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Thread: RIP, Neil Peart

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    Listened to a lot of Rush this weekend.

    Focusing in on the drums, Neil Peart was an absolute artist and magician.
    Masterful doesn’t do justice to the precision with which Neil drums.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    Listened to a lot of Rush this weekend.

    Focusing in on the drums, Neil Peart was an absolute artist and magician.
    Masterful doesn’t do justice to the precision with which Neil drums.
    It's been nice to read all the paeans to NP these last few days. Interesting too, how RS claimed that Keith Moon was his drumming hero, since Peart was so methodical and precise, and Moon was the opposite, though just as musical and creative in his own way. There's more than one way to do things.

    But I think the underlying commonality between Neal and Keith is that they both played drums, at times, as a lead instrument. [In fact, you could argue that in The Who, the guitar was usually rhythm and the drums and bass were lead instruments]. I was just a casual fan of Rush, so correct me if I'm wrong, but it seemed to me everyone played rhythm and lead parts - they shared, they took turns/handed off, and it worked amazingly well.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by cspan37421 View Post
    I was just a casual fan of Rush, so correct me if I'm wrong, but it seemed to me everyone played rhythm and lead parts - they shared, they took turns/handed off, and it worked amazingly well.
    You are correct. You can hear that interplay and exchange in songs like "Freewill," "YYZ," and "La Villa Strangiato." Sometimes, the bass is more of the lead instrument, and the guitar is more atmospheric rhythm in songs like "Marathon" and "Driven." The drums are always stars and bring multiple ideas that develop over the song.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Duke79UNLV77 View Post
    You are correct. You can hear that interplay and exchange in songs like "Freewill," "YYZ," and "La Villa Strangiato." Sometimes, the bass is more of the lead instrument, and the guitar is more atmospheric rhythm in songs like "Marathon" and "Driven." The drums are always stars and bring multiple ideas that develop over the song.
    To anyone interested in reading some of Neil's books, Audible has them available for FREE download thru (I believe) January 28th. I've started reading "Ghost Rider" and it's pretty enlightening actually. Neil seems to be the type of guy who wasn't comfortable unless he was busy, and I can relate to that. While he missed out on his later years, he probably crammed more adventures into his 67 years than most of us would in 3 lifetimes.

    https://www.audible.com/author/Neil-Peart/B000APH4T0
    "There can BE only one."

  5. #25
    By any chance do you know if that free offer via Audible requires one to sign up for a trial subscription that has to be cancelled in time to avoid being charged? Or is it straight up a free download with no strings attached?

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by cspan37421 View Post
    By any chance do you know if that free offer via Audible requires one to sign up for a trial subscription that has to be cancelled in time to avoid being charged? Or is it straight up a free download with no strings attached?
    Free. No strings or trials required. Oh, and good news is that the artist is still compensated for the downloads.
    "There can BE only one."

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander View Post
    Free. No strings or trials required. Oh, and good news is that the artist is still compensated for the downloads.
    At checkout, Amazon informs me,

    By starting your membership, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice.
    The terms of said membership are completely vague. Amazon keeps a method of payment on file so ... I think I'll pass, barring further clarification (on Amazon/Audible's part) on these matters.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by cspan37421 View Post
    At checkout, Amazon informs me,



    The terms of said membership are completely vague. Amazon keeps a method of payment on file so ... I think I'll pass, barring further clarification (on Amazon/Audible's part) on these matters.
    Attention all pilots of the solar federation. Amazon has assumed control.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Duke79UNLV77 View Post
    Attention all pilots of the solar federation. Amazon has assumed control.
    Amazon-face1c.jpg

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    Just ran across this tribute by a US Army band... solid.

    “Coach said no 3s.” - Zion on The Block

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