A couple of years a go. Pat recommended me 'Ghost Rider' a book penned by Neil Peart. It's one of the best books I have ever read. Neil contemplates ending his life after personal tragedies in his family. So he got on his BMW R1100GS motorbike and rode 55,000 miles all over the United States, Mexico, Belize and Canada.
|Dunno why it says 2008. Silly digital camera. Must change that 60 watt light bulb!|
It's an incredible and moving memoir and word picture artistry of an incredible man. In the book Neil Peart talks about the 'Mental Jukebox' he often plays in his head, especially when he's riding his motor bike.. I think we all have a 'Mental Jukebox'. These tracks help us cope and enjoy what ever life throws at us. Below are 2 of my favourites: "Oh England My Lionheart': Kate Bush and 'Madrigal': Rush.
"Oh England'..This is supposed to be the last fleeting thoughts of a spitfire pilot hurtling towards earth. I have always had a thing about spitfires, the battle of Britain and of course: Kate Bush. I would put her in my top five First Ladies of Rock? Who are yours? 'Madrigal' is just a fantastic song. It's lyrics say it all. They are a wonderful tonic when you are feeling down.
What tracks do you play on your mental jukebox?