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, August 26, 2022

Thrasher's Wheat Goes Off The Grid and On the Beach

Rare "On The Beach" Poster with Neil facing camera

We here at Thrasher's Wheat have gone off the grid, on the beach and out beyond where the pavement turns to sand.

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

It's been awhile since we took an extended break here at Thrasher's Wheat. As humbled as we might be by running what is now the 2nd* longest continuously running website dedicated to a single topic on the Internet, it is our long relationship with our soulmate thrashette 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 Quantum Big Shift.

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

FOUND: A Heart of Gold

peace & love,
thrasher and thrashette

#RITFW - Rockin' on the Long Walk to FREEDOM
33 Degrees, 49' 03" S, 18 Degrees, 22' 44" E


At 8/26/2022 05:55:00 PM, Blogger Flyingscotzman said...

Enjoy your (much deserved) break!


At 8/26/2022 06:09:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Have a great time and don’t think about this site while you two are gone. We can fend for ourselves and we’ll still be here when you guys get back.

Peace 🙏

At 8/26/2022 10:12:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

@Thrasher : Enjoy! Agreed, much deserved! Have a great time!

@ Flyingscotzman : Agreed! And thanks for the great writing.

@ Dan : What Dan said!

Enjoy! Your Brother Alan in Seattle

At 8/27/2022 01:42:00 AM, Blogger Dionys said...

From the dirtroads of the Cretan mountains and the beaches of the Libyan Sea: enjoy your well deserved holidays, in turbulent times they are more needed than ever.

Dionysos Souvlaki Archeologides

At 8/27/2022 06:38:00 AM, Blogger Hambone said...

It's always great to step away from the tyranny of the instantaneous internet and reconnect with the tides and the seasons.

Come back refreshed and ready for the September harvest.

Tony Hambone in the UK

At 8/27/2022 12:18:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

My usual perceptive self, I thought this was a new post about the album. Enjoy time away from any technology.

At 8/31/2022 08:21:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Listening to Barn now after the dust has settled reveals a classic NY album. It’s funny that way with NY albums. People complain about Neil Young albums, sometimes like Geffen, but hopefully later give it a fresh listen. The album mostly gives me peace and a pleasant soundtrack. I think the masterpiece of the album is Human Race. Molten fury, reckless abandon, frustration has reached the boiling point with Climate Inaction. I am blown away by that track, his heaviest ever. Cocaine Eyes competes but subject matter helps put this newer song at the top of the heap of contenders. I Got I’d had Eddie singing, so no.
Your Brother Alan in Seattle

At 8/31/2022 05:02:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Alan, Human Race is a great song.

All of you!!! Check out "A History of Music in 500 songs, episode 152: For What It's Worth

Incredible podcast, I don't listen to those things so I read the transcript, it is amazing. The details are vivid. I cannot recommend highly enough, elimination of BS surrounding the Springfield and then the intricate detail about who was around influencing who?

At 8/31/2022 05:02:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Hambone, Richie, etc..., you guys will eat this up

At 9/01/2022 05:14:00 PM, Blogger Hambone said...


Oh you've hit a goldmine here. I listened to the podcast (all 1hr 50 mins) and was amazed to hear a British accent taking me through a detailed BS history. The tone of delivery is more a lecture than a chatty podcast with rather dry asides (I like this and is cultural appropriate for me), the detail extraordinary and the music excerpts, especially the more obscure tracks, fill in the detail. The format describes the events leading up to the significant song in the title, so we get the whole back story of BS and more on the LA scene at the time.

I also had a listen to episode 105 - Green Onions - Booker T & the MGS, which covered the founding of Stax which was also excellent.

If you remember the old Pete Frame rock family tree books, this is like an audio version with loads of details of session players, links between bands as well as the songs themselves.

Last Saturday I finally got to see Kurt Vile & the Violators on their UK tour and they were superb, playing a good selection of his newer albums and a few unfamiliar older cuts. Kurt's no grunge rock god like Neil, but has his own slightly hazying style of playing that just matches his lyrics. He's touring Eastern USA in October and I'd recommend you trying him out if he's playing near you.

Neil content: Did anyone else see the mention in a letters column a few weeks back of a possible live album from the "Toast" era 2001 European Tour in Vol 4? It had a title too which I can't remember. That would certainly complete the Toast set.
The tour was at the height of the Rust list CD concert trees and checking through the collection I realise I have 5 concerts and a 3-CD "best of tour" compilation from then and fine recordings they are too, but an official release would give everyone the chance to hear clear live Toast.

