(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)
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Here's the list of the first installment of my annual Birthday Show on KXCI Tucson. Two hours is not enough so there's another one next week. If I had my d'ruthers it would be once a month (now there's a possibility! :-)
Oh, by the way... This is community radio and we're in the middle of a membership drive... Any Tucson Rusters who haven't pledged their support for KXCI... blahblahblah... You know where this is going... :-)
Jeff... In Tucson
Sooner or later it all gets Neil...
From: "Joe Ray Skrha" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 02:54:29 -0900
Subject: Upcoming Neil
I saw an article in the internet publication SonicNet about Neil's plans and I thought it may interest some.
Peace, From Alaska, Joe Ray
From: Brad R. Brandeau <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 00:44:20 -0500
Subject: Getting Neil onto the Radio
I fax the local Portland radio KINK quite often asking for Neil and other songs I need to help me thru the daze...
Well...here are a couple of my latest "hits"
I wrote a review of the Bridge Benefit and faxed it over. The next day, Cindy, the wonderful DJ....read about 20 - 30 seconds of my review and thanked me for sending it over.
I then requested Expecting To Fly since he played it at the BSB, and KINK's newest marketing niche is that they play "deeper" tracks off of albums and not just the stuff everyone knows. SOOOO....
...she played Expecting to Fly!!! I could not belive it!!! Can't say I've ever heard that tune on the radio! I think the ONLY time I've heard it is when I put it on!
I then faxed over a copy of the BSB program they handed out at the concert, and asked if she might make a plug sometime for the school. WELL....
...today, on Neil's B-Day, she read the mission of the Bridge School on the air, and also gave their website address if anyone wanted more info or wanted to donate!
She then played The Needle and the Damage Done, Harvest Moon, and After The Goldrush as a Neil feature!
Got airtime for the Bridge School in Portland though! That made my day!
I'm just a dreamin' man...guess that's my problem.
From: email@example.com (Dragon Mom)
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 21:46:24 -0800
Subject: Birthday Feature
SonicNet Music News of the World wrote a birthday feature on Neil today.
Dragon Mom, R-FLOW
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 20:04:21 EST
Subject: Neil in 99
According to a Rolling Stone article, Neil's "year off" is about to end. The aticle mentions these possibles/probables for 99:
Happy Birthday, Neil.
From: "kory a. lewis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 23:43:49 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Brad Pitt and Neil
Tonight I was watching Flix on VH1. The film they were talking about was Brad Pitt's new one, Meet Joe Black. In the interview with Pitt he was talking about how important music was to him.
He said that if he was stranded on an island and could have his choice of three complete collections of music from any musician he could only think of two: Bob Marley and Neil Young. After he said "Neil Young" they played video footage of Rockin' In The Free World. It was cool.
Kory A. Lewis
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 21:56:56 EST
Subject: Radio Neil
Our fellow Rustie, Jeff Rogers (email@example.com), is playing 2 hours of Neil related tunes as I type. Sure sounds nice. Thank god for community radio like KXCI-FM here in Tucson. It's one of life's little saving graces. Congrats to the station and to Jeff in particular.
Happy birthday (tomorrow), Neil.
Old Pueblo Flyer
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 16:22:09 EST
Subject: Stills Talks Neil
This is probably old news, but there is an interesting interview with Stephen Stills on the web. Stephen talks about going through the Buffalo Springfield vaults with Neil. Of course Neil came up with a funny quote, I will let you read it.
From: Fredric Wigh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 14:32:16 PST
Subject: Happy Birthday Neil
Join my friend and I when we celebrate Neil's birthday! Go to this adress:
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 21:32:42 EST
Subject: Buffalo Springfield Box news
Someone posted the following on 11/6/98 on the Poco board on AOL:
"Also heard from Richie (Furay) ... he's on his way to SF next Wednesday to meet with Neil Young to go over the soon to be released Buffalo Springfield box set."
I work in KFC (aka "Kentucky Fried Chicken") in Edinburgh, and on the CD that they play in store are the following songs:
the BBC Prime broadcasted yesterday a show named Sound of 70's. I was just in time to catch (only 30 seconds) NEILLLLLLLL. He was singing Heart Of Gold from the 23/02/71 BBC show.
From: "rick shearer" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Nov 1998 13:36:50 PST
Subject: Rolling Stone Reviews Bridge
The Rolling Stone delivered to my door today has a review of the Bridge Show. It was pleasant enough, referring to Neil as "grizzled" rather than your muttering hippie uncle. It talked about his ATGR on the pipe organ as getting the longest ovation of the day. It mentioned Stipe kneeling and watching the Country Feedback jam "like a fanboy".
From: "Mark Giles" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 21:18:26 -0000
Subject: YOTH UK: Dec 4
Following the two London showings (last November in the London Film Festival, and earlier this week) the new issue of .net magazine says Year of the Horse will be released on December 4th in the UK.
