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(Archive 26: 4/12/99 - 5/21/99)

(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)

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From: Andy Strote <strote@interlog.com>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 21:31:06 -0400
Subject: A Video at the Fox?

Got back from the 5/20 Detroit show. My only show on this tour and I liked it a lot. Despite having heard a number of tapes and CDs from the tour, there is just nothing like being there. The Fox is a truly unbelievable theatre. I've never been in a place that is so wedding-cake baroque over-the-top. Wall to wall gilt, statues, orange-pink marble columns, little loges,wow, what a place.

After the show we went around back to check out the buses. Neil really does have the coolest buses on the road. Saw Pegi and Bear. Talked to Zeke a couple of times. The second time he came over to us to let us know that Neil wouldn't be out until probably 3 a.m. since they were filming in there. We wondered what was going on since we'd seen a roadie go to Neil's bus, and take a guitar back into the theatre.

Wonder what they were filming? Video for a new song? Which song? Zeke claimed he didn't know, but smirked that he had to stay up till it was over.

Cutlass Supreme

From: Beavis Las Vegas <beavis@las-vegas.crosswinds.net>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 19:23:46 -0400
Subject: Neil on Canadian Radio

For Rusties in southern Ontario, Q107-FM is airing some live shows on Sunday nights @ 9PM, starting this week with the Black Crowes.

Schedule is here.

No other information is given, other than air dates, and the other artists include NEIL YOUNG on June 28th. I assume that this is an old show, not one from the current tour. No indication is given as to the dates/venues of the shows, for any of the artists, or how much airtime each show has.

From: Chris Horn <CHorn@qrs.com>
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 10:56:47 -0700
Subject: Neil and Pocahontas

I saw Rick Stephenson's post about Neil being mentioned in Smithsonian Magazine and thought I'd search for it. Found it in the January 1999 issue - The Object at Hand column "Picturing Pocahontas". Here's a snippet, with the Neil reference:

"Anyone trying to get a reasonable fix on the lady, somewhere between dry history and the Disney version, soon finds out that none of the details of her real life come from her own words. Historians have pieced together her life from the accounts of others, most notably her friend, Capt. John Smith, whose veracity of detail and recollection is, to put it mildly, questionable. During the intervening four centuries others have showered her with virtues. Poets and writers from Thackeray to Hart Crane celebrated her charm. More lately rocker Neil Young sang, "I would give a thousand pelts / To...find out how she felt." And now we have the animated eco-warrior princess from Disney."
The full text can be found here.

CW Cannoneer

From: Bregt.Depreeuw@village.uunet.be
Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 20:55:15 GMT
Subject: Barlow on Neil

In HUMO, an independant Belgian magazine for music and television, I found lots and lots about Neil...

Rustie-soldier tortured Lou Barlow (ex Dinosaur Jr., now leading man of Sebadoh) said a lot in a HUMO-interview... (I'll translate it for you. I know that you Rusties are still working on your Dutch.)

