(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)
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Hi everyone, just Thought I'd give you an annual update - the first of as few as possible, I hope, of the progress of my Release On the Beach website.
I'm sure most of you have already seen it. I started the site exactly one year ago today. Here are a few facts and figures:
I have received many heartfelt e-mails from OTB lovers out there all around the world it's truly amazing. If you are bored one day, sift through the archives of entries... there are some true gems.
There's the guy who desperately wants it to spice up his stale marriage, there's the guy who wants it to give to his estranged brother to patch things up, there's the girl who wants it to make love to, there's the soldier who first heard it in the Gulf war and needs it BAAAD. Shit, these people humble me.
There are many many who say: "it got me through hard times." There are just too many reasons why OTB is so great. I'm constantly stunned.
But hey, guess what, there are people who also agree with Neil, don't release, they say, yeah whatever....
Having just seen Neil for the very first time at the Fleadh last Saturday, I'm still reeeeeeling, I just don't know what to say.
I'm grateful to everyone who have contributed. I'm relieved that I'm not the only one who feels like I do about the album. I'm blown away by the different messages left on the petition, they're from everywhere man: Iceland, Albania, Singapore, New Zealand, Af-fucking-ghanistan if you please. Hell, there's even a few from Canada. ;-)
Yah boo sux to Neil for not releasing, hmmmm... anyone REALLY know why? Or are we condemned to eternal guessing games?
Actually, all I really want is the excuse to take the site down for good. All I want is for Neil to think about rereleasing the darn thing, then I can forget all about it safe in the knowledge that people can buy it again.
A million thanks to all of you and I hope I'm not giving you a report next year.
Love and stuff,
Date: 19 Jun 2001 14:42:49 PDT
Known as the "Jerusalem Syndrome", there's a temporary psychiatric condition that's characterized by patients believing that they are biblical figures such as Jesus, John the Baptist, or Moses. It has long been known to Israeli psychiatrists. The phenomenon was identified in the 1930s by Dr. Heinz Herman, the father of Israeli psychiatry, but was only labeled as the Jerusalem Syndrome in the last two decades.
CPR's new CD Just Like Gravity contains the song Jerusalem, written by James Raymond. It is about the Jerusalem Syndrome. At the CPR show last night at the Galaxy Theatre, when David Crosby announced the song he included Neil Young in his list of biblical figures. The crowed roared in approval!
The show was excellent, highly recommended. Catch them if you can.
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 19:32:51 +0100
Subject: Neil songs on the charts!
Two Neil Young songs are on the UK charts right now! Well sort of...
A track on The Alice Band's single is After The Goldrush,
and one on the Stereophonics' single is Heart of Gold.
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 09:07:07 -0700
From: Chris Horn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Croz SAYS...
I just heard a short phone interview with David Crosby on the radio. I think it was taped yesterday. Anyway, they asked him for a one word characterizations for these and he answered:
Nash? "Gentleman."He also said...
"Neil is not your average bear... He's deep into his own well... He's deep and funny..."Chris
Just bought this month's new Q magazine, with Fred Durst on the front cover. A couple of Neil items in there...
Neil's album Weld has made it into their top 50 of the "heaviest records of all time". I'm pretty amazed.
They also gave a 5-star preview of Neil's upcoming EuroTour 2001.
Go out and buy it, it's pretty good this month.
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 12:16:56 -0000
From: Scott Sandie >email@example.com<
Subject: NYAS Lives
(See addendum to the
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 20:59:55 -0800
From: Joe Ray Skrha <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Congressional Recognition?
While I was reviewing proposed legislation before the United States House and Senate, I came across the following proposed resolution, that may be of some interest to all the Rusties worldwide... Could it really be??? Finally recognition??? You make the call...
31. S.RES.68 : A resolution designating September 6, 2001 as "National Crazy Horse Day". Sponsor: Sen. Johnson, Tim - Latest Major Action: 4/6/2001 Referred to Senate committee Committees: Senate Judiciary.Peace My Friends,
There is an article in the local Melbourne Australian papers about Noel Gallagher. At the end of the article, and I quote:
"We're recording everything really quickly - usually in just 2 or 3 takes -- so it's really noisy." And much to the surprise of hackneyed critics, the noise Gallagher refers to is not supposed to sound like Helter Skelter, but Cortez the Killer. Everyone has tried to compare Oasis to the Beatles but the guy Gallagher most wants to replicate is Neil Young. "There is no question that Neil Young has the best (expletive) guitar sound, ever. When I'm tuning a guitar, that's what I want to sound like".Stringman
Just got back from the Coldplay show here in Toronto. Great show... Of interest to Rusties, lead singer Chris Martin gave inspirational credit for their hit single Yellow to none other than our man Neil. He claims that he was trying to write a song that sounded like something that Neil Young would write. He said that if it wasn't for Neil, they would have never written the song, hit the charts, got fame and made it to North America.
