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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Neil Peart Update: June 2013 - "Shunpikers in the Shadowlands"

Neil has posted a new update to his website for June 2013: "Shunpikers in the Shadowlands."

There's so much to like about this long update. Among the subjects Neil discusses:

  • His friend Brutus, with whom he traveled on this leg and is recovering from "stupid" cancer. I was happy to read that Brutus is feeling better and that this "crucial test" of touring with Neil went well.
  • A new story that Neil wrote during this leg for Motorcycle News called "Drummer With a Singletrack Mind"
  • A review of the definition of "shunpiking"
  • A visit to Amsterdam
  • A visit Rothenburg
  • Surviving the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • A long discussion about the Rush song, "Heresy"
  • A visit to Neuschwanstein
  • Trying to keep up on the Autobahn
  • Flooding in Southern Germany
  • Fine dining in Dresden


  • "Bone-jarring" roads in Poland
  • A discussion of the Rush song "Red Sector A"
  • Waiting in ferry lines and "The Yellow Vest" man


  • Driving standards of Europe vs. North America
  • Visiting southern Sweden and playing for 35,000 people
  • Chatting with his daughter Olivia on an iPad (in the ferry line)
  • Visiting Finland

And, as they say, much more.

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