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(Archive 27: 5/23/99 - 6/25/99)

(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)

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From: jschwarz@iname.com
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 07:46:16 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Neil on NASCAR Series

Last night on a Pittsburgh radio station they played the NASCAR Rocks Superstar Concert Series (a weekly event), and the "Superstar" was Neil Young. Here is what was played.

Harvest MoonIrvine, Texas - Farm Aid 92
Unknown LegendIrvine, Texas - Farm Aid 92
Old ManIrvine, Texas - Farm Aid 92
Heart Of GoldIrvine, Texas - Farm Aid 92
Country HomeNew Orleans - Farm Aid 94
Farmer JohnNew Orleans - Farm Aid 94
HomegrownNew Orleans - Farm Aid 94
Down By The RiverNew Orleans - Farm Aid 94
Mother EarthTinley Park, IL - Farm Aid 97
HelplessTinley Park, IL - Farm Aid 97
Long May You RunTinley Park, IL - Farm Aid 97
Four Strong WindsTinley Park, IL - Farm Aid 97

From: Kurt Lusky <klusky@columbus-rapidigm.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 22:02:28 -0400
Subject: Neil vs the Cell Phone

This paragraph appears in the July 1999 Smartmoney magazine, on p. 139, extracted from "Ten Things Your Cell-Phone Company Won't Tell You":

#10 "People will think you're a jerk"

"DO YOU FEEL important when your cell phone rings in public? The people at a recent acoustic Neil Young concert in New York were not impressed. "By the fourth song," says D.M., an ad salesman for a medical publisher, "the guy next to me picked up his cell phone and began having a ridiculous conversation: 'Yeah, we're at the Neil Young concert, and people are pissed off because I'm talking...' I tried ignoring him, but other people started yelling for him to shut up. Finally, he was kicked out, but at $75 a ticket it's ridiculous to have to hear somebody else's conversation instead of the music."

I say, right on.

From: Brad Hicks <bhicks@gte.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 21:49:45 -0500
Subject: Hull Story Follow-up

In a recent Dallas Morning News profile of Brett Hull the article stated that he is an avid "fanatic" of golf and and the music of Neil Young. In addition, the same article stated that when asked who he would invite to a fantasy dinner, he responded that his guests would be Jesus Christ, Jack Nicklaus and Neil Young.

The article made additional mention of Young and CSN&Y and the fact that although Hull has not met any of the four, he did name one of his children for David Crosby....

In an article in the Dallas edition of the Stanley Cup program, when asked the music that was currently on his CD player at home, Neil Young was the first artist listed by Hull.

The Ricky Martin/Mike Modano thing was a joke.... Modano found that Hull absolutely hated Martin's music. In order to get Hull wound up, he had the equipment man and others on the Stars support staff play Martin in the locker room, practice rink and other locations. Hull had it turned off only to have Modano have someone put it on again... and again...

Keep cheering for a guy like Brett Hull....the guy is a good player, a good family man, a helpful person in the community...and a rustie!

Take care...

From: Michael.Davis@SUPPLY.GE.com
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 16:25:37 -0400
Subject: Brett Hull Likes Neil

While waiting for my chiropractor to "crunch" me this morning, I read a diary that Brett Hull of the Dallas North Stars wrote for Sports Illustrated during their series with the Avalanche.... In it was something to the effect of

"Modano (All-Star center) wanted to play Ricky Martin music during pre-game warm-ups. I was raised on rock and roll, a classic rock n' roller. If it was up to me, I'd listen to nothing but Bob Dylan and Neil Young. I mean, really -- Ricky Martin used to be in Menudo! I think Modano is a little light in the loafers..."
I was never a huge Hull fan, but this helps !!!

Mad Dog

From: dcampbel@gormanbros.com
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1999 12:44:48 -0400
Subject: Neil on MuchMusic

On the MuchMusic web site they indicate Neil Young will be on at 2:30pm (I imagine ET) on June 30th. I contacted them and they got back to me with some details:

  > From: Internet-MuchMoreMail <mmmail@muchmoremusic.com>
  > To: dcampbel@gormanbros.com
  > Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 11:16 AM
  > Subject: RE: neil young
  > Hi, the program you are referring to is
  > "MuchMore With . . . Neil Young" which airs
  > at 2:30 pm ET.  It is about 15-20 minutes long,
  > and is meant to provide a mini-feature of an
  > artist, playing a few videos and contextualizing
  > them with some interview footage.
  > I hope you get to see it!
  > -----------------------
  > Calla Dewdney
  > Communications Department
  > MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic
Hope someone finds this useful.

