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Saturday, June 26, 2010

3rd Leg of Twisted Road Goes to Gulf of Mexico

A 3rd leg of Neil Young's "Twisted Road" concert tour has been announced.

Only one date listed so far on Hollywood, Florida on September 23.

From N Y Times:

September 23 at the HARD ROCK in Hollywood Florida is now confirmed. Tickets are already on sale. Other dates will be announced that are surrounding this show in Florida and on the Gulf Coast. Theaters in cities on the Gulf Coast are being checked for availability. We will be announcing these tour dates as they are officially confirmed. I am looking forward to playing Florida and the Gulf Coast.

This leg of the tour may well prove to be most fascinating.

Neil has already indicated that "Vampire Blues" may be part of the setlist. With mother nature on the run in the 21st century, maybe it's time to listen. As Sun Green would say, "we've got a job to do, we've got to save the Gulf of Mexico."

More on Leg #1 & #2 of Neil Young's "Twisted Road" concert tour.

"Look At Mother Nature On The Run In The 21st Century"


At 6/26/2010 10:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would be cool if he did a benefit concert down there of donated 10% of the seats to fisherman and rig workers who lost their livelihood, but easy for me to reach in Neil's pocket and try to give away the money.

At 6/26/2010 11:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vampire Blues is particularly relevant again but so is "Be the Rain". Love to see Neil park the Linc Volt and get out his trusty steed to carry him down the rest of the twisted road.

Hope he uses that amazing FB profile shot as the album cover for Twisted Road.

Holden Grumby

At 6/27/2010 12:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! You guys crack me up. I actually had a comment deleted and, it just so happened to be a response to doc. It had something to do with the fact that it was a good thing doc had medical knowledge as it might come in handy in order to reattach a certain body part. It was a joke, not a terrorist threat. But I learned my lesson!! Anyhow, maybe Thrash could create a section just for all of doc's deleted comments. Ha!

But, back to the reason we are all here, can't wait to find out the locations for the 3rd leg of the tour. Hope it is somewhere I can reasonably get to. The Ryman show was amazing. It will be interesting to see how the show evolves.

Take care, love, Sandy Horne

At 6/27/2010 06:19:00 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

If the horse comes to florida, I think my head may explode from sheer joy! Ive never gotten to see them (too young) and I had basically come to terms with that. I made it up to Atlanta to see Neil for the first time, and I couldn't help but think about how the horse would sound behind those songs, especially "hitchhiker".

Thanks Neil :)

At 6/28/2010 11:31:00 AM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

I only visit occasionally here and even I have come to sort of dislike doc's endless comments. I mean they just never ever stop. A comment should be when someone actually has something to say, right?

At 6/28/2010 11:45:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Jonathan: Thanks, yes, agree.

It's called TW because the whole concept is to separate the wheat from the chaff. To maintain a high signal:noise ratio.

Simple -- egregious chaff is deleted.

At 6/28/2010 04:14:00 PM, Anonymous richard said...

This is disingenuous pish. If Neil Young stands for anything then it is surely freedom of expression and thought. Sadly if we want to know what is going on, Mr Young and his acolytes seem to have condemned us to getting information from a site run by a fascist who does not recognise free speech. Fair comment is ridiculed or deleted. This site is the preserve of - see no, hear no, speak no - criticism of Neil - this has gone to such an extent that good old Doc who hardly ever seems to utter a cross word is treated with contempt simply because he exists.
Neil, none of this is good enough. Why not use has the main source of up-to-date information and leave the intolerant who hosts this site, to flounder.

Richard. Glasgow, Scotland.

At 6/28/2010 04:15:00 PM, Anonymous Richard said...

This is disingenuous pish. If Neil Young stands for anything then it is surely freedom of expression and thought. Sadly if we want to know what is going on, Mr Young and his acolytes seem to have condemned us to getting information from a site run by a fascist who does not recognise free speech. Fair comment is ridiculed or deleted. This site is the preserve of - see no, hear no, speak no - criticism of Neil - this has gone to such an extent that good old Doc who hardly ever seems to utter a cross word is treated with contempt simply because he exists.
Neil, none of this is good enough. Why not use has the main source of up-to-date information and leave the intolerant who hosts this site, to flounder.

Richard. Glasgow, Scotland.

At 6/28/2010 04:30:00 PM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

It's THRASHER'S blog for crying out loud. When Doc sets up and runs a fanpage for Neil, then he can do as he pleases with any and all comments - if there's room left for anyone besides Doc to comment. Until then, Thrasher will continue to monitor HIS blog as he sees fit. Get over it.

At 6/28/2010 04:31:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Richard - oh please. really?

You know that is patently false and exactly the type of comment that gets deleted which is designed to nothing more than try and harsh my mellow.

You know that fair comment isn't ridiculed or deleted.

I challenge you to provide specifics.

Go back and look at all the criticism of Greendale. Or LWW/FoS tour.


it seems that no matter what Neil does, there's a vociferous minority bashing away and they've been allowed a platform here.

Seriously. Just look at the reviews from TR.

Go read Comments Policy , provide some specifics in the comments on that thread and I'll be happy to address.


