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I'm going to see RUSH!!!

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I'm going to see my favorite band this summer! Rush in concert at the Marcus amphitheater in Milwaukee, WI. I missed them twice down in Detroit but they happened to be in Milwaukee at the same time I'll be at my grandparents house in Marinette, WI. Needless to say I'm REALLY REALLY excited. I'm thinking they probably won't be touring a whole lot longer. This was an opportunity I couldn't pass up! Done with my rant now.

 

 

:yahoo: :headbang: :D :rockon: :thumbup: :kicking: :jumpy:

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Neil Peart....Only PhD. in Percussion that i know of! Still can't decide if Neil or Bonham are the best...and dont want to.

I haven't seen them on tour for a while since they started slowing down their tours. But i was at the 2112 tour, exit stage left tour, and another i can't recall the name of in the late 80s. :headbang:

ENJOY the absolute percission and power of their live performance...Wish i were youger and they were playing locally...i envy ya. :crying:

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Ya I'm pretty excited. My dad saw them on their moving pictures tour and said they were great. Since the first time I heard them I was hooked. Neil is amazing. REALLY looking forward to seeing them live. I figured if I didn't go now I may not get to see them ever.

 

Bud, If I get that lucky I'll be sure to ask :)

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Neil Peart is absolutely the greatest percussionist of all time. He actually doesn't have a PhD (long-time rumor), but he should! Been a fan since the late 70s and while I don't listen that much anymore, there will never be a replacement for Neil.

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I saw them back in 92 with Primus! Geddy had his guitar on the left side of the stage and this keyboard on the right. He would run from side to side during the concert! What a show!

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I saw them back in 92 with Primus! Geddy had his guitar on the left side of the stage and this keyboard on the right. He would run from side to side during the concert! What a show!

 

Rush & Primus? WOW, that's a whole lot of bass (bass, not bass). :blink:

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I saw them on their "Moving Pictures" Tour..........early 80's.......maybe late 70's..... :dunno:

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He actually doesn't have a PhD (long-time rumor), but he should!

 

Are you 100% sure that he wasn't awarded a PhD? When i was in USC I was talked into taking a music minor based on that. A prof gave me a copy of a book Neil had written on development of syncopation that was supposed to have actually been his dissertation (actually submitted to his former music/arts school in Canada on his behalf), for which he was granted a Doctorate in the mid 80s. I don't really know if that was an honorarium or general but i could have sworn we looked it up in an encyclopedia type book set that listed holders of graduate degrees. I looked up almost every other person i could imagine in there.

I can't remember if any-thing was said about it at the drum clinic i attended in Denver that he was teaching and giving demos at??? :dunno:

If he didn't, i got taken pretty hard on that (3years of carrying a minor while pulling a dbl major in bio/chem :ripped: ). I also have several other books he wrote on percussion around here some-where...I need to dig them up and see what they list under his accomplishments??? I even have several sheet music layouts of his earlier songs...those will drive you into the ground trying to play. Unfortunately i gave up playing 15+years ago. I doubt i could pull off his beginer methods now.

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I also hear he's a licensed practicing nurse! :dunno: :P

 

my wife says "and a porn star" :bugeyes:

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DrVette, I am not 100% sure about ANYTHING, and it certainly sounds like you have the insights into Dr. Drums. After what you have said, I will go along with you. :D

 

You have done quite well yourself from what you say. Bio AND chem, on top of the music... you got very little sleep many nights. I was EE and Geology, and that was tough enough for me. I also quit playing for various reasons about 15 years ago, but hearing Rush for a brief instant always brings a smile to my face. Brings back memories. And it is good to hear that we forum members share many common threads.

 

 

 

 

He actually doesn't have a PhD (long-time rumor), but he should!

 

Are you 100% sure that he wasn't awarded a PhD? When i was in USC I was talked into taking a music minor based on that. A prof gave me a copy of a book Neil had written on development of syncopation that was supposed to have actually been his dissertation (actually submitted to his former music/arts school in Canada on his behalf), for which he was granted a Doctorate in the mid 80s. I don't really know if that was an honorarium or general but i could have sworn we looked it up in an encyclopedia type book set that listed holders of graduate degrees. I looked up almost every other person i could imagine in there.

I can't remember if any-thing was said about it at the drum clinic i attended in Denver that he was teaching and giving demos at??? :dunno:

If he didn't, i got taken pretty hard on that (3years of carrying a minor while pulling a dbl major in bio/chem :ripped: ). I also have several other books he wrote on percussion around here some-where...I need to dig them up and see what they list under his accomplishments??? I even have several sheet music layouts of his earlier songs...those will drive you into the ground trying to play. Unfortunately i gave up playing 15+years ago. I doubt i could pull off his beginer methods now.

 

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I also hear he's a licensed practicing nurse! :dunno: :P

 

my wife says "and a porn star" :bugeyes:

 

 

Oatka tell your wife to keep me out of this!!! B)

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