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Rehearsal video Teatro Sessions

Neil Young Teatro SessionNeil Young and Promise of the REAL from Teatro Sessions, 2015.

Haskell Wexler follows Neil Young getting out of his electric LincVolt and into the studio during rehearsals.

A real down home feel to it all.

 

In the video John Hanlon, producer/recording engineer says: “He (Neil) just captures the moment, he gives it his all, he goes for the throat. If he is not feeling it, he ain’t gonna pick up the guitar. If he’s feeling music, then he is recording, he’s playing and I am recording it because that’s what art is, capturing the movement, – all the human imperfections, that is what it is about always. He is the commensurate artist, we get first takes on everything, that’s the idea, cuz that’s often times the best stuff. If you have to think about it that’s not creating, that’s thinking, then it doesn’t work, it doesn’t have that passion.”

Wexler is an American cinematographer, film producer, and director. Wexler was judged to be one of film history’s ten most influential cinematographers in a survey of the members of the International Cinematographers Guild. He filmed Young in his LincVolt back in March.

In November 2014 Wexler tweeted this :”My niece brought Neil Young over for lunch where we discussed, among other things, his anti-war music. Although…

 

 

 

 

Wolf Moon official Video

Wolf MoonHowling……..

“Earth is not ours. We are of the Earth. That’s how I feel. When we plunder our own home we hurt our children and their children after them. I feel responsible. I like to say thank you for the precious gift we have, so when the Wolf Moon rose, I said thank you with this little song.”
Neil Young (Posted on his Facebook)

 

Official video of Wolf Moon, a new song from the soon to be released “The Monsanto Years,” with Neil Young & The Promise of the Real (with the Nelson Brothers, Lukas and Micah Nelson).

Note the reference to the crow in the song…

 

 

Porkie’s poo-poo “The Monsanto Years”

Vintage Vinyl News

Vintage Vinyl News

The more vocal Neil Young gets about GMO’s, the more opponents speak out against his new album “The Monsanto Years.”

This time it is the Pork Network. And I am guessing Neil likes some BBQ’d ribs, so this could hit him pretty hard.

Dan Murphy at The Pork Network, goes on a tirade against the new album, stating it is filled with inaccuracies and basically, it sucks as an album. That is his very sarcastic opinion. Yet, he is not alone.

He writes:

“Young and pals recorded a music video “Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop” (sic) to highlight their campaign. Honestly, it looks and feels like a parody song, a la Weird Al Yankovic, with a bouncy pop soundtrack recorded over grainy video clips of the band members sucking down Starbucks lattes, then throwing the coffee at the camera.

Real original.

The trudge of time

Look, Neil Young is an undeniable talent, especially during the 1960s when he was a member of the groundbreaking Crosby Stills Nash & Young band. I don’t want to date myself too much here, but I forked over for tickets to see the group several times in concert during their initial tours, and the 1970 release of their landmark second album was the only time in my life I stood in line at a record store to buy the album the day it came out.

Yikes. That sentence just made a couple liver spots pop out on the back of my hand.

Unfortunately, Neil Young: The Later Years makes Old Elvis look like an ad for the miracle of plastic surgery. Let’s just say that the years have not been kind to the now wildly inappropriately named rocker. I mean, when you open the dictionary to “Aging Rock Star,” you don’t even need a definition — just side-by-side photos of Keith Richards and Neil Young.

I hate to say it, but he’s morphed into a poster boy for the dangers of creepy old men who are either merely senile or actual stalkers.”

Ouch! Many female Neil Young fans would disagree with that assessment.

Read more, if you can keep your blood pressure down at: http://www.porknetwork.com/community/murphy-when-young-gets-old

 

Ph.D. Chemist takes issue with Young’s GMO claims

Neil alohaIn the spirit of being fair and balanced, BNB is posting Fairfield County Food Examiner James Cooper’s blog post,  taking issue with Neil Young’s claims against Monsanto

Cooper is the author of 19 books and most recent book is Food Myths debunked.. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Ohio State University and is a graduate of Oberlin College.

Cooper writes, at The Examiner.com,  that Neil Young’s new album, “The Monsanto Years,” makes any number of silly claims about biotechnology, using Monsanto as a metaphor for the entire plant breeding industry.

He writes:

“I want a cup of coffee, but I don’t want a GMO,” is about as inaccurate as you can get. It is not obvious, but I might guess that Young is referring to some sort of genetically modified coffee (none exists) or milk (none exists). In fact, this whole “Monsanto milk” nonsense was stirred up by charlatans like Joe Mercola and the vapid Food Babe. What they are referring to is rBST hormone given to cows to increase their milk production. This is just a synthetic version of the BST (bovine somatotropin) hormone that had been given to cows for years to increase production.

Monsanto contracted with Genentech to make this synthetic hormone and began marketing it as Posilac in 1993. It is important to note that this a given to the cows, not added to the milk. All studies have shown that the milk from rBst-treated cows is exactly the same as that from non-rBst treated cows. It does not have any different amounts of any hormones or any other differences.

The FDA has recognized that there are no differences, and if milk is labeled as “rBST free” there must be a disclaimer that such milk is no different than any other milk.”

He also said ” The rest of Young’s song “Let our farmers grow/what they want ot grow,” makes no more sense than the rest of it. The fiction that farmers are somehow forced to buy or plant certain seeds is a canard created by the giant organic food industry. It is simply untrue. Farmers are free to buy any sort of seeds (and chemicals) they want from any number of different suppliers and there are no contract restricting them in any way, except from replanting patented seeds.”

Read the rest of the blog at: http://www.examiner.com/article/neil-young-s-silly-new-monsanto-album

Rock ‘n Roll puppet show stars character modeled after Neil Young

Neil Young puppet“You don’t want to be 30, man,” one hippie tells another in Dan Graham’s rock ‘n’ roll puppet show Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30. “30 is death.”

Neil is everywhere…..

According to an article that appeared in Art News,  the show’s story takes place during the ’60s and involves a 35-year-old presidential candidate named Neil Sky. Modeled after Neil Young, Sky represents everything a ’60s kid could want. (The title of the performance is borrowed from Jack Weinberg, an activist at UC Berkeley during the ’60s and a member of the Free Speech Movement.) Notably, Sky will put everyone over 30 in a rehab facility where they’ll get LSD in their drinking water. The plot is loopy and absurd, and Graham said it was inspired by Billy Wilder’s comedies. Mostly, however, “I did it just for fun,” Graham said. “All art should be for fun.”

Graham, the 73-year-old artist, is known for creating environments that involve mirrors and video. He  has been working in New York since the late ’60s, but he is still young at heart.

His puppet performance involves “a very amateur group, like the Beastie Boys,” with video projections by Tony Oursler and live rock music by Japanther. (To further underscore the irony, Graham noted that the puppeteers were “among the best in the world.”)

Read more at: http://www.artnews.com/2015/06/03/all-art-should-be-for-fun-dan-graham-on-his-puppet-rock-n-roll-performance-at-the-kitchen/

 

Random Quote

I\'m like Mexico. Everything that works above the border turns against you below the border. Things are reversed. That\'s who I am.
by -- Neil Young

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