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Who is Neil Young

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Subject: Who is Neil Young?
From: Sourdough
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 04:23 AM

I did a Google search for Neil Young but it didn't give me a hint about why he has become a Mudcat Icon.

I assume it is not disguised admiration but I don't get it. Maybe there's an explanation? He certainly has provided a good target.

A puzzled Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Peter T.
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 09:36 AM

I have heard of him. He is the son of a very famous Canadian sportswriter named Scott Young, so that might explain it.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Midchuck
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 10:10 AM

I was told that no one was ever kicked off mudcat no matter what their sins, except people who performed Neil Young, Cat Stevens, or Barry Manilow songs in public.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: GUEST,The Invisible Blazoona
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 10:17 AM

I foolishly thought that not being able to sing, play, compose or perform would be regarded as liabilities for someone pursuing a career in music.

Neil has proven me wrong


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 10:27 AM

Come off it! You mean there are people out there who don't love Neil Young?

Wash your mouths out with whiskey!


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Grab
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 10:41 AM

Chris Isaak has done a good cover of Solitary Man by NY, which is a cool song. Is this opinion going to get me lynched? :-)

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Kim C
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 10:56 AM

I have never loved Neil Young, but my husband has, so I guess that sanctifies me somehow. Anyway my dislike of Mr. Young has provided Mister with lots of ways to yank my chain.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Mbo
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:02 AM

Um, Grab...isn't "Solitary Man" by Neil Diamond?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:18 AM

You beat me to it, Mbo. That was Neil Diamond, a talented man who is without shame.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:30 AM

Yeah Meebo, but they got some stuff in common........

Neil Young is in fact quite talented and an excellent songwriter. His addition to any group has always changed the color, texture, and dynamics of their performance. He has much to commend him in his work with his sons and his family. All that aside............

The focker is crazed........Watching him perform or listening to him talk you get the feeling that there is much which Neil would like to say, but forgets why it is he wants to say it. He's completely off the wall and the look in his eyes is often just psychotic! Especially in his serious rocker mode, I can't tell whether he's playing that Les Paul or screwing it.....and I don't think the guitar can tell either. In short, if you are simply listening to him talk or watching him perform, you tend to believe he's completely and terminally screwed.

So it was with this in mind that when I needed a asylum name in one of my wacky-ass postings (about a year and a half ago in the infamous tiple thread), I came up with the "Neil Young Center for the Terminally Screwed." Just another of those "Spawisms" that wound up becoming a part of the iconology of Mudcat.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Mbo
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:30 AM

Despite what everyone says here, I like Neil Diamond. Living in North Carolina now, I can't hear "Sweet Caroline" on the radio without feeling all happy. Plus his song "Kentucky Woman" was covered by Deep Purple in 1968, and ROCKS!

--Matt (and I love her, God knows I love her)


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:45 AM

Yeah Meebo, we all appreciate Mr. Diamond too, especially since he made a massive donation to the Young Center to fund the "Neil Diamond Research Wing for the Study of Flaming Narcisstics."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:48 AM

I've never heard Neil Young..After reading this, I'm grateful.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: dwditty
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 11:54 AM

I have said it before, but the quote goes to Bill Murray in "What About Bob." "There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those that love Neil Diamond and those that hate him." Now, Neil Young, that's a whole different matter.
dw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Mbo
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 12:02 PM

Hey hey my my, rock and roll will never die...


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 12:06 PM

Well Meebo, it kinda' has to live first..........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 12:25 PM

I like some of Neil Diamond's stuff, too. But the man has no sense of moderation. At his best, he's a decent pop tunesmith with a flair for showmanship (I still get off on his "preaching" in the middle of Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show). At his worst, he's so over the top that he makes late-period Elvis seem subtle.

And lest we forget, he wrote one of the Monkees' two best songs, as well as the breakthrough hit for UB40. Not that he deserves a medal for either of those, but he has made his mark.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Mini Me
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 12:27 PM

As it relates to music.......rock, folk.....pop........Neil has written songs for almost 40 years and each decade has musically won over more listeners while retaining his mass audience appeal. As a father, Neil is very involved with children with disabilities. He is a true champion in this area, that possibly many people do not realize. Though, I have not seen him perform recently, I believe he performs in a very focused and personally driving manner. Each song becomes a part of him and the performance as one. He usually does not chat, joke or try to entertain the audience, he typically lets the music do that. He's Canadian and he treats the audience like they are very intelligent !!!!!