Barlow: Which is your favourite song on the new Sebadoh album?
HUMO: Love is stronger
Barlow: Ha, that's my favourite too. What do like so much about it?
HUMO: It could have been a song by Will Oldham, but maybe you don't take that as compliment.
Barlow {surprised}: Yeah? That's a compliment, I think that Oldman is great, but you are the first one to say that. I like to make myself believe that Love Is Stronger sounds like Neil Young.
HUMO: That was the second comparison I wanted to make.
Barlow: Neil Young is one of the only musicians that I truely respect. When we listened to Love Is Stronger for the first time after the recording, I thought: 'Hey, I sound like Neil Young.' And immediately I was ashamed for having that thought, because I think that nobody can touch Neil, so certainly I can't. And I didn't consiously write a song in the style of Neil. It was afterwards that we had to establish that.
HUMO: Also the guitar-solo sounds pretty "Neil."
Barlow: I think that Neil is the only guitar-player who can play a relevant guitar-solo. I try to avoid solos as much as possible, and more guitarists should do so. But when I play one, it will always sound like something by Neil.
HUMO: Did you avoid your Neil Young influences on purpose until now because of your adventures with Dinosaur Jr., where these influences were omnipresent?
Barlow: No, because in Dinosaur it was especially Jay Mascis who took care of the "NEIL-element". Jay and I, we both loved different Neils. {laughs} He loved the heavy electric things, I'm more a fan of the acoustic work: Buffalo Springfield, Harvest... The feeling he puts in that kind of songs. When you're a musician yourself, you often only pay attention to things that you can use yourself, and then it is very difficult to get emotionally involved with music. But Neil Young is the only musician who can make me weep. Neil is always there when I need him and when I least expect him.
HUMO: Neil Young is said to be a Sebadoh-fan, how happy are you with that?
Barlow: Not really happy, as I know that it is exaggerated. Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is a good friend of mine, and he played with Neil recently. He made him listen to Sebadoh. Neil said, 'What's that? Sebadoh? Sounds good.' It was nothing more. I hope that he only hears our new album, but he really should not listen to our old records...
A little bit further...
HUMO: Do you understand that there are young people who like Marilyn Manson AND Sebadoh?
Barlow: We even have fans with Offspring-shirts, so obviously anything is possible. {laughs} No, I do understand it. Those people must hear something in the music of Marilyn Manson and The Offspring that we don't hear,but it means as well that they are open to everything. Those who like Marilyn Manson AND Sebadoh must think that image is not the most important thing. And if they worship Marilyn Manson, the door to other stuff is open. Then they'll end up buying a Bauhaus or a T-Rex record sooner or later.

Thanks to one group you often get access to loads of other groups: if you discover Neil Young at a young age, for instance, you have the key to a huge amount of musical history in your own hands. Neil opens the door to country, rock, blues etc. That's true for a group like the Velvet Underground as well.

This guy really understands what Neil is about. What he says is how I think of Neil as well. He expresses it in a wonderful way...

Keep on Rockin'

Bregt Depreeuw, aka The Belgian Bad Boy of Rock

From: stephens@erim-int.com (Rick Stephenson)
Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 15:16:22 -0400
Subject: Neil in Smithsonian

Neil is mentioned in the February issue of Smithsonian magazine, in an article about Pocahontas. Seriously. They quote the song, but edit out the steamy parts.

Rick Stephenson

From: rtolman@pacbell.net
Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 13:17:17 -0700
Subject: Neil Tribute Concert

Just wanted to let you know that we are having a Tribute to Neil Young show here in San Francisco on June 6. Lots of folks from the This Note's For You Too! are going to be there. So will Billy Talbot, who'll be doing a set of his own songs.


Open Mind Music, Innerstate Records & Inbetweens Records present:
A Tribute To Neil Young
Sunday June 6th 8:00 PM
at the Justice League
628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, phone 415-440-0409

The following artists will be performing songs written by Neil Young:
Chris Cacavas
Sonya Hunter
Matt Piucci of The Rain Parade
Steven Roback
Map Of Wyoming
Russ Tolman
Pat Thomas
Cole Marquis of The Snowmen
and others...
with a special appearance by Billy Talbot of Crazy Horse
performing a set of his own songs

This night of Neil Young songs is in celebration of the release of the new Neil Young Tribute CD: This Notes For You Too! that features many of the artists listed above, as well as Neil Young songs performed by Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Richard Lloyd of Television, Steve Wynn, Bevis Frond, and many others. Available from Innerstate Records.

From: Terry Durst <infinbd@megsinet.net>
Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 08:56:17 -0700
Subject: Camryn Manheim learned Neil

Been working nights this week, came home and turned on the tv to see who's on Conan. Last night Camryn Manheim (from The Practice and the great film Happiness) was on. She was talking about where she went to school in California. Sorry I didn't catch the whole thing but she mentioned having learned ALL of Neil Young's songs when she attended this school.

