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"It's no secret, what everybody knows..."
(Archive 32: 10/27/99 - 12/02/99)

(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)

The newest report comes first. Scrolling down takes you backward through time... Note that this report is a log of stuff posted to the Rust List, so some of it may not make a lot of sense when taken out of that context. Subscribe to the Rust List to get ALL of the info...

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Date: Thu, 02 Dec 1999 09:53:40 -0500
From: Chuck Thomas <thomasc@knoxville-notes.ips.utk.edu>
Subject: DEAD MAN revisited

Salon has a COOL article (by Greil Marcus, no less) called Dead Again, subtitled "Here are 10 reasons why Dead Man is the best movie of the end of the 20th century". Within the article there's a second list of "Ten reasons why Neil Young's Dead Man is the best music for the dog days of the 20th century." The first couple of items from that list:

  1. For a film set more than a century ago, an electric guitar, playing a modal melody, surrounded by nothing, sounds older than anything you see on the screen.

  2. The modal melody is never resolved, never completed. It feels less like a song than a fanfare, a fanfare for a parade no one ever got around to organizing.
Go read it for the rest...

Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 06:58:31 -0800
From: Jeff Kern <jeffk@wcela.com>
Subject: Train Songs

Hello, the new issue of Pulse magazine (the give-away at Tower Records stores) has an article on trains, called How the railroad rerouted our ears. Included is a list of 100 songs associated with trains.

Coming in at number 100: Neil Young - Untitled, Dead Man sountrack.

What, no Southern Pacific ???

Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 13:10:15 -0500
Subject: Looking Forward On The Radio

The Gavin Report is the "Radio Airplay" rating service, and they compile all of the radio-play charts. In the "A3" category (I think that's "Adult Album Alternative") of stations, the Looking Forward album remains at position #6 on the chart after over a month now. Nice to see it's still getting airplay...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 12:18:44 -0500
Subject: Extensive CSNY Article

The longest version of the recent San Francisco interviews that I've seen is on the Gavin Report web site. It includes a lot of talk about the album, and mentions that they did some filming on the streets of San Francisco for use in a video. Croz says "We have an in-house film company called Shaky Pictures and the director is brilliant and internationally known."

Here's an exchange about how the songs were picked for the album:

STILLS: ... we got some mice with the names of the songs on the back of the mice, put them in a box, and whichever One ran to the other side of the room, we used them.

CROSBY: And the reason Stephen's song was first was because Stephen cheated and used a cat.

NASH: That's why the opening track is Our Mouse.

YOUNG: Very, very bad.


Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 22:01:07 -0800
From: Mike Curto <curto@mindspring.com>
Subject: REM gives fans some Neil

According to SonicNet:

R.E.M. Fan-Club Single Features Neil Young
The 12th annual fan-club single from R.E.M. features collaborations with Neil Young from 1998's Bridge School Benefit, according to a spokesperson for the band. The first-ever CD version of the Christmastime treat eschews the vinyl format from years past to accommodate nine-minute-plus acoustic versions of the band's song Country Feedback, featuring a solo by Young, and Young's tune, Ambulance Blues. Both performances are from the second night of Young's annual all-star event, which benefits a Hillsborough, Calif., school for children with severe physical and speech impairments.
Seems like a nice item...


Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 12:10:54 -0500
Subject: Hart quotes Neil

Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart is about to put out a book called Spirit Into Sound -- The Magic of Music. It'll feature lots of quotes about music from a plethora of sources (Confucius, Ayatollah Khomeini, Louis Armstrong, Leonard Bernstein, Ice-T, etc, etc). There's a partial list of "contributers" on the web, and it includes Neil.

Here's a Neil quote from the book:

Rock íní roll is like a drug. I donít take very much rock íní roll, but when I do rock íní roll, I fuckiní do it. But I donít want to do it all the time ícause itíll kill me. When youíre singing and playing rock íní roll, youíre on the leading edge of yourself. Youíre tryiní to vibrate, tryiní to make something happen. Itís like thereís somethiní alive and exposed.
    -óNeil Young

Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 10:08:24 -0500
From: cskinker@bellsouth.net
Subject: How Neil got Hank

As a preview to this last Farm Aid, I did a feature on Neil for TNN's website. In my attempt to make the Neil-Nashville connection, I contacted Tut Taylor, the guy who reportedly sold Neil his beloved Hank guitar.

