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Top 10 Albums of 2005

As 2005 draws to close, it's time for that insufferable ritual -- Top 10's. Why do we do it? To justify re-reviewing our insufferable reviews? Or to see whose list contains the most obscure albums? Read More »

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Most Essential Live Albums

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy compiles his list of essential live albums and puts Neil Young’s “Live Rust” as #1 in the December issue of HARP Magazine. Tweedy says of Neil Young’s “Live Rust”: “There’s not that much Neil Young that I’m not into. But “Powderfinger” on this — he’s on fire. The film was pretty miserable, but, man, the music is ... Read More »

The Neil Young Nation is Here

It’s always extremely gratifying whenever someone follows their heart, dreams and visions. Author Kevin Chong’s new book Neil Young Nation is a dream come true of a Neil Young fan’s personal journey . Specifically the book’s sub-title: “A Quest, an Obsession (and a True Story)” captures Chong’s adventure to discover what it really means to be a Neil Young fan. ... Read More »

Neil Young Turns 60 Today: Long May You Run

As hard as it might be to believe, the guy who sang “you can’t be 20 on Sugar Mountain“, will turn 60 this Saturday, November 12. And what a year for Neil. There were some definite highs and frightening lows. Most importantly, Neil is still here and making music. During 2005, Neil had quite a few memorable moments: – Neil ... Read More »

Four Dead in Ohio

Thirty five years ago, on May 4, 1970, an anti-war student demonstration at Kent State University, Ohio left four students dead, one paralyzed, and eight others wounded. Read More »