Postcards from Neil
As many people know, Neil Peart used to answer letters sent to him through Modern Drummer. He wrote individual responses, handwritten at first and then typed and printed from a computer. He continued this practice until the secret got out on the Internet about how to get a personal postcard from Neil.
I've seen a few of these postcards and have always found them interesting. So, I thought including a handful here would be of interest to other Peart fans.
If you have a postcard you'd like to share, please send me an e-mail.
Jim Richardson - posted on 9/7/13
"Back after the November release of Presto, RUSH took December off for the holidays. In January they rehearsed for the tour, and started the tour in February. I sent my questions via "The RUSH Backstage Club" in December, and got this postcard in mid February. I was curious of how Neil got the snare to turn on and off so quick (particularly in the song "The Big Money"). My kit at the time had a fairly crappy snare strainer flip, so it was a bear to play the song. These days, being older and with more money, I have a way better drum set with better functioning gear! :)
This is the postcard I returned home to one day. Was a real awesome moment in time for a die-hard RUSH fan!"
William - posted on 9/13/08
This postcard was sold on eBay for $246.50 on August 10.
Tom Gutierrez - posted 9/13/08
Read Tom's blog entry Postcards from Neil Peart
Jeff T - posted 1/25/08
Paul Lesinski - posted 1/6/08
Craig Jr. -
Read the full story about this postcard here.