Mike Strobel


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Peg
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 01:03 PM

Anyone ever see the Jim Jarmusch film "Dead Man"? Very minimalistic but effective soundtrack by none other than Neil Young...great film, too...

peg


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Peter T.
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 03:16 PM

Neil Diamond is to music what Albert Einstein was to water polo.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 03:48 PM

Peter! An anti-Canadian remark! I am shocked!
By the way, I didn't know that Einstein played water polo. My nephew has a Neil Young CD but I have been avoiding it. Maybe I'll give it a try. I listened to the Jayhawks last night after reading a rave review on their new CD. Only made it through 1.5 songs before I ran screaming. Lots of rhythm and noise. Sounded like the Beatles on a bad day. Am I in trouble again, Mbo? Sorry for the babble.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 03:56 PM

Well, of course he's crazed. Noone's perfect.

And if Albert Einstein had ever tried water polo, you just know he'd have been great at it.

How about Hunter Thompson for another off-the-wall psychotic hero?


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 04:09 PM

Hunter? Psychotic? Whatever do you mean McGrath?

One of the funniest(?) things I have ever seen on TV was Hunter Thompson interviewing Keith Richards. Talk about your drug-crazed conversations..........A complete riot!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Peter T.
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 04:57 PM

Anti-Canadian? Now if I said something against synchronized swimming (invented in Canada), that would be anti-Canadian. Like synchronized swimming is by far the stupidest sport ever invented, for instance. yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 05:20 PM

........especially the solo event.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 05:25 PM

Kendall, you've never heard the folk standard Four Strong Winds? That's by Mr Young. I actually like quite a bit of Neil Young's music, especially tunes he wrote with Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, and some of the solo stuff. He's definitely a hard-rockin' old Hippy, and his performances are sometimes laughable, like watching your father doing the twist used to be. But I have partaken in all the comic potshots about him with gusto. I think Neil himself would laugh, and if he wouldn't, screw him.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Mbo
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 05:26 PM

It's a tough life being an "I like" person in a "I hate" Forum, not to mention world.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Lanfranc
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 05:31 PM

I've always preferred Neil Innes myself.

Neil Diamond's songs were too hard, and Neil Young's so jejeune.

But "The Innes Book of Records" will live forever!


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 05:40 PM

Neil Young Can't Fish


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:01 PM

"Four Strong Winds" is an Ian Tyson song, first recorded by Ian & Sylvia in 1963.

Many, many other artists recorded "Four Strong Winds" before Neil Young's recording in 1978.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:08 PM

Okay.........Y'all know the "Kevin Bacon Game?" You connect celebrities through roles or whatever........Okay, connect Neil Young and Hunter Thompson.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:08 PM

Kevin,

You liked Noone after he left Herman's Hermits, or before they broke up? I need to know! I mean, I liked him too, but perfect? I dunno.

And "Who is Neil Young...." I guess we better figger this out for him, since he seems not to know, himself. Nor does his sense of who he THINKS he is, work well for me.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:12 PM

Sure Catspaw...they both bought their LSD from Owsley. WINNAH!

Thanks for correcting my misconception about the Tyson song, Mike. Uh...How about The Needle and the Damage Done Kendall?


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Peter T.
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:16 PM

Neil Young looks like a lost Neanderthal. The Neanderthals were hunter-gatherers. Hunter Thompson. Did it in 3!!!!
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: GUEST,Neil Young
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:20 PM

Who's Kendall?


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:22 PM

Although interesting Peter my friend, that ain't it......true, but not what I was after.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:27 PM

Spaw,

Neil Young once recorded an Ian Tyson song.

Ian Tyson was married to Sylvia Tyson.

Rosalie Sorrels once recorded a Sylvia Tyson song.

