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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Social Networking with Neil Young, Again

Neil Young's Facebook status

That social networking genius Neil Young is at again.

Soc-net'g on his latest Facebook post on the upcoming Tour of the Gulf Coast, Neil is racking up thousands of Likes and Comments already.

What strikes us is how overwhelming the vast, vast majority of comments are 100% totally supportive. Compare and contrast with the vitriol, disappointment and accustions which have appeared on Rust and here on TW.

More food for thought, we suppose.

We've been beginning to sense a long time trend in some forums, like ours here, that they're becoming almost a hangout for Neil bashers that is in no way representative of the overall mindset of the typical Neil fan. One would think that the hardcores might be much more critical than the average fan. But some of this seems to have crossed the boundary of normal fan grumbling into something much darker and disturbing.

There. We said it.

More on Neil Young's Gulf Coast Concerts.

Also, see more on Gigs For The Gulf.

Share it, Like it, Re-tweet it, Link it, Digg it, etc. Just spread the word and show your love.

ps - and please spare us the cynicism.

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At 8/14/2010 11:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOW the cynicism kicks in...if Neil goes on TV or talks to a reporter and says "I just loves the Internet" I'll believe it's him...until then--nope, sorry...


At 8/14/2010 01:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think in some cases you just have people who resent that there are 'other' neil fans who are as hardcore as they are. And they like to bash the fans by bashing neil. I don't bash anyone, but I kind of feel this way.
PS No ones a bigger fan than me

At 8/14/2010 01:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher, I think in many ways the style with which you write stuff on here is primarily what encourages people to argue about it. Nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it sounds like you're actually trying to bait people into arguing even if they essentially agree with you. That, paired with your obvious desire to defend everything Neil does (especially when it doesn't need defending!), is going to get on some peoples nerves and they may very well vent that on your blog. I like what you do here, but all I'm saying is - respect others opinions and they are more likely to respect you. Obviously there will be some who just want to be nasty, in which case why don't you just ignore them?

With respect,

The flying Scotsman.

At 8/14/2010 02:51:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

@The flying Scotsman:
Thank you for the thoughts. it's appreciated.

In all the years, we've been doing this, your comment is the first we can recall quite like this. We mean that in a good way.

For the most part, our feedback is in 2 polar opposite extremes. A) Thrasher you're a pompous arrogant Neil-know-it-all asshole. or B) TW is a great resource that is a labor of love and can't thank you enough for separating so much wheat from so much chaff.

There's not too much nuance in between like yours.

That said, our response to A above is that we get an unbelievable amount of hate mail for what seems to us like a rather benign topic -- Neil Young News.

So as we're trashing comments, filtering junk/hate mail and trying to blog simulataneously while bumping along with a handheld wedged into a subway car, things can get a bit mixed up between reacting to hate & spreading Neil love. So it does tend to get a bit schizophrenic sometimes.

Such a time is this.

A charity benefit tour generates huge amounts of disgust. Neil sells out to Guitar Hero. You name it, we're on the front lines of everyone's bitterness.

Like we've said before. We don't work for Neil or have any official affiliation whatsoever. We're just a fan like you.

And we're constantly puzzled by how some seem to feel that they're venting on TW makes a difference to Neil.

That said, we have seen comments on this blog directly shift Neil. Like the Harvest Moon requests or NYA MP3's.

The first example came from the heart. The 2nd, not so sure.

Anyways, the point is that TW is kinda like this giant echo chamber/house of mirrors where it's sometimes is hard to put your finger on which way the wind is blowin' my friend.

Obviously, there are clearly folks here who love to stir things up.

And to your point, we actually welcome & love a spirited debate. But we've laid out our Comments Policy pretty clearly.

Regarding the Gulf Gigs & Tysons & factory farms fiasco, it is absolutely ludicrous that we stifle debate. look at those comments. They ran 5 to 1 negative on the subject of Gulf Aid. Nobody's free speech was infringed. But yes we do trash gratuitous slander, juvenile snark, and other misbehavior. No apologies there.

But if our tone is off at times, please try and understand the volume we're dealing with here and the precious few moments each day we have to devote to this little blog.

FWIW, we've run this website for 14 years and blogged virtually daily since 2003. 7 years straight. Are we tired? hell yeah. Do we think about quitting? everyday.

But we don't because we know that the vast majority -- similar to Neil's FB comments -- love & appreciate Neil's music. it keeps us going too and tries not to bring us down.

Cause it's only castles burnin' my friend.

peace & love

At 8/14/2010 03:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher, thank you for that very thoughtful and understanding comment. I'm very glad also that you took my comment in the spirited it was intended!

 From reading your words (now and in the past) I know that you are doing a excellent job with a excellent attitude, but I am also aware that blogs such as this are always going to attract a variety of opinions. The fact that you obviously care so much about the subject matter at hand is obviously going to amplify this. I see that as no bad thing and it is to your credit that you try not to censor differing opinions and debate.

 Sometimes I do think you can be a little defensive which may lead to people getting defensive (and possibly aggressive) themselves. Again, this isn't meant as a criticism - just my view on this from a relative outsider's point of view. I recognise completely that there are some nasty types out there who are going to cause trouble regardless of others' thoughts and feelings, and I do feel the best course of action is to just ignore these particularly extreme remarks to expose them for what they are....just my opinion.

Anyway, keep up the excellent work Thrasher - and thanks again for the nice comment.  

The Flying Scotsman.

At 8/14/2010 04:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Bravo! Well Said!

i do concur - sometimes Thrasher is more defensive than the OJ Simpson Legal Dream Team.

whether he knows it or not, he does bait people into annoying debates with his Holier-than-Neil attitude.

What would Neil have to do for Thrasher to criticize him?

Why does Thrasher always jump to Saint Neil's defense when fans criticize him, seemingly for valid reasons?

This whole Tyson Foods situation is worthy of debate. Above all, i have no problem with it, as it will help feed needy people.

But what does it say about Neil, seeing how he's criticized Factory Farms for a generation?

Fans have a reason to bring it up as a discussion point in a mature manner.

Thrash, Cough up the Bucks!

Johnny Rocket!

At 8/14/2010 04:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Thrash:

ps - and please spare us the cynicism.

At 8/14/2010 05:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...the Tyson Foods thing was always going to provoke quite a reaction, just because there is very obviously two sides to it. The only comments that I personally found disturbing were the ones that failed to see both sides. One comment even seemed to suggest the abuse of chickens is fully acceptable anyway. That scares me. Others didn't even mention at all the charitable aspect. The bottom line - I was glad to see people asking inquisitive questions about it, when done so with respect and understanding. I imagine it can be hard for Thrasher who has to differentiate between the comments with good intentions and the more offensive ones. Sometimes there is a fine line between the two!

At 8/14/2010 05:16:00 PM, Anonymous carrie said...

Love the man, he's done so much for all in need. Coming here to Pensacola and I'm hopin he does Needle & the damage done. All praceeds of this concert (a 300 seat venue) go to Humana Food Banks on the Gulf Coast to benefit our lost jobs due to the oil spill! We thank Neil as we are still suffering. Anyone who wants to know, we have white beaches and could use some visitors, rooms are cheap and food is great!

At 8/14/2010 05:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS that last comment was from The Flying Scotsman...

At 8/14/2010 05:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...the one before Carrie's!

At 8/14/2010 05:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said Scotsman!...and I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiments and point of view.

I luv this site and the interaction between fans..just sometimes i wish that this so called extremely "nasty and trollish comment" were allowed to come through and let us be the judge and the end of the day, they are only words.

At 8/14/2010 05:29:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

@8/14/2010 05:20:00 PM

This is it exactly.

You want me to allow folks to publish garbage???

the name of this site is NOT Thrasher's Chaff.

Folks come here to read the best there is about Neil & music.

Folks don't come here for a downer.

There's plenty of that.

As we always say, if someone wants a neil site with a differnet spin or flavor, go for it.

But TW's mission is "all wheat, all the time".

If you can't get down with the mission than you're just part of the 4% Club.


At 8/14/2010 06:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha ha Thrash.

you don't like the "save the cynicism" comment when it's aimed directly at YOU!


Suck it, you Hypocrite!

At 8/14/2010 06:35:00 PM, Anonymous Micro-Managed Artist said...

This site is more a "Neil news blog" than just the facts, more of a personal spin on the news than just whats thrown out into the public arena. If you don't want people to give their personal opinion on the current events of Neil you should probably keep your personality out of the news. You can't have it both ways in the new digital news and blogging age. Remember, a good reporter keeps themselves out of the story. I come here because it has the most up to date Neil news on the net, and I'll take the Neil wheat with the Thrasher wheat if thats the cost.

At 8/14/2010 07:47:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

@8/18/14/2010 06:12:00 PM

ok you win. i give up.

go head and spew your useless hateful troll chaff.

i can't sit here any longer and moderate your behavior & delete dozens of comments a day to keep it clean.

hope you get a life & job someday & grow up

sorry folks.

its been fun. looks like the 4% won. kinda sad

thanx to everyone in the 96% club who'vre supported us all these years


At 8/14/2010 08:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


the problem is, you want everyone to have the same opinion of Neil that you have......and once they start criticizing THE MAN then, LOOK OUT!

You provide a great service here, an outstanding blog, but you shouldn't be so sensitive.

When people simply have a counter opinion than you, does that mean it's time to pick up your toys and run home to mama?

Cynicism is a two-way street. Perhaps you've forgotten that.


At 8/14/2010 08:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrashers wheat is a unique, currently priceless forum for Neil news, info., opinions, debate, insight, ect... If one reada ALL of the news on TW it's like reading ALL of a major newspaper, some info. will inform you, some will delight you, some will depress you, some will discourage you, some will... My point is that any truely open & free forum will & should piss off/aggravate some people, so does LIFE!!!! LIVE WITH IT & ENJOY THE RIDE!!!!

At 8/14/2010 08:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


why the need to MODERATE the Comments section? Just let the dialogue flow, accept the good with the bad.

Is there any particular reason you feel the need to Censor?

Comments is just one part of the message board; the main part of the board is the timely stories you post. My guess is 75% of the viewers don't even go to the Comments section.

Let it go, man. Let it go.

You'll be much happier - you take this stuff far too seriously, man.

At 8/14/2010 11:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil's a huge source of joy in the world and Thrasher's wheat the place to share that joy with other's who appreciate what Neil does. That doesn't mean we'll all agree with everything, I've been on the other side of a few of these debates. But there's a fair number of folks who come here and they sadly don't feel the joy, they're cynical and bitter, and they can't stand to see the rest of us loving what Neil's scene and TW is all about. Thrasher has an amazing site, its truly befitting of Neil's greatness and I don't say it lightly and he does it as a volunteer project and puts up with a lot of crap. Thrasher is, in my view, the ringleader because he really, really gets it and is willing to sacrifice so the rest of us can have a place to call home in cyberspace ... I don't blame him for being pissed when the rebels spew their negativity here or when people are ungrateful and make it personal. If they weren't anonymous we'd collectively kick them out on their asses because they're not additive ... spirited debate is cool, spiteful, unsubstantiated negativity ain't ... make now mistake these trolls smell blood and want nothing better than to spoil this party. Thrasher my hat's off to you for holding these punks at bay by deleting their garbage and for also having the courage to allow some of it to come through so we can expose its silliness.

Most of all, thanks for the selfless effort, this site is an invaluable part of my day and its art.

Thanks Thrasher for all that you do.
Don't let it bring you down.


At 8/14/2010 11:48:00 PM, Anonymous NFFL said...

You tell 'em Thrasher and flying Scotman, you rock. I can't wait to eat me some Tyson chicken and play me some Neil on Guitar Hero!! The times they are a changing.....Keep on Rocking in the Free World

At 8/15/2010 09:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher - 3 words:


The days of censorship should be long gone.

At 8/15/2010 09:47:00 AM, Anonymous Mr Henry said...

Just wanted to give TW readers a quick update on Solid Sounds Festival here in North Adams. Wilco should win some kind of prize for putting on maybe the best festival that I have ever been to...yesterday was completely and over-the-top phenomenal! Incredible set by the The Baseball Project; Mavis Staples might have been the single best and most moving performance that I've ever seen. And then Wilco played for about 2 1/2 hours to close the day!

Weather was perfect, music was perfect, crowd was perfect! Made many new friends and spent Wilco's set w/ Lindsay and Joe from FL. They are very nice and some real music fans...keep on rockin' kids! Talking with Mike Mills, Steve Wynn and Scott McCaughey at the Mohawk Bar put the exclamation point on the day. Oh, and Jeff Tweedy did a Dunk Tank for charity earlier in the day!

Today s/b equally great, with Nels doing a 2 p.m. show and then Jeff Plus at 4 p.m. to close. If you are anywhere w/in a hundred miles of this, try to get there! Who knows who the special guests might be? Could Neil be in town?

At 8/15/2010 10:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


People, Rusties, who visit your site and the Rustlist are generally hardcore fans, unlike Facebook, generally 'fans' that couldn't name a Neil song recorded after 1995.

It should be noted, that in my original post, which you like to suggest was cynical, in fact was nothing of the kind.

Tyson is not your typical food conglomerate. They are not ADM or Monsanto (yes, I follow farm policy).

You asked previously for some kind of 'walk the walk' resume. My carbon footprint is relatively small (unlike fans that jet to and fro to multiple shows), I shop local, bike when I can, organic garden, all the PC stuff. I 'walk the walk' as much as possible in the modern world.

What make the Tyson-Neil debate worthy of continuing discussion is the disconnect with our hero, yes, but still very human. 'Stop Factory Farms' but...

Tyson can support the event. That isn't the problem I have. It is a free country, and a capitalist system, understood. But for Neil make these statements is problematic for many of us.

For you to negate the concern of many and to hurl names 'trolls', 'cynics' and the like, is uncalled for.

