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Review: Neil Young at Carnegie Hall

Posted on 08 January 2014 (0)

Another Billboard piece up today. Will also have something in the magazine this week (but only 150 words, don’t get too excited).

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, 12-3-12

Posted on 05 December 2012 (1)


Walking onto the floor and seeing the Rust Never Sleeps set at the other end of the Barclays Center was this combination of disbelief and deja vu. I never got to see the Rust Never Sleeps tour; by the time I read about it in Rolling Stone it was long gone, and I used to sit in front of my stereo with the records and bemoan that I had missed what had to have been one of the most amazing things ever.

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A Tribute To Neil Young, Carnegie Hall, 2/10/11

Posted on 11 February 2011 (0)

Roots w/With the ladies from dirty projectors on bvox

One of my favorite Neil Young quotes is his comment about Pearl Jam, back when they were working on Mirror Ball together, that they knew when *not* to play. That comment never made more sense to me than it did last night at Carnegie Hall, as a parade of artists came out to pay tribute to Young Neil.

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neil young, msg, december ’08

Posted on 19 December 2008 (2)

I think a lot about the fact that Neil’s one of those people that I will just go see no matter what I think about their particular recorded output of the moment. That he has put out some, well, albums of dubious quality, and I still went (although I deeply regret passing on going to see Trans at MSG with the stoner guys from Bayside that were in my ethics class at Fordham and had an extra ticket. They did not know what the hell to make of the show the next day).

We were talking at dinner before the first show and referred to one album as the “I almost died” album, and it’s not funny to say that, because in this case, it happens to be true. But the thing with Neil Young is that he is still a cantankerous, obnoxious and overwhelmingly powerful force to be reckoned with. We saw Ray Davies two days before Neil and all I could think was how utterly fragile he seemed – yes, he was always a glorified stick figure and he looks great and has tons of energy but the fragility came through stronger than anything else.

But not Neil.

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Pareles on Young Neil

Posted on 29 April 2006 (0)

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Posted on 02 April 2005 (0)

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An Open Letter To The Idiot Yelling for “Southern Man”*

Posted on 11 April 2004 (1)

Esteemed Sir: I had the distinct pleasure of recently attending the performance by Neil Young and Crazy Horse within the magnificent confines of the Radio City Music Hall. Perhaps it is because my memories of this venue begin in early childhood at the Christmas Spectaculars, when I was dressed uncomfortably in my going-to-New-York-City clothes, taffeta […]

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