(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)
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Vancouver area Rusties will be dismayed and probably worse by the news that the Vancouver Film Festival - apparently one of the major stops on the festival circuit - will NOT be featuring Year of the Horse as one of its selections. Our only hope now is that it comes thru via general release ( this is the city that didn't have Deep Blues on general release when it was out in practically every other hamlet in North America).
Oh yes, there is a 'year' movie at the Festival ...... Year of the Sheep.
Kind of sums up where the organizers' heads must have been when they made
their programming decisions.
From: Zain Patel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 19:17:30 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: YOTH to open on Oct. 8
According to the latest issue of Details magazine, Year of the Horse will be released in theatres on October 8 (I assume this applies just to North America).
Love In Mind
From: email@example.com (Dave DuBois)
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 18:13:33 -0700
Subject: Neil Signed Lionel car auction
They just finished the annual rock auction on KDKB here in Arizona. They Had a Southern Pacific tanker car signed by Neil.
My bidding stopped at $450. It finally sold for $1500. The bidding lasted for 3 hours only!!
Last Year they had a Stratacaster signed by Bob seger that went for $1500. And an acoustic Martin signed by Neil that went for $3650. "Sorry Bob but that's how it goes."
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 17:25:48 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Neil on Comedy Central
I just discovered that Comedy Central will be showing a repeat of one of Neil's performances on SNL. It will air on 9/27/97, but I'm not sure what time. I'm also not sure if it's the show he plays RITFW and No More, or the show where he played Harvest Moon and From Hank to Hendrix. Just thought I'd pass it along!
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997
Subject: Neil Joins CSNY at the Fillmore
See the NEWS FLASH.
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 22:33:30 -0400
Subject: Neil Tribute in Cincy
September 20th at TopCat's: a Neil Young tribute night. 20 bands, all Neil tunes, proceeds benefit WAIF.
From: Jason Abram <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 14:02:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: YOTH @ T.O.'s Film Fest
a friend, unable to attend Sunday's screening, got tickets for Tuesday, instead. JJ was there, NY wasn't, but the difference between the two shows was that on Tuesday, they threw out YOTH t-shirts into the front section! the t-shirts are much like the yellow posters we saw outside, only they're white. xcuse me, i'm going to rob my friend's apartment now.... :)
Jason Abram, aka Mr^Pink
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 22:24:29 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Why Neil wasn't in Toronto
According to today's Toronto Star, Neil did not attend Sunday's showing of YOTH in Toronto because he wanted to be with his children as they began a new school year.
The article also said that a press conference with NY and Jarmusch had been scheduled for Monday, but it was cancelled.
From: Barry Hicks <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 97 13:56:00 PDT
Subject: Crazy Moon CD Release Date (tentative)
The ICE Magazine website lists October 28 as the release date for the Crazy Horse CD Crazy Moon, with Neil Young guesting on guitar.
From: Palu' Paolo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 1997 21:14:27 +0200
Subject: Elliot in Italy
On September the 4th, director Jim Jarmush and producer Elliot Roberts attended the European premiere of the movie Year of the Horse at the 54th Film Festival of Venice.
After the movie I managed to have a short conversation with Roberts, who
told me that Neil Young is now back in the studio with Crazy Horse
recording a new album. But, according to Roberts, "Nobody knows when
it's coming out. Not even Neil...well, especially Neil!". Roberts also
said Neil and the Horse are touring Europe again next summer (JUNE).
From: Matt Miedlar
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 1997 19:25:29 -0700
Subject: Year of the Horse in Chicago
I just saw today that Year of the Horse is opening in Chicago on
October 17 at the Music Box Theatre. They have
a web site.
From: email@example.com (Darren McIlwraith)
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 16:49:27 -0400
Subject: Neil (somewhat) confirmed for T-O film fest
It seems Neil will be here for YOTH... A friend pointed me to today's Toronto Star What's On section... the (gossipy) Star Gazing column. The article is an interview with the 'party organizer':
"....Amoung the Celebs expected are Brad Pitt, Farrah Fawcett (yadda, yadda yadda, more celebs), NEIL YOUNG etc etc."I comment: holy shit, looks like he's coming to town, better get tickets rather than wait for release next month!
Next paragraph in article:
"THe phone rings, can she accomodate a party for Neil Young "in a funky restaurant". She's on the phone to a possible venue. It is available.That's it for Neil content, the article is probably on the Star Web site, although I haven't checked.
WHOAH. Stealth watch ON! Anyone hear anything...? Should I hang at The Horseshoe Fri/Sat night?
From: Zain Patel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 14:31:54 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Toronto Film Festival - Neil may attend
According to today's Toronto Star, Neil is among those expected to be in town for the Film Fest, which begins today. According to the paper, the person in charge of providing venues for all the guests received a call asking if she can accommodate a party for Neil Young "in a funky restaurant" (she could). I have no intention of trying to track him down, but hopefully he'll show up at the screening on Sunday, along with Jim Jarmusch.
Love In Mind
From: Francois Kahn <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 1997 14:20:16 +0200
Subject: NY mention in forthcoming Dylan LP
The next album by Bob Dylan, Time Out Of Mind, will feature the following lines, according to a review posted in Expecting Rain:
Year of the Horse will be playing at the Toronto Film Festival twice:
I don't expect Neil to attend the screening, but I wouldn't be surprised if Jarmusch shows up (if he does, there might even be a Q&A session).
Tickets for all films at the fest go on sale to the general public tomorrow (Wed) at 9:00 am at the Cumberland Terrace (at Cumberland and Bay).
Love In Mind
From: Peter Chafe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 1997 16:41:01 -0700
Subject: Dead Man premieres on UK TV
Dead Man is showing on Sky Movies on 15th September at 11.55pm, and also on the 26th in Widescreen format.
