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Tom Sawyer last won the day on May 4 2013

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About Tom Sawyer

  • Birthday 07/18/1963

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    Spending time with my family, listening to music. Reading.
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  • Number of Rush Concerts Attended
  • Last Rush Concert Attended
    R30 - Seattle
  • Favorite Rush Song
    Ever changing, maybe Xanadu, LVS and Bravado - right now.
  • Favorite Rush Album
    Different Stages
  • Best Rush Experience
    Driving in the snow with ESL in 1982
  • Other Favorite Bands
    Pink Floyd, Yes, Supertramp, The Who
  • Musical Instruments You Play
    Drums, Guitar

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  1. The Hotel California is 44 years old today... The Eagles released their 5th studio LP "Hotel California" on Dec. 8, 1976. It was the first Eagles album without the appearance of their founding member Bernie Leadon and their first album with guitarist Joe Walsh. It is also the last album featuring original bassist Randy Meisner. The album became the band's best-selling studio album, with over 16 million copies sold in the U.S. alone and over 32 million copies sold worldwide. The album topped the charts and won the band two Grammy Awards for "Hotel California" and "New Kid in Town". The album was nominated for Album of the Year but lost to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. The album yielded three Top 20 singles, "New Kid in Town", "Hotel California", and "Life in the Fast Lane". "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California" both topped the Billboard Hot 100, and "Life in the Fast Lane" reached number 11 on the charts. The album was ranked number 37 on Rolling Stone‍‍'‍s list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". The album further established the group as the most successful American band of the decade, making the Eagles household names. The song "Hotel California" is considered by many to be one of the greatest rock songs of all time; it was ranked number 49 on Rolling Stone‍‍'‍s list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The guitar duet at the end of the song was performed by Don Fedler and Jow Walsh. The album also features "Wasted Time", "Victim of Love", and "The Last Resort". Their best record? Your thoughts? Happy 44th Birthday to "Hotel California"!!
  2. I was considering making this a poll, but just no way I could do that. Even if we choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wQzN5BNdEM[/url][/url]
  4. Reading so many things that Neil wrote regarding money, wealth and his place with it all, directly or indirectly. He considered himself as rich as he ever could have imagined and then some. He was very grounded and "efficient" with regards to money and spending. He was very gracious and generous. He almost felt guilty to have so much at times, I felt. But he just figured, what the hell. I came to highly respect his attitude toward money and his wealth through all his writings. He died a very rich man in so many more ways than mere money could provide to one's life.
  5. too many favorites to pic one, loved his 70's 'stache, but this is a good one.
  6. yes, please, take "another" picture won't you ...
  7. “The Call of the Wild” opted for CGI, photo-realistic animal characters in order to provide them with the full range of emotion that London characterizes in his novel. But the film is a live-action and animation hybrid with impressive vistas and visual effects all the same. The film will also be the first film released by the studio under the 20th Century Studios name, being rebranded from 20th Century Fox to reflect the acquisition. Coincidentally, the 1935 version of the film was the last film released under the Twentieth Century Pictures name before the merger and formation of 20th Century Fox. Looks like harrison is expanding his canine career.
  8. This would be so cool. https://www.loudersound.com/news/petition-under-way-to-have-rushs-neil-peart-honoured-at-lakeside-park Petition link: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-walter-sendzik-petition-to-have-neil-peart-honored-with-a-plaque-or-statue-at-lakeside-park-st-catharines-ontario
  9. I think members of this forum should be free to discuss this in any way they want to. It's valid to inquire about Peart's condition in his last days. I see nothing disrespectful about it. I see nothing useful about it. There's nothing useful about much of what is discussed here at TRF. Luckily utility is not a requirement for discussion. TRF is in many ways the Cheers bar for Rush fans. And it NEVER gets old!
  10. A dear friend of mine died of brain cancer seventeen years ago. I visited him the two days before he passed on and he was difficult to understand, he was talking fine, coherently, but difficult to understand. I firmly believe it was the medication that was effecting his speech. I would imagine that this may be the possible reason for these remarks. It's quite trivial. Neil will always e remembered for his wit, brilliance and thoughtful conversations.
  11. There is Rush, which I do enjoy, and and have three different stages of fandom. Stage one, 1976 when a friend introduced me to 2112, 1981 when I first hear Tom Sawyer and Spirit of Radio. and 2003 when I purchased Rush in Rio DVD. love the music, love the lyrics. Then there is Neil Peart. I discovered his book Ghost Rider in 2004. That changed me profoundly, more than anything the music or lyrics ever came close to. I really hadn't felt this strongly about since Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. There was an instant connection for me to the writing "style". I felt Neil was using his writing (in his books) to connect with people who wanted to do what he had the time, resources and ultimately, the courage to do. He allowed me (us) to ride along with him on journeys to rediscover life and a rekindle the desire to appreciate life for what it has to offer. Adventure can be found in the simplest forms. Adventure begins whe we decide to "get moving" ... "somewhere"... "anywhere". You see, it doesn't really matter. "The point of the journey is not to arrive ,,, anything can happen" Thanks Neil. You gave me something far and away beyond just your music, or your lyrics. You gave me the desire to aspire in life!
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