Standing in the Limelight - the amazing Neil Peart
In my day when I was a youngin', the drum skills of Neil Peart was the stuff of legend. So roll the bones and let the madness begin-
Big Willie Weekend - Will Smith gets jiggy with it again as Hancock rakes in 66 mil over 4th of July weekend.
Give Me One More Last Chance!- The new ABC obstacle course show Wipeout has been on lately, sort of a cross between MXC and Ninja Warrior from the Spike TV channel. The obstacles are OK, but what's up with the non elimination rule? On this show, if someone fails at an obstacle they get to do it over and over again unless they decide to quit. This is in contrast to the Spike TV shows where once you fail, you're done. Sort of defeats the purpose of an obstacle course if people are babied through it. It's all because no one can handle losing, as my wife would say "You're the last winner".
Abba-eration- The four members of Abba appeared in the same time at the same place in public at one of the European showings of the film Mamma Mia. A rare sight to see, this is the group that famously refused to reunite after being offered a butt load of money to do it. They still say "no" to a reunion.
Horse Trading - She didn't get her horse back, but Kristi Lee Cook did get signed to a record deal this week.
Silver, Blue and Gold - In order to retain the rights to their name, Bad Company is reforming for a one-off show. Yes! After that, Paul Rodgers will return to Queen. Um...Ok.
All The World's A Stage - I was shocked to find a lengthy article in the new Rolling Stone magazine on Rush, it's the first time I can recall this happening...ever? It's a great article and pointed the way to an awesome clip someone made of a CGI Neil Peart drumming through one of my all time favorite Rush songs "YYZ" while on water. While looking up "Subdivisions", You Tube directed me to some interesting takes on the song-
The first link goes to a group of kids online as SASC who play "Subdivisions" with a distinct Latin flair. Next time I go to Chevy's, this is the kind of music I would want to hear!
This second link goes to a guy named Carlos Feijao who appears to play the song by himself with a bank of synthesizers. You can't see his hands in the shot, but it's impressive to listen to.
And the last link is to a Family Guy skit where Neil Peart gets his props-from the Cheetos Cheetah no less!
Now, the moment that maybe someone has been waiting for...the simulation of Neil Peart playing "YYZ"!
CGI Neil Peart on "YYZ"