Rush Fans....

Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Rush Fans.... - 10/11/08 04:29 PM

(You know who you are!)

How come I never heard word here that Snakes and Arrows was available in a 5.1 version?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/11/08 05:00 PM

Because it's not a real DVD-Audio disc--it's Dolby Digital, which means it's compressed.

I'm just trying to find an excuse not to be pissed at myself for just buying the plain jane CD version.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/11/08 06:14 PM

Still.... the mix might be interesting(?)
Posted by: CV

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/11/08 06:17 PM

Every time someone mentions Snakes and Arrows I think of Chutes and Ladders, and now Wikipedia tells me it's also known as Snakes and Ladders, so I guess it makes even more sense.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/11/08 06:20 PM

Chutes and Ladders
Snakes and Ladders
Snakes and Arrows
Bows and Arrows
Bows and Exit...Stage Left?
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/11/08 06:21 PM

"'Chutes and Arrows" would make a good title for a western movie where Paratroopers invade an Indian Casino.
Posted by: CV

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/11/08 06:23 PM

Tagline: "They took a chance when they jumped, but now the odds are REALLY against them."
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/11/08 06:25 PM

So.... do I get in trouble for mentioning that "Exit...Stage Left" is my only Rush disc? (Well, I have a two-disc best-of, but that doesn't count, right?).

Like many performers, if I hear a very good live performance first, the studio stuff always sounds so.... sterile.

Eric:
Posted by: grunt

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/11/08 09:00 PM

 Originally Posted By: Efalardeau

"'Chutes and Arrows" would make a good title for a western movie where Paratroopers invade an Indian Casino.

Indians invaded the casino by parachute at the end of Casino Royale (1967) so turnabout’s fair play.
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/11/08 11:11 PM

Mark - thanks for posting... I'm embarrassed to admit I hadn't seen this one either. In ~2 days, I'll know more about it. ;\)
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/13/08 03:26 PM

Just to set the record straight...

JP, Dave, Shaun, me and others discussed the 5.1 MVI disk 15 months ago.

Although obviously not to Mark's satisfaction.

;\)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/13/08 04:18 PM

Hey, shaddup already. I was talking to Jason and HE was happy I brought it up! \:\)
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/13/08 05:13 PM

Oh, sorry. Apparently, I didn't know who I was. Or wasn't. \:\)
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/13/08 05:15 PM

 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Oh, sorry. Apparently, I didn't know who I was. Or wasn't. \:\)

Did you confuse yourself with the guy in the mirror again? Gee... ;\)
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/13/08 05:18 PM

Tom, your link didn't work for me, so I deleted the last "f" from the url and it works. If anyone else has the same problem, then here's a link that worked for me.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/13/08 05:20 PM

See Tom? Get the "F" out!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/13/08 05:36 PM

The one with the F works for me. Go figure.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/13/08 06:07 PM

OK, 2+2=4, 4+4=8, 8+8=16. Did I figure enough yet?

Wait, allow me: *groan*
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/13/08 08:39 PM

Now do it in Spanish.
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/14/08 08:36 AM

"Groan" en espanol = "aye carumba" ?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/14/08 08:53 AM

Si.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/15/08 01:14 PM

Rather than just let this thread peacefully fade away, I wanted to point out that Mark posted a question about a 5.1 release in the "Stereo" forum.

I'm just sayin'.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/15/08 01:30 PM

I'm grabbing my pitchfork. Tom, you get the torches.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/15/08 04:53 PM

And in the background Rush is playing "Witch Hunt"
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/15/08 05:26 PM

Wow, good one.

You can apply those lyrics to all kinds of situations:

"Those who know
what's best for us
must rise and save us
from ourselves"

Sung with tongue in cheek ...
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/15/08 05:32 PM

One of the best (imho) Rush songs to play at nigh-unbearable volumes is The Camera Eye, the track that precedes Witch Hunt on Moving Pictures.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/15/08 08:46 PM

Yeah, been there, done that, got the T-shirt from the tour three albums later...
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/16/08 09:37 AM

 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I wanted to point out that Mark posted a question about a 5.1 release in the "Stereo" forum.

