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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Site and News Updates - 11/27/08

There are a few things to report for this week:

The Snakes & Arrows Live DVD and Blu-ray disc was released on Monday, 11/24. I bought the Blu-ray (High Definition) version, and I have to say it's breathtaking. If you've been thinking of getting a Blu-ray player, this would be a great excuse. Here are some streams from Rounder:

The Drum Channel now has a free preview available of the Buddy Rich Memorial 2008 concert. The full concert is scheduled to be available on-demand on December 23, and then on DVD and Blu-ray in 2009. The Neil Peart segment is near the end, and it includes a bunch of camera angles including a footcam!


Neil Peart Studio ProFile Update

Back in April this year, we learned about a Neil Peart Studio ProFile project from Sonic Reality. While there's no confirmed release date, Sonic Reality told me in e-mail this week that they were looking at a possible April 2009 release. I'll keep you posted about this project.

To read more, go to this blog category.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Buddy Rich Memorial 2008 page

Last month, I travelled to NYC with my friend Monica Z to see Neil Peart and other drummers perform with the Buddy Rich Big Band. I've put together a page on this site to capture the details of this event.

Buddy Rich Memorial 2008

If you attended the show or watched it on The Drum Channel, feel free to write a review on the Reviews page. (I'm still working on my review; it will be on this page soon.)

Thanks to Roman Dino, Michael D.F. Lowe, Rushfan4life, Cathy Rich, Rebecca Truszkowski, and R. Andrew Lepley for the photos. Thanks to Monica Z for being my travel buddy!


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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Two new Neil Peart Updates - News and Bubba's Book Club

Neil has posted two new updates to his website:

News: The Drums of October - November 2008

Bubba's Book Club: Issue 11 - November 2008

Reviews include:

The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, World of Wonders, The Manticore by Robertson Davies

Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler

Deer Hunting with Jesus by Joe Bageant

Greasy Rider by Greg Melville

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