From: mip3@cornell.edu
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 22:28:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Neil's No Boundaries Contribution

SonicNet is reporting the full track listing for the No Boundaries charity album. Neil's track is listed as War of Man (Live). I wonder if this will be pulled from a 1992 show or a 1999 show?

Other highlights include Rage's Ghost of Tom Joad cover. Damn, this is going to be one helluva cd!

College Boy

From: TinOtiS@aol.com
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 21:19:20 EDT
Subject: Kosovo Benefit album

No Boundaries album, to benefit the refugees of Kosovo, will be released June 15 on Epic Records. Pearl Jam's Last Kiss is the first single, in stores June 8:


Album to feature rare, live and unreleased tracks by Rage Against The Machine, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, KoRn, Alanis Morissette, Tori Amos, The Wallflowers, Oasis, and more.

On June 15, 1999, Epic Records will release No Boundaries -- a unique compilation created for the benefit of the refugees of Kosovo.

The 16-track album will feature rare, live and previously unreleased special versions of songs by some of the most popular and acclaimed artists on the international music scene. The artists confirmed to appear on No Boundaries are Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine, Alanis Morrisette, Neil Young, Oasis, KoRn, Black Sabbath, Indigo Girls, Ben Folds Five, Peter Gabriel, The Wallflowers, Sarah McLachlan, Bush, Tori Amos, and Jamiroquai.

From: lndgnwtr@hooked.net
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 14:44:37 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: YOTH & Dead Man at Red Vic

Hey, all. Just delurking long enough to point out that Year of the Horse and Dead Man are playing at the Red Vic in San Francisco this week. YOTH is on Thursday, Dead Man is Friday and Saturday. Exact times and whatnot are their web pages.

I'm going to try my best to make it to the 9:30 on Thursday, for what it's worth.

Into the black again...

Hip Drag Queen

From: Ray Moon <patdc@club-internet.fr>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 11:04:00 +0200
Subject: Neil "in France"

Neil'll cross the Ocean!!!!!!!
......and he'll be on the French channel MCM   :)

The PHOENIX96 Festival will be broadcast on SUNDAY 16 Mai at 10h30 pm!!!!!

For sure I'll catch those "Motion Pictures On my Tv Screen"!!!!!!!


From: clr <clr@drizzle.com>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 10:41:45 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: neil on benefit album

neil is apparently contributing a track to a forthcoming benefit album which is supposed to be called No Boundaries (although there's a jazz record that already exists by that name, so this could change). i know about this because pearl jam's last kiss will be on it. the tracks are all supposed to be either live, rare, or unreleased in some fashion. i don't have a tracklist yet, but i should be getting it soon.

it's supposed to be out june 15.


From: SCHUBIDOO@aol.com
Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 16:17:42 EDT
Subject: Neil covered in Seattle

I received this message from my good friend Miro here in Seattle. Thought a few of you would find it interesting. Wish Honeyslide and I had been there!
Speakin' Out

Oh, man, oh, man!

Last night I went to the Tractor to see the Picketts (my 38th time). Also on the bill were the Penningtones (opening) & the Minus 5 (closing). I wasn't quite sure if I was gonna stick around & check out the Minus 5, but after the Picketts' set I saw a sales rep who does business at Tower & chatted with him for a moment or two. He mentioned that I should stay for the set, something about a Neil Young song coming up. I thought "what the hell" & got back to my spot on the floor.

O.K., the Minus 5 came on-stage. The main guy of the band is Scott McCaughey of the Young Fresh Fellows. The rest of the members come & go, with an appearance sometimes by Peter Buck of R.E.M. (he didn't make it this night). Tonight, however, Hugh Jones of the Penningtones was on guitar as well, since the band's regular 2nd guitar player didn't show up. I know Hugh from Cellophane Square & know him to be a big Neil fan.

