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Sunday, August 01, 2021

The Music Saved Our Lives ... Seriously & Literally

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We can truly say that "The Music Saved Our Lives" -- both seriously and literally.

As we discussed throughout 2020 ... everybody knows "Live Music Is Better", of course. (And again most recently in our "Live Music Is Better" - Mid-Summer 2021 Edition #2.)

Last Wednesday night, we attended a concert by Aoife O'Donovan w/ Members of the Knights at Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia.

Aoife O'Donovan w/ Members of the Knights 
@ Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia - July, 28, 2021
photo by thrashette


The Knights joined Grammy Award-winner Aoife O’Donovan at the majestic Wolf Trap National Park, the only national park in the U.S. dedicated to the Performing Arts. O’Donovan and The Knights performed her riveting new song cycle, "America". 


After the concert, we returned home only to be hit almost immediately with a "tornado"* without any warning whatsoever.

The Wind and The Damage Done


The good news is that we were not injured.

Paris Was Saved 

While our home and TW HQ suffered very heavy damage, most of our invaluable possessions escaped relatively unscathed, including our Paris oil painting  we brought  home for thrashette after the Neil Young with Crazy Horse | Alchemy Europe Concert Tour in 2013.   
Where Thrashers Would Normally Be If The Music Had Not Called
So we can safely say that if we had not been out at a concert, we would most likely have been in our bed and crushed by a tree limb that came through the roof.

The Tree Root Ball and The Damage Done

Similar to previous hardships here at TW, once again we say that while we appreciate the sentiments, we do NOT want your money, your $'s... or your sympathies.  

Alas, it is during such challenging times when one finds out who really are their true friends and neighbors.  And we thank you all for the love and support.

But all the money and sympathy in the world can never bring back the music lost. However, you can help us make sure that the music never stops, the dream never dies and that the road goes on forever by simply sharing our love of music with your friends.  That is all we ask in seeking our reader's help and support during this difficult time: share the music.

We will be back again someday and plan to still see everyone at Farm Aid 2021 in Hartford, CT on Sept. 25.

thrashers @

* see comment below

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At 8/01/2021 03:14:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

* for those that asked about the "tornado".

The event occurred in less than one minute total. Over the past several days, we've spoken w/ dozens of utility workers; electric, gas, tree, insurance folks, etc and none have seen something like this before.

Although they have seen 100's of disaster sites before, the whole pattern of this event is inexplicable to the experts. It wasn't technically a tornado, hurricane, a derecheo.

It was an extremely localized micro-burst. As we recall the wind suddenly picked up, we saw a huge flash of lightening, immediate crack of thunder, a roaring howl, felt a tremendous earthquake as the house shifted about, and then the power went out.

Then it rained super hard for about 10 minutes. The it got quiet and was over.

Again, it is during such challenging times when one finds out who really are their true friends and neighbors.

And we thank you all for the love and support.


At 8/01/2021 03:28:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

As John Lennon once sang, Life is what happens while we're busy making other plans. In other words, you just never know when something like this will occur, sometimes things just come out of the blue and into the black.

Material possessions are really that important, stuff comes and goes. You and Mrs Thrasher are okay, that's the important thing. Do try to remember to give a shout out to the Man upstairs who gave you the juice to get out of the house to go see some live music. Just may have saved your life.

See......Neil was right. Live music IS better, and bumper stickers should most definitely be issued. Stay safe, amigo.

At 8/01/2021 03:29:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

Pardon me, I meant to say material possessions really AREN'T that important. Bad typing.

At 8/01/2021 06:36:00 PM, Blogger said...

Everyone at WBKM applauds your positive attitude and the fact that you listened to the muse and bought those tickets to go to the Show!!!

At 8/01/2021 06:50:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Relieved and grateful that you both are safe and unharmed. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Peace 🙏

At 8/01/2021 07:18:00 PM, Blogger Hounds That Howl said...

You’ve been Tornadoed, but You and Thrashette are like a hurricane: there's calm in your eye. You dodged a global warming bullet and TW HQ will arise new and improved to deliver the news. Peace & Love. HTH

At 8/01/2021 08:57:00 PM, Blogger tomatron said...

