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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

BSB Review: Rolling Stone

Tom Waits Triumphs at Bridge School Benefit
Other highlights include My Morning Jacket’s all-star tribute to Lou Reed

By Andy Greene
October 28, 2013 12:10 PM ET

The crowd was a little restless by the time Tom Waitstook the stage at the second night of the Bridge School Benefit. Temperatures were frigid throughout the entire day, but the winds picked up after the sun went down, leaving many folks shivering under their blankets. (They should really think about having this thing about a month earlier.) The Shoreline Ampitheater wasn’t equipped for a crowd of this size, and the food lines seemed like scenes straight out of the Soviet Union circa 1985. Making matters worse, the wait times between sets seemed to grow as the night went on, taking upwards of twenty-five minutes.

But all these issues seemed to vanish the second the lights dimmed and Tom Waits walked onstage. Despite releasing the stellar LP Bad as Me in 2011, he hasn’t played a single concert in over five years. His fans were hungry for a show and he wasn’t going to disappoint. Backed by a killer band featuring Les Claypool on standup bass and David Hidalgo on guitar and accordion, Waits ran through ten songs over a fifty minute set, touching on most every era of his long career.

At first it sounded like Waits has been gargling from same battery acid Bob Dylan has been using recently, but he quickly cleared up and demonstrated surprising range, from his signature growl on the Rain Dogs classic “Singapore” to a gentle rasp on “Lucky Day” to the aching plea of “Tom Traubert’s Blues.” The latter song was particularly devastating, bringing the entire crowd to a hushed silence.
Waits also showed why nobody tops him when it comes to stage banter. “I volunteered to come here,” he said midway through his set. “Long story. Back in the 1970s I borrowed a lot of money from Neil. For me, it was the days of long hair and short money. He loaned it to me so I could start a restaurant. I lost a lot of money on that restaurant. Let me rephrase that, I lost a lot of Neil’s money. And you don’t wanna see Neil mad. Anyway, it was a small, little restaurant, sort of a specialized place. We were gonna have eel and donuts and fish scales, just fish scales, sauteed and all gluten free. But it went under, so Neil said, ‘Listen, you owe me a lot of money, so I have three ideas for you: Jail time or you can come work in my yard, or you can do the Bridge School.'”

He wrapped up with powerful renditions of “Cemetery Polka” from Rain Dogs and “Come On Up to the House” from Mule Variations. The fifty minutes seemed to vanish in an instant, leaving Queens of the Stone Age with an almost impossible act to follow. It’s a tragedy that Tom Waits doesn’t tour more often. Nobody does what he does, and he’s doing it almost better than ever. Why assemble a band this great and rehearse a show this magnificent, only to do it once?

The Tom Waits set was the clear highlight of the night, but My Morning Jacket gave him a good fight. They revived their note-perfect duet with Neil Young on “Harvest Moon” from night one, and followed it up with the Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin”” as a tribute to Lou Reed. Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis and other performers from the night came onstage for this, leading to a massive campfire-like sing along on the Loaded classic. Surprisingly, they were the only act the entire night to acknowledge Reed’s passing.
Most of the other performers made slight changes to their set from night one. Jenny Lewis ended with a gorgeous solo asouctic rendition of Rilo Kiley’s “Silver Lining,” and Heart brought out Neil Young for a raucous duet on the Harvest Moon deep cut “War of Man.” Fun. had the entire crowd singing along to Queen’s “Somebody to Love,” while Diana Krall returned to the Bob Dylan catalog for a tender take on “Simple Twist of Fate.”

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young played the exact same set from the first night, but this time they seemed more on their game. Nash sang his ass off on “Just a Song Before I Go” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” hadn’t sounded so fresh and alive in years. The brand new Stills track “Don’t Want Lies” is actually light years better than Young’s maudlin “Singer Without a Song,” though Crosby and Nash did everything they could to save that one with pristine back-up vocals.

