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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:58 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 14 September 2017 - 03:54 PM, said:

Blah blah blah.... old boring news.  I am surprised Donna wasted her time with this blog............


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Probably to put to bed any lingering discussions (here on TRF) about the possibility that Neil might maybe think about possibly getting back with Ged and Al and maybe possibly writing a new album.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:56 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 14 September 2017 - 03:54 PM, said:

Blah blah blah.... old boring news.  I am surprised Donna wasted her time with this blog............

Well, y'know...she just couldn't halper self... :facepalm:

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:59 PM

View PostWil1972, on 14 September 2017 - 03:58 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 14 September 2017 - 03:54 PM, said:

Blah blah blah.... old boring news.  I am surprised Donna wasted her time with this blog............


YYZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Probably to put to bed any lingering discussions (here on TRF) about the possibility that Neil might maybe think about possibly getting back with Ged and Al and maybe possibly writing a new album.

Exactly. I think music making has become drudgery for Neil in the last 20 years. He did it to make a living but I never got much of an impression he enjoyed it after TFE.  He's much more involved in traveloguing and spending time with his family at this point in his life.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:40 PM

I just don't get why some people are taking Peart's choices so personally . . . or it seems that way.

In spite of the wealth and adoration and perks of being a superstar, it must really suck sometimes.  Dude makes a decision and suddenly every fan is on the spectrum between "he's a f***ing idiot" and "he's earned his retirement."

Maybe it really wasn't an easy decision to make?

Isn't this a "damned if you do, damned if you don't situation"?  If he retires, people get pissed because he "didn't do it correctly."  If he tries to keep going the best he can, he gets shit for leaving out drum fills and for exercising his rights to privacy like he has for the last thirty or so years.

There must be some perfect way he could have retired.  Unfortunately, he's a fallible human being and could only come up with lame excuses like I'm in pain and I have a family I'd like to spend time with.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:24 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 14 September 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

I just don't get why some people are taking Peart's choices so personally . . . or it seems that way.

In spite of the wealth and adoration and perks of being a superstar, it must really suck sometimes.  Dude makes a decision and suddenly every fan is on the spectrum between "he's a f***ing idiot" and "he's earned his retirement."

Maybe it really wasn't an easy decision to make?

Isn't this a "damned if you do, damned if you don't situation"?  If he retires, people get pissed because he "didn't do it correctly."  If he tries to keep going the best he can, he gets shit for leaving out drum fills and for exercising his rights to privacy like he has for the last thirty or so years.

There must be some perfect way he could have retired.  Unfortunately, he's a fallible human being and could only come up with lame excuses like I'm in pain and I have a family I'd like to spend time with.

Yeah, some people are just greedy and/or short-sighted with their hobbies and other things they enjoy. And, for some Rush fans, this unfortunately includes the band.

Whatever way Neil was going to retire, it was going to bother some folks. "He could've kept going", "I wish he had done it another way", "True artists and musicians never stop", etc.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:25 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 14 September 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

If he retires, people get pissed because he "didn't do it correctly."  

THIS is the worst crime of all, IMO.  We fans know nothing about how Neil Peart retired, and how he communicated his retirement to his band mates.  We have never been privy to their personal communications.  It is shameful to state or imply that Neil somehow did his bandmates wrong.  

That and selfishly expecting him to endure a massive world tour just so every Rush fan in the entire world can have a chance at seeing the band play live one more time.   Selfishness is truly the root of all evil.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:35 PM

View PostLaurabw, on 14 September 2017 - 09:00 AM, said:

In case you haven't seen on FB.
https://dlhalperblog...ng-our-way.html

I wonder how fraroc will pervert Halper's post into another exhibition of "Neil bullies Geddy & Alex around and they just cower beneath his will."

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:53 PM

View PostWil1972, on 14 September 2017 - 03:58 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 14 September 2017 - 03:54 PM, said:

Blah blah blah.... old boring news.  I am surprised Donna wasted her time with this blog............


YYZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Probably to put to bed any lingering discussions (here on TRF) about the possibility that Neil might maybe think about possibly getting back with Ged and Al and maybe possibly writing a new album.

Yes.  Amen

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:55 PM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 14 September 2017 - 04:56 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 14 September 2017 - 03:54 PM, said:

Blah blah blah.... old boring news.  I am surprised Donna wasted her time with this blog............

Well, y'know...she just couldn't halper self... :facepalm:

Hahaha!   Being the punster myself I love your post!  

Oh shit!  I have to go!  I might be overcooking my ummmmmm  Hamburger "Halper."  OH!

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:04 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 14 September 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

I just don't get why some people are taking Peart's choices so personally . . . or it seems that way.

In spite of the wealth and adoration and perks of being a superstar, it must really suck sometimes.  Dude makes a decision and suddenly every fan is on the spectrum between "he's a f***ing idiot" and "he's earned his retirement."

Maybe it really wasn't an easy decision to make?

Isn't this a "damned if you do, damned if you don't situation"?  If he retires, people get pissed because he "didn't do it correctly."  If he tries to keep going the best he can, he gets shit for leaving out drum fills and for exercising his rights to privacy like he has for the last thirty or so years.

There must be some perfect way he could have retired.  Unfortunately, he's a fallible human being and could only come up with lame excuses like I'm in pain and I have a family I'd like to spend time with.

The old genius just can't be left alone!  I honestly feel sorry for the younger Analog Kids on here who never saw RUSH but hey that's the way it goes in life!  I've been very blessed with my 60 shows but I still am ticked that I missed the first decade of RUSH live!  I never saw Neil play with long hair and his mustache!  Kills me!  But hey, that's life!!
That being said, I am glad he retired.  Perhaps if he didn't smoke those fuckingg cancer sticks and watched his weight and biked again instead of just motorcycling he would have still been healthy enough to tour.  
You can't change the past, you have to forward and move on.
I hope he has his peace of mind and is happy.  HE DESERVES IT!!!!!

I certainly hope the few of you who happened to read my homage to Neil on his birthday thread, "New Medicare Man,"  didn't take it serious!  You know I love this f***ing guy.  Even though he blew me off at his bus door.  My feelings weren't hurt.  It's NEIL baby!  It was expected.  Alas, I love that memory.   Bittersweet.

Anyway I truly think and I highly doubt it, the only way that RUSH EVER plays again will be for a serious benefit show is say Toronto.  Neil MIGHT come out of retirement and play some songs with the boys.  Of course you boys and girls better start saving now for a ticket.  It's going to cost you some "BIG MONEY!"

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:04 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 14 September 2017 - 09:24 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 14 September 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

I just don't get why some people are taking Peart's choices so personally . . . or it seems that way.

In spite of the wealth and adoration and perks of being a superstar, it must really suck sometimes.  Dude makes a decision and suddenly every fan is on the spectrum between "he's a f***ing idiot" and "he's earned his retirement."

Maybe it really wasn't an easy decision to make?

Isn't this a "damned if you do, damned if you don't situation"?  If he retires, people get pissed because he "didn't do it correctly."  If he tries to keep going the best he can, he gets shit for leaving out drum fills and for exercising his rights to privacy like he has for the last thirty or so years.

There must be some perfect way he could have retired.  Unfortunately, he's a fallible human being and could only come up with lame excuses like I'm in pain and I have a family I'd like to spend time with.

Yeah, some people are just greedy and/or short-sighted with their hobbies and other things they enjoy. And, for some Rush fans, this unfortunately includes the band.

Whatever way Neil was going to retire, it was going to bother some folks. "He could've kept going", "I wish he had done it another way", "True artists and musicians never stop", etc.

Gene Simmons will endorse your post JB for 5000 USD.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:07 PM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 14 September 2017 - 09:25 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 14 September 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

If he retires, people get pissed because he "didn't do it correctly."  

THIS is the worst crime of all, IMO.  We fans know nothing about how Neil Peart retired, and how he communicated his retirement to his band mates.  We have never been privy to their personal communications.  It is shameful to state or imply that Neil somehow did his bandmates wrong.  

