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Monday, March 21, 2016

Thrasher's Wheat Goes On the Beach

"An Evening With Neil Young" - February 29, 2016
Down by the Corner (Somewhere between The Land of OZ & Greendale)

We here at Thrasher's Wheat will soon be going On the Beach.

Just so our regular readers know, we will be offline for the next couple of weeks. Nothing to be alarmed about.

So while we have been planning the celebrations for Thrasher's Wheat 20th Anniversary: 1996 - 2016 , there is actually another big celebration here in the Thrashers household this year. And a far more momentous anniversary at that -- which would be the 25th wedding anniversary of Thrasher and Thrashette.

As humbled as we might be by running what is now the longest continuously running website dedicated to a single topic on the Internet, it is our long relationship with our soulmate and the unconditional love that matters the most.

So as we consciously co-create awareness of our separate realities, we'll see everyone on the other side of the Big Shift.

Lastly, the TW t-shirt orders are coming along nicely. Shirts ordered and logo printed. Now for the tie dye phase where each shirt will be uniquely created.

So we'll be back later on here in April with an update, and we will continue to bring you wonderful folks out there only the wheat of Neil Young news. No chaff.

peace & love,
thrasher and thrashette

Rare "On The Beach" Poster with Neil facing camera

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33 Comments:

At 3/21/2016 07:07:00 PM, Blogger Soldier Steve said...

Wherever That Beach Is Thrasher, Safe Travels.Enjoy Your Time Off. Thanks For All That You Do. The World Will Keep Turning Without The Wheat!

 
At 3/21/2016 07:58:00 PM, Blogger Mike Share said...

Congratulations Thrasher! You are a very lucky man. Hope you have a great anniversary celebration and looking forward to seeing you guys soon.

 
At 3/21/2016 09:46:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Congrats Thrasher and Thrashette!
Love and Only Love!!

 
At 3/22/2016 01:20:00 AM, Blogger Arthur Stone said...

That would be your Silver Anniversary then! CONGRATULATIONS!

Thanks for lettin' my fingers do the talkin'!

Hey! I got that poster too! Cool! ( Along with heaps of other ones!)

You guys help to fill what would be an otherwise tremendous void in our
musical hearts. Thank you.

"...watching you the other night. Dancing in the evening light. True love
conquers all...."

 
At 3/22/2016 03:04:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Have fun. Thanks so much for your dedication and love to our mutual man of interest, the rock and roll shape shifter known as Neil Young. Enjoy. Stay safe. They just found a body in an Australian ghost town mine wearing a Neil Young 2009 AU tour shirt, murdered, wrapped in a tarp. 50+ year old guy with false teeth. I saw it on Google news. Maybe some of us can help ID the poor guy. Sorry to bring this news. Peace. Alan in Seattle

 
At 3/22/2016 06:08:00 AM, Blogger growl said...

Have fun!

 
At 3/22/2016 07:23:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Why am I not surprised Alan would leave such a comment? good grief.....

 
At 3/22/2016 08:32:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Congratulations to you both. Love and only love. Enjoy your time together and travel safely to your beach of choice.

 
At 3/22/2016 09:40:00 AM, Blogger Single Malt said...

Congratulations to you both!
Now that the holidays have come
They can relax and watch the sun
Rise above all
of the beautiful things
They`ve done...

 
At 3/22/2016 10:42:00 AM, Blogger Paul Dionne said...

Aw, that's great news - 25 years! Congrats & take all the time in the world.

 
At 3/22/2016 02:09:00 PM, Blogger ralfboe said...

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At 3/22/2016 02:10:00 PM, Blogger ralfboe said...

25th wedding anniversary and 20th anniversary of Thrasher's Wheat? So after marriage you needed only 5 years to focus on the important things in life. ;-)
Congrats to you both!!! Ralf @ www.rusted-moon.com

 
At 3/22/2016 09:15:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats Thrash, love you both! Have a great time away. Peace and love for sure!

Terri

 
At 3/23/2016 04:56:00 AM, OpenID flyingscotzman said...

Congratulations! Have a great time.

 
At 3/23/2016 12:14:00 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Congratulations and enjoy the holiday!

 
At 3/23/2016 10:47:00 PM, Blogger Nate said...

Congratulations you two! Enjoy your time off and long may you run.

 
At 3/23/2016 10:57:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

On the beach is perfect. Sharing this perfect equinoxic moonshine with you and Thrashette.

 
At 3/25/2016 04:57:00 PM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

Hope the Thrashers are enjoying their well earned time off, but hope they don't get "stuck in the sun" as there are still many rows left to hoe.
___________________________________________________

Hey, I'm missing my daily fix, so to get things rolling a little:

What's your favorite and least favorite "On the Beach" song and why?

Mine changes quite often, but today my favorite is Revolution Blues. I think it's very clever lyrically, and musically its solid straight charging no frills rock works well with the lyrics and vocal.

"I won't deceive you
I just don't believe you"

"I hope you get the connection
cause I can't take the rejection"

Virtually every other song at times has been my favorite....

Now, I have no hesitation in naming my least favorite song. It's always been at the bottom for me, and it is: Vampire Blues

It's just weak lyrically and musically. A wise man once said, "there's just no there, there" which pretty much says it all.

Otherwise though, a near perfect album. Always in my all-time Neil top five while some others rotate in and out.

Take my advice
don't listen to me

 
At 3/25/2016 05:56:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

interesting tidbit from wikipedia i somehow never heard before:

Originally Young had intended for the A and B sides of the LP to be in reverse order, but was convinced by David Briggs to swap them at the last moment. Young has said that he later came to regret caving in.

