Neil Peart, Dead at 67? Hard to believe!

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I remember so many of his interviews in Music Magazines, his personal comments in so many videos... for all of his insight, despite his own doubts, ironic his dissatisfaction with mankind not being kind... his song lyrics in Manhattan Project: "...a weapon that would settle the score/Whoever found it first/would be sure to do their worst/They always had before..." For all of his own faults, his own insecurities, he was aware of Fear in The Human Condition, of Hypocrisy, of Intolerance, his lyrics from Witch Hunt "...ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand...", and aware of politically incorrect speech written for official events by technical writers, in fact, Human Rights Violators themselves... and the U.S. found itself removed from The Human Rights Commission of The United Nations, to say the least, in recent years, as we remember from his lyrics and song Countdown, the tone of voice of the announcer gives the hypocrisy away, along the lines of "you can't have freedom for free", "the illusion of integrity". With his insight, Neil Peart could have been a Philosopher, and a Philosophy Professor. Ironic was his belief he was willing to pay the ultimate price and sacrifice for his fortune and fame, perhaps not ironic, probably his awareness of his "...beating down the multitude...", and, was, in fact, set in his ways as a working class man, as he described himself, yet let nothing stop him from living his life as he wanted, not as arranged by others, finally succeeding during his later, and last, years, until his ultimate end. He did donate at least six figure, if not seven figure, amounts of money to Food Banks. The man had compassion, always did, yet you could clearly see by the look on his face in so many of his pictures (when he was anywhere near any of his live performances from Permanent Waves through Counterparts, then beyond "whatever the hopeless may say" until the end of his days) he was more than a little angry at the ignorant masses, probably because he knew they knew better (after all, they were not illiterate), therefore they had no excuse to be ignorant and intolerant. I was never swept away by, never lost, neither in moment, not even by the crowd, and never lived my life abstracted because I was never distracted. Neil Peart repeatedly warned, with his lyrics, of the consequences of ignorance and intolerance, especially of feigned ignorance as an excuse for intolerance: "...the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe, and saw...". The present decline of Society, Civility, and Civilization... Civilisation Worldwide speaks for itself in the News Headlines each and every day: a Sorry, and Sad, State of Affairs... an ironic twist of fate: Neil Peart, with strength, speed, and stamina beyond professional athletes, beyond olympic athletes (his very, very long bicycle and motorcycle trips), recovered 100% from his ailments by 2005 - 2015 (as we see in his instructional, demo, studio videos... up until his very last concert performance in L.A. with RUSH (2015), he was no longer bandaged, and running about with a smile on his face (review his online last concert performance finale with RUSH), and from his pictures of his bicycling and motorcycling thousands of miles at a time) ended up with brain cancer....
 
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I remember so many of his interviews in Music Magazines, his personal comments in so many videos... for all of his insight, despite his own doubts, ironic his dissatisfaction with mankind not being kind... his song lyrics in Manhattan Project: "...a weapon that would settle the score/Whoever found it first/would be sure to do their worst/They always had before..." For all of his own faults, his own insecurities, he was aware of Fear in The Human Condition, of Hypocrisy, of Intolerance, his lyrics from Witch Hunt "...ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand...", and aware of politically incorrect speech written for official events by technical writers, in fact, Human Rights Violators themselves... and the U.S. found itself removed from The Human Rights Commission of The United Nations, to say the least, in recent years, as we remember from his lyrics and song Countdown, the tone of voice of the announcer gives the hypocrisy away, along the lines of "you can't have freedom for free", "the illusion of integrity". With his insight, Neil Peart could have been a Philosopher, and a Philosophy Professor. Ironic was his belief he was willing to pay the ultimate price and sacrifice for his fortune and fame, perhaps not ironic, probably his awareness of his "...beating down the multitude...", and, was, in fact, set in his ways as a working class man, as he described himself, yet let nothing stop him from living his life as he wanted, not as arranged by others, finally succeeding during his later, and last, years, until his ultimate end. He did donate at least six figure, if not seven figure, amounts of money to Food Banks. The man had compassion, always did, yet you could clearly see by the look on his face in so many of his pictures (when he was anywhere near any of his live performances from Permanent Waves through Counterparts, then beyond "whatever the hopeless may say" until the end of his days) he was more than a little angry at the ignorant masses, probably because he knew they knew better (after all, they were not illiterate), therefore they had no excuse to be ignorant and intolerant. I was never swept away by, never lost, neither in moment, not even by the crowd, and never lived my life abstracted because I was never distracted. Neil Peart repeatedly warned, with his lyrics, of the consequences of ignorance and intolerance, especially of feigned ignorance as an excuse for intolerance: "...the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe, and saw...". The present decline of Society, Civility, and Civilization... Civilisation Worldwide speaks for itself in the News Headlines each and every day: a Sorry, and Sad, State of Affairs... an ironic twist of fate: Neil Peart, with strength, speed, and stamina beyond professional athletes, beyond olympic athletes (his very, very long bicycle and motorcycle trips), recovered 100% from his ailments by 2005 - 2015 (as we see in his instructional, demo, studio videos... up until his very last concert performance in L.A. with RUSH (2015), he was no longer bandaged, and running about with a smile on his face (review his online last concert performance finale with RUSH), and from his pictures of his bicycling and motorcycling thousands of miles at a time) ended up with brain cancer....
"...at once the chaos ceased...."
 
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...passed into Olympus, as was told in tales of old... to the City of Immortals....
 

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I must break my fast on honeydew. . .
And drink the milk of paradise. . .
 

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...yew wood, wood yew? ...see there! ...to seek the convoluted ...meninges... of life?
 

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...yew wood, wood yew, set sail, the whirled, for sail of your sole isle of yew...
an isle late, under a new, clear, winter sky...
 

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...there were many visible lines in his many, many portrait photographs... fractures... fissures...
there is... trouble... in the... far west... the western... hemisphere... surface... Go West... The Gold Rush... New Moan Ya...
..."Good Luck"!
 
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Neil Peart Percussionist, New Peart Orchestral Percussioniste, Neil Peart Percussion Performance Extraordinaire, Neil Peart Percussion Soloiste,
Neil Peart Percussioniste Soloiste Extraordinaire!

..."Good Luck"!
 

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