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Wednesday, November 08, 2023

STEALTH GIG REPORT: Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse, Toronto - Nov. 4, 2023

The Rivoli, Toronto on Nov. 3, 2023
Photos by Andrew Bennett

Here is an exclusive report on a stealth concert gig in Toronto last week by Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse.

Thanks so much for the TW exclusive Stu!

Howdy Thrashers Wheat!

Long time fan of your site but never had anything to share until today. 

We got wind that Neil was in Ontario, Canada from a friend who bumped into him up north. A few days later we heard that Neil had been booked into a club in downtown Toronto called The Rivoli on Queen Street West for the weekend. We immediately booked tables at the club for Friday and Saturday night. We booked multiple tables of 6 for each night. A day later the club called us all and canceled our reservations. No explanation except the club was booked for a private event for the entire weekend. 
As another friend lives across the street we have been keeping an eye out. Thursday at midnight they blocked off the street in front of the club and had filming permits to do so. The tables were cleared bare. All of the alcohol in the bar was removed and replaced with top shelf offerings. On Friday morning security showed up both front and back of the venue. The trucks then began appearing (3 or 4 fully loaded) late morning.  They unloaded a ton of gear from the multiple trucks and loaded it through the front door. Several of the road cases were labelled NY and Neil Young so the rumours were true. 
The Load In 
Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse @ The Rivoli, Toronto on Nov. 3, 2023
They stacked up a bunch of empty cases out front of the club to block the street view. We made an hourly trip around the club until midnight and then called it a night on Friday as nothing seemed to be going on. 

We have had no official word on what is happening. We have heard everything from a private corporate gig, to a billionaires birthday party. The club I believe it's licensed for 240 persons. We continued to watch the front door and made periodic trips around the club. More security and staff were both in front and out back. Just after 7pm people started to arrive at the club and were screened for entry. 
At 9pm we went around back of the club. 9:10pm we hear the cheers as Neil Young and Crazy Horse hit the stage.
As we stood in an alley listening at the back door of the club it was sometimes difficult to hear. When the backdoor was opened the sound was absolutely phenomenal in the club. What a treat for the lucky 200 who were invited to what was called a 'Reverse Surprise Party - Age Before Beauty'. 

The setlist is incomplete. 

Neil Young and Crazy Horse 
Saturday November 4 2023 
The Rivoli, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 Country Home 
Fuckin Up 
Over and Over 
Love to Burn 
Farmer John 
Mansion on the Hill 
Love and Only Love -> 
Love and Only Love 

Cinamon Girl 
Rockin' in the Free World 

Neil's set ended at 10:35pm and the load out began. 
From what we could gather the show was a birthday party for a wealthy Toronto local. 
Apparently, the birthday host did not tell any of the guests what was to come. What a surprise it must have been for those lucky enough to get an invite. It seemed to be one of the best kept secrets in the city as nobody but a handful of us hanging out back knew what was going on. 
After Neil Young played and they loaded in another band -- The Arkells.  The Arkells played last -- thus the Age Before Beauty moniker. The reverse surprise were the musical guests for the party. 
Security was pretty cool in letting us hang outside the backdoor and would keep the door open for as long as possible so we could hear what was going on. The back doors were left open for the encore. Neil, Daryl Hannah and Crazy Horse emerged from the backstage doors and were into an SUV and were gone.   

If you zoom in you can see Neil's name on the gear (and ya that's a Chick Fil A beside the club that people who were there had no clue NYCH was rocking next store!).

As of noon today [Nov 6], nothing has been posted anywhere not even local media. I'm not on any social media so something may have been mentioned in that realm.

Most people I have mentioned it to had no clue and are blown away. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see and hear it for myself.

We initially thought it was just going to be a Shakey productions video based on the load in. The amount of gear for a truly tiny club seemed over the top. 

We seemed to know more than the people who worked the show or those attending. We could have blown the secret by just standing in front and telling folks. We didn't even share the news but with the closest of friends. The folks working the show weren't even aware of what was going on.
I know one of the folks I had told the next day said he bumped into a person who attended the show a few hours later and spilled the beans. I only shared it (publicly) with you and SugarMtn when I got home that night. 
It was two blocks away from some of the biggest news media in Canada and they had no clue.
We kept it tight lipped hoping if it just a couple of us they would let us in. The best we got from the stage manager was to open the backstage door for the end of the set and encore. He thanked us for keeping it off the net.  
I do know that NDA's (non-disclosure agreements) were the story (kind of how we got the heads up) but what's history should be noted and accurate. I wish I could have provided a better setlist but it's 90% accurate (missing one or two at worst, I noted one '?').  The load in of the Arkells impeded our listening. 
The folks I met who were inside weren't versed in NYCH but were all in awe. 
Again one of the best shows I've heard but never got in. I'm completely jelly! 
Seen multiple Stones club shows in TO but this would have been at the top of my list. Would love to hear a tape. What made it work was it has to be the best kept secret in Toronto history. If I was him I would have had them play my living room, it has to be bigger than the Rivoli. 

