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RE: Great Reads - 2Beers - 01-11-2012 09:43 PM
Posted by nettiesaur - Today 11:34 PM
I just finished reading Neil's update.
I'll sound in with..... me too.
RE: Great Reads - nettiesaur - 01-11-2012 09:48 PM
(01-11-2012 09:43 PM)2Beers Wrote: Posted by nettiesaur - Today 11:34 PM
I love the last picture.
RE: Great Reads - Scythe Matters - 01-11-2012 10:05 PM
Wasn't it terrific? Bubba made me cry. Again. He does that....
RE: Great Reads - Scooter Britches - 01-11-2012 11:12 PM
Me too! I mean, sure I am totally looking forward to the new tunage, but after reading this:
Quote:...I am working at a whole new level of both funky, dirty, greasy groove and fancy show-off technique—a combination I have been seeking my entire drumming life.
Dude...I can't even find the words about how excited and full of anticipation I am to hear and SEE this new stuff.
But aside from that, Bubba did seem to be a bit more open and blunt about his feelings towards the whole religion/faith subject. It was refreshing to read.
So amazing. I'm so glad I found this place!
RE: Great Reads - RN-PRN - 01-11-2012 11:44 PM
That was a great read!! I just finished it myself.
The last picture is my favorite, too!!
RE: Great Reads - nettiesaur - 01-12-2012 09:36 PM
(01-11-2012 11:44 PM)RN-PRN Wrote: That was a great read!! I just finished it myself.I'm glad he shared that picture.
RE: Great Reads - burma.girl - 01-12-2012 11:03 PM
I found it amusing that he had to consult his own website to refresh the ol' synapses on his recipes!
Is it weird that in the last picture my eye was drawn to (other than the "darling" Miss O ) the contraption in the lower right corner? My first thought was, "A stainless steel double oven stove next to the Christmas [errrr...Pagan Winter festival] tree? Santa suuure must've thought someone was GOOD this year!"
What IS that thing?!
RE: Great Reads - nettiesaur - 01-13-2012 07:28 AM
They look like giant rubbermaid totes to me.
RE: Great Reads - debskis - 01-13-2012 07:38 AM
Agreed...def Rubbermaid totes when you zoom in.
I love how open and vulnerable he is in sharing such intimate details about certain aspects of his life with those who appreciate his writing. The letter that was found in Freddie Gruber's safe that Neil had sent during his "darkest hours" was so raw and just plain honest, that anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved-one can truly relate with him as human-to-human, instead of as just Fan to Drumming Deity. Simply put, people tend to put Neil, and so many other celebs, on pedestals and place such expectations on them that they either have to either hide their true selves, or they put it ALL out there and behave like idiots! I'm grateful that Bubba has chosen to trust us enough to share what he's been through because I believe it truly helps those who are in the midst of their own suffering to know that there is much to live for on the other side of grief.
I wish I could get my Dad to read Ghost Rider...my mom passed 25 years ago now, and he just has not been able to move past the grieving stage. He had so much passion for his music (classical pianist), but once she died, he just gave it all up. Never remarried, hasn't dated much, just sits at home alone most of the time or visits with and helps his mother. I keep praying for someone to come along that will reignite that passion again, but he won't even put himself out there. He wasn't even 40 when she died...much too young to live the rest of his life alone! Sorry for venting there...just a bit of a tender subject for me!
Have a great day and weekend everyone...we are FINALLY getting some snow and the kids have a long weekend for MLK Day, so, we'll be either skiing, sledding, or drinking hot cocoa!! Cheers!
RE: Great Reads - BrianW - 01-13-2012 12:19 PM
It's okay to vent, that's part of "why we're 'hear'". We got sloppy snow in NH and I'm off today to shovel and stack wood. Hoping to get north and ice fish with the boys later. Is there anything in the area for your dad to get involved with in regards to music? Volunteer with kids??