(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)
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In the nice, big article (with 2 neat pictures) by Jon Pareles about Neil in the Arts section of today's New York Times, Pareles says that "Crazy Horse gives the songs a weary, lurching invincibility."
Along with lots of other interesting stuff, Neil is quoted as saying that DVD "sounds a thousand times worse than the CD" and that the recording business is "destroying an art form through greed."
And hold onto those Missing 6 LPs! He also says "I don't want to release my old analog albums on a CD. My statement is, I'd rather burn the tapes."
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 12:06:35 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Neil on Planete European satellite
For all of you who could capture the channel Planete on the European satellite, don't miss the diffusion of American songs on Saturday 16 August 1997 at 8:35pm. Here's the summary of the broadcast:
"Visit in the backstage of festival Farm Aid VI which the benefit is destined to help the American farmers who undergo serious economical difficulties. "Une petite compensation en attendant l'arrivee prochaine de Neil en Europe!!! (A little compensation until the future Neil's concert here in Europe!!!)
There's an interesting article/interview with Neil by Jon Pareles in the Aug.11/97 New York Times, Section C, page 9.
The title is: "A Believer In The Magic of Chance: Neil Young Proves Himself to Himself".
Quotes and headlines in bold:
Lionel has a new "stock car" with Broken Arrow Ranch logo
on the sides. Lionel's number for the car is 6-19540. They're
also coming out with a Railsounds car in November that features
Neil singing Silent Night!
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 1997 11:54:17 -0500
Subject: The USA Weekend Article
a shorter version of the article on their web site.
. . . RE*AC*TOR
From: Stephen J. Chant <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 06:53:33 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Neil in USA Weekend
There's a piece on Neil in the USA Weekend section of yesterday's paper. Mostly the piece was about his work with the specialized train controls, mentions the Bridge school and has a good pic of Neil with the left index finger bandage prominent. He notes, "This is a key finger. It is in every chord."
The article says he's working on "An archives set that could fill 32 compact discs. He has 78 unreleased songs." At the end it says that "Young will write or call one reader who seeks advice. Write by Aug. 10 to (blah. blah. snail mail) or firstname.lastname@example.org. OK rusties, here's the chance to hear from the man direct. Let's flood that mailbox with questions.
From: Heikki Kyllästinen <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 1997 13:18:51 -0700
Subject: Neil & Pegi Wedding Anniversary
Today On Saturday August 2nd 1997 it is Neil`s & Pegi`s 19th Wedding Anniversary. So LONG MAY YOU RUN !!!!!!
Heikki (Special Thanks To Pegi)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (mullb)
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 1997 09:44:43 -0400
Subject: Neil article in USA Weekend
There's a nice article about Neil in the USA Weekend magazine that came in our Saturday paper. To the side of the article there's a column entitled Young's Advice which ends with the following:
Ask Young for advice. Young will write or call one reader who seeks advice. Write by Aug. 10 to "Straight Talk", P.O. Box 3455, Chicago, IL 60654 (e-mail: email@example.com; fax: 312-661-0375)Advice anyone?
From: WNTI 91.9 FM Radio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 14:41:21 -0400
Subject: John Einarson on the Radio
Attention to folks in Northern/Central Jersey, and Northeastern Pennsylvania...
John Einarson will be phoning in for an interview on WNTI, 91.9 FM (a community-based non-commercial free-form radio station) on Friday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. EDT on the Three-Chord Monte program. We'll be discussing John's Springfield book, his Neil book, Neil in general and other stuff. If you're in range, try to tune in - it should be pretty cool.
Joe B., WNTI
From: Russ Omens <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 22:55:25 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Bridge CD
Pulled this off MSN's Totally Live News:
Speaking of Pearl Jam, the band is one of the artists included on The Bridge School Album: A Collection Of Acoustic Concerts, which commemorates 10 years worth of concerts Neil Young has been staging to raise money for the school his disabled children have attended in Northern California. The record is tentatively scheduled for release November 18, and besides Pearl Jam will feature acoustic performances by The Pretenders, Elvis Costello, Ministry, Patti Smith, Hootie & The Blowfish, Simon & Garfunkel, Bonnie Raitt, Ann & Nancy Wilson, Beck, Mazzy Star, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Neil Young, and Neil Young with Crazy Horse.What? No CSNY or Springsteen?