I wrote the above when I got home from the evening and could expand on it with some latent memories and more pics. Unfortunately none from inside the venue. 
I have spoken with a couple of folks who worked the gig and said they were fans but couldn't get a better list than I provided. The bartender said they shut down bar service during the performance. This is my 40th year of seeing Neil (first show '83 Maple Leaf Gardens) and still a fan! You have to be to stand in a dirty back alley in downtown Toronto in the cold on a rumour. My hands were so cold my pics have that psychedelic shake to them, naturally.

Let me know what I can do to help your post. It should be noted for posterity, you can keep the names private except the club and date. 

Again loved the site almost since you started, have clicked the links to order some Neil and was happy to finally contribute. 

Keep up the good harvest!

Thanks so much for the report Stu! Wow, what a nice surprise.  Sure wish you guys had been able to squeeze in for a better view and audio. Alas.

So where will Neil pop up next?!

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At 11/09/2023 03:03:00 PM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

How much to hire the Old Boy(s). I got a few bucks in the bank.

At 11/09/2023 03:33:00 PM, Blogger Dionys said...

Apparently the whole Ragged Glory album has been played with the exception of the album's last track.

At 11/09/2023 05:46:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

Man, something tells me if I had enough dough, I could get Neil to perform the entire On The Beach album in my living room. Betcha if I gave him enough, he'd put on a MAGA hat too.

Ain't singing for Pepsi
Ain't singing for Coke
I don't sing for nobody
Makes me look like a joke

At 11/09/2023 11:14:00 PM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

Someone on FB confirmed that both Nils and Micah were there

At 11/10/2023 02:44:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Warmup gig perhaps on the way to a summer tour for NYCH.

Regarding the “Sellout” talk, Neil in the past made a stand & refused to tour with an official sponsor. This gig does not change his stance as I see it. A private party for a bunch of well connected fans perhaps. A rich guy paying the cost to put the gig on. Was it filmed? It looks like a Ragged Glory Deluxe release party to me.

Was the money possibly given to charity? With Neil Young, we may never learn the answer, or how much he has given to charities. We know he has played more benefit shows than anyone.

Let’s not be too quick to judge the motives of Uncle Neil.

Your Brother Alan in Seattle

At 11/10/2023 10:32:00 AM, Blogger mr man said...

cough up the bucks.
cough up the bucks.

At 11/10/2023 10:34:00 AM, Blogger mr man said...

neil: "not touring until next summer, only outdoor venues because of "HEALTH SAFETY".
rich guy: $$$$$$
neil: "club gig sounds great!"

yeah, oversimplification, but i'd love to see neil play a small theater again. but i guess, since i don't have the bucks, it's no go.

At 11/10/2023 12:08:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

Does Neil Young ever change his mind? Time Fades Away got re-released after he said “Never.”

One could see this gig as a sign of hope for indoor venues & even possibly European shows, & shows in other lands.

We may be watching the stealth show on NYA. Let’s not curse the fates just yet.

Your Brother Alan in Seattle

At 11/10/2023 01:06:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

It wasn’t so long ago when it looked like Neil would not tour ever again, or even play live shows.
We TW readers / NY fans were in crisis!

Thrasher pointed out that TW is “All about Live music.” He could have halted this blog & even taken it off line.

Some TW fans & I tried to convince him that this blog is about so much more than live shows, but Thrasher is a man of conviction & a live music lover. What would happen?

But he did not throw in the towel, I gladly say on this blog, still! Since then, Thrasher got to see Farm Aid with Neil again, not to mention the super Stealth “Bob Dylan & the Heartbreakers” magical mini set! What a reward!

We hardcore Neil Young fans hang on his every word, as it were. Did Neil lie when he said “No tour until my bus runs Green?”
Did Neil Young lie? Yes or No?! I prefer to think of it as “He evolved” into a new conclusion. We are all evolving, hopefully. Do we ever change our minds and arrive at a different conclusion? And Take Action contradicting our previous “official statement?”
Of course we do! That is why I am a MRI Tech instead of a miserable businessman. I changed my mind.

