Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The Neil Young MusiCares 2010 Person Of The Year concert (taking place during Grammy week) keeps getting better. The lineup already boasted The Red Hot Chili Peppers (perhaps their first performance with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer), T-Bone Burnett, Sheryl Crow, Patti Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Crosby Stills & Nash, Norah Jones, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, James Taylor, Wilco and Jack Black (!), and Booker T. Jones, Ben Harper and Lucinda Williams have all just been added. For the first time, performances from the concert will be streamed at the Grammys website.

Meanwhile, there's another Neil Young tribute taking place at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on February 18, hosted by Hal Wilner, who co-hosts Lou Reed 's SIRIUS XM Radio Show on The Loft. That show will feature Lou, as well as Iron & Wine, Ron Sexsmith and some other indie rock artists.

Finally, Thrasher's Wheat, my main source for all things Neil, points out that it is the fifth anniversary of their petition to get Neil to finally re-release his awesome 1973 album Time Fades Away. I have it on vinyl and I did get mp3s of it.  I don't know that it was ever available on cassette or 8-track, much less on CD. But if you like Neil, you should seek it out, it's worth your trouble.

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