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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby Andrew. on Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:32 pm

Neil was also gonzo for biofuel. He's a hippie. Great heart, but not at the leading edge of critical thinking about technology.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby mazacultura on Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:35 am

Plus that electric car conversion that burned up a ton of his archives. Like you say, heart's in the right place.

http://www.treehugger.com/cars/neil-you ... -fire.html
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby Anthony Flack on Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:38 am

That's a perfectly reasonable idea and it sounds like the people doing the work simply made a shoddy job of it. If he wants an electric '59 Lincoln then good for him. There probably is a serviceable niche market for those kinds of conversions if they can get it right.

Whereas Pono was a parade around town in the clown car, with a bunch of his fans along for the ride. I don't begrudge him for it though, and by the sound of it Mr TimeCube-Website doesn't begrudge him for it either. He just got taken in by some fast talkin' Kickstarter bullshit, as so many people did during that wave of excitement for all things crowdfunded.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby Heaven is in your beard on Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:54 am

mazacultura wrote:
Anthony Flack wrote:They still sell Pono players?


http://www.ponosucks.com/home.html

...Apparently not.


Oh dear. I did read that Pono sales had fallen far short of the company's hopes, and in any case I always thought the product had an odour of snake oil about it. Guess this article clarifies why.

Still, as it points out, Amazon are still selling them, albeit at a knockdown price.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby Heaven is in your beard on Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:55 am

Triple post due to slow PC. Oops. Deleted
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby Heaven is in your beard on Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:55 am

Ditto the above.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby SkronkFronkerdale on Wed May 24, 2017 10:46 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9XlAMu_cUU

An interesting documentary someone might enjoy. The song of the same name is my favorite Neil song of the moment. Play it over and over and never get tired of it. Finally found a copy of Time Fades Away on vinyl, which completes the ditch trilogy, my fav period of his illustrious career. Hooray for me whoopee
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby curry pervert on Thu May 25, 2017 7:21 pm

Not much of his music has ever appealed to me, but I did buy Waging Heavy Peace and found it quite a good read. Likeable character.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby P.J. Craven on Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:07 am

Waging Heavy Peace. Code for shit? "First listen to Hitchhiker." Code for shit?

Anyway, Hitchhiker is definitely worthwhile. I wonder how many more full records Neil has in the vault. I think I remember reading in Shakey that there's probably plenty.

Stream Hitchhiker here
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby SkronkFronkerdale on Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:44 pm

Super pumped about Hitchhiker. Looking forward to the day Homegrown is released and whatever else Neil hasn't yet released from the vaults. Neil is probably the purest and most natural songwriter humanly possible. Songs poured out of him almost without trying in his heyday, unaffected and unforced, propelled by the strength of his muse. Just like the rest of us take shits. No surprise really he has so much unreleased material.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:26 pm

He just streamed Hitchhiker on some public radio station from Telluride, Colorado. Original versions of some old songs that haven't been released, as well as better quality versions of some of the stuff found on Chrome Dreams.

I am unabashedly a Neil Young + Crazy Horse fan, but this little detour he took in the 70's ranks among some of his very best work. So fuckin' pure.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby Anthony Flack on Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:33 am

SkronkFronkerdale wrote:Just like the rest of us take shits. No surprise really he has so much unreleased material.


You make it sound like he needs a dose of prune juice to clear out his unreleased material.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby jtyler on Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:53 pm

Really liking what I've heard of Hitchhiker so far. This version of "Powderfinger" in particular sounds fantastic, even without the twin guitars and harmony vox.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby Andrew. on Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:57 am

Anyone find anything cool in the NYA or have comments on the audio politics, for lack of a better term, of the platform?
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby A Landing Craft on Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:14 am

The laptop's dead and I can't access it from my kindle, so I'm a tad bummed out, but it's a really cool idea.

For the time being, I've been watching this on a loop. The Horse live in '76. Blinding stuff, wonderfully sloppy and surprisingly tight at the same time, and according to the Shakey book, Poncho was fried like a mofo during the Budokan set.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby Redline on Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:21 am

"Apple not offering a top-quality (audio) tier has led lables to stop making quality products available to the masses." Oh, please...

I heard there was a hidden Tonight's the Night UK show from the Rainbow theatre in 1973. I tried to find it, and then lost interest. In June the site will begin to charge a fee, I think I have all the Neil Young music I want to listen to now anyway.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby andyman on Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:39 am

A Landing Craft wrote:The laptop's dead and I can't access it from my kindle, so I'm a tad bummed out, but it's a really cool idea.

For the time being, I've been watching this on a loop. The Horse live in '76. Blinding stuff, wonderfully sloppy and surprisingly tight at the same time, and according to the Shakey book, Poncho was fried like a mofo during the Budokan set.
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Woah. Thank you for posting this.

That performance of Stringman is really moving.
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Re: Nutball: Neil Young

Postby Cactus on Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:58 am

Been listening to Zuma the last couple of days. It's so fucking good.
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