Does Neil Young & Crazy Horse have an Epic masterpiece called “Change Your Mind” ?! It’s a command. We get to rethink past policies & blustery pronouncements.

I once told my parents I would never be friends with my blood brother again, & now we are friends, & we play guitars with our old Dad, who is still killing it on the Harmonica! And our old mom, baking muffins in the kitchen! It’s a dream come true.

After Neil made his sad announcement, things have changed! I got to see the Coastal tour up close & personal in Auburn WA. I even got to live out a fantasy in a kayak with my wife on the Deschutes River (Bend, OR) on our Anniversary, listening to Neil play a show within earshot, with a few hundred other “River Rats.” What a fortunate turn of events!

The river gig was symbolic for me in that my favorite NY song is set on a river, another one of Neil’s “movie in a song” classics.
But whether you are down by the river, or in a venue, seeing Neil Young again, in person & live may be in your future! Let’s don’t be angry, or say “the Magic’s gone, it’s Over.” There’s been a change of heart. Instead of cursing the Darkness, Light a Candle for where we’re going!

Your Brother Alan in Seattle

At 11/10/2023 02:44:00 PM, Blogger Dionys said...

It's kind of funny that nobody critizised the recent Roxy benefit shows, also indoors and before a small audience. This time it was a multi-millionaire investing in a rock star pension fund. There are many more stupid things the rich man could have done with his money - like asking to share the stage maybe, or even worse. Does a single concert already count as a tour? One day a recording will surface and a lot of fans will call it "legendary".

At 11/10/2023 02:49:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Brother Alan - as always, your passion and energy is appreciated.

Thanks for taking on the “Neil hypocrisy” subject. We used get baited into this quite a bit back in the day, particularly regarding ticket $’s. So try not to fall into the bait trap. It’s a no win situation.

And we do appreciate all of your encouragement on keeping TW going. ATM, been working on the annual Neil b-day posting for this weekend. (Happy early b-day NY!)

Farm Aid 23 was a major re-charge after almost a 4 year drought on seeing Neil in concert. While only 4 songs, the night turned out to have one of our finest 90 minute music runs.

Within that short span, we saw Neil, Bob & Willie + more, including The Heartbreakers, Nelson Boys, etc

Truly an exhilarating night.

So to read Stu’s report here on the Toronto stealth gig was a flashback for us back to FA. What would happen? Who would it be? What would be played? Practically no one was in on the big FA secret of a stealth Dylan & Heartbreakers set, much like Toronto.

In this day and age, we admit we’re pretty jaded. Seen a lot, done a lot, etc. So when a joyous surprise arrives out of the blue, well pinch us awake.

All & all, it’s still great to be alive. And to meet you and get to know you this summer was a blessing. We hoped to have more to say at the time but got pretty side tracked on so much. But we have not forgotten and we’ll memorialize here on TW eventually.

At 11/11/2023 09:36:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Well, Well. RS with a TW credit.

At 11/11/2023 09:43:00 AM, Blogger mr man said...

@alan, not really "changing his mind", more "speaking out of both sides of his mouth". neil posted on his archives website on Nov 2 that he's only playing outdoor venues "for health safety". this gig was Nov 4.

i get it, people like you and thrasher can find no wrong with anything neil does. but he's just a human, and he keeps fuckin' up just like the rest of us.

At 11/11/2023 10:15:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

I guess I am out of the loop on this sort of thing? A truly great artist with apparently serious convictions about his art plays a show for a billionaire? Why? Do we know Neil got paid? Do we know "he did it for the money" and even if he did what follows from this fact? I don't think it follows that he is a hypocrite. He said he wasn't playing for Bud and politicians but all musicians play for money. What is the real difference between playing the Roxy and playing a single show for one person or family?

I think the people who immediately assume the worst or infer the worst need to check their logic and assumptions. And no, I don't see Thrasher and others in worship mode. It is more like at this point Neil Young has paid his dues times about 1 billion and we should have a deep respect and admiration for what he has done. We know he will continue to chart his own path and this is what is known as authenticity.

At 11/11/2023 01:15:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

What a fine weekend for Thrasher's Wheat and reporter Stu! Kudos to you both for this musical scoop to start the Neil's birthday weekend!

The TW report is credited as the source all over the internet...

