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(Archive 38: 5/6/00 - 6/3/00)

(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)

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Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 13:12:52 -0600 (MDT)
From: Bill Oakley <William.Oakley@Colorado.EDU>
Subject: New Neil Bio

With the apparent demise of the McDonough book, there's a new Neil biography on the horizon. Presumably it's unauthorized (e.g. without Neil's cooperation). It's listed at Amazon, with a June 2000 availability:

Neil Young, by Alexis Petridis

For more than 30 years, Neil Young's fans have appreciated his individualistic stance, his unique sound, and his determination never to take the easy route. Neil Young provides a concise, well-researched view into the career of this rock and roll giant. Alexis Petridis includes full biographical information and a complete discography as he explores the influence of Young on everybody from Sonic Youth and Ron Sexsmith to Nirvana.


Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 07:54:32 -0400
Subject: Latest S&G Billboard charts

Silver & Gold slid from #57 to #75 in it's fifth week on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

It's still in the Top 10 on the Internet Sales chart after 5 weeks, sliding from #4 to #8.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 09:42:17 -0400
Subject: Latest S&G Radio charts

On the "Triple-A" format radio charts, Matchbox 20 jumped over Counting Crows and Neil to push Silver & Gold down to #3 this week.

However on the "Americana" format charts, Silver & Gold has now cracked the top 10, moving up to #8 this week.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 08:44:08 -0400
Subject: "Legends" press release

An extended press release that includes lots more quotes from Neil on the Legends show is now included in the update to the News Flash
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 18:00:00 -0400
Subject: Neil "Legends" show coming to VH1

See the News Flash.

Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 13:20:52 -0400
Subject: Neil and the MTV Prez

An LA Times story and interview with Judy McGrath, the 47 year-old president of MTV, sez she "...loved Nirvana, adores Beck and would never miss a Neil Young concert..."
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 12:19:40 -0500
From: Tim Fontenot <tfontenot@epsb.com>
Subject: Where's Neil Legends?

Neil Young still doesn't show up on VH1's Legends June 15th program as was stated recently. Check out the schedule yourself if you need to see it with your own eyes.

Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 19:23:41 +0200
From: Joost Groen <jsg@xs4all.nl>
Subject: Dutch Neil TV Report

Yesterday evening, the Dutch pop programme Lollapaloeza announced that they'd show "an intimate Neil Young concert in Austin with some new material and some oldies from his vast career he built up since the sixties, amongst others with Buffalo Springfield and CSNY." Sounded great, but it was just 45 minutes of the S&G video... It was a bit disappointing, since the only "oldies" were Long May You Run and Harvest Moon. They even skipped Razor Love!

Their research was not even very good, saying that the record Silver & Gold was shaped during a "short tour of solo concerts" in 1999. I don't know how many shows the 1999 tour exactly contained (40 or so??) but I would not classify it as short. And I think they even got some of the subtitles wrong....

Disappointing for freaks like us, but it was great, anyway, that they gave Neil some airplay.

Take it easy all,

Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 12:50:20 -0700
From: Mike Currie <currie@infomatch.com>
Subject: S&G still Top-20 in Vancouver

In Vancouver, the Georgia Strait has Silver & Gold in a long decline. It debuted at #7, peaked at #5, dropped to #11, now is sitting at #18. Four weeks in the Top 20 is not a bad showing, unless you consider all the drivel that sells these days!

S&G remains #1 in the (Lost)DogHouse, though. But with the Lou Reed show coming up on Saturday night, it just might get bumped! Temporarily, of course!

Lost Dog

Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 11:35:36 -0700
From: Ciaran@itsa.ucsf.edu
Subject: Neil on Web Radio today

To be webcast at 3 pm EST today, from Dublin, Ireland:

The D-Files. From the vast underground caverns of Dave's interview mine comes a glimpse at 3 members of the "supergroup of the 60's, 70's and 80's" (remind you of something that phrase?) Neil Young, Steve Stills and Graham Nash were 3 quarters of CSN&Y, that multiplatinum supergroup. Dave talked to Neil Young + Stills & Nash in June 87, and to Stills and Nash in Oct 92 during a live date here in Ireland. Are the legendary stories of their fighting and squabbling really true..? Do they even talk to each other any more? Are they just a washed out load of old hippies..? Over 30 years of being abused by the music business hasn't dulled their wit all that much as you'll hear ..
May the Horse be with you

Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 22:10:18 EDT
From: RG959@aol.com
Subject: S&G Vid still in Top 10

From the weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in the June 3, 2000, issue of Billboard magazine, Silver & Gold is at position 10 on the "Top Music Video Sales" chart.

Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 13:46:24 -0400
Subject: S&G leaves Top-40

Silver & Gold is down from #39 to #57 on this week's Billboard Top 200 album chart. Maybe Reprise oughta try releasing a single...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 00:15:30 -0700
From: Mike Hernandez <lpstd@earthlink.net>
Subject: Neil's appeal to Elvis

The Guitar Magazine (a UK publication) has Elvis Costello as the subject of an interview in the May 2000 issue. Listed among his favorite guitarists is Neil. It says:

"Neil Young is really important to me. In fact, he's appealed to me more and more over the last 10 years," stresses Costello. "He doesn't quite have great technique, but he has great conviction. And I do too. Better players, accomplished players, often play within themselves all the time. The trouble is that they can play so well, they find it difficult to lose themselves. Some nights I have moments on the guitar when I don't really know what I'm doing...but it comes out sounding good." He gives a big grin. "Other times it just comes out a lot of nonsense."
Also listed are Marc Ribot, Robbie Robertson, Richard Thompson, Amos Garrett, and Jerry Garcia.

Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 18:01:47 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Dijk van RD <rdvdijk@galjas.cs.vu.nl>
Subject: Reminder: Neil on Dutch TV

Dutch Rusties -- just a reminder to be sure to watch Lola da Musica on NL3 TV next sunday at 19:25! I just saw Neil on their preview, playing Buffalo Springfield Again from the S&G video.


Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 15:48:42 -0400
Subject: S&G moving up on Americana

The "Americana" format radio (also known as "Alt-Country" or "No Depression") charts show Silver & Gold at #11 now, up from #15 last week. It shows the most postive "spins" trend (up 117%) of any album in the top 20.

The album also remains at #2 on the "Triple A" ("Adult Album Alternative", or something like that) chart.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 01:50:26 -0700
From: Ted Lowry <tedlowry@ewa.net>
Subject: More Barn

I was listening to a delightful radio show on the net called Freight Train Boogie tonight. The guy even plays Neil sometimes. You can find the show on the web.

The DJ told the More Barn story while explaining a new album by a band called Dirtball. Their album is called Turn Up The Barn. You can see the album on Amazon.com

More Barn lives!

Great Explorer

Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 17:52:58 +0300
From: Heikki.Kyllastinen@kolumbus.fi
Subject: S&G down to #36 in Finland

Silver & Gold has crested in Finland, falling out of the top 20 to number 36 in its fourth week.

Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 15:44:19 -0400
Subject: S&GNeil on Triple-A

I've been reporting how Neil's Silver & Gold has gone from 8th to 6th to 3rd to 2nd on the Triple-A ("Adult Album Alternative", or something like that) format radio charts over the last several weeks. Those figures have come from the Gavin Report, which does all kinds of ratings of national radio airplay. Well today I see a different report that disagrees with Gavin's report.

The College Music Journal also lists a Triple-A format chart. On THEIR chart (which is almost completely different than the one in the Gavin Report), they list Silver & Gold as #1 on their current Triple-A chart!
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 12:37:11 -0700
From: theebigguy@worldnet.att.net
Subject: Neil on the cover

Neil is on the cover of Acoustic Guitar Players magazine on the stands now....

Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 00:07:51 -0400
From: Keith N. Gillis <gullus@siscom.net>
Subject: S&G is #1!

Silver & Gold is #1 at CD-now...!

Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 10:44:25 -0400
Subject: S&G on US Radio

On "Triple-A" ("Adult Album Alternative", or something like that) format radio, Silver & Gold has stayed at #2 for the second straight week (after a steady climb over the weeks previous).

On the "Americana" (sometimes called "Alt-Country" or "No Depression") format radio stations, Silver & Gold has climbed from #20 to #15.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 22:04:48 +0100
From: David Young <djyoung@tigercity.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject: Neil tops among Man fans

Neil Young was voted favourite "other artist" by fans of the Welsh band Man. He easily beat everyone else. Full results of the poll are on the web.