From: Kenaldo <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 13:02:21 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Neil Package at Sam's
I work for Sam's Club and last night closing I spotted a group of CD sets. These were groups of CD's all by the same artist. I was rummaging through looking for anything good. Near the back, was a three CD set by Mr. Neil Young. Harvest, After the Gold Rush, and Everybody Knows this is Nowhere. It was a package for $19.99. A bargain compaired to the record store prices around here.
In July Los Lobos did Down By The River and Cinnamon Girl at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. That concert (and Bruce Cockburn's) will be on this Saturday at 4pm on CBC Radio One. I guess they will only be playing about half of the sets, but hopefully DBTR will make it on the air.
a.k.a. Kurt Braun
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Raney)
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 15:36:38 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Booker T Box Set
Regarding the availability of the Booker T & the MGs box set. I saw it today at Tower Records for $53.99. Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay with Neil was the last song on the 3rd Cd and was 4:50 long. Great list of songs.
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 08:36:53 EST
Subject: Birthday Tribute Show
I'm organizing a Neil Young birthday tribute show on Nov. 12 in Corning, NY:
Donations to benefit The Bridge School
info: Dan Aloi, 607/739-5055
FWIW: Yesterday, a local radio station (Austin, TX) played Harvest Moon and after the song, the dj said that "Neil Young is readying some new material that should be available the first quarter of next year. It is suppose to be in the vein of Harvest Moon."
I called him and asked where he got his info, and any other details. He said he heard from industry sources that the Buffalo Springfield box set would be out in January, 1999 and the new NY would be out in February, 1999.
This particular dj is usually very reliable with his information. But only time will tell...
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 15:56:12 -0500
Subject: Atlantic Compilations
Looks like Atlantic Records has no qualms about putting out compilations with material that Neil is involved with. I just stumbled across these three:
In a Rolling Stone interview with Mike from Phish who talks about the new album, Halloween, and jamming with Neil!!! Check it out.
From: Steve Chant <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 08:12:25 -0500
Subject: Candidate says who's cool
Tomorrow's election day, and while my vote for governor was never in question, I got some extra ammunition this morning that confirmed my choice of incumbent democrat Howard Dean for governor of Vermont. It's been pretty easy to pick Howard over the single-issue republican candidate, Ruth Dwyer. He's for most of the stuff I'm for, and she's against it...and vice versa.
But the clincher was this morning's Burlington Free Press, where as part of a Pop Culture Poll of the candidates, they were asked, "Who is cooler? Elvis or Frank Sinatra?" Howard Dean replied...
"Neither. How about Neil Young?"Happy voting Rusters....
From a cool interview with R.E.M. in the Athens Daily Banner Herald, commenting "On musical influences, Neil Young and otherwise":
Mike: That. . . RE*AC*TOR
was incredible. It was magic.
Peter: He's someone who knows how to do things his own way and you gotta really respect that. You don't agree with every one of his choices, but it's his choice. He's one of those guys who's never let someone in a record company convince him that he needed to do this.
Well, we use him as an example. There are times when we say, "What would he do? Would Neil Young do this?" Not that he's some kind of saint or anything, but sometimes people present you with things and you're not sure what you should do and you say, "Well, I don't know, is that the right thing to do."
Mike: You know those WWJD (What would Jesus do?) bracelets? We should get some WWND (What would Neil do?) bracelets together.
hello and high.
sonic unyon is celebrating their fifth year as a record label. their fifth anniversary compilation cd now we are five has a contribution by hayden called neil young song
i havent had the cold hard cash or the warm soft dough to buy it yet but thought this was relevant enough to post.
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 09:38:20 -0500
Subject: Neil, Piazza and the Mets
Just saw this quote from Mike Piazza, New York Mets catcher, on YahooNews:
"I'd rather burn out than fade away," he said, echoing the words of Neil Young, after the Mets formally announced his record $91 million, seven-year contract on Monday at Shea Stadium. "I might as well get booed by the best if I was going to get booed by anyone."College Boy
Year of the Horse has been released in Australia !!! (Why are we 9 months behind the rest of the world ???)
YOTH commences at the KINO cinema (Collins Towers) on the 5th of
November. Is anyone interested in joining me on opening night ???
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 17:01:45 -0500
Subject: Neil gave a "stirring speech"
It was announced recently that Neil would be receiving the Les Paul Award at the TEC Awards during the A.S.E. Convention in San Francisco last month. And he was sighted by Rusties at the convention. But nobody that I know of has passed on to us any details of the ceremony where he was awarded that Les Paul Award.