According to Tut, and confirmed by Grant Boatright (who worked with Neil some), Hank Jr. had traded the guitar for some handguns at a local gun shop here in Nashville on Murfreesboro Road. Tut bought the guitar from the gun shop owner and had it at his guitar shop here. Grant was a collector of fine old vintage instruments and Neil was reportedly in the market for a new old guitar.

So he contacted Grant, who took him down to Tut's place (they road there in the big ol' bus, no less). According to Tut, Neil strummed around on a few instruments and eventually inquired about the Hank guitar. "Neil made a couple of chords, one of them being a good country E. When he heard it, his eyes kinda rolled back in his head and he said, 'This is it. It's got that soul.' He wasn't wrong, it did," says Tut.

Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 09:11:01 -0500
Subject: Neil Radio

DJ Lee Einhorn gets to play Neil stuff on the radio for an hour and a half every Friday evening at UCLA, on KLA. Check out his DJ page for lots of Neil content.

His show is on Friday nights from 9pm to 10:30pm, and the station does broadcast over the net.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 02:13:16 +0100
From: Peter.Holmstedt@telia.com
Subject: Diltz & Burden on TLC

A couple of weeks ago I received a preview copy on video of the new Under The Covers - An Album Cover Story show! It's by Gary Burden & Henry Diltz.

This excellent 90 minute movie will eventually be released on both DVD and video, sometime next year. But first The Learning Channel will air the documentary on February 26, 2000.

The movie is jam-packed with interviews and old archive material (much of it never seen before!) by such artists as America, Jackson Browne, CSN&Y, Doors, Eagles, Joni Mitchell, Poco, Jimmy Webb and others.

Be sure not to miss this beautiful documentary, as it is by far the most impressive music documentary I've seen in several years!

Also check out Henry's website.
Take care,

Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 00:20:01 CET
From: BŚrd Sande <baardsande@hotmail.com>
Subject: Young Neils to play

The Norwegian Neil Young tribute band Young Neils, with charismatic frontman Lars Lillo-Stenberg, will be playing at Veita Scene in Trondheim on the 17th of December. It's also said there will be a big surprise!

"I'll see you down the road..."

BŚrd Sande

Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 16:35:00 -0800
From: Hugh Barroll <hugh404@ix.netcom.com>
Subject: Indigo Girls cover Neil again

According to their mailing list, the Indigo Girls covered Powderfinger as part of the encore to their 11/20/99 Denver Fillmore show. The show was videotaped professionally, and so may come out in official release. I'll be looking for audio or video.

Hugh Barroll

Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 09:00:54 -0800 (PST
From: Eric Leighton <esleighton@yahoo.com>
Subject: Neil in Vanity Fair

December issue of Vanity Fair magazine covers "Icons of Rock". Included is Neil Young, with a 1970 black and white photo. Jimi Hendrix is the cover photo.

Hippie Dreamer

Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 20:03:33 EST
From: Wilkie71@aol.com
Subject: Mercury Rev covers more Neil

Mercury Rev's Deserter's Songs CD comes with a bonus 6 song EP that includes 2 live covers: Motion Pictures from On The Beach, and Philadelphia. You can get it at Best Buy for only $9.99. That is a great deal for 2 awesome CDs.

Jonathan Donahue, guitarist and lead singer for Mercury Rev, played with the Flaming Lips around the same time the Lips played After The Goldrush on the The Bridge tribute CD. Wayne Coyne, leader of the Lips, and Jonathan Donahue both sound a lot like Neil (that nasal voice). They are both very overlooked bands that have had a big impact on the altenative scene since the early 80's.


Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 15:34:13 EST
Subject: Looking Forward selling well on-line

Wherehouse Music's on-line service ranks their album sales by category. In both their Roots and their Adult Contemporary category rankings, Looking Forward is currently at #1! And in the Rock category ranking it's sitting at #2!
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 16:02:42 -0500
From: Robert Bromberg <Brom213@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: More Duck!

Hey, if you love electric Neil, come on down Friday night (11/19) & check out another Moby Duck show, live at Captain Jacks on W. John St, in Hicksville, NY. Email me (Bob) for directions or details. Lots of live Neil & live Dead.