Aimless Blade of Science
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 17:34:07 -0400
Subject: Bridge School Honored
Here's a hot-off-the-presses Press Release...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ COMPUTERWORLD HONORS: BRIDGE SCHOOL IS TOP FINALIST Washington, D.C. - June 5, 2001 - The Bridge School has been honored as the top finalist and winner of a coveted 21st Century Achievement Award by the 2001 Computerworld Honors Program. Intel Corporation President and CEO Craig Barrett nominated the school's programs in adaptive and assistive curricula in recognition of its contributions to the global information technology revolution and its impact on society. The Bridge School had been selected as one of five finalists in the Education and Academia category. As a finalist, the school's director, Cassie Sementelli was a guest of honor at formal ceremonies at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. yesterday where one worldwide finalist from each of 10 categories was selected to receive the 21st Century Achievement Award. Nearly 1,000 guests celebrated The Bridge School's achievements, including industry leaders and professionals, former award recipients, chairmen, judges, and representatives of the academic and diplomatic community from the nearly 40 countries represented by laureates in the fourteen-year-old program. From more than 500 nominations submitted worldwide by the 100 industry chairmen and CEOs who serve on the program's Chairmen's Committee, 311 were honored as laureates at ceremonies held in San Francisco, on April 8-9, 2001. Honorees were celebrated for their significant achievements in the use of IT to benefit mankind across 10 categories including Business and Related Services; Education and Academia;Environment, Energy and Agriculture; Finance, Insurance and Real Estate; Government and Non-Profit Organizations; Manufacturing; Media, Arts and Entertainment; Medicine; Science; and Transportation. "Finalists for 2001 Computerworld Honors represent those organizations whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision, and the significance of its benefit to society," said Patrick J. McGovern, chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee. Commenting on the honor, Cassie Sementelli stated, "It's wonderful that the Bridge School has been recognized for its ground breaking and innovative use of technology to assist kids who would otherwise be shutout of the learning process. In a very real way this is a tribute to the founders of the school, Marilyn Buzolich, Ph.D and Jim Forderer, a parent, and, of course, Pegi and Neil Young. Their vision, shared when Bridge School began two decades ago has yielded results that could only have been imagined back then. "The people who help underwrite the work of the school through their patronage of the yearly benefit concerts that Pegi and Neil have been organizing for the past sixteen years should know that their support has been vital to get us to where we are today." This year's collection includes innovative applications of technology from 34 states and 24 countries that have been archived in the Computerworld Honors collections. Additional information about the 2001 collection isavailable at www.cwheroes.org where the entire collection is available to scholars, researchers and the general public worldwide. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
That's right Rusties - mark your calendars for the return of Third Bowl, live and in concert!
It will be a reunion of guitar legend Nobody (Third Bowl founding member) with his Santa Cruz band mates. Returning from a successful tour of Mexico where he entertained the locals with his acoustic prowess, he and the rest of the band are now ready to blow the lid off the place!
Which place? The Britannia Arms in Aptos, California (just past the railroad undercrossing, by Aptos Village Park).
When? Saturday June 9th, 2001... 9pm to 1am
Hope to see some of y'all there!
on the beach,
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 02:16:40 EDT
Subject: Cool DBTR cover
Just thought I'd make the Rustie World aware of a truly beautiful rendering of Down By the River performed by Duluth, Minnesota band Low, in collaboration with Australian band (and sometimes Nick Cave cohorts) Dirty Three. It appears on a joint effort on the In the Fishtank series, released through Konkurrent Records (distributed by US Indie Touch & Go).
It's a nine minute number. Starts out quiet and slightly mournful, then builds (much as the original) into the recognizable words we all know by heart (sung beautifully by Low's Mimi Parker). Lovely and magical it is, almost giving the song another context altogether.