That and selfishly expecting him to endure a massive world tour just so every Rush fan in the entire world can have a chance at seeing the band play live one more time.   Selfishness is truly the root of all evil.

YES!

Neil has the every right to retire!  You saw the last film!  Jesus Christ, the poor guy was a TROOPER on both kits!!  Foot issues and chronic arthritis!  I'd like see you Neil RETIREMENT Haters pull that tour off with your young healthy bodies!  GIVE ME A FUCKKING BREAK!

You fruit loops who keep complaining about Neil hanging it up truly do suffer from NRHS.  NEIL RETIREMENT HATER SYNDROME

Please seek immediate help.

Edited by RUSHHEAD666, 14 September 2017 - 10:08 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:31 PM

God Bless Neil and his family.  Genuinely hope he's happy and getting himself healthy.

What I'm hoping for is that Geddy and Alex get together and start writing.  SOON!  Alex's arthritis has supposedly gotten better and Geddy's supposedly been working on getting his voice in better shape.  Fantastic.  Hook up with a new young drummer, maybe a keyboardist.

Both Alex and Geddy have written lyrics in the past.  Maybe Neil might be interested in supplying some new words himself?

Let's get ZIVORIB going!  I NEED TO HEAR NEW RUSH-ish MUSIC ! ! !

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:35 PM

View PostGeddyleegenes, on 14 September 2017 - 10:31 PM, said:

God Bless Neil and his family.  Genuinely hope he's happy and getting himself healthy.

What I'm hoping for is that Geddy and Alex get together and start writing.  SOON!  Alex's arthritis has supposedly gotten better and Geddy's supposedly been working on getting his voice in better shape.  Fantastic.  Hook up with a new young drummer, maybe a keyboardist.

Both Alex and Geddy have written lyrics in the past.  Maybe Neil might be interested in supplying some new words himself?

Let's get ZIVORIB going!  I NEED TO HEAR NEW RUSH-ish MUSIC ! ! !

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:39 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 14 September 2017 - 09:35 PM, said:

View PostLaurabw, on 14 September 2017 - 09:00 AM, said:

In case you haven't seen on FB.
https://dlhalperblog...ng-our-way.html

I wonder how fraroc will pervert Halper's post into another exhibition of "Neil bullies Geddy & Alex around and they just cower beneath his will."

I don't usually type this, but . . . LOL

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:49 PM

View PostGeddyleegenes, on 14 September 2017 - 10:31 PM, said:

Alex's arthritis has supposedly gotten better and Geddy's supposedly been working on getting his voice in better shape.
Although I agree with the majority of your post this is absurd and seriously wishful thinking. These things don't "get better", seriously.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:14 PM

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View PostGeddyleegenes, on 14 September 2017 - 10:31 PM, said:

Alex's arthritis has supposedly gotten better and Geddy's supposedly been working on getting his voice in better shape.
Although I agree with the majority of your post this is absurd and seriously wishful thinking. These things don't "get better", seriously.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:19 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 14 September 2017 - 10:04 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 14 September 2017 - 09:24 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 14 September 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

I just don't get why some people are taking Peart's choices so personally . . . or it seems that way.

In spite of the wealth and adoration and perks of being a superstar, it must really suck sometimes.  Dude makes a decision and suddenly every fan is on the spectrum between "he's a f***ing idiot" and "he's earned his retirement."

Maybe it really wasn't an easy decision to make?

Isn't this a "damned if you do, damned if you don't situation"?  If he retires, people get pissed because he "didn't do it correctly."  If he tries to keep going the best he can, he gets shit for leaving out drum fills and for exercising his rights to privacy like he has for the last thirty or so years.

There must be some perfect way he could have retired.  Unfortunately, he's a fallible human being and could only come up with lame excuses like I'm in pain and I have a family I'd like to spend time with.

Yeah, some people are just greedy and/or short-sighted with their hobbies and other things they enjoy. And, for some Rush fans, this unfortunately includes the band.

