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#1 Wil1972

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:39 AM

http://www.rollingst...learned-w447719

Edit: I guess I should point out there are things here that might be considered spoilers for the documentary.

Edited by Wil1972, 01 November 2016 - 12:17 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:06 PM

Wow.  Just . . . wow.  Thanks for posting this.  It gives people who are going Thursday night ( I hope I feel well enough to go!)  a hint that it might not be all happiness and The Spirit Of Radio.

I wish the article had made it clear that Alex has psoriatic arthritis, which creates more pain, inflammation and exhaustion than "regular" aging osteoarthritis.  The RS article doesn't make that clear.

And Neil, as always, sounds enlightening and very aggravating at the same time.  :ranton:  Tourette's is an overlapping condition with OCD in many people, and nothing to make light of.  NEIL !- are you saying you really have it?  If not, please don't use that term, it's really unfair to people, and especially kids that struggle with it. :rantoff:

The part about his feet sounds horrible, though.  

It sounds (from this article) like the movie answers the question about whether Alex and Geddy would ever go out to do Rush stuff with someone else.  It should be a very interesting Thursday night and interesting when the DVD comes out.  Thanks for posting, Wil  !

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:08 PM

Having just read "Far & Wide" it's very obvious, even to the most obtuse of us, that Peart is finished playing the drums. I don't quite see how an artist just stops their art but it seems apparent that he's quit playing altogether.

All of this double speak about "maybe last significant tour" and so forth was all from Ray Daniels advising them what to say so that it wouldn't spiral into a full blown farewell tour.

That's it y'all. Rush is done. From now on it's just The Lee / Lifeson Experience.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:14 PM

View Postblueschica, on 01 November 2016 - 12:06 PM, said:

Wow.  Just . . . wow.  Thanks for posting this.  It gives people who are going Thursday night ( I hope I feel well enough to go!)  a hint that it might not be all happiness and The Spirit Of Radio.

I wish the article had made it clear that Alex has psoriatic arthritis, which creates more pain, inflammation and exhaustion than "regular" aging osteoarthritis.  The RS article doesn't make that clear.

And Neil, as always, sounds enlightening and very aggravating at the same time.  :ranton:  Tourette's is an overlapping condition with OCD in many people, and nothing to make light of.  NEIL !- are you saying you really have it?  If not, please don't use that term, it's really unfair to people, and especially kids that struggle with it. :rantoff:

The part about his feet sounds horrible, though.  

It sounds (from this article) like the movie answers the question about whether Alex and Geddy would ever go out to do Rush stuff with someone else.  It should be a very interesting Thursday night and interesting when the DVD comes out.  Thanks for posting, Wil  !

Yea I think it gives definitive answers to a lot of speculation around here.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:17 PM

That was a very sobering read...

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:24 PM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 01 November 2016 - 12:08 PM, said:

Having just read "Far & Wide" it's very obvious, even to the most obtuse of us, that Peart is finished playing the drums. I don't quite see how an artist just stops their art but it seems apparent that he's quit playing altogether.

All of this double speak about "maybe last significant tour" and so forth was all from Ray Daniels advising them what to say so that it wouldn't spiral into a full blown farewell tour.

That's it y'all. Rush is done. From now on it's just The Lee / Lifeson Experience.

Yup.  This stuff isn't a surprise if you'd read Neil's book.  That being said, I hope the film isn't depressing.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:29 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 01 November 2016 - 12:24 PM, said:

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 01 November 2016 - 12:08 PM, said:

Having just read "Far & Wide" it's very obvious, even to the most obtuse of us, that Peart is finished playing the drums. I don't quite see how an artist just stops their art but it seems apparent that he's quit playing altogether.

All of this double speak about "maybe last significant tour" and so forth was all from Ray Daniels advising them what to say so that it wouldn't spiral into a full blown farewell tour.

That's it y'all. Rush is done. From now on it's just The Lee / Lifeson Experience.

Yup.  This stuff isn't a surprise if you'd read Neil's book.  That being said, I hope the film isn't depressing.

I have a feeling it will be sad. My wife will probably cry. I got her into Rush so late in their career. Although we were able to see them 4 times together, it seemed to all end just as quickly as it began for her.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:30 PM

Needless to say: IF he had just flown from show to show he'd feel a whole lot better. Much of his physical difficulties are squarely on his shoulders for choosing to travel as he did.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 01:14 PM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 01 November 2016 - 12:30 PM, said:

Needless to say: IF he had just flown from show to show he'd feel a whole lot better. Much of his physical difficulties are squarely on his shoulders for choosing to travel as he did.

