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Sunday, October 05, 2014

Neil Young, Boston, MA - Sunday, October 5, 2014 - Show #1

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Neil Young begins a two night run at Performing Arts Center Wang, Boston,MA, tonight.

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At 10/05/2014 09:49:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

A text message from Harold:

Great show.

Started with Hank to Hendrix. Did love in mind. A new song. 2 from a letter home. Intermission.

Very funny and political.

At 10/05/2014 10:07:00 PM, Blogger Soldier Steve said...

Hank to Hendrix
You and me
Only love can break your heart
Love in mind (grand piano)
I'm glad I found you (?new song grAnd piano)
Mellow my mind
(commercial fishing rant)
Reason to believe (piano)
Someday (piano)
Old man

Thanks To Harry O. Sent This To The Rustlist. Thanks Harry.

At 10/05/2014 10:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's just first set right? Anyone know second set?

At 10/06/2014 12:24:00 AM, Blogger Lexiwillow said...

��Love! Any video ?

At 10/06/2014 12:25:00 AM, Blogger Lexiwillow said...

Thanks Soldier Steve!

At 10/06/2014 12:28:00 AM, Blogger Lexiwillow said...

��Love! Any video ?

At 10/06/2014 12:29:00 AM, Blogger Lexiwillow said...

Want to be there...

At 10/06/2014 01:07:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Hank to Hendrix
You and me (first time in 14 years)
Only love can break your heart
Love in mind (grand piano)
Rap about painting his piano
Glad I found you? (new song)
Mellow My mind (banjo)
Rap about fishing
Reason to believe (piano)
Someday (piano)
Old Man


Barak Obama, Pocahantas and me
New Song (grand piano)
Southern Man
Mr. Soul (pump organ)
If you can read my mind
New Song
Harvest Moon

Who's gonna stand up

Wow, very moving, very powerful show. beautiful theatre … lots of banter about environmental issues … some of the new songs seemed to get to the heart of the matter regarding his personal life, as least that's what it seemed like to me. He completely ripped into Obama in Pocahantas in a way I could not have imagined … seemed like some audience members were agitated by that but Neil moved on quickly … the new songs were all good but the third one he played was amazing, potentially a classic in the making … he played Thrasher a dream come true (a tip of the hat to our Thrasher on TW? for all the good that he does?) … all in all wow, totally blown away by the show .. brought my friend who is a long time fan who hadn't seen him in like 20 years he was beyond moved by how relevant and mesmerizing (his words) Neil is in concert.

Just totally grateful that Neil keeps doing his thing

At 10/06/2014 09:45:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Thanks HarryO, Soldier Steve & Dan for the reports.

Always nice to see new songs in the setlist. And especially nice to see old rare favorites in the setlist also. ;)

Enjoy Night #2 in Boston!

At 10/06/2014 10:08:00 AM, Anonymous said...

At first I thought the first new song was "Slowpoke" , as the chord s were very close. So I'm calling it "The New Song That's Not Slowpoke".

It was either "Pocahantas" or "Thrasher" where he didn't change his harmonica, so the key wasn't right. He mentioned that mistake later.

He really did some goofing around at the end of "Mr. Soul", dropping his voice to a guttural, bluesy croak as he repeated the final lines.

I understand his frustrations, but just wait until both Houses are controlled by Big Frack and Big Pipeline.

At 10/06/2014 11:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most personal show I've seen Neil perform.
Could really feel his pain with lost love / divorce / hope. Sometimes difficult to witness the way he bared his soul.
After all these years, I still don't get why people have to yell out and be obnoxious.
No excuses, not even for the casual fan.

At 10/06/2014 01:08:00 PM, Anonymous DE said...

Here was my quick morning Facebook post:
Awhile back I had a rather comical thread here about Gordon Lightfoot. Wouldn't you know, one of the (many) highlights of last nights Neil Young show in Boston was Neil's take on If You Could Read My Mind. In the wake of Young's recent announcement of upcoming divorce from wife of nearly 30 years, Pegi - this song, with references to 'movie queens' (New flame Daryl Hannah) - it was just perfect. And the line of 'I don't know where we went wrong but the feelings gone and I just can't get it back.' Wow. Tears in the eyes moment.

At 10/06/2014 02:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 48 and have loved Neil's music since my brother gave me DECADE for XMAs in 6th grade. I am now a single mom having gone through a painful divorce recently. Our 17th anniversary would have been Oct 4th and our first song was Harvest Moon, which he played. It was bittersweet hearing that song, but that's life. My ex husband and I also play guitar and we did a duet of Silver and Gold for two family weddings. In my wildest dreams I never saw us divorcing someday, but lies kill relationships. Period. I'm having major back surgery in Boston on Thursday and my mom passed away two weeks ago. That my cousin got me to this concert was one of the greatest gifts next to my awesome sons, of my life. I was so happy when he played Thrasher, it was the song he used the wrong harmonica on...But didn't matter. I used to write the lyrics to that song in my notebook in math class in high school. Three times through and class was over! But the only thing that put a dent in the magical night was the loud yelling and stupid comments from some people in the crowd. Too classy and intimate a venue, too special a night. That was a bummer, but I'll never let them ruin such a great evening of listening to music from one of the great artists of all time, or how in such a stressful time in my life I got to enjoy a few hours of great music and reflect on how it made me feel at different times in my life.

At 10/06/2014 02:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil also did "A Man Needs A Maid" just before "ohio". His voice is an amazing instrument. Still sounding ageless unlike most of his comtemporaries. VERY passionate performance.

At 10/07/2014 10:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long may you run Neil, can't wait till thurs night!!!

At 10/07/2014 10:57:00 AM, Anonymous S.G.Trafton said...

An Evening With Neil Young.
What more could one want?
In my opinion, the man is one of the greatest musical artists of my lifetime. Mr.Young is one of few that make it look so easy, pouring every part of his heart and soul into his work. How is it that one mans mind can harbor such an endless river of melody?
What a show last night as Neil slowly strolled the stage among his fine tuned instruments softly touching each one he passed them by as if to say,hello old friend! He finally settles down with one and shares a musical memory with the audience. That unmistakable, Young voice accompanied with, guitar, piano, organ and shiny Harmonica in this one man show, filled this theater with the sound that Young fans starve for.
An aging artist concerned with the future of a failing world, Mr.Young cannot hold back from sharing his thoughts and feelings with his audience, it's in his music, it's in his voice, and in his heart. He's the real deal.
Forever Young.

At 10/08/2014 07:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Neil's naive lyrics...nice work if you can get it!

Damn the dams save the rivers

Starve the takers and feed the givers

Build a dream save the world

We're the people know as earth


At 10/08/2014 09:22:00 AM, Blogger Michael Furman said...

Can someone tell me what time Neil began the first set? I am trying to work out the time for Philly. Hoping it isn't right at 8.

At 10/08/2014 01:11:00 PM, Anonymous The Zuma Band said...

Very much like the shows earlier this year- he starts about 8:15.


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