Looking forward to seeing this film and hearing Neil's soundtrack soon!
A Restless Boarder
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 97 12:00:16 EST
Subject: NYFF YOTH Tickets
Regarding tickets for Year of the Horse at the New York Film Festival, tickets go on sale to the public on Sunday September 7 at 12 noon. As someone who attends the festival regularly I would caution anyone who intends to try to get tickets at the box office. These tickets may be sold out before they even go on sale to the public. Many of the tickets to this festival go to members who buy them in advance of the public sale date. The director (Jim Jarmusch) is popular with festival audiences and the movie is being shown in The Walter Reade Theatre, which seats only 260 people. That's 1/4 of the size of Alice Tully Hall, where the rest of the festival is held.
I tried to get group tickets for Rusties and was turned down because of the popularity of the movie and it's director and the small number of tickets available.
Also, the lines are huge and the wait is long. People start lining up at around 6 AM.
I have a better suggestion for those who want to see YOTH. It will be released in NYC on October 8. I called October Films, the distributer, and they gave me the release date. It's only 4 days after the screenings at the NYFF.
From: Andy Strote <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 13:57:28 -0400
Subject: YOTH opening commercially in Oct
Toronto area rusties:
According to this morning's Globe & Mail, YOTH will open sometime in October. So for those who can't make the festival, you can catch this. And of course, for those who do make the festival, it's another excuse for a RustFest.
From: Barry Hicks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 97 18:31:00 PDT
Subject: Neil Young on WXRT Radio - Chicago
WXRT Radio (93.1FM - Chicago) will broadcast "highlights" from Neil's appearances at the Reading Festival (UK) and Farm Aid (South Carolina). I don't know what songs will be broadcast, or if they are already available from other sources, but as long as the reception is good the sound quality will be excellent. The broadcast will be at 11PM (CST) on Saturday, August 30.
WXRT broadcasts live concerts on a weekly basis. Check out their website for a list of upcoming shows for the month in the Weekly Features section.
Barry Gene Hicks
From: Jason Davis <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 14:51:21 -0600
Subject: Vote for Neil
Alert all Neil fans: go to the
web site and vote for Neil as Favourite Canadian Artist in the
MuchMusic Video Awards. You only have 7 days to vote!
From: Brian Tonsmeire
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 15:30:57 -0400
Subject: More on YOTH @ NY Film Festival
Year Of The Horse will be making its New York premiere at the New York Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 4. Tickets won't go on sale until September, but it looks like the film is showing at 3 differebt times: 7PM, 9:30PM and Midnight. Tickets are $12.
The film festival program describes the film:
Jim Jarmusch delivers a crank-it-up, hold-on-to-your seats rock'n'roll concert movie featuring Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse on their 1986 YOTH tour. Laced with scrapbook images, interviews from the past and present, and hallucinatory Jarmuschian landscapes-onthe-fly, HORSE genreates primal myth out of epic, guitar driven music. 110 mins.Check out the film festival web site.
For those in the NYC area, an item in today's New York Times:
Year of the Horse will be shown as part of the New York Film Festival on October 4th at the Walter Reade Theater in Linclon Center. Tickets go on sale Sept. 7th at noon. Phone: 212-875-5050.like a hurricane
The Nashville Network will broadcast Farm Aid live on Oct 4.
With the Allman Brothers playing the show this year the potential for some great guest jams is better than ever. After seeing Neil Young sit in with Blues Traveller on Gloria this past weekend, I would love to see him and Dickey Betts trade some licks. Their disparate styles might mix well - like Stills and Young.
Keep those fingers crossed
From: Jeff Baskin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 20:06:24 -0700
Subject: Bridge CD Details
The September edition of ICE has a blurb on the Bridge School Album, tentatively set for Nov 18 on Reprise. Story says they've pencilled in 17 tracks, including:
Still no mention of releasing the Missing Six or the remaining
Springfield reissues before November.....
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 18:02:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Neil in Creative Loafing
At the risk of appearing self-serving, a couple of Rusties suggested that I direct your attention to this week's Creative Loafing weekly, Charlotte NC edition (paper and online), with a cover story on Neil.
There are also a couple of sidebars on collecting Neil and internet sites. HyperRust is one mentioned, along with the upcoming RustFest that David Herndon is organizing for Charlotte. Ironically, the link that the paper plugged in for HyperRust is faulty, and since I was the one who wrote the articles, I feel bad about that even though it wasn't a problem generated on my end.
Anyway, take a look at it on the website for Creative Loafing.
Thanks again to everyone who posted me their suggestions on how to tactfully
and discreetly write about the internet side of Neil; it was greatly
appreciated, and I hope I didn't let you down.
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 08:53:06 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Harvest Moon certified at 2 million sales
According to this week's Billboard, Harvest Moon has
been certified by the RIAA for achieving 2 million units in sales
(multi-platinum status). Of course, he's keeping dubious company--Hanson,
Bob Carlisle, Babyface, Sheryl Crow and the soundtrack for Wayne's World
also hit that mark this week, but we shouldn't hold that against him.
Anybody gonna bake Neil a cake and present it onstage?
Date: 13 Aug 97 12:52:38 EDT
Subject: YOTH at Telluride
I have a friend working for the Telluride Film Festival who got to preview the film version of Year of the Horse (lucky dog). It will be featured at the festival (and rumor has it that Neil will be there doing an acoustic set).
the crowd gets so excited
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 10:14:08 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Year of the Horse in Toronto
According to the Toronto newspapers, Year of the Horse will be shown during the Toronto Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 4-13.
Usually a "premiere" showing will be held, attended by those involved (Neil?), followed by various screenings. Times of showings have yet to be announced.
This sounds like a rustfest or two for Toronto-area rusties!