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Neil Peart's new MySpace avatar

Wed, Nov 7, 2007@11:04AM | comments removed/disabled

It looks like Neil has altered his MySpace avatar to be his evil baby genius alter ego, Stewie Griffin from Family Guy. There's an interesting story behind this regarding a RIAB reader - JP from Finland. Just after attending the Helsinki show JP relayed this story to me:

... I had made a poster at work with Photoshop, where Stewie is sitting behind Neil's drumkit (as you might remember, Neil has said that the evil genius baby Stewie from "Family Guy" is his alter ego.)

Anyhow, I was holding the poster for Neil to see, when I realized that Neil's riding partner (I guess he was, "the praetorian", the head of security.) was crouching right in front of me. He looked at the poster, nodded in approvement and reached his hand.

I gave it to him, and he disappeared. After a couple of songs, he came back with a pair of drumsticks for me!

Wow! Needless to say, I was blown away (and my friends after the concert were pretty envious!)

Then, after "The way the wind blows" he was back, with a piece of paper. He had written an email address there, and wanted me to send the original digital picture. No worries, when I get back to work tomorrow, I'll send the pic for him. ...

So JP sent the pic ... and Neil's putting it to use. Very cool. :)

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