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About g under p

  • Birthday 03/10/1960

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Surfing the far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy
  • Interests
    Music and Politics....painting, fishing and road cycling.

Music Fandom

  • Number of Rush Concerts Attended
    50
  • Last Rush Concert Attended
    R40 May 24, 2015 Amalie Arena Tampa, FL
  • Favorite Rush Song
    The Camera Eye/Red Sector A/La Villa Strangiato
  • Favorite Rush Album
    Grace Under Pressure
  • Best Rush Experience
    TOO many to mention, well one was on the HYF Tour Capital Centre MD they played Red Sector A. I yelled out that's one of my favorite RUSH songs and girl behind said mine too but I don't think she believed me. Well, we sang the words face to face like we were battling each other then gave high 5s + hugs.
  • Other Favorite Bands
    Michael Franti and Spearhead, Pearl Jam, U2, Dream Theater & Living Colour
  • Musical Instruments You Play
    Piano, trying drums and acoustic guitar
  1. Fifty times, you rock!! I sometimes still wonder at the "reaction" to the news. For me it had a lot to do with the fact they were quiet for a while, Geddy touring his BBBB, not much news, the End sinking in, some interviews. Then the announcement of Neil's passing was like a double shot: What?!! And...No Wonder! Holy Sh*t...they're actually DONE. No more Rush, no more debate. I was outside of myself in that moment of hearing the news on the radio. Long story already told, but I was in an auto-pilot mode for a while. Well my plan was that it was going to be 53, Tampa, Atlanta, Greensboro (stay with ex in-laws) then my finale back to my former home in Md. There I was going to take my daughter for her birthday. The show was actually in Bristow Va where I always would see them when I lived up that way. However a family emergency came up and I had to cancel those three. I knew or I felt this was going to be their last tour together. On my lonely 5 hour drive back from Tampa to West Palm Beach I had to pull over 1 o’clock in the morning balling like a baby then crash at some motel. That’s because I knew that show was going to be my very, very last time I was to see my favorite rock band of nearly 300+ concerts. Most of them was working security at the Hampton Coliseum in VA, the busiest concert venue on the east coast and through a international musician friend I’ve followed all over this country and in Europe. I’ve settled down now, only a few concerts per year except when my friend and his band comes down to South Florida. I’ll follow him for 6-10 dates. Back to Rush, over the years they were always the one band I would look forward to see…..what new lighting they’d have or the set list etc etc. Big sigh, all good things sometimes MUST come to an end and it most certainly did for my favorite band. peace
  2. The impact of NEP’s death hit me when I first heard of his death. When my daughter called me on my way to work at night, I literally drove off the road into a small ditch. I was in a haze of disbelief that night. Now I’m long past that now, I smile now knowing I spent so much time, money, energy chasing the band up and down the east coast fifty times seeing them live since 84’. I now am going way back to b4 2112 listening to that catalog of their music that I need to get more familiar. It’s been a wonderful wild ride loving this band, that a lot of my friends can’t stand. However, they give much respect to Neil Peart because he’s the GOAT and a modern day warrior of the drum world.
  3. https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/rushs-alex-lifeson-brought-to-tears-by-british-drummer-nandi-bushell-11 @rushtheband[/url] Oh @Nandi_Bushell , you brought a tear to my eye with this tribute! Tom Sawyer is a difficult song to play drums to and you made it so much fun. Neil would have loved your performance and wonderful smile, as both Geddy and I do! - Alex Well Alex approves.
  4. Hello one and all, I hope everyone is doing well as we continue living through this pandemic. So I get these videos of percussion playing musicians from around the the world I came across this one. Her name is Nandi Bushell and I believe she's from England. She's around 10-11 years, playing drum covers of various bands preferably her favorite metal bands. She decided to give this song a "try" after seeing an interview where Neil P-eart said the song is very difficult to play. I air drum to it all the time but I just can't up. It's far from my favorite RUSH song but most people have heard it at least once. Well here she goes giving it a try and check her out on the Chad Smith Show of the Red Hot Chili Peppers with her dad talking about music..... Also I believe I saw an image of her the cover Modern Drummer, I like what she says at the end. Peace
  5. This is my favorite RUSH album since I first saw them back in 84'. The song RSA is in rotation of my number 1 RUSH song along with The Camera Eye, La Villa Strangiato and Natural Science. Peace
  6. Hmmmm, I might just that one and that Wandering The Face Of The Earth the official tour book. Peace
  7. I like this guy and his comedic flavors, he's about as crazy as I'm. Peace
  8. I love the song because they mention Jamaica, a place I just love to visit, besides the thought of traveling the world in search of the best weed seems brilliant to me. Peace
  9. Well, I have to say you surely did not hold back one bit. I'll just say I totally agree with about S&A, that album has always rub me the wrong way. I just seem to not be able to connect with that album even though I saw that tour 4 times and loved the tour. There's hope for me and that album because there was a time I couldn't stand PW. I was expecting something similar to P/G my all time favorite RUSH album. Today, PW is probably, no it is in my top 10 Rush albums. Peace
  10. I've never broken up with the band and I never will as they're STILL are my #1 rock band. That said I did drift away from them a bit after TFE. I had so much going on in my life in the early 90's, got married had a child etc. However, when VT came out I just loved that album or I was just straight up hungry to eat up anything new from RUSH. I Of the 50 shows and tours I've seen since P/G that VT tour was the most I saw RUSH live 6 times as they kept coming back to the east coast and the DC Metro area. I even went to Baltimore with my then 7 year daughter eith the DC sniper was keeping people at home and the next day I was in London for a wedding. Man, this year I've listened to so much RUSH I had to purposely stop and give them a break especially with the lockdown back in March. At work I was given the name of the RUSHNUT Dude, mainly due to constantly listening every RUSH recording and my NP sticker on the back of my suv. Peace
  11. Thanks for posting the article, it made me smile as well. Read it while listening to Amazon Music The Greatest Songs by RUSH in particular La Villa Strangiato. Its my number one or two RUSH song depending on my mood with the Camera Eye or RedAector A. I'm still trying to deal with this loss, at times it just feels like I lost my favorite uncle. Take care everyone
  12. So as I sit here in my car, still in shock of his passing. I've one question, did anybody else have an idea he was battling cancer? I had no clue he was sick or else I surely would've been visiting TRF more often.
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