Rock on.

From: Steve Portigal <stevep@rahul.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 12:18:19 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Dead Man on Sundance

Dead Man will be on Sundance Channel again, several times, next month.

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 22:57:10 -0400
Subject: Reprise Updates

Though release dates have been mentioned in the press, up until today the release date of the first Archives box set wasn't listed on Reprise's new releases page. It's now listed there, under October 26.

Also the rumored shift of the upcoming CSNY album is now confirmed, with it now listed for September 7.  :-(
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Ray Moon <patdc@club-internet.fr>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 22:21:23 +0200
Subject: BobFest on French TV

The French channel Canal Jimmy will broadcast on Tuesday 22 June at 0.30 am the BobFest (of 16 October 92 at Madison Square Garden de NYC)!! Sure Neil will be on my tv screen!!!!! :)

From: Dan Ream <dream@saturn.vcu.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 08:48:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Paul & Linda road trip Neil

Found this over on the McCartney USENET group this morning. I guess the original source is the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It makes me wonder how a Neil & McCartney collaboration would sound.

Paul McCartney's proud focus is now on his late wife
Thursday, June 17, 1999

Paul said Linda was a huge fan of rock 'n' roll, an attribute that helped immensely when shooting performers. She really liked the Doors and Buffalo Springfield, he said, especially its bushy-sideburned guitarist, Neil Young.

"We're both big Neil Young fans," said McCartney. "He's just got such integrity. He just does it. And he doesn't give a [bleep]. And he's a lovely man, too.

"In fact, when she first got ill, we'd always been putting off going to see Neil. He'd come over each year and play England. When she got ill, she said, 'Okay, we're not going to miss this one.' So, she made me drive her from our house, about four hours, just me and she in the car, up to a music festival. It was really cool, man. It was a great experience.

"We had to battle with all the backstage people to try and get in. Neil played a blinder of a set. Really beautiful. But she was like that. You know, she just said, 'C'mon, let's get away from all this stuff. Just you drive me. Grab a few sandwiches. Let's go.' "


Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 21:12:12 EDT
Subject: Austin Video

Bob Merlis (of Reprise) says the videoing of the Austin shows very well may be released commercially (according to Sonic Net news).
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Kelly Girtz <KGirtz@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 18:08:05 EDT
Subject: Neil Music In Athens

R.E.M. begins a tour in Portugal this week, but they were here in Athens last week for rehearsals. Their current "utility" players, Scott McCaughey, once of the band Young Fresh Fellows, and Ken Stringfellow, former singer in the Posies, played a sets last Thursday and Friday at the Hi-Hat Club as "The Minus 5," an alias that McCaughey has used for two albums.

The club was packed on Thursday, with folks hoping for a secret R.E.M. gig. While only Mike Mills actually took the stage, it was a great Neil-centric night. After an hour of originals from McCaughey, Stringfellow and backing band the Possibilities, the second set was over an hour and a half of Neil songs: On the Beach, Vampire Blues, Revolution Blues, Time Fades Away, Tonights the Night, Don't Cry No Tears, Cortez the Killer, Sedan Delivery, and many more. Mills played drums on one tune, then played guitar and sang harmony on a closing Don't Be Denied.

McCaughey has a less expressive, flatter voice than Neil, but he was clearly into the songs and played great guitar. Stringfellow played electric piano throughout, giving the performance a mid 70s Crazy Horse vibe.

The second night was impromptu, as the club's original booking cancelled. I spoke with McCaughey before the set, and he spoke of how he perceived Time Fades Away through Zuma as being his favorite Neil period, and he really saw the music as of a common piece. The set followed a similar pattern, with the first set including covers of Replacements and Big Star songs (Stringfellow has played bass in their recent reunion shows). Some great additional tunes jumped into the set, including Mellow My Mind and Powderfinger.

The shows didn't quite make up for Neil skipping Atlanta on his solo tour, but they were really enjoyable.

From: Sean <promo@sonicunyon.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 10:36:34 -0400
Subject: Archives Box date?

I found this within a Rolling Stone article by JAAN UHELSZKI online this morning:

Neil Young's long-awaited box set is finally on Reprise's fall schedule, due out on October 26.

