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Postby sprung » Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:07 am

Rick,

Any chance you can talk Neil and company into a joining BMWBMW for a club outing of some kind when they are in town for an encore of the Snakes and Arrows tour this summer? They are playing Nissan Pavilion July 19th.

Give it some thought, seriously!
-Mike-
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Postby DUKR » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:42 am

Robin and I are going - will be on the bike.. RTR!!!
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Postby Rick F. » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:49 pm

sprung wrote:Rick,

Any chance you can talk Neil and company into a joining BMWBMW for a club outing of some kind when they are in town for an encore of the Snakes and Arrows tour this summer? They are playing Nissan Pavilion July 19th.

Give it some thought, seriously!
-Mike-

Mike,

The odds are against it. I haven't had much contact with him lately, and I don't know whether he's planning to ride from concert to concert again or not. (I suspect not, given the tour schedule this time.) Stay tuned, but don't get your hopes up.

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Postby Bicyclist » Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:41 pm

Neil doesn't have a brother named Darrell, does he?
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Postby Rick F. » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:42 pm

Bicyclist,

I don't know--he's never mentioned one. Is Darrell from Canada?

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Postby Bicyclist » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:52 pm

Rick F. wrote:Bicyclist,

I don't know--he's never mentioned one. Is Darrell from Canada?

Rick F.


No, he was born in Wenatchie, Wash. Lives in Seattle, now. He builds Greene and Greene style furniture. http://www.furnituremaker.com/
Just curious because of the last name.
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Postby Unity » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:48 pm

Bicyclist wrote:
Rick F. wrote:Bicyclist,

I don't know--he's never mentioned one. Is Darrell from Canada?

Rick F.

No, he was born in Wenatchie, Wash. Lives in Seattle, now. He builds Greene and Greene style furniture. http://www.furnituremaker.com/
Just curious because of the last name.

Holy mackerel! That's impressive. :shock:

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Postby Dough Boy » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:07 pm

Interesting, showing the joints like that.
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Postby sprung » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:53 pm

Mike,

The odds are against it. I haven't had much contact with him lately, and I don't know whether he's planning to ride from concert to concert again or not. (I suspect not, given the tour schedule this time.) Stay tuned, but don't get your hopes up.

Rick F.


No problem Rick. I just figured it would be a nice gesture for BMWBMW to offer our company if he wants to spend a couple of hours talking Beemers while in town. Keep us posted if there's any interest.
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WOW!

Postby RUSH1 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:37 am

Brother, I am so glad you sent me that. I was in total awe & jealousy through the entire story. Of course I always have the boys on some sort of music format where ever I go so it made the story all the more inspiring listening to the recent live version of La Villa Stangiato (where Alex goes on a short 3 or 4 minute blabbling session) My brother came home one day with a new album and all I heard through the thin walls for about a week was Tom Sawyer. I asked to borrow the record one day & never gave it back. (It's downstairs stowed away for ever) I have been to every concert since Moving Pictures & have made many a road trip up and down the east coast following them through a tour just to see the differences in Neil's awe inspiring solo's. The boys are going to be back here @ Nissan July 19th. It would be an honor to possibly hook up with you there. Please let me know if you plan to attend. Take care & hope to hear from you again! Kevin
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Postby Rick Lee » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:20 pm

I just moved to Phoenix, so I'm catching this tour early. Will see them in Albuquerque next Tues. and in Phoenix on Thurs. I hope to come across Neil and Michael at some gas station or diner out here. Riding in AZ is pure heaven.
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Postby Rick F. » Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:41 pm

Rick Lee wrote:I just moved to Phoenix, so I'm catching this tour early. Will see them in Albuquerque next Tues. and in Phoenix on Thurs. I hope to come across Neil and Michael at some gas station or diner out here. Riding in AZ is pure heaven.

Rick,

Let's see, if my count is correct, these will be the 4,937th and 4,938th Rush concerts you've been to... Neil told me they'll be changing the songs somewhat from the original Snakes & Arrows tour, but he didn't add any details. Enjoy!

Rick F.

PS--And I'm jealous about your riding opportunities in Arizona--sounds great.
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Postby Rick Lee » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:57 pm

Yeah, with the money I've spent on Rush concerts since about 1988, I'd be able to buy just about any bike I wanted. Tomorrow I'm taking the 993 up to Albuquerque to see Neil and the boys play.

Here are some pics from the two rides this weekend.

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Postby Unity » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:03 pm

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Postby SlimJim » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:52 pm

Awesome story Rick, I am very impressed as well as jealous...lol I am a Rush fan from way back!!
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