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Friday, January 06, 2012

Photo of the Moment: Beck and Neil & Pegi Young

Beck / Neil Young
Beck and Neil & Pegi Young
Picture by nathanb78 - Photobucket

Not certain if this is Beck and Neil & Pegi Young at the 2011 Bridge School Benefit Concert or not.

Beck did perform at last year's Bridge concert so it would seem so.

Sharon comments below with correction that photo from 41st Grammys in 1999 and the photo is by Kevin Mazur.

(Thanks Denis & Nathan & Sharon!)

In other Beck and Neil moments, in 1999 at Rock The Vote's Sixth Annual Patrick Lippert Awards, Beck presented an award to Neil Young and his wife Pegi for their work with Farm Aid and The Bridge School Benefit concerts , as well as their community activism.

    "'Pegi and Neil are amazing people,' Beck said, 'and I'm honored to be presenting this award, and I just wanna say how important [Neil's] music is and the world that he's created. It's made a big impact on myself and a lot of people I know.'

    Upon accepting the award, Young thanked the artists that had played at his past Bridge school benefits, but reserved a special thank-you to Pegi, his wife of more than 20 years.

    'I'm proud of Farm Aid,' Young said, 'but I'm especially proud to be part of the Bridge School, which my wife Pegi thought up. She said, 'Well, y'know, why don't we have a concert, and then we'll get a bunch of money, and then we'll start a school for kids like our [son] Ben and other kids that need computers to communicate.' So, without [Pegi], it never would've happened.'"

More on Bridge School Benefit concerts .


At 1/06/2012 07:19:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

That's gotta be a photo from 1999 because Pegi and Neil looked like that 12 years ago. BTW Pegi wears her hair much longer now and they've been letting their freak flag fly for quite some time unless (of course) they're picking up an award of some kind.

At 1/06/2012 09:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jeez thrasher, for someone who claims to know so much about neil you're pretty clueless sometimes. that is definitely NOT from last year...neil, pegi, and beck look much older these days.

At 1/06/2012 09:20:00 AM, Blogger Grandmaster T said...

that's not very nice anonymous. give thrasher a break. what the hell? the guys busts his butt to provide us with this fantastic webiste and that's what you've choosen to leave as a comment. come on man, don't spread the bad...spread the good.

At 1/06/2012 12:01:00 PM, Anonymous Sharon said...

Thrasher, it's from the 41st Grammys in 1999 and the photo is by Kevin Mazur.

At 1/06/2012 01:28:00 PM, Blogger Greg Mantho said...

Thanks, Tom.

A Friend Of Yours

At 1/06/2012 05:36:00 PM, Anonymous Sharon said...

Since the post hasn't been updated yet I just thought I'd add some proof to what I said. This is from the same night, with Wyclef Jean also in the photo with Neil, Pegi and Beck.

At 1/06/2012 06:17:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks MNOTR & Sharon for the correction. Post updated.

This seems to be a good time to clarify a few things for folks.

Maybe not so obviously, we sometimes post items which we don't necessarily have all the facts or time to fully research. For the most part, we try and do due diligence on all of our postings.

But we receive anywhere from 50+ Neil news items everyday and have to make split second decisions about what wheat to post and what chaff to leave behind.

In this case,we had an interesting photo with no documentation. Normally, we just toss into the chaff pile and move on. Or we spend time trying to run info down.

In this case, we weren't sure about the date or place. But we knew Beck had just performed at Bridge so it seemed kind of logical.

Yes, they all look younger. Hey we all once did too.

Anyways, we continue our somewhat random posting of odds & ends style.

That said, we have never, ever to be "someone who claims to know so much about neil". In fact, we once went through an entire post on that very subject.

The main reason we started doing TW was to share what we knew and allow others to do that as well. Nothing more.

Hey, it's just a blog. But it's our dear readers like Sharon that keep us straight. And we appreciate the richness that our readers bring us and others.

And that's the collaborative aspect of a blog. It's a dialogue. We've never tried to make this a one way street.

Anyways, why do we keep fuck'n up???

At 1/06/2012 07:18:00 PM, Blogger BIGCHIEF said...

Hey, Tom ... Give the Fool a break. Thats why he's an 'Anon'!

At 1/06/2012 07:20:00 PM, Blogger BIGCHIEF said...

Thrasher and Thrashett, Here's to a Happy and Healthy 'Neil Year' to you and the rest of the Rusted World out there!

At 1/06/2012 10:07:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Tom & BigChief for your support... and everyone else too!



At 1/07/2012 11:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well shit then, maybe i should run a neil young blog. all it took me was one quick glance to know that's not from 2011.

At 1/07/2012 01:45:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@1/07/2012 12:26:00 PM - Awesome!

Send us the link when you do.
peace, bro

At 1/07/2012 04:03:00 PM, Blogger BIGCHIEF said...

Anon, I hope your up for the challenge. It's gonna be quite a task to 'de-throne' Thrashers Wheat! It is the no.1 site on the web, even better then NeilYoung.Com to stay in tune with evry and anything Neil Young related AS it happens .... Good Luck but it will be an effort in futility! Bless You, Thrasher for all you've done for the Neil community as a whole. It is THE only source for the true Neil Young fans and you have a 'leg up' on anyone who would attempt to 'de-throne you! In the meantime, it is a free country the last I checked!

At 1/08/2012 09:42:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...


Great retort! you use of Neil's lyrics is genius! You had me rolling on the ground laughing with this one.


At 1/08/2012 11:51:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks BC & Dan1 for the support.

There is no competition in music.

There is no competition in blogging.

There is no competition in friendship.

There is no competition in love.

We are only one in collective consciousness together.


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