Too bad they didn't push the album up a month or so — then they could have sold it at this year's Bridge Concert, which we've heard will take place the second weekend in October.
I notice the Reprise Records site nows says 1998 for the archives....
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 01:00:52 +1000
Subject: Win Neil books and CD
Just thought we'd let you know that THE iZINE now has a special Neil Young Competition online. Up for grabs are "Neil Young packs" containing the Year Of the Horse double CD, and the new books Neil And Me by his dad, Scott, and Neil Young - In His Own Words.
To enter, simply check out the site and answer three questions that most Rusties will have no problems with. There's also a couple of nice interactive pages featuring pix and quotes from both books that are easy on the download for all you pic collectors. Coming soon: our second collection of Neil and Crazy Horse press pix. In the meantime, hope you enjoy the Nowhere Competition and the rest of the pages.
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 1997 11:13:56 -0400
Subject: Neil on the Lionel page
Neil gets a small mention on the Lionel Trains page. I thought some of you may want to check it out.
From: TonyJoni@webtv.net (Tony Joni)
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 10:00:12 -0700
Subject: Re-Release: Buffalo Springfield
Just picked up a new re-release the other day: the Buffalo Springfield's first album -- now digitally remixed from the original master tapes. And it's in HDCD no less! Plus you get the stereo version of the entire album, as well as the entire mono version!
I highly recommend it to all fellow Rusties as well as non-Rusties old and young alike! It's worth having, for what it's worth... (had to put that in there...) Amazing.
Maybe that's what's taking Neil so long to release THE ARCHIVES; he's putting out the other stuff (Springfield) first?.... Just thought you'd be interested!
Yours in Rust, Marc B.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Dent)
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 15:37:01 -0800
Subject: Neil Featured in AP News article
It's titled Handicapped son fuels Neil Young's passion for train technology and is authored by San Francisco writer Elizabeth Weise. Look for it in papers this weekend.
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 13:20:07 -0400
Subject: HyperRust/Rust Recognition from Reprise
I'm sure it's just temporary (somebody at Reprise finally
noticed that their Neil page was still all about Broken
Arrow and had to do SOMETHING), but for the moment, we
finally get some recognition from Reprise.
Check it out.
. . . RE*AC*TOR
From: John Einarson
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 1997 11:28:12 -0600
Subject: Buffalo Springfield Box Set
The on-again, off-again Buffalo Springfield box set is not entirely on hold. There has been some movement of late including the possibility of some new material. Everything at this stage remains tentative but at least it's not dormant. Wish I could say more.
For local area Rusties in and around Winnipeg: Today John Einerson is kicking off the release of his and Ritchie Furray's book For What Its Worth: The Story Of The Buffalo Springfield. John will be on a local radio talk show this afternoon (CJOB 680) from 1-3.
On Saturday afternoon John will be at the Polo Park Mall center court from 1-3 sponsored by Smith Books. If you don't have a copy of the book yet here's a good opportunity to pick it up and get it signed. And if you have any of John's other books, I'm sure he'd be happy to sign them too.
Happy 4th of July to all our US friends.
Sultan, who is on vacation after today :-)
From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 1997 22:43:02 -0400
Subject: Another "Neil Collectable"
Just acquired a compilation cassette put out jointly by Vapor, Alias, and Zero Hour (three tiny labels). It's titled: Hold On Tight, subtitle "a collection of big air tunes". The cover has a black'n'white picture of a male surfer holding up a female who's back is arched way back over. They're not riding the waves, though, they're on a snowboard, flying off a mountain ("big air", get it? :-)
Lots of bands are represented, including songs by Vapor artists Cake Like, Jonathan Richman, The Customers, and Neil. Yep - you guessed it -- another appearance of Theme From Dead Man. All together there are 12 artists doing 12 songs.
