Neil Young @ UCSF Benefit, 12/8/10 Report
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Benefit @ Nob Hill Masonic Center
San Francisco, CA - 12/8/10
Photo by SF Weekly Blog
Neil Young performed last week at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Benefit at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, CA (12/8/10).
Neil introduces "Long May You Run" and discusses the recent fire at his warehouse (via Bad News Beat):
At the UCSF benefit the stage looked just like the normal Twisted Road show. The pump organ was on the stage too. Neil went up there to play what I thought would be ATGR and then proceeded to tell this story about the pump organ, (paraphrasing slightly)
“... bought this for $1200 from a junk shop in Redwood City about 20 years ago and I’ve been playing it ever since. But now it is broken. It seems it was in a fire. It still looks real good. But it doesn't sound very good anymore, but it’s *going* to sound good again. This will take a little while to fix. It was made of water soluble glue. When the firemen came they got it a little bit wet and all of the glue came undone inside. So everything inside came all undone”
Then he proceeded to play LMYR on guitar while sitting on the pump organ stool.
Thanks bh & Bad News Beat!
From DreamForce Kinect by Steve Gillmor:
That night we sat in awe as Neil Young sang to the ages, every strum having a reason to be there. The message of serendipity, hope, living a life of service mixed with compassion, all those things we yearn for privately but laugh off in the public moment, on display and alive 30 years to the day John Lennon was killed.
Setlist (via Sugar Mountain, Thanks Tom!)
01. My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) (acoustic guitar)
02. Tell Me Why (acoustic guitar)
03. Helpless (acoustic guitar)
04. You Never Call (acoustic guitar w/ pickup)
05. Peaceful Valley Boulevard (acoustic guitar w/ pickup)
06. Love And War (acoustic guitar w/ pickup)
07. Down By The River (electric guitar - Old Black)
08. Hitchhiker (electric guitar - Old Black)
09. Ohio (electric guitar - White Falcon)
10. Sign Of Love (electric guitar - White Falcon)
11. Leia (upright piano)
12. Long May You Run (acoustic guitar)
13. I Believe In You (grand piano)
14. Rumblin' (electric guitar - White Falcon)
15. Walk With Me (electric guitar - White Falcon)
Note that the guitars Old Black and Gretsch White Falcon both were played and appeared undamaged by fire at Neil Young's warehouse last month. :)
Mark Laret, CEO, UCSF Medical Center: “UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is recognized as one of the leading children’s hospitals in the world, largely due to the ongoing support of our community.”
Funds raised through ticket sales will go toward building a new home for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s best children’s medical facilities. Located at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus near downtown San Francisco, the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay will be part of a 289-bed integrated hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients. Upon completion in 2014, the 183-bed children’s hospital will set a new world-class standard for patient- and family-centered health care, safety, sustainability and translational medicine.
“The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is a vital resource for the entire Bay Area community,” said Suzanne DiBianca, executive director, Salesforce.com Foundation. “We are honored to have Neil Young inspire us and others to join in the effort to advance health care for the youngest patients in our community and throughout the world.”