-No More

At 8/15/2010 10:30:00 AM, Anonymous tammyu said...

So much has been so eloquently said I'll never come close—but really, people, before the current economic crisis there were children in this area going to bed hungry. Every night. And as for the hateful comment about skinny people, body size is deceptive—only one of the physiological consequences of malnutrition. The long-term effects of cheap food consumption—simple carbohydrates are cheap—begin early and can be life-long ... even after eating habits have been changed. Ask any observant teacher who's been in front of a class—she can tell you which children don't eat right.
I mean, come on people, we tell pregnant women to supplement their B vitamin intake to foster normal fetal neurological development, then forget how important nutrition is to minds that have left the uterus for this environment? Why do we have school lunch programs? Nutrition matters. Quality matters. But that's an economic issue too ... and there are many people in this country who do not have the resources which afford opportunities to choose wisely.
I don't know what world you live in, but I grew up in this area. The summers of my childhood were spent on my maternal grandparent’s farm: my favorite way to spend the morning was riding with my grandfather to deliver his milk. I have churned butter—and I have family who STILL farm (personal and small). I also have family who raise chickens for Tyson. Hate if you must—but everyone who's struggled to make a decent living in that area knows getting a Tyson contract means you will actually get to live above the poverty level—in a state that's been in the 'Top Ten' of THAT list for ... well, as long as I can remember. But what about raising chickens for Tyson? For my extended family, it was a business decision—one made by a man who’d watched his own children languish on the meager sustenance he could provide by working a factory job AND farming the muck of red clay so abundant here ... but I digress ... Wanna criticize? Put on the hungry shoes. Better yet, put them on your child. No? Then do something to make a difference. And here's the twist--in SOMEONE ELSE'S life.
It gives you less time to point fingers at those who ARE doing something. And if you find you STILL have time to blast others who are trying to make a difference, then take legitimate action toward change—let Tyson's know directly you disapprove of their practices. Pursue legal action. (That means you'll have to do more than quote dated material tho' ...) Better yet, go to work in the areas where Tyson plants are, where Tyson farmers live, to change THEIR lives—and the lives of their children. I know those people and I guarantee you, those parents are like most—they want better things for their children. Those plants are there for a reason you know ... I understand that even more, now that I know about the Tyson-Farm Aid connection ....
Finally, I wonder which of you could bear the scrutiny you seem to think appropriate for others. Are you perfect? Are all your friends? Associates? Have you ever done something for reasons you didn't care to explain to the world, ever wished you could simply help without taking a tongue-lashing for it? Or have you, perchance, ever baked a cake—without eggs? Not the same as one with eggs—so do you forego the eggs because the lives of egg-producing chickens is less humane than that of chickens allowed to live free and produce eggs at will? Hmmm. No chickens in the wild? No chickens out there en masse, defending themselves against predators, foraging for food, building up those wings so they can soar to new heights, take their rightful place with the hawk, falcon, eagle? No ideal chicken state?


At 8/15/2010 10:31:00 AM, Anonymous tammyu said...

Don’t misunderstand me—I’m not ignoring issues—I have problems with hormones and antibiotics being introduced into the food chain, I don’t think any creature should be abused, and I don’t like the fact that what we routinely do to food in order to make mass quantities conveniently available to a disparate and distant populace often destroys nutritive value—I’m just being inflammatory …

Sorry. That really wasn't my point—my point is that it is, at times, necessary to do things in a particular way because that provides what is needed. Sure, it would be great if 1,000,000 pounds of fresh, organic protein were made available to the area—but Tyson stepped up. And while you, personally, might throw their chicken back at them, you don't have the right to take it from a hungry child to throw at them.

Live what you believe. Be who you want to be. Let others do the same. Help them every chance you get. That's how we make the world a better place.

At 8/15/2010 10:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Thrasher! youre a dickhead

At 8/15/2010 10:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure about the troll thing nomore(that u Fred?). I think Thrash might referring to some of the reverse baiting that someone else was talking about.
Folks need to settle down&chill


At 8/15/2010 10:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



At 8/15/2010 11:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Reverse Baiting?"

Thrash perfected this! His snarky, holier-than-thou comments were not necessary in this forum.

At 8/15/2010 11:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya know what strikes me about all this overblown hooha. Nobodies made a big deal about neils knockin down the ticket dollars. These are way cheaper than the TX show i saw earlier. All those complainers about high prices and no respect when he's maybe breaking even at best maybe? The problem seems like ppl type before they think. probably like me now. :)
so walk on man

At 8/15/2010 12:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all this anti-Thrasher/anti-Neil sh*t...what kinda moron keeps coming back to a place he hates? what the f**k is THAT about? get a f**kin' Life...


At 8/15/2010 12:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe the immaturity I'm seeing on this particular blog.

"Hey Thrasher! youre a dickhead"??

What the hell kind of comment is that?

I agree completely with The Flying Scotsman's posts, but I also understand Thrasher's points.

Regardless, this is his board; he can do what he wants with it.

It just sickens to see the amount of disrespect I've seen on this blog.

You're all taking Thrasher's years of hard work, dedication and perserverence spent on building something as beautiful and unique as these forums and you're all taking a huge dump on it.

If crap like this continues, I hope Thrasher throws in the towel once and for all and shuts down these forums. I'd rather this forum be remembered for being an elaborate, elegant and resourceful forum,instead of seeing it be manipulated into a wasteland.

You'd all be pretty damn lost if these forums weren't here, wouldn't you? We never would have been able to get into DIRECT contact with the Archives team; that Harvest Moon request wouldn't have been materialized; tours date/album/archives/random updates that would otherwise go unnoticed unless elaborately searched for would be extremely difficult to come by given Neil's reclusive and private nature.

Shame on you.

-Marc C

At 8/15/2010 12:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd prefer to see that the Thrasher's keep comments clean. Not saying the party line. Like they say,its all about the WHEAT

At 8/15/2010 12:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been wondering who would man up for the gulf coast to bring some spiritual relief so glad to hear it is my life long favorite Neil Young I would like to thank you Neil for all those folks that have been needing someone to stand up for them and say we haven't forgotten you.wish I could any one of those dates but I am stuck in Oklahoma.

Tom Sanborn

At 8/15/2010 01:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't seem like Neil ever catches a break. But if you're out there reading, love you man.

At 8/15/2010 01:30:00 PM, Anonymous Nancy Thomas said...

Winnipeg is very proud of our native son!!

wtg Neil.

Grandmother Earth is walking alongside Neil!and protecting Humanity from humans to grandmother's precious 4-legged animals,peace.Love and hugs Neil,from Winnipeg.God Bless to all the people and animals that call the Gulf Coast there home!,may God guide and protect you and may you also be guided by Grandmother Earth and may all living things be pure again,love and hugs from Winnipeg,Manitoba Canada to all the people who are living on the Gulf Coast,

At 8/15/2010 01:47:00 PM, Anonymous Holly Loveland Longton said...

This makes my heart glad. I live in northeast Mississippi and I worry about the people on the gulf coast - in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. Good for Neil Young and John Tyson for doing something that will directly help the gulf coast residents and also for asking the people who come to the concerts to help as well.

At 8/15/2010 02:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep What tammyu said too!

At 8/15/2010 02:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Tin Soldiers and Thrasher's Comin....

At 8/15/2010 03:34:00 PM, Blogger The Loner said...

I think that some kind of editing ("censoring) is necessary for all Internet-sites of this kind. Of course it must be difficult knowing where to draw the line. Maybe Thrasher, I am certiainly not sure, you more often should not take directly part in the ongoing discussion. But I think some kind of summary from time to time is desired. To people wanting more 'balanced' views about Neil from Thrasher: I think Thrasher should leave that to other 'fans'. Would I go to this site if Thrasher had not been this entusiastic about Neil and what he is doing?

When it comes to politics (or reated issues) I am sure it is possible to disagree with Neil from time to time, though I am sure his intentions are good. But in the end he makes a positive difference in a lot of people's lives.

I am sorry if it's hard to understand what I am trying to express (I think it is difficult!) and a digression at the end might not clarify anything: My son, 6 years old, knows I go to this site on the Internet every day. One day he asked about how he was made. I answered that I had to check on Internet what answer to give a six year old. My son replied: Does Neil Young know that? And continued: I would not understand because he speaks only English.

Keep up the good work.

The Loner, Norway.

At 8/15/2010 05:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher is way too controlling of the comments. I've had numerous comments deleted for no obvious reason. I'm not abusive, foul-mouthed, name-calling. He tries to create a little Disneyland here and that's not the real world and that's not Neil. For as much as Thrasher espouses liberal causes, he's scarily controlling of what other people are allowed to say.

At 8/15/2010 06:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

more CHAFF!!! less wheat

At 8/15/2010 06:19:00 PM, Anonymous Erwin Vomberg said...

I think is a good one. but it has to support the people in going on after BP. there is no reason to put hopes in helping hands and BP can come out of this without being taken for full responsibility. not only the people are affected by this spill, the whole world is affected and BP has to pay every cent. I would prefer seeing some of them going to jail and being held responsible personally. dead or alive. and: destroy BP, take their money and give it to the people. BP is an enemy of mankind and has to be treated so.

At 8/15/2010 06:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you throw in the towel, it's just another notch in the belt of the Taliban Trolls.

If this was the miltary, it'd be chalked up as an enemy kill. This is bragging rights for a troll to kill a web community. Happens everyday.

We'll miss you t & t-ette.

At 8/15/2010 06:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But me I'm not stopping there
Got my own row left to hoe
Just another line in the field of time
When the thrashers comes
I'll be stuck in the sun
Like the dinosaurs in shrines
But I'll know the time has come
To give what's mine.

At 8/15/2010 06:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see both sides of the benefits. But also perplexed w/ neil's partnering w/ a factory farm?? wtf. But we don't actually know all the behind the scenes details other than a PR w/ spin. Noticed NY's FB post omitted the SM & HOG bit.

At 8/15/2010 07:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff Tweedy nailed Neil Young's "Look Out For My Love" today at the Solid Sounds Fest. AWESOME. Needed everyone to know and if someone has a tape, post it.
N. Adams Ned

At 8/15/2010 07:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not trying to cynical b/c i thiink for Neil to go into the USA South he needed to have a real Sothern Man riding shotgun. And Tyson is a native son who can help with whatever pushback comes along. Like some of these off the wall postings.

So maybe a deal w/ devil but for a higher cause makes Neil on the side of angels for some.

Still not sure on this yet. Got my tickets for Biloxi. People are hurting down here bad & NY's trying to heal w/ music & some free chickens. Sounds almost like a party. It'll be a good night.
Robert C. BX,MS

At 8/15/2010 07:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like that nutjob Docter Dip is back. sux man

At 8/15/2010 07:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone mentioned nobody's discussing the bargain ticket prices. It seemed like the whole point of the post was the disconnect of rusty/wheaty's & Neil's Facebook freinds. No idea how this could be so wide either.

Last I checked their not too websites that allow comments without a logon. Sounds like them 3 words: F.O.S. to me.


At 8/15/2010 07:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey Thrash -

censor this

At 8/15/2010 08:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So having fun T MAN??? Pompous arse is right. A little of your own medicine for a change.

Not Rocket Johnny (or Doc Dip)
cough cough

At 8/15/2010 08:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish i was there to give you a hug. we know you care.
that's your problem. you're just a dreamin' man.


At 8/15/2010 09:00:00 PM, Anonymous Melody F. said...

Thanks Neil for helping out your fellow Americans. Greatly appreciated! First Farm Aide and now this. Just a couple of the reasons why I admire you and your music so much!!!! :)

At 8/15/2010 09:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrash buddy. This is what being effective & successful brings. Obviously someone's not too happy with what you're doing here. Maybe your tone is out of line like you accuse others?

Regardless, these culture jammers are trying to shut you guys down. I skimmed your policies and see where you come from. Running this must be moire than a fine line. Maybe moderate everything? Or force folks to register or deletes Anons?

If you got the jerks under control maybe you'd calm down about this. it's only rock & roll & I know you like it.

Mr Jones

At 8/15/2010 09:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...... I don't even know where to begin. Well, let me start here, FREEDOM OF SPEECH. OK, you are not using that term in the correct context. Many people spout that phrase without knowing what it actually refers to. Freedom of speech does not allow the government to censor or control the various news media in order to control the information the citizens of the country receive. OK, got it??? This is a fan site/blog. Do you understand the difference???

And I hate that I am letting all this negative energy actually get to me but I just have to say that you trolls are more vicious than vultures. They are only trying to survive. What are you trying to do?? If you're not building it, then you are tearing it down my friends. Go away.

Thrasher and Thrashette, what you provide us fans is truly amazing and just know that you are valued and appreciated.

Sandy Horne

At 8/15/2010 09:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, this is about Freedom of Speech.

Neil Young has joined with Tyson....some fans are in favor of this relationship (with good reason), and some are not (again, with good reason).

There are many diff't viewpoints here....and Thrash feels the needs to Censor those that he disagrees with.

That, Neil fans, is a royal crock of s$%t!

Hey Thrash - let EVERYONE have a say here! Why the need to stifle debate?

Mind you, this is a very good debate - one worth discussing.

At 8/15/2010 09:54:00 PM, Anonymous Felix said...

You're all just pissin' in the wind.

At 8/15/2010 10:00:00 PM, Blogger TomCrac said...

Wow...That was exhausting...reading all of this nonsence...Ah there we go...I am listening to a very nice recording of the one show I was lucky enough to have attended (with a very good friend of mine...Bonus)..From a few accounts, maybe the worst show of the tour..Oakdale. This guy (troll) just wants to drag you into "My opinion is better than your opinion" Never ending BS. Why even feed it? On the other hand, listening to "my" show just brings it all back to perspective...I am one lucky guy! No troll can take that away. One last note.... Thrash and Thrasherette, I love YOUR site..Thank you!