HyperRust Editor's Note: There's currently no mention of it on the Reprise upcoming releases page.

From: Petri T Heliniemi <heliniem@cc.helsinki.fi>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 13:04:34 +0300 (EET DST)
Subject: YOTH again in Finland

It's already been shown here in Finland in the "big cities" like Tampere, Helsinki and Turku. But now Year of the Horse will be shown in my new hometown Järvenpää, as a part of the Puistoblues Blues & Jazz Festival on July 1st. The main performers on stage at the festival will be Wilson Pickett, Little Milton and Buddy Miles.

Ol' Black

From: Mike Hernandez <lpstd@nwinfo.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 15:28:12 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Elvis Talks Neil

I just got the Elvis Costello newsletter (Beyond Belief) the other day and spotted a brief discussion of Neil from a 1994 interview by Mark Brown, formerly of the Orange County (CA) Register:

Q: A lot of Costello fans feel the same way Neil Young fans do -- that you CAN toss out a "classic" album anytime you want to, but you choose not to -- you explore other avenues instead and don't give them the album they want.

A: I've heard a little bit of this kind of talk before. Maybe those people have a traditional or conservative view of what I do. They don't like me to deviate too much from that. In some cases it's people who listened to me when I started and that was their ideal of what I should do - maybe the first two, three, four or even five albums. And then after that they started to get a bit perplexed because of the detours. But without doing those things, I think they'd be equally tired of you - aw, he's just trotting out that same old formula, you know? So you really can't have it both ways.

On the other hand, I do understand that attitude - I've had that same attitude about people. I don't like every Neil Young album, and I'm a big Neil Young fan. My favorite stuff is Ragged Glory and when he's doing that, I love it. But I went to see him play in a big festival in Dublin last year and he did Harvest Moon, which I didn't really like that much as a song when I heard the album. It was really beautiful when he sang it; it hadn't struck me what a beautiful tune it was. So maybe sometimes you don't let yourself like something so much because you have it fixed in your head that "Oh, the thing I like about that guy is really that."


From: Ray Moon <patdc@club-internet.fr>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 14:49:28 +0200
Subject: Major Neil Feature in French Mag

Our French magazine Guitar Collector's, issue number 19, is almost entirely dedicated to NEIL!!!!!!   :)   Take a look at the cover...

The magazine comes with a CD with lessons for 12 of Neil's songs for guitar and also has bass and drum tracks for practice: LAH, MMHH, Cinnamon Girl, Southern Man, Ohio, Cowgirl In The Sand, TN&TDD, Winterlong (!), Cortez The Killer, After The Goldrush, Heart Of Gold, Old Man, and a MirrorBall medley.

The magazine costs 45FF, and includes tabulature for all the songs.

I got this information from my dear French Rustie Twilight. Thanks Twilight! If this magazine is of interest to any Rustie they can phone 01 48 20 42 73 or fax 01 48 20 44 35, to Studio Press, 39-41 rue de la Boulangerie BP 11 - 93201 SAINT DENIS CEDEX.


From: Tom Nash <tnash@tanning.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 12:00:05 -0600
Subject: Hip Hop Neil

Everlast was the rapper behind House of Pain's early 90's hip-hop anthem Jump Around. Now he's taken the "hip-hop folkie" route and you've probably heard him played to death on alternative radio with songs like What It's Like and The Ends. Now he's covered Neil for the new Adam Sandler soundtrack.

Got this from Jam Music:

Everlast Only Love Can Break your Heart
Yes, a hip-hop remake of Neil Young's mournful ballad, complete with scratching! It's tempting to regard this as a send-up, but Everlast clears up that misimpression at the very end, dumping the beat and slipping into the song's original acoustic riff. Weird but affecting. (From the Big Daddy soundtrack on Columbia/Sony out June 22.)
Tom Nash

Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 07:05:05 -0400
Subject: Neil Release Today

Just a reminder that the No Boundaries CD is released today...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Frank Schindehütte <frank.schindehuette@metronet.de>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 15:11:37 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Neil stock on the rise!

Hello rusties!

Was anyone aware that Neil Shares at the Rogue Market exploded during the last three days? (Check it out, registration and dealing is gratis, so have fun!)

I can't think of any special reason (the value had stayed calm for months). Perhaps a new album? Or an extension of his tour - without CSN?

