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#21 Soddy

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 10:07 PM

I was packing to visit my father, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. The new year is full of gut punches, isn't it?

 

Sad way to reunite, but good to see some familiar names.


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#22 Wandering Pixie

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 10:24 PM

Still no words...
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#23 nickslikk2112

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 10:42 PM

RIP Neil old buddy. You really couldn't believe a stranger was a long awaited friend...

 

Obviously I feel a sense of loss - Rush were a massive part of my younger, and indeed older life - but two hours before the news broke about Neil, my old dad phoned me to say the son of his neighbour's had hung himself. 51 years ago this week both our families moved in at the same time. He'd recently moved back to his parent's after his marriage failed. I was only talking to him on Christmas day, had a good chat about cycling. So I was feeling a bit numb before the Neil news.

 

Remember peeps, look after those near and dear to you.


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Old Rush Good, New Rush Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


#24 Casey

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 02:16 AM

Bittersweet to see so many familiar names, but under such difficult circumstances. 

Thanks to everyone for coming back and touching base with friends. It helps. At least, it helps me. 

Third line...missing. 


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 02:45 AM

I'm also happy to see everyone, just wish it was under better circumstances.

 

I keep thinking that it can't be real. How is it that he's gone?  Wait, what?  I guess I'm in between shock and denial at this point.

 

Life is fragile and precious peeps. Go see to your loved ones and your friends. Be with them.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 02:54 AM

He was clearly a private person. His inner circle did well not to reveal anything. His drummer friends knew apparently. Mike Portnoy said last night that he had known. Not that he knew that the end was imminent but he knew. Its a shock of course for all of us. I’m not really used to the idea. It’s going to take a while for me to really accept it.
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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:23 AM

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:33 AM

Hello, all.

The years haven't been kind to this place, but it's still here. Like returning to your childhood home after half a lifetime, finding it dilapidated and derelict, but still standing, still loved, still here.

I'm not quite sure what to say to anyone here. I made a post sharing my thoughts about yesterday. If anyone wants to read it, it's there.

I hope the years have been kind to all who remain here, holding the candles keeping the place alive.
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Posted 12 January 2020 - 05:27 AM

I feel so lost. So confused. So numb. Actually, so much so that I reactivated my damn Facebook account just to be near you freaks. Okay, that was harsh. I mean freaky family. I heard the news and all I knew was that I needed my Rush family. And I was going to do whatever it took to be with you all again. It started with Facebook and then I saw Casey post that fenderjazz got the board back up. And...well, here I am.

 

Rush has been my soft place to land in some very difficult times. I know I'm not alone in this. Their music has paved the roads for all of our lives. And our friendships are bonded because of this amazing trio. Let's not lose that in our grief, but bond closer. Let's remind ourselves of what IS is good, peaceful, and right. For Carrie, for Olivia, Geddy and Alex. And each other. 

I've missed you all. I truly have.

 


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#30 grep

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 05:28 AM

It is good to see you Madrigal. Welcome back.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 05:30 AM

Good to see you, as well, grep. It's been too long.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 05:32 AM

Hi everyone, sucks to be back here under these circumstances. Kat's right, this year started with gut punch. We should have a listening party in NEP's honor...
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Back.  Again.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 05:40 AM

Greg, my man. Good to see you back here!


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#34 madrigal

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 05:46 AM

Hi everyone, sucks to be back here under these circumstances. Kay's right, this year started With gut punch. We should have a listening party in NEP's honor...

 

A LISTENING PARTY!! Just like the old SNLP Days!! I am so down!! Where's Aldebaran and Wandering Pixie?!!


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#35 The Gangster of Boats

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 06:51 AM

This is not the reunion we wanted.

I've been on autopilot since yesterday when I heard the news.

Though we might have precious little, it's still precious.


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#36 Huge Ackman

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:36 AM

R.I.B.  N.E.P.   

 

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Goodbye, our dear friend....

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Good to see all you lunatics around these parts again... mad, Greg, grep, Jay, Casey, GoB, RushDoggie, W. Pixie, Nick, Soddy, all y'all.... Rock ON, eh!


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#37 Mission Position

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:15 PM

Hi all.  After a weekend of processing, I'm no sure what to say, but I'm glad we're here.  Nice to see so many familiar names.

 

FWIW, I started out here as Prime Mover and Shaker.


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I am the artist formerly known as Schnoodles, who was the artist formerly known as Prime Mover and Shaker.

 

Rough Demos: www.jaypsi.com

 


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:41 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=WQgu0MpnKq8 the big money, neil having fun


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#39 baldiepete

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:49 PM

Some of my photos of Neil taken on the TM and CA tours. 
 

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#40 Lyra

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 04:12 PM

Unfortunately it's not a bad dream,we all gona miss our dear Neil
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