At 8/15/2010 10:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I'm sorry, Freedom of Speech is a legal term and by definition does not apply in this situation. This is a personal website. It is by design one-sided. It is a place for Neil fans to gather Thrash can do whatever he wants with it. I understand the concept of having open discussions and I beileve Thrash is more than generous with allowing inflamatory comments.

In fact, these recent posting actually prove my point. If nothing is censored, then the website will turn into anything but what it was designed for. And for some reason, there are folks out there that want to shit all over anything postive.

I don't understand............

Sandy Horne

At 8/16/2010 01:58:00 AM, Anonymous Mr Henry said...

N. Adams Ned,

Yeah, wasn't that a great version of Look Out for My Love that Jeff Tweedy did today! Made a note that it was 5:20 edt when he started this number. I was sitting with my new buddies Lindsey and Joe during the second half of Jeff's set after being way down in front for the first 1/2. They are just a really nice young couple and it was great to enjoy Wilco's set last night and Jeff's set today with them...hope they have a safe drive back to FL.

This had to be the most attentive and respectful crowd that I've ever seen at a concert. Every couple there seemed to be holding hands and falling in love all over again during Jeff's set. And there were so many adorable kids and beautiful babies there today...perfect ending for an awesome festival weekend. I met so many cool and friendly folks...Wilco fans are great!

You must have made your comment right after the show ended...I don't think I was even to my car yet at that point! Long ride back home for me but totally worth every mile. I really love your town and hope to get back there soon!

Did you catch Nels' set today in Courtyard D? That really separated the fans from the casual observers...people I saw leaving mostly had a WTF look on their faces, but those who stayed heard some outstanding music.

At 8/16/2010 05:49:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

Well, I've been sitting back biting my tongue for several weeks now,just observing what has transpired here, making no comment whatsoever....just reading the comments of fellow wheaties keeping my distance as Thrash and staff suggested..having been accused of being a 'sock puppet' 'innocuous', 'inane' even a 'nutjob'...(thanks anon)

Funnyly enough in every comment that I have ever made..EVER MADE!!!!!(check comment archives under 'doc'
or originally 'dr dip'..ya didn't have to be a rocket scientist to realise doc was a rebirth of dr dip)I HAVE NEVER BEEN TROLLISH, SNARKY, RUDE, DISRESPECTFUL OR AN ARSEHOLE!!
Yeah sure some of my comments might have been tongue in cheek and if there was ANY humour in what I might have said sometimes it has not always appealed to everyone...and I accepted this
but I tellya one thing...I would have to be the most TOLERANT THRASHER'S WHEATIE EVER..and I say that without conviction.

THE ONLY thing I've ever wanted to do was comment and interact with all the other passionate Neil fans out there... nothing more, nothing less! I luv this site and the effort Thrash puts in

I have supported Thrash financially and promoted his site favourably whenever I had the opportunity.
I luv the debate that Thrash instigates with sometimes controversial topics, and he'd have to be very naive if he didn't think that it wouldn't antagonise
fiesty debate sometimes.

I have probably been deleted with a comment more times than I can remember( last count close to 100 deletions).. some justified for there silliness maybe..but NEVER ABUSIVE!

As I have always said, diversity of opinion on a Neil topic should be embraced and not admonished or deleted..but sheer abuse to the author of this site is a fruitless exercise!
If ya not a passionate Neil fan why bother coming to this site just to fuel dissention amongst the troops.

Just one final point... to the arsehole that decided to use my registered name (even though you spelt it with a capitol D) to encourage mistrust and've achieved nothing
in my eyes!

I come to this site because I enjoy the common bond we all share as fellow wheaties and as much as Thrash can frustrate me with his inconsistency of his site and I respect him for it and the obvious work and commmitment he obviously puts into it.

I sincerely hope this little whinge by everyone has bought comment moderation to a head and we can all get on with whats most important...Enjoying Neil1

thats all I've got to say on the matter and will now return to mere observing

At 8/16/2010 06:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We've been beginning to sense a long time trend in some forums, like ours here, that they're becoming almost a hangout for Neil bashers that is in no way representative of the overall mindset of the typical Neil fan."

What? Thrasher's Wheat, all these comments ARE FROM typical Neil fans. Do you honestly think people flock to this site with an agenda to criticize and hate Neil Young? Yes, many fans are highly critical of this chicken deal, but what do you expect? The earlier poster was EXACTLY right when he said how Thrasher's Wheat offers nothing but complete and utter blind praise for anything and everything Neil has done and will do. If Neil shot somebody, Thrasher's Wheat would come out with a positive spin on it.

At 8/16/2010 08:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are a bunch of Morons! To what end is it to come on a Neil Young fan/site, discussion forum an bash Neil? Get a life. Grow up. Your freedom of speech only goes so far before it becomes hateful. You know who else claims FREEDOM Of SPEECH every chance they get? The KKK, the God-hates-fags people, white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Congratulations- you belong to a select group of true IDIOTS, which, I must say, is where you belong. You 4%ers should just smile and blow me.
Keep it up Thrasher and Thrashette. Fight the GOOD fight. Don't give up. The REAL fans appreciate it.
p.s. Neil Young hates Dr. Dip/Johnny Rocket- he told me personally.

At 8/16/2010 08:19:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

That's fine anonymous just get ya facts right

1. I have got no association with Johnny 'the price is too high'
Rocket' I'm not even in the same ball park with his don't put me in the same category even though he is welcome to say what he likes as long as he's not beaten a dead horse about ticket prices!

2.I have never "bashed" Neil or said a bad thing about the man, I am as passionate as any fan here.

3. you obviously don't read my comments as I haven't commented as Dr dip for a year

4.Neil loves me....he told me personally!

At 8/16/2010 08:28:00 AM, Anonymous SONY said...

Hate is everything you think it is!

Cut the crap.

Thrasher, you are the best. I don't care what kind of debate gets stirred on here, you are and have been a beacon of the light of Neil fandom. I don't really care what anybody negative has to say.

Unlce Neil has given us a generation of good vibe, great stories and heartfelt passion and input of his life into our times.

Celebrate the music and the giving. Get off your high horses. No one has a right to tell Neil what to do or think.

No no no, no no no, no no no , negative negative...........

At 8/16/2010 09:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sang for justice & you sang for peace T

And you hit the right chords

At 8/16/2010 09:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's simple thrasher. post your blog and then DON'T RESPOND to any comments. let 'em all lie there. don't take the bait. the trolls will get bored and move on.

and here's another tip. set up your blog so only registered users' comments appear. you have to click on the anonymous comments to see the content. again, trolls be gone!

good luck!!

At 8/16/2010 09:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about dem apples Trash?

At 8/16/2010 09:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for helping the fishermen & all families that have been affected by this holocaust in the gulf of Mexico.Niel & Tyson foods you have a heart of gold!!! I'm sure the people will deeply appreciate your help!!!GOD BLESS YOU,for helping them!!!!

Michael Wetz

At 8/16/2010 11:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A southern man don't need Neal Young around anyways sez SYKNRD!! DAMN RIGHT! Go back you canadian Yankee.

At 8/16/2010 11:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SYKNRD ? either learn how to type or learn how to spell...

At 8/16/2010 12:05:00 PM, Blogger john said...

All trolls are cowards,hiding behind their anonymity to take potshots.They are not brave enough to post under their real names.
They are beneath contempt.

You have a wonderful site Thrasher.I admit some ambivalence about Neil partnering Tyson.When it comes to feeding hungry people though,no argument,Tyson have the ways and means.

At 8/16/2010 12:12:00 PM, Anonymous Brenda Lee Sinclair said...

Thank you for the support and John Tyson....the gulf coast, the ocean wild life and the people have been devastated from this...big applauds to you for doing this....I want to come to the Biloxi Show....Thanks again! You have always rocked my world....."keep rockin in the free world"

At 8/16/2010 12:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deleting offensive comments isn't abridging any freedoms of speech. Maybe this blog needs a system like HuffPo with indicators of members community standing. But probably complicated.

Carry on.

At 8/16/2010 12:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many just wish TW would honestly for just once find a critical fault with Neil. Around here its like he's GOD or somesthing. sheesh.

At 8/16/2010 12:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doc/Dip if Thrashers shuts after this, I will personally track you down. Not sure what I'll do next but it may involve placing headphones on you and forcing to you to listen Britney Speers continously at loud volumes. your behavior is borderline criminal.

At 8/16/2010 01:58:00 PM, Anonymous MARIAN M. said...


Please don't let them bring you down!

You are loved and appreciated by a lot of us.

I'll never forget one time suggesting that if people didn't have anything nice to say that they should refrain from speaking.

As a result, I was told that I was mentally ill.

That really hurt my feelings, but it didn't keep me from coming back here.

There are evil people in the world who contiually speak evil, and I've "heard" some of them on this site. I feel sorry for these people.

Thanks for endeavoring to providie a safe haven for us to go to!

With affection,
Marian M.

At 8/16/2010 02:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI - I emailed Thrasher yesterday and he shared some of the deleted comments & I was totally apalled & agree they should've been deleted. Can't beleive fans could be so cruel. Actually can't they could possibly be fans but some of them seemed to know Neil's Farm Aid speechs pretty well over the years. Frothing at the mouth, rapid stuff.

I think its a service to not have that stuff appear here or anywhere.

At 8/16/2010 02:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to see you in this god awful mess. outta here too & can't blame ya

But you might want to re-think allowing commenst from anons.
peace @ you

At 8/16/2010 03:21:00 PM, Anonymous Mother Nature on the Run said...

There are no surprises with Neil and I. His view of life and politics are pretty much laid out there. Some even parodied in his music, films, blogs, alter egos, and currently in comic strip.

He's said a lot of stuff over the years at those Farm Aid concerts about a situation and people victimized by an industry run amok. I'm sure he stands by everything he said, even 20 years ago.

But lot has changed since Farm Aid began because people like Neil are open to solutions even if it means involving the industry giants who created the fiasco in the first place.

The bottom line is that this "us vs. them" has never gotten us anywhere in improving the conditions and livelihood for family farms.

Neils knows that more than anyone.

At 8/16/2010 03:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In terms of finding fault with others, don't you think NY gets enuf of that from the professional critics? If you want to harrass someone about mindless allegiance (not saying that that's what TW's doing), why don't you really go after those who's alleginaces are truly a dangerous threat.
maybe start with the climate deniers. After you have that figured out you can go after the FOX Zombie troll ditto heads Beck/Palin cultists.

At 8/16/2010 03:44:00 PM, Anonymous Don P. said...

Inside each one of us is love. Neil sets such a great example for us all by once again allowing his love to to guide his actions and put his faith to work. He found his voice in my heart a long, long time ago.

At 8/16/2010 03:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 8/16/2010 03:32:00 PM

I think the climate deniers are the folks who deny their conclusions about climate change are nothing but theories based on circumstantial evidence. Just recently it was discovered that some of the most influencial scientists responsible for much of the current research supporting climate change theory were suppressing critical data and research findings that contradicted their hypotheses. Bottom line, the science behind the whole climate change fear mongering is suspect. And by the way, large corporations (who we all love to hate) like GE have spend billions to support the climate change fight so they can reap mega billions in sales of wind turbines and other "green" tech equiptment. Of course, the cost of all this climate change stuff will be borne out by you and me. Ya see, there's more to picture than meets the eye!

At 8/16/2010 04:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Innnarestin' how the DOC the Dipster re-appears amidst all of thisproclaiming his innocense suddenly.

I smell a big, fat rat..

At 8/16/2010 04:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marian M - beautiful. What she said too.

At 8/16/2010 05:03:00 PM, Anonymous Average Neil Young Fan said...

There, I posted under my true identity. Some of you are seriously ridiculous. Thrasher's Wheat is a Neil Young blog. FANS visit this site, read the posts, and if they wish, comment on them and give their opinion. Just because some of us don't blindly praise every single thing Neil Young does, DOES NOT mean that we are not true fans, or that you are somehow better, or that your opinions/feelings are more valid than ours. To suggest that, like so many of you are doing, is absolutely RIDICULOUS. Telling us to get a life? Comparing us to the KKK? Some of you are truly insane it seems like. I disagree with all the blind, straight-up pro-Neil worshippers, but do you see me saying how you are WRONG for supporting Neil on this? Do you see me saying how you aren't entitled to that opinion, or dismissing you as "not true fans," or comparing you to terrorist groups? Ridiculous. I disagree with those who feel like they have to blindly support Neil, and with those who can't see what critics of this chicken thing see. But at the same time, I would never sit here and tell you that your opinions are not valid at all or that you're wrong or that you're not true fans. That's absolutely insane. I'm a true Neil Young fan, and I still love his music and I still respect him as a person. Everybody's opinion here is valid. So stop acting like children and attacking us because we have a different opinion on something.

At 8/16/2010 05:25:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

Innaresting how some of the 'Anonymouses' of this site love to cast aspersions on character and integrity .

To the two 'anonymouses' that have commented above.

I didn't come here to have some slanging match over crap like this.
I have respected Thrash's wishes and obviously a few others to come here on a read only basis and have done so for months hence "there is no stuffin rat" to smell.

I have no alignment with any trolls.

When did this stuffin rot set in anyway?

I am just a blogger from Auss NOT the U.S as Thrasher wrongly accused me of with his 'Busted' tag

He knows my IP address and can substantiate my integrity as a fan /blogger any time he wants

If Thrasher shuts this site down it has NOTHING to do with me for his demise as I fully support, promote and financially support him.and would make every effort for this not to happen!

and lastly to 'Anonymous' that's gunna personally track me down and force me to listen to Britney spears....You bastard!!thats a cruelty beyond anything I've seen on the wheat!!

least I sign my stuffin name!!

doc (with a small d)

At 8/16/2010 05:53:00 PM, Anonymous SSS said...

if thrasher shut this site down it would be a good thing.