What an intense event. Glad to hear y’all are ok. Thanks for everything you do!

At 8/01/2021 10:14:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Dear Friends, I am very sorry about this. Seeing your home damaged is awful. In 2018 we had a 100 mph straight wind destroy cars, our garage and a bit of our house. Please, if you need anything, let us know.

At 8/01/2021 11:25:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

I am so glad you were away at a show! Bloody terrifying that the heavy branch was thrown down on your sanctuary of sleep, your nocturnal refuge of rest. I shudder to think you all could have been killed! Global Warming really is deadly! But who could have seen this coming?! Destiny was on your side. Your many fans here at the TW blog would have been inconsolable had this ended differently. Life is not so easy sometimes, covid aside. We are SO Grateful it was not necessary to look at a tragedy here and ask, “Why?!” If there is a God out there with any power to protect or smite, let it not be T, or his lovely Soul Mate! Tall trees are laying down, but surely not impaling the Heart of Gold we have come to rely on and love. TW lives on. We give thanks for the protection that was provided. It is hard enough to survive in this world and be happy without our heroes and Neil Young disciples being struck down by a freak storm. Alan in Seattle

At 8/02/2021 03:56:00 AM, Blogger Thos said...

Good Lord, so glad you are both ok. Hope your CDs and vinyl still intact?! Would happily contribute to replacements, since you are our ‘gateway to Neil’!
Best wishes thrasher and thrashette x

At 8/02/2021 04:12:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

And you were home! Yikes! Good night to be out late! I am sharing music. It’s high time.

At 8/02/2021 06:41:00 AM, Blogger Hambone said...

Good to hear you are both well - the Muses were in the right place for you that night.

How damaged is your home? Are you still in residence?

"Freak weather" is not going to be rare these days.


At 8/02/2021 10:13:00 AM, Blogger Flyingscotzman said...

Very glad to hear that you are both okay. Likewise for your beautiful painting and other posessions! I echo all comments above.


At 8/02/2021 10:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A fortuitous escape, despite the terrible damage. Hope the clear up operation is as swift and painless as possible. Best wishes to you both.

At 8/02/2021 11:16:00 AM, Blogger Spiritroad45 said...

So glad you and Thrashette are ok! That is the most important part. But I hope you can return to a semblance of normalcy soon! Best wishes to you both.

At 8/02/2021 01:26:00 PM, Blogger Mark Johnson said...

I am glad you two are safe! Very scary. I know it is going to be a while before things get back to normal. But I hope it is sooner rather than later.

At 8/02/2021 01:41:00 PM, Blogger JohnKwit said...

Sending peace & prayers for a speedy return to normalcy.

At 8/02/2021 01:48:00 PM, Blogger The Metamorphic Rocker said...

Dear thrahser and thrashette, I wish you all the best in recovering and healing. It's hard to know what to say, other than life is weird. In another, much less dramatic synchronicity, there were contractors working on the trees across the street from us today. Tornadoes almost never land around here, it's too hilly, but we get thunderstorms all summer, heavy snow in winter, and some hurricane backwash if we're unlucky, so it's really important to take care of aging trees and low-hanging limbs; one of many, many infrastructure hazards currently in need of attention.

I hope the music helps you all work through this. I came across Aoife O'Donovan through Yo-You Ma and Chris Thile's bluegrass/classical/jazz fusion Goat Rodeo project, which released its second album last year. On those albums, she sings with Thile--beautiful stuff if you need sounds to nourish your spirits through this experience.

It hardly needs saying, but I'll put the Archives review series on the back burner until further notice. Thanks for all you have done thus far. Take some time, take a deep breath, and be well.

At 8/02/2021 02:05:00 PM, Blogger Rasselas53 said...

Hey Thrasher,
oh man what a shock. So glad you and Thrashette are OK. If there is anything I can do...
Robert (Broadfoot)

At 8/02/2021 03:48:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Wow, so fortunate to be away but building back better
can be a real pain with insurance companies. Sure hope
it all goes smoothly bringing the home back to normal!

