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About Aikenrooster

  • Birthday 09/04/1976

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    Aiken, SC, USA, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way
  • Interests
    Empathy.

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  • Number of Rush Concerts Attended
    5
  • Last Rush Concert Attended
    Greensboro, NC May 28, 2015
  • Favorite Rush Song
    Subdivisions
  • Favorite Rush Album
    Snakes and Arrows
  • Other Favorite Bands
    Fear Factory, BT, Iron Maiden, Guns n' Roses, Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Hanzel und Gretyl
  1. Lorraine, I am sorry you're having to go through this. Life just isn't fair, many times. I hope things get better for your very soon.
  2. I have had bad dreams for a long time, and I can handle it, but, lately, I'm having the same 3 recurring bad dreams. I understand one of them, but not the other two. Is there anyone on here who understands this stuff? And, is there anything that can be done to stop bad dreams?
  3. Who is "the happy fan" that Neil talks about in his book, "Roadshow"?
  4. Other than Chris Cornell and BB King, I can't think of too many celebrities that I really gave a second thought about when the news announced their passing.Neil probably wouldn't even have liked me, but we had a lot in common: Virgo, traveling all over Canada and the US, introvert, philosophical, humble, and losing our wives in a tragic manner. The book "Ghost Rider" "prepared me" in an eerie way for something I didn't know was going to happen. But, I guess it's the music. Most music is absolute garbage, and, even if I like the beat, or whatever, most music has nothing to say. Rush is the biggest exemption to that rule. The songs have so much philosophy, and, when you read Neil's books, you understand where a lot of the other lyrics came from that aren't so obvious. Like many others have said on here, I too held out hope that we'd all meet again, one day, in ATL, when Rush finally decided to give us another tour. I take solace that we got to see them on the last tour. We were lucky to have witnessed professionalism of the highest order.
  5. Neil Peart and Neil Armstrong had more things in common than their first name. Armstrong also eschewed the limelight. He didn't want any part of the massive adulation from people all around the world. If he had wanted, he could have made a zillion dollars off his Achievement, but he didn't. He was a private man, a humble man, who literally saw himself as undeserving of all the hero worship. The Greatest Achievement in all of human history, and he said that he was undeserving of the all the praise. Remarkable.... Not to diss Neil Armstrong who was an exceptional pilot and engineer, but he was part of a huge team that made that achievement happen. Neil Peart on the other hand was in a team of one when it came to delivering what he did. I think if you read "Roadshow" you'd be surprised (as I was) that there was a lot more to Rush, as the years went by, than "just the 3 guys at work".
  6. I’ve had almost nothing but Rush in my headphones during workouts since Friday. Normally they’re not my first choice as workout music; I tend to prefer harder stuff when I am lifting. And for cardio (I run), prog isn’t exactly the ideal choice for maintaining a rhythm! I had an excellent shoulder session earlier today with Grace Under Pressure and then a decent run through most of Signals. I will say that Power Windows and Hold Your Fire are both good songs for running. Hemispheres turned out to be great accompaniment for a leg workout, oddly enough. Yeah, I can't lift to Rush, either. But, it's ok for hiking.I thought you were into cycling? That's my (now-ex) husband who was the cyclist. Last time I saw him he was approaching the 300 lb. mark, so I doubt he's still doing that. I lift religiously and run....running mainly as it's my preferred form of cardio. (I'm not supposed to run because of an artificial hip, but we're approaching the 20 year anniversary of that hip and so far, so good). Been lifting since October. I like it, because I feel better after I go, but there is a lot I can't do and a lot to learn, like how to bring more intensity. Also, I get very fatigued if I go more than 3 days in a row. Really nice to hear from you. I haven't been on here for a long time and I am reminded of how funny your posts are. Glad you're doing well.
  7. Thanks for the tip! yessir. I will download these. Thanks!
  8. I’ve had almost nothing but Rush in my headphones during workouts since Friday. Normally they’re not my first choice as workout music; I tend to prefer harder stuff when I am lifting. And for cardio (I run), prog isn’t exactly the ideal choice for maintaining a rhythm! I had an excellent shoulder session earlier today with Grace Under Pressure and then a decent run through most of Signals. I will say that Power Windows and Hold Your Fire are both good songs for running. Hemispheres turned out to be great accompaniment for a leg workout, oddly enough. Yeah, I can't lift to Rush, either. But, it's ok for hiking.I thought you were into cycling?