1. he's too thin skinned.

2. he's an embarrassment to those who respect opposing opinions and free speech.

3. he is a neil sycophant.

3. this site is a cluttered mess. it's a web designer's nightmare.

don't take it too badly thrasher. i think the neil cyber universe has been a pile of shit since mr. lybrand quit modding the rust list. but hey, that's just me.

At 8/16/2010 07:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a reason why Thrasher spends all his spare time running this wonderfully infornative and interesting site and that is because he and Thrashette, like an awful lot more of us, love and appreciate Neil`s music and creativity and, unlike most of us, are prepared to work long hours to share and collate their knowledge of Neil-related info with other like-minded people. That makes Thrasher a very generous and dedicated person, it does not make him a sycophant.

Thrasher is quite right when he talks about all the negative comments coming from certain people criticizing Neil whatever he does or doesn`t do and also turning on Thrasher at every opportunity. This is Thrasher`s site for goodness sake and we should all be so thankful to him and Thrashette for all the tireless (and often thankless) work that they continue to do. Please let`s have some respect and stop all the whining and mud-slinging that`s going on. I really couldn`t blame them if they reached a point where they decided they`d had enough , and that would be a very sad day for all genuine Neil fans. We would all be losing something priceless and irreplaceable I wonder if any of the Thrasher critics could do any better? I guess if they could they`d be doing just that instead of spending their time thinking up new reasons to attack Thrasher.

As for deleting/censoring comments I think it`s quite usual and acceptable for a site to be monitored in this way. Thrasher`s mission statement is quite clear - to sort the wheat from the chaff. I would imagine that most of us would much rather spend our time reading honest and thoughtful comments, chat, and debate than having to wade through all kinds of offensive crap. It does seem as though there are some people who just come on TW to stir up trouble and spoil it for the rest, and who are not looking to participate in an interactive and friendly way at all. Why anyone would do that is a total mystery but there you are, there are some very strange people out there.

Having said all that, as others have suggested, maybe the best thing would be for all of us to just ignore all the spiteful and goading comments and not give the trouble-makers fuel for their fire, after all if they get the reaction they`re looking for they`ve won and will continue their attack.


At 8/16/2010 07:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I post anonymously. I post some very positive comments and some very critical ones. Of my critical ones, people usually say that they can see my point and appreciate the well-rounded discussion. I try to be informative and rational always.
If Thrasher were to forbid anonymous posts, this site would become hideous Stepford Wives territory. Its vitality would disappear.
I,as do others, have a good reason for remaining anonymous but would still like to contribute to the discussion.
If comments were to remain unmoderated, I think you'd see it generally calm down around here pretty quickly.
I very much appreciate getting news here and being able to comment here. Thank you, Thrasher.
I also sorely miss Reactor on the RustList.

At 8/16/2010 08:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TW is my first port of call for the latest Neil Young news and reports. You're doing a great job!
The comments, they're interesting too, I think it's good to see a range of differing opinions, it's healthy.

Like everyone else I'm a big fan but I also like to see both sides of an argument, that's what makes things interesting, it's what happens throughout the free world, debates and differences of opinion.

I'd rather read comments of all flavours than read an official press statement that's been put together by a PR company or have a fan site where there's nothing but gushing comments.

The range of opinions I think is what give TW an edge and keeps it fresh, a bit like Neil himself, maybe we're all a bit like him - we're single minded and we like our opinions!

See the comments as a positive (even the negative ones), most online newspapers have comments and they all make for an interesting read.

Keep up the good work but don't worry too much about the opinions (or take them to heart), the 4 percenters I think are here because you're attracting the top level of Neil Young fans who know his work inside out and are viewing things at a much more detailed level than those on Facebook, who may have joined several
similar facebook fan pages.


At 8/16/2010 08:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Divide & conquer is the troll's modus operandi. Split up Neil's fan base & destroy his career is the objective. This isn't about taking down a fan site for kicks & giggles by a bunch of rank amateur 13 year olds in their parents basement.

Hang in there.

We got your back t and will see this is taken care of.
The Shadow Boys

At 8/16/2010 08:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I woke up you were gone
And the sun was on the lawn
Empty pillow with perfume on
I smelled it.

Well, we met in my
favorite bar
Took a ride in my old car
But I still don't know how
We made it home.

Was I too far gone
Too far gone
Too far gone
For you.

At 8/16/2010 08:45:00 PM, Anonymous ShittyHorse said...

I cannot believe all of the bullshit here! Bashing Thrasher? For what? Thrasher and Thrashette both WORK HARD to bring US a FANTASTIC site here- for Neil Young fans to enjoy. Why do you think Thrasher does not bash Neil? Gee, is it that hard to figure out? He is running a Neil Young fan/news site. I don’t think Thrasher interjects his opinion too much and when he does it is admiration. I would feel foolish spending my time- spare or full, dedicating a site to a musician and then bash him. It’s obvious Thrasher loves the man, as do I, and I'd be loath to bash Neil as well. I just have so much admiration for him that when I see something that can be even remotely interpreted as negative I figure there is NO WAY that I, as a fan, am going to have all the details- it’s not up to Neil, his handlers, Thrasher, or anyone else to full us in on everything. Come on, how much do we really know about what goes on behind the scenes? Most of what we know is second hand anyway. Make all the assumptions you want, but remember they are assumptions. It’s a strange thing, being a FAN of a celebrity. We have so much admiration for a man who seems larger than life- but he is only a man. There is only so much we as fans know- and its right that our knowledge be limited as too much is unhealthy for either party. Throw in the fact that Neil is such a private dude to begin with. Most of us didn’t know jack until Shakey came out- yeah we knew a lot but that book filled in the details and blank spots- but let’s not kid ourselves- there is a lot more that we don’t and may never know. We don’t know Neil.
Personally I have witnessed way too much good, dignity and passion from Neil to think he would ever knowingly try to screw a fan or contradict his steadfast view on some things (certainly not all). It’s perfectly OK that others don’t feel the way I do- believe me I think my devotion to the Wide World of Neil Young is something not everyone could or maybe even should’s just me and I make no excuses and have no qualms about it.

At 8/16/2010 08:46:00 PM, Anonymous ShittyHorse said...

As far as Thrasher's Wheat goes- I love this site. I truly appreciate the hard work that Thrasher puts in; I hope he really doesn’t stop. I admit I’m far from being the prefect commenter and I know Thrasher has deleted a fair share of my posts- but I understand why he did, when he did. Let’s not forget- this is his baby, he is the man behind the curtain here, master of his domain. Neither I, nor any of you could do what Thrasher does and frankly, I don’t want an imitation of Thrasher’s Wheat. I wrote something recently on a different post. I'm not sure who read it but I think it is appropriate here so I will post again slightly edited:
For people who are fans and perhaps not necessary writers, I'm always struck by the honesty and poignancy in so many comments here. In trying to describe something that cannot be seen, something that is unattainable, which art, music, and emotions are, we all struggle. Writers have struggled for years to convey feelings experienced- especially from art. Those who do it well, you just know when you read it. Others who think they do it well, you know these as well, usually don’t. Everyone here is different; from different experiences, backgrounds, and has different personalities, but we all feel so strongly about one dude's art that we are compelled to come on here and write about it- to convey that elusive and unattainable spirit that Neil is and by extension, puts into his art. That magic that Neil has to make us FEEL, time and time again. No other artist has that over us and so strong it is that we need to reach out to others to express that experience, that feeling- except many times, in our immediate lives, there are few who "get" this thing that we do. So, like reaching out into the vast darkness, we grab a hold of others here on this site. Others that get it. It’s like a couple giddy teenagers, grabbing a hold of each-other’s shoulders, with both hands, and a joyous expression on our faces as we look eye to eye, yelling out "We get IT!!” because we have found others, (out of the billions who don’t), who know exactly what we feel. We may put it in different words and have different opinions, but we all are MOVED by Neil’s music. We love the sorrow and innocence in his voice. We know that driving, imperfect guitar playing truly is perfect. We know what was happening when he wrote “down by the river” and what he felt when he wrote ‘Change your mind’. We love the soaring yet crunchy ride when Crazy Horse gets into a full gallop. We can almost feel the fragrant breeze coming off green hills and pastures, on our faces when we listen to Harvest. We all think of a loved one- past or present, when we hear Harvest Moon and felt the effects of Honeyslides when we listen to On the Beach. Being a Neil Young fan is like being a fan of no other- and we know it. As we follow his twisted road to where ever it leads, it’s good to connect with fellow travelers. It’s a great feeling, and one I get most often here, on good ole Thrashers Wheat. Thanks Thrasher

At 8/16/2010 08:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all due respect Thrasher - GROW UP!

this is a message board, filled with myriad opinions.

Deal with it or go home (wait, you already did).


At 8/16/2010 09:01:00 PM, Anonymous Isabella said...

Jill that was beautiful and genuine.

Thank you for saying what a lot us feel.

And I'll just say: What she said too.

Don't let the cyber-bullies bring you down,
Isabella from Idaho
ps - SSS is pschyo sicko, check his link

At 8/16/2010 09:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, you are so f'n PUNKED!!!!!!

You don't know it, but you are.

If you were a real man, you'd run a real website like HyperRust & not some peace of crap blog.

At 8/16/2010 09:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Neil is doing for the Gulf seems to reflect better on him than the fans who criticize him.

Neil, sad to say, but some of your fans truly are not of your music.

But trust me when I say, there a lot who love you & you know it.

God bless everyone in the Gulf. inclusing the fish & birds & little creatures.


At 8/16/2010 09:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homegrown's all right with me.

Just sayin' in my opinions. ha

At 8/16/2010 09:20:00 PM, Anonymous Brian Gainford said...

So like Neil to take an interest in the misfortunes of others, more power to him. The detractors have just no soul.

Even Neil Young has got soul.

At 8/16/2010 09:27:00 PM, Anonymous The JOKERZ said...

if Docter Dipster shuts this site down it would be a bad thing.

1. Doc's too thin skinned.

2. Doc's an embarrassment to those who respect courteous debate.

3. Doc is a neil basher.

3. sorry can't count too well. NO GED yet.

don't take it too badly doc. REACTOR RULEZZZ!! At least he's not a Hypocritter like Thrash!

When the cat's away, the children will PLAY!!!!!!

At 8/16/2010 09:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only there was a way to harness some of this reckless behavior, we could solve the energy crisis right now and end our addiction to fossil fuels like oil & coal.

Moderate, delete, force registrations. Whatever you have to do, just do it, man.

Oh. And if you're hungry? Do you care if it's a factory farmed chicken or family farm chicken?

Didn't think so.

Maybe try fasting and test the theory. Just sayin'

At 8/16/2010 09:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say- the real doc- I don't think is behind this. I've seen too many comments by him that were good and sincere. I agree some are just in jest but not bashing. its just his sense of humor. I think doc got a bum rap.

That being said- I think it Johnny Rocket! who is the loser here. Get a life bro.

Thrasher PLEASE MODERATE! Screw freedom of speech if THIS is what we get.

At 8/16/2010 10:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Johnny Rocket! I am the Neal hater here. I admit it cause I am the real man. I do not understand why all you people must come on here and write good things about a washed up- 80 year old rocker, who charges an exorbitant amount for tickets! I do not understand why everyone doesn't LOVE Cher like I do. Or Liza Minnelli, Britney Spears, or J-Lo. YES, I am a Clay-Mate! I admit I also enjoy a good musical once in a while, that doesn't mean I'm not manly! I love riding my HOG in ass-less chaps and having a good night and a few beers (and some poppers!) down at the Toolbox (they don't call me Johnny Rocket for nothing! ;)
So in closing I just wanted to say; Screw all you Neal Young fans. The only good songs he ever wrote was Heart Of Gold and Horse with No Name! Okay, I'll also give you Greendale (only cause it was a musical)
Goodnight Bitches, I need to go do my "milkshake" in front of the mirror- cause it brings all the boys to the yard...silly goose!
Kiss, Kiss,

Johnny Rocket!

are my man loverzzz!

P.S.S. If you want my butt you best Cough up the Bucks!

Johnny Rocket!

At 8/16/2010 11:00:00 PM, Anonymous Mr Henry said...

Jeff Tweedy did two superb cover songs in his set yesterday, equally magnificent versions of Look Out For My Love and Simple Twist of Fate. This got me thinking and I put together my own wish list of other cover songs that I would love to here him do some time. Maybe he'll pick one for his Farm Aid set.

Cover Songs for Jeff Tweedy

Little Wing
--Neil Young

Little Wing
--Jimi Hendrix

Looking At The Sun
--Matthew Sweet

Ready To Go Home
--Hank Williams

Broken Arrow
--Neil Young

Love Is The Answer
--Todd Rundgren

Love and Mercy
--Brian Wilson

World of Miracles
--Carlene Carter & Howie Epstein

Unbreakable Heart
--Benmont Tench


Oh My Love
--John Lennon

Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
--A. P. Carter

At 8/16/2010 11:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. rule!

I miss Thrasher already. Please don't say its the end. Don't let the 4% win. Carry On! Love it coming! Love is coming to us all!

Keep on Rockin' Thrasher!

At 8/16/2010 11:28:00 PM, Anonymous Mr Henry said...

More Cover Songs for Jeff Tweedy

Cherry Chapstick
--Yo La Tengo

Lose My Breath
--My Bloody Valentine

Down to the Well

Foggy Notion
--Velvet Underground

We Do As You
--The Monks

Daydream Believer
--The Monkees

Crystal Blue Persuasion
--Tommy James

Fresh Air
--Quicksilver Messenger Service

What's Going On?
--Marvin Gaye

So Long My Mom
--Bill Harley

Awful Bliss/Ester's Day
--Guided By Voices

T Bone
--Neil Young

50 Miles of Elbow Room
--F. W. McGee

Submarine Bells
--The Chills

Keep Me In Your Heart
--Warren Zevon

At 8/16/2010 11:33:00 PM, Anonymous Mother Nature on the Run said...

