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A 1971 video of Neil Young confiscating a CSNY bootleg album from a record store was making the rounds on social media this weekend.

The rare footage shows Young meandering through a record store, discovering bootlegged albums, including a Dylan album, and leaving the store with the CSNY album, saying he should not have to pay for it.

The record store clerk is confused, doesn’t recognize Young, and they end up calling a higher-up on the telephone.

Young leaves the store with the album.

Fun viewing.

 

 

In a Feb. 2015 interview at Consequence of Sound, Neil Young said that the recent resurgence of vinyl albums is merely a “fashion statement.”

“It’s a niche and it’s a great niche and it’s a wonderful thing and I hope people continue to enjoy vinyl and it continues to grow, because it’s a good thing,” Young went on to say, before adding the caveat that we live in a “convenience-oriented society and vinyl is not a convenient thing.”

 

David Crosby is reaching out to Neil Young, via Twitter: ‘He’s pretty mad at me’

Neil Young & David CrosbyAre you still mad Neil?

Come on.

David Crosby’s personal relationship with Neil Young appeared to fall apart late last year when Crosby commented on Young’s personal life. Now Crosby has taken to Twitter, over a period days, to both reach out to Young and to explain a complicated relationship that has been a cornerstone for the often-fractured Crosby Stills Nash and Young since the Woodstock era, according to Something Else!

“He’s pretty mad at me,” Crosby admits, before revealing: “I apologized. We’ll see.”

The article goes on to state that even in this period of reconciliation, however, David Crosby can’t hide his feelings on Neil Young’s lo-fi Letter from Home album, recorded in Jack White’s throwback phone booth. Crosby deftly avoided answering, thus making his real opinion clear. Asked whether Young can be difficult to work with, Crosby is more magnanimous. “Sometimes, yes; sometimes, no,” he says. “He’s very intelligent, can be funny.”

CNSY last toured together on 2006.

Read more at: http://somethingelsereviews.com/2015/03/18/david-crosby-neil-young-twitter/

David Crosby talks health, solo album and Neil Young

Davide CrosbyDavid Crosby mentions Neil Young in an interview posted on AccessAtlanta.com.

Melissa Ruggieri writes of Crosby: “There’s  a different kind of love for the erstwhile Neil Young, who is currently  working on another album and book as well as helping develop Pono, a  high-resolution digital music download service and music player set to  debut in October. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that CSNY is  extinct. Or maybe it is. No one is ever quite sure, it seems.”

“It’s  difficult to know. He already told us once that he was going to (be  back with us) and changed his mind, and now he’s making noises that he  wants to do it again,” Crosby said. “God bless Neil. I love him and I  love working with him because he so completely wants to push the edge,  but he’s a very mercurial guy. I can’t count on him, but I do love to  play with him.”

Read more at: http://www.accessatlanta.com/weblogs/atlanta-music-scene/2014/mar/19/david-crosby-talks-health-solo-album-and-neil-youn/

This one is for Wolle.

More “Cellar Door” praise, but it gets so sappy

4976c8c0Album reviews of Neil Young’s newest soon-to-be released “Cellar Door” can be churned out ad nauseam. How many can we read?

Henry Hauser’s review at  Consequence of Sound, an on-line music publication, tells  the story of what happened in 1970, starting with a failed CSN&Y recording session at Young’s home in Hawaii.

Instead, band members went their separate ways and put out their own solo albums that made Billboard’s top 15. Young’s released  “After the Gold Rush,” but, Hauser writes –  not surprisingly – not everyone got behind it.

“Langdon Winner dismissed it as unlistenable, likening Young’s voice to ‘pre-adolescent whining.’ Not to be outdone by his erstwhile bandmates, the competitive Canadian continued writing new material and scheduled back-to-back concerts at Carnegie Hall.”

“Hoping to shake off the cobwebs following a five-month layoff, Young played a series of warmup gigs at The Cellar Door, an intimate D.C. music club. Live at the Cellar Door, the most recent installment in Young’s Archive Performance Series, captures these six solo sets.”

Of the music, Hauser gets sappy, using words like poignant, purposeful, ardent, penetrating, enthralling, dreamy, superb, wistful. There may be a record number of adjectives used in this review.

“The introspective ‘Tell Me Why’ finds the singer grappling with unsolvable quagmires in a wounded, elegiac timber (‘Is it hard to make arrangements with yourself?’).”

What? Hello? I need a cigarette…

Read the entire, Neil Young love-fest at: http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/11/album-review-neil-young-live-at-the-cellar-door/

 

 

Crosby talks CSNY 1974 live package, maybe tour?

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Wembley Stadium, London, Sept. 14, 1974

 David Crosby talks to Rolling Stone about his upcoming tour, a possible CSNY 1974 live package, and wonders about a CSN&Y tour, after a stint at the recent Bridge School concert turned out “so good.”

 The group played their first gig since 2006 at the Bridge School Benefit in late October. Did Young bring up the possibility of a tour at any point?

According to the RS interview:  “No,” says Crosby. “He was, as usual, concentrating on the music. But you know Neil, he’s got his antennas up. He is paying attention. He may not look like it, but he is. The shows felt really good, so that bodes well. We have no idea though. I stress that. I repeat that. We have no idea.”

Crosby goes on: ” It would be nice to know sometime soon, but I can’t torture myself about it . . . I would dearly love for it to happen, but it’s not up to me. I’m not in charge. I do think there is more music to be made, really good music. I love it when it’s just the four of us onstage with acoustic guitars, a piano and a pump organ. That’s because it becomes all about the songs. It really strips it all down.” 

 Crosby is convinced that the long-awaited box set from their 1974 reunion tour will finally come out.

“It should come out in March or April, something like that,” he says. “It got pushed back for good reason. We’re gonna put a DVD with it. We have pieces from about eight separate shows.” There is a complete film of their tour-closing marathon show at London’s Wembley Stadium, but don’t expect that to make it onto the package. “Nope,” says Crosby. “We were a little too jittery that night.”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/david-crosby-reveals-details-on-solo-tour-and-csny-1974-live-package-20131107#ixzz2jzbyTm13

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