This cassette is not marked as being a promo. Watch for it.
I think the folks who are taking part in the "Name the wolf"
contest on the
Vapor web site are getting copies of it. So give it a go,
if you haven't found a copy of that track.
. . . RE*AC*TOR
From: Ton l'Abee <Ton.Labee@net.HCC.nl>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 1997 22:14:17 +0200
Subject: YOTH review in WATT magazine
To all Dutch and Belgium Rusties:
In the July issue of the Dutch WATT magazine is an
exclusive interview with Neil about Year of the Horse,
the album and the movie. Check it out.
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 19:32:29 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Tribute to Neil Young: Long May You Run
The third annual Long May You Run Tribute will take place on Saturday July 26th at 7:30 pm. It is being held at Highland Grounds (Highland at Melrose) in Hollyowood, California.
Several of the best performers and songwriters in Southern California gather to pay homage to the greatest songwriter/performer of the 20th century. The music is great -- All Neil, all night.
The show is presented by Judy Toy, Jimmy Muffin and Astrid Young (yes, that Astrid Young!!!).
Past special guests include Zeke Young (Neil's son) and the 1996 show special surprise guest was Nancy Wilson (of Heart fame) - a true Neil-o-phile.
Look for some great special guests this year, on Saturday
From: Jim Lewis <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 11:47:22 +0000
Subject: Catch Neil tonight on TV
This morning's paper reports that a couple of Farm Aid shows
will run tonight and tomorrow night (Monday June 30 and Tuesday
July 1). They'll both feature Neil, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp
and others. It will air on the Nashville Network.
Check local listings for time and station.
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 16:49:03 -0500 (EST)
Subject: YOTH on vinyl?
i am on the phone as i write this, with earwax, my local source for all things vinyl. they have several copies of yoth on vinyl. dan says:
"it has a reprise label. it says '1997 reprise records for the u.s. and wea international, inc., for the world outside the u.s.' it does seem like the l.p. did come in after the disc, but not by more than a day or two, and that could just be because we buy our vinyl from a different place than we buy our discs."
Hey All. Here's a message from John Einerson. Check it out.
Just thought I'd let you all know we've added a couple of interesting new color photographs on the book site to For What It's Worth: The Story Of Buffalo Springfield. Check it out. If you'd like to see the Stampede album cover in color it's there. If you click on each photo you'll get a larger sized version.
By the way, Westwood One is running a Buffalo Springfield feature and giveaway this coming weekend. Tune it in if you can get it.
Thanks to all those who have ordered copies of the Buffalo Book. If anyone else is interested in a copy drop me a note.
First, the disclaimer: The following information is being posted from memory. Please verify all times and dates on your own.
I read that the most recent Farm Aid will be re-shown on June 30th, at 10pm PST on TNN (The Nashville Network). The newspaper article that I saw said that Neil WILL be shown.
I hate posting "shakey" information but am just trying to help...
A Toronto run program called MT (Movie Television) interviewed Neil, Jim and the Horse about the movie Year of the Horse. The interview was short but they talked about filming and 8mm and showed a couple of clips. The interview was quite humourous when they decided the movie was originally to be called Horse Shit. They did say that management felt that it would negatively effect sales.
From: Andy Strote <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 1997 11:41:34 -0400
Subject: Bargain for Toronto Rusties
Any Toronto rusties who still haven't picked up Neil & Me, the Chapters on Bloor Street has it for $13.99. A good deal.
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 21:20:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Mojo Neil
In the July 1997 issue of MOJO magazine (out of Great Britian) there is an excellent article/interview of Neil. Current up to date info, great photos of Neil, and fun info of all his past gigs/bands. There are also several interviews of other people who have helped Neil through the past, ie, Nils Lofgren, Nicolette Larson, Bruce Palmer, Burton Cummings, etc., and they say how it has been to play/sing with Neil. Fantastic!!!
If you can't find a copy at your local record store, it looks like you can get them by writing to Back Issues MOJO, Mappin House, 4 Winsley St. London W1N7.