Support your local Duck!

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 14:14:39 -0600
From: Stephen <swiener@onramp.net>
Subject: ICE retraction

This is from the Dec. 1999 issue of ICE:

"More of the new CSN&Y album may have been recorded live in the studio than we indicated, probably three or four songs with all four principals present. We also suggested that all four members have home studios, but in fact only Neil Young has a complete home recording set-up. And although early press materials had Stephen Stills sharing a songwriting credit with Bob Dylan on Seen Enough, that was reverted to a simple "Inspired By" nod to Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues instead.

"PS - The album cover's photo is that of three year old Henry Stills (yes, that's Stephen's son), taken by Young's wife, Pegi."

Stephen Wiener
A Man Needs A Maid

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 11:45:34 +0000
From: Howard Leamon <m20041@ptoelect.demon.co.uk>
Subject: 54th at 54

Rather coincidentally with Neil's 54th Birthday week, I noticed whilst watching BBC Channel 4's Music of the Millennium (which only really focused on the last 30 years or so) that they ranked Neil as the 54th most popular musician. (However they cull ranking these days is anyone's guess). Spooky or what?

Musicus Titanicus

Date: Sun, 14 Nov 1999 18:57:52 EST
From: Horsepie@aol.com
Subject: Crazy Horse Tribute in Ohio

Ragged Glory, the Ohio-based Neil Young & Crazy Horse tribute band will be playing at The Cove nightclub on December 10. The Cove is located in Geneva-On-The-Lake, Ohio. We'll be starting at 9:30pm, and play until 2am. Come join the fun! Hopefully lots of Rusties will be there. It will be worth your while, I promise!

For more info, email me. See you all there,


Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 17:39:29 EST
From: Ohswtlady@aol.com
Subject: Birthday Party

Dear Rusties,
Last nite, November 12 of course, L.A.'s songsters paid tribute to Neil with 4 hours of some of Neil's best music. Rusties Rick Rentler, Richie Hand and I had such a great time celebrating/enjoying the music and singing along (Richie couldn't resist, and added his fine harmony with the other back-up singers).

There were fine, fine versions of all those songs {see below} done by really fine performers, musicians and back-up singers. Sorry to say, the taper guy was MIA. Jimmy Muffin, who puts this fabulous show together demonstrates so much heartfelt love for Neil's music that this annual performance is as much of a lovefest as the Bridge School Benefit! Hope to see more Rusties at next year's show. Love, Ellen

Here's a set list, courtesy of Jimmy Muffin, via Rick Rentler:
  1. ?
  2. ED TREE & TARAS PRODANUCK: Mr. Soul / On The Way Home
  3. EDDIE CUNNINGHAM: Are You Ready For The Country / Heart Of Gold
  4. BARRY HOLDSHIP: Burned / Like A Hurricane
  5. JIMMY MUFFIN w/CRAIG EASTMAN: Roll Another Number / Dance Dance Dance
  6. PAUL INMAN: Sea Of Madness / Wrecking Ball
  7. CHRIS LATERZO: Hold Back The Tears / Ride My Llama
  8. JILL GUIDO: You and Me
  9. ?
  10. JAMES C. SMITH: A Man Needs A Maid / Lookin For A Love
  11. DEVITT FEELEY: Comes A Time / Walk On / Harvest Moon / I Am A Child / (more in finale)
  12. FARMER TAN: Powderfinger / 4 strong winds
  13. DAN JANNISCH: Old King / (can't remember the second song)
  14. JUDY TOY w/PAUL INMAN: Cowgirl In The Sand / Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  15. TIM ARNOLD: Out On The Weekend
  16. JOE WERNER w/MUFFIN (trombone): After The Gold Rush / Birds
  17. ?
  18. ?
  19. MARTY AXELROD: Albuquerque
  20. SEVERIN BROWNE: I Believe In You / Needle And The Damage Done
  21. K & T HOLDENHILL: Old Man / Harvest
  22. SUSAN TONEY: Only Love Can Break Your Heart / Helpless
Rick sez: Ohio was in here somewhere. Anyway it was a great show. Ellen, Richie and I were the only Rusties there. Too bad the taper didn't make it.

Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 17:22:58 -0800
From: Chris Horn <CHorn@qrs.com>
Subject: Nash's Gift

Graham Nash did a phone in interview on KFOG today and it lasted only a few minutes. Very cordial and friendly. He described the boat accident, mentioned how well everyone seemed to work together on the record, etc.

As a last question, the DJ asked, since it was Neil's birthday today, did he get Neil a present. Graham wished Neil a Happy Birthday over the air and said he had not gotten him a gift. After thinking for a moment he said he'd get him something next year after the tour was finished. Pressed to name something, he said he'd buy Neil an antique car.

CW Cannoneer

Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 0:00:01 EST
Subject: Happy Birthday

See the News Flash.

Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 12:10:42 EST
From: KyOlson4@aol.com
Subject: Earlier Neil reference by Bob

I just picked up Bob Dylan's World Gone Wrong (from '93, about 4 years earlier than Time Out Of Mind's lyric mention of "listening to Neil Young...") and I was reading thru the liner notes. Bob comments about every song. About Delia, he says, "Delia herself, no Queen Gertrude, Elizabeth 1 or even Evita Peron, doesn't ride a Harley Davidson across the desert highway..."

Very cool...

Kyle Olson -Dark Horse-

Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 17:59:23 -0700
From: Jeff Rogers <jrcranial@earthlink.net>
Subject: More Birthday Festivities

TONIGHT from 9 to 11 Mountain time I'll be doing the fourth annual Neil birthday extravaganza on KXCI. We just started audio streaming a few weeks ago so if you feel so inclined you can find it on the web.

Jeff...in Tucson
...sooner or later it all gets real...

Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 15:08:23 -0600
From: Kenny Hoeppner <khoeppne@City.Winnipeg.MB.CA>
Subject: Birthday Festivities

My friend Stu has a radio show here in Winnipeg at the local university. Its called Twang/Trust and is on Wednesday Night from 6pm-8pm central time. This week he is going to play a couple things for Neil's B'day this coming Friday. If you got the time tune in to it on the web. There's a link to listen to it, as well as to a program schedule that has a description of each show and a link to Stu's-mail...


Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 08:03:38 -0500
From: Steve.DelFante@icn.siemens.com
Subject: Looking Forward high on Internet

After one week on the charts, CSNY's Looking Forward is number 5 on the Internet sales charts. Not too bad for the first week, huh?

Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 18:10:26 EST
From: Zumafan@aol.com
Subject: Neil among 100 Greatest

Don't know if this has been mentioned but Neil "scored" at #73 On Entertainment Weekly's 100 Greatest Entertainers list! I was surprised that he made the list. Course I would have him in the top 5 but nobody asked me!

For reference: #1 - Beatles, #2 - Elvis, #3 - Marilyn Monroe, #4 - Steven Spielberg, #5 - Madonna, #6 - Frank Sinatra, #7 - SNL, #8 - Michael Jackson, #9 - Lucille Ball, #10 - The Simpsons.

#11 was Dylan, #15 - The Stones, Bruce was #15, #50 - Chuck Berry, #51 - Hendrix, #53 - Beach Boys (remember Brian the way he was!), #55 - David Bowie, #61 - Willie Nelson, #63 - Joni Mitchell, #72 - Kurt Cobain..........

Date: Sat, 06 Nov 1999 23:24:28 -0800
From: Sharon Callaway <callaway@thesurf.com>
Subject: People says Neil "saved" CSN

In the latest issue of People, there's a picture of CSN & Y, and a short review of Looking Forward. "The Younger the Better" the writer points out. To quote just a paragrahph:

"But Young brought more than just another high register vocal -- plaintive and expressive as his is -- to the group. With his passionate feedback-fed electric guitar playing and his enigmatically vivid lyrics, Young rescued CS & N from encroaching wimpiness. And so he does here, adding muscle to a reunion album that limps at the outset with Faith in Me... ...While his partners tend toward clumsy moralizing (Seem Enough), Young is the alchemist who makes the old magic work."
Answers a lot of questions about the whole story of the album, for me anyway. Neil is my alchemist. I'm getting the cheapie seats for the tour, though -- because I don't have my own alchemist here at home.


