In Memory of Neil

In memory of the late Neil Peart, drummer for the band Rush, I’ve been listening to all of their albums from start to finish.

It’s like a trip down memory lane for me. So many songs stir up so many images and memories for me, especially from high school marching band days when I discovered the group.

I’ve confessed before that not all of my youthful musical tastes were good. I’d probably be embarrassed if I ran across some of the old cassettes I carried around with me on those band trips and vacations.

But Rush was among my better choices. They were musically and lyrically pushing the boundaries of what music could sound like. So many of their songs paint such vivid pictures in my mind.

Recently, their drummer Neil Peart passed away from brain cancer. Thus officially ends an era of my childhood. But the music has and will always live on for many generations to come.

Rock on, Tom Sawyer!

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