I'm just sayin'.


Well, Hey.... THIS is where we normally post threads about music!

" Sayin' " ? You Betcha!
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/16/08 10:12 AM

I agree with Tom. Mark should be punished by at least 160-200 posts, which will bring him back under 3000. 5.1 question have no business in the "Stereo" forum. \:\)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/16/08 10:51 AM

(You knew it was coming, but....)

:::Runs Away Crying:::
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/16/08 02:35 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson, Crybaby at Large
Runs Away Crying

I'm gonna getcha a t-shirt with that there logo on it for yer birthday, donchaknow!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/16/08 02:42 PM

I have one already. The text is printed on the back!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/16/08 02:52 PM

Perfect!

Sometimes I get some good, funny tshirts on my teenage patients. I always make an effort to read them out loud and appreciate the humor.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/16/08 02:57 PM

Well, I don't really have one. I was just playing along. And really, where else COULD the text go but on the back?
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/16/08 03:01 PM

It could be split up with Runs.....on the front and Away Crying on the back.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/16/08 03:12 PM

I was split up with runs yesterday. No sir, I didn't like it.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/16/08 03:14 PM


Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/16/08 03:20 PM

You too?

My condolences!
Posted by: davidsch

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/17/08 07:16 AM

 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Rather than just let this thread peacefully fade away, I wanted to point out that Mark posted a question about a 5.1 release in the "Stereo" forum.


Yeah Mark! And I thought that you didn't want to be an American Idiot!
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/18/08 10:08 AM

Mark - my copy of the Snakes & Arrows album in 5.1 came while I was traveling this week and I'm now sitting back in my theater enjoying it.

It is a very nice audio mix. The surround sound is blended very well to the point of not being distinctly noticeable save for the feeling of immersion you have while listening to the tracks. It's a nice addition to my library, especially having picked it up used off Amazon for the price of what the CD probably cost originally.

Thanks for the recommendation.

Jason
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/18/08 11:37 AM

Hear that everyone else? Pfffffffft! \:D
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/18/08 01:51 PM

Eww, Mark farted.

American idiot!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/18/08 06:12 PM

Yuck. *fans hand in air*
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/18/08 06:27 PM

Hey, aren't you due for a new sig file?

*** telepathic commands beaming towards Rancho Cucamonga ***
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/18/08 06:43 PM

Next month.


Maybe. (I kinda like the current one.)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/18/08 06:44 PM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r


*** telepathic commands beaming towards Rancho Cucamonga ***


*dons aluminum foil hat*

Ha!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/18/08 06:45 PM

Aluminium doesn't work. You need to use actual tin foil.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/18/08 06:47 PM

Please. Against J.P.'s piddly powers? I coulda used Saran Wrap.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/19/08 10:19 AM

*pokes pins into left knee of Sean voodoo doll*
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/19/08 10:20 AM

*waiting*
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/19/08 11:59 AM

Hmm, my knee's itchy. . .
Posted by: CV

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/19/08 02:47 PM

Ichi ni? Gave you the old Japanese one-two punch.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/19/08 06:40 PM

Multilingual jokes son zehr cool.
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/19/08 10:39 PM

Oui, ich agree.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/20/08 08:33 AM

.
IPPON !!!!!! [raises hand high in the air]

Full point for that one.
Posted by: Nachosgrande

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/31/08 11:21 AM

The Snakes and Arrows Live DVD coming out on Nov 25th

http://www.amazon.com/RUSH-Snakes-Arrows...25466388&sr=8-1
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/31/08 11:49 AM

Surely you meant to post this link to the Live Blu-Ray coming out the same day. ;\) Can't wait!

Jason
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/31/08 11:53 AM

Suh-weeeeet.

