Neil Young's new release ""World Record" w/ Crazy Horse is now available for pre-order. Order here
(Please shop locally & independently. But if you can't, we appreciate your supporting Thrasher's Wheat by clicking this link or YOUR COUNTRY's FLAG. Thank you!!!)
<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Friday, November 02, 2018

CNN: "Neil Young uses politics to confirm marriage to Daryl Hannah"

CNN: "Neil Young uses politics to confirm marriage to Daryl Hannah"
(Or, "How CNN Uses Neil Young and Daryl Hannah's Marriage As A Political Tool To Bury The REAL Message")

The sound you hear in the distance is the sound of Neil and Daryl's heads exploding over the CNN headline above: "Neil Young uses politics to confirm marriage to Daryl Hannah".

While we can't say for absolute certainty, we do think that Neil Young and Daryl Hannah would take issue with the headline. The wedding "news" actually happened several months ago in August. Hello?!

The real story is the new Official Live Concert Video of Neil Young's "Ohio" which was released earlier this week.

And some mainstream publications can't quite get right basic facts. Neil Diamond?! Hello?!

And it wasn't just CNN running "old" news of Neil Young and Daryl Hannah's marriage above the new concert video and it's messaging around gun control and voting.

Here's NBC claiming Neil Young's marriage confirmation is a "push to get Americans to vote".

And many other Mainstream Media publications are emphasizing the "old wedding news" over the actual current news on Neil Young's Archives (NYA) website Times-Contrarian , supporting “common sense gun control laws.”

Talk about "burying the lede".

kent state president-nixon.jpg
"Tin Soldiers" & "Nixon is coming"

The song 'Ohio' -- a response to the Kent State University tragedy -- is "the most evocative pop-culture response to a defining moment in American history".

Students and National Guard Clash at Kent State, Ohio - May 4, 1970

Ohio and Freedom | Sadly, Neil Young’s Ohio still relevant 43+ years after Kent State massacre

allison krause william schroeder
jeffrey miller sandra scheuer

The Four Dead in Ohio

Allison Krause - Age: 19, 110 Yards
William Schroeder - Age: 19, 130 Yards
Jeffrey Miller - Age: 20, 90 Yards
Sandra Scheuer - Age: 20, 130 Yards

kent state banner
Kent State, Ohio 47 Years Later: The Tin Soldiers March On & On...

Historical Marker for
Kent State, Ohio Massacre - May 4, 1970

More on the The Lameness of the Mainstream Media.

Labels: , , ,


At 11/02/2018 03:24:00 PM, Blogger 16HeartofGold said...

Not FNN doing fake news on Neil. Gosh Almighty. What has 🇺🇸 come to. I wonder why the press is at a 17% approval rating.

At 11/02/2018 03:47:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

Does the Democrat Party run the media, or does the media run the Democrat Party? Either way, they're both a complete mess. By all means, though, keep voting for the status quo. Maybe someday, they'll even mention the right famous Neil, who knows?

At 11/02/2018 05:29:00 PM, Blogger 16HeartofGold said...

Still long for the days of Pegi and Neil doing the Bridge School Benefit, making really good music.

At 11/03/2018 02:05:00 AM, Blogger Andy Walters said...

Neil in a soap opera? Opera Star - who would've thought.

At 11/03/2018 11:20:00 AM, Blogger Art Carey said...

Advocating for gun control is great. No idea though what Ohio has to do with the current obscenities in our current government. Something to-the-actual-point would be very welcome.

At 11/03/2018 11:30:00 AM, Blogger ForeverYounger said...

It's Funny/Sad to me how far CNN has fallen.....
Almost a complete 360 with Fox News.

TMZ is MORE credible than CNN!

Darth Vader would be proud. Not so sure 'bout James Earl Jones?

At 11/03/2018 11:56:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ 16HeartofGold - right, and still dropping, it appears. Independent media... now more than ever.

@ Richard - well, vote, yes, of course. But definitely not for the status quo. There's always write in if you don't like the choices. Some argue that's throwing away your vote. Recall, the lesser of 2 evils is still evil.