Whatever way Neil was going to retire, it was going to bother some folks. "He could've kept going", "I wish he had done it another way", "True artists and musicians never stop", etc.

Gene Simmons will endorse your post JB for 5000 USD.

Gene knows about overly obsessed fans. Why else would there be Kiss coffins and toilet paper for sale?

"...you like my 7-inch leather heels and going to all of the shows BUT..."

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 14 September 2017 - 11:19 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:29 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 14 September 2017 - 11:19 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 14 September 2017 - 10:04 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 14 September 2017 - 09:24 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 14 September 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

I just don't get why some people are taking Peart's choices so personally . . . or it seems that way.

In spite of the wealth and adoration and perks of being a superstar, it must really suck sometimes.  Dude makes a decision and suddenly every fan is on the spectrum between "he's a f***ing idiot" and "he's earned his retirement."

Maybe it really wasn't an easy decision to make?

Isn't this a "damned if you do, damned if you don't situation"?  If he retires, people get pissed because he "didn't do it correctly."  If he tries to keep going the best he can, he gets shit for leaving out drum fills and for exercising his rights to privacy like he has for the last thirty or so years.

There must be some perfect way he could have retired.  Unfortunately, he's a fallible human being and could only come up with lame excuses like I'm in pain and I have a family I'd like to spend time with.

Yeah, some people are just greedy and/or short-sighted with their hobbies and other things they enjoy. And, for some Rush fans, this unfortunately includes the band.

Whatever way Neil was going to retire, it was going to bother some folks. "He could've kept going", "I wish he had done it another way", "True artists and musicians never stop", etc.

Gene Simmons will endorse your post JB for 5000 USD.

Gene knows about overly obsessed fans. Why else would there be Kiss coffins and toilet paper for sale?

"...you like my 7-inch leather heels and going to all of the shows BUT..."

Yep!

I surprised they don't market a 7 inch "Love Gun" strap on or dildo.  Even GHOST has Papa dildos and anal plugs for sale!


What do KISS, RUSH and GHOST all have in common?   MARKETING GENIUSES!

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:12 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 14 September 2017 - 11:29 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 14 September 2017 - 11:19 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 14 September 2017 - 10:04 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 14 September 2017 - 09:24 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 14 September 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

I just don't get why some people are taking Peart's choices so personally . . . or it seems that way.

In spite of the wealth and adoration and perks of being a superstar, it must really suck sometimes.  Dude makes a decision and suddenly every fan is on the spectrum between "he's a f***ing idiot" and "he's earned his retirement."

Maybe it really wasn't an easy decision to make?

Isn't this a "damned if you do, damned if you don't situation"?  If he retires, people get pissed because he "didn't do it correctly."  If he tries to keep going the best he can, he gets shit for leaving out drum fills and for exercising his rights to privacy like he has for the last thirty or so years.

There must be some perfect way he could have retired.  Unfortunately, he's a fallible human being and could only come up with lame excuses like I'm in pain and I have a family I'd like to spend time with.

Yeah, some people are just greedy and/or short-sighted with their hobbies and other things they enjoy. And, for some Rush fans, this unfortunately includes the band.

Whatever way Neil was going to retire, it was going to bother some folks. "He could've kept going", "I wish he had done it another way", "True artists and musicians never stop", etc.

Gene Simmons will endorse your post JB for 5000 USD.

Gene knows about overly obsessed fans. Why else would there be Kiss coffins and toilet paper for sale?

"...you like my 7-inch leather heels and going to all of the shows BUT..."

Yep!

I surprised they don't market a 7 inch "Love Gun" strap on or dildo.  Even GHOST has Papa dildos and anal plugs for sale!


What do KISS, RUSH and GHOST all have in common?   MARKETING GENIUSES!

The Alex Lifeson golf club set.

The Neil Peart drummer/biker gloves combo.

Geddy Lee sunglasses.

Are these things on the market? I'm joking of course but I wouldn't doubt that one or all of these could sell.




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