Scott approaches the microphone & his first words out of his mouth are: "Tonight's the night..." It was a damn fine performance. I was very surprised & happy that I saw this version.

Standing there waiting for the second song & the chords sounded familiar to me. Oh, no, can it be? Yes, it was! A splendid version of Albuquerque! Anyway, it didn't stop there. Here's a complete set list -- a good job of choosing songs, I might add...

Tonight's The Night
Revolution Blues
On the Beach
Roll Another Number (For The Road)
Barstool Blues
Yonder Stands The Sinner
Time Fades Away
Mellow My Mind
Don't Be Denied
Last Dance
Encore: Cortez The Killer -->Welfare Mothers
Wow, the band played their hearts out. It was an excellent performance. The people who stuck around were treated to a very special, one of a kind show. I'm so glad I decided to go. I wish you & Lisa could have been there. The set lasted 65 minutes. I still can't believe the choice songs they selected!
Down the road,
Miro :)

From: Mike Caplan <mcaplan@julian.uwo.ca>
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 16:20:12 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Trey Delivers

Had the pleasure of seeing Trey from Phish Monday night in Ann Arbor. He did a 45 minute solo acoustic set. Played a bunch of new tunes that were really good and some Phish tunes. He also made a couple of comments about the internet and how fast people find info out. Guess he's been hanging with Neil.

After the intermission he played a 2+ hour electric set with a bassist and a drummer. Included in the set was Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown. They really played this well, with the bassist singing along the way Neil would with Danny. It's such a great song - Neil and Trey could do a dynamite version of this together. Show ended with a long cover of Hendrix's Voodoo Child. See him if you can.
. . . . . . . Mike

Date: Thu, 06 May 1999 07:15:11 -0400
Subject: CSNY Album Slip

According the the Reprise upcoming releases page, the CSNY album Heartland has been moved from July to a new date of August 17.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Kevin Woodward <ksrr@dmv.com>
Date: Tue, 04 May 1999 03:00:21 -0400
Subject: Lucinda compliments Neil

Just got home from seeing Lucinda Williams at the 9:30 Club in DC. Great show! Great band! If you get a chance to see her don't miss it. She is a great songwriter and performer. She played about 2 hours. Ticket price--$20.00!!! A bargain for sure.

During the show she said that she was going on tour with Tom Petty and then the Allman Bros. She said something like "Tom Petty and the Allman Brothers -- it doesn't get any better than that. 'Cept maybe Neil Young!"

Kevin--Union Man

Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 15:02:45 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Trey watches Neil, will play Crazy Horse song

Trey Anastasio of Phish was at the Neil show in Chicago last night. Only a few people recognized him. I got to talk to him a bit before the show and he said he would play Come on Baby Let's Go Downtown on Tuesday in Indianapolis on his solo acoustic tour. I guess if you're looking for inspiration before playing that kind of tour he came to the right place!


From: mip3@cornell.edu
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 01:47:09 -0400
Subject: Neil's New Songs Featured

SonicNet is running a feature article on Neil focusing on this "new" songs. The best part is the that CSNY have reportedly recorded Looking Forward. As much as I love it solo, its one of the few new tracks that could sound awesome with some sweet harmonies.

The article loses a bit of credibility by calling Razor Love a new song. Unreleased, Yes. New, No.

College Boy

From: Bruce Devney <bruce@americanmetaltreating.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 11:06:19 -0400
Subject: Elliot on CSNY Album

I talked to Elliot a bit at the Meet & Greet after the Akron show. Asked him which of the new songs were going to be on the CSNY album. All he could remember was Out of Control, but said three of the unreleased songs that were played at Akron would be on the album. I also remarked to Elliot that Silver and Gold sounded special and he said "that song sounds great solo, but doesn't work with a band".

