Tag Archives: Writing

Neil Peart: A Musician is a Guy Who Gets Up in the Morning and Goes to Work

SKF NOTE: Here’s the back story for this interview excerpt. I remember the room Neil, Claudia Fish, and I were in for this interview. But I can’t connect it to a place (New York City?) or to the published interview. … Continue reading

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Neil Peart – Lyricists & Drummers: A Lot in Common (198?)

SKF NOTE: Once I identify the year of this interview I will let you know. As I’ve written before, digitizing my old analog drum tapes teaches me many lessons in hindsight, one of which is: Label all interview cassettes carefully … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Life in Music: The Rise of Writing Influences

SKF NOTE: I’ve written about some of my key musical influences. But what about my writing influences? When did that start? I am surprised I cannot pinpoint a specific moment when I fell in love with writing. My parents were … Continue reading

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Why I Never Collected Famous People’s Autographs

As a freelance writer, and as Managing Editor of Modern Drummer magazine, every interview was an opportunity to ask a famous musician or music personality for his or her autograph. I didn’t do that because I felt that asking for … Continue reading

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Neil Peart: Drumming is About Communication

http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview) Written by: Marshall Ward – December 2014 RCM: What motivates you to write? NP: The desire to share. And I love the tools of writing. I’ll draw a drumming comparison there, drumming … Continue reading

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