[Most Recent Entries]
Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in
[ << Previous 20 ]
[ << Previous 20 ]
|Tuesday, December 11th, 2012|
|Thursday, October 4th, 2012|
WELL IT'S ABOUT TIME!
Not that it realistically matters, but this year's list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will FINALLY include Rush, Heart, and Deep Purple. They'll probably pick some unknown like the Paul Butterfield Blues Band or something.
I know, I know, the RnRHoF is a joke, but at least the boys are getting the notoriety they've long deserved.
|Thursday, September 27th, 2012|
Clockwork Angels tour
I saw Rush at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Great show, as always, but it was... kinda different. My review is one big spoiler, so I'll link to it, here
|Saturday, August 4th, 2012|
Katy Perry's band plays "Cygnus X-1"
How have I not seen this? It's from 2009.
It looks like Katy closes the show with "I Kissed a Girl" and at the very end her band works in a bit of "Cygnus X-1".
|Sunday, July 8th, 2012|
|Tuesday, July 31st, 2012|
The Retro New Album
Just getting into the new album, a month and a half late due to another Russian post ripoff. They failed to deliver the Classic rock fanpack and I finally got the regular CD here in Moscow...
After the first two songs I expected something epic, like "Counterparts" with sharper production. Yet now I think the music got retro taste, back into the band's 70s with modern arrangements, with even "By-tor" snippets. It sounds a bit like "Lakeside Park" from the "Subdivisions" tribute album, old stuff with modern epic sound.
And of course it's Neil's personal album, looks like his old dream of a new story came true. As if Alex and Geddy are mostly playing along to his design this time.
And waiting for the novelization to explore that universe.
|Sunday, July 29th, 2012|
|Thursday, July 26th, 2012|
2012 Olympic games
I just Photoshopped this. Think they'll use it? If it they sold it on a shirt, I'd buy it.
|Monday, July 23rd, 2012|
I love Rush. I always have.
But can we slap Neil for "Excitement so thick - you could cut it with a knife"?
And slap Geddy for not saying "Come on, Neil, think for another half hour and come up with something else."
|Thursday, June 28th, 2012|
What's the best thing on Feedback?
I don't usually like covers albums, but Feedback
is pretty decent.
So what do you think is the best track on there? For me, it's "Crossroads."
|Wednesday, June 20th, 2012|
More about Clockwork Angels
I do an Internet radio broadcast on Tuesday nights from 9 until 3 am. I call it Musical Conversations. It's a lot of fun and I use the interactivity of the Internet to make it more of a conversation. Send on direct messages if you're interested in listening. I rebroadcast it on Friday nights (technically Saturday mornings) starting at 1 am on Plaza-Midwood Community Radio, which you can get at http://www.pmcradio.org
and that's a constantly broadcasting station as opposed to what I do through my own server and it's usually only on Tuesday nights.
All that aside, I featured Clockwork Angels this past episode. It allowed me the opportunity to listen again, even deeper and closer than I had on my journey to/from Pittsburgh last week. More impressions...
To me, this is their best work since Presto. I love Presto and when it came out I cheered that it was a departure from the keyboard-heavy stuff. This album is a continued progression. I really look forward to hearing things like Headlong Flight and the Garden live.
Is it just me or is Geddy's voice the best it has ever been?
|Saturday, June 16th, 2012|
Vinyl arrived today
I just got my copy of Clockwork Angels on vinyl today. Time to hear it on the big stereo system!
|Tuesday, June 12th, 2012|
|Sunday, May 20th, 2012|
|Saturday, May 5th, 2012|
I got my tickets for Minneapolis, on September 24th. Seats are fair, and the price wasn't more than I expected. TicketBastard is a pain in the ass, but I won't annoy you with that story. The important thing is that I'm going to see Rush!
|Tuesday, May 1st, 2012|
|Thursday, April 26th, 2012|
You didn't tell me the tour was announced!http://www.rush.com/clockworkangelstour.php
No Milwaukee show this time, so either Chicago or Minneapolis for us. September's a long way off. I'm a little surprised they're starting so late, since the album is due out in a month.
|Thursday, April 12th, 2012|
New album artwork (for real this time)
Notice the time? 9:12... in military time that's 21:12. Very clever Hugh!
Here's a few details on it, plus a trailer:
|Saturday, March 31st, 2012|