THX K BAI
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/31/08 04:52 PM

Over at the rushisaband website there are links for two videos (Far Cry & YYZ) from the upcoming DVD.
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/31/08 04:53 PM

You know, if you listen to Rush while playing Missile Command you'll get to the kill screen.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/31/08 05:01 PM

 Originally Posted By: Rock_Head
Over at the rushisaband website


Rushi Saband? Isn't he the tabla player who turned down Negative Orange's invitation to play on their experimental album dabbling in mysticism?
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/31/08 05:05 PM

Actually, I think he is one of Madonna's spirtual advisors?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/31/08 06:10 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko

Rushi Saband? Isn't he the tabla player who turned down Negative Orange's invitation to play on their experimental album dabbling in mysticism?


I don't know, but I bet CV is sitting amongst all his pots and pans in the kitchen with a headache and a runny nose.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Rush Fans.... - 10/31/08 10:02 PM

The first half is nothing without the second half. Thanks for that. \:\)
Posted by: Nachosgrande

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/03/08 10:59 AM

 Originally Posted By: danmagicman7
You know, if you listen to Rush while playing Missile Command you'll get to the kill screen.


AWESOME episode from Chuck last week!
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/08/08 12:19 AM

 Originally Posted By: Nachosgrande
 Originally Posted By: danmagicman7
You know, if you listen to Rush while playing Missile Command you'll get to the kill screen.


AWESOME episode from Chuck last week!


I was hoping someone would get the reference :-)
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/08/08 07:57 AM

Can someone fill the rest of us in? \:\)
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/10/08 01:29 AM

Watch this episode and you'll get it :-D

http://www.nbc.com/Chuck/video/clips/chuck-versus-tom-sawyer-102708/790001/
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/10/08 09:21 AM

Aha. And in a weird twist of fate, the episode even includes the title Tom Sawyer. \:\)
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/11/08 09:04 AM

Pre-ordered the Snakes & Arrows Blu-Ray yesterday.... now the question - which will arrive first? It or my EP-800?
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/24/08 09:50 AM

Looking back on this post, I'm incredibly disappointed to report that the Rush Blu-Ray shipped first (today).

The wait on the 800 is getting frustrating. \:\(
Posted by: schizm42

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/24/08 06:12 PM

I'm thinking of getting the snakes and arrown blue ray, however, two things are holding me back - the guys seemed a little sloppy on the snakes and arrows live CD (specifically geddy's voice) compared to previous performances, and I already have several of their concert DVDs.

I guess i'd like to hear feedback on it first, but the blue-ray is very tempting. The review online said that there were a lot of good angles for drummers / musicians to watch the instruments as opposed to just panning the crowd etc.

and btw, I just bought some m60s (n00b thread) and I've never heard rush sound better (they're my favorite band)
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/24/08 06:47 PM

If you head over to the rushisaband website there are plenty of early reviews of the DVD. The comments so far are stating that this is their best DVD. I am picking up my copy tomorrow \:\)
Posted by: schizm42

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/25/08 12:04 AM

*sigh* you (and they) talked me into it. I just picked up the blu-ray version tonight and am popping it into my ps3 as I type =)
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/25/08 02:52 PM

So, how do you like the new DVD?
Posted by: onn

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/28/08 12:48 AM

So I bought the Snakes and Arrows bluray on Tuesday and decided to watch it tonight. The sound and video are great. This disc focuses more on the band compared to my other favorite Rush in Rio where the crowd is on a feeding frenzy. The S & A disc is more the group and it's music and it's easier for me to just enjoy that music. Now if only they would release some of their cd's in SACD I would be happier. I don't think any Rush fan would be disappointed in this disc. \:\)
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 11/28/08 10:57 AM

I agree, though I've only watched ~6 songs so far. I admit, I skipped to the end to hear The Spirit of Radio as it has always been my favorite song to hear/see them do live.

2 hours and 50 minutes of concert footage, plus all the extras, which I haven't even looked at yet. What I've seen and heard thus far is very good. I find the mix captures the "live" sound very well, much better than other concert DVDs of Rush I've heard.

