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New Neil Peart news update at, new book Far and Wide coming in September

Mon, Jan 25, 2016@7:41PM | comments

UPDATE - 1/26@9:53AM: The Japanese cyclist Mine that is mentioned in the story has a travel photo blog, and you can view the photo Neil refers to on this page at this link along with this photo of Michael (thanks Eric at Power Windows).

UPDATE - 1/25@9:17PM: And it turns out the book is already available for pre-order (thanks Phil).

Neil Peart has just updated the news page on his website with the fourth installment in his BubbaGram series. If you recall from his first BubbaGram update back in September, Neil indicated that he'd be working on a book to chronicle the R40 Live tour. So in lieu of his regular news updates over the next year or so he is instead periodically posting a BubbaGram where he posts a couple photos from his travels along with a few paragraphs describing the photos. In this latest Bubbagram, Neil describes a couple of photos from an overnight stay at the Historic Route 66 Motel in Seligman between shows on the R40 Live tour where he, Michael and Sebastian from the road crew (controller of the moving trusses in the concert lightshow, and also a longtime drone pilot) would makes some drone videos of the bikes:

... Michael and I followed them about fifteen miles west of Seligman into the open country of grasses, sage, and scattered mesquite. They parked at the junction of a good long stretch of 66's paved two-lane running east and west, and a gravel lane heading south toward the railroad tracks. (Burlington Northern and Santa Fe these days, formerly the more musical Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe.) When Sebastien got the drone airborne, Michael and I did a few "formation" rides in each direction on the gravel, with long dust trails behind us, then on 66.

By the next day Miller had put together a surprisingly impressive edit of the "making of" footage, tastefully shown over the music of the hauntingly original Icelandic band Sigur Rós. After a day off to work on his drone footage, Sebastien presented us with a cut of the aerial shots, and it was magnificent. At the time of planning the shoot I didn't know what I would use the film for, but felt it was worth making that opportunity, at least. Later I thought it would make the basis for a great "book trailer," with music from our own "catalog" and me reading from Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me! (Publishing September 2016, inshallah-with due regard for my favorite church sign: "Want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans.") Such a combination of images, sound textures, and words can create powerful alchemy. ...

So "God willing" (the meaning of inshallah), we should see Neil's next book Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me! this coming Fall. You can check out the complete update here, and pre-order the book here.