Saturday, November 9, 2013
New Neil Peart news update at NeilPeart.net
Neil Peart has once again updated the news page on his website. The November, 2013 entry is titled Angel's Landing and Neil describes what he's been doing with all his free time since Rush's Clockwork Angels tour ended this past summer, including driving his new Aston Martin Vanquish, going on some hiking trips and revisiting his Ghost Rider book. Neil sounds very happy to have some time off from working:
... this is a portrait of a happy man. And we do not use the word "happy" lightly. The attainment of where he is standing (Angels Landing) will be recounted soon, but the back story is important, too. The rock combo he had played in for thirty-nine years was on "indefinite hiatus," and his bandmates (the Guys at Work) had agreed not to even talk about work for at least a year. ...So for the first time in over a year, he wasn't counting down the days until his next departure. For the first time in ten years, he was free of work obligations and schedules, and for these few days, he was even free of family commitments. Some months ago his wife Carrie announced that she was planning a trip to Chicago and New York City with her mother and their daughter to visit friends of hers, and asked him to join them. When he thought about airports, luggage, hotels, and big cities, he said, "You know what? I've had enough of all that for a while. You girls go and have a good time. I'll stay home-maybe go on a roadtrip for a few days." ...
You can check out the entire update online here.