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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Photo of the Moment: Roger Waters and Neil Young - 2016 Bridge School Benefit Concerts

As Neil Young’s 2017 self imposed sabbatical continues and (updated here), we continue our journey into the past of the TW Archives and other sources.

The Photo of the Moment is Roger Waters and Neil Young at the 2016 Bridge School Benefit Concerts: October 22 & 23 .

Waters and Young covered Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" along with Jim James.

From Jammin' with Neil Young: Influences and Musical Collaborations Other Artists -- Roger Waters and Neil Young:

From Rockline Interview by Bob Cockburn (Feb 8, 1993 - Transcript:

BC: As we roll "It's A Miracle" underneath us (It's a Miracle played in the background) by Roger Waters from Amused To Death I'll pose this question. When you write songs and create an album, are responses like Dan's that you justgot, what you hoped for? That you can take a microcosm of a situation, and someone like Dan can hear it and expand on it, expound upon it and take it to another interpretation? Is that what you hope people will do with your music?

RW: I just a... you know, if I move people and they listen to something and they get a shiver down their spines then I've fulfilled my function. If I make them think about something, above their own lives, and about the way they relate to other human beings, than that's an added bonus. I've been listening to Neil Young's new album recently. When we cook dinner in the evenings we put it on and listen to it, you know? "I'm a Dreaming Man" (sings the title verse) maybe that's my problem. I can relate to that.
From Q special edition October 2004 on Pink Floyd:
Q) Did you feel any sense of of common cause with the Punks, or understand why they were doing what they did?

RW) Do you know, I`ve never been very interested in modern music.

I might find some of it enjoyable, but it`s never really been interesting.

I never really heard the Clash, and certainly not the Sex Pistols, so I can`t really answer that question.

As I still am now, I was listening to Neil Young when all that happened. It passed me by.

I`ll always listen to a new Dylan album.

But it takes an awful lot of something for anyone else to break in to what I listen to.
From October 2005 interview on
Q: Is there any artist that you would love to perform with? Or one artist in particular that you really love to jam it out with?

Roger Waters: I always enjoy working with Eric [Clapton] who was in my band in 1985. I also worked with Don Henley, but these are friends of mine, and I'm trying to think of somebody. I'm a big fan of singer-songwriters like Neil Young who are loners and sometimes hard to imagine working with. I find it hard to answer that question, I don't really jam with people so it doesn't enter my mind when it comes to
fun. Fishing, sex, but jamming, no.
From Transcript: Interview with Roger Waters | CLOSE UP | TV ONE |
"What modern-day music do you think might last the test of time?

Roger Waters: Do you know to be perfectly honest with you I don't really listen to very much music and certainly not much contemporary pop music anyway. It's not to say that I don't think it's any good. It's just my interest lies in other areas. I still listen to music and I listen to a lot of classical music and I have my few favourite sort of song writers who, when they produce new work, I'll sort of listen to it. So I always buy the new Dylan album and the new Neil Young album and the new John Prine album and I'll sniff around one or two other things if I catch something on the radio. But by in large I'm not really interested in it."
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At 5/11/2017 09:26:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

........ and in more sabbatical news.... the two CD box sets for Official Release Series Discs 5-8 (4CD) and Official Release Series Discs 8.5-12 (5CD) have now been delayed to September 8th..... originally due May 26th.


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