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Neil Plays Dallas – first night

Neil in DallasWhat the fuck is wrong with these people attending Neil Young’s solo acoustic shows?

Dallas Morning News music reviewer  Robert Wilonsky attending Thursday night’s first of two shows in Dallas as had this to say: (Neil plays again Friday night)

I would love to share with you the story Neil Young told Thursday night about his Martin D-28, which once belonged to Hank Williams and shared the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center stage with him on what was for the most part a very special night. But I can’t, because Young wasn’t allowed the opportunity to share the tale. He tried. He held “Hank” in his hands and began recalling that trip to Nashville, when, from the balcony, to Young’s left, a man began shouting: “Play it! Play it!” At which point the 68-year-old who’s been making music since high school reminded the crowd that no one tells Neil Young what to do.

“I don’t think I’m gonna play it,” he said. Beneath his black wide-brimmed hat, he grinned a little. But you could tell: He was not pleased. The heckling continued, because this is just what some people do: spend hundreds of dollars to see their heroes, only to steal their spotlight.

“What, do I work?” Young said, the good humor now completely gone from his voice. “Is this a job? I’m trying to recall the last time I did something expressly because someone told me to do it.” The rest of the crowd cheered, almost as though it were trying to distract Young or jolt him back into the jovial mood he’d been in moments earlier, following a version of “Mr. Soul” played on a pump organ. Instead he just played the next song: “Harvest Moon,” one of the more beautiful entries in a canon filled with tenderhearted melodies. But Young strummed the guitar a little harder than usual, and didn’t so much sing its simple, sentimental lyrics (“When we were lovers/I loved you with all my heart”) as he did spit them out.

Read more here:

http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2014/04/neil-young-gave-his-heart-and-soul-thursday-and-some-folks-just-gave-him-a-hard-time.html/

Dead Man music score ranked #2

johnny-depp-in-dead-man-scored-by-neil-youngMusic Times ranks Neil Young’s “Dead Man” music score number 2 out of 7 top rock music scores of all time.

Guess which one is number 1#.

The publication writes:

“Neil Young’s score for Jim Jarmusch’s western Dead Man wasn’t actually composed. Rather, Young stood in a recording studio with some instruments and simply improvised music while watching a cut of the film. The resulting music is at times atmospheric and chaotic.”

Read all the rock movie scores named at: http://www.musictimes.com/articles/5494/20140415/seven-great-movie-scores-by-rock-musicians-neil-young-peter-gabriel-and-more.htm

Booker T. flashbacks touring with Neil

Booker-TBlogger RJohnson writes about the merging of Booker T. & Neil Young for a nationwide tour in 1993.

MySA, San Antonio’s homepage, features a story

The article states: “Keyboard legend Booker T. Jones has seen it all in his six-decade career, from landing a hit with the instrumental ‘Green Onions’ in 1962 at the tender age of 17 to trying to coax Sinead O’Connor into singing the song she was supposed to sing at a Bob Dylan tribute in 1992 to finally winning a Grammy in 1995, some 30 years after his tunes were all over the radio.

But maybe one of the strangest, and potentially most perilous, of his undertakings came in 1993, when he and the MGs hooked up with Neil Young for a nationwide tour.”

The Booker T show (set list here) was pretty much everything a Young fan would want — a career-spanning effort that began with Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul,” traveled through the likes of “The Loner,” “Heart of Gold” and “Like A Hurricane” and touched upon the best of Young’s more recent work (“Rockin’ in the Free World,” “Harvest Moon.” )

It didn’t hurt to have one of the greatest backing bands of all time, either. Besides Jones, the band included legendary guitarist Steve Cropper and veteran session players Donald “Duck” Dunn (bass) and Jim Keltner (drums). If I remember correctly, Young played well with the rest of the guys rather than going off the guitar-freakout deep end like he had done with Crazy Horse two years earlier.

Read more here: http://blog.mysanantonio.com/weekender/2014/04/booker-t-flashback-touring-with-neil-young/

Dolby Show setlist – Fourth Night

Here is the setlist for Neil Young’s fourth and final show of the 4-night acoustic solo performances on 2014-04-02 at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California

1. From Hank To Hendrix

2. On The Way Home

3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart

4. Love In Mind

5. Philadelphia

6. Mellow My Mind

7. Reason to Believe

8. Someday

9. Changes

10. Harvest

11. Old Man

BREAK

12. Goin’ Back

13. A Man Needs A Maid

14. Ohio

15. Southern Man

16. Mr. Soul

17. If You Could Read My Mind

18. Harvest Moon

19. After The Gold Rush

20. Heart Of Gold

ENCORE

21. Thrasher

 

Thanks as always to Tom Hambleton at Sugar Mountain

 

 

Dolby Show setlist April, 1, 2014

The setlist for the third night of Neil Young’s 4-night acoustic performance at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

 

April 1, 2014

1.From Hank To Hendrix

2.On The Way Home

3.Only Love Can Break Your Heart

4. Love In Mind

5. Philadelphia

6. Mellow My Mind

7. Reason to Believe

8. Someday

9. Changes

10. Harvest

11. Old Man

Break

12. Goin’ Back

13. A Man Needs A Maid

14. Ohio

15. Southern Man

16. Mr. Soul

17. If You Could Read My Mind

18. Harvest Moon

19. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong

20. After The Gold Rush

21. Heart Of Gold

ENCORE

22. Thrasher

 

Thanks always to Tom Hambleton at Sugar Mountain

 

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Love lost, such a cost.
by -- Neil Young

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