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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays and Christmas in June

The Lone Red Rider Opens the Neil Young Archives

For so many Neil Young fans, Christmas (or insert preferred holiday) arrived earlier this year in June.

In certainly the most amazing musical adventure of all time, the incredible adrenaline rush of simply holding the box itself was comparable to opening up presents on Christmas morning as a child.

During this season, we're hearing that many more Neil fans will be finding a big box under the tree. So if you do find a little box at the top of the stairs, have your loved one nearby with a camera -- like LRR above -- to capture all of the smiles of joy and eager anticipation.

Lone Red Rider's video is a wonderful reminder of June 1 here at Thrasher's Wheat. And we must say that Ms. LRR does an outstanding job here with all of her camera work and curiosity.

2009. What a great year to be a Neil fan. Thanks Lone Red Rider and all of the tremendous work on the ever indispensable A Guide To The Neil Young Archives -- another true fan resource.

Happy Holidays to all around the world for your support!!!

peace & love,
Thrasher & Thrashette

ps - Thanks to all the Shakey Pix & LV folks for an awesome 2009!


At 12/23/2009 12:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seasons Greetings to you too Thrasher and Thrashette.

Have a nice 2010.

An Ol' Homesteader

At 12/23/2009 01:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was great Omar. Wish my wife was as interested. Good for you both.


At 12/23/2009 02:02:00 PM, Anonymous expecting2fly said...

Heartfelt season's greetings to Thrasher and Thrashette. Thanks for all you do to make Thrasher's Wheat what it is all year long. But oops, I forgot to film myself downloading from Amazon only the Archives tracks I wanted. If only I could have done that for Decade...


At 12/23/2009 06:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher/Thrashette and all Wheats:

Have a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear


At 12/23/2009 09:48:00 PM, Anonymous LRR said...

Thanks Thrasher. It's been great to have been a part of this community this past year. From constructing a speculative track listing to locating hidden tracks, the obsession played out to it's fullest extent. And yes...I am thankful that Ride-ette doesn't give me too much of a hard time about it (until I zone out on baby duties). Peace and best wishes for a great 2010 to all.

At 12/23/2009 09:51:00 PM, Blogger Shadow said...

Happy Holiday Thrasher thanks for a great site . Happy Holidays to all the rusties and Neil and his crew that look in like Archive Guy .

The Searcher

At 12/23/2009 10:20:00 PM, Anonymous expecting2fly said...

Ya know, I'm thinking about importance of moments in Neil's career that really carry the moment for me. Archives?? naahhhh. No way. I'm thinking about the first time I played After The Goldrush on an old creaky stereo that belonged to my parents. Oh man, what a moment. American Stars N Bars on the first record player I could find. Ding...good one! I love listening what he's into on any given tour up to including his latest. Great stuff. Archives? Yeah, I love the look at and listen to tracks I haven't yet heard. But please don't ask me to buy yet again the tracks I already have purchased. Thanks.


At 12/24/2009 03:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 12/24/2009 07:48:00 AM, Anonymous MARIAN M. said...


It definitely was Christmas in June and has continued every day since.

I'm always listening or watching one of the disks. I have a special fondness for the first one.

I so love "my little box at the top of the stairs."

Dreamin' Man is another awesome Christmas present. I love listening to this late at night. The sound is so pure.

I wish you and your loved ones the happiest of Holidays.

Marian M.

At 12/24/2009 08:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

merry xmas to everybody!

Matt 'Painter'

At 12/24/2009 09:09:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...


You know it always surprised me that you pre-ordered NYA and then canceled. But that's alright ma. That he not busy being born is busy dying. ;)

But what's really great is that we can disagree violently on the subject and still be best buds.

Have a very merry one & a super 2010!


At 12/24/2009 09:38:00 AM, Anonymous SONY said...

And there also was also born on Christmas morn one praised and scorned by men.

A lttle different impact than Neils.

Merry Christmas to all.

Happey Neil Year as well

At 12/24/2009 10:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Thrasher & Thrashette & Neil & Pegi! Thanks T&T for the great site and all your time and work. Thanks N&P for touring and giving so much! Peace and Love!

Keep on Rockin' and Bloggin' in 2010.

