earth album preorder ad.jpg  
canada.gif

gb.gif

de.gif

us.gif
Neil Young's new album EARTH released on June 17th. The album with The Promise of the Real, is from the 2015 tour. Pre-order here
(Please shop locally & independently. But if you can't, we appreciate your supporting Thrasher's Wheat by clicking this link . Thank you!!!)
ADVERTISEMENT
<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For Neil Young, a Journey Through Rock and Rust - NYTimes.com



Interesting interview on For Neil Young, a Journey Through Rock and Rust - NYTimes.com By PHIL PATTON:
Mr. Young says he believes that listening to music in the car is the best way to judge its quality.

“You can tell a great song if you listen in the car,” Mr. Young said. “Why? Because if you are listening in the car, you have a changing picture. You are also distracted by driving. You are doing two things at once, which is really good for music. The soundtrack to the landscape? There you go.”

Mr. Young said he did not, however, write music in a car, save one experiment, the rock opera “Greendale,” released over 2003 and 2004 with an accompanying film and graphic novel. “I wrote the songs while driving around on my ranch in a 1951 Plymouth. When I got an idea, I would just stop and write. When whatever I was thinking was gone, I would just drive on another three or four hundred yards. When I got another idea I would stop again.”

...

As a musician who uses the phenomenon of rust as a leitmotif in his songwriting, Mr. Young explains his attraction to old cars, even ostensibly lifeless ones, in human terms.

“If you go for a walk in a junkyard, every car is talking to you,” he said. “There are voices. It’s like a cacophony of sound. Every car has got people in them. There are junkers, all piled up, but if you get close to them there’s history in every one of them: the families that grew up in those cars, the kids, the lovers. Everything that happened in those cars, it’s all right there. That’s why I love cars. They all have a soul and story to tell.”

Full interview at For Neil Young, a Journey Through Rock and Rust - NYTimes.com.

Also, see Neil Young Conversation with Jonathan Demme.

Labels: , , ,


Links to this post:

Create a Link

17 Comments:

At 6/13/2012 08:20:00 AM, Anonymous Eric said...

Saw both shows at Massey and can't wait to re live the experience!!

 
At 6/13/2012 08:33:00 AM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Nice comment about cars containing the ghosts of former owners and their lives. Not even ghosts, actually... it's like Neil is saying that he's literally transported through time and space as an observer to the stories each car tells.

It sounds like something a writer of fiction would say. I could see Stephen King describing something like that if, say, he wrote a book of short stories centered around a junk yard. Or something.

 
At 6/13/2012 09:01:00 AM, Blogger dean farinha said...

Everything Neil does chokes me up. I don't know why? When I was a kid I would listen to the music and sing along. As an adult, watching the videos and hearing the music hits me in a different way. A new understanding after the loss of innocence? Who knows? I didn't cry when my father died yet, the thought of Neil not being with us one day cripples me. I will always carry him in my heart.

 
At 6/13/2012 11:13:00 AM, Blogger Old Black said...

I note they got the name of Neil's upcoming bio wrong. OOps

 
At 6/13/2012 11:30:00 AM, Blogger JimDC821 said...

Hey, saw him at the Hippodrome in Baltimore (Hey, Neil, that was me who yelled out, "Welcome to the Hippie Dream!"). Like Eric at Massey, I can't wait to relive the experience in full Demme splendor.

Jim in DC
Gateway of Love...

 
At 6/13/2012 12:20:00 PM, Blogger rustedbugs said...

as a kid we lived with my dad's folks in Jessup, PA. for a while. Their house was next to a small junkyard. I used to go play in the old abandoned junkers (to their unknowingness). I used to get that feeling of "history" in the cars, even as a small kid, just like Neil's saying. i always wondered who ahd owned them and why they were in the junkyard now. This was back in the early 50's ..........Rock and Rust!

 
At 6/13/2012 12:37:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

What happened to 'Mother Nature on a Rant'?

Since the release of 'Americana', there haven't been any rambling incoherent posts every three minutes...

 
At 6/13/2012 03:25:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Wow, how inclusive, and accepting of others!

 
At 6/13/2012 04:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can listen to the Fresh Air interview for that, Jonathan. I wish this album was just a bad joke.

 
At 6/13/2012 04:32:00 PM, Blogger dean farinha said...

I work on/restore old cars. If you listen, they will talk to you. and, nothing smells better than old metal!

 
At 6/13/2012 05:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you ever hear the rapes and murders and stupid fucks and drunks and DUI assholes killing people?

 
At 6/13/2012 06:30:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Hey Thrash, the trolls are back. I think you really need to do something about moderation around here.

 
At 6/13/2012 06:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea. like moderate the Neil worship in here. Mine was a perfectly legitimate comment on this whole voices of cars "phenom" unless you're the type who believes in reincarnation but never from some serial killer or rapist. Always a genius or some such. If you're too insecure to hear it then maybe you shouldn't be a Neil fan or a contributor here.

 
At 6/13/2012 07:14:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Matthew - lighten up man - it was a joke...albeit at MNOTR's expense...which I guess makes me a meanie - I had enjoyed her rants somewhat...

 
At 6/13/2012 08:35:00 PM, Blogger dean farinha said...

I worship the man and openly admit it. You should see the car I'm doing now, Anon.

 
At 6/13/2012 11:57:00 PM, Blogger TomCrac said...

Hey Anon,

Seriously.... My treat:)

 
At 6/14/2012 12:17:00 PM, Blogger Arthur said...

