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Friday, December 20, 2013

2013 Neil Young Year in Review: Year of the Alchemy

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Rock in Roma, Italy - July 26, 2013
Photo by Francesco Lucarelli

2013 Australia/New Zealand Tour
Europe 2013 Concert Tour

Neil Young & Crazy Horse w/ Nils Lofgren
Bruce Springsteen 2013 MusiCares Tribute

A Poll for 2013: What Will Neil Young Bring This Year?
Neil Young fans predictions: Zero % Accuracy

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by Michael Flynn | The 13th Floor

Billy Talbot & Neil Young
"Adventure # 3: We held off holding the sign “ Arkansas Girls ♥ Crazy Horse” that Tami had sent from Arkansas, till they had nearly finished playing “Cinnamon Girl.” Carolyn held it up & Ralph spotted the sign first, & then pointed a drumstick toward us & mouthed to me, “Are you’re Michael?” I nodded & mouthed back “Yes.” He nodded back at me... Then Billy spotted the sign & his face lit up like an infield fly. The biggest smile came over his face & the moment was magic & captured for all to see... Billy pointed the sign out to Neil, & Neil had this big grin on his face as well.. Job done Tami & done well... More on the sign later.... The best part.. — with Billy Talbot."
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse in Brisbane Australia 7/3/13
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Happy 80th Willie! Neil Young sings Happy Birthday to Willie Nelson

As you know, we have a lot of respect for Willie here at TW and we wish Willie a Happy 80th as well.

Jack White's Third Man Record Booth

Frank "Poncho" Sampedro: "My gut tells me this is the last tour."

CSNY 1974 Tour Box Set Planned for 2013 Release
"It's going to come out August 27th, 2013," says Graham Nash. "It's going to fuckin' stun people.

The Passenger Chronicles: Neil Young & LincVolt

Neil Young and LincVolt Stop In Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Neil Young's LincVolt: Out of the Sunset

A very cool TRANS cover mashup by Uwe G.

Poncho Confronting Upset Fans Over Setlists
This led to the notorious "White Zinfandel Riot"
A Day On The Green, March 9th 2013
Photo by Gary "Old Man Emu"

VIDEO: A Giant Walks - Neil Young and Crazy Horse Down Under
From the 2013 Australia-New Zealand Tour. The video consists of three different performances from Sydney, Geelong and Perth finale. Thanks Rod!

An Alchemy Tattoo Way Down Under: A Neil Young Fan Story
Thanks Lee "Astrolee" B.!

Photo of the Moment: Walk Like A Giant
Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ Sydney Entertainment Centre (10/03/13)
Photo by Leticia Nischang | Doubtful Sounds

Shelli Russell with Neil Young
Mayflower, Arkansas

"I met Neil Young on a Gravel Road in Mayflower Today. Yes Really."

Tim DeChristopher & Neil Young Riding LincVolt Together For a Solution

More Kent State, Ohio Massacre Coverup Evidence Surfaces

"On The Road To Spearfish"
Horse Sense: Billy Talbot on Energy, Emotion, and Free Expression with Neil Young | Bassplayer

Alchemy Tour Program 2012: Neil Young & Crazy Horse
This Finger (& Note's) For You!

EXCLUSIVE: Crazy Horse Drummer Ralph Molina Interview

VIDEO: "Love and Only Love" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - 2013 Australia-New Zealand tour

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Brisbane AUS - March 7
Photo by Sunshine Coast Daily

"OK, who wants a drumstick???" - Drummer Ralph Molina
A Day On The Green, Hunter Valley, AUS - Mar 9, 2013
Photo by Davey Bob

"Like A Hurricane"
A Day On The Green - Mar 16, 2013
Photo by Gary "Old Man Emu" Cee | Picasa Web Albums

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Goes To Europe!
2013-06-02 Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany
2013-06-03 O2 World, Hamburg, Germany
2013-06-05 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013-06-06 Le Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Crew in Berlin, Germany

"Like A Hurricane"
Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany, June 2, 2013

In Search of the Holy Rail: Thrasher's Wheat Radio in Europe

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Crew Hamburg, Germany, June 3, 2013

A Rustie Trifecta
Ralph Molina's drumstick & Neil Young's towel & guitar pic

The Magic Love of A Very Hot Night in Paris: A Neil Young Story

Neil Young
5 juni 2013, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Fotografie: Paul Barendregt | OOR

Is Neil Young's hi-res music service PONO still a viable technology?

"Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)" by Neil Young opens game 3 of the Chicago Blackhawks vs the Boston Bruins on Hockey Night In Canada on June 17th, 2013.

"Rockin in the free world while the answer is blowin' in the wind."
The Spirit of Neil in Paris: A Neil Young Concert Story

THE FUTURE OF BROKEN ARROW: Editorial in June 2013 Issue

"Message from Crazy Horse Personnel" with "Roll Another Number" from Luxembourg on July 11, 2013

"Like A Hurricane"
Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland on July 23, 2013

Kristine, "The Loner" & Rafael
Concert Review of the Moment: Neil Young & The Kids in Europe, Summer 2013

TOUR DATES CANCELLED: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Europe Tour

Köln, Germany - July 12, 2013
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Europe Tour Cancellation Reverberates
Photo by Roel van Dijk's

It's an Angry World So Where Do We Go Now Neil Young?
Charles Theater, Baltimore, MD
December 2012

Photo by Stacey B.

A Son's Gift to His Dad: ▶ Neil Young LIVE @ Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam 2013 - Love and Only Love - YouTube

"Like A Hurricane"

Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany, June 2, 2013
Photo by Paolo Brillo

END OF THE LINE (a.k.a The Final 50): Thoughts on Crazy Horse by Mark "Spook The Horse" Golly

Life on the Rail: A True Story of a Crazy Horse Fan
Nimes, France - July 17, 2013

Interview with Uwe Grahl and Life on the Holy Rail: A True Story of a Crazy Horse Fan
Berlin, Germany - June 2, 2013

Crazy Horse
Berlin - June 2, 2013
Photo by Paolo Brillo
SPECIAL EDITION: 1st Anniversary of Thrasher's Wheat Radio + 20 Years on Rust

Uwe "Computer Age" - Rockin In The Free World
White House, Washington, DC

Photo by Hounds That Howell

Neil Young Supports The Rescue Guitar Project

Neil Young, Senator Harry Reid & Senator Debbie Stabenow
Neil Young @ Press Conference for National Farmers Union

When Neil Young Speaks Truth To Power The World Listens

Pegi Young & The Survivors w/ Neil Young
Johnny D's - Boston, MA - 9/11/13
Photo by Steve Babineau - Sports Action Photography

"This Land Is Your Land"
Farm Aid 2013 - Pete Seeger, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young

"I work for me. Somebody's got to tell the truth."
Neil Young @ Farm Aid 2013

Neil Young
Ocean Elders Benefit, City Winery - New York City, 9/23/13
Photo by Jesse Malin (Via Bernie B. Shakey @ RustedTelevisione

A Message From Neil Young: "How hard should I try?"

Neil Young @ Farm Aid 2013
Photo by Mary Andrews

Pearl Jam's "Lightning Bolt" Dedicated to Neil Young

Photo of the Moment: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Bridge School Benefit - 10.26.13
Photo by Jay Blakesberg Photography

David Crosby on CSNY in 2014 | Rolling Stone
Photo by Francesco Lucarelli

Interview: Graham Nash

Interview: Stephen Stills

U.S. President John F. Kennedy
Nov 23, 1963 - The Day The Music Died: 50 Years Ago Today and Why It Matters
For to know the truth of that day, is to understand all since...

Silverlake Conservatory of Music Benefit Concert - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young

Lou Reed Tribute: “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’” by My Morning Jacket, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis - 2013 Bridge School Benefit Concerts

Lou Reed
Vancouver Olympics Tribute to Neil Young Reviews - February 18, 2010
So Lou, the dirty boulevard just got a little dirtier.