Looking forward to more time to watch this weekend.

Jason
Posted by: schizm42

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/03/08 04:08 PM

I loved it. The sound quality is great, and as a drummer, I loved all of the shots of Peart playing. I can finally figure out what the heck is gong on behind those cymbals =)

unfortunately the bonus content is not in HD (though it was originally recorded in Hd, I don't understand why they down-converted it for the Blu-Ray version)

Personally, though the song selection is great for Rio, I wasn't that big of a fan of the DVD because of all of the ambient fan noise and crowd pans. (I feel the same way about a lot of live shows)

then again, I haven't listened to any of my other rush DVDs on my axioms yet.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/03/08 04:46 PM

I couldn't figure out either why the Atlanta show wasn't in HD although the picture quality is still top notch.
Rush In Rio is a noisy DVD however it is enjoyable because it is different.
R30 is a much cleaner looking performance than Rio.
Snakes and Arrows Live has given us superior sound and video \:\)
Posted by: StuntGibbon

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/04/08 11:55 PM

I plan on looking at it again later, but when i played the BRD yesterday i thought something was seriously wrong with the mix. The band's sound seems kinda low in the mix and almost like there was too much fake echo applied in post with hints of over compression. It was so bad, I did a triple take on my system to see if anything had blown. I'd cycled through some other sources: other concerts, films, games, etc. And everything still seems to be in order, I just think they really missed the mark on the sound on this disc.

Maybe I need a do-over or something on some different tracks, as I tried both the surround and stereo mixes and was pretty disappointed.
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/05/08 08:37 AM

Do you run with Audyssey on? In my case, I had to turn it off for it to sound "normal." It's the only BluRay for which I've had to make the adjustment to this point... odd.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/05/08 01:11 PM

There must be something seriously wrong with the disc or your system.
I have watched/listened to the regular disc on my Axioms and the Blu-Ray version on my friend's super expensive home theatre system ($25K) and we both agreed that this is one of the best sounding concerts Rush has released.
Hope you can solve the problem.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/05/08 01:13 PM

Hey, Rush fans, my favorite blogger, Chez, has posted the best shout out to Rush that I have ever heard.

Read it here.
Posted by: CV

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/05/08 01:44 PM

Now you're posting as Chez to get people to read your writing?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/05/08 02:08 PM

Shh!

Seriously, he speaks for a lot of us, I think.
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/05/08 03:28 PM

Chez is da man!
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/05/08 08:35 PM

Lovely little blog post. \:\)
Posted by: StuntGibbon

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/06/08 02:25 PM

 Originally Posted By: myrison
Do you run with Audyssey on? In my case, I had to turn it off for it to sound "normal." It's the only BluRay for which I've had to make the adjustment to this point... odd.


Nope, I don't run Audyssey. Manually calibrated with a meter. The Rush disc sounded so bad, I actually leaped from my chair looking for blown equipment and went and grabbed a bunch of movies and other stuff to test it with to make sure everything was going.

I probably have 40 or 50 BRDs, and a handful of music ones. So far this is the only one sounding this bad. It's like someone help up a mic in the middle of the space, added an extra crappy reverb effect and compressed the heck out of everything.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/07/08 02:40 PM

I just got the Blu-ray concert in the mail yesterday, and I listened to some songs today. I agree, the picture and direction are great. No more excessively fast editing like on Rio - there's plenty of great angles from which to see all the musicianship properly.

At first, my sound was only coming out of the center channel, sub, and a little out of the surrounds. I put my ear up to the L and R fronts, and nothing was coming out. I tried changing the sound output via the disc, but all it wanted to pipe out was the DTS mix. I checked my prepro, and it was set to Dolby Pro Logic, movie type. My Outlaw 990 doesn't do the lossless DTS, whatever that's called, but it does older DTS, and when I set it to DTS, then my sound greatly improved.