We cut down six big trees earlier in the summer when
we saw them swaying in a storm.

At 8/02/2021 05:26:00 PM, Blogger manologranpa said...

Happy to read things are fine. Take care you both and thankyou

At 8/02/2021 10:47:00 PM, Blogger ShittyHorse said...

Thrasher! So glad you and the missus are okay, safe & sound! It’s a crazy world we live in now; politically, medically, economically, and environmentally! Unfortunately I think the weather is just going to be more bizarre, destructive and unpredictable as time goes on… but just as long as we all have our own internal combustion engines and our ACs to constantly run, who cares, right? *Sigh*
So I have also experienced a microburst where I am in Connecticut… it was a very strange and very localized event. It was a beautiful day then boom… the wind launched our daughter’s FischerPrice playhouse up in the air where in landed over the fence in the neighbors yard and destroyed it. Downed tree limbs, things blown all over. But just like that it was over the sun went back to shining.
But yes, I feel ya and that’s a crazy story… glad you guys got out for the music and weren’t in bed!
Anyway, I’m going to be at Farm Aid too. It would be a trip to meet up with folks on here. I keep an eye out for details of any meet ups.
Cheers & be safe, everyone!
Tony aka Shittyhorse

At 8/03/2021 03:24:00 PM, Blogger Old Black said...

Sending you both my best wishes from across the glad you're ok, and I hope you get everything sorted swiftly.

At 8/05/2021 03:57:00 PM, Blogger wardo said...

I'm late to the discussion, but very glad you're still with us! Strength to you.

At 8/06/2021 02:22:00 PM, Blogger Nicolas Spilmont said...

Glad you both are OK! Good luck from France

At 8/06/2021 03:40:00 PM, Blogger Geoff said...

Hey buddy - glad you are safe. Those deracheo storms are no joke! Had one crush Southern Illinois May 8, 2008 (the date is cemented in the community's mind as the "May 8th Storm"). Anyway, hope you get to rebuild soon. Sorry you lost that tree too, looks like a beauty. Sending love from Maui.

At 8/07/2021 12:58:00 AM, Blogger Anonymous said...

OMG! I guess tall trees ARE layin' down, thanks to our neglect of Mother Earth. So glad you two were not in that bed. Hope to see you at Farm Aid this year, Liz & Bill

At 8/07/2021 10:26:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

just getting to this news, oh boy. Sorry for your troubles, glad you're ok!
I think it was time for remodeling anyway! This old house of ours is built on dreams!
Take care. Let me know if you need anything!


At 8/07/2021 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

So I was recalling- 2018, we are in Vancouver, 100 mph straight wind blows a maple down on our cars and house. My great 2004 Ford F150 annihilated and a toyota bites the dust. Roof damage, windowns broken, etc... We live in a place where tornado warnings are so ordinary that I don't even pay attention (stupid, I know). Anyway, we built back better. We had to blowtorch the insurance guy's ass but eventually we got everything we needed and I basically rebuilt the garage. The whole thing can work out, and I am sure you have insurance? Anyway, that whole summer sucked, we walked around in a wreckage but in the end we did fine. (We now only have one car, which has been a real money saver, I did not need a truck).

At 8/08/2021 07:44:00 PM, Blogger Miron said...

Glad you escaped largely unscathed.

At 8/11/2021 12:43:00 AM, Blogger Ken N. said...

Glad you are safe and sound.

Giving back to music, how do we get Crazy Horse and the Dominos into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?


At 8/13/2021 08:47:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

I miss Thrasher’s Wheat new posts. The pandemic “got worse” when that tree came down. Long live Thrashers!
Alan in Seattle

At 8/13/2021 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Shit happens.Music was my first love and it will be the last and it surely was a saviour of my life.It's all fate in life.If uou didn't go to the concert,things would've been much more serious.You probably would've been alive.You're still here and alive and able to talk about it afterwards.Life's a wonder and so is music.It still keeps us alive and rocking,thank God.Good wishes and all the love in the world to you from me.Cees Mostert,Europe.

