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#21 Tombstone Mountain

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:16 PM

View Postcondemned2bfree, on 30 July 2015 - 03:56 PM, said:

This is very good, I like the sentiment.
It felt like the consensus around here. Phil was able to articulate it better than say, TonyR.

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 07:04 PM

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 08:22 PM

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Wooohooo. More than great, as always. :notworthy:
CU tomorrow, dude. :cheers:
Man it's gonna be incredible. Prepare for the time of our lives.
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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:32 PM

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View Post2112FirstStreet, on 30 July 2015 - 05:08 PM, said:

Neil's been a closet Phil Collins fan for years. He's known to be heard singing SusSudio in the shower.

:musicnote: There's a girl that's been on my mind....
All the time...Su-Su-Sudio" :musicnote:

Who the hell names their kid "Sussudio"? :eh: :P
Who names their kid Moon Unit?

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 12:46 AM

I don't know much about Phil Collins and have never followed his career, but he does speak words of wisdom in this article.  I hope Neil Peart gives some serious reflection to what he said.
;) :syrinx:

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 01:43 AM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 30 July 2015 - 03:33 PM, said:

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An open letter to Neil

my drinking partner

and drum guru:


So here it is. The end. Time for one door to close, and another to open. The Yukon Blade Grinder dialed me up, and told me about the scenario.  I just couldn't leave them hanging, so here goes.

Saturday you will play the Forum in that dangerous shithole known as LA. The last Rush concert will bring many to tears...out of love...and from a love lost. It seems in music, as in life, when the last note is played or the final breath is drawn, we sit in shock over the finality of it all. No doubt to be the case here. Forty years of sweat. Forty years of joy. Forty years of tendinitis development. It all hurts. So soak it in.

I remember laying my sticks down on the floor tom after my final concert with Genesis. Elation wouldn't be a good word to describe my feelings. Relief was more like it. I did my bit for the band, and was ready to move on to other pastures to see what lay beyond my purview. Something else was out there and I needed to find out for myself what exists "beyond the cymbals".

Boy was I an idiot. I missed my friends.

Your gig is a gravy train on biscuit wheels old chap. Don't let it go. Persevere until you drop. You've got a full tank, as witnessed from this tour. The tabloids raved about the band. Not one ill review to be found, except one on some website called "The Rush Forum"...written by a complete tosser.

Don't quit and let your belly hang over your belt. I know the story of "being" there for your family. I respect that so much Neil. I respect it so much that I think you should put their asses on a tricked out bus, and take them with you to see America again and again. But that's just me, your friend Phil.

Do us a favor.  Stay in the game.

Play when you want to play.
Record when you want to record.

Never give up performing with Alex and Geddy. What you have is too special. Your little one will certainly miss her Uncle Dirk and Uncle Lerxt. Wouldn't want to deprive her of that now would you?

Take it from me, a man who left his mates to put on his Mr. Jangles dancing shoes. Sure I made millions. I sold more records than when I was with Genesis. Made the papers and everything.

To this day I still ask myself "What if"?

Don't be that guy.
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Your friend and fellow drummer,
Phil

P.S.--Where's that double bass pedal I loaned you back in 2005? I need it.

P.S.S.--You must visit Goatnut,TN...there's this really cool cave.

Absolutely incredible! Sweet, yet incredible! :ebert:  :ebert:

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 02:41 AM

View PostSkin Bag, on 31 July 2015 - 12:46 AM, said:

I don't know much about Phil Collins and have never followed his career, but he does speak words of wisdom in this article.  I hope Neil Peart gives some serious reflection to what he said.
;) :syrinx:
He does strike a chord does he not? Glad he sent this in.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 04:04 AM

Great read :ebert:  I love how the YBG can pull in these big names to contribute. I think it's going to become a status symbol among celebs.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:44 AM

View PostYour_Lion, on 31 July 2015 - 04:04 AM, said:

Great read :ebert:  I love how the YBG can pull in these big names to contribute. I think it's going to become a status symbol among celebs.
We tried landing Ringo Starr. Sadly, he'd never heard of Neil, or the YBG for that matter. Phil was our backup.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 06:23 AM

I liked it even more than the previous one!!!

Hey, the upper view of Neil's setup posted above has 08 sides...as in Octavarium...*hint hint*

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 07:03 AM

View PostXanadu, on 30 July 2015 - 05:59 PM, said:

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 30 July 2015 - 05:08 PM, said:

Neil's been a closet Phil Collins fan for years. He's known to be heard singing SusSudio in the shower.

:musicnote: There's a girl that's been on my mind....
All the time...Su-Su-Sudio" :musicnote:

Who the hell names their kid "Sussudio"? :eh: :P

The parents of an Asian prostitute.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 07:05 AM

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View PostYour_Lion, on 31 July 2015 - 04:04 AM, said:

Great read :ebert:  I love how the YBG can pull in these big names to contribute. I think it's going to become a status symbol among celebs.
We tried landing Ringo Starr. Sadly, he'd never heard of Neil, or the YBG for that matter. Phil was our backup.

Can I suggest you try Obama or Putin next?

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 07:12 AM

Damn, Genesis has never looked so badass before.
No wonder PG left!

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 07:13 AM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 30 July 2015 - 09:32 PM, said:

View PostXanadu, on 30 July 2015 - 05:59 PM, said:

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 30 July 2015 - 05:08 PM, said:

Neil's been a closet Phil Collins fan for years. He's known to be heard singing SusSudio in the shower.

:musicnote: There's a girl that's been on my mind....
All the time...Su-Su-Sudio" :musicnote:

Who the hell names their kid "Sussudio"? :eh: :P
Who names their kid Moon Unit?

The same guy who named his other kid Dweezil of course!
And it's not better than that little girl named APPLE. I forget, what's she Gweneth Paltrow's kid or something right?

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 08:54 AM

View PostRod in Rio, on 31 July 2015 - 07:05 AM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 31 July 2015 - 05:44 AM, said:

View PostYour_Lion, on 31 July 2015 - 04:04 AM, said:

Great read :ebert:  I love how the YBG can pull in these big names to contribute. I think it's going to become a status symbol among celebs.
We tried landing Ringo Starr. Sadly, he'd never heard of Neil, or the YBG for that matter. Phil was our backup.

Can I suggest you try Obama or Putin next?
I could, but if the admin frowned on Rush Limbaugh, those guys would certainly be off limits...or not.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 09:13 AM

View PostRod in Rio, on 31 July 2015 - 06:23 AM, said:

I liked it even more than the previous one!!!

Hey, the upper view of Neil's setup posted above has 08 sides...as in Octavarium...*hint hint*

Are you saying Neil is trying to be like Portnoy?!

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:00 AM

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:18 AM

:lol:

I think Neil will stay in the game due to liking money.



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