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Honor the Treaty Neil Cartoon by Marty Two Bulls

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Cool cartoon by Marty Two Bulls at:

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/15/neil-young-hits-road-first-nations

More Pono: critique, wondering

tech_neil_young_pono_2Pono, Neil Young’s brainchild for sound, is starting to sound like a broken record…

Pono, Pono, Pono……. the music player of the future.

Here is another critique of the invention and the idea by audiophile Steve Guttenberg at C/Net.

Guttenberg is wondering what’s up with the release of Pono, now pushed to 2014.

He writes:

“Like everybody else I’m still unsure about how the Pono music service will work. Will we have to buy a Pono music player to fully enjoy the glories of Pono files? In other words, is Pono a closed system? Or can you play Pono high-resolution Master Files on your computer at home or on an iPhone or Android phone? I can’t see how that would be possible in the near term, and I don’t consider phones’ digital converters and built-in amplifiers audiophile-grade devices. Playing a file is one thing; hearing better sound from it is something else.

“The biggest stumbling block for Pono is the scarcity of high-resolution music being recorded today. According to a friend who worked at one of NYC’s biggest mastering studios, only 10 or 15 percent of clients ever bother with true high-resolution masters. Most are no better than 48kHz/24-bit, very few are bona-fide high-resolution 96kHz or 192kHz masters. But even if Young can rack up enough high-resolution music albums, how Pono Master Files will differ from the high-resolution WAV, FLAC, or ALAC files that are already available from other high-resolution download sources, he isn’t saying. How will the Pono player be any different than the Astell & Kern, FiiO, or Hifiman high-resolution players already on the market?”

“Pono,” by the way, it the Hawaiian word for “righteous.”

Read the entire opinion piece at: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57608168-47/whats-up-with-neil-youngs-pono-high-resolution-music-system/

/ Why Pono is questionable and doesn’t make sense for the end-terminal, i.e. the ear:

http://www.bad-news-beat.org/2013more-on-pono-technical-dissection

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The Barn story revisited

more BarnAlthough the “More Barn” story has been repeated countless times it’s worth retelling for all the new Neil Young fans.

The story is brought to life again by Graham Nash in his new book: “Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life.” 

As Nash tells it, Young introduced his classic 1972 album “Harvest” to his friend in a “Big” way. Nash recently told the story to Terry Gross on her NPR show “Fresh Air.”  (click to listen to the interview)

Dan Coleman shares this great story on his blog: Open Culture. Nash calls Young the “strangest of my friends.”

Nash says: “The man is totally committed to the muse of music. And he’ll do anything for good music. And sometimes it’s very strange. I was at Neil’s ranch one day just south of San Francisco, and he has a beautiful lake with red-wing blackbirds. And he asked me if I wanted to hear his new album, ‘Harvest.’ And I said sure, let’s go into the studio and listen.

“Oh, no. That’s not what Neil had in mind. He said get into the rowboat.”

Read the rest of the story at:

http://www.openculture.com/2013/10/great-story-how-neil-young-introduced-his-classic-1972-album-harvest-to-graham-nash.html

Rustie Brad Bandeau made famous the classic, not collectible “More Barn” T-shirts.

Rare Neil poster brings big bucks

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Wow. Who wouldn’t want this amazing poster crafted by artist Frank Kozik.

The rare poster promoting a pair of 1993 Neil Young concerts with Booker T and the MGs has gone for $1,375 on eBay after 29 bids according to the website Ultimate Classic Rock.

Only 10 of these silkscreen items were made.

The seller said he purchased this original from Kozik, back in 1994.

The poster was created to promote a pair of September dates, in George, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Booker T. and the MGs, who served as the house band on Stax Records’ legendary 60s recordings for the likes of Otis Redding and others, appeared on these dates with session king Jim Keltner filling in for the late MGs drummer Al Jackson. Young later worked the group on 2002′s ‘Are You Passionate?‘

 

Read more at:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/rare-neil-young-1993-poster/

You are from Canada, not you are?

A fun, shortneil-young-2011-3-27-20-30-6 piece in Rolling Stone called “The 12 Most Canadian Things About Neil Young” include great moments from the rocker’s northern roots.

Neil has lived in the U.S. for almost 50 years but maintained his Canadian citizenship.

“It’s my roots, ” he says. “I’m proud to be a Canadian, but I don’t let it hold me back,” he is quoted in the article.

His Canadian-ism includes his fashion sense: “With his fondness for plaid shirts and general dishevelment, Young usually goes  onstage looking like a lumberjack from Saskatchewan.”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-12-most-canadian-things-about-neil-young-20131017

 

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by -- Neil Young

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