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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Neil Young Says: "SPONSORED BY NOBODY" + Midwest Solo Shows Coming


SPONSORED BY NOBODY
via NYA T-C

After several days of high drama surrounding the Hyde Park concert announcement fiasco, Neil Young emphatically states that he is: "SPONSORED BY NOBODY".

The 2019 concert of Bob Dylan & Neil Young in London on 12 July "will proceed without Barclays as a sponsor."


Apparently, the growing #BoycottBarclays movement has caused Barclays "The Dirty Bank" to drop sponsorship. Power to the people, once again.

More details on tickets will be available "soon".

Also, Midwest Solo concerts are coming with a NYA Presale beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 12.


Neil Young: "Its been a massive fuck up!
Subsequently, the NYA team has had many ‘Come to Jesus’ meetings."

Image via NYA

So we here at Thrasher's Wheat are thrilled to see Neil once again stand up, speak out and take action. As stated previously, we are totally down with Neil on getting righteous about the rampant unethical promoters and shady dealings.

So thanks Neil and Elliot for doing the right thing.

Neil Young
Zollhafen / Nordmole, Mainz, Germany 28 July 2014
Photo of the Moment by Takahiro Kyono | Flickr

More on the upcoming Bob Dylan & Neil Young Concert: Hyde Park, London - 12 July 2019.

Also, see:
  • Neil Young & Barclays Bank: The Concert Sponsor and The Damage Done

  • Neil Young: "I Will Be Taking The Rap" | Elliot Roberts: "I personally really must apologize for this lapse..."

  • Neil Young is Pissed: Poor Coordination on Hyde Park Concert


    "My Back Pages"
    Bob Dylan and Tom Petty & Neil Young

    When Neil Young Speaks Truth To Power,
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    Neil Young & Barclays Bank: The Concert Sponsor and The Damage Done


    The #BoycottBarclays movement continues to pickup speed after this weekend's outraged passion pledge by Neil Young over the Hyde Park concert sponsorship.


    Neil Young: "There’s no doubt about it - Its been a massive fuck up!
    Subsequently, the NYA team has had many ‘Come to Jesus’ meetings."

    Image via NYA

    In a 2018 report by the Rainforest Action Network on fossil fuel funding, Barclays "The Dirty Bank" scored a D+ on tar sands, a D in Arctic oil, and a B- in the coal mining category.

    Neil Young continued his campaign against Barclays' fossil fuel funding in a posting titled: BARCLAYS BANK : Dark Decisions at the Top.


    "BARCLAYS BANK : Dark Decisions at the Top"
    via NYA T-C

    Many Neil Young fans seemed to solidly support his taking a strong stand -- even at the risk of this potentially jeopardizing the whole affair. A comment on Neil Young is Pissed: Poor Coordination on Hyde Park Gig with Dylan by Dwayne:
    I've seen Neil Young at Hyde Park before, but what I don't remember, and what truly sickened me about this gig, is the segregation between members of the audience as per the "Diamond Circle" and "Gold Circle".

    When I saw Neil Young at Hyde Park formerly - and at other similar large events, the ticket price was pretty much a flat fee, and if you found your way to the front, then so much the better. Separating people on the basis of what they're prepared to pay means that only a privileged few will get anywhere near to the stage. That is not acceptable and is about as far from rock and roll as you can get.

    Frankly, I'm elated that Neil Young has taken a stand on this. It clearly shows that he's a man of integrity who genuinely cares about his audience. As it is, the UK is completely blighted by these greedy and nauseating companies ripping off the concert-going public. How refreshing to see Neil Young challenging their behaviour. I don't know how this situation will play out ultimately, but hearing about this has made my day.

    And well done to the staff of Thrashers Wheat for also playing their part in restoring my faith.
    Many thanks Dwayne and couldn't agree more that enough is enough. As Neil writes: "Dark decisions, once safe, may now have dark consequences." We hope hope not either.

    As noted yesterday, Neil Young "will be taking the rap" for this debacle.


    Neil Young: "I Will Be Taking The Rap"

    But is there a bit of irony here? Or possibly the dreaded "hypocrisy"?


    Neil Young & Crazy Horse - 2014
    Photo by David Fallon Media

    "Things that used to be alright are not alright anymore," Neil writes on Dec. 8.

    More on the upcoming Bob Dylan & Neil Young Concert: Hyde Park, London - 12 July 2019, Neil Young's reaction and Neil Young's long time manager Elliot Roberts apology to fans.


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    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MOVIE NIGHT: "Who's Gonna Stand Up?" - Directed by Bernard Shakey


    A new video for Movie Night has been posted to Hearse Theater on Neil Young Archives for the song "Who's Gonna Stand Up?" .