Paul Williams: 1948 - 2013
Author of Neil Young: Love to Burn : Thirty Years of Speaking Out, 1966-1996.

Jason Molina: 1973 – 2013
Neil Young's music heavily influenced Jason's sound and lyrics. Jason was the cornerstone of Secretly Canadian.

Chief Allan Adam, actress Daryl Hannah and Neil Young in Janvier, Alta.
"Honor The Treaties": Neil Young Takes Yet Another Stand
Photo courtesy of Eriel Deranger

Soldier Steve & Alchemy & TW Radio
A Neil Young Fan's Concert Story: On That Alchemy Road To Everywhere

Caught You Knockin' At My Cellar Door: Returning To The Scene 43 Years Later

Interview with The Arkansas Girls Who (HEART) Crazy Horse - A Roadtrip Tale

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Supporters Go To Europe
for Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Tour

"He loves her so, She loves him so. She does what she has to"
Photo by Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

In comparison to the year 2012 -- which was "A Year of The Horse" -- 2013 was yet another triumphant year for Neil Young and his associates.

The man's productivity, resilience and sheer drive continues to be both amazing and inspiring.

2013 had many amazing highlights as noted above for both Neil Young and Thrasher's Wheat.

Once again, we ponder that age old question: Is Neil burning out or fading away? We argue that he is neither. Neil Young is the quintessential survivor.

So we celebrate the music, achievements and all the good folks at Shakey Pictures. Onwards to 2014!

As for us? We're excited about evolving our collaboration Thrasher's Wheat Radio with So we'll see you down the road in 2014.

peace & love,
thrasher & thrashette
ps - For all of you who help us wage heavy wheat and made contributions of support recently, thank you notes have been going out and we hope to get them all completed by the end of the year. Apologies on delay and we truly appreciate your support.

It means that much to us, to mean that much to you.

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At 12/20/2013 09:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! What a year. We can only hope 2014 will be as busy. Waging Heavy Wheat indeed. Thanks for all you do Thrashers!!


Negative Man

At 12/20/2013 01:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the overview T&T!
This highlight is great: “Neil Young fans predictions: Zero % Accuracy”
Simply great! I love it.

Highlight of the year: The Horse in my hometown
Best performance of the year: “Changes” at FarmAid
Best car of the year: LincVolt
Best picture of the year: The last one in this post. Neil, Pegi and the smile on his face!
Best question of the year: “How hard should I try?”
Worst moment of the year: Poncho, he just keeps F*!#IN' UP ... ( ;
Bring on 2014!!!

At 12/20/2013 01:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2014 predictions:
July 10: Live at the Marquee, Cork, Ireland
July 12: Hyde Park, London, England
July 20: Münsterplatz, Ulm, Germany
July 23: Vienna Stadthalle, Vienna,
July 25: Warsteiner HockeyPark, Mönchengladbach, Gemany
July 26: Filmnächte am Elbufer, Dresden, Germany
July 28: Zollhafen Nordmole, Mainz, Germany
August 1: Bergenhus festning, Bergen, Norway
August 5: Lorkerse Feesten, Lokeren, Belgium

At 12/21/2013 04:23:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

THANKS for the news all year long Thrasher.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

At 12/22/2013 12:56:00 AM, Anonymous SandCowgirl said...

What a year indeed! Thanks for such great coverage...Looking forward to what 2014 brings...Many Blessings...

At 12/24/2013 05:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Electric cars sold in my country this year (2013) reaches 18.000! Compared to 2012: 5100.
That's small but god news.

At 12/24/2013 05:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Neil is "god" but the news is meant to be "good"

At 12/29/2013 08:28:00 AM, Blogger SONY said...

Does it ever end?

2014 is The Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar. A Good Year plenty of Happiness.

So bring it on Neil, it'll be like a full moon all year long.

At 12/31/2013 06:12:00 PM, Anonymous Salva said...

Bonne année les amis. Puisse 2014 apporter de nouvelles belles surprises musicales, de la tolérance, du respect, de l'écoute, beaucoup d'amour et de musique. Love is a rose. Amitiés de France.


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