Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road by Neil PeartMan, some of you people are a tough crowd! I dont see any of you publishing a book or touring the world with a megaband. This book exists for several reasons - its a chronicle of what happened the year his wife and daughter died and how he coped. Why write a book? Maybe he was tired of answering the SAME QUESTIONS a bazillion times. This way he can say oh, I wrote this nice book about it, maybe youd care to read it instead of annoy me? Second reason - there exists in this world people who actually enjoy his narrative style and keen observations, and not everything he finds interesting goes into the lyrics. Reading the book(s) (theres more than one) actually expand upon the lyrics of many Rush songs and broaden the impact of the music for those intelligent (and unlazy) enough to find the linkages. Lets take an easy one: the song Ghost Rider and this book. You can listen to the song and its catchy, stands okay all by itself, but after youve read the book you understand the imagery of the song. What seems metaphorical lyrically is actual fact put to music... and you wouldnt know that if you didnt read the book. Third reason: this man writes because he enjoys writing, and it *is* a healing process that he can share with others, and by sharing that road hes helping them out too. Theres no grief so great that a hundred thousand miles and countless bottles of Macallan wont numb... and from that anesthesia you will arrive at the same point the author did on p. 10: Or maybe it was more like the Mormon womans statement, the only reason I am alive is because I could not die. How many of you one-star whiners can appreciate the depth of grief behind that statement? He didnt write this book for you (no pictures, sorry)! Finally, this book is a closure, a retirement. The author is saying goodbye to his former life, including the fans who expect too much and just wont let go, and hes moving on to happiness with his new family. Ride on, MacDuff! We of intellect salute you and your accomplishments; let the rabble of narrow minds and pea brains be nothing more than a shadow in your rear-view mirror.
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It was reported earlier this year that Neil Peart, drummer for the Canadian rock trio, Rush, would retire from touring after four decades with the band, citing chronic tendonitis as the reason he was, to borrow his words, taking himself out of the game. This is actually the second time Peart has left the stage, the first being in the late s when his daughter died in a car accident and his wife died ten months later of cancer. But after four decades as the lyrical heart and rhythmic foundation of an iconic band, perhaps this time is really the end of an era. The inescapable reality of our lives is that these machines—organs and connective tissue and bones—are destined to wear out. If our bodies are designed, let us note, the designer offers a short warranty and a planned obsolescence.
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All this machinery Making modern music Can still be open-hearted Not so coldly charted It's really just a question Of your honesty Rush, "The spirit of radio" Some links Official Rush site Xanadu lyrics and transcriptions MIDI, guitar, bass, and drum tabulatures of nearly all Rush songs Power Windows another lyrics and info site, more up to date Freedom of Music MP3s of live performances and rare tracks. Department of "Ma? Come again? Thesis on Rush! Rush has a particularly dedicated and active fan base, so I will only link to the most content-rich stuff, not to everything which would be impossible. A: Rush are a Canadian rock trio that so far has been around for three decades and still continue to break new ground.
Compounding the problem is that Rush, unlike some of their prog contemporaries we won't name names , managed to stay relevant — and musically compelling — as they aged. Sure, there have been embarrassing moments, and we're fully prepared to make fun of each one, but even Rush's worst LPs like Roll the Bones and Test for Echo have their redeeming qualities. The Canadian trio could have bowed out of the limelight several times after the prog boom fizzled in the late '70s, during the grunge movement of the early '90s , crumbling to commercial pressure or cultural shifts. Instead, they maintained a workmanlike approach to their music — constantly tweaking and experimenting. For every failure the strained Oriental atmosphere of "Tai Shan" , there are 10 victories. And we're focusing on that sprawling catalog for this Worst to Best list. That means we're leaving off compilation-only live cuts "I've Been Runnin'," "The Loser" , concert drum solo recordings "The Rhythm Method" and the band's covers EP, Feedback , a tribute to their formative '60s influences.
Is the R40 Live tour the end of the road for Rush? They're too shrewd to paint themselves into that kind of corner. But they have allowed that the R40 roadshow, which stops at the Smoothie King Center on Friday May 22 , "will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude. Still playing those very songs, from a time when, as I described in a recent interview, 'we were young and foolish and brave and fun. Referring to the tour's rehearsals, he writes, "As the three of us discussed the songs we would play, it was all about how we and the fans might be able to live it all again -- just this once. Because it was quite a ride, wasn't it?