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#41 Tombstone Mountain

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:23 AM

 That One Guy, on 31 July 2015 - 10:18 AM, said:

:lol:

I think Neil will stay in the game due to liking money.
Really? I'm of the mind he's in it for the pleasure of touring.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 12:02 PM

 Tombstone Mountain, on 31 July 2015 - 11:23 AM, said:

 That One Guy, on 31 July 2015 - 10:18 AM, said:

:lol:

I think Neil will stay in the game due to liking money.
Really? I'm of the mind he's in it for the pleasure of touring.

Olivia told him to stay on the road until he has enough money to buy her a pony.

#43 Tombstone Mountain

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 03:46 PM

 2112FirstStreet, on 31 July 2015 - 12:02 PM, said:

 Tombstone Mountain, on 31 July 2015 - 11:23 AM, said:

 That One Guy, on 31 July 2015 - 10:18 AM, said:

:lol:

I think Neil will stay in the game due to liking money.
Really? I'm of the mind he's in it for the pleasure of touring.

Olivia told him to stay on the road until he has enough money to buy her a pony.
Where will it stay? Not many ponies running around Santa Monica.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 06:19 PM

 Tombstone Mountain, on 31 July 2015 - 03:46 PM, said:

 2112FirstStreet, on 31 July 2015 - 12:02 PM, said:

 Tombstone Mountain, on 31 July 2015 - 11:23 AM, said:

 That One Guy, on 31 July 2015 - 10:18 AM, said:

:lol:

I think Neil will stay in the game due to liking money.
Really? I'm of the mind he's in it for the pleasure of touring.

Olivia told him to stay on the road until he has enough money to buy her a pony.
Where will it stay? Not many ponies running around Santa Monica.

Olivia plans to keep it in her bedroom.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 05:40 AM

You so crazy. :wacko: :hi: :crazy: :blink: :unsure: :D

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 09:17 AM

 2112FirstStreet, on 31 July 2015 - 12:02 PM, said:

 Tombstone Mountain, on 31 July 2015 - 11:23 AM, said:

 That One Guy, on 31 July 2015 - 10:18 AM, said:

:lol:

I think Neil will stay in the game due to liking money.
Really? I'm of the mind he's in it for the pleasure of touring.

Olivia told him to stay on the road until he has enough money to buy her a pony.

I think Olivia is telling him, "I am finally getting the chance to see you play and now you're quitting? Bullshit,dad! I don't think so!" :lol:

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 12:05 PM

 Xanadu, on 01 August 2015 - 09:17 AM, said:

 2112FirstStreet, on 31 July 2015 - 12:02 PM, said:

 Tombstone Mountain, on 31 July 2015 - 11:23 AM, said:

 That One Guy, on 31 July 2015 - 10:18 AM, said:

:lol:

I think Neil will stay in the game due to liking money.
Really? I'm of the mind he's in it for the pleasure of touring.

Olivia told him to stay on the road until he has enough money to buy her a pony.

I think Olivia is telling him, "I am finally getting the chance to see you play and now you're quitting? Bullshit,dad! I don't think so!" :lol:
It is probably the scenario that will keep him in the game...oddly.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 12:54 PM

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 Rod 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?!

No...but if Portnoy wants to carry on the Rush torch with Alex and Geddy, the door should be opened!

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 12:56 PM

 Rod in Rio, on 01 August 2015 - 12:54 PM, said:

 x1yyz, on 31 July 2015 - 09:13 AM, said:

 Rod 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?!

No...but if Portnoy wants to carry on the Rush torch with Alex and Geddy, the door should be opened!
But who's gonna write the lyrics? Geddy or Alex? I can see that, but the name should be Rush w/Portnoy

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 12:57 PM

They could just play what has already been recordes. But hey, Portnoy writes lyrics too!

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 12:58 PM

Not sure if this was hashed out somewhere else, but Sussudio is a word that popped into Phil's head. It's not a girl. I'd take Tim Alexander over Portnoy.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 01:00 PM

 garyg7133, on 01 August 2015 - 12:58 PM, said:

Not sure if this was hashed out somewhere else, but Sussudio is a word that popped into Phil's head. It's not a girl. I'd take Tim Alexander over Portnoy.
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Posted 02 August 2015 - 03:39 PM

 x1yyz, on 30 July 2015 - 03:36 PM, said:

Listen to Phil, Neil.  Listen to Phil!
Don't think he's listening, according to Kevin J. Anderson.

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 09:39 PM

 Tombstone Mountain, on 01 August 2015 - 12:56 PM, said:

 Rod in Rio, on 01 August 2015 - 12:54 PM, said:

 x1yyz, on 31 July 2015 - 09:13 AM, said:

 Rod 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?!

No...but if Portnoy wants to carry on the Rush torch with Alex and Geddy, the door should be opened!
But who's gonna write the lyrics? Geddy or Alex? I can see that, but the name should be Rush w/Portnoy

No way would I accept any drummer in Rush other than Neil (or any other 'replacement' member). At that point, you might as well just listen to tribute bands.

Sincerely,

Serious as a heart attack.

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 07:55 AM

 Tombstone 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.



Words to live by Neil! You owe it to yourself! Besides its not like you can sing and play keyboards like Phil. :bitchslap:

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 09:09 AM

 losingit2k, on 05 August 2015 - 07:55 AM, said:

 Tombstone 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.



Words to live by Neil! You owe it to yourself! Besides its not like you can sing and play keyboards like Phil. :bitchslap:
Thought of you as I witnessed Losing It live. It was special

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:36 PM

outstanding!!!

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 06:44 AM

 robertrobyn, on 06 August 2015 - 11:36 PM, said:

outstanding!!!
Thanks dude. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your lovely wife in LA. Funny how once we got in the same space, it was like we've been friends for years. Nice to experience that in life!

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 07:53 AM

 Tombstone Mountain, on 01 August 2015 - 01:00 PM, said:

 garyg7133, on 01 August 2015 - 12:58 PM, said:

Not sure if this was hashed out somewhere else, but Sussudio is a word that popped into Phil's head. It's not a girl. I'd take Tim Alexander over Portnoy.
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Posted 07 August 2015 - 08:11 AM

what always amazes me about Rush fans is the kindness and the all around coolness of being one big happy family!! 8-1-15 proves my point!!



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