Date: Sat, 06 Nov 1999 16:26:37 PST
From: benny eklŲv <beklov@hotmail.com>
Subject: Looking Forward so-so in France

LF has now entered the French charts at a disappointing number 60. It's impossible to know what the chart is based on, but the normal thing is to base it solely on how many copies have been sold.

in the wrong lane

Date: Sat, 6 Nov 1999 10:40:48 -0000
From: ADRIAN <young@dircon.co.uk>
Subject: Archives news from Uncut

In the UK mag Uncut they have in the issue out today a 2/3 page article, with a picture, appears to repeat sections from an interview he gave "Precint 13 " in San Fran. In it, regarding the box set, Neil says:

"It's getting closer. It would have come out this year if it hadn't been for doing other stuff like the CSNY album. I have a rule that anything new takes precedence over the Archives. I'm working on it, but whenever there's fresh stuff to do I put it on one side. But it is coming, I'm on the case..."
Among the material likely to be included in the archives are: My observations: The article goes on to state that the CSNY sessions have left more songs unreleased that they will play live, including: rgds..
my software`s not compatible with yours

Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 20:41:35 +0100
From: Matthias Butterweck <matt@butterweck.de>
Subject: Geffen "Box Set" available

I found out about a Geffen re-release of three Neil albums in a box called 3 Originals of Neil Young. Apparently it contains Trans, Old Ways, and Lucky 13 (which in itself is a kind of re-release). It came out here in Germany on Oct-26 (one day after Looking Forward).


Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 20:30:12 +0100
From: Paolo Palu' <oldcoyote@iol.it>
Subject: Looking Forward hot in Italy

The new CSNY album is at number 18 in the Italian chart!!!

All the best from Italy,

Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 21:57:36 EST
From: ABBAABBADO@aol.com
Subject: Looking Forward on US charts

Looking Forward is no 6 and moving up on the Gavin Triple-A chart (based on Radio airplay).

LF entered the Billboard album chart at no 26, much to my surprise. I thought it would enter in the top 10, with the strong tour and being a radio hit.

Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 20:11:04 -0800
From: Chris Kueny <ckueny@hooked.net>
Subject: Fresh Air on Looking Forward

I caught an amusing review of Looking Forward on the radio show Fresh Air (on Public Radio) tonight. The review was by someone named Ken Tucker. It was fairly negative. After describing and complaining about the contributions by Crosby and Stills, he said "I know, you're going to say that Neil Young is the critics' darling, and that he is the only one I will say anything good about. Well, you're right." He then praised Neil's work and played a snippet of Out of Control.

He then played a Nash snippet (I haven't heard the album yet so I don't know the names of the songs), and said that it is just pretty, like all of the album is just pretty, and he went on to mention the upcoming tour, and concluded by saying that he will be glad when they finish with the tour, "so Neil Young can get back to the studio and make a real rock and roll album."   LOL!

ck-crime in the city

Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 16:07:34 -0400
From: Sean Palmerston <promo@sonicunyon.com>
Subject: Looking Forward not hot in Canada

I found an interesting article online this morning on Jam Music. I'd love to say I am surprised by this, but I'm not. Here are excerpts:

STP hot, CSNY not
By JOHN SAKAMOTO -- Executive Producer, JAM!

The pre-Christmas buying season is heating up, as no fewer than 16 new albums debuted on this week's SoundScan Canada Top 100 albums chart. The highest new entry went to "No. 4", the latest release by troubled rockers Stone Temple Pilots. That album, which some reviewers have cited as their most consistent work, entered at No. 5, selling a healthy 9,755 copies across Canada last week.

Way down the list was the much-publicized reunion album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Looking Forward entered the chart at No. 55, behind new entries by the likes of country stars LeAnn Rimes and Alan Jackson, metal act Dream Theater, a collection of previously released material by Tribe Called Quest, and a Rob Zombie remix album.

There ya go!
Sean Palmerston

Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 13:25:23 -0600
From: troy.d.carpenter@us.arthurandersen.com
Subject: Ragged Glory at #69

Ragged Glory has made the 100 Most Compelling Albums of the '90s list (that's still in progress) at Nude As The News. It's at #69.


Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 10:01:56 -0800
From: Songman@pacificnet.net
Subject: LA area Salute To Neil

spread the word...