 
At 3/25/2016 07:48:00 PM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

Dan1, that's interesting. Just shows that Neil should stick to making the music and let good producers produce!

"Vampire Blues" would have been an absolute all-time clunker as an album closer.

Come to think of it, I have a few problems with many of Neil's album closers. I'll have to check to see if Briggs produced them or not (probably not). We may be on to something here...

Take my advice
don't listen to me

 
At 3/26/2016 04:30:00 PM, OpenID flyingscotzman said...

Anyone know the source of that anecdote about the On The Beach sequencing? Not one I've heard before. Sounds a little odd.

Topanga: Agreed that Neil should let his "producer produce".

Scotsman.

 
At 3/26/2016 05:10:00 PM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

After reading Dan1's post, I checked Wikipedia. The statement was there, but I believe it was unattributed.

Again, it would have been a catastrophic mistake to reverse the sides. As it stands, "Walk On" is a great opener and "Ambulance Blues" is the definitive closer.

Just listened to the song "On the Beach" and it always amazes me how easily it transports me into its world. It's an entity unto itself with slow and slower musical peaks creating an atmospheric bubble which I can't wait to enter and can't wait to escape. Brilliant!

"Though my problems are meaningless, that don't make them go away"
"I need a crowd of people but I can't face them day to day"

 
At 3/26/2016 09:34:00 PM, Blogger Arthur Stone said...


I'm just staring at the poster with a complete blank.

 
At 3/26/2016 09:44:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

indeed the wikipedia claim is unattributed so I'm reserving judgement. Granted there is a lot of misinformation on the internet but would be mildly surprising for someone to make that claim up out of the blue ...

 
At 3/29/2016 03:10:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Nice story about Lukas, Neil and Promise of the Real just went up on the RS site:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lukas-nelson-on-his-cowboy-hippie-odyssey-with-neil-young-20160329

Hope Thrasher and Thrashette are enjoying their well deserved vacation...Happy Anniversary on the Big Two Five! Love is the answer....

"I owned whatever real had occurred. I took it all."
--Jayne Anne Phillips from Fast Lanes

 
At 3/29/2016 03:21:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

"I can't tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of Rock and Roll."
--Patty Duke

"Sometimes I'm the teacher and you're the student, and sometimes you're the teacher and I'm the student."
--Suzuki Roshi

Share your loving and you'll live so long
Live so long
Live so long
--Neil Young

 
At 3/31/2016 08:34:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

interesting comment from Luke Nelson in an interview with Paste, seems to suggest Neil is working on some kind of live album from last year's POTR tour. Won't hold my breath but you never know, I wonder what will come out first, this or Trunk Show :) also a bit confusing because it seems that Nelson is at the same time rebutting the view that Neil and POTR have been recording another studio album ...

Paste: I was watching the Neil Young film retrospective a few days ago online. During the q-and-a section, he told Cameron Crowe that he was recording another album with you and your band and that the experience was effortless and like nothing he’d ever done before.
Nelson: I think he must have been talking about the live recordings from the shows we did together. He’s putting something together for release.

 
At 3/31/2016 11:43:00 AM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

Good catch Dan.

Nelson: I think he must have been talking about the live recordings from the shows we did together. He’s putting something together for release.

Once again it seems Neil is the least reliable source describing his music (past, present and future). As always, I'll let the music do the talking if and when the album comes out.

Take my advice
don't listen to me

 
At 4/09/2016 09:33:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

"Now You Will See Morning Maniac Music..." Grace Slick

A couple great versions of On The Beach that I came upon early this a.m. 1st one is acoustic from the '03 early Greendale tour; 2nd one is CSNY from 1974.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQbpd4dVzG8&ebc=ANyPxKroIDlgC5Mod3YGEYdowHc-EUfFRPb1_UTSMnqwlb-2BPpmUeLlBJft6Tx1UcDQAbOLhEGs6s4ow9bRRLiCmjag8Jo32Q


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQbpd4dVzG8&ebc=ANyPxKroIDlgC5Mod3YGEYdowHc-EUfFRPb1_UTSMnqwlb-2BPpmUeLlBJft6Tx1UcDQAbOLhEGs6s4ow9bRRLiCmjag8Jo32Q

Next up is a kick ass version of How Many More Times from Alabama Shakes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbDJW2oK7zw

And finally one of the greatest songs ever written, conceived, played or sung. As the years go by, the legend will grow and grow. RIP...we'll never stop listening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDDyyDjWM_0

The sun is shining right now on the river out back...hope your day is a good one.


"The ideal listening balance between the live and recorded sounds is one in which you aren’t always certain whether a sound you’re hearing is coming from your ear buds, your imagination, or from the streets around you."
--John Luther Adams

 
At 4/11/2016 01:51:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Alex Ortiz just performed maybe the best National Anthem ever at the Red Sox home opener. What an amazing voice and a perfect moment! And now they are introducing Bobby Orr....

 
At 4/13/2016 08:53:00 AM, Blogger growl said...

Cmon guys. That's way more than 2 weeks! We need you.

 
At 4/14/2016 06:41:00 PM, Blogger Tweedboy said...

Miss You Muchly !!!

 
At 4/15/2016 09:18:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Thanks so very much to all of our dear readers and supporters for all of your warm and loving comments which we're just returning to now. Hopefully, we can reply personally to everyone, but if not, please be assured that all of your messages of encouragement and support are truly appreciated.

So we'll continue just keep on bloggin' -- not only until the power goes out -- but right on through the approaching Big Shift.

peace & love,
thrasher and thrashette

ps - big Neil news following soon...

 

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