Without imagination and love you will always be fated to trolling.

@dean farinha-

There is no question that a kind and loving spirit is guiding Neil. Your words could easily be my words.

It is not worship. It is inspiration.

I haven't cried yet either.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Willie for a Nobel!

Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize
for Farm Aid and his work on
alternative fuels, and world peace initiatives.


Demand justice for Aaron:
Support "Aaron's Law" and inquiry into his prosecution


Induct Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame



Please Help Support Independent Media &
Non-Corporate Advertising


This Blog's For You!


The Hypocrisy of the Mainstream Media


It's Been Called The
"Missing Link" in the Ditch Trilogy

time-fades-away-banner2a

Sign the Release "Time Fades Away" Petition
Join The 10,000+ Who Have Already Signed


broken-arrow-mag-new-logo.gif

Neil Young Appreciation Society


sugar-mtn-logo.jpg
Sugar Mountain

Neil Young Setlists
rust-radio-new
Rust Radio


bumpersticker-neil-concert.jpg


i-l-ove-neil-young-sm.jpg
Bands Covering Neil Young songs


bumper-sticker-live-music-better-sm.jpg


This Blog's For You!

ny-times-logo.jpg
Official Neil Young News Site

bridgeschool_logo
The Bridge School


The Bridge School Concerts
25th Anniversary Edition

**100% of Proceeds to Benefit Bridge School***

farm-aid-logo.gif
Farm Aid

Stop factory farms
Go family farms!

linda-eastman-neil-young-sugar-mtn-sm.jpg
The Essential Neil Young

neil-young-sleeveless.jpg
Fans Favorite Neil Albums

neil-young-heart-of-gold-film-still
Top 50 MP3
Neil Young Song Downloads


Top 10 Best Selling Neil Albums Today
amazon-neil-store.GIF
Support Thrasher's Wheat
via Purchases from:
United States - Amazon.com us.gif
Canada - Amazon.ca canada.gif
United Kingdom - Amazon.uk gb.gif
Germany - Amazon.de de.gif







Neil Young Songbook Project

Neil Young + Promise of the Real

Europe 2016 Tour Dates



2015 Rebel Content Tour


Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Alchemy Concert Tour Reviews

Fall 2012 N. America Tour
Spring 2013 Australia/New Zealand Tour
Summer 2013 Europe Tour

Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Supporters Go To Europe

jttp-film-poster-sm.jpg
Neil Young Films

musicares-neil-young-2010.jpg
2010 MusiCares Honors Neil Young

Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban, and others.
Proceeds from sales go to MusiCares,
which helps musicians in need of
financial and medical assistance.

live-rust-promo-poster.jpg



trans-promo




Neil Young FAQ:
Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker
"an indispensable reference"

paul-neil-bridge2004-sat-sfc-kkomenich-sm.jpg
Paul McCartney and Neil Young

woodstock-poster.jpg


"You can make a difference
If you really a try"

lennon_peace_liberty
John Lennon and Neil Young


"hailed by fans as a wonderful read"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
csny-1974-poster.jpg
The Supergroup of the 20th Century



Director Jonathan Demme's Exquisite film "Heart of Gold"

eddie & neil
Eddie Vedder and Neil Young

buffalo-springfield-poster.jpg
Revisiting The Significance of
The Buffalo Springfield


"The revolution will not be televised"
... it will be blogged, streamed,
tweeted, shared and liked
The Embarrassment of Mainstream Media

Turn Off Your TV



2014 Neil Young Year in Review:
Yes, Only Love Can Break (& Fix) Your Heart

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain and Neil Young

Neil Young's Feedback:
An Acquired Taste?

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years
by Rustie Sharry "Keepin' Jive Alive in T.O." Wilson

"the definitive source of Neil Young's formative childhood years in Canada"

neil & joni
Joni Mitchell & Neil Young

europe 1987.jpg


dylan-young-crop
Bob and Neil

weld
So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?


Four Dead in Ohio
kent state
So What Really Happened at Kent State?

concert-pass-europe-2003-solo.jpg


dissent is not treason
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World

Sing Truth to Power

emmylou-harris-neil-young-0305-crop
Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

wilco-062305-wide-background.jpg
Wilco and Neil Young

bluenotes-pass-young88crewlam-sm.jpg

bruce-springsteen-neil-young-bridge-oct-1986.jpg
Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young

europe87concertpass


elton-john-neil-young-crop-sm.jpg
Elton John and Neil Young

ronnie-vanzant-neil.jpg
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young


Neil Young Nation -
"The definitive Neil Young fan book"

powderfinger
"Powderfinger"
What does the song mean?

Random Neil Young Link of the Moment
neil-sad.jpg
Wisconsin-solidarity.jpg
I'm Proud to Be A Union Man

UNITED WE STAND/DIVIDED WE FALL


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up


Class War:
They Started It and We'll Finish It...
peacefully

A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"


"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize



John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel

willie_picnic_poster_070503



Love and Only Love

"Thinking about what a friend had said,
I was hoping it was a lie"


We're All On
A Journey Through the Past


Neil Young's Moon Songs
Tell Us The F'n TRUTH
(we can handle it... try us)

Freedom:
freedom-video
Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Here Comes "The Big Shift"

Maybe everything you think you know is wrong? NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

csny2k-plate.jpg
the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists


war is not the answer
yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Occupy the Music

Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
#NullifyNSA
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
~~ Bob Marley

The Essence of "The Doubters"



Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?


churchsign


Share

Words

(Between the lines of age)

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

~~ John & Paul


Namaste