    Directed by Bernard Shakey, the Neil Young and Crazy Horse video is from Echo Arena, Liverpool, England on 7/13/2014.

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    Zollhafen / Nordmole, Mainz, Germany 28 July 2014
    Photo of the Moment by Takahiro Kyono | Flickr

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    Sunday, December 09, 2018

    Neil Young: "I Will Be Taking The Rap" | Elliot Roberts: "I personally really must apologize for this lapse..."


    Neil Young: "I Will Be Taking The Rap"

    As we posted last night, Neil Young is very angry about the Bob Dylan & Neil Young Concert: Hyde Park, London - 12 July 2019 announcement recently made "without my knowledge."

    Now, in today's Song of the Day, "Who's Gonna Stand Up?", Neil Young comments that "I Will Be Taking The Rap".

    Neil Young
    Zollhafen / Nordmole, Mainz, Germany 28 July 2014
    Photo of the Moment by Takahiro Kyono | Flickr

    Neil Young's full reaction on NYA. Primarily, the corporate sponsor Barclays Bank is a "fossil fuel funding entity." But more infuriating was the lack of coordination with promoters in the announcement which caught everyone off guard.


    Neil Young: "There’s no doubt about it - Its been a massive fuck up!
    Subsequently, the NYA team has had many ‘Come to Jesus’ meetings."

    Image via NYA

    We here at Thrasher's Wheat are totally down with Neil on getting righteous about the rampant unethical promoters. In fact, we're totally down with everyone also getting down on corruption and speakin' out.

    Neil has been trying to be as upfront as he can with the NYA subscriptions. So, as soon as the site finally launches and ... BOOM. What might have been the biggest pre-sale the site will possibly ever see again suddenly goes out the window. The concert of a lifetime for both Bob and Neil's entire respective careers and yet the rollout is so totally f-'ed up by the greedy hands.

    Respect, trust, full disclosure, transparency are what matters and Neil's taking the stand. Taking the rap.

    So who else is gonna standup?

    UPDATE:

    Now, it looks like Elliot Roberts, Neil Young's long time manager, is gonna standup.


    Elliot Roberts: "I personally really must apologize for this lapse..."
    via NYA: Time-Contrarian

    Thanks Elliot and Lookout Management for standing up and taking the rap with Neil.

    Now how about Dylan's management? The Promoters? Are they gonna stand up?

    This is about Dylan's management taking advantage of Neil's fans by having a jump at best seating options for a historic concert.

    Elliot Roberts says: "We will make every effort to ensure that this doesn’t happen again."

    Nope. Sorry. Doesn't cut it. There never will be another Bob Dylan & Neil Young summer time concert in Hyde Park for 50th anniversary of Woodstock.

    We say: Start Over. Take the hit. Back to starting blocks and give everyone a fair shot.

    You guys fucked up. Now pay for it. Not some lame apology and promises about next time.

    Make it right. Cough up the f-n $'s, dudes.
    “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.

    There's also a negative side.”


    ~~ Hunter S. Thompson

    Neil Young and Elliot Roberts, Manager
    Elliot Roberts: "It's all about earning the artist's trust."

    More on the upcoming Bob Dylan & Neil Young Concert: Hyde Park, London - 12 July 2019.


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    Saturday, December 08, 2018

    Neil Young is Pissed: Poor Coordination on Hyde Park Gig with Dylan


    Concert Announced "without my knowledge"
    NYA | HYDE PARK : To my greatly appreciated NYA

    Neil Young is very angry about the Bob Dylan & Neil Young Concert: Hyde Park, London - 12 July 2019 announcement recently made "without my knowledge."

    Neil Young's full reaction on NYA. Primarily, the corporate sponsor Barclays Bank is a "fossil fuel funding entity." But more infuriating was the lack of coordination with promoters in the announcement which caught everyone off guard.


    Neil Young: "There’s no doubt about it - Its been a massive fuck up!
    Subsequently, the NYA team has had many ‘Come to Jesus’ meetings."

    Image via NYA

    More on the upcoming Bob Dylan & Neil Young Concert: Hyde Park, London - 12 July 2019.


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    Friday, December 07, 2018

    Bob Dylan & Neil Young: 1975 Bill Graham’s Benefit Concert



    Bob Dylan and Neil Young played together on March 23rd, 1975, for Bill Graham’s benefit concert Students Need Athletics, Culture and Kicks (SNACK) show at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.


    Bob Dylan & Neil Young: 1975

    The songs performed were “Helpless” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” with mebers of both's bands including Levon Helm, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson of the Band along with Tim Drummond and Ben Keith from the Stray Gators.

    More on the upcoming Bob Dylan & Neil Young Concert: Hyde Park, London - 12 July 2019.


    More on The Fascinating Saga of Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

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