During this festival, performers should also reach for lesser known or as yet unperformed works of Polish composers. He studied composition in Lublin —41 and piano in Wa rsaw — 4 4.
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Drummers Musicians — Canada — Biography. Lyricists — Canada — Biography. Rush Musical group i. With all my thoughts in it! Listenin g to music while traveling, by one means or anotheris the obviou s associationand m y life ha s provided plenty of that, in cars, airplanes, boats, bullet trains, subways, and tour buses.
Then there's the "inner radio," when every song I know seems to play in my head, as I perch on the saddle of a bicycle or motorcycle for long, long hours.
Fo r thirt y years I have made my living as a touring musician, playing drums with Rush in North AmericaSouth America, Europe, and Asia, and that has made for a lot of traveling, and a lot of music. In my other job description wit h Rush, writing lyrics, I have used man y references t o mode s o f travelfrom bicycl e to boatsports car to spaceship, airplane to astral Music concer final paper intro to music.
My lyrics for our song "The Spirit of Radio" celebrate the simple pleasure of listening to the radio while driving, and inspirations have also come from journeys, and places both exotic and everyday: Since childhood, musi c has had the power to carry me away, and this is a song about some of the places it has carried me.
This page intentionally left blank This page intentionally left blank Intro Play through the changes, Pick up the tempo "Now what? M y need fo r actionexertionchallengefo r somethin g t o ge t excited about, in turn inspire d my ambition t o try to capture those experiences, in songs and stories, and share them.
When I was a teenager, sittin g aroun d th e famil y dinner tabl e wit h Mom, Dad, younger brother Dann y and sister s Judy and Nancy, I would chafe insid e m y skinwishin g I jus t ha d somethin g exciting t o sa y — something I had done, or was going to do.
I guess I spent the rest of my life making sure I always had something to talk about at the family dinner table I'd be on tour with the band, or away making a record, or bicycling in China, or motorcycling in Tunisia.
Then writing a book about it. My daughter Selen a seemed to hav e inherited som e o f tha t itchfor right up t o her last summer, at age nineteen, she would climb out o f the i 2 TRAVELING MUSIC lake all sleek like a seal, flop on the dock beside me, splash some cold water over my sun-warmed backlook me in the eyes and say, "Now what?
However, in that summer ofthose little words came to bear an ominous weight, the menace of imminent tragedy. Selena would not live to find out "now what? In fact, a lot of things came up: Back on the high road. By was writing lyrics and playing drums o n a new record, Vapor Trails, with Rush, writin g a book about that terrible part of my life, Ghost Rider, and spending most of traveling and performing in Rush's 66show tour of North America, Mexico, and Brazil, culminating with a final concert in Rio de Janeiro, in fron t o f 40, people, that was filmed fo r a DVD called Rush in Rio.
Early inall that was behind me, and I was relieved to be taking a break a t homeenjoyin g time wit h Carrierelaxe d an d conten t i n th e rhythms o f domestic life.
I had no ambition to tackle anything more creative or demanding than cooking dinner. That tranquilit y laste d fo r a seren e coupl e o f monthsunti l earl y March, whe n Carri e starte d makin g plan s t o atten d a n all-femal e sur f camp in Mexico a Christmas present from her thoughtful husband.
She was going to be away for five or six days, and wheels started turning in my Introduction 3 brain about how I might use that solitary time. Before I knew it literally, as so often happensbefore I realized my creative unconscious had started spinning its daydreamsevery aspect of my life was orbiting into a clockwork vortex around tha t eternal question: Th e street s aroun d u s wer e littered with dr y pal m frond s an d eucalyptu s leavesand th e vie w fro m our upstair s terrac e reache d th e distan t blu e Pacifi c throug h th e lin e of California fa n palms down along Ocean Boulevard.
The incoming waves battled th e contrar y wind, a s dotted whitecap s receded clear back to th e long dar k shado w o f Sant a Catalin a Islandbisecte d horizontall y b y a brownish haz e of smog. More than three hundred years ago, the Yang-Na natives called the Los Angeles Basin "the valle y of the smokes, " referrin g to the fo g trapped by those thermal inversions.
And even then, wildfires sometimes raged across the savanna grasses in the dry season, creating prehistoric smog. Then and now, the air was usually clearer by the ocean, ruled and cooled by the prevailing sea breeze, but th e Sant a Anas invaded fro m inlandcarryin g ho t desert ai r ove r th e Sa n Gabrie l Mountainsthroug h th e Sa n Fernand o Valley, all the while gathering airborne irritants from the whole metropo lis and driving them right through Santa Monica, and on out to Catalina.
Late r arrival s t o Southern Californi a were more concerne d with Christia n propriet y an d boosting real estat e value s i n this earthly paradisean d the Chambe r o f Commerce issue d a pres s releas e i n th e earl y Raymond Chandler wrot e in Red Wind that when th e Sant a Anas blow, "meek littl e wives feel th e edg e of their carving knife and study their husbands' necks.
As a recent immigrant fro m CanadaI had though t al l that was local folklore o r jus t a regula r da y i n L. Now, though, in late March ofI was feeling the effects o f those abrasive winds o n m y sinuses, an d m y mood.
Along with the brownish haze over the sea and my itchy nose, tension was in the air.
For one thing, there was a war on. The United States and Britain were just into the secon d week of the attac k on Iraqand n o on e knew what might happen. The smoke and mirrors o f propaganda and the phanto m menace of "weapons of mass destruction" ha d been paraded before us so much that a kind of contagious anxiety had been sown.During his distinguished career Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland”) were albums of the year.
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