.

    Happy Everything, man -

    At 12/28/2009 10:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    There's a world you're living in
    No one else has your part
    All God's children in the wind
    Take it in and blow hard.

    "YOT" (year of Thrasher)

    Thanks for ALL the goodies T.

    -Not Rotten Johnny

    (ps ARCHIVES on the way 12.30.09)

    At 12/28/2009 11:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well done Thrasher! Another great year of sharing you passion with the world.


    At 12/28/2009 11:32:00 AM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

    Whew....what a year!
    No wonder I'm so exhausted.

    Plenty of more musical adventures ahead in 2010.

    wishing the happiest of New Years to Thrasher and all the readers of Thrashers Wheat from the entire Archives team.

    -Archives Guy

    At 12/28/2009 11:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You are a class act in every sense of the word ... the quality of your site is truly befitting of Neil and that's a tough (if not almost impossible)standard to meet - but you meet it. You've constantly delighted the 96%ers while gracefully managing the 4%ers... The fact Archives Guy has chosen your site to grace us with his presence says a lot - either its a validation from Neil himself or at least from his team! The whole archives experience has been a blast thanks to your site and the interaction with AG...The Neil experience the past couple years has been tremendous and your site adds an essential element - a whole other dimention - so much so that for me it has become an essential component of the Neil experience -- its hard to imagine (and I hope we never have to) this whole Neil trip without your site ... hats off to your Thrasher (and Thrashette) this labor of love is a real gem. Thanks for another great year on TW and wishing you many more!
    Happy New Year,

    At 12/28/2009 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sorry, meant to say,
    hats off to you Thrasher (and Thrashette)

    At 12/28/2009 03:14:00 PM, Blogger yourisaforever said...

    Thanks Thrasher/Thrashette for existing and doing what you do!Keep on Rocking 2010!

    At 12/28/2009 03:58:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

    Thrash, when you review 2009 in that perspective,reflecting with images like certainly WAS a busy year for both Neil and his much to much to do.

    To the highs of his live concert tours, to the sad lows of the loss of family and love ones across the globe,09 has been an extremely busy year for a wheatie.

    No one could complain that Neil has not tried to's just that some are more appreciative then others.

    For me ,personally finding this site at the start of the year and enjoying the comments, stories and banter that fellow wheaties have given, has been my personal highlight. I had no idea that there are so many passionate Neil fans out there!

    So Thrash, even though I seem to "piss" you off coming here and my comments and observations aren't everyone's cup of tea, I've really enjoyed and appreciate the effort you go to make this site as enjoyable as it is..deletions and all!

    May I take this opportunity to wish you, and your better half, all the best for 2010 and wait with eagerness at Neil's next little surprise packet.

    Just a line from my now favourite Neil song.....

    "I was thinkin' about you and me"
    gettin'on... and bloggin free!!

    Happy new year
    luv doc

    At 12/28/2009 06:49:00 PM, Blogger designschicago said...

    Great job, Thrasher. Thanks for all your hard work.

    My, that's one fine looking dog! : D

    At 12/28/2009 07:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ....hoping for a slew of BluRay Live downloads in 2010....


    At 12/28/2009 08:41:00 PM, Anonymous expecting2fly said...

    Great retrospective, Thrasher! Wow what a year for a Neil Young fan. Thanks for bringing it all home here.


    At 12/29/2009 01:30:00 AM, Blogger CCTB said...

    Thank you Thrashers Wheat for equally digging the big guy. Many more years.....................................

    At 12/29/2009 01:34:00 AM, Blogger CCTB said...

    Thanks Thrasher for this great forum.

    At 12/29/2009 03:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    A very nice website dedicated to a brilliant songwriter guitarist, human.

    I just relived the photographic memories of the Sidney Myer concert in Melbourne, Australia.
    A brilliant night 40plus degrees Celcius down close to the stage. The great man in shorts looking like he was having a great time entertaining the masses.

    Seeing both Old Black and the White Gretch on the same night was a highlight.

    Still get a buzz just thinking about the party atmostphere of the fans that night, big smiles everyone enjoying the moment.

    Thanks again, Justin from downunder

    At 12/29/2009 06:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a year indeed!

