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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day with a "Harvest Moon"

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's been 40 years now since "Heart of Gold" entered our lives, and we'd like to wish that every day could be Valentine's Day.

And no Neil Young song seems to say Happy Valentine's Day more than "Harvest Moon" it would seem by gauging the song's popularity as a "First Dance" song.

So there comes a time for a delightfully heart-warming little love story or ...Understanding Neil Young's Music.

Often, we've found ourselves trying to explain Neil Young's music to others with varying degrees of success. In the end, we find that his music isn't really something that can be explained.

While we've expended quite a few words on this blog making an attempt, it really is the stories of others which transcend the gap much better.


Art by Susan Farrington

So Happy Valentine's Day to all of the hearts of gold out there.


And Happy Valentine's Day to my Heart of Gold, Thrashette. I love you!

Also, see Top 10 Neil Young Love Songs.

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At 2/14/2013 09:32:00 AM, Blogger Liza ... said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Thrasher and Thrashette!
Thanks for this post, there is no better song for this day! And all day long I'm looking back on my very own story with Neil and Harvest Moon.
Love, Liza

At 2/14/2013 09:37:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Happy Valentine's Day, too!

much love,

At 2/14/2013 10:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Thrasher!!! Its me Susan Miller. nyc. i was the one who won Neils new book and you wrote me back!Thank you so much for this video. Really love this always did. Your articles and all that you share are so appreciated and means alot to me! So from Heart to you. Happy Valentines day! with love!

At 2/14/2013 11:25:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Susan - Happy Valentines Day to you too!
with love also,

At 2/14/2013 11:55:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Check this link for a very nice article in the other NY Times. They asked Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison about their favorite love songs, and Harvest Moon came out on top! Some other great ones as well. And their new album Cheater's Game just came out this week...highly recommended.

Here's my playlist for Valentine's Day 2013. A happy one to Thrasher and Thrashette, and to everyone out in TW Nation.

The story of love is hello and goodbye
Until we meet again
--Jimi Hendrix

1) Cowgirl In The Sand
Neil Young....Unplugged Version
2) Watch the Corners
Dinosaur Jr.
3) Sugar Kane
Sonic Youth
4) The Winding Stream
Carter Family
5) My Dixie Darling
Carlene Carter
6) If I Needed Someone
7) I'm Shaking
Jack White
8) When I Stop Dreaming
The Louvin Brothers
9) New Morning
Bob Dylan
10) Forever Young
Young at Heart Chorus
11) Crawling Back to You
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
12) Five Hearts Breaking
Alejandro Escovedo
13) If I Needed Someone
The Beatles
14) Lose My Breath
My Bloody Valentine
15) Ramada Inn
Neil Young...Boston Garden Version

At 2/14/2013 07:11:00 PM, Anonymous Hawk said...

This reminds me vaguely of my proposal story from a few weeks ago. I had put together a playlist of some our favorite songs as well as a few that meant a lot to me and that were symbolic of our relationship. I didn't expect it to be about 20 degrees, so I had to convince my girlfriend to stay by the firepit a bit longer so we could get through the playlist and I could then propose. It got to be too cold, so I gave a brief "speech" and dropped to my knee as Neil played in the background.

Here's the playlist if anyone is interested:

1. Bell Boy - The Who
2. You Got Me Floatin' - Jimi
3. Across the Universe - Beatles
4. Sail Away - Neil
5. Center of Gravity - Yo La Tengo
6. I Want You - Bob Dylan
7. Harvest Moon - Neil
8. I've Never Found a Girl - Al Green
9. When I'm 64 - Beatles
10. I've Been Waiting for You - Neil
11. My Little Corner of the World - Yo La Tengo
12. You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac
13. La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
14. Songbird - Fleetwood Mac

At 2/14/2013 07:16:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@Mr H - Happy Valentines Day to you too!

They got it now Kelly and Bruce on Harvest Moon.

nice playlist. where can we find?

@Hawk - a wonderful Valentines Day story.

Thanks for sharing.

Keep us posted on your next bonfire. ;)

peace & love

At 2/15/2013 07:38:00 AM, Anonymous susan miller said...

hearing fron u made my day Thrashers!. big big hugs!!<3. <3<3

At 2/15/2013 12:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The day after playlist:
1. We No Who U R
2. Wide Lovely Eyes
3. Water's Edge
4. Jubilee Street
5. Mermaids
6. We Real Cool
7. Finishing Jubilee Street
8. Higgs Bosom Blues
9. Push The Sky Away

So good!
Happy Rust Radio weekend!


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