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Phantom last won the day on March 27 2016

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    R 40
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    Meeting Ged and Al at Media Event for launch of Snakes and Arrows Running into Alex during dinner in a downtown restaurant
  1. Much like I don't think Rush concerned themselves with the years of omission from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I suspect they aren't concerned with Grammy recognition or omission. That said, I'd expect the Grammys will include his name among those who passed.
  2. In the Boys in Brazil and Beyond the Lighted stage docs, Ged spoke about how difficult it would be for Neil (or anyone else for that matter) to speak about personal tragedy with those they know and love..let alone perfect strangers. Fast forward to today, and Ged and Al are facing the same difficulty going forward. It's just plain awful.
  3. We don't cry when someone "famous" passes away because we felt like we knew them. We cry because they helped us get to know ourselves." That's one of the most profound things I've read in long time.
  4. https://www.thestar.com/amp/entertainment/opinion/2020/01/14/talking-to-neil-peart-and-watching-how-he-lived-his-life-inspires-me-still.html?__twitter_impression=true
  5. I posted in here a few years ago that I did worry a bit about what might happen to Neil. Between the motorcycling and smoking most of his life, I feared that while he was living his life, at a minimum, the smoking increased the risk of illness.
  6. Years ago, while attending a service to remember those who've passed, I heard a Rabbi offer these thoughts.. Which have remained with me for years. When I think about Neils passing, these thoughts came to mind... Death seeks to obliterate the footprints we leave on Earth- it looks to erase our presence. But I believe that remembering someone denies death that final victory – as if to say to death – you can take them from this earth, but you cannot take them from me. Love and remembrance aren’t stronger than death, because they cannot bring them back – but they’re not weaker either, because as long as we remember them, they haven’t disappeared. To feel that we have lost the person, but we haven’t lost them. That they are gone, but they are here.
  7. I watched Time Stand Still today.. which was difficult, but therapeutic. It's eirie to hear them talk about few things.. one of which was Neils comment about having no fear what the future holds..quite the contrary.....the other being Ged saying Neil never tells people when he's sick. EVER. Hearing those comments within the context of his passing made me shudder.
  8. oh shit, I hadn’t cried today until I watched this one. That’s so f***ing beautiful. Good for him for such a class move and beautiful tribute Yeah, that one hits hard... Extremely emotional listening to that.
  9. I've often said that there are 4 things that formed the man I've become. 1.) My family 2.) My friends 3.) My religion 4.) Rush Neils passing has a profound effect. Going forward, I'll do my best to live a life that reflects some of the values his lyrics instilled in me.
  10. The CBC article was insightful. I recall seeing the Tragically Hip film Long Time Running, where it spoke about the surgical options how it can effect personality and the ability to communicate. It's devastating to imagine what Neil and his family have been through.
  11. So sorry to hear that. Illnesses of this nature are just awful.
  12. One of my favorite quotes.. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. These are words to live by. Don't beat yourself up. Just go forward with a new approach.
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