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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post

    ...A million years ago, I spent an afternoon with one of the bassists from one of the iterations of Yes, who confessed that he got his job mainly because he was free to start touring and could sight-read well enough to hit the road more or less immediately. (He did a funny pantomime of himself flipping the pages of his sheet music while playing “Roundabout.”) He also did a very impressive bass version of Chet Atkins’s “Yankee Doodle Dixie,” playing the melody from “Yankee Doodle” in one register and “Dixie” as counterpoint, which is a pretty neat trick on the bass...
    this passage seems to tell me that this dude did not graduate from the college of musical knowledge. Not a Yes-pert, but fairly certain that up until he left us, Chris Squire was the only bassist for Yes. And his replacement is Billy Sherwood, who was already in the band on different instruments.

    The Frank Beard line was pretty dumb, too.
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    I haven't posted in a few months...but just wanted to check in on Snowdog and the rest of the Rush crew.

    Didn't appreciate Rush at the time in the 80s, but glad I got to know their music better over the last few years. Thanks in part to a few people here.

    Anyways, I didn't see this interview/podcast posted here yet, so a few might want to check it out. Chris Jericho's (Canadian Wrestler/Fozzy singer) podcast this week focuses on RUSH and Neil Peart. Guests are drummer Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs/Dream Theater) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax). https://omny.fm/shows/talk-is-jerich...-of-neil-peart

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    this passage seems to tell me that this dude did not graduate from the college of musical knowledge. Not a Yes-pert, but fairly certain that up until he left us, Chris Squire was the only bassist for Yes. And his replacement is Billy Sherwood, who was already in the band on different instruments.

    The Frank Beard line was pretty dumb, too.
    LOL. Especially cutting edge journalism was his generalizations of prog rock dorks. But the real dead giveaway on his schlock clickbait analysis, capitalizing on an icon's death, was his brilliant observation that 'great musicians rarely make great music.'

    Okay, punky. Best get back to your alt techno now. Great DJs make great laptop music.

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    Well, I had to make the pilgrimage.

    Itís not the mortality of it all, I came to understandings of that a long time ago. Itís something bigger than death, bigger than the passing of an era.

    Neil, he was the poet laureate for hard rock. Greatest drummer of all time, you bet, but also a master lyricist and writer.

    My first 2 record purchases as a kid were Rush Permanent Waves and Van Halen Fair Warning. Throughout our high school and collegiate careers, our tribes pretty much feasted on a fairly constant diet of Zep, VH, Rush, and AC/DC, with generous helpings of 70ís Aero, the Doors, the Kinks, and Stevie Ray. But 9 times outta 10, at any particular gathering, it was either VH, Rush, or Zeppelin playing at any given time.

    My first Rush gig was later in their career, the Presto tour in Ď90, when we drove down from Chico as wet behind the ears undergraduate kiddies, to Arco Arena in Sac. I still remember the giant inflatable bunnies. Since then, Iíve pretty much caught every tour. Irvine Meadows on the Roll the Bones tour, wrecked to high heaven. The Hollywood Bowl on the Snakes and Arrows tour, wordless at the magnificence at hand. Front and center, twice, at Gibson Amp for the Time Machine tour. Front row in San Diego for the Clockwork Angels tour. And finally The Last Rush Show at the Forum on the R40 tour, where along with the other 20,000 fans in attendance I wept when Neil came out for his first - and last - bow ever.

    Watching Bubba play wasnít just watching a percussionist at the highest level. It was like watching a ballet. Such precision and tone, dedication to craftsmanship, ever the perfectionist but allowing, even humorously, for imperfections.

    The loss is so profound. Because it was pure flashpoint art, and it will never be replicated, and as Neil always said, musicians have to be all about live performance. And Iíve seen and experienced a LOT of legendary musical acts...a finer live power trio, there isnít. Few men influenced my life, Iíve always kept my own counsel. Neil Peart is one of those few.

    Anyway...the City of Angels had deemed fit to place a wreath at Rushís star on the Walk of Fame, though they, or the WeHo contingents, cleared up the candles and flowers and sticks left earlier this week. I brought a candle and a drumstick of my own, placed the stick within the wreath as you can see. And I had a long solemn moment and shed tears. It kinda felt like I was there repping a bunch of guys ní gals I came of age with, like I was a proxy of sorts. Rush was ever present throughout our lives...whether it was a few of us sitting around a campfire drinking brews in the dark hours of midnight listening to a well worn 8 track of 2112, or whether a stadium full of us were transfixed by another mind blowing Peart drum solo.

    And it was there, among the raggedy lost soul carnivals of Hollywood Boulevard, that I said my last good bye to a good man, a brilliant man, and wished him fair journeys in the worlds to come. Thanks again. You gave happiness and joy to millions. No small feat. Well done, brother.


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    There is a petition in Neil's hometown St. Catharines (where I live) to have a statue of him in Lakeside Park. The petition has over 14,000 signatures already. I'd love to see it. Neil wrote a hit Rush song about Lakeside Park, & he worked there as a teenager.


    https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/...st-catharines/

    Below is a link for the petition, I just signed it!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Well, I had to make the pilgrimage.

    It’s not the mortality of it all, I came to understandings of that a long time ago. It’s something bigger than death, bigger than the passing of an era.