At 8/13/2021 12:10:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

So sad to hear from your misfortune.Luckily you're both still alive.Best wishes and all my love to you.Cees Mostert,Europe.

At 8/13/2021 11:26:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Alan, you are right

At 8/14/2021 08:31:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature On The Run said...

Seriously. Sorry for the loss of such a magnifcent tree.

At 8/14/2021 11:28:00 PM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

I agree with Alan, My wife & I are enjoying a typical Saturday night, we haven't had a cig for 91 days so we're diggin the grass. Anyway, I stuck the Rust Bucket CD in the BOSE & I ain't got no T Bone. What is everyone else doing?

At 8/17/2021 12:26:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Hopefully the recovery process is going smoothly and I’m looking forward to hearing from Thrasher soon. We all need to be patient and appreciate the struggle these folks must be dealing with.

Peace 🙏

At 8/17/2021 11:46:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

I caught the Big One but I let it go…. Just listening to good music every day. Sublime, Screaming Trees, Neil Young. Walking the dog, enjoying the sunset view over the water in Puget Sound, spotted a tree house in the woods on someone’s property that looks EPIC. A rope is the only way up and in. It’s a built out high end building. Riding my bike every other day. Praying for rain. Hoping Thrasher and Thrashette are doing well. Looking forward to the next NY album, as always. Strength and perseverance to our Blog host. Looking forward to getting you back on line, active. Alan in Seattle

At 8/18/2021 08:23:00 PM, Blogger Tomatron said...

I’m a high school teacher in Texas, so getting ready to start the year has been keeping me busy enough. Neil’s discography is the soundtrack to so much of my life, including marathon special education paperwork sessions. How stoked was I to discover Carnegie Cowgirl just as I was settling in for the evening before the first day of school? Love those little mid-song impromptu acoustic licks! What an epic setlist too.

At 8/19/2021 02:30:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Big Time. Agreed. No Pressure from us. Take the time you need. We patiently cheer you on as you regroup. Dan, I am gonna call you up one of these days. Until then, I smile and think of Rain Dogs and Zappa. Alan from you know where.

At 8/19/2021 02:33:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Neil bows out of Farm Aid for this year:

At 8/19/2021 02:33:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

At 8/19/2021 09:43:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Ordered Bootleg Series #1 last night from the Greedy Hand Store on Vinyl & CD. Added Muddy Track DVD to the order as well. Cowgirl in the Sand sounds amazing, particularly the section where Neil makes adjustments on the guitar (or perhaps just screwed up and recovers). I love the human element in live music.

Peace 🙏

At 8/19/2021 10:40:00 AM, Blogger Minke said...

Thrashette & Co. May better fortune come your way. Clench fists. Feel supported.

At 8/19/2021 04:32:00 PM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

Neil Young Withdraws From Farm Aid 2021 Over COVID-19 Concerns

At 8/19/2021 08:29:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

Agreed. Take all the time you need Thrashers. I for one am taking less for granted now that tall trees are laying down. Now, I’m off to go flying (down the road) on my 2 wheeled human-powered Dream Machine. I was Born To Ride that thing. And today I’ve got the Will to Love it and the right fuel in my tank (Organic Keto Bars, Nuun electrolyte sport drink). -Big AL

At 8/20/2021 10:02:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

I think Neil made the right choice on Farm Aid. It seems like we are in the same boat as last year. Live Music might have to go away again.

At 8/20/2021 12:24:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

I fully support Neil’s decision not to participate in Farm Aid this year. His reasoning is sound and represents where the mans heart is at this point and time.

Peace 🙏

At 8/20/2021 06:14:00 PM, Blogger said...

While many agree with Neil’s decision sadly it puts Dave, John and especially Willy in a tough spot. The change in goal posts is driving me crazy too. We were told to get a shot whether we liked it or didn’t we did the jab did the deal and now it’s like Colombo used to do in his mystery movies…oh just one more thing…

At 8/22/2021 02:03:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Only 51 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated which illustrates just how polarized this country has become. We are no longer a united nation and it has the potential of tearing us apart, so it’s time for us all to figure out just exactly what our future is going to look like. My only suggestion is that we are stronger together.