Man's first LP came out in 1969, the same year as Neil's first solo record. Like Neil, they're still going strong. Their new album Endangered Species is due out in June.

Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 08:36:20 -0700
From: Chris Horn <CHorn@qrs.com>
Subject: Neil paint

While preparing dinner last night, the tv was babbling in the background. A commercial came on announcing a True Value Paint Sale. A woman's voice was mentioning various colors she might use in the living room.

The name of one of the colors: Heart of Gold

CW Cannoneer

Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 18:30:22 +0100
From: Ray Moon <patdc@club-internet.fr>
Subject: Inrockuptible Neil

i've got the new Les Inrockuptibles french mag n° 243 with an exclusive Neil interview by Richard Robert. if you wanna see the NEIL frontcover of this mag & much more, just click.

the french transcription (but not the translation) is on my website.

Ray"hectiqueGirl" m00n

Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 14:24:32 EDT
From: JMarr43106@aol.com
Subject: Least favorite Neil

VH1 has a poll that says:

Neil Young has picked his least favorite Neil Young album. It's Time Fades Away. "It still makes me nervous," he told a Belgian magazine. VH1.com's managing editor promptly had a coronary. Submit the title of your favorite and least favorite Neil record to VH1.com at newsmaker@vh1mail.com.
a dog that bites

Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 14:11:58 EDT
From: CINNAM0NGIRL@aol.com
Subject: PJ's record rack

This is an excerpt from an online interview with Pearl Jam......

AskPearlJam: Beatles333-guest says: What's in your CD player right now?

Stone: The new Elliot Smith is in mine.
Mike: the new Blink and Social Distortion
Eddie: The new Sleater-Kinney and the second Wellwater Conspiracy that has Matt Cameron on it.
Stone: And also the new Neil Young.
Eddie: I've got that one too.

Nice to see that Stone and Eddie are into Neil's new CD....

Sharon   : )

Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 12:07:34 +0100
From: Ray Moon <patdc@club-internet.fr>
Subject: S&G in French Top 20

Silver & Gold is 20ème on the Fnac charts!!!!!!! :) :)

Ray"hectiqueGirl" m00n

Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 10:44:57 EDT
From: ABBAABBADO@aol.com
Subject: L.A. comments on Archives

There is an article with L.A. Johnson in this week's Billboard. He says Neil has just finished the archives for Christmas. Evidently the first set will only have music up to 1972, but the included DVD will contain material from throughout his career.

Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 18:38:52 -0400
Subject: Kevn Kinney does it like Neil

Kevn Kinney, best known as frontman for the band Drivin'n'Cryin', also does a lot of folky acoustic stuff. Does this sound familiar?:

For the moment, Kinney seems intent on focusing on his solo career, explaining that he'd like to do another acoustic folk album before turning the volume up again for another outing with DNC. "I got kind of burned out on it a little bit -- it's a loud band," he laughs. "Drivin' n' Cryin' is kind of on hold right now. I'm taking a sabbatical from them for about a year -- I've done everything I can do with them for awhile, and I need to write more songs."
The similarity to Neil's modus operandi is no coincidence. Here's the rest of the statement he was making above...
"My idol musically is Neil Young and Crazy Horse," he says. "Drivin' n' Cryin' is Crazy Horse to me. It will forever go on. When I rock, I prefer to play with them, and that's what I'm going to do for the next twenty years or so."
Above quotes taken from an article by Richard Skanse.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 15:44:29 +0100
From: Alan Proudfoot <alan@pfoot.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Archives date?

Apparently, according to Spin CDs, the first archives box now has a "number" assigned: 9362475082, and a date: October 25. Of course a couple of the Missing 6 made it to the point of having official numbers and release dates, but didn't see light of day. Dare we hope?
PS: This number & date might possibly apply only to Euro-release.

Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 13:44:26 -0400
Subject: Focus on Devo

On Devo's new archive box Pioneers Who Got Scalped (An Anthology) they include their performance of It Takes A Worried Man from Neil's Human Highway movie. When I heard they were working on this box set, I was hoping that they'd include the strange version of Hey Hey My My from the film, since it's as much a Devo version as it is a Neil version. But they didn't.