Because Sound Matters

At 12/24/2009 11:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep Censoring Thrash. you are a great american.

neil wrote songs about you, and tricky dick nixon.


At 12/24/2009 01:40:00 PM, Blogger ShittyHorse said...

MUUUURRY CHRISTMAS!!!Happy Holidays! Happy Christmas, Seasons Greetings, Happy Kuanza!, Happy Hanukkah!, Feliz Navidad!, buon natale!, Happy Festivus (for the rest of us)!
Lets put all our bitching behind us and remember we are the lucky ones.Some people have nothing, Some very young people are fighting in two wars on Christmas!
Lets remember them, appreciate that a lot of us were able to spend $200.- $300. + to buy the Archives, blu ray players, stereos and hi-def TVS, etc, plus dreaming Man and remastered albums. I'm pretty sure I'm getting some re-mastered vinyl tomorrow! Cant wait! I know I'm lucky this holiday season and I wish you all the same or continued good fortune during these tough times. Lets hope 2010 is even better!
Happy Holidays thrasher and thrashette, Archives guy, Doc, LRR, expecting2fly, MARIAN M.,sony, Matt, Mike, our good friend Anonymous, and everyone else I'm sure I'm forgetting. And of course Neil, Pegi and family!
Merry Christmas!

At 12/24/2009 02:30:00 PM, Blogger andrea1bianco said...

Great and funny video, Omar!
Merry Christmas.

At 12/24/2009 05:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a heartwarming video from LRR and Mrs LRR - thank you, and thanks Thrasher!

Merry Xmas to all at TW International HQ, Neil and Pegi, and all the Wheats,and many, many thanks for making this such a great site. The Best!

Stay safe and try to remember Peace!

luv Jill (keep on blogging in the New Year!)

At 12/24/2009 07:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night...

...well, someone had to say it!


Davie from Scotland

At 12/25/2009 03:10:00 PM, Anonymous Liza said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Thrasher and Thrashette and of course to Neil and Pegi and to the worldwide Neil-Community.
My sons had the biggest suprise present for me, the Archives DVD Box Set, I still can't believe it.....I'm so stunned...

Love, Liza

At 12/25/2009 03:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Spirit come back to me.
Give me strength and set me free.
Help me find the magic in my heart!"

Hoping we all find the magic!graphou

At 12/25/2009 03:50:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

Just thought I'd pen a little Ditty for Thrash to delete, its called:


Christmas comes but once a year
But why do people live in fear?

Love your Neighbour
Far and near

Don't wait till Christmas
To shout a beer!

Hear my message, loud and clear
Don't wait till Christmas
To shed a tear

Why do people have so much hate?
So much anger, I can't relate

Love thy neighbour,it's not that hard
Even a simple, Christmas card!

Could change the life of someone sad
Show some love, it's not that bad!

It's only Christmas once a year
So let's join hands and give a cheer!

No more fights and no more war
Peace on Earth! it's easy I'm sure

No matter what race,colour or creed
Now IS the time, to plant the seed!

Our Mother Earth is doin' it hard
From quakes to flooding
To burnt and charred!

We need to act and work as one
To save our planet, beneath our Sun

Our pollies and greenies
are not our saviour

We've ALL got to stop!
This misbehaviour!

Yeah, Christmas comes but once a year
But without this hope
We'll pay so dear!

I preach this message
To my fellow man

To save our Earth!!
I think we can!!

Luv Doc 2009

Merry christmas Wheaties!

At 12/25/2009 06:38:00 PM, Anonymous Bonzo said...

I LOVE my box set!!!

Thanks soooo much Neil!


At 12/25/2009 06:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just finished watching Heart of Gold DVD with the family & inlaws.

Surprisingly, it was the only time this holiday that everybody sat still in the same room for so long.

Neil Young -- keeping families together for the holidays.

On the beach in Brighton

At 12/25/2009 10:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Santa, Blue Ray player under the tree today. Archives tomorrow.

- Not Rotten Johnny

At 12/26/2009 04:21:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

Nothin' will ever change will it Thrash?,..sad really..I had so much to offer.

Merry Xmas Wheaties


At 12/27/2009 06:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2010 starts here:

Special Screening of Neil Young Trunk Show,
Lincoln Center NYC, Friday January 15, 2010.



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