Neil Peart News, Weather, and Sports Update - January 2016 - BubbaGram™#4 / New Book Coming in September
In the latest update from Neil Peart (See: BubbaGram™#4: At the Route 66 Motel, Neil has announced that his new book, which chronicles his travels during Rush's R40 Tour, will be released this coming September. Titled Far and Wide: Bring that Horizon to Me!, a summary of the book has already been posted at Amazon.Com:Thirty-five concerts. 17,000 motorcycle miles. Three months. One lifetime.As for Neil's latest entry, the fourth in his ongoing BubbaGram™ series, Neil includes several photos from an overnight stay at the Historic Route 66 Motel in Seligman, Arizona. The pictures, and the stories included in the entry, were taken between shows during the R40 Tour:
In May 2015, the veteran Canadian rock trio Rush embarked on their fortieth anniversary tour, R40. For the band and their fans, R40 was a celebration and, perhaps, a farewell. But for Neil Peart, each tour is more than just a string of concerts, it’s an opportunity to explore backroads near and far on his BMW motorcycle. So if this was to be the last tour and the last great adventure, he decided it would have to be the best one, onstage and off.
This third volume in Peart’s illustrated travel series shares all-new tales that transport the reader across North America and through memories of fifty years of playing drums. From the scenic grandeur of the American West to a peaceful lake in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains to the mean streets of Midtown Los Angeles, each story is shared in an intimate narrative voice that has won the hearts of many readers.
Richly illustrated, thoughtful, and ever-engaging, Far and Wide is an elegant scrapbook of people and places, music and laughter, from a fascinating road — and a remarkable life.And what a perfect location for the tour’s last overnight stay—the classic American motel. A line of rooms facing the highway, park in front of your door, sit outside and watch the traffic pass, walk across the road to dinner, no-frills-and-who-needs-’em.You can read the entire entry via this LINK.
You can also pre-order Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me! at Amazon via this LINK.
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