Vancouver Sun:

Toronto Sun:

Rolling Stone:


Stereogum refers tip back to Rolling Stone:

Journal of Musical Things:

Here are some images of the tiny Rivoli:

At 11/11/2023 01:39:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

BTW, private gigs are always entertained by booking agents for artists and sometimes go to the top of the list as a recommendation. These private gigs now help pay the enormous cost of touring these days. Wondering if Neil Young has some sort of relationship with the company? If it is Canadian Goose they are a clothing company who often supplies film crews or is it Grey Goose Vodka?

It terms of the "sell out" aspect of this discussion...we seem to be in very novel times where new things are happening all the time that have no historical precedent. It is almost like history isn't repeating itself anymore. While we've been told war is human nature I am seeing that change now, too, if that ever was true. Nearly ever veteran I've seen return home came back changed. Boot camp made them save their friends but didn't turn them into killing machines in my experience with them.

If you are rigid and unbending you might just break these days. Glad that Neil Young has convictions that can change in front of the public and not just privately.

This Hopi prophecy is making more and more sense to me a decade later:

You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour. And there are things to be considered….

Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know your garden. It is time to speak your truth. Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for your leader.

Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, ‘This could be a good time’!

There is a river running now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold onto the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above water.

And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word "struggle" from your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. – Hopi Prophecy (2012)

At 11/11/2023 02:03:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

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At 11/11/2023 02:11:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Here is the Canada Goose website in the U.S. I suspect might be the company that had the private gig with Neil Young & Crazy Horse 'n Micah Nelson at that tiny club:

Looks like Canada Goose had a change of mind about their clothing and fur plus a bit on the history of the birthday boy and his company:

So is this private gig going to be a promotional video for ‘Neil Young Official Release Series Discs 22, 23+, 24 & 25’? How did they get a film crew and all that equipment in that tiny club (check out the images in the post above).

At 11/11/2023 04:24:00 PM, Blogger Robi666 said...

And he'd forget to ask you to get tested.

At 11/11/2023 04:29:00 PM, Blogger edtide said...

All those years of talking big about following the muse, doing everything for the art, being "real", and now it's "I've got my money and I don't give a fuck"?

Thanks for the memories Neil but I won't be spending any more on your work

At 11/11/2023 04:32:00 PM, Blogger Robi666 said...

He does what his wife tells him to do.

At 11/11/2023 06:35:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

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At 11/11/2023 09:38:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

Edited :

@ Thrasher @ AbnerSnopes @ Dionys & other fans:

I am quite thrilled that Before & After is on the way into Santa Neil’s big bag o’ presents for us! That Coastal tour was tremendous. For those who were not able to attend, this new album will be the antidote for having missed it.

And did I hear that there were video cameras rolling @ Coastal? I did not see any myself. Not sure, but I hope so. If not, no problem. The audio recording is what I really cherish. Videos always get less play time than audio from my music library. For that reason, I may choose to buy the CD version of NYA3, & the price will be more realistic. I intend to stay a member of forever, so I can just watch the vids on NYA. There are a few possibilities that could cause me to desire the blu-rays, & not just for High resolution. Video of I’m The Ocean +\or Dream Machine / Live To Ride could make it or break it.

One reason I love those two songs SO much, other than the fact that they are excellent songs, is that they both refer to motor vehicle accidents! In 1989 I was a “victim of love” & I survived a solo high speed motor vehicle accident, plowing sideways into a cinder block wall (in the middle of a fork in the road) after bashing past a high curb doing 70mph in a slow paced residential neighborhood. Luckily, I turned left and the passenger side hit!

Man I was grateful to have my life still! I meet folks all the time in CT & MRI who did not do so well as I did. I was back at that wall a year later, on my knees thanking God for my life! That was quite a sobering experience! I have also been a motorcycle & bicycle rider, even covering the scenic highway at Neil’s old Broken Arrow Ranch on 2 wheels without a motor. I imagine Live To Ride was written about that place, where Neil ride motorcycles, but who knows.

Both of those songs give me a chill, and charge up my Soul to full power every time I hear them. I saw Booker T & the MG’s in ‘93 perform that song. That was a hell of a tour! I moved to SF a few weeks after Neil & Pearl Jam played a free show in Golden Gate Park. But it turned out the show suffered from Eddie’s illness. The band didn’t even know enough Neil Young songs to play a full set. But Neil tried to deliver. I don’t think ITO was in the set list that day.

Anyway, lots of good stuff happening in the Neil Young world. Dionys mentioned the stealth show possibly bankrolling a summer tour. That sounds plausible. I am thinking NYCH! If Nils can’t make it, draft the Nelson boys!

Your Brother Alan in Seattle

At 11/12/2023 08:01:00 AM, Blogger Dionys said...

