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Saturday, June 12, 2021

BEST STORY EVER: Ed Robertson (BNL) Hangs With Neil Young

Somebody once said Neil Young's  Broken Arrow ranch in Northern California is "The Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory of Rock and Roll". (Thanks Steve in Ottawa!)

Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies is a huge Neil Young fan. (See Barenaked Ladies CD Barenaked For The Holidays, with parody of the holiday classic  "Deck The Stills") So when he got the chance to play Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit (about ~2012?), he was happy to do it.

One thing he didn't necessarily expect: getting to hang out with Neil himself, and Crazy Horse to boot. But it happened... And Neil was a great host. 

BTW, here is  The #1. Definitive. Best. Neil. Story. Ever.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Friday Morning Fun: What is really going on here with Neil Young?!

Neil Young & Cheerleader


A little Friday Morning Fun.  

Regarding above photo of Neil Young and cheerleader, the question arises: "What is really going on here?!"

Well it ain't exactly clear, is it? 

First, this is an actual real concert photo of Neil Young. Not a fake photoshop. 

Second, most guesses are this is a Greendale scene with "Sun Green" as cheerleader.  However, that is obviously not the Greendale "Sun Green" character.

Neil Young and "Sun Green"


And judging from some of the other theories put forth, this isn't Neil going rogue or cavorting with some former [FILL IN THE BLANK].

Actually, the photo is from the 2013 MusiCares tribute to Bruce Springsteen with Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover "Born In The USA"
w/ Nils Lofgren & "The Signing Cheerleaders"
Photos via Wildaboutmusic - David Wild 
(See  2013 MusiCares tribute to Bruce Springsteen with Neil Young & Crazy Horse)
The cheerleaders were actually doing sign language for the hearing impaired and got into the act -- so to speak.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover "Born In The USA"
w/ Nils Lofgren & "The Signing Cheerleaders"

More coverage on Neil Young News: Bruce Springsteen 2013 MusiCares Tribute: Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover "Born In The USA"!?!

Also, more on "Sun Green" in "Greendale" by Neil Young.

"Sun Green" in "Greendale" by Neil Young 
(See  (RE-) PREMIERE*: "Sun Green" from RETURN TO GREENDALE by Neil Young & Crazy Horse | NYA #BeTheRain )
Thanks Francisco! 

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Wednesday, June 09, 2021

NEW CONCERT STREAM: Neil Young w/ The Bluenotes - CNE, Toronto - August 18, 1988

Neil Young & The Bluenotes - ~1988


Last week, we posted on the newly uploaded concert stream of Neil Young solo at Fox Theatre, Atlanta on May 29, 2010.

Ticket Stub - Neil Young w/ The Bluenotes - CNE, Toronto  -  August 18, 1988 


Today, another full concert as been uploaded to Concert Performance Timeline on Neil Young Archives: August 18, 1988  of Neil Young w/ The Bluenotes at  Canadian National Exhibition Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Thanks courtesy of Harm and Tom and Patron Chris Popel, "who all just really wanted to hear this night's epic Sixty To Zero!")  


Also, see Neil Young Archives: Complete Listing of "Timeline Concerts of the Week" + UPDATE: NYA Subscriber News.  

Also, check Bluenotes - Feature By John Einarson | Broken Arrow Magazine (#32, p. 23)

 More on Neil Young's Bluenote Cafe double live album.

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Thrasher's Wheat Radio 2.0 Vodcast - Episode #4 | Hosted by

Thrasher's Wheat Radio 2.0 Vodcast/Podcast
Hosted by
 Logo design by Geoff Moore - Silver Moon Graphics

Our soft launch continues as we debut episode #4 of Thrasher's Wheat Radio 2.0 Vodcast/Podcast, hosted by our good friends  in Burlington, Vermont.


Thrasher's Wheat Radio 2.0 Vodcast/Podcast - Episode #4 | Hosted by

This week's episode highlight's the concert stream of Fox Theatre, Atlanta, May 29, 2010 + Outtakes.

Recently, we premiered Episode #1 of a revamped Thrasher's Wheat Radio 2.0 Vodcast/Podcast --  after a longer than expected hiatus -- in honor and celebrating Thrasher's Wheat 25th Anniversary: 1996 - 2021

(See all episode links @ Podcast Archive: Thrasher's Wheat Radio 2.0  | Hosted by


 Thrasher's Wheat Celebrates 25th Anniversary: 1996 - 2021
Consider these first episodes to be a soft launch of pilot tests as we shake down various technical issues. As we get the kinks worked out, we'll be bringing in additional features and special guests.

Please provide feedback below.  peace


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Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Neil Young Submits Manuscript for Science Fiction Novel Titled "Canary"

Neil Young, Nils Lofgren & Clive Cussler
Photo by Amy Lofgren via NYA


In 2020 we reported that Neil Young had submitted a manuscript to a publisher for a fiction novel titled "Canary". At the time, Neil had been writing the book for over four years and hoped to have published by the end of 2020.

Earlier reports were that the book was of a science fiction nature. Some time ago, word had it that Neil met with Nils Lofgren's neighbor author Clive Cussler to discuss writing fiction. (See undated photo above of  Neil Young, Nils Lofgren & Clive Cussler. Not incidentally, Clive Cussler has since passed away.)

Last week, Neil Young said that he had again "handed in" a manuscript to a publisher for a science fiction novel titled "Canary". 

So we're not entirely sure what might have happened between then and now, but we would have to speculate that the 1st manuscript needed some editorial work, as Neil mentions his editor by name as "Ed" - no kidding.

This will be the 3rd  4th book authored (or co-authored) by Neil Young.

In 2012, Neil Young published Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream.

'Waging Heavy Peace' by Neil Young
(Click photo to enlarge)

In 2014, Neil Young published Special Deluxe - A Memoir of Life & Cars.

In 2019, Neil Young co-authored with Phil Baker To Feel the Music: A Songwriter's Mission to Save High-Quality Audio.

"To Feel the Music: A Songwriter's Mission to Save High-Quality Audio"
by Neil Young and Phil Baker

Release Date: September 9, 2019


October 14, 2014
Patti Smith Discusses Neil Young's Memoir "Waging Heavy Peace"

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Monday, June 07, 2021

Winnipeg's 1987 Rock Reunion "Shakin' All Over" w/ Neil Young, Burton Cummings & Randy Bachman

Shakin' All Over - The Winnipeg Sixties Bands Reunion
via Broken Arrow, #30, February, 1988


In recent Letters to Editor | Neil Young Archives, Neil Young was asked about 1987 Winnipeg Rock Reunion "Shakin' All Over".  Previously, we had also written to NYA about including the concert on NYA, as well.


Here is some local news coverage of the 1987 Winnipeg Rock Reunion "Shakin' All Over" with Neil Young, Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman. 


Neil Young's Boyhood Home in Winnipeg, Canada 

 photo by Bill Laing

Also, see book review of Neil Young`s Canadian Years by John Einarson.

Also, see JUNO Awards - Winnipeg Rocks & is Hot!

Also, check Sharry (Up in T.O. keepin’ jive alive) Wilson. the author of the highly acclaimed "Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years", cited as "the definitive source of Neil Young's formative childhood years in Canada."

In 2014, we published a review of "Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years" by Sharry Wilson, as well as, an in depth interview with the author.

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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."

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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
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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
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Top 10 Best Selling Neil Albums Today
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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

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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


(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