This site is a gift. Thank you, Thrasher and Thrasherette for all the time you spend here!

As for the "social networking" with Neil Young, I think Neil values his life and family (friends) too much to waste his time online. Doesn't he pays people to do that?

I am so with you on Jeff Tweedy's cover of Neil's songs. "Look out for My Love" is such a personal song that I believe only Jeff Tweedy is capable of making it relevant.

I imagine Jimmy James or Eddie Vedder or Jack White or Emmylou covering "Broken Arrow" because they understand the importance of timing & relevance & beauty of that song.

At 8/16/2010 11:37:00 PM, Blogger Worthless Recluse said...

I have to agree with SSS that Thrasher is "too thin skinned", a "a neil sycophant", and "this site is a cluttered mess. it's a web designer's nightmare". This is constructive criticism.

I'm a huge Neil fan and like to check this blog for Neil news, gig reports, and thoughtful articles and fan's comments. I am put off by not being able to find things and having to wait ages for the page to load due to the design; having to wade through articles on Twitter comments; the overly worshipful tone; the obsession with bad reviews etc.

On the last point: I have been exasperated by bad reviews of Neil shows I missed when I couldn't afford to go (recently deemed a crime in itself here), and those who shout for Heart of Gold during the solos - but I think it's better to rise above this than obsess over it like a born-again christian would over the soul of a non-believer. I'm annoyed when I read somebody saying that they want to punch Neil because they think the Archives is a rip-off, but it's also annoying to see people being condescending towards those uninclined to splash out for a BluRay player. Most people who comment here are Neil fans: it should not be a competition.

If you argue a point on the internet, even about music, you stand a good chance of being called an idiot or a Nazi. If you met your opponent face to face, chances are you'd get along better. It's a mistake to equate the internet with 'real life'. Thrasher has a right to moderate offensive comments, but should be big enough to deal with dissent. There will be trolls, but not every dissenting voice is a troll.

@Isabella: "SSS is a psycho sicko", why exactly? Is it because he/she is a fan of heavy metal music (as am I)? If you disagree with a comment, at least try and address this without saying childish offensive things about the commenter.

At 8/17/2010 12:45:00 AM, Anonymous Mr Henry said...

There's no Sport in playing Billiards on a level table.
--Mark Twain

I've no doubt we all have an inner spirit that makes us capable of doing things we never imagined.
--Travis Roy

Longing on a large scale is what makes history.
--Don DeLillo

You are now setting out on one of the most transforming adventures of your life. Each result you achieve will change your view of yourself and of the world you were born into.
--Jose Silva

That already states a considerable amount regarding the contents of enlightenment.
--D. T. Suzuki

In December 1921, a small right whale sighted off Southampton Coast Guard Station was unsuccessfully pursued by a whaleboat crew...but the cry "Whale Off!!" had brought such small response from the local villagers that Cap'n Evvie wondered later "what the matter was. Am I growing old or are the times changing?"
--Peter Matthiessen from Men's Lives

With respect to a herd of this size, please exercise the sort of common sense that come to think of it would keep your thinking man out..anyway.
--David Foster Wallace from Infinite Jest

Can't Buy Me Love

At 8/17/2010 01:20:00 AM, Blogger Burnzy said...

I love Thrasher's Wheat and certainly appreciate the effort and dedication which goes into running this tremendously informative site about my favourite musician.

Yet as a long time reader, the issue of not accepting criticism has always bothered me. Whilst I don't frequently read the comments, I often skim through them and those who have anything remotely negative to say about Neil Young are castrated or censored. This is extremely unfair and I have always thought so. I have many friends who are not fans of Neil Young and openly criticise him. They know he's my favourite artist, but they justifiably don't feel a need to hide their opinion from those of my friends who do. Why can't those with criticism exercise the same transparency as those with praise?

If the criticism is constructive, then let it be said. You can still love an artist and be open to recognizing the faults they have made in their career. Many artists openly do so themselves. As we all know things would be a little bland if we all had the same opinion anyway.

Many Rusties on this site seem to find it very difficult and insulting when someone has something remotely negative to say about Neil Young. I'm pretty sure the man himself would be more than happy to hear people's conflicting thoughts and would accept that people have such views. The 4% stuff is something I have never understood and classing anyone who criticizes a move Neil Young makes as a "hater" is outrageous. The lack of respect for those who don't have something positive to say is unfair and hypocritical.

... but maybe I'm just confused and getting the wrong idea? Apologies if I have not expressed myself clearly

At 8/17/2010 01:56:00 AM, Anonymous Mr Henry said...

The other course leads between two cliffs. One drives a sharp peak into the heavens, and black clouds are round about it; the clouds never disperse, and that peak is never clear in summer or in autumn.
--Homer from The Odyssey

The man never guessed why the supernatural entity came to rescue him. He had long ago forgotten the great bearded blind beggar and the nickel he had given him. I speak now of these matters.
--Phillip K. Dick from Radio Free Albemuth

As I listened to these stories it seemed that through them, like a painted strip of rawhide in a braided rope, ran the name of one who was a boy among the Oglalas the day the chief of his people was shot down. He must have been twelve then...But by the end of those wars, twenty three years later, he was known as the greatest of the fighting Oglalas, and his name, Crazy Horse.....
--Mari Sandoz from Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas

Arnold wasn't revolutionary. We had seven basic plays, plus options, year after year. He preached attention to detail.
--Bob Cousy from Cousy on the Celtic Mystique

I'm winding down, now. I've never known how to finish this, and I still don't.
--Scott Young from Neil and Me

At 8/17/2010 02:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burnzy, Worthless Recluse - thanks so much for the voices of reason. I was starting to think I was the only normal one still hanging out here, between the trolls and the suck-ups and the just plain clueless. I hope Thrasher is still reading, God bless him - he could learn a few things from folks like you.

At 8/17/2010 03:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Thrasher hang in there.

After all it is your blog so you make the rules (to quote I am a Child).

I always look at TW as a place to celebrate the mystery and magic of my favourite musician.

Frankly, I can do without some of the anti-Neil comments made by fellow bloggers.

No one said that Neil, you or me have to be perfect so who are these fools to sit in judgement.

Neil tries to do a good thing ie feed starving people and he is put on trial. I am sure that he would prefer to provide Family Farm chicken but the reality is that small farmers would not have enough chicken.

Ask a starving man/woman if they would rather factory chicken or no chicken and see what they say.

If all the naysayers have a problem with factory chicken why don't they put their money where their mouths are and provide politically correct chicken for these starving people.

Keep up the great work
Holden Grumby

At 8/17/2010 08:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM a Neil fan, NOT the biggest, but a fan nonetheless...should I be allowed here? It's Thrasher's site he can and should have control over it's content...Neil is NOT God IMO and to deify him is unhealthy (for him)and btw he likely doesn't give a f**k about ANY of this...but this is where *I* go for Neil News...


At 8/17/2010 09:16:00 AM, Anonymous SONY said...

I hear some people been talkin' me down,
Bring up my name, pass it 'round.
They don't mention happy times
They do their thing, I'll do mine.

Ooh baby, that's hard to change
I can't tell them how to feel.
Some get stoned, some get strange,
But sooner or later it all gets real.

Walk on, walk on,
Walk on, walk on.

I remember the good old days,
Stayed up all night gettin' crazed.
Then the money was not so good,
But we still did the best we could.

Ooh baby, that's hard to change
I can't tell them how to feel.
Some get stoned, some get strange,
But sooner or later it all gets real.

Walk on, walk on,
Walk on, walk on.

At 8/17/2010 09:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that RE*ACT*OR and ThrashMan buried the hatchet @ the DC summit. What happened?? All of a sudden the old rust wars are being re-fought? Didn't we go thru this a long time ago? The HyperRusties need to give it a rest. Who are these ppl???
So is Doc reaqlly just a REACTOR groupie afterall? He seems so awfully defensive? Like he's guilty of something?
You may not like it, but meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
#9, #9, #9

At 8/17/2010 09:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


In the lonely shack by the railroad track
I spent my younger days
And I guess the sound of the outward bound
Made me a slave to my wanderin' ways.

And the wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And I was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind.

Oh, I met him down in the border town
He vowed we'd never part
Though he tried his best to settle down
Now I'm all alone with a broken heart.

And the wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And I was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind.

And the wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And I was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind.

The next of kin to the wayward wind.

At 8/17/2010 10:10:00 AM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

Wow. I dropped in to read what folks thought of Neil doin' the social networking thing and instead found a huge flame war.
This in itself says much about social networking.

As heard in the film, Anchorman:

Ron Burgundy: Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast!
Brian Fantana: It jumped up a notch.
Ron Burgundy: It did, didn't it?

-Archives Guy

At 8/17/2010 10:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrash is being played for a complete FOOL by these sick puppies!

The trolls have been banned on RUST by THECREW!

So the little trollie boyz CREW rocket boy & Docie & SSS, WR, asg etc come to TW to pick on since he & his lady freind are just sooooo sensitive when anybody's knocks their precious lil Neilie.

The Thrashers need to grow up & get a life.


At 8/17/2010 10:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, we've got the Doc gang isolated now & will move to QT stage.

At 8/17/2010 10:20:00 AM, Anonymous Estonia said...

Peace and love
Flying so high
Peace and love
Too young to die
Peace and love
Now you decide
Stay for the children
You don't really want to go
Can't feel it pulling like you did
Peace and love

Peace and love
Only a ride
Strength is gone
Dying inside
Tell me now
What did you find
Found love in the people
Livin' in a sacred land
Found love in the people
Peace and love

Found love (found ...?)
Saw my mistake
Broke walls of pain to walk again
I saw the dream
I saw the wake
We shared it all
But not the take

Peace and love
Lennon's goodbye
Over Now
Living in time
A broken bell
A nursery rhyme
Deserted by heroes
Strangers in your own land
No way to deny you
No way to deny you
Peace and love

I took it all
I took the oath
I took it all
Til I had most
I took what's left
I gave it breath
I had it all once
I gave it back

At 8/17/2010 10:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Thrasher (if you're still there);

If someone comes into my home and acts, or speaks, in an offensive manner, I ask him to leave. Period. He can stand on the street in front of my house and yell about his rights if he wants to, but he ain't getting back in the door.

No one pays to participate on your site. No one has any rights that you're not inclined to give them. So delete whatever you want and STOP FEELING GUILTY ABOUT IT. If that pisses someone off, let them go over to the Steve Hoffman forums and complain.

99% of the content you provide is invaluable to those of us who love and respect Neil Young. You often remark that Neil doesn't pay attention to what goes on here, but the facts say otherwise, be it concert requests or the extremely valuable response from the Archives Guy(s) who seemed to directly address various issues in a manner that made the content significantly more valuable.

Look - the unfortunate nature of Internet discourse these days is to provide a focus point for a lot of undifferentiated rage that lies barely under the surface of life in the 21st century - Living with War, so to speak, on a number of fronts. That's unlikely to change, so you have to either learn to live with it by allowing it to grow unchecked in the comment columns or excise it by eliminating the source, ruthlessly and without worrying who you're pissing off. But trying to walk an imaginary line, analyzing message by message what's acceptable, marginally acceptable, marginally unacceptable, or completely worthless, is, obviously, driving you crazy.

I would hate to think that walking away is the best solution. You've built the only home most of us know for expressing our love for this great artist.

Maybe consider asking a couple regular contributors to help moderate?

Whatever you decide - best of luck and many thanks.

Pinto(or Flounder)

At 8/17/2010 10:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't let these B*$%&#$'s split up the community.

That's what they want with their silly games & split personalities as they were thru their child abuse issues.

Everyone in Rust/HH/TW & everywhere stick together. Their are rats onboard and they need to be tossed.


At 8/17/2010 10:38:00 AM, Anonymous The Shadow in the Lightness said...

Long ago in the book of old,
Before the chapter where dreams unfold
A battle raged on the open page,
Love was a winner there overcoming hate
Like a little girl who couldn't wait.

Love and only love will endure
Hate is everything you think it is
Love and only love will break it down
Love and only love, will break it down
Break it down, break it down.

Tomorrow is a long long time if you're a memory
Trying to find peace of mind
Spirit come back to me,
Give me strength and set me free
Let me hear the magic in my heart.

Love and only love will endure
Hate is everything you think it is
Love and only love will break it down
Love and only love, will break it down
Break it down, break it down.

Long ago in the book of old,
Before the chapter where dreams unfold
A battle raged on the open page,
Love was a winner there overcoming hate
Like a little girl who couldn't wait.

Love and only love will endure
Hate is everything you think it is
Love and only love will break it down
Love and only love.

At 8/17/2010 10:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocket boy that was beyond gross. I know that' was your point. Really now. Don't you think we see your abuse for what it really is now? You've just been exposed and everyone knows it now. rWr has your #. Aren't you embarrassed? Have you no shame? What would your poor mommie think about how her boy just never managed to growup into a real man?

move along. mission accomplished. You've driven a stake into the lovely Thrashers hiding behind haybales.


At 8/17/2010 10:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen, I saw what was going on here a few days and was apalled. I haven't really read most of this garbage.

But I can tell you this. If you've ever spent time with the Thrashers, you know their are genuine fans & lovely ppl.
Relax. It's only R&R

tim in MD

At 8/17/2010 10:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wayward Wind - Stan Lebowsky and Herb Newman.

Covered by Neil Young on Old Ways.

At 8/17/2010 10:56:00 AM, Anonymous Big John said...

