Subject: You and me both.
Posted on: 2020-01-14 00:19:33 UTC

I've spent the last seven years (currently one-third of my life) listening to and loving Rush. I heard the news two days ago, and I don't think it's quite sunk in yet.

There's not much I can add to what you already wrote. Like you, I'd never heard anything like Rush before listening to them for the first time. Like you, they changed my life. (And you needn't be ashamed about discovering Rush via Ready Player One--just think of it as something good you got out of a bad experience!)

I would not be who I am today without Neil Peart. I would probably not have worked up the courage to come out to my parents or made it through countless other rough patches if it hadn't been for his thoughtful lyrics. His work as a drummer and a writer is irreplaceable and unforgettable.

Rest in peace, Neil. You were one of the best that ever was.

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