I suspect you've already checked this out, but, StuntGibbon, have you made sure that your receiver is set to a DTS setting?
Posted by: StuntGibbon

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/08/08 01:55 PM

Yeah, I went through all the surround options on my receiver. Just seems like a poorly mixed concert, unfortunately. I'd hate to have to re-balance all the levels just for this one disc. I think i'd have to pull the surrounds down a lot to pull down the crowd noise in the rears (which currently almost drowns out the music).

Maybe it's my ears for this one thing, who knows. I've seen some mixed reports in other audiophile message boards as well. I also ran the new BRD of Wanted this weekend, which sounded great. (so i'm still thinking my system's fine)
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/08/08 04:41 PM

 Quote:
Just seems like a poorly mixed concert

Yeah, the audience is primarily made up of middle-aged white guys.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/08/08 04:48 PM

Pmbuko and yours truly among the mix ...
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/08/08 07:53 PM

you can add me to the mix as well \:\)
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/08/08 10:45 PM

I'm not middle-aged yet! At least I hope not....
Posted by: schizm42

Re: Rush Fans.... - 12/10/08 02:20 AM

I'm about 20 years from middle-aged, but I've been a rush die-hard for over half of my life.
Posted by: CV

Re: Rush Fans.... - 01/09/09 12:38 AM

Wow, Blu-ray.com really liked Rush's Snakes and Arrows Live Blu-ray:

Rush - Snakes and Arrows Live (Blu-ray)
Posted by: myrison

Re: Rush Fans.... - 01/09/09 09:57 AM

He did comment on the spaciousness others have mentioned here in the past, but you're right, overall this is as glowing a review as I've ever seen over there.

 Originally Posted By: BluRay.com
...the audio is as good as the picture quality with just one problem that seems to dog every rock and roll music video release I have reviewed. The sound field is huge, stretching across the entire width of my room, from floor to ceiling, and from the just in front my speakers to the front wall of my home theater.

Posted by: Adrian

Re: Rush Fans.... - 01/09/09 06:34 PM

Wish the Rio dvd was produced as well as S&A. Excellent concert otherwise.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Rush Fans.... - 01/13/09 01:08 PM

 Originally Posted By: myrison
He did comment on the spaciousness others have mentioned here in the past, but you're right, overall this is as glowing a review as I've ever seen over there.

 Originally Posted By: BluRay.com
...the audio is as good as the picture quality with just one problem that seems to dog every rock and roll music video release I have reviewed. The sound field is huge, stretching across the entire width of my room, from floor to ceiling, and from the just in front my speakers to the front wall of my home theater.


Perhaps he should just move his speakers to a smaller room ?????
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: Rush Fans.... - 01/13/09 01:13 PM

Just watched R30 the other night!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 02/13/09 08:38 AM

While working this morning, I have "An Evening with Godsmack...Live from the House of Blues" DVD playing in the background (It was included with the Best-of "Ten Years of Godsmack" CD). Excellent CD and DVD.

Anyway, during the concert, Sully mentions that the inspiration for a particular song was taken from Neil Pearts' Ghost Rider book. I didn't even realize that Peart had written books.

Anybody ever read one? Any good?

The specific book linked to above deals with his 55,000 mile, 14-month motorcycle "find his self" journey after his wife and daughter died. It sounds like an interesting book....
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 02/13/09 08:46 AM

I started that book a couple of years ago but didn't finish it, not so much because it was bad (it wasn't, it was pretty decent), but because I am not that big of a reader.

I have thought about picking it up again, and another of his, the one about road songs, seems interesting as well. He's an extremely literate guy.

I'd say go for it.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Rush Fans.... - 02/13/09 10:14 AM

Yes, Neil is very literate. I haven't read Ghost Rider but I understand it is very well written, but some are critical of Neil's understated emotion on a personal level. I suspect that even as he wrote a book to help himself heal over the double tragedy he suffered, there is still a sense of protection on such a personal matter. I'm glad he had the strength to play music again, that must have been difficult. \:\)
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: Rush Fans.... - 02/13/09 07:21 PM

Ghost Rider is a very interesting read when you see how far Neil has come from his personal tragedies. The Masked Rider: Cycling In West Africa is worth reading as well. When you finish this book you wonder why anyone would take on such an excursion! I haven't gotten around to reading his other two books yet however they are on my list.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 03/05/09 11:37 AM

*bump - this is copied from my blog*

This is my first week back at work after a Disney (WDW) vacation. While down there, I went to the Virgin Megastore and spent a couple of hours browsing CDs, picking up a lot of $5, $8, and $10 specials.

