reply to post by Corruption Exposed
Just wanted to comment on this thread since I had the amazing honor of PERFORMING WITH HIM a few years back!
Neil released Greendale, an album he recorded with Crazy Horse members Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina (So yeah, got to jam with those guys too!!!)
Neil imagined the album as a storyline, and it loosely revolved around the murder of a police officer in a small town in California, and the
subsequent effects on the townspeople.
Under the pseudonym "Bernard Shakey",
Neil directed an accompanying film of the same name, featuring actors lip-synching to the music from the album.
He toured extensively with the Greendale material throughout 2003 and 2004, first with a solo, acoustic version in Europe, then with a full-cast stage
show in North America, Japan, and Australia.
I was part of that "full-cast show".
I danced/sung back-up for a series of his concerts during his Greendale Tour of 2003-2004.
And it is BY FAR one of the best times of my life!
How I got that opportunity is a really long story- but basically a friend of mine introduced me to a friend of a friend of the producer of that
who is a legend in his own right-
most notable for his role as the original Riff of the Jets gang in West Side Story.
His daughter is Amber Tamblyn, who starred as the lead in the hit series Joan of Arcadia, one of the leads in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,
Amber, as well as Neil's daughter, also named Amber (Amber Jean Young is her full name) performed in the shows.
They were both so cool and down-to-earth....and Amber Tamblyn had JUST found out she got the lead in Joan of Arcadia THREE DAYS before I first met her
for the concert rehearsals.
I was one of the first people she told, and she and I had this long, teary, heart to heart discussion about life and pursuing dreams and all that- it
was a wonderful conversation to say the least!
I'll never forget the night before the first show at dress rehearsal, everyone was pressed for time because of weather issues (the venue was at an
amphitheater) so we all got about 20 minutes to break for dinner.
I sat next to him shoveling a (surprisingly yummy!) burger down, and he and I just cracked smart ass political jokes and he told me that I reminded
him so much of his daughter- not looks, but my personality.
It was BEYOND surreal!!!!
And my parents were beyond jealous lol.
Neil Young is such a chill fantastic human being!!!
And a true patriot
CHEERS MR. YOUNG!
Here's us at one of the rehearsals with Russ Tamblyn (the tour producer)
I'm sitting to HIS left (YOUR/VIEWERS right)- and my friend who introduced me to the "friend of a friend of the producer" is standing behind/above me
with the white tank on
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