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Neil Peart News, Weather, and Sports Archives



     Back in July of 2005, Neil Peart officially launched his website at www.neilpeart.net. At that time, Neil began to post blog updates under the heading of 'News, Weather, and Sports'. His entries usually included some information on Rush however, more often that not, Neil's updates included varied details of the adventures in his life; be it traveling across the globe on his motorcycle, becoming a new father again, working on a new drumming project or catching up on his extensive reading list.

     Because Neil's writings have touched many Rush fans across the globe, I thought it fitting to create an archive of all of his entries here at
Cygnus-X1.Net. While some of the most recent entries are still available at www.neilpeart.net, all of the older entries dating back to the launch of Neil's site in 2005 are no longer available.

     Until now.

     Below is Neil's original introduction to his website along with links to each of his 'News, Weather, and Sports' updates - complete with the original images that accompanied many of the entries.

     Enjoy-


Hello, and welcome.

Right off the top, I must confess that when Michael, my on-tour riding partner and a professional computer maven, first suggested this idea, I hadn't envisioned anything nearly so GRAND - maybe just a page showing my books, the instructional video, the Buddy Rich tributes, that kind of thing, and linking back to rush.com.

However, just like those projects themselves, and so many others I seem to get involved in, the idea kind of grew with the telling.

Michael contacted Greg Russell, who had registered the domain name a few years previously. A fellow motorcyclist, fellow drummer, and longtime Rush fan from New Jersey, now living in California, Greg had been inspired to register the name by my book Ghost Rider, wanting to reach out somehow in a sympathetic tribute, and give me what he described as a "cyber-hug."

Greg's burgeoning career as a TV and film graphic designer kept him too busy to develop the site on his own, and although our paths almost crossed a few times, through mutual friends, he was content to leave it up to "natural forces." It turned out that Michael contacting Greg was what I described in Ghost Rider as, "...'the principle of serendipitous confluence.' Or more simply, finding the right person at the right time."

Michael and Greg put their heads together, and once they started "cooking," I realized this site was going to be a lot more elaborate than a "page."

Still, I wanted it to remain a kind of satellite to the official Rush site, focused on stuff that was more-or-less separate from the band. Stuff that was "all about me."

I'm not sure yet how it will develop in the future, but we'll try a few things, and see what works. For now, apart from the above-named solo projects, I will start a list of other people's CDs and books that have caught my attention lately, and I'll try to keep up with that (no promises!).

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you enjoy the site.

(And sincere thanks to Michael and Greg for working so hard to make it happen.)

- Neil Peart

Neil Peart's
News, Weather, and Sports Archives


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-| July 2005 Entry |-
-| October 2005 Entry |-
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-| January 2006 Entry |-
-| April 2006 Entry |-
-| June 2006 Entry |-
-| December 2006 - "At the Gate of the Year..." |-
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-| March 2007 - "The Count of Words" |-
-| July 2007 - "That's the Way We Roll" |-
-| August 2007 - "Every Road Has Its Toll" |-
-| September 2007 - "Shunpikin' it Old Skool" |-
-| November 2007 - "Haste Ye Back" |-
-| December 2007 - "The Hour of Arriving" |-
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-| March 2008 - "The Best February Ever" |-
-| May 2008 - "South by Southwest" |-
-| June 2008 - "When the Road Ends" |-
-| July 2008 - "Independence Day" |-
-| November 2008 - "The Drums of October" |-
-| December 2008 - "December in Death Valley" |-
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-| February 2009 - "A Winter's Tale of Summers Past" |-
-| March 2009 - "The Quest for the Phantom Tower" |-
-| June 2009 - "Under the Marine Layer" |-
-| August 2009 - "A Little Yellow Cabin on Yellowstone Lake" |-
-| September 2009 - "The Ballad of Larry and Suzy" |-
-| November 2009 - "Autumn Serenade" |-
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-| February 2010 - "Fire on Ice" |-
-| May 2010 - "Time Machines" |-
-| August 2010 - "Theme and Variations" |-
-| September 2010 - "Cruel Summer" |-
-| November 2010 - "The Power of Magical Thinking" |-
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-| January 2011 - "The Red Cross Fund" |-
-| February 2011 - "Talking Drums in Death Valley" |-
-| May 2011 - "Eastern Resurrection" |-
-| June 2011 - "Singletrack Minds in the Sceptered Isle" |-
-| July 2011 - "The Frying Pan and the Freezer" |-
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-| January 2012 - "At the Gate of the Year" |-
-| February 2012 - "Remembering Andrew" |-
-| June 2012 - "Where Words Fail, Music Speaks" |-
-| October 2012 - "The Better Angels" |-
-| November 2012 - "Witness to the Fall" |-
-| December 2012 - "Adventures in the Wild West" |-
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-| March 2013 - "Winter Latitudes" |-
-| May 2013 - "The Sweet Science" |-
-| June 2013 - "Shunpikers in the Shadowlands" |-
-| July 2013 - "On Days Like These" |-
-| August 2013 - "It's Not Over When It's Over" |-
-| September 2013 - "Drummer With a Singletrack Mind" |-
-| November 2013 - "Angels Landing" |-
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-| February 2014 - "Bubba and the Professor" |-
-| March 2014 - "Not All Days Are Sundays" |-
-| April 2014 - "Telescope Peak Revisited" |-
-| August 2014 - "Magnetic Mirages" |-
-| October 2014 - "Science Island" |-
-| December (July) 2014 - "Bamm Bamm and the Lemon Slug" |-
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-| February 2015 - "The Adventures of Bamm Bamm" |-
-| March 2015 - "Miracle in Colorado" |-
-| June 2015 - "Backstage Byways" |-
-| September 2015 - "BubbaGram™#1" |-
-| October 2015 - "BubbaGram™#2" |-
-| November 2015 - "BubbaGram™#3" |-
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-| January 2016 - "BubbaGram™#4 - At the Route 66 Motel" |-
-| March 2016 - "BubbaGram™#5" |-
-| May 2016 - "BubbaGram™#6 - Binge Riding" |-


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