Bruce Devney
"no handle"

From: Shawn McCorkle <newcomer@netusa1.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 99 11:09:52 PDT
Subject: YOTH DVD Rumor

As some of you know I've owned a video store for years now. Talking to one of my sales contacts and a fellow Neil fan, he said that Year Of The Horse will be released on DVD. Complete with a theatrical trailer. And get this: Unreleased footage including songs that didn't make it to the movie.

You have to love DVD. Let's just hope this happens.

He couldn't give me a date. What else is new (when Neil's involved)?

From: Horsepie@aol.com
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 18:01:18 EDT
Subject: Neil Tribute band in Akron tonight!

The Neil Young and Crazy Horse tribute band Ragged Glory will be playing at the Boulevard Tavern tonight at 9:30pm. The Boulevard Tavern is in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

To get there:
Take Rt.76 West to Rt. 8 North.
Get off at the Broad Blvd. exit (Left Turn).
Go West down Broad Blvdfor 0.3 miles.
Turn left on 4th St. and go South for 0.4 miles.
Next, turn right on Chestnut Blvd and go West for about 100 feet.
You're there!

Here's the address and Phone:
Boulevard Tavern
435 Chestnut Blvd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221-4737
Ph.# 330-928-8596
Hope to see you there. Sorry I posted this so late!


From: michal <bdd@inter.net.il>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 16:33:51 +0300
Subject: Another Neil Evening in Tel-Aviv

Hello there! So does anybody remember my exciting Neil Young evening in Tel-Aviv a few months ago? So, yeah! there's a second one!

The band from the kibutz will do Neil covers again, and they have added a second guitarist and a bassist, so that should be nice :)

Uri will give a lecture yet again (and will correct that 'Neil-is-an-ex-junkie' comment from last time -- He claimed he didn't exactly say that, but I said that he implied it, and he admitted that yes, so the phrasing shall be changed).

Official videos like last time, plus (hehehehe) unofficial videos supplied by ME!

Anyhow, I'm really excited. Should anybody be in the neigbourhood: it's on the 24th (next Wednesday) at 22:30, Bein Zionay America (that means, I guess, "Zionists of America House"), Daniel Parish 3, Tel-Aviv. BE THERE!!!!!
- Standing at the edge of you

From: rick shearer <tiorick@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 10:29:29 PDT
Subject: Neil In Rolling Stone Twice

In addition to the Wiltern review I posted last night, from the new Rolling Stone, I didn't notice then that they also have an article entitled The 150 Essential Recordings of the 90's. Ragged Glory is one of them. Here's what they say:

Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Ragged Glory Reprise
, September 1990

To kick-start the Nineties, Neil Young reunited with Crazy Horse, cranked the amps and, as a songwriter, took a look back to see if anything was still standing. There's some blood on the tracks (Love to Burn, Fuckin' Up). But Days That Used to Be and Mansion on the Hill revisit the era of peace, love and granola with a sentimentality that Young rarely permits himself. The long guitar solos are this album's real story, however. They're ragged and glorious, indeed, and they turn this look back into a look ahead: The guitar barrage of grunge is right around the corner.

Rick 'proto-rustie'

From: rick shearer <tiorick@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 20:33:03 PDT
Subject: Neil In Rolling Stone

Hi Rusties, the Rolling Stone that came to my door has a review of the Wiltern March 23 show, the show I attended. Coincidence? I think not! But anyway, they loved the show. Here's a few quotes:

Written by David Wild in issue 812 - Kurt Cobain cover. Includes a picture.

Rick 'proto-rustie'

From: Benny Ekl|v ENGE <beklov@ra.abo.fi>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 15:20:23 +0300 (EET DST)
Subject: Frank Black compared to Neil

In today´s issue of Finnish newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet, there is a favorable review of Frank Black and the Catholics´s new album Pistolero. I'll translate a part of the review:

"Let me be a guitar riff. Especially the one at the beginning of I Love Your Brain. It is dirty, rusty(!), tearing, and restless(!) enough to be Neil Young -- who has delivered a few such gems himself."
The preying mantis

From: Sewwhat3@aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 07:48:18 EDT
Subject: Panic's Neil Covers

After getting a Mr.Soul cover at the Widespread Panic show last Saturday night in Huntsville - I thought that would be it for Neil covers at the rest of the shows I'll be at this spring.

