Neil Young's new release ""World Record" w/ Crazy Horse is now available for pre-order. Order here
(Please shop locally & independently. But if you can't, we appreciate your supporting Thrasher's Wheat by clicking this link or YOUR COUNTRY's FLAG. Thank you!!!)
<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Unraveling Neil Young - Popcast:

Neil Young
Vancouver - Sept. 2012
(Click photo to enlarge)

From Popcast |, an interesting discussion on Neil Young's recent career moves.

This is not your standard rock journalists shooting the breeze, but some rather heavy analysis of what Young has delivered in 2012. David Carr, Jon Pareles and Ben Ratliff talk about his live sound, his new album with Crazy Horse (“Psychedelic Pill”) his book, his sobriety, his paradoxical embrace of precision and mystery and his model-train barn.

You may recall, David Carr did a major profile in the New York Times Magazine earlier this Fall which made quite a few headlines.

Listen above, or download the MP3 here.



At 12/18/2012 08:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

could I please have my 22 minutes back, please...painful is the word that best comes to mind in describing this discussion...

nothing worse than guys who think they know something about recording and engineering making it painfully obvious that they know nothing, but they sure like to hear themselves talk...

Ramada Inn - Rolling Stone just ranked it the 5th best song of 2012. enough said.

At 12/19/2012 02:06:00 AM, Anonymous Irving 19 said...

Is Neil still sober? I mean, I saw him at the Garden last month and I swear he had his usual can of suds--not that I'm doing any better in that dept.

At 12/19/2012 09:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One small step closer to Archives Vol. 2
The latest trademark applications, filed this month, refer to "cases for audio tuners, audio receivers, amplifiers, tape players, compact disc players, MP3 controllers/players, audio mixers, audio speakers in the nature of music studio monitors, microphones, audio speakers, compact discs, audio tapes, portable computers, antennas, phonographic record players, audio recording equipment," according to documents on file with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Read more:

At 12/19/2012 01:55:00 PM, Blogger Old Black said...

Thanks for posting - I actually enjoyed the discussion.

At 12/19/2012 06:01:00 PM, Anonymous Luc said...

Maybe I should follow Neil a little bit more... Poured me a nice Single Malt whisky (and stop drinking, although I do not drink alcohol daily), and listening to PP. Did not even crank up the volume, just a moderate level, allowing me say something now and then to my wife (if necessary). After 3-4 listenings just notice :
-Lot of Le Noise influences (just play LN and immediately after it PP)
-Sound is great, rally fills the air and creates echoes in the room
-Drifting back's lyrics are not Neil's best. I would even say "rather weak", compared to other great "jam" songs he wrote
-Ramada Inn gets better and better eveery time I hear it.
-For the Love of Man is a "hidden Jewel". Great, pure song.
-Twisted Road always makes me feel happy. Just a song full of joy, a happy song.
-Walk like a Giant is a new LAH. A song he will "re-invent" during shows, love that whisteling chorus.
-Born in Ontario :is indeed a happy song. Love the Pump Organ in it (Seems to be repaired ?)
-She's always dancing : sorry, but they will not get me warm.
But that sound, just stop making cd's and get everything back on vinyl, what a sound. Heard it in the Horseback Jam, Americana, and here too. It really fills the air. Just love it...
Just loves the man...and his music...and his coming to Europe next year.

Have a peaceful, christmas full of joy, hug the ones you love, and best wishes for a better 2013.
Certainly to Trasher & Trashette for their great work here at TW !!

At 12/19/2012 06:50:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Nice overview Luc!

yes, Walk like a Giant is like a new LAH to be re-invented. But will it be brought out year after year like LAH? Doubtful, sadly.

And best to you for 2013 too!

At 12/19/2012 09:59:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

WLAG is a giant like LAH, but the thing is too that your new stuff can't be the signature of your career, it's got to age. Those first impressions and introductions are typically the defining barometer which measures all the work. Always compared to that which exists. Thankfully as Neil reinvents(?) himself those barometers of comparison broaden to include more of the catalogue of his work. And now for those who have always been into it, we have proof that it actually all is one song. One song of the heart and mind and soul, personified by the changing times and people, the earth spinning, the calendar rolling forward. But in the end, all a familiar chorus of diversity and feeling. It reminds me of the long term love between folks, husaband and wives, brothers and sisters, and your longest truest friends, how all that they are keeps growing new, yet bears the inner fabric and dna of what is already known. The 10 foot wide tree that is still the young sapling that stood straight at the beginning and has weathered the time and circumstances it has seen. Always recognizable. We are very lucky to have the longevity of Neil staying pure to and in tune with his passion. A real gift he has and we have been given.

At 12/20/2012 12:40:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Nice SONY.

Some fine words and sums up everything quite well.

Happy Holidays!!


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.

Farm Aid

Go Farmers Markets!

"In the >field< of opportunity
It's plowin' time again."

Silverline Communications

(Home of the FarmAidians)
Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
(519) 737-7979

This blog supports free speech!

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

(... he didn't kill himself either...) #AaronDidntKillHimself

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


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


Neil Young Appreciation Society

Sugar Mountain

Neil Young Setlists
Rust Radio


Bands Covering Neil Young songs


Official Neil Young News Site

The Bridge School

The Bridge School Concerts
25th Anniversary Edition

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

The Essential Neil Young

Fans Favorite Neil Albums

Top 50 MP3
Neil Young Song Downloads

Top 10 Best Selling Neil Albums Today
Support Thrasher's Wheat
via Purchases from:
United States - us.gif
Canada - canada.gif
United Kingdom - gb.gif
Germany - de.gif

Neil Young Songbook Project

In the fields of wheat

"Children of Destiny" will NOT be harvested
However, the chaff will be burned by unquenchable fire

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

Neil Young Films

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.


"There's more to the picture
Than meets the eye"



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

Paul McCartney and Neil Young


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

John Lennon and Neil Young

"hailed by fans as a wonderful read"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
The Supergroup of the 20th Century

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

eddie & neil
Eddie Vedder and Neil Young

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 & Have A Life

"Everything Is Bullshit" +
"Turn Off The News"
Turn Off the News (Build a Garden)

Neil Young 2016 Year in Review:
The Year of The Wheat

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

Bob and Neil

So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?

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

The Four Dead in Ohio

May The FOUR Be With You #MayThe4thBeWithYou


dissent is not treason
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World

Sing Truth to Power!
When Neil Young Speaks Truth To Power,
The World Listens

Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

Wilco and Neil Young


Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young


Elton John and Neil Young

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young


The Meaning of "Sweet Home Alabama" Lyrics

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

What does the song mean?

Random Neil Young Link of the Moment

Bonnie Raitt and Neil Young

I'm Proud to Be A Union Man


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up

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

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

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"
Full Disclousre Now

"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize

John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel



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)

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
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
... and symbolism will be their downfall...

Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists

"Children of Destiny" - THE Part of THE Solution

(Frame from Official Music Video)

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

"greed is NOT good"
Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
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

Even Though The Music Died 50+ Years Ago
Open Up the "Tired Eyes" & Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?


Show Me A Sign

"Who is John Galt?"
To ask the question is to know the answer

"Whosoever shall give up his liberty for a temporary security
deserves neither liberty nor safety."

~~ Benjamin Franklin


(Between the lines of age)

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

~~ John & Paul

the zen of neil
the power of rust
the karma of the wheat