    And the thing is, without you and your site, Thrasher, it wouldn't have been nearly as good!

    Just imagine! No Archives Guy chats! No banter amongst fellow visitors! Hell, I probably wouldn't have even known Neil Young was coming to my home city of Aberdeen if it wasn't for visiting your site! And that would have been the end of the world for me...

    So thanks for everything you've done Thrasher!

    And after reading that comment from Archives Guy up above, I'm even more excited about 2010 now. Not sure if it could ever beat 2009, unless Neil pays the UK another visit, but you never can tell :-)

    So THANK-YOU Neil for a fantastic year. THANK-YOU Archives Guy for keeping us up to date. And once again THANK-YOU Thrasher for still bloggin'!

    Happy New Year to you all!


    Davie from Scotland

    At 12/29/2009 08:12:00 AM, Blogger andrea1bianco said...

    I don't wanna think to the 2009 like a single year, but like the end of a cycle, the archives vol.1 cycle.This cycle is begun with Chrome Dreams II and the following, wonderful winter tours, masterly filmed by Jonathan Demme.You know the rest of history. The wonderful and underrated Dreaming Man Live(maybe the best release of the year)terminates this cycle.I'd like underline the great work of the Neil crew on recording ,mixing and mastering these recordings. Since the times of Massey Hall, the Neil voice is never looked so clear, crystalline as in Dreaming Man.
    I'd like thank also Thrasher for the timely dedication to the site and The Archives Team for the patience on listening to all our heavy ramblings.
    Andrea."So Tired"

    At 12/29/2009 08:59:00 AM, Anonymous SONY said...

    "Nobody does it better
    Makes me feel sad for the rest
    Nobody does it half as good as you
    Baby, you're the best"

    Thrash - You AND Neil had VERY strong years. Thanks buck, you and this site are the best. 'Looking Forward' for encore performances for 2010.

    At 12/29/2009 08:59:00 AM, Blogger Tweck9 said...

    Hey Thrasher! Thanks for providing us with this great informational resource, excellent discussion forum, and wonderful way to keep tabs on what's happening with Neil! Keep it up!

    Now, here's to hoping that 2010 is the Year of Toast!

    Prediction: Toast is released, goes multi-platinum, breaks records, the world gasps in awe.

    At 12/29/2009 09:32:00 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

    Thrasher, what a great honor to be part of this retrospective, thank you so much.
    Also thank you to Archives Guy and his team for the good wishes for 2010 and the announcement for more musical adventures to come.
    Thank you, Thrasher, for this site and your work.

    Happy New Year to all of you

    At 12/29/2009 04:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just reading through this retrospective and remembering what an amazing year it`s been for all of us Neil fans. Neil continues to surprise and delight us all with such energy, drive and innovation.
    Neil Never Sleeps! And probably neither do his team or his bandmates!

    My personal highlight was that I was lucky enough to attend the Hyde Park concert in June, with the epic DBTR, the weird "you`re very quiet, I hope you`re not thinking...." from Neil, and the mindblowing finale of ADITL with the surprise appearance of Macca himself. Wow!

    Thank-you so much Thrasher and Thrashette for being here thoughout it all, the highs, the lows, the fun, and even the fights!
    If 2010 is anywhere near being such a good year no-one will have anything to complain about.

    Thrasher`s Wheat - like a waterwashed diamond in a river of sin.......

    Happy New Year everyone!

    Luv, Jill (keep on bloggin`....!)

    At 12/29/2009 05:15:00 PM, Blogger RICK RANGEL said...


    At 12/29/2009 07:24:00 PM, Anonymous BigChief said...