*** Dancing across the Water ***

From: stillife@juno.com
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 19:05:43 +0000
Subject: Mercury Rev Cover Neil again

Just picked up the new 7" single from Mercury Rev. Opus 40 is the "A" side. On the "B" side is Neil's Motion Pictures. Their last CD single featured Vampire Blues. They've been fond of covering Cortez and Philadelphia in concert. I can't wait to see 'em in Bearsville, NY this Saturday!

From: Jim Beller
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 19:42:50 -0700
Subject: Neil (question) to Block

On today's Hollywood Squares, the question asked was "What band were Neil Young and Steven Stills in together before CSNY?" Jason Alexander first joked "Emerson Lake and Palmer". Then his bluff answer was The Turtles! Unfortunately the lady contestant agreed...

From: clr@drizzle.com
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 15:27:59 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Elliot on Proposed Legislation

From a Sonic Net news article about Congress' recent attempts at music legislation:

"Could you imagine everyone in Wherehouse [a chain of record stores] scrambling around to find lyrics?" asked Elliot Roberts, who manages Neil Young. "You'd never go in a record store again. If a parent wants to know about an album, they should go to the record store, put on the headphones and find out for themselves."

From: Sean <promo@sonicunyon.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 10:56:25 -0400
Subject: Neil in the NHL Playoffs

Just wondering if anyone else heard Cinnamon Girl during the Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche game 7 on Friday night. I am not sure if it was audible on the US ESPN broadcast, but it certainly was on the CBC Hockey Night In Canada telecast. It was during the second period, and it made my sixty-five year old father (who my girlfriend and I were visiting for the weekend) comment "Hell, they just don't make good songs like that anymore, do they?" much to my amazement. :-)

Sean (still mourning the departure of his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs from the 1999 NHL playoffs)

From: Peter.Holmstedt@telia.com
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 1999 13:13:19 +0200
Subject: Al Kooper's Greatest List Includes Neil

On Al Kooper's web site he lists his selections for 100 Greatest Recordings Of All Time. First he says:

This is my twisted opinion and not meant to reflect the opinions of others. My expertise and interest does not extend to rap, hip-hop, country or classical music, so this will be a short list for those categories.

I selected for engineering and production values first, and performance second. With impeccably good taste, I have omitted anything I was an artist or producer on; it doesn't look right to me when other people do that. So The Tubes, Child Is Father To The Man, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Mike Bloomfield are left off for possible inclusion on other peoples lists. I guess the purpose of all this is to vent and also to perhaps guide a few curious souls toward something they might not have come across on their own.
    Al Kooper

Included in the list:
    Simplicity of the soul. Stark, influential, anti-slick and timeless.

Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 23:55:55 -0400
Subject: Reminder: Neil Tribute Show

Don't forget the Tribute show is this Sunday!

From: David-Austin,TX <davpril2@onr.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 09:53:45 -0500
Subject: Neil's "Time Off" In Austin

Excerpts from a story in the Austin-American Statesman, 6/3/99:


There were no backyard barbecues or dips in Barton Springs for Neil Young during his three-night stay in Austin last week, which was centered around two solo acoustic shows two nights apart at Bass Concert Hall. All that time off apparently allowed Young to put some time in recording. He spent each day over at Arlyn Studios in South Austin, adding to that studio's already impressive list of clients and also impressing the heck out of the folks who work there.

"He really played the role of a good guest," Arlyn manager Brandi Thomas said. "And he said how sorry he was that the Opera House (Arlyn's former neighbor) is being torn down." Young and his camp didn't venture out beyond the studio much, and they even ordered in their meals.

Guests for the Ben Keith-produced sessions included legendary organist/songwriter Spooner Oldham and veteran bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn. The tracks they laid were portions of Young's delayed album of mostly-acoustic new songs, many of which he played at his shows.

From: Douglas Adenau <dbadenau@gw.dec.state.ny.us>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 11:31:59 -0400
Subject: "Neil" at the Art Museum

I went to see Los Lobos this past Sunday at the grand opening of the new Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. The first encore was a blistering version of Cinnamon Girl with a two guitar, two drum attack. The show was in the courtyard of the Museum which occupies an old mill complex on the Hoosic R. About a 1000 people in a space surrounded by old stone and brick mill buildings, very cool. I went up to the stage to take some pics and Caeser actually posed for me!

dug   bound to live with less

From: bh <heinsohn@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 11:13:11
Subject: Answered at Houston M&G

The filming in Austin... ...it's for Direct TV.