Hunter Thompson wrote the liner notes to a Rosalie Sorrels album.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Jim the Bart
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:28 PM

The most incredible live rock performance on TV (since the Beatles on Ed Sullivan) was Neil Young doing "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World" on Saturday Night Live a while back. Talk about crazed!!! He had THAT LOOK in his eyes and he was playing to save his life and our soul. And you could tell that the rhythm section and second guitarist were right there with him. In that one performance you could see the magic and mystery of Neil Young. Completely submerged in the music and pulling everyone in with him. If you get the chance to see it - SEE IT. And turn the volume up. Then listen to him do "Harvest Moon" a couple of years later. How can you not love the guy?


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Jim the Bart
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:28 PM

The most incredible live rock performance on TV (since the Beatles on Ed Sullivan) was Neil Young doing "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World" on Saturday Night Live a while back. Talk about crazed!!! He had THAT LOOK in his eyes and he was playing to save his life and our soul. And you could tell that the rhythm section and second guitarist were right there with him. In that one performance you could see the magic and mystery of Neil Young. Completely submerged in the music and pulling everyone in with him. If you get the chance to see it - SEE IT. And turn the volume up. Then listen to him do "Harvest Moon" a couple of years later. How can you not love the guy?


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:34 PM

AN OUTSTANDING JOB MIKE!!!!! Frankly, its better than what I had in mind, which is much simpler.

"Where the Buffalo Roam" starring Bill Murray was a movie about HT and Neil did the music.........But truthfully Mike, yours is MUCH BETTER!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:42 PM

Spaw,

I never saw the movie, but to carry on the connection...

The Rosalie Sorrels album for which Hunter Thompson wrote the liner notes was "Travelin' Lady."

The album on which Rosalie recorded the Sylvia Tyson song was "Travelin' Lady Rides Again."

The liner notes for "Travelin' Lady Rides Again" were written by Oscar Zeta Acosta.

Oscar Zeta Acosta (aka the Brown Buffalo) was Hunter Thompson's "attorney."

Why I know all that is another story.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:51 PM

And as an HT fan, I'm interested.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:57 PM

Yeah, well I'd still put my money on Owsley as a direct connection...


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 07:08 PM

Spaw,

The short version is that Rosalie Sorrels is an old friend and was a client for a couple of years (about 20 years ago) when I had a small company representing artists.

Hunter and Oscar were old friends of Rosalie's and she told me some stories about her adventures with them.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: pastorpest
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 07:21 PM

Just find the film made at Woodstock and watch for Crosby, Stills, Nash, and ...There he will be!


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 07:28 PM

Pastorpest.....The question was actually "Why is he a Mudcat Icon?" I explained how, but I have no idea why.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: pastorpest
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 07:44 PM

Spaw...Isolate the genetic code that leads from a sportswriter dad sitting in on the "Hot Stove League" between periods on CBC radio in 1950's broadcasts of Maple Leaf hockey games, Hockey Night in Canada, to a singer/songwriter son at Woodstock and I am sure the answer to "why" will become clear. But it is beyond my ability to understand.

pastorpest


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 07:47 PM

Mine too PP, mine too.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 08:09 PM

Here's HT anyway - unfortunately the link to "Saints and Sots" doesn't seem to work for me.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: bob jr
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 08:56 PM

i think that neil youngs long and varied career has something for alot of different types of people ,he does lots of quiet acoustic singersongwriter songs (harvest old man ,only love can break your heart,heart of gold,harvest moon etc) he does long electric guitar workouts (cortez the killer,like a hurricane,down by the river,cowgirl in the sand) he does wierd off the wall expermental albums (trans,everybodys rocking,arc,re-act-or) and he does some great straight ahead material (powderfinger,dont cry no tears,keep on rocking in the free world,big time) also protest stuff (ohio,this notes for you,albahama,southern man) and also one of the greatest so called concept albums of all time "tonights the night" . he continues to vary his approach from album to album and tour to tour without ever allowing his music to grow stale ....plus he is a good guitarist maybe that is part of the reason people hold him in high regard .................but then there are those who dont so what you gonna do???


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Mooh
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 09:28 PM

Played in a NY tribute band for a couple of years, between celtoid gigs and singer/songwriter excursions. Great fun and great tunes. Our "Neil" was pretty convincing when he wanted to be. Our favourite jokes involved the confusion some folks have with Young and Diamond and dare I say it Neil Sadaka (sp?). Bikers loved us. Old folks danced to Transformer Man. Chicks love Heart of Gold. I quit the band last year, but I still do Mansion on the Hill and I'm the Ocean myself, one's too short, the other too long, but both worthy.

