Far and near : on days like these /

Publication Type:



Peart, Neil,


p.xii, 383 pages : (2014)



Call Number:

ML419 P362


(OCoLC)fst00899057, (OCoLC)fst01004379, (OCoLC)fst01028122, (OCoLC)fst01155558, Batteurs (Instrumentistes), Biographies., Biography., Canada, Drummers (Musicians), fast, Lyricists, Lyricists., Motocyclisme., Motorcycling., Paroliers, Travel.


Issued also in electronic format.Intro: on days like these -- Talking drums in Death Valley, February 2011 -- Eastern resurrection, May 2011 -- Singletrack minds in the sceptered isle, June 2011 -- The frying pan and the freezer, July 2011 -- At the gate of the year, January 2012 -- Where words fail, music speaks, June 2012 -- The better angels, October 2012 -- Witness to the fall, November 2012 -- Adventures in the wild west, December 2012 -- Winter latitudes, March 2013 -- The sweet science, May 2013 -- Drummer with a singletrack mind, May 2013 -- Shunpikers in the shadowlands, June 2013 -- On days like these, July 2013 -- It's not over when it's over, August 2013 -- Angels landing, November 2013 -- Bubba and the professor, February 2014 -- Not all days are Sundays, March 2014 -- Telescope peak revisited, April 2014 -- Outro: on nights like these.Whether navigating the backroads of Louisiana or Thuringia, exploring the snowy Quebec woods, or performing onstage at Rush concerts, Neil Peart has stories to tell. His first volume in this series, Far and Away, combined words and images to form an intimate, insightful narrative that won many readers. Now Far and Near brings together reflections from another three years of an artist's life as he celebrates seasons, landscapes, and characters, travels roads and trails, receives honors, climbs mountains, composes and performs music. With passionate insight, wry humor, and an adventurous spirit, once again Peart offers a collection of open letters that take readers on the road, behind the scenes, and into the inner workings of an ever-inquisitive mind. These popular stories, originally posted on Peart's website, are now collected and contextualized with a new introduction and conclusion in this beautifully designed collector's volume.