Tony Hambone in the UK

At 9/01/2022 05:18:00 PM, Blogger Hambone said...

and just to add the 500 songs maestro is one Andrew Hickey who has been doing this podcast since 2018 and apparently works on 3 or 4 episodes at a time, which just boggles the mind.


At 9/02/2022 09:33:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...


I was hoping you would validate my enthusiasm. It seemed excellent to me and for all the reasons you mentioned.

At 9/02/2022 10:58:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

@ Ritchie :

Was it Neil on NYA saying that? I think maybe so. Maybe Poncho.

Your Bro Alan in Seattle

At 9/02/2022 01:22:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

@ Hambone : I remember reading the live Toast in letters as well. So you’re not crazy😂

Peace 🙏

At 9/02/2022 02:44:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

I long for "eastern USA." I do like the midwest, but jesus the weather. Maybe Kurt will make it to the City of Big Shoulders?

At 9/02/2022 06:03:00 PM, Blogger Hambone said...

@Abner, are Indianapolis or Kalamazoo close enough? - on the tour list at the end of Oct. Forgive my ignorance of US geography.

@Dan - phew that's a relief


At 9/03/2022 12:20:00 AM, Blogger Tomatron said...

Live Toast will be called ‘A LONG TIME NOW’ per LttE of 8-10-22, and may appear on Vol. 4! “I’ve Been Waiting For You” is my favorite track off Noise & Flowers, and I’d be thrilled to have a proper Crazy Horse version. Recently heard the Bowie cover of it too, which absolutely rocks.

At 9/04/2022 01:42:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Hambone, unfortunately those locations are a long way. The "midwest" is huge, we live in the very middle of the plains. Indianapolis is a full days drive southeast of here and Kalamazoo is probably ten hours northeast. Des Moines, where we live, is a few hours south of Minnesota. To my knowledge, Neil has only played here once in our thirty three years here, rock the vote in Ames Iowa- oh and Farm Aid, also in Ames. My wife and sons saw Neil at Rock the Vote, he was a surprise guest. I skipped the show thinking it was Dave Matthews (not my favorite). I saw Greendale in Quad Cities- Rock Island, Illinois.

At 9/04/2022 05:54:00 PM, Blogger Hambone said...


How about the Admiral Theatre in Omaha which Uncle Google says is 2 hrs away? 20th October.


At 9/05/2022 10:00:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Uncle Google is always right! I am going to get tickets! Thanks Hambone, I was too lazy to look it up myself!

At 9/08/2022 10:54:00 AM, Blogger Hambone said...


Hope you enjoy Kurt. Happy to be an intercontinental gig guide.

Also to extend transatlantic relations further I finally got to read Barn Burning this week, but we can leave that for another day.

Neil content: there's a new message from Neil on the home page announcing that NYA now has enough subscribers to be self financing. This has been mentioned as an aim at a couple of the patron calls and it's good to see this has been achieved in these difficult economic time.


At 9/08/2022 01:30:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Hey Hey.

We're back home safely. Thrashette and thrasher are refreshed and getting ready for our Farm Aid pilgrimage down to the Carolinas.

Will have an update soon.

At 9/08/2022 02:25:00 PM, Blogger Hambone said...

@Abner - your intercontinental gig guide is happy you're planning to go. Hope you like Kurt as much as I did.

And to further extend transatlantic understanding I read Barn Burning earlier this week, though we can leave this for another time.

@Thrasher - Welcome Back.

Neil content: There's a new message from Neil on the Contrarian home page to say that NYA now has enough subscribers to be self financing. Good to see this is possible in challenging times and it bodes well for the future.

At 9/08/2022 05:00:00 PM, Blogger Hambone said...

@Abner - hope you enjoy Kurt as much as I did. Happy to be an intercontinental gig guide.

and to further transatlantic relations I also finally sat down and read Barn Burning, but that's for another time.

@Thrashers - welcome back both.

Neil content: there's a new note from Neil saying that NYA has now got enough subscribers to be self-financing. Some feat given the ongoing financial difficulties for so many and a good sign for the future of the site.


At 9/08/2022 07:30:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Welcome back your two. So glad you had a great holiday.

Peace 🙏


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