Yeah, I wish I had Neil's collection of guitars too. Put me in the "love 'im" side of the ledger. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Brendy
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 12:01 AM

There's a crowd in Norway called 'The Young Neils'

Never heard them, though. (don't know if I want to either)

B.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Callie
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 05:11 AM

He wrote and sang some beautiful songs: Comes A Time, Powder Finger, Needle and the Damage Done, Sugar Mountain, This Note's For You ("ain't singin for Pepsi, ain't singin for Coke .. I got the real thing"), harvest Moon ... the list goes on.

I saw him live more than ten years ago. Got into a big venue for free and expected a kind of nostalgia show. He REALLY ROCKED!! A musician with integrity, who has never been afraid to change.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Kim C
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 01:51 PM

Okay, I will admit to liking Heart of Gold. But that's all.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Grab
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 08:08 AM

Doh! Apologies Mbo. Have to check the album sleeve again...

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Alice
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 12:57 PM

Catspaw, you might enjoy this. Today on the illustrator's forum, we were discussing the way our incomes are impacted by work being stolen, the way many people, especially those on the internet, do not respect or understand copyright, and this cartoon was posted to the discussion: http://www.troubletown.com/cartoons/5.html


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 09:33 AM

Let's not forget how committed he was to ths plight of the American (and Canadian) farmer when he did a number of Willie's Farm Aid concerts.

I've always found Neil to be inconsistent. I think he has written some fantastic songs, but he's also done a lot of drivel. He sure is an energetic performer. I get a sense that he absolutely loves playing music.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 May 01 - 09:00 PM

dwditty -

Last July you wrote: "There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those that love Neil Diamond and those that hate him. Now, Neil Young, that's a whole different matter."

Correct. With Neil Young, it's the other way around...

- LH


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: CarolC
Date: 19 May 01 - 09:07 PM

This thread is responsible for my Mudcat addiction. I came to the forum looking for music, and stumbled upon this thread.

I've been stuck in here ever since.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 May 01 - 09:26 PM

(sigh) another candidate for the outpatient wing of the NYCFTTS...but not the BDFFTPAEOPWCSC.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: CarolC
Date: 19 May 01 - 09:43 PM

'Outpatient', Little Hawk? Are you sure? Anyway, I'm the Inactivity Director at the NYCFTTS.

If the BDFFTPAEOPWCSC want me, they'll have to pay extra.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 May 01 - 10:20 PM

You must be joking. They don't pay. You do. Through the nose, eh?

- LH


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Roughyed
Date: 20 May 01 - 03:52 AM

Confessions first. I've enjoyed Neil Young for thirty years or so and part of the attraction is that you never know what he is going to do next.

What worries me about some of the entries in this thread is that people have never heard him and are avoiding doing so because other people have said they don't like him. What sort of narrow minded conformism is that?

There is only music. The categories are jsut what we put onto it. There are people whose whole output I have disliked and then they just do one great number and it makes the other listening worthwhile. You don't have to like Neil Young but I do think he deserves a listen. Ditto Neil Diamond.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 May 01 - 01:57 PM

You're right, Swan. I like a great deal of what Neil Young has recorded in his lengthy career, loved the early albums, and some of the later ones too.

As for Neil Diamond, I dislike his more melodramatic stuff, but he has done some genuinely good songs too, from my point of view.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 20 May 01 - 03:03 PM

As for Neil Diamond, I believe that some of his early tunes, ie Thank the Lord for the Nighttime, Cherry, Solitary Man were great acoustic rock songs. When he entered the Sweet Caroline, Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Band, Cracklin' Rosie phase, you could see trouble coming. I Am I Said, You Don't Bring Me Flowers, and the god-awful Jonathan Livingston Seagull album turned him into some kind of nightclub parody of himself.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 May 01 - 03:42 PM

Once again, I will have to completely agree with you Leej. A pretty fair summation of Neil Diamond's career.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Alice
Date: 20 May 01 - 04:17 PM

Just noticed the cartoonist link no longer goes to a cartoon about Neil Young. For those that have never heard Neil Young (and you must be young), don't take all this joshing too seriously.


