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  • TrippTripp Posts: 467
    I'll give it to you anyway damn-it.
  • TrippTripp Posts: 467
    Their prime run for me was from Permanent Waves (Spirit of Radio, Freewill) - Moving Pictures. Everyone knows side1 of this record somehow. There are some gems on side 2. The last song has them straight-up channeling the Police. - and Signals (Subdivisions, Analog Kid, New World Man). That's the beginning of pretty much every Rush fans departure with the band. There are good songs peppered throughout the years. I like Time Stand Still and whatever that last song was. I can get back home something.
    But yeah, I thought the Trees was corny when I first heard it. I cringed at the sci-fi stuff in their songs and I was a GEEK. But as a young musician you just sit in awe at their mastery on their instruments. And sometimes the songs are good too.
  • TrippTripp Posts: 467
    Also, I endured a little bit of shaming through the years for being a Rush fan. A LOT of people did. I guess it was cooler friends warning us away and redirecting towards ANYTHING ELSE. Other musicians can be real pricks about Rush. I'm like 'it's just a band. where is all the bile coming from?' So you don't like it. Don't use it as an opportunity to belittle people.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,677
    Go for it. I am down for either a playlist or a "start with this album" rec.
  • TrippTripp Posts: 467
    I say start with that video I posted. It's pre-scifi-fantasy stuff. Just straight-on rockers and Neil had JUST joined so in a way it's like starting at the beginning. There's extreme use of panning on the guitar throughout which gets a little annoying but they're rocking out hard.
  • TrippTripp Posts: 467
    I take it back. You probably won't dig that video that much. Scroll down to the timecodes and skip around. Their slow stuff issssssssssss not too good.
  • TrippTripp Posts: 467
    And if you're not a fan of Geddy's voice... small doses maybe. Garden Road rocks pretty hard.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 5,293
    In 2016, I was told I was sexist for supporting the Socialist over the Centrist. In 2020, I supported Warren until she was hopeless then switched back to Bernie. And now I'm anti-Semitic... for supporting the Jewish guy.

    I don't even understand politics anymore.
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  • TrippTripp Posts: 467
    Rush trying to be the Police. Maybe try to appreciate the understatedness of the drums.

  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 5,293
    edited January 31
    Go for it. I am down for either a playlist or a "start with this album" rec.
    There's a greatest hits comp called "Gold". It covers the basics.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,530
    I think my favorite part of the current avalanche of Bernie attack pieces, is the assertion that nobody has ever attacked Bernie, and he won't hold up against that.

    Bruh... you are literally doing it at this very moment.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,530
    On my memorial Rush listening marathon I was kind of surprised at how much I liked the lyrics. Yes, they can be corny and overly direct, but they are precise as fuck. Which is particularly impressive when they have to fit into an odd time signature. "Freewill" as an example.
  • TrippTripp Posts: 467
    Neil has talked about the advantage of being the lyricist AND the drummer. On the drums he can punch up certain lines in the song as he sees fit. Limelight is a good example of this.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,677
    edited January 31
    Bernie wasn't slowed down by a heart attack, but yeah, maybe a pointed Atlantic article will stop him cold. :-@
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,677
    Every time I see people panic about coronavirus I think:

    "Wuhan! Got you all in check!"

    We were planning on going to the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown this weekend but decided against it. And just when I was starting to think maybe that was excessive worry, it was cancelled because Chinatown didn't want to do it either. So. Yeah.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,530
    Neil has talked about the advantage of being the lyricist AND the drummer. On the drums he can punch up certain lines in the song as he sees fit. Limelight is a good example of this.
    Was he the primary lyricist? I honestly didn't know that he wrote any of it until the eulogies came out.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,530
    Bernie wasn't slowed down by a heart attack, but yeah, maybe a pointed Atlantic article will stop him cold.
    Ha. That's exactly the piece I was talking about.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 5,293
    edited January 31
    Sanders will always be eternally unvetted, and Bernie Bros are always mean online. It is know.

    I don't know what the solution is, but you guys should really find a way of stopping the perpetual campaign.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 5,293
    For a long time, I didn't give Rush a chance because they were a) a prog band and b) they thought that Ayn Rand was some kind of genius.

    But, as I got older and listened to more music, I realized that, like any other type of music, there's prog I like and prog I don't like. And Neil Peart pretty much dropped the whole libertarian objectivist bullshit as he got older, in fact, he said so publicly. I'm not going to eternally condemn them for something they wrote 40 years ago. It's just music, man.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,677
    edited January 31
    For what it's worth, Bernie is super popular on Twitter with PoC, women, and LGBT folks and they super duper do not fucking appreciate the Bernie Bro narrative, as it essentially erases them
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 5,293
    edited January 31
    For what it's worth, Bernie is super popular on Twitter with PoC, women, and LGBT folks and they super duper do not fucking appreciate the Bernie Bro narrative, as it essentially erases them.
    Oh, I agree! The Bernie Bro bullshit is something made up by opponents of Bernie Sanders in order to discredit Sander's supporters. I'm sure there are some Bernie Sanders supporters who are assholes but, in any large number of people, there will inevitably be some idiots. The Bernie Bros shit is what is called "nutpicking": a variety of straw man fallacy where, in order to discredit a position, one selects the looniest advocates of said position as representative of the best or the majority of those who hold the position.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 5,293
    edited January 31
    Of course, the nutpicking fallacy doesn't apply when the position itself is bonkers. If a group pf people believes the Earth is flat, it's safe to call them all ignorant.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 5,293
    edited January 31
    Anyway, if Sanders does well in the primaries, or even wins the nomination, you'd better be prepared for a mondo onslaught of bullshit. It ain't gonna be pretty.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,530
    Agreed. There are a LOT of deeply rooted vested interests that are not going to gain from having Bernie in power. Our best hope is to get the nomination and bring a wide swath of people into the belief that this change is necessary for survival.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 5,293
    edited January 31
    Why slather me in lipstick and call me Shirley! So called moderate republican Lisa Murkowski says she will vote against calling witnesses! I'm flabbergasted, I'm dumbfounded and I'm even disconcerted!

    And talking about nonsense... Brexit day is here, so let us celebrate our biggest victory – the freedom to drink very bad wine
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 5,293
    AS A 28-YEAR-OLD LATINO, I’M SHOCKED MY NEW NOVEL, MEMOIRS OF A MIDDLE-AGED WHITE LADY, HAS BEEN SO POORLY RECEIVED
    Chortle!
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,530
    mmmmmmmmm British wine.
  • TrippTripp Posts: 467
    And they say that Dems rushed this whole thing. I HOPE that Americans are seeing what spineless pieces of shit the Repubs are.
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