Traveling Music

Traveling Music

The Soundtrack to My Life and Times

Book - 2004
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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."
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9781550226645
1550226649
Characteristics: 380 p.

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shaner007
Aug 14, 2010

The second book of his that I've read - enjoyed in almost as much as Ghost Rider. Have been engaged to get another of his from the library. Recommend him highly. Books are thoughtful, and personal - a great storyteller. And...I'm not much of a Rush fan neither!

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drumming
Nov 01, 2009

its well written, absorbing and honest

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lindeeana
Jul 31, 2008

Honest, interesting.

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