Old ways, it sure is hard to change 'em
Come what may
It's hard to teach a dinosaur a new trick
Lately I've been finding out
I'm set in my ways
Old ways, can be your ball and chain.

Oh, I'm gonna stop that grass
And give up all this drinking
Really gonna make my life last
Clean up my whole way of living
Up until the party last night
I was a different man
But old ways got their way again.

The economy was getting so bad
I had to lay myself off
Well, working was a habit I had
So I kept showin' up anyway
Then one day things turned around
I got my back pay
Old ways comin' through again.

I got old ways.

At 8/17/2010 11:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is GOING ON???

has Thrash unleashed his fascist goon sqaud???

All we're only trying to say give FREE SPEECH A CHANCE!!!


At 8/17/2010 11:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shadows climb up the garden wall
Upon the green the first leaf falls
It's the prime of life and the king and queen
Step out into the sun, (Oh yeah)

Are you feeling all right
Not feeling too bad myself
Are you feeling all right, my friend?

Footsteps run down the castle hall
To the rooms of the paper doll

It's the prime of life, where the spirit grows
And the mirror shows both ways (Oh yeah)

Are you feeling all right
Not feeling too bad myself
Are you feeling all right, my friend?

When I first saw your face
It took my breath away
When I first saw your face
It took my breath away

Shadows fly up the garden wall
Upon the green the first leaf falls
It's the prime of life and the king and queen
Step out into the sun (Oh yeah)

Are you feeling all right
Not feeling too bad myself
Are you feeling all right, my friend?

At 8/17/2010 11:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that the Thrashers have gone into hiding. T-ette's pretty frightened. yeah baby.

So whoever put the word out to put a hit on TW should step away from the keyboardZ. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!! Libururls suck. serves'm right

TW is TOAST!!! Just like that CH CD we'll never see.

ps - good work njr!

At 8/17/2010 11:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in the conscious world
We place our theories down
Why man must bring us to our knees
Before he sees the weakness of his sinful plan
The power in his hand
Will never touch a friend

Throw your hatred down
Throw your hatred down

Meanwhile in the underworld
The weaknesses are seen
By peasants and presidents
Who plan the counter-scheme
Children in the schoolyard
Finish choosing teams
Divided by their dreams
While a TV screams

Throw your weapons down
Throw your weapons down

The wheel of fortune
Keeps on rollin' down
The street that's paved with sinful plans
There but for circumstance
May go you or I
Dressed in gold lame
Find a place to stay

Throw your hatred down
Throw your hatred down
Throw your hatred down
Throw your weapons down

At 8/17/2010 11:22:00 AM, Anonymous ARSE said...

Trolls are online terrorists?!?! Little strong there Tharsh buddy. Rumor is that you're calling in reinforcements. Words circulating that you're behind getting all your TW culties to rally. Let'm cum cause we'll rip'm to shreds. you want ugly, you ain't seen nothin when we bring on our POSSE.

Paranoid much? Maybe if u didn't delete & hate so much this wouldnt have happened. U can't never CENSOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!

not jr or doc or dip
(catch me if u can) You don't know my IP. I might be in Aussie land. or i might be right next door. watch your back TMAN!

At 8/17/2010 11:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

***ATTENTION: For anyone still reading that's behind the Thrashers side on this.****

They're doing fine. They're offline for this outrageous obscenity.
Let the boys hurl they're feces amongst themselves for awhile. Eventually they'll get bored. They all have ADD/Obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

At 8/17/2010 11:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long ago in the book of old,
Before the chapter where dreams unfold
A battle raged on the open page,
Love was a winner there overcoming hate
Like a little girl who couldn't wait.

Love and only love will endure
Hate is everything you think it is
Love and only love will break it down
Love and only love, will break it down
Break it down, break it down.

Tomorrow is a long long time if you're a memory
Trying to find peace of mind
Spirit come back to me,
Give me strength and set me free
Let me hear the magic in my heart.

Love and only love will endure
Hate is everything you think it is
Love and only love will break it down
Love and only love, will break it down
Break it down, break it down.

Long ago in the book of old,
Before the chapter where dreams unfold
A battle raged on the open page,
Love was a winner there overcoming hate
Like a little girl who couldn't wait.

Love and only love will endure
Hate is everything you think it is
Love and only love will break it down
Love and only love.

At 8/17/2010 11:29:00 AM, Anonymous setlistthief said...

Whew, that was rough. Reading through some of those comments was like getting a root canal.

Thrasher, you've got a great place here but I don't know how you do it. If this were my blog, I would have shut it down after the "dickhead" comment. You don't need that, your visitors don't need that. Just walk on.

Freedom of speech, huh? With that right comes responsibility-something the troll/haters will never understand.

At 8/17/2010 11:51:00 AM, Anonymous SONY said...

make everyone sign in T -

Then the trolls and geeks can go somewhere else.

What a waste of time, breath, effort, brain cells.....

At 8/17/2010 12:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I've said it once on this site but I'll say it again.
Wyatt to Billy:We blew it.
Thrash.Do NOT let the bastards win.Free speech is one thing.Bullshit is another.I'm proud and blessed to be a Neil Young fan.

Rancho Relaxo

At 8/17/2010 12:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now the BIG T has got all his hippie buddies posting love songs.
Let's show the NJR/DOCDIPPER/SSS & CREW rookies how pro's DO IT TOASTY STYLE!

At 8/17/2010 12:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a random kind of thing
Came upon a delicate flower
I can't believe a machine gun sings
Driveby, driveby, driveby, driveby

Well he borrowed his girlfiend's car
Went out riding with the boys
Now she's gone like a shooting star
Driveby, driveby, driveby, driveby

Now she's gone like a shooting star
Trail of dreams Tragic trail of fire
Now she's gone like a shooting star
Driveby, driveby, driveby, driveby

Well you feel invincible
It's just a part of life
There's a feud going on and you don't know
Driveby, driveby, driveby, driveby

At 8/17/2010 01:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so totally don't understand what is going on here????

unfriggin beleivable

At 8/17/2010 01:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Frontier town, home of the western hero
Frontier justice, dealt with the iron hand

He wore a long coat to the ground
He wore big boots that made a sound
He wore a six gun on his hip
But now he doesn't carry it

Sure enough, he was a western hero
On the deck, sighting an old Jap zero

And on the shores at Normandy
He fought for you, he fought for me
Across the land and on the sea
But now he's just a memory

And in the distance, the rocket's red glare
The bombs burst in the air
This time we're never going back

Through the years he changed somehow
He's different now
He's different now

Open fire, here comes the western hero
Standing there, big money in his hand
Sure enough, he was a western hero, Sure enough

lyrics by n young

At 8/17/2010 01:21:00 PM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

This thread is a shining example of why we are doomed as a species.

At 8/17/2010 01:24:00 PM, Anonymous Mother Nature on the Run said...

Visiting online forums is like going into a strange cellar with no light source. From time to time, abusive predators find their way into the cellar looking for victims.

Personally, I'd like to know the "person" with whom I am debating or conversing. However, because this is a public forum and I can't see who the person is, all I can go on is the personality they leave behind from the comments they contribute.

I am thankful for all the wonderful personalities who make this a great site!

It's unfortunate that there are always a few people with different incarnations of evil who take offense when Thrasher doesn't approve their comment because it violates the policy here which is what's going on here.

Thrasher, I would definitely change your policy here by prohibiting comments under anonymity.

If people want to lurk from the darkness, then let them. If they want to contribute a comment, however, then they need to come from out of the darkness and quit hiding.

At 8/17/2010 01:27:00 PM, Blogger keys left hanging said...

Wow, this is some cosmic debris to wade through. Thrasher and Thrashette- Do not let these loony trolls bring you down! You are heroes,and flat out good people. Your unselfish work has provided an invaluable resource to Neil Young fans. So you are charged with wantonly supporting Neil's stances, hell, it's a fan website, not a morality play. Shut down the Wheat for a breather and let these "free speech" demagogues scurry off through the manure for another feeding frenzy behind their cowardly anonymity. Your friends and fans will still be there awaiting your revival.
Be the Rain! klh

At 8/17/2010 01:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right wing trolls will always be just trolls.

They hate Obama. They hate progressives. They hate hippies. They hate the UN, diplomacy, and peace/disarmament efforts. They hate reforms of health care, Wall St., and immigration. They hate science, in fact many are creationists, and some even blog about it. They hate the secular nature of our nation. They hate environmental protection, requiring polluters to be responsible for their own cleanup, and especially hate climate efforts. They hate unions and any attempt to level the playing field to give all Americans economic opportunities. They hate the government, except the military-industrial complex. They hate abortion rights. They hate public schools and really hate higher education. They hate anyone in the media except far right personalities like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. Or Palin. They hate anyone who doesn’t think Obama is a secret islamist and/or marxist who was born in Kenya.

They just love to hate.

At 8/17/2010 01:32:00 PM, Anonymous DOC (REALLY) said...

Firstly thanks for highlighting my problem..that ALL my comments are 'innnocuous and inane.'

Secondly... "spoofing ID's" of the most serious offences....

Except for about 2 (and that was only in frustration) I have ALWAYS signed Who I am.
When I "registered" myself for the second time in my life..(the first time was becoming a physician),I thought I was appeasing all of your concerns.

I made it quite obvious, purely for continuity that 'Doc' was a reincarnation of 'dr dip' and posted quite "regularly" as johnathan would say..trying to be always on topic, sometimes tongue in cheek and Yes, sometimes innocuous and inane...BUT NEVER OFFFENSIVE OR TROLLISH.

For the life of me, I can't fathom why you think I have some sort of hidden secret agenda coming to the wheat.You've obviously developed a totally false impression of me as a person ,and that is sad.

I luv this site as I have said repeatedely, and promote and support when I can..and that does not give me the right to come and write vitreolic, diatribe or dribble and I am aware of that.

I am quite happy to have the one identity and always have and it was never my intention to be a so called sock puppet or just chaff.

I am not here to "harsh your mellow" as you say, but merely participate like the rest of the wheat.

Lastly, I AM a passionate Neil fan and have been from the first time I heard his music some 40 odd years ago.

If I parodise a song of Neil's or write a little poem on a topic in question, it is so spontaneous and impulsive that the ink would not even be dry yet.I do it without intentional malice or embarrassment to is just my personality..and if that is an offence i am terribly sorry.

Why do I always seem to be apologising for my personality?..there are plenty of bigger 'arseholes' out there than me to worry about! lol

All I ask Thrash is to be consistent with your adjudication of chaff and maybe just let the wheat decide what is 'innocuous and inane'.

Funny, I got the impression you embraced diverse personalities.

I might not be everyone's 'cup of tea'..and I am not trying to be.

For every 'doc' out there and for every 'jonathan'... that is what makes the site so enjoyable I thought, be able to express yourself and your feelings about your love of Neil's music however way you wanted to.

One last point, and hopefully this is the last of this continual 'clash'. I don't know whether its the fact that I am down in Oz or that my computer is set up wrong with the server (I am not a computer whizz I'm afraid)..
but comments seem to to take ages to come up, sometimes appear and then disappear which then gives me the wrong impression that I am being vetoed even before you get to see them.

are comments to the wheat that bad and spiteful sometimes that you have to resort to blog owner approval.
Is running the 'wheat' just a sideline passion of yours or are you doing this full time?
This is a legitimate,curious question.

once again thanks for taking the time to "clear" things up regarding the comments policy and the like, Thrash.

hoping to be allowed to participate without prejudice in the future with my registered blog name...

doc (and only doc)

p.s. now I have just tried to send this comment under my registered ID name and it would not accept it, hence I will send it under anonymous ,but sign it doc

At 8/17/2010 01:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Looking at the grave
At the scenery around you
Home of the brave
Sometimes they leave you like they found you
Sometimes they worship you
Sometimes they tear your houses down
Sometimes they comfort you
Sometimes they spread your life around

Nothing you can see
That they won't try to give you
Land of the free
Where the legend will outlive you
When you earn their trust
When you are truly in danger
Where greed and lust
Have never been a stranger

Home of the brave
That's where heroes need protection
Media images slaves
Live by random selection
You sell your heart
But that's not the price of freedom
Where things are useful
Only when you need them

Where will you go
When you need to make some changes
Who will you love
In a world of constant strangers
I'll go with you
If you want to take a hero home
I'll stay behind
If you want to take a hero home

Looking at the grave
At the scenery around you
Home of the brave
Sometimes they leave you like they found you

Home of the brave
Home of the brave
Home of the brave
Home of the brave
Home of the brave
Home of the brave

At 8/17/2010 01:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

boo-hoo .

Look @ Doc now. seems a little contrite & scared, eh???. a rat cornered. HA. biting the hand that feeds him. feeling the heat of his own medicine & scalpel. Guess he f'd his router settings, screwed up the IPs and the TW police are zeroing in. Yeah, this has Thrash's fingerprints all over it. I told you guys he was smart little fucker & you stoopid jerks fell right into it. knock, knock. FBI should be coming by anytime now.

meanwhile, watch THE DOC & co-pilot Rocket Boy twist & squirm & pray for their souls.. if they have one.

At 8/17/2010 01:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrashers say they appreciate support.

They're not following this thank god.

So if you do post support (& keep it coming!), send them also as a separte email directly to them.

The Green Family

At 8/17/2010 01:54:00 PM, Blogger Matthew Lintzenich said...

Thrasher is just making a point by letting the childish, idiotic troll posts through. Kind of showing us what he and Thrashette have to deal with on a daily basis.

It's not censorship to delete incoming posts by trolls. Trolls are called trolls for a reason. They spam message boards with idiotic b.s., nonsensical spews of hateful language, and cause disruptions in the dialogue, making it impossible to have an intelligent discussion.

This has been an ongoing problem on the internet since the 90's. Anybody who disagrees with censoring TROLLS is likely a troll.

