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Mother Earth on Pumpy

Mother EarthThis video from the Neil Young channel is being passed around social media.

Comments are declaring it’s the best version ever done on “Old Pumpy.”

The filming itself is also excellent, great shot of Neil playing from above.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/neilyoungchannel?feature=watch

Young added lyrics to the song, which originally appeared on his album Ragged Glory. “Respect Mother Earth and her healing ways,” he sings. “Don’t trade away our children’s days.” The Honour The Treaties concerts –held in Toronto, Regina, Winnipeg and Calgary — raised funds for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Legal Defense Fund. It also sparked debate among Canadians about the oilsands and some criticism of Young.

new tour date: Alchemy 2014 – Denmark

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Alchemy

New tour date for the European Alchemy tour 2014, Neil Young and Crazy Horse:

30 July 2014 / 20:00

:: Forum Copenhagen

Julius Thomsens Plads 1 1925 Frederiksberg, Denmark

Tickets:

:: http://www.billetnet.dk/event/neil-young–crazy-horse-Billetter/377417

Tickets not on sale yet:
Exclusive Presale for those who had bought tickets for the canceled concert in Auguststarts on Monday, 3 July

Standard Presale periode:
Start tor, 06/02/14 10:00
Slut ons, 30/07/14 20:00

thanks to Tim

Young honors Ben Keith at Music Awards

 

Neil holds the late Ben Keith's award up toward heaven.

Neil holds the late Ben Keith’s award up toward heaven.

“You’re in heaven…I’m workin’ “

Neil Young honored his friend and band mate Ben Keith at the Musician’s Hall of Fame induction concert, held Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

He appeared on stage with Keith’s grandson, DJ Tyson.

The Tennessean is reporting that Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Young was among those accepting medallions in honor of posthumous inductees — in Young’s case, it was for pedal steel guitar master Ben Keith, who was one Nashville’s top session players before becoming a member of Young’s band for nearly 40 years until his death in 2010. Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble attended and was set to perform on behalf of the blues guitar great, and members of Roy Orbison’s family

After a cocktail hour, the inductees and their friends, family and fans gathered upstairs at Municipal for a musical celebration of the songs they helped make famous – from “American Woman” to “Elvira.”

Retro rock crooner Chris Isaak opened the evening with a cover of Orbison’s “Only the Lonely,” as the first of several well-known performers to salute the inductees, including ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and the Oak Ridge Boys.  Young didn’t perform on Tuesday, but took the stage to share his memories of Keith.

2014 Musicians Hall of Fame inductees

Randy Bachman, Jimmy Capps, Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Ben Keith, Will Lee, Barbara Mandrell, Corki Casey O’Dell, Velma Smith, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.

2014 Iconic Riff Award – Roy Orbison for “Oh, Pretty Woman”

2014 Industry Icon Award – Mike Curb

Read more at: http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2014/01/28/musicians-hall-of-fame-welcomes-12-new-inductees/

Neil does not win the Grammy

993822_274210979400309_1718002773_nNeil Young did not win the Grammy for Best Rock Album.

Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin each won an award at the Grammys’ annual Pre-Telecast Ceremony this evening, Ultimate Classic Rick is reporting.

Led Zeppelin won Best Rock Album for ‘Celebration Day,’ a document of their  2007 reunion concert which was released in late 2012. They beat Black Sabbath,  Young, David Bowie, Kings of Leon and  Queens of the Stone Age for this award.

Black Sabbath won Best Metal Performance for the song ‘God is Dead?‘ from their 2013 Ozzy Osbourne-reunion album ‘13,’ beating out Anthrax (who were covering an AC/DC song), Dream Theater and Killswitch Engage.

Continuing classic rock’s domination of the early awards, Paul McCartney racked up five Grammy Awards before the main show even started, including a Lifetime Achievement Award for the Beatles, a packaging award for a Wings live album, and various awards for his 2012 ‘Live Kisses’ collection.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/led-zeppelin-black-sabbath-grammys-2014/

Neil Young waves as he arrives at the 2014 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Sunday (January 26) in Los Angeles.

The 68-year-old veteran musician was joined on the red carpet by his wife Pegi.

 

Was it worth the 15 minutes of fame?

imagesAn insightful blog posting by Angelina Pratt –  a beneficiary of Neil Young’s 2014 Canadian tour and member of the First Nation Athabasca Chipewyan.

She has mixed feelings about everything that happened with Neil and the tribe and publicity and treaties and the anti-oil message. She expresses herself in a way that brings new perspective.

She writes: “The title of the benefit concert series was ‘Honouring the Treaties,’ although the organizers ought to have titled it ‘Canada’s Hiroshima’ because our Treaty was not the main focus. There was no real conversation on the Treaty, certainly not in any meaningful way, because the emphasis was placed on what Neil was saying.”

“However, Neil didn’t seem to know enough about the Treaty to speak on this subject, so he talked about what he knew, and his message was overwhelmingly anti-oil and anti-industry. Even our Chief deferred to Neil.  Like the large wooden Indian that occupied Neil’s stage, our Chief, who was on stage for all of the pre-concert press conferences was virtually silent. It appeared to those of us on the sideline that it continues to be acceptable to allow well intended non-natives speak for a Chief, even in the 21st century.”

 “Neil pulled no punches at his first press conference at Massey Hall, in Toronto, Ontario, where he repeated his earlier analogy of Fort McMurray’s oil sands industry to that of Hiroshima. The intent was to be provocative and controversial, and it was that and more. “
“I am of very mixed feelings about the tour. On one hand, I am very proud that our Chief was able to gain the attention of and partner with a high profile celebrity to draw attention to our plight and to raise much-needed funds for litigation.  In my immediate family, Neil Young has always been held in high esteem for his musicianship and songwriting.  Last Christmas, long before Neil became involved with our First Nation, I bought Hubby a very expensive set of Blu-ray discs that are the first instalment of Neil’s Archives as well as Neil’s book Waging Heavy Peace.”

“On the other hand, I also feel cheated and duped. I feel that the response to Neil’s celebrity and his flamboyant rhetoric overrode our First Nation’s interests and the balanced message our Chief started out expressing. Clearly, the entire tour was on his terms, or at least the media coverage of the tour gave that strong impression. One of the organizers admitted as much, that it was Neil who decided who was on stage with them when an appeal was made to include Dene elders at the press conference.  When I recommended that the message be clarified and moved to a more balanced one, away from the virulent anti-oil and anti-industry position, I was told that Neil’s publicists and the inner group didn’t want to appear they were backing down.  At that point, it became clear that the tour ostensibly about Treaties, was really about anti-oil at all costs.”

The blogger states  her intent is to stay true to her core being.

“What this means to me is to stand in integrity,” she said.

Read the entire blog post at:

http://thedestinywithin.blogspot.ca/2014/01/was-it-worth-15-minutes-of-fame.html?m=1

 

 

Random Quote

“Pearl Jam is a band I have a lot of respect for. Nirvana and Sonic Youth I feel the same way about. Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Givers, and Foo Fighters are just some of my favorites. I respect bands that give me something of themselves that I can feel. (\"Posing\" bands turn me off generally speaking.) It all has to do with a feeling I have about them. That is what music is to me, a feeling. It\'s similar with people too.”
by ? Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream

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