It Has Come to Our Attention That Some People...
for Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Tour
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It has come to our attention that some people have been talkin' us down. They bring up our name, pass it 'round. They don't mention happy times. They do their thing, we'll do ours.
So, before we just walk on, we'll come back to that, and hit much more important matters right up front here.
First -- and foremost -- a sincere thanks to all who have supported Thrasher's Wheat Radio Goes To Europe for Neil Young & Crazy Horse journey! We couldn't have done that without all of our loyal, dear readers' and listener's generosity and confidence. Folks who welcomed us into their homes sight unseen. Folks who donated extra tickets for nothing more than a shirt and button.
A Neil Young Story
The Europe adventure was a journey to the heart, mind and soul. Past, present and future with old and new friends.
As we went In Search of the Holy Rail, we discovered The Magic Love of A Very Hot Night in Paris. To say it was all momentous would be the understatement of a lifetime as the TWR crew hit 4 concerts in 3 countries in 5 days. Exhilarating and exhausting, we wouldn't buy, sell, borrow or trade for anything different.
So back to something that has come to our attention that some people have been talkin' Thrasher's Wheat down.
with WBKM.org crew Eric & Tony
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Here's why this doesn't bring us down. In the interest of full disclosure let us attempt to clarify a misunderstanding. Our fundraising efforts were not so that we personally could wrangle a free trip to Europe for Neil & The Horse. No. Our fundraising efforts are an attempt to re-coup the expenses of our non-profit partner WBKM.org. Just to be totally clear, the Thrasher's Wheat website paid all expenses for the radio team from Burlington, Vermont -- airfare, hotels, food, beverage, and tickets. It adds up, let us tell you.
Rusties Jam in Amsterdam
And the t-shirts and buttons are being used to defray these expenses. Please remember none of this money is going to us (thrasher & thrashette) - we are providing European coverage at no charge whatsoever to you -- our faithful readers and loyal fellow Neil fans -- and will continue to do so without any payment. Both Thrasher's Wheat Radio and WBKM.org are non-profit-making entities in the sense that every penny received is plowed back to produce t-shirts, buttons and sponsorships until costs are recovered. Now, let us be honest and tell you here that it'll take a whole lotta shirts getting moved for us ever be made whole on all of this. But that's OK as we continue to see the vista and hear the muse while providing high quality wheat news that our readers demand from this mostly chaff free blog.
So if you hear some people talkin' us down, please let them know where our hearts are and that we're watching out for the greedy hand, greedy hand. Then, just walk on.
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Thanks to all who made this happen! Especially folks like Geoff, for logo design. Dee & Tim, for button production. Donna & Terri for all of the love & support in Paris. HarryO, organizer extraordinaire. Roel, Mr. "Live music is better". Marilyn, Neil singer with songs. Henrik, for the warmth and hosting generosity in Berlin. Alexander, and the Berlin pre-fest. Rainer, for hosting the Berlin club gig. Scott & Lou, for their initial enthusiasm and project support.
And big thanks to all those Rusties like Cathy & Ron, Tyler - our man on a rail, Nan, Kurt - our Travel Angel, Jacqueline - of iced towel fame, Uwe - AR Girls sign man, Neil, Olaf, Andrea, Denis, Paul D., Vincent & Dad, Graeme, Cor, Nick K., Erik D., Albert S., Johnny "Song Dog", and all the other rusties around the world!
And of course the TWR crewmates: Eric, Tony, & Howell.
Berlin - June 2, 2013
Photo by Paolo Brillo
And the Crazy Horse Personnel: Neil, Billy, Ralph, & Poncho:
"Crazy Horse personnel would like to wish you all a big thank you tonight.
We hope you travel safely when you leave this building. We hope to see you somewhere the next time. We know some of you have children, and we hope they’re home sleeping soundly without a worry in the world, ready to have a good time tomorrow. And we do know we’re lucky to be here with you. The next time we meet we may not all be here so let’s thank each other for being here tonight.
From all Crazy Horse personnel, our entire crew, we want to remind you; don’t leave anything behind because tomorrow someone else will be here."
A Rustie Trifecta
Ralph Molina's drumstick & Neil Young's towel & guitar pic
Paris concert of Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Lastly, of course, thank you dear thrashette for letting us be a blogger with a blog for all of those singers without songs out there. namaste
peace and love and only unconditional love,
ps - packages with shirts and buttons will be shipping very soon. More details here.