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 May 01 - 07:15 PM

Come on, LEJ, "I Am I Said" ranks right up there with Hamlet's Soliloquy. It's absolutely deathless! I mean, what would the chair have said...had it deigned to speak??? I've wondered about that for years...

And now you've offended the JLS fans too, you heartless swine! :-) (I liked the book, but it's not everyone's cup of tea).

- LH


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 May 01 - 07:51 PM

Okay then, what about "I ain't, I'm dead".........no, wouldn't be right....that's from Major tom, Psychotic Astronaut.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 May 01 - 08:10 PM

"I ain't, I'm dead"
"I ain't", I said
And no one heard, or spoke one word
Not even the bed

"I ain't", I cried
"I ain't", said I
To nothing overhead
Not even the sky

You take it from there, Spaw, I can't recall the verses...

- LH


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 May 01 - 08:32 PM

..........anybody got some Maalox?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Marion
Date: 20 May 01 - 11:24 PM

Well, when I hear of Neil Young I think of an odd encounter I once had... I was giving my worm colony to a woman who had answered my ad, and I sang her a song I had written about worms. This woman's boyfriend was present and listened to the song.

After the song I learned that the boyfriend was a professional guitar player, working in some blues and jazz bands. He proceeded to make a speech - entirely unsolicited and virtually uninterrupted - for about forty-five minutes straight while I smiled and nodded; it was an indepth analysis of my strengths and weaknesses as a singer and guitarist, and some recommendations for the future. (Just sober enough to speak coherently, but just stoned enough to make intense speeches to virtual strangers, I suspect.)

Anyway, his main two points were that I should, one, throw away my classical guitar and get a steel string, and two, listen to early Neil Young.

Marion


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: gnu
Date: 21 May 01 - 07:16 AM

BDFFTPAEOPWCSC ?


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 May 01 - 01:38 PM

It's the "Bob Dylan Foundation for the Promotion and Enhancement of People Who Can't Speak Coherently".

What else?

- LH


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 May 01 - 03:09 PM

I am I cried
I am I called
I was surprised to get
A response from the wall
"You are a twit
This song is shit
And you're bringing down
All the good stuff you've writ!"


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: UB Ed
Date: 21 May 01 - 03:19 PM

So, Marion, what did you do?

Ed


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 01 - 10:44 PM

Neil Young is still doing farm aid concerts along with John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson. This year it is being held in Indiana,definately worh checking out.

mmm


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 01 - 11:13 PM

Arlo Guthrie will also be there. and if any one is interested so will I. :) :)

mmm


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: GUEST,Neil Young
Date: 22 May 01 - 03:43 PM

Did a search on the Net for my own name and found myself here.

Some of you are in serious need of a life.

Neil


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 May 01 - 04:08 PM

How do we know you're the real Neil Young? Somebody ask him a question only the real Neil Young would know the answer to!


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 01 - 04:14 PM

question for Neil - What the hell were you thinking with reactor and the shocking pinks?


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 May 01 - 05:54 PM

Neil - We are ALL in serious need of a life! Why do you think we log in here day after day, hour upon hour, and attempt to impress, entertain, or convert one another with obscure political harangues, wordy song analyses, and humorous BS? Would people with a life be doing this? Hell no! I was in the "3rd world" a while back, and nobody I saw was doing this, and they had a healthy, lively attitude that I envied. Not a friggin' computer or a McDonalds in sight! Good home cooking at every meal. And get this...the poor suckers all want to come to North America and eat microwaved shit! Unbelievable. The propaganda seems to be working all too well...

Hey, man, we pampered corporate slaves in North America can't all be major achievers like you, and still have that half-crazed look in our eyes as we stagger onstage, and get paid big bucks for it, and have fictional mental institutions named after us. Have some compassion! :-)

By the way, I loved "Comes A Time" and "Thrasher"!

Cheers,

- LH


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Subject: RE: Who is Neil Young
From: mousethief
Date: 22 May 01 - 06:04 PM

Saying "You need to get a life" is the last refuge of the conversationally incompetent.


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