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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Related: Rush fonts available for download

I was reading Power Windows tonight and saw that they've made Rush album fonts available for download. Once you download the fonts, you can use them in Word or other programs that have a font option. You can download them here:

I found that the best way to download these fonts was to copy them directly into the c:\windows\fonts directory.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Original Neil Peart lyrics sheets

Thanks to a friend, I was able to post some of Neil's original lyrics sheets online. These are from the book "The Words and the Pictures Volume One" (out of print and very rare).

If you've never seen these, you're in for a real treat:

The Words and the Pictures Volume 1


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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Related: Geddy interview in Bass Player magazine

Geddy talks to Bass Player magazine about the next Rush album, the Rush recording process, pre-MIDI experiments, and how he sees his two bandmates. Worth reading.


Bass Player: How would you describe Neil's rhythmic sensibility?

Geddy: In many ways, Neil's more rooted in jazz than in rock--even though he rocks pretty darn well. I think in his heart, he's a jazz player who's adapted to rock. He likes to play on the very back end of the beat. When he wants to rock, he'll flip his sticks over and use their butt ends, and when he wants to be more nuanced, he'll play with the tips, and he goes into a whole different kind of swing. He just has an incredibly deep tool kit, so many things to pull out. Plus, his hyperactivity is pretty well known.
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