There's a very brief mention of it in Mix Magazine, in an article about the ceremony. The Neil part of that story is essentially just this (heavily edited):
Rock 'n' roll legend Neil Young was presented with the coveted Les Paul Award for Lifetime Achievement, then delivered a stirring 25-minute speech on the state of CDs... ...at the 1998 Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, held tonight [Sep 27] at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.If anyone knows of a transcript of this speech, please help me get a copy...
In one of the night's more special moments, previous Les Paul Award winner Alan Parsons presented the Bay Area's own Neil Young with the lifetime achievement award, in recognition of his more than 30 years of creative and technical artistry.
On Oct. 27th there is supposed to be some Neil stuff on the Canadian station MuchMoreMusic. I think it is only 15 minutes long and is repeated every 4 hours. The first one is at 10am eastern time. Check the schedule if you'd like.
a.k.a. Kurt Braun
From: Steve Tapin' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 20:18:12 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Panic Still Covering Neil
Last night, Widespread Panic encored with Neil's Don't Be Denied.
In the past 2 weeks they've also played Mr. Soul and Walk On.
I think they should be invited to play at the Bridge shows next year.
Panicin' in the Free World
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 02:00:05 -0400
Subject: PJ does Neil on next Album?
From Five Horizons...
The setlist for the Pearl Jam new live album looks like:
Was flippin channels during a World Series commercial break when I landed on Dharma and Greg.
Not so sure what the episode was about, but there were 4 ladies trying to pick someone to be "man of the year" for some club.
Lady #2 (a hippie chick): "Do you think we could get Neil Young?"
Lady #1: "We need a celebrity, not an astronaut!"
Tapin' in the Free World
From: email@example.com (Bob Christy)
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 18:26:46 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Joel and the Boxes
Rusties, as most of you at Bridge know, I met Joel Bernstein before the show (and also Zeke!)
Anyway, I overheard Joel saying that he just finished up his work on Neil's box set, and was close to being done with the Buffalo Springfield box set!
The Emperor of Ohio
From: Beavis Las Vegas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 06:26:04 -0700
Subject: Paul Quotes Neil
Someone forwarded a lengthy Paul McCartney interview to me. It's from the UK Daily News, a recent interview. There's a quote where Paul talks about Neil, thought you might like to see it...
Such thoughts sustain Paul these days. "You've got to find a way to get through something like this. You've got to be able to get on with things," he says. "You see a robin and you go... 'There she is!' You tend to read something into everything."
"I was going to the studio the other day and a white peacock from the farm next door wandered in. I understand that is actually a sign of a departed soul. It's a mythological thing. You immediately think, there she is. You do a lot of that."
"Neil Young was one of her favourite singers. He said to me: 'Boy, she really loved her music and now she is music.' It's that kind of thing that helps.
Stephen Stills mentioned, during both of his performances at the Sands at Atlantic City, that he and Neil were currently working on the boxed set.
Apparently many of the tapes have disappeared into the basements of numerous radio stations, and are slowly being unearthed. He did mention that they did find the first recording of Mr. Soul, which will appear on the boxed set.
Again, no mention of a timeline or progress to date. But it's some news...
From: joe crane <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 20:48:46 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: "Neil Is Everywhere" dept
While watching Monday Night Football, at halftime during the "top ten plays of the week", they were comparing 44 year old quarterback Steve DeBerg to George Blanda. And what music was playing in the background you may ask? Old Man, of course! Pretty damn good sound quality too......
I was told yesterday at the local Suncoast Motion Picture store that Year of the Horse is released in the US for rentals only. This explains the Pay-Per-View appearances. No date yet for release for sale - could be as long as 6 months they said. They also told me it wasn't unusual for a video to be released in Canada before the US.
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 01:28:10 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Neil and Rasslin'
Ayy, have you seen this "wrestler" named Raven going to his shows in Neil Young T-Shirts ??? I love it !!!
YOURS IN RUST,
Year of the Horse wended its way to the very brilliant Cork Film Festival on October 14th.
Full House, naturally!!
This was the Irish premiere.
From: Marian Rulewski <RULEWS@integral.com.au>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 15:23:01 +1000
Subject: Neil on Song Writing
Hey, I just picked up a 1994 copy of Record Collector and they have an
article on Neil. In it he says "I write a song
From: Abel y Mercè <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 12:55:29 +0200
Subject: YOTH highly praised in Spain
I went to see Year of the Horse last week. It was premiered in the International Cinema Festival of Sitges (Spain). Nice versions. I specially liked TTN, FU and LAH.
Two days later, there was a newspaper review and the guy said it was a "vigorous" film and he made some very positive comments. By the way, the cinema was crowded by both youngsters and "old" people. It was nice to be there.
From: John Kitamura <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 09:50:12 -0400
Subject: YOTH VHS appears!
Year of the Horse on VHS (in a psychadelic pink cover) is now available at HMV in downtown Toronto for $19.99 (Cdn).
Crank it up!