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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Next Week Neil Percival Kenneth Ragland Young Turns 70 + TONIGHT: Thrasher's Wheat Radio on

In anticipation of Neil Young hitting the BIG SEVEN ZERO next week, celebrations are well underway across the continent and around the world.

From Neil Young: Still rocking at 70 - Young's years here made lasting impression by the esteemed Winnipegger John Einarson:
Neil Percival Kenneth Ragland Young turns 70 Nov. 12.

As a member of two of rock music's most revered outfits -- Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -- his music lit up the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip and defined the Woodstock generation in the 1960s.

The New York Times declared Young's song Ohio the greatest protest song of all time. The two-time Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer set the template for the '70s introspective solo singer-songwriter while also thrashing out riffs with Neanderthal rockers Crazy Horse.

Since then, Young has recorded in a wide array of genres -- punk, rockabilly, techno-pop, country-rock, R&B -- before a new generation of Nirvana-weaned rockers in the '90s anointed him the Godfather of Grunge. He has released more than 60 albums in a career that continues to careen across a wide musical landscape with no sign of slowing down. Young's most recent album, 2015's The Monsanto Years, finds the veteran rocker railing against corporate agriculture and its genetically modified foods. While many of his contemporaries are content to be nostalgia acts, Young's creative spark endures.
Full article at Neil Young: Still rocking at 70 - Young's years here made lasting impression by the esteemed Winnipegger John Einarson.

Be sure to submit comments. Somehow the dear folks in Canada to not appreciate the legendary status of their native son? What's up with that? Oh, Canada, indeed, eh!?!?!?

Also, more discussion of birthday celebrations, harvesting, seed justice, and commentary tonight on Thrasher's Wheat Radio.

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Nov 7, 2015 - Big birthdays next week... Neil Young turns 70 on 11-12. WBKM & Tony celebrate, as well! Getting righteous @ FA. Thrasher's Wheat Radio Hour - 11/7/15 - Episode #155

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At 11/09/2015 04:35:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

The article is fantastic. There is some great stuff revealed in this article and it is quite enjoyable to read. Neil was playing Americana music in the early, early days. Lots of other gems included. Excellent. Thanks for sharing, Thrasher, and Thrashette.
BTW, don't let Mark Zuckerberg bring you down. Good will prevail over darkness in the end. I always hit your site, so, I'm still tuning in. What a great time to be a Neil Young fan! I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of the 2 disc set, Live at the Blue Note cafe. I am thrilled to get an official live release. It has almost all of the songs I enjoyed from that tour by the Bluenotes. Neil is one prolific artist, releasing so much great material at such a pace. He is an Environmental hero and his fight is for the people. He is not one to shy away from a fight with Corporate Satan Monsanto and cronies. He will speak his truth. I am hoping for another album and tour with Promise of the Real. That show was INCREDIBLE!!! Keep on bloggin' in the "Free World"
PS- I love it that Stephen Harper got an Epic Smackdown right after Neil said in the press that he and his Government are an embarrassment to Canada. He was their George Bush. So glad that Sunshine has returned to Canada and the Environment is back on the table. It is OF CONCERN. It is central to our long term goals as a species. Alan in Seattle.

At 11/09/2015 09:05:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Alan.
Yes, John E does nice work and always has.
We're trying not to let Mr Z harsh our mellow as much as he and his minions might try.

All is right in love & light.

Even the doubters will eventually be believers... someday...


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