From: Peter Dees <pjfdees@wxs.nl>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 09:25:03 +0200
Subject: Album to feature Neil Covers

This summer the second album from Dutch streetband Harvest will be released. This album (like their first) will feature a couple of songs by Neil Young. At this moment Winterlong, Birds and Dance, Dance, Dance are on the tracklist.

Harvest is a band of (street-)musicians from Holland. They've been together for more than 10 years and released their first album (If you got a nickel) 3 years ago. It featured songs by artists like Hank Williams, Los Lobos, Gram Parsons, Stealers Wheel and of course Neil Young. Recently they participated in the This Note's For You Too tribute to Neil Young with the song Old country Waltz.

Almost all band-members have other musical activities. The band Harvest is their way of letting people know there's a lot of very good songs written. Harvest feels playing on the street is a very direct way to let people enjoy good songs, and their use of mostly acoustic instruments adds to the purity they are looking for.

At this moment, the release date for their second album is July 24. More info about Harvest is available on the web.

From: tomecris@voyager.com.br (Carlos Thomaz do Prado Lima Albornoz)
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 00:33:48 -0300 (EST)
Subject: Name for next album?

Last saturday a national journal in Brazil (Folha de São Paulo) published a rare review of a Neil Young show... along with other commentaries, they gave name to Neil's new album: Razor Love.

From: Fliprollum@aol.com
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 15:30:31 EDT
Subject: "Neil" on LA Radio

Found this whilst surfing:

This Sunday (June 6) at 10pm on ARROW 93, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of and conversation with Neil Young .
- randy

From: Tom Ordon <tordon@flash.net>
Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 08:45:54 -0500
Subject: More From Austin

After the 5/29/99 show at the meet and greet I too spoke with Eliot Roberts. He told me, too, that The Archives box will come out October 15, and it will be 8 CD's. It will be volume one of four volumes.

He also told me that on Thursday, May 28, 1999, Neil was recording at Willie Nelson's studio with several musicians, for possible inclusion on Neil's next album. Later, a guy who knows Larry Cragg said that the musicians were many of the International Harvester guys, but I could not confirm this.

When Neil eventually wandered by to sign our pictures, I asked him about the song Big Waves. He said it was an early working version of Powderfinger.

Tom Ordon
Taylor, Texas

From: Erik Swain <eswain@bellatlantic.net>
Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 08:26:03 -0400
Subject: Neil Reference in George

The new edition of George Magazine has an article about Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, who is in line to take over his father's ministry. Here's one description of Franklin:

"One of a breed of new ministers, he augments the requisite piety with a certain hipness, enlivening his conservative suits with black lizard cowboy boots and noting that his favorite Christian singer reminds him of Neil Young."
Erik Swain
Be on my side, I'll be on your side

From: Michael W. Raney <mraney@mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 00:29:47 -0600
Subject: Lotta News From Austin

Both Austin shows were filmed for possible home video or TV broadcast, but no decision yet until they see the video.

Elliot told me that the first volume of 8 cds of The Archives would be released on October 15, and there will be 4 volumes for a total of 32 cds.

He also told me that everything would be out on DVD early next year and that they were currently getting the catalog ready for DVD.

Neil did do some recording on Friday night and supposedly wrote the new song, In the Great Divide at the recording session.


From: Luciano Abdo <lgabdo@uol.com.br>
Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 23:59:08 -0300
Subject: Neil News in Brazil

A full page in a Brazilian newspaper about Neil -- this is unbelievable!!! And a very cool photo as well!

The headline is something like, "Neil Young releases a bunch of records until 2000". Very nice review about the current tour and all his projects: the new solo CD which was postponed until the next year due to the release of CSN&Y's new CD (scheduled for July 13, according to the article), the Buffalo Springfield box which was also postponed, and of course the Archives, which will comprise 32 CD's of unreleased material. The first pack of 8 CD's to be released in October, but Reprise hasn't confirmed the dates yet.

There's also a very nice story about a Brazilian couple that, after learning through the Net that Neil was going to perform on the same day of their wedding anniversary, decided to travel to New York City and celebrate the anniversary by seeing Neil play. This is way cool!

Finally there was a report about a Brazilian band called Cavalo Doido ("Crazy Horse" in Portuguese) that is very influenced by Neil Young and usually plays lots of his songs. Never heard of them before...

