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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Neil Young Speaks at U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Tokyo

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Photo by AP Photo/Toru Takahashi

From Yahoo News : Entertainment News:
(AP) - Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young acknowledges guests before speaking during a U.S.-Japan friendship event at U.S. ambassador's residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.

Neil Young is in Japan right now. Today he attended as a guest speaker at Cloudforce 2011 Japan. Also he joined of Black Eyed Peas and others to announce his support for 'Tomodachi' project to help recovery efforts in disaster-stricken Tohoku region at US ambassador's residence.

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At 12/14/2011 08:27:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...


At 12/14/2011 08:32:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...


At 12/14/2011 08:56:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

Citizen of the Planet he is

... the heavy metal inter-continental

At 12/15/2011 01:06:00 AM, Anonymous Alex said...

I noticed the Lionel shirt, I wonder what's his current involvement with the company?!

At 12/15/2011 08:40:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

The world is so loud
Keep falling
And I'll find you
--Kate Bush

At 12/15/2011 08:54:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

I wonder, too, how many duplicate Neil Young LPs Susan & John had when they were dating at Stanford. I bet they both had copies of "After the Goldrush" but did they rush out and get "On the Beach" when it hit the record shops?

At 12/15/2011 09:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Alex:

Neil Young is CO-OWNER of Lionel Trains. longer with IBM...

At 12/15/2011 02:46:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

Neil only wears brand clothes of his own gigs.

At 12/15/2011 04:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another photo on Japan Today:

At 12/16/2011 01:56:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

I find it a tad ironic that Neil is hanging with a "musician" that relies 100% on Autotune...contrast that with Neil and the very beginning of 'Mirrorball'..."no tuning or nothin' man"...loud crashing E minor chord rings out...

At 12/16/2011 05:03:00 PM, Anonymous Down by the Delaware River said...

Do I feel an appearance by the Black Eyed Peas at the Bridge School Benefit

At 12/16/2011 05:23:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...


Do you know a vocoder does? Are you okay there fellah?

At 12/16/2011 05:24:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...


Do you know what a vocoder does?

At 12/19/2011 08:01:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Hello MNOTR - yes I'm well aware of what a vocoder does and Neil's use of it in the past. You completely missed my point, however, with your condescending question and multiple posts. That's ok; I realize that you have become the new 'doc' of Thrasher's blog...Merry Christmas!

At 12/19/2011 03:26:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Whoah, Jonathan, back up here. What is your point?

My point was that an auto-tune is very much an vocal effect the same as a "vocoder." What's the big deal?

And that's some pretty heavy duty drama to lay on me, man.

At 12/19/2011 04:29:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

My point was, and still is, that I don't consider to be much of a musician - especially when standing next to Neil. In my opinion, Autotune has contributed greatly to the plethora of garbage that passes for music these days - mostly on the so called pop charts.

There is no big deal - it was just a comment and I referenced the very beginning of 'Song X' from 'Mirrorball' to back up my opinion.

Apologies for the "heavy duty drama"...Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

At 12/20/2011 08:17:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

If you ever watched "Joan of Arcadia" it was pointed out that one was in a role playing God.

Honestly, I think it would be cool to experiment with an auto-tune.

For someone like Neil who sort of starts out between octaves, I wonder what the output would be.

At 1/02/2012 02:44:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

ha ha..... Happy new year Johnathan!
you've certainly insulted MNOTR, calling her the new doc!

old doc

At 1/02/2012 02:50:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

BTW Johnathan, I haven't been on the 'wheat' for quite a while and my comments are quite "inane" anyway.

luv doc


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