When Nolan (my 3 year old) found out I went to the CD store, he asked (unprompted, I swear), "Was there a new Rush?"

Talk about a proud papa moment.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Rush Fans.... - 03/05/09 11:41 AM

Time to get him a Geddy Lee Jazz Bass. \:D
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: Rush Fans.... - 03/05/09 12:07 PM

I'm no fan of Rush... err... what's this thread about? ;\) ah, the band...
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 03/05/09 12:28 PM

 Originally Posted By: Adrian
Time to get him a Geddy Lee Jazz Bass. \:D

He's actually more into the drums, so I guess I'll have to get him the 14,582 piece Peart kit from that workshop in Indiana ... LOL
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Rush Fans.... - 03/05/09 05:02 PM

Don't forget the Neil Peart African 'beanie' hat!! ;\)
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Rush Fans.... - 03/05/09 06:41 PM

You were at a Virgin Megastore and you bought CD's?!?!

what? Oh. Nevermind.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Rush Fans.... - 04/18/13 12:04 PM

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction tonight, with Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.

About damn time. And WOOT!

I've enjoyed reading all the interviews this week, and continue to admire people like Alex and Geddy who can graciously answer the same questions over and over again.

Listened to Clockwork Angels in the car this morning. One of the articles said they consider it to be their best album. I wonder if they always think that about their most recent work.

My many interactions with other Rush fans on these boards have brought me a lot of joy.

Salut!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 04/18/13 12:57 PM

I looked for the Induction on HBO tonight and didn't see it. Any idea of when it's airing?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 04/18/13 01:37 PM

Hey y'all!

The induction ceremony will be presented on HBO on Saturday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT per the rock hall web site:

http://rockhall.com/event/induction-2013/
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Rush Fans.... - 04/18/13 01:59 PM

OH! I thought they were doing it live. Bastards. Guess I'll check YouTube tomorrow. Thanks.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 04/18/13 03:44 PM



(from rush.com)

Ottawa (ON) – Just in time for the celebration of Canadian music and musicians at the JUNO awards next week, Canada Post is proud to give Canadians a preview of this edition of the Canadian Recording Artist stamp series, to be released in July, featuring for the first time, Canadian bands. Beau Dommage, Rush, The Guess Who and The Tragically Hip will be spotlighted in this fourth issue in a series created to honour musical legends.

“This year’s series features Canadian bands that have shaped the music industry in Canada,” says Jim Phillips, Director of Stamp Services for Canada Post. “Each band has achieved national acclaim, along with international radio air-time and extensive tours.”
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Rush Fans.... - 04/18/13 06:27 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oBZY_loemUw

"Tai Shan is often cited by me and Alex as our least favorite Rush song...it just seems like an error"

"I never sing in the shower. I'm very busy in the shower."
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 04/19/13 08:27 AM

I'd never seen that. Awesome. Thanks.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Rush Fans.... - 09/27/13 06:39 PM

Since some of you guys are all Rushy and stuff.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Rush Fans.... - 09/27/13 09:14 PM

Plus, the Clockwork Angels tour blu-ray releases in November! Yeehah!!!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Rush Fans.... - 09/30/13 08:54 AM

Thanks Mark.

Nice to see a band admit they used sucky mastering techniques and actually do something about it.

I can't wait for the Clockworks Angels BR. From a technical perspective (visuals, content, sound, the show vs. the music balance, etc.) that was the best produced concert I have ever seen. I've had more 'fun' at a couple of other concerts but it blew me away for quality.