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    What a RUSH!

    John Melley - Thursday, September 16, 2010
    Tuesday night I had an opportunity to meet 2 musicians I admire a great deal. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of my all time favorite band RUSH.

    I'm not the type of person who is into the celebrity for the sake of the celebrity, but rather I admire a person's talents, gifts and efforts. These two guys have serious chops and they've stayed true to their music. The band rocks! As a musician I've always admired their playing ability.

    I grew up playing music in bands and on my own playing the piano, clarinet and saxophone. And while I enjoy simply listening to their music, I've also studied it and picked it apart. And now I've started studying the drums. Learning how to play the drums has given me an even greater appreciation of what these guys are doing.

    Meeting them gave me an opportunity to thank them in person for all the great music they've performed over the years. It's been a huge part of the "music part" of my life. It was nice to be able to do so and I think they appreciated it.

    Here's a picture of me with them backstage before the show.


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