Here's the paragraph from the box's liner notes regarding Devo's Neil connection:

In the aftermath of Duty Now For The Future, Devo embarked on a brief collaboration with Neil Young, appearing as a group of blissfully radioactive nuclear garbagemen in Neil Young's little-seen feature film, Human Highway. The connection between Devo and Young wasn't quite as unlikely as it may have seemed: they both shared a manager (Elliot Roberts) and a record label during this period. (Young himself was obviously a Devo fan; even a casual listen to his subsequent album, Trans -- a much-misunderstood, highly controversial foray into electronic sound--betrays Devo's massive influence.) While Human Highway can most charitably be described as an ungodly mess, Devo's bouncy (and previously unreleased) remake/remodel of The Kingston Trio's 1959 hit, It Takes A Worried Man, provides one of the film's finest moments.
I still think the film's Hey Hey My My would have been better....
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 13:37:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: JGG <oldgreycat@yahoo.com>
Subject: Neil on VH1 Legends

I just learned a moment ago: VH1's Legends show featuring our boy Neil should air on June 15th @ 10 p.m. .....
All the best,
Jeffrey G.

Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 13:15:23 -0700
From: Paul Stevens <stevens@tivo.com>
Subject: Neil wins a million

An article in today's San Jose Mercury News described a kid in China who won an internet gambling game to the tune of $1,000,000. The Neil connection? This kid went by the nick name of "Neil", because his favorite rock musician is Neil Young.
Paul Stevens

Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 08:22:47 EDT
From: SteveH9034@aol.com
Subject: Chantal does Neil

Friday night, my daughter and her friend (both 15) and I attended a show at the Odeon by Canadian singer/ songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk. This lady has an incredible multi-octave voice which works well with her piano based material. Her songwriting is very strong with thoughtful lyrics and catchy pop melodies that are not syrupy in any way. She is also obviously classically trained on the piano -- her work on the Baby Grand is quite complex, and compelling.

Anyway the performance Friday was very impressive, with an enthusiastic but small club audience. One huge highlight for me was a very powerful and moving cover version of Neil's Old Man.

I've heard her quoted as being a huge Neil fan -- those Canadians stick together. The intimate setting was ironic because Chantal is a huge star in Canada. She won the Juno awards this year for Best Female Artist and for Best Pop Adult Album, so it was a treat to see an act with that kind of firepower in a small hall setting. Check her out if she is touring near you -- only $12.50 a ticket, believe it or not.

Steve H

Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 21:49:34 -0700
From: Mike Currie <currie@infomatch.com>
Subject: S&G is #5 in Vancouver

In Vancouver, according to the Georgia Strait, Silver & Gold has climbed up from No. 7 in its debut last week, to No. 5. Not bad for someone who said he was "Leavin' The Top 40 Behind"...

Lost Dog

Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 12:38:06 -0700
From: seanp@cujo2.icom.ca
Subject: S&G still Top-20 in Canada

Silver & Gold dropped from #11 to #16 for the week ending May 7th (its second week) on the Canadian Soundscan charts.

Canuck Sean

Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 09:16:08 +0300
From: Heikki.Kyllastinen@kolumbus.fi
Subject: S&G rises to #18 in Finland

Silver & Gold has risen to number 18 in Finland, after rising to number 20 its second week. See Radio Mafia's charts (click TOP40)...

Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 18:22:10 +0100
From: bill davies <wdavies@clara.net>
Subject: Artist of the Month

Neil Young is the current "Artist of the Month" at the local MVC store here in the UK. Big central display with all (except the missing six) of his CDs. Quite impressive,

It's not til you see all his recorded material displayed face on like it is here, that you realise the volume of stuff he has turned out. Some cheap prices to be found. For example Year Of The Horse at £9.99. Damn cheap for a UK High Street store -- got me one of those!!

Check it out you UK rusters.

Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 12:17:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: Roel van Dijk <rdvdijk@shellyeah.org>
Subject: S&G Video Dutch release

I went to the store here in the Netherlands, and they had the Silver & Gold videotape and DVD. I bought the tape and I absolutely LOVE it.

Roel 'will get a rust-nickname soon' van Dijk

Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 11:26:35 -0500
From: Chuck King <cking@minn.net>
Subject: Neil in the History Book

Fitzhenry & Whiteside, a book publisher from Toronto, is publishing a grade 10 history text book titled Canada: Continuity and Change. A chapter about Canadian musicians will include a photo of Neil taken by yours truly.
"Moe the Sleaze"
a.k.a. Chuck King

Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 15:41:56 EDT
From: TinOtiS@aol.com
Subject: S&G Vid in Top 5

From the weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in the May 20, 2000, issue of Billboard magazine, Silver & Gold is at position 5 on the "Top Music Video Sales" chart.

Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 15:38:00 EDT
From: Fmills3@aol.com
Subject: Neil sez CDs Suck

The April 29 issue of UK weekly New Musical Express, now hitting US shores, has a nice 3-page article/interview (along with color pictures) where writer Keith Cameron (one of a precious few British writers for the weekly papers than can honorably call himself a journalist) talked to Neil in NYC's Carlyle Hotel during the CSNY tour. Interestingly, Cameron earns neo-Rustie status by bring up the non-availability of On The Beach "despite... it being keenly bought on bootleg year after year." To this, Neil replies, "Uhh, well, that's my statement to the world. CDs suck and I hate putting out CDs."
Old Pueblo Flyer

Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 16:49:35 +0200
From: Ludwig Blochberger <ludwig@blochberger-berlin.de>
Subject: S&G Video German release

I only have a info for the German Rusties: I just want to say that the Silver & Gold DVD release is on May 29 in Germany....

I can't wait any longer!!!

Bye Ludwig - Keep On Rockin'......

Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 11:06:13 -0500
From: Omar Zia <ra7968@email.sps.mot.com>
Subject: S&G Slides on US Album Chart

Silver & Gold fell 11 places to #33 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart this week.....

Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 10:28:49 -0400
Subject: S&G on US Radio charts

On the "Adult Album Alternative" (or whatever they call it) radio play charts (aka "AAA" or "Triple-A"), the Silver & Gold album has risen to #2 on this week's chart. Over the last few weeks it's gone from #8 to #6 to #3 and now to #2. It remains just behind the Counting Crows' This Desert Life album which rose from #2 to #1. Maybe next week Neil will overtake it and hit #1?

On the relatively new "Americana" radio format, which features some of the music that used be known as "Alt-country" and plays a lot of the "No-Depression" bands (like Wilco, Steve Earl, Todd Snider, etc), this week shows Silver & Gold entering the chart at number 20.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 08:11:05 +0200
From: C.van.der.Windt@schmolz-bickenbach.nl
Subject: Neil on Dutch TV

Next Saturday evening, Neil will be on Dutch TV. On RTL5 Dutch singer / radioman / politician Henk Westbroek will be guest on the program Zomergasten, about his favorite musical artists. The promo-clip showed, amongst others, Neil and the Stones. The program starts at about 22.00 (you better check the schedule to be sure).


Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 04:19:52 PDT
From: Ulf_T_Lindblom@hotmail.com
Subject: Neil on Swedish Radio

Hello rusties! This upcoming weekend, May 13/14 is defined as "Neil Young Weekend" by the Swedish Rockradiostation Rockklassiker 106.7fm. They will be playing songs by Neil twice an hour the two days through. The listeners are asked questions and the lucky ones who get through by phone have the chance to win Silver & Gold. You Rusties outside Stockholm can listen on the web.

Ulf '(a rustie in) This Town'

Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 21:22:29 -0700
From: dan moyer <dlmoyer@innercite.com>
Subject: Limbaugh still playing Neil

I turned on my car radio this morning and started groovin' to the beginning of Cinnamon Girl. Turned out to be intro music to the Rush Limbaugh show. From groove to gag in one second.

"band playin' in my head.."

Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 09:42:38 GMT
From: Bregt.Depreeuw@village.uunet.be
Subject: S&G #24 in Belgium

In HUMO magazine's Ultratop 30, Neil is at #24!

The reviewers of this mag also make a top 10 of the songs they like the most, and Buffalo Springfield Again has been there for a few weeks now...

Keep on Rockin'

Bregt Depreeuw aka The Belgian Bad Boy of Rock

Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 18:18:05 +0200
From: grumpy@mediacom.it
Subject: Neil on ALL the covers

Just want to let all the Rusties know that Neil is currently on the cover of ALL of the most important rock magazines here in Italy! Buscadero, Jam, and Musica!.

Musica! also has a nice exclusive interview with him, taken in New York....

