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GUEST,David E. 08 Mar 11 - 10:59 PM
GUEST,Ed 09 Mar 11 - 04:20 AM
GUEST,David E. 09 Mar 11 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,Desi C 09 Mar 11 - 12:14 PM
GUEST,David E. 09 Mar 11 - 12:26 PM
SINSULL 09 Mar 11 - 12:34 PM
olddude 09 Mar 11 - 12:41 PM
pdq 09 Mar 11 - 12:44 PM
olddude 09 Mar 11 - 01:41 PM
Jeri 09 Mar 11 - 04:36 PM
Little Hawk 09 Mar 11 - 07:05 PM
GUEST,999 09 Mar 11 - 07:34 PM
Effsee 09 Mar 11 - 10:48 PM
GUEST,999 10 Mar 11 - 01:55 AM
open mike 10 Mar 11 - 02:31 AM
GUEST,Patsy 10 Mar 11 - 09:27 AM
catspaw49 10 Mar 11 - 09:48 AM
lefthanded guitar 10 Mar 11 - 02:39 PM
C-flat 10 Mar 11 - 03:05 PM
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Little Hawk 10 Mar 11 - 07:24 PM
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Little Hawk 11 Mar 11 - 01:22 AM
GUEST,Doug Saum 11 Mar 11 - 11:58 AM
GUEST,Desi C 11 Mar 11 - 12:26 PM
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Subject: Neil Young Tour
From: GUEST,David E.
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 10:59 PM

I see that Neil Young is continuing his solo tour this spring with top end seats going for $250.00. I wonder if he'd play one of his "the man is screwing you" songs if the people up front asked? (probably not)

David E.

PS- My son and I saw him last time through (to see Bert Jansch really) and it was a good concert. Even from the last row at a measly $90.00 each.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 04:20 AM

David, yes it's very expensive. I didn't go becauae of the cost. But surely that's up to him or his management?

I've read your last few posts, and they are all negative. Do you have anything positive to say?


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: GUEST,David E.
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 12:13 PM

Sorry. I guess I didn't realize there were that many Moxie fans... It WAS a good concert, glad we went, just far more expensive than it should have been.

David E.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 12:14 PM

I'm prepared for a hail of fire over this, but am I the only one who finds the whole Neil Young/Eagles thing the most awful boring music! If I hear the monotonous tones of Hotel California one more time round the folk clubs I'll go mad! And no one even tries to do something new with it!


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: GUEST,David E.
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 12:26 PM

Now don't be negative... But seriously, I may think Neil is out of line with the ticket prices for this tour, but I would never accuse him of being boring. I think that he is constantly moving forward, trying new sounds, taking chances... Now I don't care for a lot of it myself, but I respect him for what he tries. It's pretty bold to risk an audience at his age, more power to him. But then, I just buy the stuff that sounds like Harvest... (lol) As for the Eagles, well, yeah, gotta agree with you there.

David E.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 12:34 PM

Wonder if he will stop by the NYCFTTS. Lots of inmates at the moment.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: olddude
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 12:41 PM

Don't know what just happened to my post. Anyway, I was a big Neil Young fan when he did the "after the Gold Rush" album. Since then I cannot handle the guy. I would not spend .25 cents to go to his concert .. but that is my opinion only. I know he has a big following , just not cup of tea anymore


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: pdq
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 12:44 PM

"But then, I just buy the stuff that sounds like Harvest..."

Same here.

There are some stunningly good songs on "Old Ways" and "Hawks & Doves", as well as some humor. Also some odd filler stuff, but both are better than "Harvest". So is "Comes a Time" and perhaps "Silver and Gold", but that is just my opinion.

I also believe that "Decade" is all most people need from his early days.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: olddude
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 01:41 PM

PDQ, I stand corrected Comes a Time is very good


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 04:36 PM

I first heard somebody else do the song and loved it, the radio announcer said it was a Neil Young song. Can't remember who I'd heard, but here's Neil Young singing The Thrasher.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 07:05 PM

I think Thrasher is probably the best song Neil Young ever did, and he did quite a few really good songs. It's my favorite of his, and I play it often.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 07:34 PM

Neil Young was bein' right when so many folks were bein' wrong. He's getting on, but ain't we all. And he's still doin' his best to speak about issues of lesser or greater import. I certainly couldn't afford that kinda cash to see a live concert, but I bet it'll be a good and memorable one.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: Effsee
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 10:48 PM

I'm just a little confused why he is being compared with the Eagles!