@ Andy - we're just certain you would've thought.

@ Art - fair point. we can understand the disconnect.

How about this for a thought experiment? Just suppose that what happened @ Kent State, Ohio on May 4, 1970 wasn't really dis-similar than what happened say in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in 2017?

Maybe instead of The President ordering The Governor to order The National Guard to make some examples of those pesky protesting students, things are a bit more subtle these days?

more to the pictureS than meets the eyeS...

@ ForeverYounger - so let us ask you... where do you gather your info? besides TW? ;) Is there a name you trust?

At 11/03/2018 01:12:00 PM, Blogger joe lookout said...

Off topic: Neil as an Hell's Angel in the old Movie '68'

At 11/03/2018 04:39:00 PM, Blogger Andy said...

CNN has not fallen and is a credible news outlet. Trump has just stuffed with your minds. Can't believe Trumpism has infiltrated TW. Cool video but would rather see newer material introduced to NYA. Looking forward to Songs For judy. The Oceanside Countryside article is interesting....

At 11/03/2018 04:48:00 PM, Blogger Matt & Jes Wedding said...

Fox news had an almost identical headline. It's called "clickbait." Happens in all media all the time. Neil is aware of this, which is likely why he dropped in the acknowledgment of DH. Otherwise news outlets aren't covering his message AT ALL.

Please don't fall into the trap the orange doofus has laid.

At 11/06/2018 07:55:00 PM, Blogger Greg Mantho said...

How anyone can place any faith in any mainstream news outlet, is beyond me. If you see it on TV, regardless of the presence of some semblance of truth or fact, it is designed to keep you in the dark. The role of media is disinformation, in order to condition people to believe certain things in a certain way. My Dad used to say, believe only half of what you see, and nothing of what you read or hear in the "news." He knew first hand how outrageously reckless the media is.

The media is a part of the problem. Being a part of the solution means turning it off when it comes on. It’s a spectacle created to keep your attention away from what's really happening. What's really happening? I guess I should not have brought it up, I don't have the energy or time to get into it, other than to say that if you value your sanity, if your priority is to grow your consciousness, then you will never turn the channel to "news" again, or read it in any mainstream newspaper, or corporate radio, including Public Radio. Mainstream media is dying. Good riddance, and let the devil take the hindmost.

Dissent and alternative views are thwarted through the threat of ad dollars and the ousting of anyone attempting to tell the truth. As an example, just think about it. Not one mainstream media outlet has ever, ever, cast even a shred of doubt on the 911 lie. A building falls in a controlled demolition, never having been hit by a plane, and there is complete, deafening silence by the talking heads. Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the facts can only shake their head in disbelief and disgust.

There are bits and pieces of truth to be found everywhere, but for the most part you have to do the hard work of piecing it together yourself. Study, read, watch videos on YouTube, talk with your friends, but for God's sake, don't be "fooled again” by a corporate media owned and controlled by a handful of power brokers. Will you be led down more than a few primrose paths and rabbit holes, and find yourself forced to admit you were wrong about a lot of things? Yes, but that’s the risk you take, the price that has to be paid when you finally realize that you really are “on your own.” A dolorous path, to be sure, but one that will pay multiple dividends along the way.

(See next post)

At 11/06/2018 07:56:00 PM, Blogger Greg Mantho said...

My solution? Spirituality. We are spiritual beings, created in the image and likeness of God- however you define It. God is not a being, God is Being. The answer is to Be, and this Beingness is found inside of you. In the east, even enemies greet each other with the term “Namaste”, or “Namascar.” It means, “I bow to the Divine in you”, but is often understood as “The Christ in me, acknowledges and honors the Christ in you.”

