RIP Neil Peart

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Uke, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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  2. palinka

    palinka nope

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  3. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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  4. BJMoose

    BJMoose that trick never works Supporter

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    Sorry I'm breaking open the piggy bank - you might as well stay home and weep.
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    396427454 Been here awhile

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    Don’t know if this has been said yet - The rush documentary on Netflix (rush: beyond the lighted stage) is worth watching.

    Having read Neil’s books - I felt a strong connection.
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  6. aptbldr

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    Is Neil's book, Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me, a decent introduction to his writing?
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  7. 396427454

    396427454 Been here awhile

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    I’d start with Ghost Rider
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  8. JeepDawg

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    Loved that book. I don't cry alot, but, bring a tissue.
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  9. thebisch

    thebisch Been here awhile

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    Ugh, 2020 sucked. Started with Neil and ended with EVH.
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  10. ridenm

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  11. airhead_irl

    airhead_irl Airhead addict

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    I'm going to go against the grain here - I thought that book was terrible. So much so I never finished it, it bored me that much. Which is a pity as his life story is so interesting. And I say that as a massive Rush/Neil fan.
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  12. ccmickelson

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    That was an impressive arrangement. The biggest Rush nerds in high school were always the band guys.
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  13. r60man

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    My daughter is in her college marching band and was blown away by this show. The complexity of the music and marching was amazing. Her band does a different show every game, but they do not do anything at this level.
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  14. thebisch

    thebisch Been here awhile

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    WOW! Speechless. I'm sure Ged and Al never expected this kind of thing back in the day. They were just being Rush with no compromises. I guess it paid off...
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  15. Uke

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    Glad I finished it as it gets pretty good and uplifting at the end.
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  16. airhead_irl

    airhead_irl Airhead addict

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    I really tried. When the book changed to writing letters to prison, he truly lost me. I simply did not find his writing or travel exciting. Which surprised me as his song writing and drumming blows my mind. Honestly, I don't mean to be negative - what a talented guy he was. It's just that the book didn't do it for me. Elspeth Beard, Ted Simon, Austin Vince et al. would be more my style.
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