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(01-13-2020 05:31 PM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  For whatever reason I was never a huge Rush fan, I liked them but didn't absolutely adore them. As far as timing goes John Bonham was the best ever IMO, especially since he heavily influenced Peart.

I wasn’t a huge Rush fan either. To be honest I didn’t know there were only three members. The original drummer was kicked out of the band for drug use interesting enough. I became a huge fan after seeing their biography. They escaped the typical rock band pitfalls and were basically an extended family. The story in the biography of the early days when they opened for Kiss was hilarious.

Don't get me wrong, they were a great three piece band and Geddy Lee is a phenomenol bass player. There were several of their songs I liked. I just grew up in a different era I guess. Like I said earlier Peart was heavily influenced by the best rock drummer ever, John Bonham. Was he as good, I don't really know as I never gave them that much attention to draw a comparison. I am going to check out the biography and download some of their tunes to see if I missed what everyone else here seems to acknowledge.

I heard one of the members in a piece on the radio the other day where he talked about the genuine affection they all shared for each other, that when they first met they just clicked instantly and how it just took a look on stage to make them all laugh as they automatically would know what a particular look conveyed. The speaker also left open the possibility of a reunion of sorts so maybe you guys haven't heard the last of them.

They were such an atypical band. They all married young and stayed married.

Sadly, Neil and his wife Jackie lost their daughter at 19 in 97 to a one-car accident. Neil's wife died of cancer the following year. He remarried in 2000 and remained married until his recent death.

After his wife’s death he climbed on a motorcycle and left. Geddy and Alex didn’t hear from him for two years. One day he just shows back up and says let’s get to work. He was a tragic figure as well as an interesting one. BTW he was a voracious reader of sometimes obscure things. That’s where most of their lyrics came from.
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(01-13-2020 05:31 PM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  For whatever reason I was never a huge Rush fan, I liked them but didn't absolutely adore them. As far as timing goes John Bonham was the best ever IMO, especially since he heavily influenced Peart.

I wasn’t a huge Rush fan either. To be honest I didn’t know there were only three members. The original drummer was kicked out of the band for drug use interesting enough. I became a huge fan after seeing their biography. They escaped the typical rock band pitfalls and were basically an extended family. The story in the biography of the early days when they opened for Kiss was hilarious.

Don't get me wrong, they were a great three piece band and Geddy Lee is a phenomenol bass player. There were several of their songs I liked. I just grew up in a different era I guess. Like I said earlier Peart was heavily influenced by the best rock drummer ever, John Bonham. Was he as good, I don't really know as I never gave them that much attention to draw a comparison. I am going to check out the biography and download some of their tunes to see if I missed what everyone else here seems to acknowledge.

I heard one of the members in a piece on the radio the other day where he talked about the genuine affection they all shared for each other, that when they first met they just clicked instantly and how it just took a look on stage to make them all laugh as they automatically would know what a particular look conveyed. The speaker also left open the possibility of a reunion of sorts so maybe you guys haven't heard the last of them.

They were such an atypical band. They all married young and stayed married.

Sadly, Neil and his wife Jackie lost their daughter at 19 in 97 to a one-car accident. Neil's wife died of cancer the following year. He remarried in 2000 and remained married until his recent death.

I think if I lost one of my kids, especially that young, I'd never be fully functional again. But, time heals most everything I reckon.
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I think maybe MTV and music videos like this in general soured me on a lot of bands from that era and kept me from seeing beyond the commercialism to the artistry because this really is a great song even if not one of their technically finest. Peart is outstanding.

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(01-16-2020 10:22 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  I think maybe MTV and music videos like this in general soured me on a lot of bands from that era and kept me from seeing beyond the commercialism to the artistry because this really is a great song even if not one of their technically finest. Peart is outstanding.


It's a great song for many reasons. It's one of my faves -- oh, who am I kidding... every song of theirs is one of my faves for one reason or another -- anyway, it's one of my faves due to the message regarding our far too short mortality.

Quote:Children growing up
Old friends growing older

Freeze this moment
A little bit longer


My daughter's about to be 20 next month. I swear it was a few months ago I took her to the Daddy-Daughter dance, my in my tux and her in her Beauty and the Beast Belle gown.

Slow it down. Savor every moment with your family and friends. Get the most out of those relationships you can.

Quote:I'm not looking back
But I want to look around me now
See more of the people
And the places that surround me now

Rush: Time Stand Still lyrics
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Former WWF tag team champ, Rocky Johnson dead at 75.

Author Christopher Tolkien dead at 95. He is the son of J. R. R.
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(01-16-2020 04:09 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Former WWF tag team champ, Rocky Johnson dead at 75.

Author Christopher Tolkien dead at 95. He is the son of J. R. R.

I saw the news about Johnson this morning.

I did not realize Tolkien was that old. Wow. Imagine your father telling you all of those incredible stories.
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(01-15-2020 12:32 PM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
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(01-14-2020 07:34 PM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(01-14-2020 06:27 PM)SoMs Eagle Wrote:  
(01-13-2020 05:31 PM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  For whatever reason I was never a huge Rush fan, I liked them but didn't absolutely adore them. As far as timing goes John Bonham was the best ever IMO, especially since he heavily influenced Peart.