It has nothing to do with freedom of speech and everything to do with providing a forum in which people can freely speak without the whole place being overrun by idiots whose AGENDA is to disrupt and destroy the discourse.

Also, comments like this:

"Thrash feels the needs to Censor those that he disagrees with."

Are OBVIOUSLY, PLAINLY WRONG. Just go LOOK AT THE PREVIOUS THREADS. People disagree intelligently ALL THE TIME, and their posts get let through.

I have never once seen Thrasher suppress one side of an argument - indeed, I have witnessed a great deal of fairness from Thrash.

If you don't understand the concept and necessity of MODERATION on the internet, then you're either a 12 year old, or have been living under a bridge for the past 15 years.

No offense to those stuck living under bridges.

Thrasher provides a GREAT forum for news and discussion, and for people to disrespect that is ridiculous.

We can all disagree, and have a great time respecting each other while we're at it.

Or we can act like little children and throw tantrums and cause disruptions.

It's your choice. Nobody is censoring opinion, only disruption.

At 8/17/2010 02:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you get weak, and you need to test your will
When life's complete, but there's something missing still
Distracting you from this must be the one you love
Must be the one whose magic touch can change your mind
Don't let another day go by without the magic touch

Distracting you (change your mind)
Supporting you (change your mind)
Embracing you (change your mind)
Convincing you (change your mind)

When you're confused and the world has got you down
When you feel used and you just can't play the clown
Protecting you from this must be the one you love
Must be the one whose magic touch can change your mind
Don't let another day go by without the magic touch

Protecting you (change your mind)
Restoring you (change your mind)
Revealing you (change your mind)
Soothing you (change your mind)

You hear the sound, you wait around and get the word
You see the picture changing everything you've heard
Destroying you with this must be the one you love
Must be the one whose magic touch can change your mind
Don't let another day go by without the magic touch

Destroying you (change your mind)
Embracing you (change your mind)
Protecting you (change your mind)
Confining you (change your mind)
Distracting you (change your mind)
Supporting you (change your mind)
Distorting you (change your mind)
Controlling you (change your mind)
Change your mind (change your mind)
Change your mind, change your mind (change your mind)
Change your mind (change your mind)

The morning comes and there's an odor in the room
The scent of love, more than a million roses bloom
Embracing you with this must be the one you love
Must be the one whose magic touch can change your mind
Don't let another day go by without the magic touch

Embracing you (change your mind)
Concealing you (change your mind)
Protecting you (change your mind)
Revealing you (change your mind)
Change your mind, change your mind (change your mind)
Change your mind (change your mind)
Change your mind, change your mind (change your mind)
Change your mind (change your mind)
Change your mind, change your mind
Change your mind
Change your mind, change your mind
Change your mind
Change your mind, change your mind
Change your mind, change your mind

At 8/17/2010 03:10:00 PM, Blogger Matthew Lintzenich said...

Well, at least the troll is posting lyrics from really awesome Neil songs from one of his most awesome albums.

Once again, nobody is censoring opinion, only disruption.

At 8/17/2010 03:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Neil said during The Last Waltz: "We got it now Robbie"

At 8/17/2010 03:31:00 PM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

I think that Thrasher should go drink five or six beers, then fire something up, and then sit back and laugh as he wades through this crap.

I have to laugh at the foolishness of humans...including me.

At 8/17/2010 03:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG... What the F*** is going on here?
Kind of interesting isn't it?

First of all, Thrasher and Thrashette, please remember that running a blog like this can rumble your emotions every now and then. It's part of the game, at least when you try to do the right thing. Like you always have done in my opinion. In situations like this it's good to get yourself some six packs of beer at your local store and put an album like Ragged Glory on your old record player and play it really loud for a while. Love and Only Love and Mansion On The Hill are good medicine that will always work. Any Neil will make you feel better.
So much respect from this side of the Ocean!!!
Love and Only Love.

Because Sound Matters.

At 8/17/2010 03:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Henry, thanks for mentioning Foggy Notion in your Tweedy list. I am listening to it right now. Cool song that I almost forgot. It has a great drive and would easy fit on NY's FITR album... well, more or less...

At 8/17/2010 03:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are those who can't abide the thought of a group having harmless fun & loving something passionately.

Kind of like the threat once posed by teenagers dancing at sock-hops in the '50's.

Just keep on thrashin' in the free world!

At 8/17/2010 04:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Fallen angel
Who's your saviour tonight
You're surrounded by these walls and neon lights
Hungry people move like waves behind the beat
Where's the big drum
Where's the feel of body heat
Where's the big drum
Where's the feel of body heat

At 8/17/2010 04:16:00 PM, Anonymous doc said...

Dear Thrash,As it seems I've found the "on Topic" thread for my concerns,I might as well "clear" them up while I've got the chance, then I'll never go there again! ..I promise!

Concern 1. "Off topic"

The words "Off Topic", in my interpretation,seem very clear..."deviating to a subject that is far removed or has no connection to the thread in question."
Funnyly enough, I did a bit of "surfing on your site" and found where you can google most of someone's comments, "undeleted of course".. Call me ignorant, but I've always only gone to "fresh wheat" when I've come to your site.,so I wasn't aware you could do this..Anyway lo and behold was the 145 comments or so of that idiot "Dr Dip". Well... I didn't realise that I'd written so much "Shit" over the months.
I'm terribly sorry Thrash and fellow rusties!
..But strangely..I thought..most of the "shit" if not all was "on topic" for the thread in question at the time.except for some pseudo who had obviously worked out my password.
So..This is the new improved "doc" all "institutionalised" as Red would say in the "Shawshank redemption" I'm applying for "parole" back on the "Wheat".
Please accept me!
"Doc"(previously known as that evil DR DIP!

At 8/17/2010 04:26:00 PM, Anonymous DOC (was Dr Dip) said...

Thrash, the only reason I've written soo many responses is that I didn't think you received the first ones i.e. note the time between responses. Then all of a sudden you publish them all at once which then goes and makes me look like I'm beating a dead horse.
Look I only want to participate and respond with the other bloggers... nothing more ,nothing less.
Ya keep on wiping my "on topic" responses on certain threads.
What is contravening your comments policy here? Please tell me coz I'm very frustrated with what I'm supposed to be doing wrong.
Ya took 2 of my comments that I had back off where I was expressing praise and agreement to Pinto and Astrololee..a bit of Neil discussion and reminiscing relating to the Archives.
Have you got me flagged when comment moderation is off or something?
I thought we'd solved these off topic issues.
Just what is your gripe with me? I'm am not the snark you think I am!
Ya say I'm wasting your time and the other bloggers. Ya sorta wasting your own time with your insistent paranoia about everything I write and yet you'll go and publish some random troll's comments.
For christ's sake just put me outa my misery will ya!
And whats going on with blog identity? One minute I've got it.. "blogger id" with
Red "B" and all, then the next minute I've got to go on with it prompting my old "Dr Dip" user name.Look I'm obviously no computer whizz..I'm just following the prompts when I go to comment.

Look,I don't really want to be relegated to the back of the blog in some naughty boy corner with my own little gripe post..I just wanna comment with the rest of the wheat, thats all I ask.
Thanks Thrash Doc (Dr Dip)
P.s. please don't delete this.. your the only one that's reading it anyway!

At 8/17/2010 04:27:00 PM, Anonymous Dr DOC DIP said...

Dear Thrash, thankyou for being so patient with my weak computer skills.
I had established a google account well before I had established a blog account. everything was going fine..had the red 'B' goin' with the new "doc" name and everything.

Everything went to shit when you did not answer my responses on my now "exclusive non topic Dipthread".After about 3 non answered responses, you then put them on collectively, but not before in frustration,I responded in my old nemesis "Dr Dip".I then strangely lost my "doc" account even though I still had my g mail account.If you had let the posts go through without "comment moderation" there probably wouldn't of been any hassles.

I assure you Thrash, my comments will always be "non trollish" and "on Topic" for the thread in question.
I don't know why you are making soo much work for yourself with this "comment moderation"..having to censor/veto every comment that comes in from the wheat.

As I have said before, I'm sure the fellow "wheaties" will condemn any comments from trolls that are so called"Anti Neil".
Get back to the "old Thrasher" where freedom of comment it negative or positive was tolerated, which makes the thread interesting when there's controversy anyway.

I've noticed my sentiments are not exclusive to me.

I fully appreciate that it is your site and you have the right to run and police it anyway you want. I luv visiting and enjoy and appreciate the work you obviously put in to it.

Look,all that I'm suggesting is, please don't let it turn out like George Orwell's "Animal farm".Get back to the old rules of engagement where the wheat wasn't soo heavily policed.

May I take the freedom in bastardising an old classic couple of lines from CSNY'S song "Chicago"

.."So Thrasher's got our comments, bound and gagged

"and he's chained them to a chair

Won't you please stop this embargo,
just let them in

In a blog that's known for freedom

how can such a thing be fair

Thrash, will'ya please stop your embargo

Don't stop, the fun this blog can bring

You can change this world

rearrange this world

You've started, (let a fan say his own gripe)

You've started(rules and regulations who needs them!!

Throw'm out the dooooor!!!!

Peace t, Doc

At 8/17/2010 04:29:00 PM, Anonymous doc (little doc) said...

Well, "hear" I am thrasher... in the "naughty blogger"'s corner,... in the back woods....well away from any on topic, current thread..
so.. .if ya just give me the courtesy of explaining to me, and showing me where ANYONE of my posts I've ever made has contravened the comments policy please do.

Look, I'm not an idiot..I know full well you can cross reference IPS addresses and play "big brother" and the like..and it is patently obvious that I have resorted to going on as 'anonymous'
(but still sign) just to appease the "jonathans" of this blog site,
but all I am asking is to be consistent and not hypocritical when it comes to vetoing and deleting.

You're the one that seems to have a big issue with me.. we seem to have an unwarranted personality crash...shit, alls I want to do is participate as I have said 'consistently'and wilfully.

Is there ONE thing that I have done that is SO utterly offensive that I can be so consistently deleted!
Christ, some of the comments you let through compared to some of my innocuous, inane comments well surpass the comments policy.

Obviously my 'Dear Jonathan' letter didn't solve any issues and I'm sad for that..I really do think that I have comment to offer,
but please, if you are going to strategically delete me so it makes my other comments look totally out of context..well.

Look, I read your comments policy over and over and for the life of me,I don't know what I am 'consistently, constantly and wilfully' doing.

If I have ever made a comment that sounded a tiny bit "offensive", its purely in frustration.
I've tried commenting with a touch of humour, without humour,anally, topically..but you still delete me.
I'll say it again Thrash..I AM NOT SOME VENOMOUS TROLL..I am just a passionate Neil fan that enjoys a wonderful site that allows me to inter relate to fellow passionate Neil fans...Yep..I'm definitely guilty of that!!

Dr dip, doc, a fan of a fan

(and they are the only ones I have ever blogged under)

At 8/17/2010 04:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey doc/DIP/Robert Ford/Jesse James, etc.

we told you that you couldn't handle IP spoofing too good. we thought u said u knew what u were doing??? Obviously, you're not qualified to hunt big game. your network sux, man & they are stabbing you in the back trying to make you paranoid. Keep on trollin'. Its all a bg scary conspiracy or something. get a clue. your the victim and have been framed by blog owners buddies.

well this takedown is an EPIC FAIL. This site shoulkd be left to the expert mindfuckers. btw, they've already built a back door trap. things have gotten much tougher to hack & crack after they moved servers earlier. way to go. but you'll probably fall into that as well. lol sheesh

At 8/17/2010 04:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My life is changing in so many ways
I don't know who to trust anymore
There's a shadow running thru my days
Like a beggar going from door to door.

I was thinking that maybe I'd get a maid
Find a place nearby for her to stay.
Just someone to keep my house clean,
Fix my meals and go away.

A maid. A man needs a maid.
A maid.

It's hard to make that change
When life and love turns strange.
And old.

To give a love, you gotta live a love.
To live a love, you gotta be "part of"
When will I see you again?

A while ago somewhere I don't know when
I was watching a movie with a friend.
I fell in love with the actress.
She was playing a part that I could understand.

A maid. A man needs a maid.
A maid.

When will I see you again?

At 8/17/2010 04:41:00 PM, Anonymous Mother Nature on the Run said...


In responding to your initial post and observation about Neil getting more support on Facebook (than here) for his tour of the Gulf, I think it's because most people registered on Facebook do not hide under anonymity.

Once someone is found violating the policy or trolling, they're out of there!

Since people can also protect their privacy over on Facebook, they tend to operate under the dictates of society by being more civil towards each other.

It's only a few of the "personalities" here on TW that misread the intentions of the people leaving the comment. And on rare occasions like on this thread, the vitriole grows faster than bacteria on roadkill.

Why don't you limit comments to people who are registered with a social network like facebook or myspace?

Enjoy your beers, Thrasher & Thrasherette. I'm grilling out tonight in your honor!

Mother Nature on the Run

At 8/17/2010 04:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friends of the T's,

Keep posting song lyrics & sharing the love.

The Green family

At 8/17/2010 04:47:00 PM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

Geez Doc - I must have gotten to you since you keep referencing me in your posts. Sorry about that.

You might want to consider the notion of not giving others the power to offend you.

Could we please get back to discussing Neil Young and his great music? I'm more than guilty of occasionally posting some nonsense, but this thread has turned into endless dribble.

At 8/17/2010 05:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so now *I* am a troll--why? because I DEFENDED Thrasher? because *I* don't think Neil would waste HIS time on FB? because *I* know Neil is NOT God? f**k you anon 10:17...didn't have the courage to sign your post...typical...


