Tag: rush

  • Was It 2012 or 2112?

    File this under Signs of the (Mayan?) Apocalypse: Rush Featured on NPR. Wow. I recently saw Rush play a show in Atlanta. The crowd ranged in age from five to the mid-fifties, embracing both lank-haired teenage skateboarders and heart surgeons. And when the band launched into its ode to suburban anomie, “Subdivisions,” everyone got it.…

  • Neil Peart Interview

    Interesting (but brief) interview with Neil Peart about Clockwork Angels and other topics. …I’m less comfortable in a gregarious social situation, and you can be introverted and still share everything. It just means that you’re guarded. Certainly there is a line that seems perfectly clear to me about what’s to be shared and what isn’t,…

  • Double-Necked Guitar

    Speaks for itself: Rush backstage.

  • Top Music in 2011

    Looking at iTunes, I see my top song this year was “40 Day Dream” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. I listened to it 137 times. A few of those must have been in 2010, since I bought it that October, but there’s no question it was one of my favorites this year. (Sadly,…

  • So Now It’s Okay…

    …to like Rush? That’s what it says in the Toronto Globe and Mail: Both the book and the film attempt to come to grips with a band that has had the most unusual career trajectory, defying age and the loathing of critics to fly high for decades, with no end in sight. I’ve been listening…