Well, Monday night at the Orlando House of Blues I got a double surprise...

I got Walk On and Last Dance !!!! The first time I've seen 2 Neil songs at a Panic show. I also thought it was cool the way that they played the Panic song Walkin' into Neil's Walk On during the first set, and Last Dance appeared during the second set.

Steve Tapin' in the Free World

From: Phil Maxfield <philm@millennia3.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 14:48:09 -0400
Subject: Nancy Wilson Features Astrid

How ya doin' out there.

Nancy Wilson (of Heart fame) has a recent solo album release with features Neil's sister Astrid Young on some of the tracks. The album also mentions Neil on the 'sleeve' notes.

High Octane

Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 09:22:17 -0400
Subject: My Thoughts on Archives/DVD

Of course Elliot's "In October" could just be an update of the old "In July" buzz-phrase -- but it actually does make sense. First the CSNY album comes out in July (there's that expression again :-) followed by their Tour. Then after the album has had its chance to sell for a while, later in the tour while CSNY are still "in the news", the first set of the Archives could be released. This would benefit both the tour and the Archives.

That is, later CSNY Tour dates would get the benefit of those "Meanwhile, Neil continues to tour with CSNY..." mentions in the publicity around the Archives. And the Archives would get the "Also, Neil has just released the first installment of...." mentions in the publicity around the tour stops.

The timing would be about right, to get the Christmas boost, and to not interfear with CSNY album sales. It also fits with the push-off to 2000 of the next Neil album (can't have TOO much new product out there all at once!)

Left out in the cold is the Buffalo Springfield Box Set. Supposedly that's been ready to go to manufacturing for a while now. But if you think about it, it's only been recently that the three BS albums have been remastered (with HDCD technology). Indications have been that the BS box was merely going to hold the same 3 CDs with an additional "Live & Rarities" CD thrown in. Selling a package like that this year would probably irritate a lot of folks who have recently bought the re-issues. By waiting until next year after the CSNY album, the Archives & the new Neil album, (maybe until Xmas 2000), that factor would be reduced.

This all seems to fit. We'll see how it develops....
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Papajorma@aol.com
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 01:06:24 EDT
Subject: Elliot on Archives & Re-issues

At the Meet & Greet after the Madison Square Garden show tonight, it was like a cocktail party at your neighbors house -- no rush, nobody pushing, nobody crowding Neil... more fun than i thought it might be.

Elliot tells me the first installment of the box set comes in October -- Eight discs... Three are live -- the Riverboat, the first Crazy Horse show in England, and Neil solo in England 1972...

Then they are re-releasing all -- repeat ALL -- albums in order. In DVD-audio!

see ya!
silver seed

From: Bregt.Depreeuw@village.uunet.be
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 16:20:25 GMT
Subject: Spreading Neil In Belgium

For a few days I've been spreading Neil's music here in Belgium and it is finally starting to work!!! In the past whenever I'd say I like Neil Young, I'd get a 'Neil...who?' reaction. I wondered if I was the only fan in this rainy country...

I was told that it was was up to me to spread Neils music around Belgium. "You will be a hero. Once they hear Neil you know what will happen. So turn it up."

So I've played non-stop Neil music for three days and it really paid of. Last (Sunday) night I was watching a programme on Belgian National Television (VRT, Choît Naturel, for you Belgian & Dutch Rusties). I couldn't believe my ears when (at the end of the programme) I heard a famous Belgian singer (P.P. Michiels from Soulsister, for you Belgian & Dutch Rusties) sing Harvest Moon...!