At 8/17/2010 05:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doc doth protest too much me thinks. ;)

At 8/17/2010 05:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Embracing, distorting, supporting, comforting
Convincing you, consoling you
Controlling you, destroying you
All over you

I know someday we'll meet again
We come and go that way my friend
It's part of me, it's part of you

You feel invincible, it's just a part of life
You feel invincible, it's just a part of life

At 8/17/2010 05:24:00 PM, Anonymous Dip said...

Dear fellow Wheaties,
Just want to take this opportunity to thank you for your entertainment and sharing your Neil knowledge with me over the last year that I have been coming to the "wheat".

I've really enjoyed the comments and debates on the different threads that are thrown up.

I lost my best friend last May, so I can really relate to feeling hurt.

You guys are the "family" that I've lost and I love the compassion you have for Neil, be it negative or positive and the comeraderie that is shared.

I will really miss this.

Thrash, I'm sorry that I rub you up the wrong way. This is my personality and no matter how much I try to "conform" to be your ideal Neil blogger I just can't seem to "anal"ise my comments.

If I have offended anyone with any thing that I have said over the last year, believe me it was never deliberate or intentional its just me I'm afraid and I apologise for that.

Well, its time to move on and go to a place where I can find peace with myself.

If we meet up, we'll put on Neil together and savour the moment.

I always enjoy Neil when I'm down.

Keep on rockin in the "t" world

Luv Dip

At 8/17/2010 05:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, so let me get this straight.

So this Doc troll thinks is freedom of speech is being trampled?

And this is the sort of crap he posts?

Well, I'm one of the biggest FOS'rs around and I see delete'm.

no worries,

At 8/17/2010 05:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Don't let evil triumph.

Stay strong. Stay vigilant. Friends stick together in hard times. Don't let'm divide us and cause fighing amongst us.

Share the love & peace.

This one goes out to the lovely t-ette:


Down in the valley the sheperd sees
His flock is close at hand
And in the night sky a star is falling down
From someone's hand

Somewhere, somehwere,
I gotta get somewhere
It's not too late, it's not too late
I've got to get somewhere

This time I will take the lead somehow
This time you won't have to show me how

When dreams come crashing down like trees
I don't know what love can do
When life is hanging in the breeze
I don't know what love can do

My heart, my heart
I've got to keep my heart
It's not too late, it's not too late
I've got to keep my heart

My love, I will give to you, it's true
Although I'm not sure what love can do

Somehwere, somewhere
I've got to get somewhere
It's not too late, it's not too late
I've got to get somewhere

Somewhere someone has a dream come true
Somehow someone has a dream come true

At 8/17/2010 08:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

stop Censorship and all this goes away

Bottom line.

Thrasher = Dick Cheney

Johnny Rocket = Freedom

At 8/17/2010 09:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher has engendered alot of ill will over the years by deleting rather innocuous posts (I know firsthand), being the ultimate sycophant, and attacking those he doesn't agree with. He is often full of snark. Not the best combination of qualities to run any site. He'll never get it that debate is good. He'll always return to censoring. He likes to stir up controversy around here when the syncopated bobbleheading gets to be too much, but then he controls what can be said in response to his snark. I like the site, but I don't love it. Thrashers too much of a jerk and is also seriously paranoid. Que sera, sera.

At 8/17/2010 09:16:00 PM, Anonymous OTB said...

The Way, we know the way. We've seen the way
We'll show the way
To getcha back home
To the peace where you belong

If you're lost and think you can't be found
We know the way, we've got the way
We'll lead the way
To getcha back home
To the peace where you belong

The way, we know the way. We've got the way
We'll share the way
To bring you back home
To the peace where you belong

So many lost highways
That used to lead home
But now they seem used up and gone
They sure had the magic
When they were first found

But not this road
This road has never been closed
It's still brand new

The way, we know the way. We've seen the way
We'll show the way
To bring you back home
To the peace where you belong

If you're lost and think you can't be found
We know the way. We've got the way
We'll lead the way
To getcha back home
To the peace where you belong

Where you belong, where you belong, where you belong
We know the way
To getcha back home
To the peace where you belong


To touch this soul
Because they just don't know
They just don't know
The way

The way, we know the way. We've seen the way
We'll show the way
To getcha back home
To the peace where you belong

The way, we got the way, we know the way
We'll lead the way
To getcha back home
To the peace where you belong

If you're lost and think you can't be found
We know the way. We've found the way
We'll share the way
To getcha back home
To the peace where you belong

The way, we know the way. We've seen the way
We'll show the way
To get you back home
To the peace where you belong


At 8/17/2010 09:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher wants his cake and to eat it, too.

Obviously once you've eaten your cake, you won't have it any more!

Thus - the joke is on Thrasher!

At 8/17/2010 10:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, hello hello, this is Johnny Rocket! again and I just wanted to fill all yous in on a little supthin; I LOVE to make whoopee with Sheep, Goats and especially Moose! Oh goodness me! I love my moose!
Moose, Moose
How I love my Moose
Never had anything as good as a moose
I've had pussy that's tight
and pussy that's loose
But never a pussy as good as a moose.

So yes. That's my secret. Yes, I know I'm a loser. I like farm animals. Is that so bad? Dr. Dip, asg, Jonathan, Jokerz, and ARSE and all the rest, don't worry, don't be jealous. Johnny Rocket! still has lots of love left you for you guys. Oh, I cant stop thinking about our wonderful evenings together with the brie, the champagne, and the vaseline under a gorgeous canopy of stars. Our twister games! You feeding me grapes. You pretending to be a Roman Warrior. The time I gave you a Cleveland steamer. Me using the beads and the gerbil...oooh silly! Feeling your warmth and you hairy back tickling and making my chest itch. Your goopy love mess... Oh lord! Damn! is it hot in here?
Yes, I'm still wearing my ass-less chaps and I'm ready for the ROUGH ride. One thing I can say about Thrasher's Wheat, its a great place to meet loving MEN! Most of them go by Anonymous- those are the good ones- the REAL manly lovers! Oh, how I love to love you. DIP DOC, my lover, you are so poetic. Your grovelling turns me on. Anyways this is the real man, Johnny Rocket! saying YES! I AM A BOTTOM! and that I can not wait for Thrasher to return and DELETE TERRIBLE POSTS- like this one. I hope he deletes me all together...woo! that sounds kinky- move over Thrashette!

Cough up the nut!

Johnny Rocket!

At 8/17/2010 10:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey Johnny Rocket wannabe -

learn how to spell.

it's "altogether."


At 8/17/2010 10:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Chooch, boy oh boy, you got me there. Mr. Smarty Pants. Much too smart for me! So what do you look like honey? Kiss, Kiss,

Johnny Rocket!

At 8/17/2010 10:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cough up the bucks!!!

At 8/17/2010 10:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought so. bitch.

At 8/17/2010 10:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cough Up the Bucks!

At 8/17/2010 10:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live for playing live. All my records are live, since After the Gold Rush, with the exception of Trans and the vocals on Landing on Water.
Neil Young

At 8/17/2010 10:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Puke out the dumb!!

At 8/17/2010 10:27:00 PM, Blogger Matthew Lintzenich said...

Dr. Dip: you really take the moderation too personally, man. I say just lighten up about it, really. I mean, it's not the end of the world if your comment doesn't make it through. Besides, half the time I think you are mistaken in thinking you're being moderated.

Anonymous Troll: This is just getting old. Like, a crying little bully who won't shut up. Really, now I totally get why the moderation exists. You are only proving Thrasher's point by acting like a 3rd grader who needs Ritalin.

Thrash: Please come back and delete all this garbage. It doesn't even make me mad, the way a semi-literate troll might. It's just sad. Like, I had no idea that there are people in this world who are actually this stupid. I feel sorry for the poor troll, but he definitely needs his posts deleted, and a visit from a professional physician who can prescribe a massive Ritalin dose.

At 8/17/2010 10:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Think I'll roll another
Blogger for their dough!"


At 8/17/2010 11:56:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

WTF!!...I have just logged on and cannot believe what I am reading!

1. how the stuff did I get roped into this shit in the first place?

2 Someone has gone to a lot of trouble top rewrite archive comments under my blog name

3. if you want to discredit me as a genuine Neil fan and lover of this site go ahead!

4.I have been a registered blogger per Thrash's request for well over a year.."doc"

5. I kept off the wheat per thrash'e request on a read only basis for months and I come back to all this crap!! give a F*%KIN BREAK would you!
I am not part of some bullshit FBI CIA "LETS BRING DOWN THRASH conspiracy group


I HAVE NO!... HEAR ME?... NO NO NO AFFILIATION WITH ALL THESE F*&&^KIN TROLLS. the person that has gone to a lot of F*%KIN trouble to instigate me into some arsehole ringleader,rebel group by laboriously re wrting my archives comments..just what are you trying to achieve hear arsewipe?

for FUCKSAKE all I ever wanted to to was be a part and comment with the rest of the wheat.

MY comments have never been insightful, TROLLISH or OFFENSIVE.

JOhnathon, I only mentioned youi r name in responses because you were the person egged on thrasher in believing I was some evil stuffin over exposed troll..get a life and grow up.


TO Matthew , Greg M, Mr Henry, shitty horse MNOTR, Dan, BIG CHIEF, asg, Pinto, Sony and especially Liza Jill and Sandy
and any of my other fellow bloggers and ESPECIALLY YOU THRASH who I feel are my "family" I apologise what what has occurred on this site and sincerely hope that you can see through all this shit and judge me as a person whose integrity anbd character is being unfairly challenged..the biggest concern here is that mud sticks and my credibility and authenticity as a thrasher's wheatie is being severely and unfairly smeared.
I hope at the end of all this shitfight we can come out as friends on a site I dearly luv and we can get back to enjoying each others comments and our common bond for our passion for Neil!

thanks doc

P's. I apologise for the uppercase print and expletives its just hard not to react when ya have so much shit and accusations unfairly thrown at you

At 8/18/2010 12:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good post Doc, assuming it's really you this time...I for one applaud Thrasher's courage for leaving all that garbage up when he could've easily deleted it...maybe we can get back to "normal" tomorrow, if not sooner...


At 8/18/2010 06:39:00 AM, Anonymous eric said...

This is crazy! Can we get back to the old Wheat please?

At 8/18/2010 08:04:00 AM, Anonymous SONY said...

To the REAL doc....

Neil said it and has sung it recently

I believe (in) you.

At 8/18/2010 08:22:00 AM, Anonymous Frankieman said...

As Matthew Lintzenich already said, I think the comments on this story show us why Trasher needs to moderate the comments. It's really unbelievable what some folks are posting here.

I've just found out about TW for about a month or three and in that short period of time I've read dozens of critical posts towards Neil, this site and Trasher himself, and those comments are still there now. However I have also seen some comments like many here above, comments that are plain rude and sometimes even offensive. Those comments deserve to be deleted. Criticsism can be found all over TW, and although Trasher may speak out against them for almost always being anonymous and not very constructive for anyone, which is his right as a blogger, he doesn't delete them, sometimes he even uses them in his blogs to provoke a discussion as he did with the story on the Twisted Road tour being somewhat similair to the Tonights The Night tour. Would some facist dictator like blogger use critical comments to provoke a discussion? No, he would just delete them and never mention them.

Trasher, don't let this stupid trolling wave bring you down. In the short time I'm on the site, I've already come to love it.

At 8/18/2010 08:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This message is for the Thrashers. I have had such a variety of emotions the last few day reading these comments. I have felt anger, sadness, anxiety, and I have to admit I laughed my ass off a couple of times.

I had no idea this is what you have to deal with on a daily basis. My admiration for you both has increased imeasurably. How do you sift through this and maintain any kind of mellow??

I am so worried these are the last days of this site and I just wanted to get one last comment in. I will miss it terribly but would totally understand if you just can't go through this anymore.

To all of you who say we accept no criticism of Neil. Well you are right. Are we off the deep end?? YES. Do we practically worship him? YES! Again, aside from my brother, I have no body to share this with. It is so wonderful to have a place to interact with others who are as obsessed as I am with the man and his music.

I am completely used to the fact that most people don't see it my way and that is fine with me. I am not on a crusade to convince anybody of anything. Just leave us alone and let us do our thing.

It says something about a person who can only feel better about themselves by trying to make others look bad. How sad for you.

Much love and respect and Thanks to the Thrasher's (and all my friends here. I hope we meet again someday

Sandy Horne

At 8/18/2010 09:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Doc so defensive about this?

Only the guilty squirm this much.

At 8/18/2010 09:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an accident
I was driving way too fast
Couldn't stop though
So I let the moment last
I'm for rollin'
I'm for tossin' in my sleep
It's not guilt though
It's not the company I keep

People my age
They don't do the things I do
They go somehwere
While I run away with you
I got my friends
And I got my children too
I got her love
She's got my love too

I can't hear you
But I feel the things you say
I can't see you
But I see what's in my way
Now I'm floatin'
Cause I'm not tied to the ground
Words I've spoken
Seem to leave a hollow sound

On the long plain
See the rider in the night
See the chieftain
See the braves in cool moonlight
Who will love them
When they take another life
Who will hold them
When they tremble for the knife

Voicemail numbers
On an old computer screen
Rows of lovers
Parked forever in a dream
Screaming sirens
Echoing across the bay
To the old boats
From the city far away

Homeless heroes
Walk the streets of their hometown
Rows of zeros
On a field that's turning brown
They play baseball
They play football under lights
They play card games
And we watch them every night

Need distraction
Need romance and candlelight
Need random violence
Need entertainment tonight
Need the evidence
Want the testimony of
Expert witnesses
On the brutal crimes of love

I was too tired
To see the news when I got home
Pulled the curtain
Fell into bed alone
Started dreaming
Saw the rider once again
In the doorway
Where she stood and watched for him
Watched for him

I'm not present
I'm a drug that makes you dream
I'm an aerostar
I'm a cutlass supreme
In the wrong lane
Trying to turn against the flow
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow

I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean


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