I wasn’t a huge Rush fan either. To be honest I didn’t know there were only three members. The original drummer was kicked out of the band for drug use interesting enough. I became a huge fan after seeing their biography. They escaped the typical rock band pitfalls and were basically an extended family. The story in the biography of the early days when they opened for Kiss was hilarious.

Don't get me wrong, they were a great three piece band and Geddy Lee is a phenomenol bass player. There were several of their songs I liked. I just grew up in a different era I guess. Like I said earlier Peart was heavily influenced by the best rock drummer ever, John Bonham. Was he as good, I don't really know as I never gave them that much attention to draw a comparison. I am going to check out the biography and download some of their tunes to see if I missed what everyone else here seems to acknowledge.

I heard one of the members in a piece on the radio the other day where he talked about the genuine affection they all shared for each other, that when they first met they just clicked instantly and how it just took a look on stage to make them all laugh as they automatically would know what a particular look conveyed. The speaker also left open the possibility of a reunion of sorts so maybe you guys haven't heard the last of them.

If you want to hear their genius, I suggest this:




And remember, there's only 3 guys doing this!

Wow, that really was incredibly done. From the outstanding tone of that hollow body exquisitely fingered electric guitar to the impeccable timing of the percussion and the other worldly bass playing it was truly a masterpiece. And it was done live no less. Thanks for sharing it! Common ground, whodthunkit but then music really is a unifying element. 04-cheers

Among a handful of material regrets, one is most certainly selling my Rick bass and amp/speaker when going away to college for the $$$. That and dumping my '84 CJ. *sigh*
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(01-16-2020 11:45 AM)umbluegray Wrote:  
(01-16-2020 10:22 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  I think maybe MTV and music videos like this in general soured me on a lot of bands from that era and kept me from seeing beyond the commercialism to the artistry because this really is a great song even if not one of their technically finest. Peart is outstanding.


It's a great song for many reasons. It's one of my faves -- oh, who am I kidding... every song of theirs is one of my faves for one reason or another -- anyway, it's one of my faves due to the message regarding our far too short mortality.

Quote:Children growing up
Old friends growing older

Freeze this moment
A little bit longer


My daughter's about to be 20 next month. I swear it was a few months ago I took her to the Daddy-Daughter dance, my in my tux and her in her Beauty and the Beast Belle gown.

Slow it down. Savor every moment with your family and friends. Get the most out of those relationships you can.

Quote:I'm not looking back
But I want to look around me now
See more of the people
And the places that surround me now

Rush: Time Stand Still lyrics

Yeah those lyrics bring my own kids to mind too. I have a picture of my daughter and I at her IC Father/Daughter dance when she was maybe 15, here it is almost 25 years later and it's still my favorite photo of she and I together. It seems like it was just yesterday.

My favorite photo is of her and my mother gazing at each other a year or two before my mom passed away with the tenderest look I've ever seen, just priceless. She misses her grandmother as much as I do. They shared a very special bond as my daughter was the first female to bear my last name in 3 generations of nothing but boys until my son presented us with his own beautiful daughter.

Unfortunately time stands still for no one.
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(01-16-2020 04:09 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Former WWF tag team champ, Rocky Johnson dead at 75.

Author Christopher Tolkien dead at 95. He is the son of J. R. R.

Wow, one of the first serious reads I ever has was The Hobbit and then the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I might have been 13-14. What an incredible imagination it took to write those.
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Chris Darrow from the legendary country music group Nitty Gritty Dirt Band dead at 75.

Canadian cooking host, Therese Dion, mother of singer Celine Dion, dead at 92.

Actress Norma Michaels dead at 95. She played Jerry Stiller's character's wife on King of Queens.
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Healthwatch: Poison's frontman Bret Michaels have skin cancer.
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(01-18-2020 02:35 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Healthwatch: Poison's frontman Bret Michaels have skin cancer.

irony, ya (band name vs. cancer)?

blonde and blue are easily the most susceptible....

fwiw death master, they're predicting the reds (fire in the hole) will be obsolete in a century...

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(01-16-2020 05:25 PM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(01-16-2020 04:09 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  Former WWF tag team champ, Rocky Johnson dead at 75.

Author Christopher Tolkien dead at 95. He is the son of J. R. R.

Wow, one of the first serious reads I ever has was The Hobbit and then the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I might have been 13-14. What an incredible imagination it took to write those.

I was a bookworm in school. Of all the books I vividly remember were the Hardy Boys series -- because my grandmother used to give me a couple every birthday -- and Tolkien's works.

What blew me away was when I learned that not only his imagination fuel those stories, but he created back stories AND actual languages for the various races.

I think Peter Jackson did a very good job (for the most part) in his screen adaptations. I recall an interview where Liv Tyler discussed learning Elvish for her role. The following video is not that interview, but is of her speaking Elvish.



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The guy who created the concept car of the General Lee for the Dukes of Hazzard died in Georgia. Ironically enough, I think he died Sunday the 19th which happens to be Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birthday
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