At 6/28/2010 05:31:00 PM, Anonymous Richard said...


Thanks for prompt response and apologies if I've gone over the top.

I first got into Neil Young In January 1971 at the age of 16 when i saw the first transmission of the BBC In Concert tape. I have been a fan ever since. I have been fortunate enough to see Neil live all over the UK plus Europe and in the States on many occasions. I have got every track in every format that I can lay my hands on. I love rock'n'roll and i'm always looking for the next best thing but Neil Young has been my main man for the last 39 years and i can't see that changing. That said I can recognise the "wheat from the chaff" and call it for what it is. FITR was certainly the latter, LWW has a handful of great tracks and a handful which needed a bit more work and thought and Greendale is almost brilliant but lyrically needs a good edit.
I am recuperating at present after a little surgery and have been confined to home for a few weeks which put an end to my planned trip to Washington to catch a Twisted Road show. Instead I downloaded the Albany show and I have played it incessantly over the last 6 weeks. I think the Twisted Road shows are a spectacular return to form. Any one of these shows would make a wonderful, moving intimate album. The trilogy of You Never Call, Peaceful Valley and Love and War is the most moving sequence Neil has done since side 2 of On the Beach.
While convalescing I have followed the comments on this site with incredulity. Endless piffle about ticket prices, length of the show, whether he talked or not, quality of songs - most of it quite beyond belief. Anyone who really enjoys Neil Young cannot have any complaints however I appreciate that, in the main, this site has carried unfavourable comment. For me Twisted Road 1 was a wonderful tour- Neil at his very best.
My point is that I don't like censorship. I want everyone to be free to say what they think and feel and I don't want to believe that a site I enjoy is edited to protect my sensitivities. Doc, with his endless jovial remarks is probably a guy i would cross a bar to avoid but I believe his passion for Neil Young's music is as strong as mine and I don't want to feel that I cannot get that vibe from him because somebody else, site host or not, decides to censor his views or the views of anyone else for that matter.

Richard Glasgow,Scotland.

At 6/28/2010 05:39:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

Dear John(athon),
Yes, this is a 'dear john' letter

Now, I'm really going to be courteous and respectful here, just as this site deserves.

Now, I'm going to have my say just as every other wheatie has..remember freedom of speech

Let's get a few things straight... like the facts:

1. I visit the wheat because I'm a passionate Neil fan

2.Yes, I do make comment usually spontaneously on the subject in question

3.My so called 'endless comments'?
hmmm... that's interesting
Show me a comment that I've made
(unless it was a smart arse retort to a troll) where I've have been offensive, disrespectful,rude or arrogant?
(Most of my comments you probably would not of even read as thrash usually deletes them anyway.)

4. I go on as "registered", so that if anyone is not interested in reading my contribution, they can see that is me and just ignore it.

5. I'm NOT some sort of venomous ,spiteful 'troll' with some sort of hidden agenda..I'm just someone that enjoys the interaction of other Neil fans on a wonderful site sharing their passion and experiences.

6. Obviously, my "so called" sense of humour in some of my 'tongue in cheek' comments doesn't appeal to everyone as I'm sure some of the other commenters can attest to...
but I'm sure not everybody's comments are either.

7.Yes, it is Thrasher's blog ,as I have said on NUMEROUS occasions and I respect that.

8. Yes Jonathon, you DO only visit occasinally and I respect that.

9.doc's 'endless comments' as you say, that never stop. I don't think I visit any more than any othe 'regular'. I don't comment on EVERY topic..but yes I do comment often when "I have something to say"..funny ,I thought it was a blog site to comment openly?

10."if there is room left for anyone else to comment other than doc"....didn't know I had a monopoly on the amount of daily curfewed comments.

Finally, this is only the second time you have really hurt me with an opinion of my personality Thrash. First time was when you called me a 'sock puppet' and now to call me "chaff" is unfair and hurtful.
Look I've got the skin of a rhino. but certain things cut deep.

Yep. I might be 'egregious'...I'd say more 'gregarious'... but never spiteful!

This IS my personality and if I'm not anal with my comments I apologise.

Alls I ever wanted to do was participate.

Funny Thrash, I've always stuck up for you,even financially, and promote this site as much as I can to friends and Neil fans that might not be aware.

To all the "Jonathons" that visit this site I apologise for "hogging" the wheat waves.

Thrash, please give me the courtesy of publishing my 'right of reply' and in future I'll will take a more anal lower profile.

thanks, doc

At 6/28/2010 06:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa guys. What is with all the personal attacks? This is a site for Neil Young fans. We are all different and have different perspectives and opinions. I don't mind negative reviews, even if I don't agree.

My guess is that Thrash is not so much censoring as he is editing, less it spirals into these types of off-topic personal attacks. Geez... I happen to love doc's postings. He is passionate about Neil, that is for sure. Not sure what is being edited because I haven't read them, duh. But I respect the way the site is being run and those who run it.

I am more than grateful to have such an amazingly well- run site to have contact with others who are as obsessed as I am with Neil and his music. Come on. Let's get it together.

Love, Sandy Horne

At 6/30/2010 10:11:00 AM, Anonymous Jonathan said...


Good grief.


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