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An apology to all members of TRF concerning NEP.


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#141 RUSHHEAD666

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:24 AM

View PostJARG, on 10 April 2015 - 03:31 PM, said:

Photographic evidence of Neil meeting his fans!

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LOL!

I love it.  "Photographic evidence."  Thanks for the laugh.  Great photo by the way.

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:07 AM

View PostLorraine, on 10 April 2015 - 11:40 AM, said:

View PostDigital Dad, on 10 April 2015 - 11:24 AM, said:

I am famous. I am Alex actually.
What are you doing on TRF?  You ought to be practicing for the tour.

You should leave those hard hitting questions to Zumbi.

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:14 AM

View PostDr. Sheldon Cooper, on 11 April 2015 - 06:07 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 April 2015 - 11:40 AM, said:

View PostDigital Dad, on 10 April 2015 - 11:24 AM, said:

I am famous. I am Alex actually.
What are you doing on TRF?  You ought to be practicing for the tour.

You should leave those hard hitting questions to Zumbi.
That was very funny.  I needed a hearty laugh to start off the new day!

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 08:51 AM

View PostJARG, on 10 April 2015 - 11:21 AM, said:

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 10 April 2015 - 11:13 AM, said:

Put yourself in a celebrities shoes.
Do you like being stopped and interrupted while out in public?
I doubt I'd like it, but I hope I'd handle it with an awareness that I mean something special to my fans. Without them, I'd still be working in the farm equipment store.

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Do you like people taking pictures of your family, because YOU are famous?
I doubt I'd like it and I would do what I could to shelter my family from the attention of my fans. I doubt anyone begrudges Neil if he wants to do the same.

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Do you owe people something simply because, they like your occupation?

I owe the people who pay my salary quite a bit, actually.
Good post.

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 08:56 AM

View PostRunning Rebel, on 10 April 2015 - 06:39 AM, said:

Another thing I think is missed here is how Neil will often refer to a previous lyric which comes as as thought through his daily consciousness.  I know me an other serious Rush fans have done the same in our own personal lives.  

But the book also shows great insight into how his daily life translates into lyrics and Vapor Trails is exactly that starting with providing insight to the lyrics behind the title track, which to many Rush fans, make them all the more amazing.  

To try to paint Neil as some privileged bigoted asshole by twisting a few remarks out of context and time, misses the mark very badly.

To see where he derived the idea being using Tarot cards, a constant theme in his lyrics, fortune and fate, was insightful and entertaining.

From " One Little Victory" to the moral (if there was one), perhaps his evolution is a better word, to Out of the Cradle",  Neil's personal journey transpired into fantastic lyrics.   Context makes them even better, just as context behind any art surely does.
Actually, my apology to all the critics on this forum was precisely because I listened to his remarks IN context.  I had defended him because I had, previously, only read a lot of his remarks OUT of context.




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