[Originally published 9/12/16] Today would have marked the 68th birthday of Rush drummer Neil Peart, unequivocally considered to be one of the best rhythm makers in all of music. Peart’s ability to pour powerful energy into complex and unusual meters is what defined his style, especially in a progressive rock outfit like Rush. With so many musically-trained listeners tuning into the Rush catalog, it’s no surprise that Peart is considered one of the best.Influenced by hard rock drummers like Keith Moon and John Bonham, Peart descends from that tradition with an incredible stamina. He set himself apart, however, by leading his band through atypical time signatures, making it look easy with precision technique.Of course, any Rush show would feature an opportunity for Peart to take center stage with a balls-to-the-wall drum solo. Nobody did it like Neil.Watch these crazy drum solos below, and join us in wishing Neil Peart a very happy birthday!
On the job in Los Alamos this morning are members of the New Mexico Department of Transportation road crew repairing the dip in the road in front of Kwik Lube on Trinity Drive. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The league table might say otherwise, but John Mensah is not fooling himself that Fulham will be a soft touch tomorrow.The Cottagers are only out of the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference.However, it is draws, not losses, which have left them there, and new manager Mark Hughes has created a team in the tough image he had as a fearsome centre-forward.Ghana captain Mensah said: “The teams at the bottom are always hard to play against.“It is not because they are not good, but because they are fighting hard for points.“If you underestimate them, they will take the chance.“You have to work hard to gain a win. “Fulham is another important game for us to achieve a victory.“It will not be easy, and we have to keep the momentum going and focus again.“If we can keep our concentration and maintain our determination, then we can get another win.”While Sunderland are much better away from home this season, they have only won one of eight league matches.Although their hosts have just two victories at Craven Cottage, only two teams have beaten them.With that in mind, centre-back Mensah will take another scrappy win like Sunderland’s over West Ham United on Sunday. He added: “Every win is a win. It does not matter if you win 1-0 as long as you play together as a team.“We were determined to claim that victory, particularly after the Wolves game the previous week where we did not perform and lost 3-2.”Adding to the backs-to-the-wall atmosphere will be the pain in Mensah’s left shoulder.The 28-year-old dislocated it against Stoke City, and was due to return next week.However, with Titus Bramble and Michael Turner both out, he has gritted his teeth and got an with the job. He added: “My shoulder is not 100%, but we have lost two players in the team and we needed people to come in.“The pain is bad, but not quite as bad as it was.”Source: Ghanasoccernet.com