    I echo Dan's sentiments. What else can be said. Your site and the labor of love in your effort to provide the Neil community a forum to exchange opinions and and everything else Neil related has no peer. In my opinion, your site stands alone, in that if its Neil related , old or new, if it can't be found on 'Thrashers Wheat', it doesn't exist. I'm certain that Neil and his staff recognise the value and no doubt, as in the case of A.G. on the subject of N.Y.A's, your site was very instrumental in helping us through the Archives experience. It was an ironic situation where a fan-site became a valuable consultation firm that proved to be very successful in helping to launch a new product in the market place, while at the same time making adjustments to the product based on feedback from posts while offering suggestions on what format would be best suited for the serious audio-videophile, while making it available in other forms to suit just about everybodys financial stuation.I believe that the final decisions as to what packages were made available were no doubt influenced by feedback from posts on this site which were closely monitered by record executives, if not by Neil himself, using this site as a valuable marketing tool while at the same time providing much information to us as well. So thank you, Thrasher, for doing all that you do behind the scenes to make all of this available to the Neil community. I used to consider myself to be amongst one of Neil Youngs biggest fans, however, the likes of me pale in comparison to the passion you must have to commit to the full time effort that it takes to keep this thing going 24/7 without even a hint of burn-out, may you and 'Thrashette' have a healthy and prospherous 2010!

    At 12/29/2009 07:29:00 PM, Anonymous BigChief said...

    .... PROSPEROUS !

    At 12/29/2009 09:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    prospherous works too.

    At 12/30/2009 06:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Haha until the comment a few above mine, I'd totally forgotten about "You're awfully quiet... surely you're not thinking.... SURELY you're not thinking?" at Hyde Park!

    Still blinded by Paul McCartney, I guess...


    Davie from Scotland

    At 12/30/2009 07:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a fitting end to this year (see article below), - apparently this New Years comes with a blue moon, the first in 17 years.
    Happy New Year,

    LOS ANGELES – Once in a blue moon there is one on New Year's Eve. Revelers ringing in 2010 will be treated to a so-called blue moon. According to popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a month. But don't expect it to be blue — the name has nothing to do with the color of our closest celestial neighbor.
    A full moon occurred on Dec. 2. It will appear again on Thursday in time for the New Year's countdown.
    "If you're in Times Square, you'll see the full moon right above you. It's going to be that brilliant," said Jack Horkheimer, director emeritus of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium and host of a weekly astronomy TV show.
    The New Year's Eve blue moon will be visible in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Africa. For partygoers in Australia and Asia, the full moon does not show up until New Year's Day, making January a blue moon month for them.
    However, the Eastern Hemisphere can celebrate with a partial lunar eclipse on New Year's Eve when part of the moon enters the Earth's shadow. The eclipse will not be visible in the Americas.
    A full moon occurs every 29.5 days, and most years have 12. On average, an extra full moon in a month — a blue moon — occurs every 2.5 years. The last time there was a lunar double take was in May 2007. New Year's Eve blue moons are rarer, occurring every 19 years. The last time was in 1990; the next one won't come again until 2028.
    Blue moons have no astronomical significance, said Greg Laughlin, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
    "`Blue moon' is just a name in the same sense as a `hunter's moon' or a `harvest moon,'" Laughlin said in an e-mail.
    The popular definition of blue moon came about after a writer for Sky & Telescope magazine in 1946 misinterpreted the Maine Farmer's Almanac and labeled a blue moon as the second full moon in a month. In fact, the almanac defined a blue moon as the third full moon in a season with four full moons, not the usual three.
    Though Sky & Telescope corrected the error decades later, the definition caught on. For purists, however, this New Year's Eve full moon doesn't even qualify as a blue moon. It's just the first full moon of the winter season.
    In a tongue-in-cheek essay posted on the magazine's Web site this week, senior contributing editor Kelly Beatty wrote: "If skies are clear when I'm out celebrating, I'll take a peek at that brilliant orb as it rises over the Boston skyline to see if it's an icy shade of blue. Or maybe I'll just howl."

    At 12/30/2009 10:29:00 PM, Blogger ShittyHorse said...

    What A YEAR! Lets all hope 2010 is even better! I think it will. This is great site- there must be a reason why Neil's people choose to communicate with fans via Thrasher's Wheat...theres no better Neil site! Thanks Thrasher for all the hard work making this site so great. Keep fighting the good fight!
    Neil, thanks for ALWAYS KEEPING IT REAL! Keep the archives and new music coming in 2010- keep on Rocking!
    Happy NEW YEAR!

    At 12/31/2009 12:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nice review Thrasher. You can also add the Order of Canada.