  9. I disagree with that. Christians give and they give to the point to hurting themselves financially. My father gave 10% of his gross paycheck to tithes, plus, other offerings, fund raisers, and his time to church functions. We grew up low middle class and lived in a small asbestos siding house and drove used cars. We didn't do without, but we could've had a lot more. My mom was furious that dad emptied his 401k to give it to the church, and, if she hadn't have died first, it could have been a problem. He's not the only one that gave/gives of their money and time. Many other Christians give in this manner, too, especially after federal and state taxes, and it's a bit unfair to kick them and call them hypocrites, when they're trying to do what is right. Now, whether they're doing it for the right or wrong reason is another debate, and so is the churchs' leaders efficiency in spending that money. No Christian claims to be perfect, and, in this age of political divisiveness, a lot of Christians are getting sucked into political rhetoric, but I think they're trying. I'm an atheist, and, if I go to church, they'll feed me just like any other person.
  10. My father passed away in his 80’s of terminal cancer. He mirrored this thought saying, “I lived my life and it’s time to get out of the way and let the next guy have some fun with it”. And I just think that’s the most admirable way to look at life/death...except he lived a full life. Tragedy makes it different and the sadness I feel at this is to his family, young daughter that he loved, and that he never got to enjoy his later years. I feel sadness knowing Imhe won’t get to write and we won’t get to read his words again. Some bizarre test? Nah. Just life. Value what you have and cherish it. Make the most. It’s all we got. I'm sorry you had to go through that. That's terrible.
  11. My father passed away in his 80’s of terminal cancer. He mirrored this thought saying, “I lived my life and it’s time to get out of the way and let the next guy have some fun with it”. And I just think that’s the most admirable way to look at life/death...except he lived a full life. Tragedy makes it different and the sadness I feel at this is to his family, young daughter that he loved, and that he never got to enjoy his later years. I feel sadness knowing Imhe won’t get to write and we won’t get to read his words again. Some bizarre test? Nah. Just life. Value what you have and cherish it. Make the most. It’s all we got. While I accept the possibility that there is something in the quantum realm that no one understands, I don't put any faith in it. We know that here and now exist, and our brains are programed to deal with the reality that our senses perceve.Although events occur that seem a little too coincidental, and some people chalk it up to "karma", it is just our brain's way of dealing with data, and if someone got justice, then it was just coincidence. I've seen 2 people take their final breath and I'm convinced that this life is all there is. Tell them you love them NOW. Whatever you want to do, do it NOW. You may not see tomorrow. It really isn't worth holding grudges, because you're only stressing yourself out and damaging your own body. Any good on this earth is done by us, and any evils that are extinguished and revenged are done by us. Those responsibilities are OURS and we shouldn't shirk our duty.
  12. This. He basically lost 2 families in the cruelest of manners. Not fair!
  13. If you're a Virgo, you probably would have. I'm the same way. I don't even want a funeral or anyone to know I've died, when it happens. Virgos generally don't want attention.
  14. Gord chose to go a different route and maybe Neil saw that and chose to go down a different path that was more true to himself. There's no right answer here.. He might not have chosen anything. It depends on what part of the brain was being affected. My cousin died of brain cancer and it originated in the part of the brain where speech is produced. Everything was normal, but he couldn't get the damned words out. Also, he thought he had an ear infection. My point is, we don't know if he could write or type or how cognizant he was.I know Glen Campbell wanted his Alzheimer's documented, to raise awareness, and find a cure, but, obviously, Neil didn't want everyone to see him in his condition. I'd wager that he simply wanted to spend what time he had with his new family. A better question might be: did he regret doing R40, not having that time with his family?
  15. I haven't been on here in a while, and I didn't even know he was sick. I don't see any thread titles on here referring to it. Also, I've been getting a lot of bogus "Rush" click bait on my Google homepage, and I thought this might have been some of that, too. I can't believe it, but it makes all the vague answers from Geddy, over the past several years, make sense. This sucks. I just lost my favorite Uncle and now my favorite musician is gone. Rest In Peace.
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