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#21 blueschica

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 01:27 PM

View PostLorraine, on 01 August 2017 - 01:16 PM, said:

I suspect that Neil might just be getting bored.  Retirement might not be all he thought it would be.

I wonder, too, if his daughter will ask to see him perform live as she gets older.  It would be a different experience for her than seeing it on video or seeing a few concerts when she was five.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:45 PM

View Postblueschica, on 01 August 2017 - 01:27 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 01 August 2017 - 01:16 PM, said:

I suspect that Neil might just be getting bored.  Retirement might not be all he thought it would be.

I wonder, too, if his daughter will ask to see him perform live as she gets older.  It would be a different experience for her than seeing it on video or seeing a few concerts when she was five.

I think if Geddy and Al time it right, and Geddy sends Al in to do the convincing talking, he might be able to get Neil to do it.

Maybe I'm wrong though.  Maybe he really did hate doing it.   Often there is a lot of truth to the wise old saying: Familiarity breeds contempt.

   But Absence makes the heart grow fonder. :cool:

Edited by Lorraine, 01 August 2017 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:05 PM

View Postblueschica, on 01 August 2017 - 01:27 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 01 August 2017 - 01:16 PM, said:

I suspect that Neil might just be getting bored.  Retirement might not be all he thought it would be.

I wonder, too, if his daughter will ask to see him perform live as she gets older.  It would be a different experience for her than seeing it on video or seeing a few concerts when she was five.
His daughter will soon be getting to the age where she tells him to bug off (she has a life you know).

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:21 PM

View PostLorraine, on 01 August 2017 - 01:16 PM, said:

I suspect that Neil might just be getting bored.  Retirement might not be all he thought it would be.

One never knows... maybe he is!

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:36 PM

It was a great summer. I remember walking in downtown Toronto with my daughter and my hip starting to hurt. Little did I know where that would lead!

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:15 PM

View PostMr. JD, on 01 August 2017 - 03:36 PM, said:

It was a great summer. I remember walking in downtown Toronto with my daughter and my hip starting to hurt. Little did I know where that would lead!
Is that how you found out?  I wondered.  :hug2:

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:46 PM

Never thought about it until this thread.  First thing I thought of was that three friends have birthdays today.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:53 PM

View PostIwillchooseFreeWill, on 01 August 2017 - 08:49 AM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 01 August 2017 - 02:46 AM, said:

:( :(

I will never see em live

Me neither and I am so bummed out by that thought.

Really?? Me too man.

They are the only band I wanna see in concert.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:40 PM

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View Postgreyfriar, on 31 July 2017 - 08:18 PM, said:


That's right Grey.  You were there too.  Courtesy of Gina.
That was an unbelievable gesture that showed that Rush fans are the best!
As soon as she found out that I've booked a flight to LA, she instantly mailed me a ticket for the show. All that she asked for was one German beer! I will never forget my reaction as I checked the seating chart of the LA Forum and found out that I'm gonna be standing 3rd row (!!!), right in front of Geddy. I cried tears of joy and emotion, 'cause the thrill of anticipation was just so overwhelming...
Thanks again and again Gina (x1yyz), you're the best!!! :notworthy:

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 08:13 AM

View PostLorraine, on 01 August 2017 - 04:15 PM, said:

View PostMr. JD, on 01 August 2017 - 03:36 PM, said:

It was a great summer. I remember walking in downtown Toronto with my daughter and my hip starting to hurt. Little did I know where that would lead!
Is that how you found out?  I wondered.  :hug2:

It was one of the first symptoms.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:49 PM

View PostLorraine, on 01 August 2017 - 10:44 AM, said:

I suspect they will be back out on tour - a brief one - but a tour.  Don't ask me why I suspect it.  I just have "a feeling."
I hope you're right

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 07:07 AM

The Geddman has made these 2 LONG years more bearable to me developing equipment and adding some mo'  basses to his collection...other wise.... :wacko:

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:42 AM

The last thing Neil will ever be is bored. He's the kind of person who has 20 things he wants to do every day but only has time for 3 as it is, no way will he come back to touring because he can't find anything better to do. I do think Alex and Geddy will record again at some point, together and/or separately. But I'm confident Neil is happily retired. And as much as I'll miss the band, I'm happy for him. It's still an absolute miracle that Rush didn't vanish for good after 1998.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 01:07 PM

It's hard to imagine that we won't hear anything new from Ged and or Al...even if it's just some new written/recorded material. Neil I'm not so sure about.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:31 PM

View PostPhantom, on 20 August 2017 - 01:07 PM, said:

It's hard to imagine that we won't hear anything new from Ged and or Al...even if it's just some new written/recorded material. Neil I'm not so sure about.

I know man. I Hope Neil tours again thou :heart:

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:31 PM

tbh I'm sad about this, I will never hear from or see the band that changed my life ever, no new albums no tours.

They are the only band I wanna see live, I will do anything yo

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:23 AM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 01 August 2017 - 02:46 AM, said:

:( :(

I will never see em live

i'm not convinced of that. I believe rush will tour again some day. in a limited fashion perhaps.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:25 AM

View Postfurie, on 21 August 2017 - 01:23 AM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 01 August 2017 - 02:46 AM, said:

:( :(

I will never see em live

i'm not convinced of that. I believe rush will tour again some day. in a limited fashion perhaps.
I used to think that but now I lost Hope, my heros are done :( :(

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:26 AM

They will tour from the grave maybe

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:22 PM

I got to spend parts of August 1, 2015 with Grey, the first (and, so far, only) time spent with him. An amazing, magical, joyous, tearful night.  But I still have a wonderful souvenir of the event - one of the limited edition prints for the LA show, framed, with awesome purple matting and black frame...wish I had it on line somewhere to upload it here and show it off.



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