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Friday, June 01, 2012

Thanks for Supporting Thrasher's Wheat!

As we continue to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Thrasher's Wheat founding, we just want to say "Thank You" again to all of our loyal, dear readers who have so generously supported our endeavors.

We've watched our beloved little internet bloggie thing evolve from a small operation to the rather sprawling enterprise portal platform of today. Serving up over 500,000 page views per month during peak periods, we’ve come a long way from the days when we got really excited when we got two comments on a post. The hidden path’s been an exciting one, and we’ve made an impact: we helped answer nearly every imaginable type question on The Archives as well as helped make dreams come true.

In response to our semi-irregular begging fund-raising effort we occasionally receive some nice notes from our beloved readership. And -- as we are fond of saying in these tough times -- it is your words which really keep us going with our little Neil Young blog thing.

Words, such as these, by SH:
Thrasher, what you provide to us Neil Fanatics is truly invaluable.

You are part of Neil history and, in turn, Rock n' Roll History.

From here on I'd say any definitive book written on Neil's life and career would be lacking if missing a Thrasher's Wheat reference- you've been a liaison between the fans and the man himself. What you do is important and appreciated. Never lose heart.

I've made a large purchase this morning on Amazon through this site, as I always try to do, which I hope helps out. Of course it is a small thing, but if all your readers did this same, one small thing I'm sure it would help out a lot.

Again, thank you for your hard work, and devotion, not only to Neil but also his fans.


We truly appreciate our dear readers kind words of support. Always and sincerely.

We’ve helped influence decisions on release formats and availability, we think, through our writing and your activism in response to it. We’ve exposed the hypocrisy of professional music critics and tried to speak out against the madness, fear and greed. All the while trying to find some hope in the future and have a little fun along the way!

But the basic underpinnings of our financial model haven’t changed: we’re often only one blog post away from pulling the plugs at any given moment.

So, here's how you can help.

Right now, there are 3 items that Neil fans have on their shopping lists:
  • "Americana" album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  • 'Waging Heavy Peace' autobiography by Neil Young
  • Neil Young FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker book by Glen Boyd

And readers of Thrasher's Wheat can help support us by purchasing these items via

by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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'Waging Heavy Peace' by Neil Young
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Neil Young FAQ:
Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker

by Glen Boyd
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(Please note: International Amazon orders (non-U.S.A., non-Canada, non-U.K., non-Germany) do not credit to Thrasher's Wheat unfortunately. Other international readers are asked to please use PayPal account or credit card to support Thrasher's Wheat.)

You have proven that Thrasher's Wheat matters to you, and that you support our mission: to bring free Neil Young knowledge to the planet, free of charge and as free as possible of advertising. You've helped make and keep Thrasher's Wheat available for the whole world. If you find this site helpful as a reference or news source, please help us continue to help all Neil Young fans. Hopefully, this will continue to work to help defray the costs of running Thrasher's Wheat. Any excess funds generated above and beyond operating expenses will be donated to The Bridge School.


Pulling the plug on TW simply cannot happen. After all, we've been implored to "Keep on bloggin' til the power goes out."

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This Blog's For You!

And if shopping for stuff isn't your thing, we understand.

Just spreading the word about Thrasher's Wheat is a huge help. If you have friends that you think might enjoy TW - please take a moment to drop them a note. Postings about TW on appropriate web forums are also a great way to spread the word. As a matter of fact, we have folks using our Thrasher's Wheat logo on their blogs!

So LIKE us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter and/or subscribe to our email list. (On occasion we pick random folks on the mailing list for little Neil treats. And no spam. We promise.)

Again, thanks everyone for their contributions. But mostly thanks for all the reviews, photos, links, videos, and comments. And your kind and supportive words, especially. We truly enjoy sharing the Neil love around the world. We've been doing this on & off for 18 years on Rust/HH/RH and 15 years on TW and we'd really like to continue -- readers willing.

So by helping us out, you'll also help out to spread the Neil love around the world. And -- maybe in some small way -- it all helps the Bridge School, Farm Aid, Musicares, and the LincVolt project. Because we all want to light a candle, make a difference, be the rain, and be the change.

Be the wheat.
peace and love,

thrasher & thrashette

"Keep on bloggin'
`Til the power goes out
The batteries dead
Twist and shout"

- "Fork In the Road"

ps - it keeps us searchin' for a vista and a muse.

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At 6/01/2012 10:56:00 AM, Blogger setlistthief said...

Thank you, Thrasher!

At 6/01/2012 10:49:00 PM, Blogger Sandy Horne said...

Yes, thank you Thrasher and Thrashette. Oh, and I like that you used the word "portal".

At 6/01/2012 11:20:00 PM, Blogger BIGCHIEF said...

Thrasher, prior to discovering your site I was a regular visitor to several other Neil Young fan site's of which I have never returned to. Everything a fan needs in regards to NY is available right here. Even those former sites are sometimes referenced here if that's what it takes to be the fastest, most reliable source of news about anything related to Neil. I return to Thrasher's Wheat several times daily for updates and just to see what's on the minds of my fellow NY fans. Once again I thank you and 'Thrashette' for the dedication, hard work, and patience required to run what is the most vital and popular NY site on the web. No longer is Thrasher's Wheat the best kept secret among the Neil's core fan base. Your site has become regarded to be 'the' source of info and news not just among fans but in other sources of media as well. And in spite of all of the notoriety, you've still managed to suffer Anon's graciously with patience exceeding levels of which most humans cannot endure, not to mention your patience concerning my own rants as well. Thanks again, Thrasher !

At 6/02/2012 01:15:00 AM, Blogger frankcalgary said...

Thank you, Thrasher!

I have to believe Neil Young knows and appreciates your work.

While I know Bob Dylan was thanked by the President this week, Neil Young is still huge 40 years after the 60s! and an American Treasure!

This from a Canadian that drove by the Lethbridge arena this week who still remembers the concert in this small Canadian town in 2009.

At 6/03/2012 09:35:00 AM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Thank YOU, Thrasher and Thrashette! For hosting this wonderful blog, and continuing to support my insanity.

Keep on bloggin' til' the power goes out!


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