Peace 🙏

At 8/22/2021 03:05:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

I just listened to Landing on Water, somehow seemed appropriate and I don't know why. Those 80's haters know nothing! Ok, so it sounds a bit tinny and synth driven, but "I've got a Problem" and "Hard Luck Stories" hit home, the message comes through loud and clear, as always a voice out of the wilderness of imagination and ideas, Neil breaks through. No one has ever done so many strange experiments, drifting around in the ether of reality. "Now I'm floating, cause I'm not tied to the Ground" yes, the more weird it gets the more I like it. Fly the Neil flag!!!!! (I have got to invest in some real acoustics, I have fallen into the wasteland, failed to keep up!)

At 8/24/2021 09:21:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Hope you guys are doing ok, Thrasher!

At 8/27/2021 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Neil just commented some more about big concerts as super-spreaders. Neil is doing the right thing and I wish I had the power and/or money to pull out of my own situation. Soon to be in lecture halls and seminar rooms with plenty of unvaccinated and no social distancing. Hard to believe. This fall is, in some ways, more frightening than last fall.

At 8/27/2021 04:23:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Sending love and prayers to Thrasher & Thrasherett during this challenging time them both. You are missed but we all know you'll be back as soon as you can. Hoping everything is healing nicely and your home is coming back together better than before


At 8/27/2021 10:56:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...
Alan in Seattle

At 8/27/2021 10:58:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

Yikes. My girl is off in college. In AZ a friend’s kid is a freshman at UAZ, 500 people in a lecture hall.

At 8/28/2021 07:25:00 PM, Blogger Mark Johnson said...

Any word from Thrasher and Thrasherette?

At 8/30/2021 09:26:00 AM, Blogger ViP said...

Same question here : any news regarding T and T'ette ? A whole month without a single post is out of the ordinary.

At 8/30/2021 02:12:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

It could be the case that recovering from the disaster is a full time job. Like everyone else, waiting to hear good news about the two of them. Looking at news from New Orleans, etc.., what a year this has been. Best wishes to everyone.......

At 8/30/2021 07:10:00 PM, Blogger The Metamorphic Rocker said...

Yes, here’s hoping the best for Thrasher and Thrashette.

@Abner, it’s beyond frustrating that what covid has done to college campuses. I admire those who can thrive with online learning. It just stinks to be stuck in this holding pattern because of people not doing the right thing.

At 9/01/2021 05:02:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Hello to all of our TW friends in the Neil/Rust/TW communities,

Well, August has been a very long, hot & wet month for us.

1st, so many thanks to everyone for all of the messages of support. It has been a very humbling experience to say the least. Going instantly from a "civilized lifestyle" to near 3rd world conditions without electricity, hot water, Internet, etc has been profound.

The experience has clearly demonstrated how thin the line can be, how quickly things can go upside down and what it means to have your life changed in a split second.

Sorry to have not responded earlier or to the many direct messages. As we've covered in the past, most of our emails are marked as spam, so check your folder.

as for next steps, TBD. While most importantly we are safe & healthy, we have much to do before life begins to return to "normal".

At the moment, our Farm Aid plans are up in the air.

What we would like to do is discuss all of this in more detail on Thrasher's Wheat Radio 2.0 Podcast, hosted by

So look for a podcast sometime between now & Farm Aid on our status and future plans.

We don't know what our future holds, but we can only say that we feel that subject of this post about how the music saved our lives will continue to be a motivating theme.

We have heard so many stories about the impact of music on people's lives that we want try and expand our mission, if possible, to further share this message.

So, as we often say here, "It means so much to us, to mean so much to you." truly.

lastly, someone fwd'd over this short video which we found inspiring.

We Might Be Close To A Breakthrough Moment | INSPIRED 2021 (Jean Nolan)

In particular, see around 00:50. For those curious on The Big Shift, some insights.