For all my non-Christian friends, what I say below is being said, and has been said in various ways and forms, many of which precede Judeo/Christianity by thousands of years. It’s called “Death and Resurrection”, the dying to your lower self, in order to rise to you higher self. I wrote to a friend yesterday, in defense of a ballot proposal to make marijuana legal. I was defending the concepts of freedom and liberty, notwithstanding many real negative societal ramifications of legalization, notions that most people think come by government decree, but which are really by-products of God’s Natural Law. We are free by our very nature, and this is the last thing the powers-that-shouldn’t-be want you to know, and why they seek so hard to keep you so close to the tree of politics, such that you cannot see the forest of your freedom. The upshot, is that free people think freely, and are a threat to those who want to stay in power, by whatever outrages they can muster up. Anyhow, it may be a little sideways, but not really…

“At its root, people must look within to their Divine nature, and not to outside sources, be it ego or man made institutions. Notwithstanding issues surrounding Salvation, this is what Jesus came to teach Humanity. He taught a two step process: 1) Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and 2) the Kingdom of God dwells within. Apart from window dressing, this is not what mainstream Christianity teaches.

I think if Jesus were to come back in physical form, He would have nothing more basic than this to add, except to say it’s up to you, I’m not going to do it for you. Mind you, the world has been overcome, and sin conquered, and yes, I know all the theology that will be trotted out to say Jesus is going to do it for us, but it’s an ongoing thing, and we are designed to participate in it- another thing mainstream Christianity does not emphasize. “No longer I, but Christ lives in me.” This is the next step the whole world needs to take, not only those who call themselves Christians. This is the way out, not Nannie government, albeit in the meantime we do need to take steps through government- I’m just saying not as many steps as so many people, even those who fancy themselves “conservative”, seem to want to take. I think for the meantime we should all learn to be Jeffersonian Liberals, until such time as Divine Grace returns us to a full sense of who and what we really are.

Many will say that humanity is not meant for this, and yet this was the natural state of “Adam and Eve”, and both the Old and New Testaments make it very plain that mankind is destined to be greater than the angels, and exercise complete dominion. All the villagers out there need to lay down their torches and pitchforks, and pick up a good dictionary and learn terms like “Divinization”, “Theosis”, “Kenosis”, and various other related terms and principles. This is Man’s destiny, and all this political talk just shouting.”

A Friend Of Yours

At 11/07/2018 09:36:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ A Friend Of Yours - really do appreciate your sharing this. It's been awhile and good to see you drop by again with your comment.

Your comments have always meant a lot to us and wee know you put a lot of thought and care into what you write from the heart.

Again, many thanks and drop back around these parts again sometime soon, hopefully.

peace & love
ps - absolutely, let the devil take the hindmost.

At 11/08/2018 02:49:00 PM, Blogger Greg Mantho said...

Thanks, Thrash. I actually tried to delete the second part of my post, it probably is a little too sideways for a forum like this, and the subject at hand. But in my heart, it isn't. I really do believe that humanity must and will someday take the next step, and that ultimately that step will lead to more real change than our political system could ever hope to effect, or, if it survives, would only be the result of the real change taking place.

Thanks for your kind words. I still check Thrashers Wheat out every day, just haven't had a lot to add, and trying to stay away from snakiness in all forms- especially my own. God Bless

At 11/09/2018 09:41:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks again AFOY.

Glad you kept the words. They mean something to you & me.

Come back around again sometime. Sure would like to hear what you have to say on this subject...

In particular, we're curious as to why no one has mentioned anything about the video "Northern Man" in the posting. We really thought that would have provoked a few thoughts.

ahhh, the world on string, doesn't mean a thing,
It's only real in the way that I feel from day to day.


Post a Comment

<< Home

<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Willie for a Nobel!

Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize
for Farm Aid and his work on
alternative fuels, and world peace initiatives.

Farm Aid

Go Farmers Markets!

"In the >field< of opportunity
It's plowin' time again."

Silverline Communications

(Home of the FarmAidians)
Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
(519) 737-7979

This blog supports free speech!

Demand justice for Aaron:
Support "Aaron's Law" and inquiry into his prosecution

(... he didn't kill himself either...) #AaronDidntKillHimself

Induct Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Please Help Support Independent Media &
Non-Corporate Advertising
This Blog's For You!

