2011: Neil Young Year in Review - What A Treasure
Rock Song: "Angry World"
"This is my first Grammy for music, and it's appreciated greatly. I'm not Mavis [Staples], but I'm close."
Acceptance Speech of Neil Young's 1st Grammy Win
Tribute to Neil Young at Carnegie Hall, New York City, 2/10/11
Performers include: Joe Purdy, Joan Osborne, Bettye LaVette, J Mascis, Ben Ottewell, The Wood Brothers, Shawn Colvin, DeVotchKa, Mason Jennings, Nada Surf, Bebel Gilberto, Cowboy Junkies, Keller Williams, Glen Hansard, Juliana Hatfield & Evan Dando, Aaron Neville, Jakob Dylan, Pete Yorn, The Roots and Patti Smith with Jesse Smith
Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, Artist of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year Award
Neil Young Honored at Canada's 2011 JUNO Awards
Freedom (1989) by Neil Young
Freedom in a New Year
(originally published prior to Egypt, Madison & Occupy)
Photo by Cornell van der Windt
Broken Arrow Magazine: August 2010
Tom Waits Induction to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Neil Young
26th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at The Waldorf-Astoria on March 14, 2011 in New York City
Boston, MA - April 20, 2011
Photo by Steve Babineau/Sports Action Photography
"He Has Presence": Neil Young Concert Reviews of the Moment -- Boston MA, April 19 & 20, 2011
Played by Neil Young on "Cortez The Killer"
Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD, April 28, 2011
Photo by Thrashette
Some Thoughts on Rollin' Down Neil Young's Twisted Road
Plan9 Music, Richmond, Virginia
Photo by Emaleigh Franzak
Buffalo Springfield Kick Off Their Reunion Tour: Oakland, CA, June 1 & 2, 2011 Concert Reviews
Photo by Rolling Stone Music | Jay Blakesberg
Treasure tribute from Little Raggie
Neil Young & International Harvesters's 'A Treasure' is an Absolute Treasure
Secret video from Shakey Pictures of the aftermath of what happened when Neil's people found out about the leak...
Farm Aid 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas
(Photos © Paul Natkin/Wire Image)
Director Jonathan Demme
Film Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival
Bridge School Benefit Concert 2011 - Reports
@ Bridge School Benefit Concert 2011
Photo Gallery by By Jay Blakesberg Photography
Art Design by Shepard Fairey
Photo by Tim Mosenfelder | Rolling Stone
Backstage @ 2011 Bridge School Benefit
Photo by Jay Blakesberg | Rolling Stone
Neil Young Celebrates Birthday at Sustainability Forum in Brazil
November 18, 2011
#OccupyWallStreet 2011 and Kent State Ohio 1970: Is This Really Deja Vu?
Logo design by
Geoff Moore - Silver Moon Graphics
support of 'Tomodachi' project to help recovery efforts in disaster-stricken Tohoku region
Neil & Pegi Young
Our Thoughts on Photo of the Moment: Pegi and Neil @ Bridge 2011
Photo by Jill "Sweet Sweet Smile" Gottlieb-Seagraves
In comparison to the triumphant -- yet terribly sad year of 2010 -- 2011 was a considerably better year for Neil Young and his associates.
The man's resilience in the face of adversity and loss is both amazing and inspiring. 2010 saw the loss of Larry "L.A." Johnson, Ben "Long Grain" Keith, the LincVolt car, and even Neil's longtime companion -- his dog Carl.
But ol' Neil bounced back in 2011, which was a year of spectacular achievements and recognition for Neil, including:
- his 1st Grammy Win (for music!)
- Humanitarian honors Canada's 2011 JUNO Awards
- inducting Tom Waits into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- Buffalo Springfield Headlining Bonnaroo Festival 2011
- 25th Anniversary of the Bridge School Benefit Concert , among many notable events.
Earlier -- when reviewing the Buffalo Springfield reunion -- we pondered the age old question of whether Neil is burning out or fading away? We argued that he is neither. Neil Young is the quintessential survivor.
So here's to 2011 and all the good folks at Shakey Pictures.
As for us? We just celebrated 15 Years of your support to Thrasher's Wheat! So we'll see you in 2012.
peace & love,
thrasher & thrashette
ps - For all of you who made contributions of support recently, thank you notes have been going out and we hope to get them all completed by the end of the year. Apologies on delay and we truly appreciate your support.