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Traveling Music : The Soundtrack to My Life and Times - Neil Peart

Traveling Music

The Soundtrack to My Life and Times

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9781550226645
Number Of Pages: 380

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Neil Peart decided to drive his BMW Z-8 automobile from L.A. to Big Bend National Park, in Southwest Texas. As he sped along “between the gas-gulping SUVs and asthmatic Japanese compacts clumping in the left lane, and the roaring, straining semis in the right,” he acted as his own DJ, lining up the CDs chronologically and according to his possible moods. “Not only did the music I listened to accompany my journey, but it also took me on sidetrips, through memory and fractals of associations, threads reaching back through my whole life in ways I had forgotten, or had never suspected.… Sifting through those decades and those memories, I realized that I wasn’t interested in recounting the facts of my life in purely autobiographical terms, but rather … in trying to unweave the fabric of my life and times. As one who was never much interested in looking back, because always too busy moving forward, I found that once I opened those doors to the past, I became fascinated with the times and their effect on me. The songs and the stories I had taken for granted suddenly had a resonance that had clearly echoed down the corridors of my entire life, and I felt a thrill of recognition, and the sense of a kind of adventure. A travel story, but not so much about places, but about music and memories.”

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"Peart's writing is lyrical and his tale poignant, fully capturing an extraordinary journey, both as a travel adventure and as memoir." --"Library Journal" on "Ghost Rider"

Intro: Play through the changes / pick up the tempop. 1
Verse 1: "Driving away to the east, and into the past"p. 5
Chorus 1: "Drumming at the heart of a factory town"p. 49
Verse 2: "Diving into the wreck, searching for treasure"p. 89
Chorus 2: "Drumming at the heart of a moving picture"p. 129
Verse 3: "Workin' them angels overtime"p. 155
Chorus 3: "Drumming at the heart of an English winter"p. 201
Middle 8: "Filling my spirit with the wildest wish to fly"p. 227
Verse 4: "Driving down the razor's edge between past and future"p. 253
Chorus 4: "Drumming at the heart of an African village"p. 295
Verse 5: "Riding through the Range of Light to the wounded city"p. 339
Rideout: Repeat to fade ...p. 367
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ISBN: 9781550226645
ISBN-10: 1550226649
Series: 000439241
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.76