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How cool is Neil

11498_737688556257990_395301665_nHow cool is Neil Young?

Right up there with Prince, Tupac Shakur, Hunter S. Thompson, Andy Warhol and Jack Kerouac.

Young made the top 100 list of the coolest Americans in history, according to a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington,  The Telegraph is reporting.

He made the list, even though he is Canadian. Weird, but cool.

The hundred actors, actresses, artists, musicians and writers in the United  States were chosen for their creativity and style – having shaped the concept of cool. There is even a welcome place for country singer Willie Nelson.

The exhibition, which took five years to bring to fruition, has been put  together by Joel Dinerstein, professor of American Civilisation at Tulane  University in New Orleans, and Frank Goodyear III, co-director of Bowdoin  College Museum of Art.

To make their selection, the two curators came up with four defining factors  of cool, of which people chosen had to fit at least three categories:

Originality of artistic vision and especially of a signature style.

Cultural rebellion, or transgression in a given historical moment.

Iconicity, or a certain level of high-profile recognition.

Recognized cultural legacy (lasting more than a decade)

Among the photographers featured in the show are Diane Arbus, Annie   Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Steichen and Herman Leonard.

See the list at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/10621202/The-100-coolest-Americans.html

Thanks to BGunn.

The Calgary Address

A message from Neil, along with his address to the press before the Calgary show, specifically to the editor of the Calgary Herald.
Jan. 19, 2014

imagesThanks to my friends in the First Nations.

Thanks to my crew, Thanks to all of the Canadians who supported our efforts to enable justice and truth for the First Nations living in Canada.

Our journey across the great expanse of Canada reveal…ed the beauty of the people and the land once again and brought back the old feelings of home.

To the leaders of Canada I say keep our word. Live up to the truth. Honour the treaties. To the foreign and domestic oil companies in our north, I say clean up your mess.

Stop complaining.

Talk to our First Nations and come to agreements to allow what you plan to do on their land, as it is represented in the treaties our forefathers reached with our First Nations.

PEACE. Neil Young, Canadian citizen since 1945.

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updated Iceland: tourdate Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Alchemy Tour logo

Alchemy

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

07 Jul 2014 , Laugardalshöllin, Iceland

Tickets On Sale 10am Monday 10th February; 95 and 115 Euro

Neil Young & Crazy Horse to play Iceland on July 7th

05 Feb 2014 13:30

It is a great honour for ATP to announce that Neil Young & Crazy Horse will perform their first ever show in Iceland on July 7th 2014. The show will take place at Laugardalshöllin in Reykjavík on the Monday before ATP Iceland, which will be held from July 10th – 12th.

:: Read More: www.atpfestival.com/events/neilyoung.php

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Lockn’ Festival

Lockn’ Festival

When asked if Neil Young & Crazy Horse would be performing at this year’s Lockn’, Frey replied:

We’ve made a very aggressive offer for Neil Young & Crazy Horse to return, and hopefully play this time. Crazy Horse has confirmed dates in Europe prior to our dates and Neil has confirmed Farm Aid a week afterward. We are hopeful that Neil decides to do this again. Therefore we’re going to wait as long as it takes for him to let us know.

Billy Talbot Interview

Billy Talbot ON THE ROAD TO SPEARFISH

published on Jan 22, 2014

Billy Talbot, bass player for Neil Young & Crazy Horse, talks to Radio.com about his solo album, song writing, spirituality and the future of Crazy Horse. Also about PONO, Pearl Jam is a garage band, Nirvana.

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A snippet from the interview (~5 min 40)

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:: Billy Talbot’s website: BILLY TALBOT BAND. Including his latest solo album “On The Road To Spearfish”, audio & video.

:: Tour dates for upcoming European Alchemy tour 2014: Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

:: PONO coming out 11th or 12th March 2014 at the SxSW conference.

 

Random Quote

“Now I\'m livin\' out here on the beach, but those seagulls are still out of reach. ”
by -- Neil Young

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