Kind Regards! --Caliban Jones
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 13:12:14 -0600
From: Puck <email@example.com>
Subject: Radiohead's "Horsing"
In a recent interview, Radiohead was asked about stuff that they have recorded since they finished recording Amnesiac (due out Tuesday in the US). Here is what they said:
"We've all come back with a new vigour in the past 8 weeks. The guitars are out again. The new stuff has a Crazy Horse vibe to it, it's amazing..."Can't wait to hear that stuff. I miss Radiohead's guitars...
My copy of MOJO magazine arrived today and I was shocked to see that they actually review the Buffalo Springfield Box Set... Looks like the reviewer may have been listening in on Rust conversations as well: there was heavy criticism of the 9 minute Bluebird being left off, amongst other things.
There's also a tiny interview with Neil and Steve, in which Steve talks about going up to Neil's ranch to listen to the tracks on the box set and having to stop halfway through, because they were 'laughing and crying so much'.
There's also a full page advert for the box-set in there. Can't wait!
"Together 4 Some Scenes"
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 09:32:00 -0400
Subject: Neil and the Golden Gate
The Golden Gate Bridge was dedicated as a "Monument of the Millennium" (along with the Panama Canal, the Empire State Building and others) this week. At the ceremony on Wednesday, according to an article on Yahoo's news pages:
Golden Gate Bridge Manager Kary Witt paid special tribute to the people who keep the bridge looking younger than its 64 years. "As singer and songwriter Neil Young so aptly says, 'Rust Never Sleeps.' Well, I'm here to tell you, we don't either. And it is through the efforts of all of those dedicated employees that we will ensure that this bridge continues to stand tall among the bridges of the world," Witt said.RE*AC*TOR
On the Canadian Jam Music web site they have an Anti-hit List. Right now they list a re-issued album by "Elyse" that features Neil on a bonus track:
ELYSE w. NEIL YOUNGThey include a sample of the song on their website.
This previously unreleased, bass-heavy track sounds like a distant cousin to Out On The Weekend from Young's Harvest. Included as a bonus track on a reissue of a remarkably unembarrassing 1968 folk-rock album by Toronto-raised Elyse J. Weinberg.
(From Elyse, on Orange Twin Records)
Checking Rhino Records' site to find the tracklist for the Buffalo Springfield Box Set (just to salivate a little) their "upcoming" page now lists the album as due for release on JULY 17. (Their press release hasn't been changed - all references there are still to July 3rd.) But it appears there's a delay.
'a wad of cash in my pants'
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 14:01:52 +0200
From: Henning Krane <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Norwegian Neil Tribute coming
Just wanted to let you know that work is progressing on a Norwegian tribute to Neil Young, to be called Everybody Knows This Is Norway. It will feature 17 songs by some of Norway's best "alternative" bands as well as major bands such as Madrugada. It will be released on both vinyl and CD.
It's scheduled to be released the same week as Neil Young plays Oslo, on July 4th. Distribution details are not ready yet, but we'll let you know when that's in order.
Prepare to hear what the Norwegains make out of Neil Young's fabulous songs! Details here.
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 22:37:43 -0500
From: Todd Letourneau <email@example.com>
Subject: Grand YOUNG Day
Hey Hey Minnesota Rusties, Sunday is "Grand Old Day" on Grand Avenue in St Paul. But in a seedier section of town, at the Turf Club (1601 University Ave W -- at University & Snelling) it is Grand YOUNG Day. Yes indeed, it's a day devoted to Neil.
It all starts at 4 pm with wooden music, and closes with electric sets by some great bands. I'll be there with my acoustic guitar.
Hope to see you there.
Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 21:04:05 EDT
Subject: BS Box on-sale in US
Previously the Buffalo Springfield Box Set has been seen on sale in the UK, but now CDnow.com is also taking pre-orders for the set. They're asking $56.96, which includes shipping.
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 19:53:32 EDT
Subject: Taboo Neil
Last night I was checking out my friend's Celebrity Taboo game. For those of you who don't know how Taboo is played, you have a card with a word at the top and you have to give your teammate clues and get him to say the word. You can't actually saying the word (or 5 other things that are also printed on the card) yourself, of course.
This version of the game features celebrities instead of just ordinary words. I was looking through the cards and literally one of the first cards I looked at was none other than our man Neil! I was so excited... My friend knew that I was a Neil fan, and seemed to be excited for me, too.
Incidentally, the other 5 things you weren't allowed to say were:
I thought about taking the card as a souvenir, but alas my friend's a good guy and I just couldn't bring myself to steal a piece of his game.
