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Neil Peart news update

Sat, Aug 8, 2009@5:06PM | comments

Neil Peart[NEWS, WEATHER, and SPORTS: August, 2009 - A Little Yellow Cabin on Yellowstone Lake]

Neil Peart has once again updated the News page on his website, describing a recent motorcycle trip to Yellowstone National Park - his last major trip before settling in with his wife to await the birth of their baby this month. It's an especially long news update, spanning 2 lengthy pages. Neil's prose is as interesting and educational as is typical of his writings, but there's very little mention of Rush other than an allusion to Rush's Manhattan Project as it relates to his visit to Arco, Idaho - the The First City in the World Lighted by Atomic Power. He also gives us a possible glimpse into some future Rush lyrics:

... I can only hope that one day I will return to Yellowstone, maybe even to that little yellow cabin. And that wish gives rise to another line in iambic tetrameter—“If the fates are kinder, than they sometimes seem to be.”

That line too just cries out to be sung, perhaps in a triumphant chorus, with harmonized backing vocals:

If the fates are kinder, than they sometimes seem to be
(A little yellow cabin on Yellowstone Lake)
There will still be many journeys and adventures for me
(A little yellow cabin on Yellowstone Lake)
A million miles, a hundred songs in my head
(A little yellow cabin on Yellowstone Lake)
’Til the stupid fates decide it’s time to make me dead
(A little yellow cabin on Yellowstone Lake)
Yeah!

Now everybody...

Many thanks to lilvictory for the heads up.

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