    Landing on Water

    At 12/31/2009 12:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you for all that you do, TW. Your hard work is greatly appreciated by this Neil Young fan. Can't wait to explore Archives Vol. 2 in 2011 with the community.

    At 12/31/2009 07:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thrash, you created a good blog. Nice work.

    Regarding the Archives, hate to say it, but in my opinion it's a very over-hyped piece of work by Neil.

    I'd prefer more music, less visuals, and i don't like spending money twice on the same product.

    Neil has a chance to improve things for Vol 2...let's see if he does.


    At 12/31/2009 12:40:00 PM, Anonymous Judd6149 said...

    Thrasher: Great job in 2009. You have been as generous as Neil has been prolific. What a year for being a Neil fan.

    "Thanks for all the turn-ons. Eat a peach for the new year"


    At 12/31/2009 12:52:00 PM, Anonymous MARIAN M. said...


    Thank you for a wonderful year of Thrasher's Wheat!!!

    As I've said before, you made the wait for Archives Volume I bearable with the "Hell Freezes Over" countdown.

    Also, thanks so much for letting us know about Neil Young Trunk Show at Lincoln Center on 01/15/10. I've got my ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All the best to you and your loved ones.

    Have a very prosperous New Year!

    Marian M.

    At 12/31/2009 03:02:00 PM, Blogger Greg McGarvey said...

    thanks for your work

    we are so lucky to be able to follow Neil's career at this time. i'm glad i get to overlap with it.

    and thanks for the behind-the-scenes information and good humor, Archives: Guy Edition.

    At 12/31/2009 03:11:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Yesterday i was listening to Broken Arrow and i rediscovered Loose Change.I had never listened it that loud.Try it my rusty friends...Neil you must bring back the Horse in 2011.

    Peace & love...

    At 12/31/2009 03:18:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    I mean to write 2010 of course

    At 12/31/2009 04:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Then 2

    At 12/31/2009 05:26:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

    HAPPY NEW YEARS Wheaties! from Doc down under!!...
    DECADE 2...


    At 12/31/2009 06:44:00 PM, Blogger sugarmtn said...


    It's been quite a year.

    Thanks for running such a great site.

    Keep on bloggin,

    At 12/31/2009 08:18:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Thrasher -

    Thanks for the fantastic year end overview, and the doubly fantastic website.

    As exciting a year as it's been, the recent release of Dreamin' Man had me so focused that I had forgotten how much Neil fun we had year 'round!

    That said, Dreamin' Man was a great year-end gift from Neil. I attended a show at the opening of the tour, and this release really drives home what a great song cycle that was for Neil.

    Thanks also to Archives Guy for rolling with the punches when things a little hot around here at the time of the Archives release. The Archives info was always informative.

    Cheers, and here's to a great 2010!

    At 12/31/2009 10:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


    It's a robust time, probably the most fertile time for the underground and for revolution since Nixon.
    -- n young; 6/5/03, The Guardian.

    Lets go >------>

    E a V n E o R n Y m O u N s E


    At 1/01/2010 12:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    aNdThenTHere was 1/1/10

    At 1/01/2010 06:16:00 AM, Anonymous Crazy Bear said...

    Happy new year to all !!
    And thanks to Thrasher for his nice job !
    Keep on bloggin' and rockin' in a free world

    At 1/01/2010 08:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    As I was gazing up at the Blue Moon last night and making out my cosmic wish list for 2010 (world peace, an end to poverty, save the planet, etc), one thought just kept coming back to me -

    Please, please Neil come dancing across the water back to the UK again this year!! And bring the Horse with you!!

    Happy New Year everyone, let`s hope it`s a good `un!

    Luv, Jill

    At 1/01/2010 04:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    wicked good job tw

    archive guy - merci beaucoup

    happy 2010

    old sound man

    At 1/02/2010 08:03:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

    "EaVnEoRnYmOuNsE".... Interesting

    So,the Y is shared in your Ynuogism by both words...I bet you're good at cryptic crosswords!.
    try this one....


    At 1/02/2010 08:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just thinking that if everyone/anonymous got involved maybe this revolution could occur. and that we gotta be together to get it done. time's fading away around here for it.

