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Remembering The Baron

Baron-guitarRemembering Rainer, long-time administrator of Bad News Beat and Human Highway.

“The Baron” left us one year ago today. He believed in bringing people together to hear the music, to be creative and share their stories.

His beloved server “Cortez” lives on thanks to all friends.

He lives on in all our hearts.

This one is for you ……

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jobs said “Fuck Neil Young?”

neil-young-record-storeNeil Young has been a vocal critic of the sound of digital music, mostly recently while hawking his new Pono player.

This did not sit well with the late Steve Jobs, according to an article that appeared at Fast Company.

In the book Becoming Steve Jobs by Fast Company executive Rick Tetzeli and longtime technology reporter Brent Schlender, it’s revealed that Neil Young tried to quash the beef over the digital sound Jobs created through Apple, ipods and iTunes, Young offers Steve Jobs a set of remastered vinyl editions of every album in his catalog.

It was an “[attempt] to smoke the peace pipe,” writes Schlender.  “I knew that Steve enjoyed listening to records on vinyl from time to time, so I agreed to call him to see if he’d like to get the LPs. Steve answered the phone on the second ring, and I explained what I was calling about. We had talked about Neil’s criticisms a year or so before, and I thought this might soften his grudge.”

Fat chance.

“Fuck Neil Young,” he snapped, “and fuck his records. You keep them.” End of conversation.

Funny some things begin spontaneously and end spontaneously.

Read more at: http://www.fastcompany.com/3043685/this-is-what-happened-when-neil-young-tried-to-make-peace-with-steve-jobs

Young does Q & A at SXSW

Photo: Pooneh Ghana/NME

Photo: Pooneh Ghana/NME

Wearing what has become his uniform of the day, Neil Young made a surprise appearance on Friday, March 19 at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

The singer-songwriter attended a special screening of his 1982 movie Human Highway at the Paramount Theatre and participated in a Q&A session after the film.
According to NME News, Young is quoted as saying about the film: “It has a life of it’s own. It refuses to die – we tried to kill it a couple of times,” said Young of the surreal movie, which was shown in a newly re-cut and re-mastered format. “It was never satisfying to look at, because I knew there was more than what we were seeing… I always wanted to make it what it could be.”
He wore a black hat, black leather jacket over a baggy black T-shirt, black pants, and what looks like a Native American medicine bag around his neck.
Of the band Devo, which appeared in the movie, Young said:

“They’re geniuses – they had something that was totally unique,” said Young yesterday. “When I met them I freaked out.”
Speaking about his work outside of music, he commented: “You’ve got to do other things, because just music is not enough.” He added that the new version of the movie, which includes previously unseen footage, will be touring film festivals throughout the year, before getting a DVD release. “I like people to look at it in the theatre – I like people to look at it with other people. I’m not a fan of the solitary art. I like to hear people react.”

Youngtown collection stays in public eye

Rock & Roll Museum exhibit now on display at Olde Gaol Museum and Archives in Lindsay.

108_Museum_opens_Youngtown_exhibit___ContentLINDSAY – Some might think it’s better to burn out, than to fade away, but T.R. Hosier has found a happy medium when it comes to his Youngtown Rock & Roll Museum, according to http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/5512850-youngtown-collection-stays-in-public-eye/

After running the museum in Omemee for eight years, Hosier decided the time had come to close its doors.

“It’s run completely by volunteers and, to be honest, it just became too time-consuming and costly,” said Hosier. “It was a lot of fun, though. We had people from all over the world walk through the doors.”

But instead of completely closing the doors to the museum that pays tribute to Canadian rock icon Neil Young – he and his family lived in and near Omemee for many years –  Hosier has worked with the Victoria County Historical Society to develop an exhibit for the Olde Gaol Museum and Archives.

On long-term loan to the museum, the exhibit will feature highlights from Youngtown – roughly one-fifth of the collection – including the Young family piano, Neil Young’s guitar and autographed albums. Mr. Hosier plans to make small changes to the exhibit each year, hold special events and even offer select items for sale.

“We’re really excited to have this exhibit here,” said museum general manager David Wesley. “Neil Young is known all over the world. To be able to provide a home for part of this remarkable collection is a huge honour.”

The exhibit is already installed, but a special opening is set to take place Friday, March 27 at 4 p.m. A local Neil Young Tribute band will perform and several books written by and about the Canadian singer/songwriter will be raffled. Plans are also in the works to get him on Skype for comment.

Read more at: http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/5512850-youngtown-collection-stays-in-public-eye/

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/

Random Quote

Churches long preach sex is wrong
Jesus, where has nature gone?

by -- Neil Young

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