Best regards,

From: quinnb@umbsky.cc.umb.edu
Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 22:24:50 -0400
Subject: 8 Hours of Neil

It's true. WHRB, the radio station at Harvard University airs its musical "orgies" during finals. They focus on an artist and play hour after hour after hour of music. It can be Jazz, Classical, Rock etc.

"Dave" (I think he is a Rustie) did many hours of Neil yesterday, and today it was Neil from 1 pm to 9 pm. He started with Neil's first LP and played them in order right up to Broken Arrow.

Nice comentary in between album sides. Dave really did his homework.

All Neil All day. No ads. Just music.

I love Boston Radio !!!

Brian From Boston

From: Bregt.Depreeuw@village.uunet.be
Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 08:58:58 GMT
Subject: Steve Earl on Neil & Geffen

Steve Earle is trying to spread the Neil revolution through the media. In a Belgian magazine (HUMO) he said the following:

HUMO: Are there singers or musicians you look up to?

Earle: I have two role models: Tom Waits and Neil Young. Two people who only did one thing throughout their whole career: they went their own fucking way. Neil Young is my biggest rolemodel, because he played a big trick on David Geffen. David didn't want to let go of Neil and he made him keep on making albums for Geffen Records. So Neil made the following records between '82 and '85: First Trans, full of vocoder-noise, then Everybody's Rockin', pure rockabilly, and finally Old Ways, brilliant country. Three records that David Geffen couldn't sell to anybody. In an enterily legal way he made David Geffen lose several million dollars. Hahahahaha (slams his fist on the table, while laughing very hard). In that period I was married to David Geffen's assistant (grins)...

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

Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 11:57:21 -0400
Subject: Everlast Covers Neil

From MTV's news on the web...

Opening for such throwback-tinged artists as Lenny Kravitz and the Black Crowes has apparently put Everlast in a retro recording mood.

The former House of Pain vocalist has cut a new version of a Neil Young tune, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, that is scheduled to be included on the soundtrack for the upcoming Adam Sandler film Big Daddy.

The song, which originally appeared on Neil Young's 1970 album After the Gold Rush, was also covered by the British dance pop outfit St. Etienne, who had a U.K. hit with the tune in the spring of 1990.

From: Kevin Bishop <bishopk99@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 10:35:11 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Another Black Crowe On Neil

I was flipping through the latest Guitar World magazine and found something on Neil. The lead guitarist from the Black Crowes was interviewed and asked to compile his favorite 60 mins of music (a regular monthly feature). Neil's Don't Let It Bring You Down was in his list. He made a reference to how Annie Lennox ruined the song when she covered it, and how Neil has the ability to sing a song that sounds so touching and sweet but at the same time his voice and inflection can f#@king scare you...

Kevin Bishop

From: Kyle Bichan <kbichan@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 15:54:43 EDT
Subject: College Goes To Neil

I just finished a course at the University of Toronto on the work of Bob Dylan and Neil Young. We spent half of the year on each artist. It was a great course and I encourage anyone going to UofT to take it, although the course next year will focus on Dylan and Lou Reed instead of Neil. The prof was great and the course wasn't as easy as people would suspect. As for the Neil aspect of the course, I did a 40 minute presentation on the After The Goldrush album, and wrote a 2000 word essay on Neil's use of North American history in song.

Kyle Bichan

PS: We spent a whole class analyzing Powederfinger and didn't come close to coming up with an answer as to what it's about.   :)

From: Dave Hopkins <dhopkins@fas.harvard.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 19:59:07 -0400
Subject: 22 hours of Neil on the radio!

Boston-area Rusties: this Friday and Saturday, WHRB (95.3 FM) will be devoting 22 hours to the music of Neil Young. We'll be playing nearly all of his officially recorded material in chronological order, starting on Friday from 10am to midnight, and continuing Saturday from 1pm to 9pm. Please tune in if you get a chance, and give me a call in the studio if you'd like to let me know you're listening.

Keep hope alive!

Man of the People

From: kbraun@mb.sympatico.ca
Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 22:34:26 -0700
Subject: LA Johnson Talks

At the May 23 Meet&Greet, after a 5 second conversation with Neil I had a nice chat with L.A. Johnson. Didn't waste my time with Neil or Elliot, since L.A. has more time than Neil and doesn't have Elliot's agenda. Plus he has a lot of cool stories. I thought I'd inform you of some things we discussed.