Conclusion: I'll keep on playing Neil's music and soon everybody will be rockin' in Belgium. Neil will get his own statue in Brussels...

Keep on Rockin'
Bregt Depreeuw aka The Belgian Bad Boy of Rock

From: Dale H <qs@dtgi.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 13:05:06 -5
Subject: Elliot: Missing 6 on DVD-audio?

At the Meet & Greet after the St.Louis show, I walk up to Elliot and another guy:

Me: "Neil mentioned On The Beach tonight. When will it and the other albums not yet on CD be coming out?"

Elliot: "In October, we're doing them on DVD."

Other guy: "Yeah, the sound quality is awesome. It's true 24-bit [blah blah blah]."

Me: "Is Neil going to be happy with it, given how he feels about digital in general?"

Other guy: "Yeah, it's really clean. You don't get any of the [technical weaknesses, clip, chip, chop, blah blah blah] that you get with CD"

Me: "October, then, huh?"

Elliot: "Yeah, October"

Me: "Thanks"

No mention of CDs. Might have just been the context of the conversation or maybe they're not doing them on CD. Hard to say for sure. But my gut feel walking away was that it was DVD only. Just a gut feel, but that's kind of how I read what they were saying and how they were saying it. And that's what Neil said on stage during the show.

From: Thrasher <thrasher1@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 16:19:33 -0400
Subject: LA Johnson and the Video Archives

The Nashville show was filmed last night by a single Hi8 video camera. The camera was sitting on pillow next to a monitor on the stage. Pretty inconspicuous.

I spoke to LA Johnson, Neil's film producer guy, after the show and he said they were filming the next half dozen shows or so. I asked him about what might become of it? Will they blow it up to 35mm like YOTH? No. They're going to put it out on HiDef vid with a low-fi soundtrack. Kind of a reverse YOTH. A Muddy Track #2.

As usual who knows?

LA said they're still working on the video box archive set. Muddy Track will be in it. (Oh great, now that we've all got decent copies.) He said it will be released by Rhino. So when, LA? Someday. After the audio box? Probably. It depends on Neil.

Quite enlightening....

From: Paul Jacobsen <psjacobsen@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 16:43:18 PDT
Subject: Kelly Covers Neil

In case you cared and even if you didn't, Sean Kelly of the Samples, during their show last weekend in Boulder, pulled out the 12-string and sang a beautiful duet with James Taylor's daughter. The song? Old Man. Perhaps there's hope for some real homegrown music after all...

Ears Still Ringing From the Ragged Glory Tour

From: Steve Portigal <stevep@rahul.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 17:40:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Another MOJO Poll

From a UK Mirror story: John Lennon has topped a poll [in MOJO magazine] to find the greatest singer of all time. The Beatles legend wins the accolade almost 20 years after he was shot dead in New York.

Elvis is runner-up, followed by Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan. Lennon's fellow Beatle Sir Paul McCartney only makes No 7....

39 Neil Young

From: David Campbell <dcampbell@signmgmt.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 08:19:49 -0500
Subject: The CSNY Album

Mr. Nash was on out local Nashville radio station yesterday. He said that right now they are 16 cuts into the record, and his favorite songs off of it are Neil's 3.

In discussing the title of the record, jokingly he said someone suggested CSNY2K. He then said that Neil favors Heartland, which is one of Nash's songs.

From: Frank Ripp <Frankr@mdli.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 09:53:28 -0700
Subject: Zero Does Neil

Just recovering from an absolutely mind-blowing performance by Zero 3/10 at the Maritime Hall in SF.

This was a very emotional show as Chip Roland, the keyboard player, is leaving Zero. This may (?) have been the last Zero show. The music was *stellar* - the band was in THE ZONE for most of the show. In the second set, Chip picked up a guitar and did a solo acoustic version of My My Hey Hey. A quite credible and respectful version - the crowd loved it.


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