    Neil, he was the poet laureate for hard rock. Greatest drummer of all time, you bet, but also a master lyricist and writer.

    My first 2 record purchases as a kid were Rush Permanent Waves and Van Halen Fair Warning. Throughout our high school and collegiate careers, our tribes pretty much feasted on a fairly constant diet of Zep, VH, Rush, and AC/DC, with generous helpings of 70’s Aero, the Doors, the Kinks, and Stevie Ray. But 9 times outta 10, at any particular gathering, it was either VH, Rush, or Zeppelin playing at any given time.

    My first Rush gig was later in their career, the Presto tour in ‘90, when we drove down from Chico as wet behind the ears undergraduate kiddies, to Arco Arena in Sac. I still remember the giant inflatable bunnies. Since then, I’ve pretty much caught every tour. Irvine Meadows on the Roll the Bones tour, wrecked to high heaven. The Hollywood Bowl on the Snakes and Arrows tour, wordless at the magnificence at hand. Front and center, twice, at Gibson Amp for the Time Machine tour. Front row in San Diego for the Clockwork Angels tour. And finally The Last Rush Show at the Forum on the R40 tour, where along with the other 20,000 fans in attendance I wept when Neil came out for his first - and last - bow ever.

    Watching Bubba play wasn’t just watching a percussionist at the highest level. It was like watching a ballet. Such precision and tone, dedication to craftsmanship, ever the perfectionist but allowing, even humorously, for imperfections.

    The loss is so profound. Because it was pure flashpoint art, and it will never be replicated, and as Neil always said, musicians have to be all about live performance. And I’ve seen and experienced a LOT of legendary musical acts...a finer live power trio, there isn’t. Few men influenced my life, I’ve always kept my own counsel. Neil Peart is one of those few.

    Anyway...the City of Angels had deemed fit to place a wreath at Rush’s star on the Walk of Fame, though they, or the WeHo contingents, cleared up the candles and flowers and sticks left earlier this week. I brought a candle and a drumstick of my own, placed the stick within the wreath as you can see. And I had a long solemn moment and shed tears. It kinda felt like I was there repping a bunch of guys n’ gals I came of age with, like I was a proxy of sorts. Rush was ever present throughout our lives...whether it was a few of us sitting around a campfire drinking brews in the dark hours of midnight listening to a well worn 8 track of 2112, or whether a stadium full of us were transfixed by another mind blowing Peart drum solo.

    And it was there, among the raggedy lost soul carnivals of Hollywood Boulevard, that I said my last good bye to a good man, a brilliant man, and wished him fair journeys in the worlds to come. Thanks again. You gave happiness and joy to millions. No small feat. Well done, brother.

    I could've gone, but I don't "feel" Rush on Hollywood blvd, it's so full of tourist and cheap souvenir shops. I'm not getting the "purposeful stride" there. Friend of mine is saying there's a hiking trail in Topanga Canyon that Neil used to love hiking. Maybe I'll try to go over there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeRose View Post
    There is a petition in Neil's hometown St. Catharines (where I live) to have a statue of him in Lakeside Park. The petition has over 14,000 signatures already. I'd love to see it. Neil wrote a hit Rush song about Lakeside Park, & he worked there as a teenager.


    https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/...st-catharines/

    Below is a link for the petition, I just signed it!



    http://chng.it/LKNN8r8n44




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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    I could've gone, but I don't "feel" Rush on Hollywood blvd, it's so full of tourist and cheap souvenir shops. I'm not getting the "purposeful stride" there. Friend of mine is saying there's a hiking trail in Topanga Canyon that Neil used to love hiking. Maybe I'll try to go over there.
    It's the nearest marker available. I'd heard the three of them imprinted hands over at Guitar Center's rock of fame, but I don't think that's accurate. There's no way Carrie is going to release the location of his headstone, presuming he even has one, to the public. I'd held out hope that the Forum would do a marquee memorial as they often do for deceased icons who've played there, but so far no dice, I'd have preferred to light a candle for him on the steps of the Forum.

    I would imagine some kind of tributary will eventually manifest, by the fans, or maybe even by Ged and Alex.

    It actually was pretty meaningful, man. I definitely had a moment, and people noticed, I was asked about Rush and Neil a lot from passersby, it was clear I was a fan. I don't give a fuck about the tourist claptrap. Places are sacred because people make them so, and that's where the LA diehards congregated last Friday and Saturday night. I would've went that first night, but was out in the desert on business and couldn't swing back into LA before yesterday.

    I went and played some poker afterwards over at Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, and even the casino rats were talking up chatter about Peart and Rush.
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    Just because I feel like hearing it while I catch up on my emails …

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    The Camera Eye will forever remind me of a Sunday afternoon sometime in the Summer of 1981 when a few friends and I ran out of gas somewhere around the Camp Pendleton section of Northbound I-5 on our way home from a weekend at one of their parents' beach house in Leucadia, CA. I played this amazing song over and over again on my 8 track boom box while we waited in the dirt median for one of our friends to return with a can of gasoline so we could get to the nearest gas station, which was probably in San Clemente.

    Memories …
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    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    I love the way Neil ends it with: ....Oh, and Jim?

    Yes, Neil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    He would hate it but it's a great idea.

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