Date: Sat, 26-May-2001 18:50:35 GMT
From: Tim Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Rust coming
On Saturday, June 9th at the Old Princeton Landing in Half Moon Bay, our band RUST will be returning to the OPL. An accoustic set will begin at 9:15 PM, then all of us will lead off with For What It's Worth at 9:40 -- and the party will be on! Plenty of Neil songs will be in the set.
Looking forward to seeing old and new friends...
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 11:14:04 EDT
Subject: Accoustic Guitar Harvest
The July 2001 edition of Accoustic Guitar Magazine has an article by David Simons relating the making of Harvest. The article provides an informative synopsis of the making of this classic album which is "soon" to be available on DVD-Audio. Interesting little history of the collecting of the Stray Gators and a retelling of "one of the most frequently told tales in Young folklore" -- the story of "More Barn!"
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 01:12:15 -0500
Subject: Rickie Lee Jones covers Neil
At the Caravan of Dreams tonight, Rickie Lee Jones said...
I'm gonna do a really sad song for you if that's ok... This is by a... ...should I tell you who it's by now, or after?... You'll be thinking of the guy the whole time it's played...She then went into a haunting version of Old Laughing Lady!!!
"time was just a joke"
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 07:56:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: More on Bon Jovi's Neil cover
According to Rolling Stone (22 May 2001):
Bon Jovi One Wild Night Live 1985-2001 (Uni/Island)
Jon Bon Jovi has never been very high on rock's list of bad-ass mofos, so it's not altogether shocking that it took fifteen or so years for him to find -- as the title of this live collection implies -- One Wild Night to look back on. Truth be told, the fifteen tune set isn't culled from a single night: It's more an exercise in time travel and/or mad science, stitching together bits of mid-Eighties cock-rock, maturity-portending power ballads and odd nuggets of historical interest.
The latter items are perhaps the album's most interesting -- particularly, a surprisingly effective rendition of Neil Young's Rockin' in the Free World, recorded in Johannesburg when the dust from apartheid's collapse was still hanging in the air...
Just received my latest issue of Crawdaddy. It features a cartoon strip entitled Singin' for Spuds, in which someone is attempting to convince Neil that he should be selling his songs for commercials. Examples:
Jim - shootin' elephantine
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 10:51:01 -0400
From: Abel Renton <email@example.com>
Subject: Dual Cover
The other night at their show together in Minnesota, Oasis joined The Black Crowes on stage for a version of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere... I'd love to hear that!
Looking Forward to Tuesday when I see The Crowes myself!!!
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 15:02:10 +0200
From: Francesco Lucarelli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Book series changes
As many of you might know, we've had to delay the release of our books Crosby Stills Nash and sometimes Young, a 3-book set covering the CSN (and sometimes Young) story from the VERY beginning, including tons of informations about their concerts, their discography, their TV and radio appearances, etc. The books are to be a sort of a CSNY encyclopedia.
A change of publisher and substantial addition to the text forced us to postpone the release of this project, which we are now planning to publish in the Fall of 2001.
The set consists of 3 volumes collected in a cardboard box. Here's how it's been re-organized:
The first volume of this project will focus about the very early years of CSN including the story of the Hollies, the Byrds and the Buffalo Springfield. It'll be approx. 180 pages with about 50 never-seen-before photos.
The second volume will feature the complete CSN story from the beginning in 1968 until 2001. It'll be approx. 500 pages with about 180 never-seen-before photos.
The third volume will contain a detailed discography, videography, bibliography, a complete guest-appearance list (on other artists' albums), a concert-chronology (tours, benefit-concerts, live guest-appearances, set-lists, line-ups), a detailed "radio and TV appearance" database and a comprehensive list of CSN songs covered by other artists. It'll be approx. 300 pages full color with never-seen-before photos, rare picture sleeves, tickets, handbills, posters, etc.
For further info, please go to http://www.booksoncsn.com and be sure to check back for additional news. Leave a message on our guestbook: we'll be glad to read it!
Lucien van Diggelen
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 07:42:10 EDT
Subject: Neil's "shocking" moment
Another VH1 list:
VH1 Ranks 100 Most Shocking Moments In Rock & Roll in a special premiering May 21-25 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT)From the list:
74. Neil Young sued for not sounding enough like himselfChuck N
According to VH1:
Legends: Jimi Hendrix looks at the life of one of rock's greatest musicians in this edition of the VH1 series, premiering Sunday, May 20 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The latest in VH1's long-running series of documentary specials that bring to life the stories behind important and influential artists and their music, Legends: Jimi Hendrix features fascinating unpublished photos by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, plus historic film clips, concert performances and TV news footage, including a rare press conference with Hendrix after Woodstock, as well as his famous appearances on The Dick Cavett Show. In addition, interviews with Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Cox, Little Richard, Mick Fleetwood and others highlight the show.