    At 1/02/2010 01:03:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Lady Gaga sings Neil !

    At 1/02/2010 10:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Such a great year.

    I'm very thankful for being a NY fan. And that includes the person too, not only the musician.

    Thank you Thrasher.

    Greetings from Brazil.

    At 1/04/2010 12:01:00 AM, Blogger ShittyHorse said...

    wooohooo... revolution!

    CRAZY HORSE! Neil, time to pull the Horse from the stable...they've been out to pasture too long!


    At 1/04/2010 06:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Neil, bring back the Horse in 2010 !
    Paco, from Almeria

    At 1/04/2010 10:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well, some good news for Pearl Jam fans in the UK at least - they will be headlining at Hard Rock Calling on 25th June and are likely to appear at some of the Summer festivals.

    luv Jill (keep on bloggin` in 2010)

    At 1/08/2010 08:41:00 PM, Blogger Crris said...

    2009 was a great Neil year wasn't it:)
    Thrasher,we all owe you a big debt of thanks for your work, even if it is a labour of love :)

    At 1/09/2010 08:01:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

    Well,2009 is over and Now it's time to present Thrash's awards for the year gone by:

    The "I'm writing another novel but I'll get comment of the moment" award" goes to...DI Kertis!... gongrats DI well deserved. lol

    The "Where have I gone to award" goes to: Mother Nature on the Run!
    (Where ARE you Mother?)

    The "Year of the Horse" Award goes to: SHITTY of course.

    The "I'm not sure who I am award" goes to: Pinto...Or.. Flounder?
    Excellent choice Thrash lol

    The "truly, lovely person award" goes to: Liza!
    You won that hands down! Seriously Liza, All the best for 2010. Keep your head up and your memories strong!!

    The "I am woman, watch me.. bro" award.... is shared by all the female bloggers that come to the wheat! Karen, Jill(still bloggin') and all the other beautiful women I've blogged (with).

    The "good sport award"..Unaminous!
    This Award goes to Thrasher! Without which this ceremony could not be possible!

    The "Cher's better Half award" goes to: Sony! I can relate to your comments, all the best!

    And finally "the Pain in the arse" award goes to: Guess Who?

    Luv Doc


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    "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


    Official Neil Young News Site

    The Bridge School

    The Bridge School Concerts
    25th Anniversary Edition

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

    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
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    Neil Young Songbook Project

    In the fields of wheat

    "Children of Destiny" will NOT be harvested
    However, the chaff will be burned by unquenchable fire

    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.


    "There's more to the picture
    Than meets the eye"



    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 & Have A Life

    "Everything Is Bullshit" +
    "Turn Off The News"
    Turn Off the News (Build a Garden)

    Neil Young 2016 Year in Review:
    The Year of The Wheat

    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

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    Bob and Neil

    So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?

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

    The Four Dead in Ohio

    May The FOUR Be With You #MayThe4thBeWithYou


    dissent is not treason
    Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

    Rockin' In The Free World

    Sing Truth to Power!
    When Neil Young Speaks Truth To Power,
    The World Listens

    Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

    Wilco and Neil Young


    Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young


    Elton John and Neil Young

    Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young


    The Meaning of "Sweet Home Alabama" Lyrics

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

    What does the song mean?

    Random Neil Young Link of the Moment

    Bonnie Raitt and Neil Young

    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?"
    Full Disclousre Now

    "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."
    ... and symbolism will be their downfall...

    Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
    Be The Rain, Be The Change

    the truth will set you free
    This Machine Kills Fascists

    "Children of Destiny" - THE Part of THE Solution

    (Frame from Official Music Video)

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

    "greed is NOT good"
    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

    Even Though The Music Died 50+ Years Ago
    Open Up the "Tired Eyes" & Wake up!
    "consciousness is near"
    What's So Funny About
    Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?


    Show Me A Sign

    "Who is John Galt?"
    To ask the question is to know the answer

    "Whosoever shall give up his liberty for a temporary security
    deserves neither liberty nor safety."

    ~~ Benjamin Franklin


    (Between the lines of age)

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

    ~~ John & Paul

    the zen of neil
    the power of rust
    the karma of the wheat