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Monday, February 14, 2011

Acceptance Speech of Neil Young's 1st Grammy Win

1st Grammy Win!
Rock Song: "Angry World," Neil Young




"This is my first Grammy for music, and it's appreciated greatly. I'm not Mavis [Staples], but I'm close."


Pegi & Neil Young



Neil Young chats with Access’ Billy Bush and guest correspondent Pauly D at the 2011 Grammy Awards about the possibility of joining Jimmy Fallon on his late show for a duet. Plus, Neil doesn’t have Bieber Fever, but does he have some other kind of fever?

(Thanks Liza!)


More on Neil Young's 3 Grammy Nominations for Le Noise.


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17 Comments:

At 2/14/2011 08:17:00 PM, Anonymous sjames said...

Great stuff!! Beaver fever! Too funny. The site is better than ever. Thanks so much for all you do. God Bless Neil Young

 
At 2/14/2011 09:45:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

"old enough to know the difference'


Neil is a natural. In all things. It's nice to see it recognized. And in all manners recognized back by him. No wonder he is loved. He loves in his ways.

Great stuff indeed!

 
At 2/14/2011 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Skillit said...

Neil looking like Kenny Powers in that outfit, long live Flama Blanca!

 
At 2/15/2011 07:13:00 AM, Blogger MARIAN M. said...

Thrasher:

Thanks so much for posting Neil's acceptance speech and interview.

It's was great to see that the Academy is finally recognizing Neil's music.

However, we have known for decades the excellency of Neil's work!!!

What joy!

Marian M.

 
At 2/15/2011 07:28:00 AM, Anonymous Mother Nature on the Run said...

Congratulations! Nice to be acknowledged by your peers for your work. Pegi looked great, too!

 
At 2/15/2011 07:34:00 AM, Anonymous Mother Nature on the Run said...

OH! I saw Elliot in the background taking a call! Hi Elliot!

 
At 2/15/2011 01:17:00 PM, Blogger andrea1bianco said...

Neil thanked Reprise Records. This is the recording future of Neil.
A lot of fun for Neil at The Grammys. It's a good thing.

Andrea."So Tired"

 
At 2/15/2011 02:39:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

I've got not nothin' to say!.....

here's a little ditty.."OHIknow"

2 grammy's and ol' Neils comin"!
They're finally making it shown
Neil Young has long been strummin
Sore head and OhIknow!
Sore head and ohIknow!

What if they knew him!?
and found out about this sound?
should of been done long ago
it really threw him!
but he's been hangin around
for 46 yrs... FK give him ago!!

yo yo dayo yo yo dayo yo yo!!

Years older and Ol'Neil's still strummin'

more cred for ol'Neilo
more cred for ol Neilo

luv ya Neil

doc

 
At 2/15/2011 05:28:00 PM, Blogger Crris said...

A great little video. Funny.
In keeping, as Neil always makes us smile :)

Congratulations to Neil!
Looking good !

 
At 2/16/2011 01:35:00 AM, Anonymous Mother Nature on the Run said...

I still think he should have AT LEAST received a Grammy for "After the Goldrush," "Harvest," and "On the Beach."



I thought for sure he was going to get one for "Prairie Wind" and "Living with War" and "Chrome Dreams."

Why was he snubbed all those years?

 
At 2/16/2011 01:36:00 AM, Anonymous Mother Nature on the Run said...

He should have gotten one for "Last Trip to Tulsa."

 
At 2/16/2011 02:58:00 AM, Anonymous vertigone said...

One on hand, it's cool to see him get some recognition, but part of me wishes he would've just blown them off.

The man goes 45 years without them recognizing any of his contributions to music, while the likes of Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice, and Hootie get awards. There is no real value in these awards besides a night out with the missus and a swag bag. Did they even show his acceptance speech on the broadcast?

I mean, John Mayer has 7 Grammys...

 
At 2/16/2011 08:12:00 AM, Anonymous Hitchhiker said...

So Neil needs awards? WTF kidding folks I hope! Grammy's are for mainstream pop sugar.

 
At 2/16/2011 08:16:00 AM, Anonymous Hitchhiker said...

Alot of you y#$%s seem to think awards mean validation.

 
At 2/16/2011 08:36:00 AM, Anonymous Hitchhiker said...

Happy for all you America and Eagle fans that your Heart of Gold Singer got recognised. Hot tip of the day Check out one of Neils album released more recently like Tonights The Night!

 
At 2/16/2011 09:20:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher said...

@HH - say what? "America and Eagle fans that your Heart of Gold Singer got recognised"

i think you may have dropped into the wrong blog possibly??

 
At 2/16/2011 04:38:00 PM, Anonymous Mother Nature on the Run said...

Vertigone, I understand what you're saying. Neil must have really fucked with a few people in the industry to be snubbed all these years.

It's possible all those people are in nursing homes now and have let their grudge go.

It was a treat to watch my boys the Avetts and Mumfords on Grammy Youtube. Wow! They've gone mainstream!

They have that same heart, sincerity, and respect I felt from Neil's performances when I first discovered his music. Dylan had become so cynical and aloof. He started believing the myths. Acting out the myths.

Neil hung in there with all of us for so long. I am only sorry that it took people so long to warm up to him.

I just hope he doesn't do an Ozzie on us and go to far in the other direction.

Hitchhiker -- I'm a hardcore Taj, Beck & Townsend fan. I have no idea what you're talking about.

 

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