  1. I bugged him that the archives are like a carrot being held in front of his fans. He apologized for it taking so long and said that they are working on it while on the road. They have brought computers along so they can keep working on it while on tour. I'm not sure what there is left to do but they want to have it out for the Christmas. He said he is a Rustie at heart and wants them out as bad as we do.

  2. The videoing on the tour so far has been more just a document of the tour for Neil. In Austin they will be filming the show(s) professionally.
By the way, I told L.A. that I was on the Rust list so that he would know how good looking we are!   ;^)   But seriously, I wanted him to know that some of our conversation would get onto the internet.
"Safeway Cart"
a.k.a. Kurt Braun

From: Dale H <qs@dtgi.com>
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 12:52:23 -5
Subject: Elliot gets "specific" about Missing 6

At the Meet&Greet after last night's show, I asked Elliott about the Missing 6 again. This time I specifically asked about CD vs. DVD (see our previous discussion after the St.Louis show). He said they (M6) were all coming out on CD before the end of the year.

Then starting in January, to be released one at a time in the order of their original release, all of Neil's albums will come out on DVD, including the Missing 6 in their respective positions in the order.

So the short answer is CDs this year, DVDs next year.

So mark your calendars for "July". :)

aka Quiet Slipstream

From: Zumafan@aol.com
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 11:19:22 EDT
Subject: Neil recognized by Entertainment Weekly

In the May 28 issue of Entertainment Weekly...

After the Goldrush - one of 100 Greatest Album covers

#46 "Greatest Moment" - Neil Young Writes Ohio.........

"Shortly after National Guardsmen shot and killed four students during a protest at Ohio's Kent State University, Neil Young and David crosby were cloistered in a cabin in California's Butano State park. Crosby left to get supplies and came back with a copy of Life - and photos of kids sceaming, crying, and bleeding. 'I handed to Neil and watched it hit him,' Crosby says. 'He picked up his guitar and started fooling around.' Right there, Young spit out a scarred howl of outrage - a lament that tapped America's fury toward Vietnam and became the most riveting political protest in rock history. Hours later, without altering a chord or a word, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young recorded Ohio and rushed it to the radio. Afterwards Crosby wept. 'It was a triumphant moment, man,' he says. 'All of us knew we were doing the right thing.'"
After the Goldrush - one of Ten Essential Singer-Songwriter Albums

For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound) - one of Five Essential Protest Songs

my old corvette

From: mip3@cornell.edu
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 00:45:19 -0400
Subject: Neil's Kosovo Benefit Track

Now on the web is a page that has the sound clip of the live Neil track (War of Man) for the No Boundaries benefit album. I can't determine if its from this year's tour or 1992. Anyone want to take the challenge? :)

College Boy

From: Fliprollum@aol.com
Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 19:38:49 EDT
Subject: YOTH Quietly Released in US?

I went to Smalltown Mall in Smalltown, Ohio today with the Missus, and in both Smalltown Record Stores there what did I spy? Fresh commercial copies of the Year of the Horse video. $25 US. Oh, well, dad's day is comin....

shadow on the sky
(formerly i take MY orders from fools)

From: "rick shearer"
Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 17:43:50 PDT
Subject: BAM Likes TNFYtoo

BAM is "California's Music Magazine," and someone named Denise Sullivan wrote this review of the latest Neil tribute album. 4 stars.

You might as well kick down the dough for this double set of 37 bands from the US, Netherlands and Germany because that old tribute to Neil, The Bridge (the project that spawned the tribute monster), is starting to sound mighty '89 by comparison.

What a treat to hear a female vocal on a Neil number, as Sonya Hunter turns in a sparkling Expecting To Fly; former Windbreaker Bobby Sutliff does a surprisingly interesting and edgy Don't Let It Bring You Down with Mitch Easter tweaking in the studio. Steven Roebuck's gentle TNATDD is plain lovely; Dale Duncan of Map Of Wyoming makes a career vocal performance on Don't Be Denied, and Steve Wynn does a shrewd Time Fades Away. Young's vocal doppelganger Chris Cacavas' spooky keyboard jamming on Tonight's The Night makes his version unique, while Ghosthouse had the keen idea to punk-up Don't Cry No Tears. Beavis Frond keep it pretty straight on the under-appreciated I've Been Waiting For You. OK, so its heavy on the jangle and Paisley Underground bands, but everyone contributes their most loving version of Young's songs for charity - and its in chronological order!

Rick 'proto-rustie'

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