Randomly Blogged: Mojo Cover, Daniel Lanois, Adam Vollick, Pegi & Neil Photos, Linc-Volt Report, Jimmy Fallon... Again
Mojo Magazine - February 2011
Neil Young on the cover of this month's Mojo Magazine (February 2011).
A 25-page tribute of stars (Paul McCartney, David Crosby, Metallica, MGMT, Rush etc) choose their favorite Neil Young compositions, Phil Sutcliffe tells the story of Harvest, Nils Lofgren explains how to play with Shakey, while the Neil tells Sylvie Simmons about the ancient mystic art of songwriting.
Includes free CD "HARVEST REVISITED", Neil Young’s classic album re-recorded exclusively for MOJO by Villagers, Phosphorescent, Doug Paisley, Smoke Fairies, Neville Skelly, Chip Taylor, Jane Weaver, Kelley Stoltz, Sam Amidon and Danny And The Champions Of The World.
Order Mojo on Amazon.com.
Fascinating interview with Daniel Lanois on Blogcritics Music by Donald Gibson:
Blogcritics Donald Gibson: Experience must dictate a lot of this, but when do you know when to say, “This isn’t working?” or “This other idea is better?” How do you know when to switch gears to reach some common ground?
Daniel Lanois: Well, I usually encourage all ideas to be brought to conclusion, if you have the time, especially if you’re with a group of folks who want to experiment. Somebody’s got an idea, see it through. It just costs time. And then a few days from the work, everybody listens and it becomes clear what rises to the surface, what the strongest ideas are, and go from there. People are smart so they’re not going to be supporting a weak result. You never know about an idea until you bring it to conclusion. I try to say yes to everything, but in the end my commitment and my care — I think people really feel that I care about them and their music — so I might give some ultimate advice on content, as I did with Neil.
We had an excess of material. I said, “Neil, believe it or not, I think this should be an eight-song record. It should be 39-minutes long, just like the vinyl days. You’ve already got your two slow songs; the rest should be rockers.” So we had to put five or six songs into the coral that he loved, and I loved too. It would have weighed the record down. It would’ve made it a soft record, which I felt served him badly. So in the end he said, “You’re the man. You’re my editor. You’re my curator.”
Alternate Ending of Neil Young's 'Walk With Me'
From Spinner, interview with videographer Adam Vollick, who filmed Le Noise videos:
"Vollick captured each track as it was committed to the hard drive, and his 38-minute black-and-white film 'Le Noise Film' is perfectly suited to the raw intensity of Young's performance.
If the film connects on any level, Vollick credits his subject.
'Neil's a force. You feel his conviction in everything he says and in every note he plays,' he says. 'You just have to rise to the occasion.'
Photo Gallery and review by Benjamin Lozovsky
Bell House, Brooklyn, New York - December 16, 2010
Neil Young is back rebuilding Linc-Volt after the fire. A report from Jalopnik: "Determined to rebuild the LincVolt, we saw Young on webcam this week visiting the remains of his charred dream."
Jimmy Fallon, as Neil Young, covers "Tardy for the Party" by Kim Zolciak.