OK, that explains it.  I was thinking it was a Neil thing but a tiny part of me was wondering if it was a guy thing. (Apologies.)  Like when Mr. blues is outside trying to finish cutting the grass even though it has started thundering and lightning.

Edited by blueschica, 01 November 2016 - 01:15 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 01:43 PM

View Postblueschica, on 01 November 2016 - 01:14 PM, said:

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 01 November 2016 - 12:30 PM, said:

Needless to say: IF he had just flown from show to show he'd feel a whole lot better. Much of his physical difficulties are squarely on his shoulders for choosing to travel as he did.

OK, that explains it.  I was thinking it was a Neil thing but a tiny part of me was wondering if it was a guy thing. (Apologies.)  Like when Mr. blues is outside trying to finish cutting the grass even though it has started thundering and lightning.

We only do that so that the Mrs. doesn't give us heck about not finishing the job! :lol: ;)  just kidding! I will stop mowing when I hear thunder or see lightning. I do not play around with that stuff.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:54 PM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 01 November 2016 - 12:08 PM, said:

Having just read "Far & Wide" it's very obvious, even to the most obtuse of us, that Peart is finished playing the drums. I don't quite see how an artist just stops their art but it seems apparent that he's quit playing altogether.

All of this double speak about "maybe last significant tour" and so forth was all from Ray Daniels advising them what to say so that it wouldn't spiral into a full blown farewell tour.

That's it y'all. Rush is done. From now on it's just The Lee / Lifeson Experience.
I'm not sure Neil has viewed his drumming as an art since the mid nineties.  I think he was curious to see if he could do it again circa VT and since then has been doing it for the money.  I will miss them but hold no ill feelings towards either Neil or Alex if they choose to stop

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:55 PM

Neil retired from work. He didn't retire from living his life.

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 04:58 PM

DVD of the 1976 Capitol Theater Show coming out with the 40th Anniversary 2112 release.



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:19 PM

View Postcustom55, on 04 November 2016 - 04:58 PM, said:

DVD of the 1976 Capitol Theater Show coming out with the 40th Anniversary 2112 release.



This was in the R40 Box.  Makes sense to match it up with the album now.

If nothing else it makes the previous revisionist 2112 package obsolete.except for those live tracks from 1981 Edmonton.

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:51 PM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 01 November 2016 - 12:30 PM, said:

Needless to say: IF he had just flown from show to show he'd feel a whole lot better. Much of his physical difficulties are squarely on his shoulders for choosing to travel as he did.

Yes but odds are had he not travelled that way he probably wouldn't have toured past Vapor Trails.

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 04:44 AM

View PostDigital Dad, on 04 November 2016 - 06:51 PM, said:

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 01 November 2016 - 12:30 PM, said:

Needless to say: IF he had just flown from show to show he'd feel a whole lot better. Much of his physical difficulties are squarely on his shoulders for choosing to travel as he did.

Yes but odds are had he not travelled that way he probably wouldn't have toured past Vapor Trails.
That's impossible to say. Neil might say that but that's a Neil who DID that. Alternate reality Neil who didn't do that is a whole different ballgame.

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 10:25 AM

Makes me sad, but I'm glad I got to see them live as often as I did, and I'm eternally grateful for all the great music they've given us over the years.

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 08:56 PM

One of the things I learned that I didn't know was that one of the organizers of Rushcon works in the White House. That's very cool.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 10:52 AM

View PostDigital Dad, on 04 November 2016 - 06:51 PM, said:

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 01 November 2016 - 12:30 PM, said:

Needless to say: IF he had just flown from show to show he'd feel a whole lot better. Much of his physical difficulties are squarely on his shoulders for choosing to travel as he did.

Yes but odds are had he not travelled that way he probably wouldn't have toured past Vapor Trails.


According to what  Neil wrote in Ghost Rider, funds needed to be replenished after the hiatus. So we got a 13 year bonus section to his career. Had concerts in the 80s and early 90s cost what they do now, inflation adjusted, he possibly would have retired in 1997.

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 06:28 AM

I'm still surprised that some people who call themselves Rush fans bash Neil for retiring.  The guy is 64... he could have retired when he was 34 for Chrise-sake.

I'm glad he didn't... and thankful for the 40 years that WE got out of this wicked band.



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