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    Guess who?

    Guess who this is, or do you recognize him? He is world famous and the best at his craft (IMO). I have been a huge fan since age 15 or so. He was my mentor, though of corse we never met. My dream was to ascend to his level of mastery of the art. I was pleasantly surprised to find that we have another passion in common; snowshoeing!









    his blog describes xc skiing and snowshoeing in his native Quebec, and a new-found love for photography.

    happy trails
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    Way cool! I know that name - was listening to some of their old stuff on the drive in this morning.
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    Ah, the classics! My formative years, musically. I like the fact that he's on skis more then the snowshoes.

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    Excellent, this came to mind:

    "There is unrest in the forest
    There is trouble with the trees
    For the maples want more sunlight
    And the oaks ignore their pleas

    <Rest deleted - copyrighted song lyrics>


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    You met him snowshoeing? That must have been a Rush!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikehikeskifish
    That must have been a Rush!

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    Neil is A Prog Rock GOD! All hail Rush!!!!!!

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    Excellent, this came to mind:

    "There is unrest in the forest
    There is trouble with the trees
    For the maples want more sunlight
    And the oaks ignore their pleas

    <Rest deleted - copyrighted song lyrics>

    This is actually one of my favorite songs and I sing it to myself often while hiking. It's a brilliant commentary on the folly of unnatural, forced wealth redistribution, analogizing light to wealth. It's so me.

    In another interview I read, he said he sometimes imagines skiing through the forest while he's on stage performing. Hmmm.... I often imagine myself behind his kit, with Alex and Geddy, performing that music while I'm going along the trail. Wow.

    They're playing in Boston and Manchester this summer.
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    The professor of the drum kit

    My son's headstone is inscribed:

    Suddenly, you were gone, from all the lives you left your mark upon...

    The whole song, AfterImage, appeared on my son's prayer card, with my favorite picture of him.

    Rush was one of the things we could see eye to eye on.

    AfterImage

    Suddenly, you were gone, from all the lives you left your mark upon...

    I remember
    How we talked and drank into the misty dawn
    I hear the voices

    We ran by the water on the wet summer lawn
    I see the footprints
    I remember

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    That is AWESOME!!! I just got tickets for the Jones Beach show in July. That is so cool!!! Whadya talk about? Where was this that you met him?

    Has anyone seen the studio that they recorded their latest album in? Wild. Check out Allaire Studios. Right in the Catskills.
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    way cool - I am not like most - where most would like their stuff like fly by night, 2112, etc.. I like signals, hold your fire, power windows, etc.. I think their 80's stuff is best.


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    Quote Originally Posted by giggy
    way cool - I am not like most - where most would like their stuff like fly by night, 2112, etc.. I like signals, hold your fire, power windows, etc.. I think their 80's stuff is best.


    subdivsions
    Now you're talkin!
    So when you reach the bottom line
    The only thing to do is climb
    Pick yourself up off the floor
    Anything ya want is yours


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    Artist: Big Audio Dynamite
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    Thumbs up I always said, someday I'll have a motorcycle, and ...

    it'll be a BMW!
    Wow. That is my kinda guy!
    As a teen, I l i v e d in my black RUSH t-shirt.
    How cool! --- We all grow up and love snowshoeing.

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    Excellent!
    I'm going to throw the trees on right now.
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    Very cool and how did you recognize him! He's barely recognizable under that hat!
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