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 01:55 AM

I believe someone earlier implied that the two--Eagles and NY--are equally unentertaining.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: open mike
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 02:31 AM

just in case you want the facts
instead of judgemental opinions..
http://www.neilyoung.com/tour.html


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 09:27 AM

Sorry I don't see any similarity between the Eagles and Neil Young. I am not making a judgmental opinion of neither but the difference for a start is that I have heard that the odd Eagles track is sometimes used for line-dancing (Country) and I would be hard pressed to find a Neil Young track that could be used in the same way.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 09:48 AM

Neil is on a special release from the NYCFTTS where he just finished a research project to determine whether he is actually playing his Les Paul or fucking it. It is often difficult to determine this based on the noise emanating from the speakers and the gyrations he goes through while playing. Results will be released soon and Neil will be returning to the Center to have the Lionel caboose removed from his ass.

In another piece of research from the James Taylor Catatonic Blandness Rehab Wing of the NYCFTTS, it has been determined that catatonic blandness does not get better with age and in most cases becomes worse.


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 02:39 PM

Well I love Neil Young, and though I didn't keep up with (or enjoy) all of his musical tributaries, I think the songs he wrote overall are so superlative, I can only admire him and his music.

Jame Taylor however, is another thing, and I totally agree with Spaw that the man is as suffocating as a polyester pillow.

And why can't he pronounce the word "the"? instead of saying thee, as in To Thee I Sing. Pompous, irritating, boring & annoying fellow, who makes Laurence Welk scintillating in comparison; and I had to keep flipping the channel off and on when he was paired with the illustrious Carole King on a PBS special this month.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: C-flat
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 03:05 PM

Well it's a good job we're all different!!
I like James Taylor, I think he uses the guitar cleverly with counter-point bass lines underpinning a melodic picking style.
His voice can be a bit monotonous, I agree, but from a playing point of view he's good.
I can't compare Neil Young with the Eagles!??! What's that about??
Both have had their brilliant moments and both have made me want to stick my head in the oven, but for completely different reasons.
The Eagles could get horribly commercial with mawkish sentimentality , and NY was often so far up his own arse I'm sure he thought the Harvest Moon shone from it!

On topic, $250 for a Neil Young concert? I could have a whole course of treatment at the NYCFTTS and still have change for ear plugs!


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 06:36 PM

Neil Young is rightly considered a legend, one of the most important musical figures ever.

$250? Yeah, bit steep, but he's hardly on his own here, most acts at his level have seats going for similarly outrageous prices these days.

I've seen Neil a few times, and each occasion has been a monumental event. Phenomenal performer. At least he gives value for yer $... last time i saw him he did a 90 minute encore.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 07:24 PM

I wouldn't pay $250 to see Spaw fucked to death by 300 pound female Samoans....let alone to see Neil Young! I wouldn't even pay it for an entire night with Winona Ryder!!!! Did I mention that I have Scottish blood? ;-)


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: pdq
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 08:01 PM


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Mar 11 - 01:22 AM

Not that Winona isn't worth it, mind you....

I just want to be appreciated for myself, not my money, that's all.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: GUEST,Doug Saum
Date: 11 Mar 11 - 11:58 AM

I saw Neil Young solo, with Bert J as opener, last summer in Reno NV USA. I've seen him several times before and I can attest that he does go through serious transformations in presenting his music. To me the varied style of his concerts is a big part of the attraction. Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, techno Neil, country Neil, rockin' Neil (w/ Crazy Horse), etc. are all engaging. I will confess that this last solo show was the least inspiring time (for me) that I saw him. Perhaps the most interesting to me was the tour he did in 2009 with Ben Keith (RIP) and a great band. Highlight from that superlative show was the "A Day in the Life" encore - chilling.
Doug S


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 11 Mar 11 - 12:26 PM

Twas me 999 guilty


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: pdq
Date: 11 Mar 11 - 01:47 PM

Two more Neil Young recordings in the Country-rock mode are "Prarie Wind " and "Harvest Moon".

It was a big loss to Young and many other performers like Emmylou Harris who had worked with Ben Keith. He was staying on Young's "ranch" in the Santa Cruz Mountains when he died of a heart attack last year. They had a new album under way.

"Harvest" had Ben Keith and Kenny Buttery, both gone now.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 11 Mar 11 - 04:26 PM

I'm an old fogy who remembers his father Scott arguing with Foster and Ward on the Hot Stove League. Any other fogies out there?


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Mar 11 - 04:42 PM

Sort of verging on fogyhood here...but not quite there yet. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 11 Mar 11 - 04:53 PM

Aw LH, check with Shane. Perhaps he remembers.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Tour
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Mar 11 - 05:29 PM

I do remember Foster Hewitt quite well. I was aware of Scott Young to some extent, but don't remember much about him. The "Hot Stove League"? I missed that somehow. Some others I remember from back then were Pierre Berton and Gordon Sinclair.

Shane doesn't remember much of anthing prior to about 1985, more or less.


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