Take care everyone and watch out for one another.

peace & love,
thrasher & thrashette

At 9/02/2021 05:20:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

So happy to know that you are both doing okay. We have all been sending you two love and positive energy to help you guys through this difficult time. Looking forward to hearing more about your journey and the important lessons it has offered you both. Take your time and be well.

Peace 🙏

At 9/03/2021 08:20:00 AM, Blogger tolstoigorky said...

Glad to hear that you two are gradually getting things back together.
Sounds like a hell of an thing to have happened.
Love, light, and peace.

At 9/03/2021 10:31:00 PM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

Hey Dan Swan, is about to play a 2007 show from Boise. Guessing you were there.

At 9/04/2021 07:17:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

Things are shifting big time. Taking out a huge mortgage to buy a piece of The Dream is not the right move. I have been going through some changes too. When I look around I see the Empire crumbling. What does it mean to be successful and provide for one’s self and your people? We get to define this for ourselves. Things ain’t what they used to be. I feel a Rumblin’ in the ground. We cheer you on as you find your way forward. Alan in Seattle

At 9/05/2021 02:29:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Global Warming, drought, and Superstorms will be causing a Big Shift too.

At 9/05/2021 01:16:00 PM, Blogger Tomatron said...

So good to hear from y’all again. And this is great news about the future of the podcast. I look forward to new stories here when the time is right.

Everyone should check out the newly posted Rust Bucket outtake. They created a Cowgirl edit from the Catalyst show (seamless to my ears, at least on casual playback) that really highlights the easy synergy of that show. I feel that version of CitS was just too magnificent to capture in full!

At 9/06/2021 01:29:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Thrasher mentioned the thin line that separates many of us from financial and other sorts of disaster. Words of wisdom.

On another subject, is anyone else getting really, really, tired of David Crosby? He is such an incredible asshole. He cannot stop doing it.

At 9/06/2021 09:35:00 PM, Blogger Thomas said...

Great to hear from you guys that you’re doing relatively ok - all the best moving forward

Love and only love will endure

At 9/06/2021 10:05:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

Great news! What a show! Having a Cowgirl backup restored is a great gift.

At 9/10/2021 10:52:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

Yeah, I am super sick of David Crosby. What a Prick!

At 9/11/2021 10:25:00 AM, Blogger The Metamorphic Rocker said...

@Abner, Nash lost patience with Crosby a while ago. And Graham Nash strikes me as one of the most patient, understanding, and loyal people in Croz’s (former) circle. It’s sad that Crosby has isolated/alienated himself to this extreme from people who care, which has probably just reinforced bad habits. He has no one else to blame. It must be pathological at this stage.

At 9/11/2021 01:00:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

“We need another Pearl Harbor.” Therefore 9/11

At 9/11/2021 01:02:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

“Living With War.” What facts did major media and US Gov’t declassified docs reveal?

At 9/11/2021 02:47:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Ian, I don't know if you have heard but Crosby has recently trashed Neil in an interview, calling him "the most selfish person I have ever known.." etc.. Meanwhile his new album is receiving "critical acclaim." In my view the guy is just too much of an asshole to even bother with his music.

At 9/11/2021 02:47:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

30 years ago today Nirvana released Smells Like Teen Spirit. 1 year ago, Toots Hubert died, the man who gave Reggae its name. Alan in Seattle

At 9/11/2021 03:31:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Hello again,

Again, so many thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers over the difficult past month.

We just recorded an episode of Thrasher's Wheat Radio 2.0 Vodcast w/ Tony @

Check Episode #9 - September 11, 2021

On this episode we discuss our recent troubles, as well as, thoughts on 20th anniversary of 9-11 + Farm Aid 2021 logistics + Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real @ FA2019

peace & love to all

At 9/12/2021 12:51:00 PM, Blogger Pat2963 said...


You're great.

Welcome back.

At 9/18/2021 05:34:00 PM, Blogger Mendo Coast Current said...

Good to see you back safe and sound. Keep on, keepin' on for peace and healing dear Thrashers. We love you!


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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

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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