The Hypocrisy of the Mainstream Media

It's Been Called The
"Missing Link" in the Ditch Trilogy


Sign the Release "Time Fades Away" Petition
Join The 10,000+ Who Have Already Signed


Neil Young Appreciation Society

Sugar Mountain

Neil Young Setlists
Rust Radio


Bands Covering Neil Young songs


Official Neil Young News Site

The Bridge School

The Bridge School Concerts
25th Anniversary Edition

**100% of Proceeds to Benefit Bridge School***

The Essential Neil Young

Fans Favorite Neil Albums

Top 50 MP3
Neil Young Song Downloads

Top 10 Best Selling Neil Albums Today
Support Thrasher's Wheat
via Purchases from:
United States - us.gif
Canada - canada.gif
United Kingdom - gb.gif
Germany - de.gif

Neil Young Songbook Project

In the fields of wheat

"Children of Destiny" will NOT be harvested
However, the chaff will be burned by unquenchable fire

Neil Young + Promise of the Real

Europe 2016 Tour Dates

2015 Rebel Content Tour

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Alchemy Concert Tour Reviews

Fall 2012 N. America Tour
Spring 2013 Australia/New Zealand Tour
Summer 2013 Europe Tour

Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Supporters Go To Europe

Neil Young Films

2010 MusiCares Honors Neil Young

Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban, and others.
Proceeds from sales go to MusiCares,
which helps musicians in need of
financial and medical assistance.


"There's more to the picture
Than meets the eye"



Neil Young FAQ:
Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker
"an indispensable reference"

Paul McCartney and Neil Young


"You can make a difference
If you really a try"

John Lennon and Neil Young

"hailed by fans as a wonderful read"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
The Supergroup of the 20th Century

Director Jonathan Demme's Exquisite film "Heart of Gold"

eddie & neil
Eddie Vedder and Neil Young

Revisiting The Significance of
The Buffalo Springfield

"The revolution will not be televised"
... it will be blogged, streamed,
tweeted, shared and liked
The Embarrassment of Mainstream Media

Turn Off Your TV & Have A Life

"Everything Is Bullshit" +
"Turn Off The News"
Turn Off the News (Build a Garden)

Neil Young 2016 Year in Review:
The Year of The Wheat

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain and Neil Young

Neil Young's Feedback:
An Acquired Taste?

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years
by Rustie Sharry "Keepin' Jive Alive in T.O." Wilson

"the definitive source of Neil Young's formative childhood years in Canada"

neil & joni
Joni Mitchell & Neil Young

europe 1987.jpg

Bob and Neil

So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?

Four Dead in Ohio
kent state
So What Really Happened at Kent State?

The Four Dead in Ohio

May The FOUR Be With You #MayThe4thBeWithYou


dissent is not treason
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World

Sing Truth to Power!
When Neil Young Speaks Truth To Power,
The World Listens

Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

Wilco and Neil Young


Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young


Elton John and Neil Young

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young


The Meaning of "Sweet Home Alabama" Lyrics

Neil Young Nation -
"The definitive Neil Young fan book"

What does the song mean?

Random Neil Young Link of the Moment

Bonnie Raitt and Neil Young

I'm Proud to Be A Union Man


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up

Class War:
They Started It and We'll Finish It...

A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"
Full Disclousre Now

"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize

John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel



Love and Only Love

"Thinking about what a friend had said,
I was hoping it was a lie"

We're All On
A Journey Through the Past

Neil Young's Moon Songs
Tell Us The F'n TRUTH
(we can handle it... try us)

Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Here Comes "The Big Shift"

Maybe everything you think you know is wrong? NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
... and symbolism will be their downfall...

Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists

"Children of Destiny" - THE Part of THE Solution

(Frame from Official Music Video)

war is not the answer
yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
~~ Bob Marley

The Essence of "The Doubters"

Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Even Though The Music Died 50+ Years Ago
Open Up the "Tired Eyes" & Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?


Show Me A Sign

"Who is John Galt?"
To ask the question is to know the answer

"Whosoever shall give up his liberty for a temporary security
deserves neither liberty nor safety."

~~ Benjamin Franklin


(Between the lines of age)

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

~~ John & Paul

the zen of neil
the power of rust
the karma of the wheat