Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Neil Peart to appear in new Global TV documentary series Walk the Walk
UPDATE - 10/3@11:50PM: The show is also apparently airing on Slice and already premiered this evening (thanks Get up and go the distance). Both Slice and Global TV are Canadian cable TV Networks; it's not clear whether this will be shown in the US or other countries.
UPDATE - 10/3@7:52PM: The Walk the Walk Facebook page posted this minute-and-a-half preview video of the episode with Neil Peart in it. You can check it out below or at this location (thanks RushFanForever):
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Walk the Walk is an upcoming six-part documentary series from Global TV which celebrates the work done by community heroes, surprising them with a visit from a celebrity they admire who has already been inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. Rush was inducted back in 1999, and Neil Peart makes an appearance in one of the episodes. The episode with Peart focuses on London, Ontario based musician Karl Sloman, who shows compassion, along with perseverance and ingenuity, with the band he formed in 2005 called Trainwreck - an eight-member band divided equally between players with and without disabilities. From the Toronto Star:
... The four disabled musicians are all percussionists, with instruments rigged up to their wheelchairs or, in one case, a drumstick with an electrode running through the middle that makes it easier to drum on cue.
Sloman, who idolizes Neil Peart, drummer for rock group Rush, thought he was being given an opportunity to meet and consult with Peart's technician. He wasn't expecting the notoriously private icon to join the visit.
"I know people think what I do is a big deal, but I don't see it that way," Sloman says. "To be treated the way I was by the band and by the Rush organization, it really turned me on my back." ...