Posts Tagged ‘Rush’

Young Drummer into Obtuse Time Signatures Cums in Pants!

July 24, 2008

It was a heady week for Rush fans everywhere.  They made their first American television appearance in some 30 years on, of all places, The Colbert Report.  This matters not one bit to most, but I was staying up all night listening to A Farewell to Kings with a death grip on the lyric sleeve when you were still shitting yourself.  Joking aside, I have a permanent soft spot for those Canadian lads no matter how cool I think I get.  Also, I’m glad I’m not alone in sucking at Rockband.  Enjoy.


Jingle-Jangle Morning

February 1, 2008

I’ve been sick at home for a few days with an inner ear infection. I sought solace in music this morning and couldn’t find it anywhere in my itunes. For some reason, The Church popped into my mind. I think I heard a snippet of Under the Milky Way at work on Monday. I forgot how strong their songs were. Marty Wilson-Piper is on the shortlist of post-60’s jangle kings.

My favorite bands throughout my teenage years were “The Three R’s”. Believe it or not, that means Rush, The Replacements, and REM. Which band doesn’t fit? I just can’t help myself when it comes to Rush. I truly loved REM and stuck by them even when they started to suck. Sometimes I need a reminder of how incredibly special they were because now none of what made them magical is on display. Here’s a reminder.