They once again closed out the night by bringing everybody out for “Teach Your Children.” It’s sad to think that could be the last song that CSNY ever sing together, but it’s an unlikely bet. People have been thinking that every since they broke up in 1971, but against all odds this foursome seems to persevere, even as they begin to enter their 70s. Besides, even if Neil never agrees to another tour, there are always more Bridge School Benefits in then future.

Read more:   rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-waits-triumphs-at-bridge-school-benefit-20131028

Nash says Young has two faucets: “Hot and cold”

In his new memoir “Wild Tales” Graham Nash recalls

Singer Graham Nash prepares during the recording session for the audio book version of his Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life autobiography. Photograph by: Richard Drew  AP

Singer Graham Nash prepares during the recording session for the audio book version of his Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life autobiography.
Photograph by: Richard Drew AP

In an interview with Hillel Italie of The Associated Press that appeared in the Calgary Herald, Nash said: ““I love him to death. I’ll make music with him for the rest of my life, but he’s a very selfish man. Part of me admires the fact that he has the strength to follow his muse, but he doesn’t realize that there are other people involved in this world.”

Italie writes: “Few were so profoundly changed by rock ‘n roll and the 1960s as Nash, a child of working class, Second World War-era Britain who first became a star as a grinning harmony singer for the Hollies and, just as he feared he was locked into a life of screaming teenagers and two-minute love songs, let his hair down as part of Crosby, Stills and Nash.”

The article goes on to state that  Young is the book’s enigma and fatal attraction,. Nash sees his time with Young as a “long, strange trip” with a man whom he regards as having a heart with two faucets: hot and cold.

One tale from the cold side: Young’s memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, which came out in 2012.

“My ego got in the way,” Nash said during the interview when asked about the book. “When he talked about his wife’s dog more than he did about me and Stephen and David it pissed me off. I’ve made music with Neil Young for 40 years and I don’t deserve a better mention than as an appendage to his dog?”

Read more at: http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/books/Graham+Nash+Neil+Young+selfish/8928882/story.html

International Rustfest XVII @ Bridge School Benefit

irf-17_shirt_big_logo around the Bridge School Benefit:

“Rust” and “Human Highway”

Neil Young Online Community
present

The 2013 International Rust Festival! a.k.a. IRF 17

dates: Thursday Oct 24, 2013 thru Sunday Oct 27, 2013
The International Rust Fest is an annual gathering of members of the “Rust” and “Human Highway” email lists of Neil Young fans. It is open to all list members, their friends, and families.

>>> website: the 17th IRF  http://www.rustfest.org/
>>> t-shirts + logo: http://www.rustfest.org/tshirt/irf17shrt_big_logo.jpg

>>> pre-registration: on IRF-17 webpage.

Is anyone going? Please do our Human-Highway roving-reporter.

 

Bridge School 2013:

http://www.bridgeschool.org/concert/

2013 — 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert Lineup

CSNY
Queens of the Stone Age
My Morning Jacket
The Killers (Saturday only)
Elvis Costello
Diana Krall
fun.
Heart
Jenny Lewis

*Not necessarily in order of appearance. All acts subject to change.*

CSNY Album Postponed

CSNYWednesday, May 01, 2013

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 1974 Live Album Put Off Until Next Year

Add the upcoming 1974 live album by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to the long list of CSN projects that will be out “someday.”

Scheduled for August 27, the document of the groups 1974 tour is now pushed out until 2014. Graham Nash told ABC Radio News that there are two reasons for the delay.

“We were gonna bring it out in August, but next year is the 40th anniversary of the tour, and so I’m gonna wait for spring of next year.

“You gotta understand, our shows were three or four hours long and there are four of us and we were all writing like crazy. I just found a one-minute, 10-second song of Neil Young’s about Richard Nixon that I can’t leave off. It’s brilliant…So, my point is, I’m still forming and shaping the album.”

For those disappointed by the delay, know that the wait may be worth it as the release should contain around 38 songs.

Read more:
>>> www.vintagevinylnews.com/2013/05/crosby-stills-nash-young-1974-live.html
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thanks go to dr nusskopf.

previous article about the 1974 live CSNY album announcement.

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