The 5th Anniversary
Salute To

Friday November 12th at 7:30 pm

Featuring the songs of NEIL YOUNG performed by:



Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 20:08:38 -0000
From: Mark Giles <mlgiles@dircon.co.uk>
Subject: Q Mag Q's Neil

The new Q Magazine (with Liam Gallagher on the cover) has a page of Q & A's with Neil. Selected Gems:

Q: What was the first gig you ever went to?
A: Les Paul & Mary Ford at El Rancho on Broadway & Winnipeg some time in the late 50's.

Q: What is your most treasured material possession?
A: It's my bag. I've been carrying it for a while ... since 1969.

Q: What's the worst record you ever made?
A: Probably Time Fades Away, but only because it makes me so nervous. That whole tour was a nervous experience. It wasn't really a lot of fun. I kind of got into documenting that vibe. It's not something I want to listen to a lot, and when I listen to it I'm not that impressed.

Q: What was the last record you bought?
A: The last one I actively listened to was Dylan's Time out of Mind.

Q: What's your most unpleasant characteristic?
A: Fear of bad couplings.

Q: What's your culinary speciality?
A: I make great oatmeal. Chopped walnuts, raisins, maple syrup and a little bit of milk and organic oats. Six days a week. You know what it does? It's like a big ballast. It gets you going, but stops you from going too fast. It kinda sits there.

Q: What's your greatest fear
A: Derailments.

Q: What's the greatest film ever made?
A: I have to say that I like Citizen Kane. A contemporary favourite would be Star Wars. I like the first one the best, but they're all good. The new one was grand.

Q: Have you ever been arrested?
A: Many times. I'm wanted in all 50 states. (laughs) Last time I was driving without a licence.

Q: What turns you on?
A: Pegi.

Q: Happiness is...
A: Family.

Q gives Looking Forward 2 stars out of 5, and a fairly poor review ("Is this really the best that four 'legends' can do?")


Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 09:32:42 -0400
From: quinnb@umbsky.cc.umb.edu
Subject: Stern Talks Neil Again

Howard Stern today talked with the Foo Fighters and said, "I idolized Neil growing up. Neil Young is a genius."

Brian From Boston

Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 16:19:20 -0400
Subject: For the Vinyl Lovers

According to some discussion on Lee Shore, the Looking Forward album actually is available on vinyl, but only a German pressing. One source is Tower Records Europe. It's a double LP.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 23:38:08 +0100
From: Steve Mills <sj.mills@virgin.net>
Subject: Plant Plays Neil

Robert Plant and his new band Priory of Brion played a local gig tonight and featured Southern Man in the set. Robert commented about what a great songwriter Neil is. The band also featured old material by the Walker Brothers, James Brown, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan amongst others, in tribute to their heros.


Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 20:51:16 EDT
From: PJDBG@aol.com
Subject: Neil's Other Love

I had a chance to talk to Neil at the Train Collectors Association train meet in York, PA on Oct. 15, 1999. Neil is a regular guy. He was at York with his son Ben, in his tour Bus (shaped like a pre war streamliner) representing Lionel. Went to a BBQ with him on Friday night where he just hung around BSing about trains while sucking down a Rolling Rock.

I asked him if he ever played trains with Jerry Garcia. He just laughed and said no, but stated that he played a lot of music with Jerry. It was a fun time. I look forward to seeing CSNY at MSG in April.

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 15:23:47 +0200
From: Pontus Emilsson <pontus.e@newmedia.se>
Subject: Looking Forward Swedish Chart Debut

Looking Forward debuted at number 26 on Sweden's album sales chart this week. This has to be considered as very good, as the list is compiled for the week starting Oct 18th. The album was released on the 22nd over here and still managed to climb up to 26th place in only 3 days!


Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 21:58:25 +0200
From: Luus.Van.Diggelen@tip.nl
Subject: Neil News From Paris

{HyperRust Editor's Note:
The following info comes from a
CS_Y interview in Paris that Luus attended...}

Neil is waiting for DVD to release the {Missing 6} CDs. It doesn't matter to him if it takes another few months, he thinks this is the best way for his music...

The Buffalo Springfield Box Set wILL be released for sure...

Neil Young's solo album is to be released on 1st of February.

CSNY has more material for another album.

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