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Pegi & Neil Young hold concert for their Bridge School

Aug 13, 2012 – Pegi and Neil Young held another benefit concert for their Bridge School, a school that JTMP has reported on numerous times where they help kids with special needs using innovative techniques. Many musicians were on hand to help out, such as Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Simon and Garfunkel, The Pretenders (see video below!) and of even the man himself, Neil Young. The concert was filmed and is airing on your local PBS station. To find out times the show is airing in your area to watch the entire concert, punch in your Zip Code and check out PBS.org here.

Their Bridge School specializes in programs for the communicative and educational development of children with severe speech and physical impairments. Find out more about the great work they do on the Bridge School's website here.

Neil Young was working with Steve Jobs on the next generation iPod

Feb 1, 2012 – Neil Young was working with Steve Jobs shortly before his death on the possible type of music file to be used on the next generation iPod musical device. Young was trying to convince Steve Jobs that High Resolution Audio files, instead of MP3 or even the iTunes AAC files, sounded more real and life-like, and sounded as close as possible as it it did to the artist in the studio and should be used in the digital world. The issue is those files are much larger, and portable devices are limited by their storage size. Perhaps Young was urging Jobs to concentrate on getting the largest storage device possible in the next models of iPods to come out. Read more on FoxNews.com here.

Meanwhile, if you are like me and get dizzy trying to figure all this audio file technogeek stuff, here is a good article on PC Magazine that explains it all nicely.
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Occupy Audio?

JAN 26, 2012 – Spinner.com has an article out about Neil Young and "Occupy Audio", a project he is launching that is urging consumers to insist that radio stations don't play MP3s, but a higher quality and larger digital track, called High Resolution Audio. Neil says the larger and better tracks give you "a relief that you feel when you finally hear music the way artists and producers did when they created it in the studio." Recently, John Mellencamp released an album both on CD and DVD audio.

A statement from Occupy Audio says: (more)

MusiCares Honors Neil Young as MusiCares Person of the Year

(Photo cedit: Kevin Winter)
MusiCares
, an organization that is part of the Grammy foundation which "provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need", honored Neil Young with their "Person of the Year" award for his philanthropy work and musical legacy. Neil Young and his wife Pegi opened the "Bridge School", an "innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments", and hold benefit concerts every year to raise funds for the cause.

Many artists showed up to pay tribute to Neil Young and MusiCares, from Sheryl Crow to Elton John, and performed some of his biggest songs. The concert was filmed last January in LA, and is currently playing on VH1 Palladia in HD. It will also be available on Blu-ray DVD soon, and proceeds from the sale will go to MusicCares for their work in helping musicians in times of financial and medical distress.

For some great pictures of the event go here, and here is a video of Lady Antebellum singing "Only Love Can Break Your Heart".

 

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