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Old 11-25-2008, 08:16 PM
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He does look miserable or at least slightly constipated while playing. I always wished that he would "get into it" a bit more. 

One of the things I love about Portnoy and Bonham. You can just tell how much fun they are having.

I think Neil's stern look is a matter of him concentrating on his busy drum parts, not the fact he isn't enjoying himself.

I saw Rush in the early 80s and even then he had this "stern" look.

I play myself in a bar band and people have said to me I look fed-up when I'm playing, when in fact nothing could be further from the truth and I'm merely, concentrating on my part.
So true. I actually play a lot of Rush. It makes you think, therefore the "stern" look. Its actually deep concentration and Zen at the same time. Being in the moment so deep that everything else dissolves. Yet your own innear joy, while not expressed via a smile, is as deep as your thoughts.
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