Mr. grumpy

Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 14:45:41 +0200
From: Cirerita@retemail.es
Subject: Neil sez Archives Ultra-close

In the may issue of Mojo magazine, Neil Young says that "the first Archive box is ultra-close. I've nailed down the content and art work. Now we're nailing down the DVD." Later, he adds that "It's confusing to talk about the box because we're working on the next one already. The whole thing will make sense in the end."

That's all.

Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 13:59:55 -0700
From: SeanP@cujo2.icom.ca
Subject: S&G #11 in Canada

Silver & Gold has debuted at #11 on the Canadian Soundscan charts, for the week ending 04/30/00. So far it has debuted in the top 20 almost everywhere except the US. What's with that?

Canuck Sean

Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 10:28:05 -0400
From: Louis Cheffy <lwcheffy@napleslaw.com>
Subject: Stand And Be Counted scheduled

Well, it may be a bit early to set your vcrs, but you can mark your calendars now for David Crosby's Stand And Be Counted documentary premier. It'll be on The Learning Channel August 21 and 22, from 9pm to 11pm. The 22nd is not a repeat, it's a two-part 4 hour show.

I'd guess that Neil's Ohio should get some serious coverage in 4 hours, and who knows what else -- maybe some Bridge Benefit stuff?
- lou

Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 10:06:43 -0500
From: Michael.Forster@unisys.com
Subject: Neil and the Braves

In a newspaper article about the lack of respect that the Atlanta Braves baseball team gets due to their low World Series success, Mark Bradley writes (edited for space):

Neil Young, who is 54, could have gone the route of the Who and the Stones and sung his greatest hits until he keels over, but he continues to crank out records that carry resonance. The latest, Silver & Gold, commands a two-page spread in the current Newsweek. "Better to burn out than to fade away," Young famously wrote, but that was 21 years ago, and he remarkably has done neither.

I see the Braves in a similar light, bright and steady at a time when our attention keeps flitting to the next new and shiny thing. Their names change, but they keep winning. The seasons change, but they keep winning. Those who focus only on October are missing the greater achievement.

Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 08:22:00 +0300
From: Heikki.Kyllastinen@kolumbus.fi
Subject: S&G up to #20 in Finland

Silver & Gold has risen to number 20 in Finland, after debuting at number 33 its first week. See Radio Mafia's charts (click TOP40)...

Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 13:59:19 -0700
From: Mike Currie <currie@infomatch.com>
Subject: S&G #7 in Vancouver

In Vancouver, Silver & Gold enters the charts at a respectable No. 7, right behind such notables as Macy Gray, Santana, Moby, Toni Braxton, 'N Shync and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This is according to the local rag The Georgia Strait.

More positively, I can report that S&G is a unanimous No. 1 in The DogHouse. And Without Rings is emerging as my personal favourite.

Lost Dog

Date: Sat, 06 May 2000 18:32:16 -0400
From: Chuck Singer <mr.chuck@mindspring.com>
Subject: Neil on the Cover

Neil is the cover story in issue #35 of Guitar World Acoustic.

Relatively in depth interview about the recording of Silver & Gold. Includes his belief that the album is better without the 3 songs CS&N took, which Neil originally considered the cream of the crop. However he said he had spent a year trying to sequence the tracks and couldn't get it right until those songs were gone. He feels it is a better CD because of it. (Of course he would say that...)

He talks about The writing process for the album and how the last song on the CD, Without Rings, was written the day after coming off the road with Crazy Horse. Because he was hoarse (pun intended) he knew he wouldn't capture the vocal feel again -- so he recorded it the next day.

Several interesting pictures of various career periods.

He also said he felt that S&G was closest to After The Gold Rush in terms of "feel" & "open-ness".

Also talks about the Buffalo Springfield anthology and the "long-awaited" archives.

Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 15:21:41 EDT
From: SCHUBIDOO@aol.com
Subject: Rickie Lee does Neil

Honeyslide and I are in New Orleans. Saw Rickie Lee Jones in a small club here called The Howlin' Wolf last night.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band opened and got the crowd fired up.

Rickie came out a little after midnight and opened with The Old Laughing Lady, played on acoustic only. Very nice!
Speakin' Out1

Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 01:01:16 +0200
From: Piet Van Overmeiren <pivo.uab@skynet.be>
Subject: Humo queries Neil

Here in Belgium, in Humo magazine's article 21 questions for Neil Young, here are some of the questions & answers:

How I hate silly questions ...
What would you ask Neil ?????

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