The Raffle is over and the winner is...
Thanks to all who joined the raffle. A totol of 84 bucks was donated, and will be sent to Alan in the next day or two.
I will try to personally thank each one of you - if i can read your writing :-) and can match it with an email address.
Again thanks to all...
my old corvette
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 13:24:47 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Weezer's thanks
I just picked up the new Weezer album that came out today. On their long list of thanks is Neil Young.
Now I REALLY love this album.
Spin the Black Circle
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 17:24:42 -0700
From: Michael Thomas <email@example.com>
Subject: Early BS Box review
For the last week or so I've been listening to something I never thought I would live to hear: the Buffalo Springfield Boxed Set. I just got the word from my editor that's it's OK to announce it, so here goes!
Having known, written about and occasionally worked with Neil, I was asked to write the cover story for ICE Magazine. I was given one day to do it, so you can imagine the joy/pressure to absorb 3 CDs worth of information. Well, it's stunning, I gotta tell you. And the accompanying booklet is great, featuring some wonderful photos and essays by Pete Long & Ken Viiola.
As for the complaints - no live stuff, no long Bluebird, missing titles, a redundant 4th disc - the article addresses all those, and the answers come from Rhino and a source close to Neil. Basically, everything in the box is Neil's idea, so anything good or bad about it should rest on his shoulders.
I hope y'all like the piece -- I started it off with an inside joke for Rusties. As for me, the standout track is Down, Down, Down - the missing link between Broken Arrow and Country Girl! Just incredible. The instrumental Falcon Lake is pretty wild, featuring melodies of Here We Are In The Years, One More Sign, and There Goes My Babe.. Even Stills shines with a pair of unreleased beauties - the lovely So You've Got A Lover and a piano demo of 4 Days Gone that sounds like his solo 49 Bye Byes.
This is my first time writing for ICE, and it was a pleasure. Especially since I'm a long time fan.
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 18:56:30 -0400
Subject: Short attention span
Interesting article in the LA Times by Robert Hilburn. It's about how many fans these days have short attention spans, and how it could lead to a big change in the music industry. But the article shifts into a essay on how important it is to accommodate the highly talented artists who will continue to produce excellent work long after the initial thrill has passed. The first example: Neil.
Also mentioned in varying degrees are Dylan, Pearl Jam, John
Lennon, Beck, U2, REM and others.
. . . RE*AC*TOR
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 20:19:18 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: For a daughter not yet 20...
"Neil is everywhere" -- even in a hardware store. I work the paint department at a local Ace Hardware store here in Texas. A customer came in with her daughter, they were picking colors and asked for my help. We ended up picking a color called...
It was kinda a light pinkish color though.
For what it's worth.
on an asphalt highway bending
Date: Fri, 11-May-2001 12:53:58 GMT
From: Jeff Sewick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Playing to the crazies
There is an article in today's USA Today about the Buffalo Springfield Boxed Set... There is a nice quote from Stills... He credits Young and production coordinator Joel Berstein for tracking down an exhaustive recording history sure to delight obsessive fans. Stills says, "He plays to those crazies."
Do you think Stills is talking about us Rusties???
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 09:01:45 -0400
From: JD <email@example.com>
Subject: Neil? WRONG!
Flipping channels during the Pens game, I caught this Neil content on the Weakest Link show...
Q: What Irish actor is married to Natasha Richardson?I like her ---- she could have said "Neil... Diamond?"
The girl with the weird hair (I can't remember her name) shakes her head, and then says "Neil... Young?"
Hello Rusted ones... tj from the band RUST here...
Once again it is time for us boys from the ol’ San Joaquin Valley to hit the road to El Granada, CA... We’re headed for the Old Princeton Landing, site of Neil's legendary OPL gigs, on June 9th for a return engagement. We’ll brush up the Neil tunes...
This is our favorite place to play, bar none, and we’re looking forward to rockin’ the Landing once again! We’ll get started with a little acoustic work around 9:00, and crank it on up at 9:30. The set list will be figured out by around June 1st -- anyone curious as to what we’ll be playing, please email me off list and I’ll shoot you a copy.
tj went walkin’