Happy birthday to Neil P. Young. To all the others: be grateful or be gone, at least for today.

At 11/12/2023 09:35:00 AM, Blogger Old Black said...

"Reverse surprise party?" "Wealthy Toronto local?" Nobody seems to know for sure, so why don't all the haters just shut up until we know for sure what was going on? I don't agree with everything Neil does, he pushes my buttons sometimes and I certainly don't place him on a pedestal. But has anyone actually considered that this could have been Neil's own birthday bash? That would tie in with the reverse surprise part, the reference to age before beauty, and he would qualify as a wealthy local, albeit one who has moved away but he is from that area. The perverseness of the situation I also imagine might appeal to his sense of humour. Just a thought.....incidentally, Happy Birthday's the cliche, long may you run! (One of us has to say it!)

At 11/12/2023 12:48:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

I get the distinct sense that "the haters" don't read other comments. They don't seem open to any criticism.

At 11/12/2023 01:04:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

I guess I'm one of "the haters", so be it. Call me whatever, I remember a certain type of dignity in Neil that I admired as much as his music. You know, that whole 'Sponsored by Nobody" integrity that seemed to ooze from Neil for decades.

Oh well, thems days seem to be over, as Neil plays private shows for billionaires. This seems to confuse though, as Neil and his fans are on a constant "hate the billionaires" journey, except apparently for the billionaires that Neil plays private shows for. If he goes out and does a summer tour playing the entire Ragged Glory album for ALL of his fans, then so be it. But if he plays tunes like Cripple Creek Ferry, Till the Morning Comes, and Ambulance Blues for one billionaire and Ragged Glory for another, while we get Heart of Gold and Comes A Time, then sorry, but we got a problem. And none of you loyalists will "Change My Mind"

And I read everything printed here, btw.

At 11/12/2023 01:36:00 PM, Blogger Dionys said...

# Richie Cruz we might not agree on many things, as we live worlds apart for one reason. But I do not believe that you are a "hater", more like a disappointed lover sorts of.
Dignity is a nice thing to have, but "first the feed, and then the morals" as one German playwright once said (who was a dedicated communist and wrote "Mack the Knife" and the "Alabama Song", you being from California knowing the Doors song list backwards, I assume).
To keep the engine going or to "put her back on track" after the Covid-hiatus might cost more than we know. Also I do believe that while CH, by our standards of course, is well-paid today, that might not always have been the case in the past. When getting older you find out that you owe to more people more than you thought in younger days. NYA is a machine that is based to some extent on videos and especially music that originally was not part of the contracts made between Neil Young and his band members, simply because the technical possibilities did not exist at the time of contract. Given the latest Beatles release Neil Young's archives probably contain material to go on forever and then some. Is there a Crazy Horse Band Estate and Foundation to generate funds in perpetuity? No doubt Neil Young had to set up something like that for his children. But there are many more to the circus, that "was his" for a long time.

At 11/12/2023 05:45:00 PM, Blogger The Metamorphic Rocker said...

I would just lightly encourage folks not to throw around terms like “haters”. If people feel they are being misrepresented or unfairly painted with a broad brush, there’s a tendency to react defensively and/or just stop listening. Things can get very aggravating very quickly when one person assumes other is attacking rather than expressing a different perspective in good faith.

Not saying we need to walk on eggshells, but is the benefit of the doubt too much to ask?

Peace to all.

At 11/15/2023 03:25:00 AM, Blogger Flyingscotzman said...

That's a superb way of putting it, TMR.

(And some great perspectives here, all round. Thanks everybody.)


At 11/20/2023 03:17:00 PM, Blogger GP Rob said...

Wow. So many words here. Lots of assumptions and conspiracy-making. Neil is 78, but has always done what he wants. He's human. We're his fans, so go with the flow. Mercenary? Please! We've all traded our silver and gold for vinyl, cds, dvds, tours, and The Archives. That makes us more entitled than a rich dude? I don't think so. Enjoy the music. It's all one song...

At 11/20/2023 03:20:00 PM, Blogger GP Rob said...

Wow. So many words here. Lots of assumptions and conspiracy-making. Neil is 78, but has always done what he wants. He's human. We're his fans, so go with the flow. Mercenary? Please! We've all traded our silver and gold for vinyl, cds, dvds, tours, and The Archives. That makes us more entitled than a rich dude? I don't think so. Enjoy the music. It's all one song...

At 4/30/2024 04:34:00 PM, Blogger MCoop said...

And now everyone can listen to this show!


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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