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#41 chemistry1973

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 01:31 PM

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View Postchemistry1973, on 07 January 2021 - 02:30 PM, said:

Someone please post a link when available. I don't want to start a subscription to that rag.
I don't have a sub but I was able to read it. It's excellent.
It's funny - I was able to read it at RS just by using a different browser.

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 02:24 PM

Great read. What a legacy.

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 03:11 PM

Moving and inspiring article. Knowing that Mr Peart enjoyed walking to Starbucks, taking in such simple moments, relishing it. Special moments with Lee and Lifeson and family.

Really wish people, (everyone!) did not get sick. Cancer is such a fecker.

The candle that burns twice as bright, burns only half as long. Boy did Neil Peart shine.

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 07:51 PM

I don't often use the term, or perhaps understand it fully, but "closure" is how I feel.

After a day of thinking about this article, and a silent forest snow shoe today, I am bursting with thoughts.

The filling in of time, the knowledge that the three of them could celebrate his pride together, so many answers given.

And classically delivered a year after, allowing friends and family to have their own time - until "more" had to be shared.

The classiest, honest, fun loving folks. The support network, the humour still such a part of them.

Awkward sentences here, I get it - but wow, how I LOVED reading that article. It just pours out of my brain in so many ways.

From a child and listening to them when I delivered the early morning newspapers in Willowdale, to now as an adult and knowing all of their albums, I should be lost for words...but nope. So many feelings!

How many bands would put out 5, 6 albums and either fade away or go different ways. Or ten albums and implode into a mess of ego and in-fighting. But not these guys. Truly deserving of all the praise heaped upon them.

As Geddy said somewhere, something like: One of the best parts of being in Rush was taking chances with songs, even if they were mistakes, we loved trying new things. I say IN SPADES!

And more irony: The magazine that shunned them for so long has published what we all longed to hear.

I recall January 10 like yesterday. We knew they were finished. And the world descended into a kind of chaos. Indeed, what would Neil have to say?

And thank you Alex for surviving your health scare. I can't help but think of some lines Alex and Geddy said, as Neil would suffer every ache and pain and continue on...but Alex and Geddy would get a cold and the whole world would know

about it. Well, Alex kept that one pretty quiet!

Thank you Alex, Geddy, Carrie, Olivia, Ray, their friends and family. You are the gold standard of respect and honour :)

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 11:22 AM

Great article, thanks for posting. It reminded me again what's so special about these particular rock stars; their humanity, their humor, their decency. Hard to talk about Neil without talking about the three of them.

Neil was inspiring in so many ways, but right now I'm thinking of the example he set as the ultimate auto-didact. I'm enough of one to have learned what that word means, but can't even begin to emulate his quest for knowledge. (Generic words about mortality, facing the fact all our heroes will be gone someday, yadda yadda.)

Yeah. Someone stop cutting those damn onions!

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 12:34 PM

I keep trying to reverse my sadness over NPs passing, and so many others this year. I’m trying to help others and somehow come to terms with the nagging depression I feel inside. It feels good to help others.

When I see others so blatantly take life for granted, with little cate for others, I find myself getting very angry. I watch these sad people invade the Capitol building or burn down Portland, and I feel the increasing need to reach out and help others

We are in survival mode. Or safe mode, while we repair the HD. NPs passing is helping me understand what the priorities actually are. Kindness, intelligence, family, learning, openness. NP perfectly lays it out in Witch Hunt and Territories. Tribalism will end us. Our heroes pass away, but they’re our HEROES right? They had qualities we want to possess. Admiration for someone like NP is meaningless if we don’t apply those admirable quantities to our own lives.

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 12:37 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 07 January 2021 - 06:54 PM, said:

That may be the only great thing I've ever read from Rolling Stone. Bless whoever pushed that read through their usual garbage. Beautifully written. I'm really happy to know that Peart took the time to relisten to old Rush stuff and that he made sure Lee and Lifeson knew how proud he was of it all.  A true friend till the end it seems. Heh, reminds me of one of those few Rush songs he didn't write actually.

take yourself a friend
keep them till the end

Article was very tastefully done. Totally written for the fans.

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 12:41 PM

View PostLurkst, on 08 January 2021 - 02:54 AM, said:

From a fan's point of view it's nice to know Neil was considering doing more shows on the R40 tour, but his body just couldn't deliver :(

Somewhat explains why management and crew were upset at the time.

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 01:08 AM

This was a beautiful tribute to the man and his love for his friends and family as well as his stupendous talent.  I found the near drowning incident very revealing, as the writer mused that may have made him so wary of strangers.  Makes some sense to me.  So many little pieces shared in this article that meant so much.  To let us be present in his final times, damn how hard he fought and how much Alex and Geddy were there for him.  I'm tearing up now thinking about Alex hugging Neil and giving him a kiss...just wow. :heart:
God I am so glad Alex didn't leave us, like others I was wondering how in the hell did we not hear about that??
I am sad reading this but it does give closure and there was some symmetry as well.
I read it so fast, I think I will give it another reading and plan on buying the magazine to have it in print.
You done good R.S. :yes:
:NP: go Olivia

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 06:34 PM

Can someone transcribe the article? When I click the link it says that I need a subscription to read the full article. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 06:39 PM

View PostWil1972, on 10 January 2021 - 06:34 PM, said:

Can someone transcribe the article? When I click the link it says that I need a subscription to read the full article. Thanks in advance.

Wil1972 Yahoo has also published the article here, where a subscription isn't required. It's probably the mobile option that requires it.

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 06:45 PM

View PostRushFanForever, on 10 January 2021 - 06:39 PM, said:

View PostWil1972, on 10 January 2021 - 06:34 PM, said:

Can someone transcribe the article? When I click the link it says that I need a subscription to read the full article. Thanks in advance.

Wil1972 Yahoo has also published the article here, where a subscription isn't required. It's probably the mobile option that requires it.


Thank you!

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 02:41 PM

A mirror of this article is also available at the following link (just in case RS removes their version at some point)

https://www.cygnus-x...one-01.2021.php

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 03:13 PM

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I'm not crying! You're crying!


The part that finally got to me was setting up the drum kit in the living room. Too much.

For me, it was the hug and kiss from Alex.
For me, it was the image of Neil listening back to all his old work, for the last time, in the last year of his life...
Jeeeebus.

He apparently listened to TSS (HYF) a lot:

We all knew him as a supreme musician, writer, adventurer etc. But also know he was this. A thoughtful father, reading to his daughter, her head on his shoulder, holding her hand. ‘Freeze this moment a little bit longer. Make each sensation a little bit stronger. Time Stand Still.’ He loved that album. We listened to it often, on 10. I invite you to do the same.

Source: http://www.alternati...ark-rush-leaks/

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 05:49 PM

I found a recent podcast interview with Rolling Stone writer Brian Hiatt here regarding The Spirit of Neil Peart story.

Hiatt also mentioned a follow-up Q&A article with Geddy Lee in the future.

Edited by RushFanForever, 25 January 2021 - 06:54 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2021 - 06:36 PM

View PostRushFanForever, on 25 January 2021 - 05:49 PM, said:

I found a recent podcast interview with Rolling Stone writer Brian Hiatt here regarding The Spirit of Neil Peart story.

Hiatt also mentioned a follow-up Q&A article with Geddy Lee in the future.

Excellent podcast, thanks for sharing it!





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