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#21 ytserush

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:37 PM

Mine just went off to college and his first show was when he was 4. He saw them 12 times since. He's not a geek about them like I am, but he sure likes them a lot.

He was pretty stoked when one of the Doctor Who bonus features used Countdown as the audio track a number of years ago.

And he didn't grow up a Rangers or Yankees fan so think it was mostly a success.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:58 PM

View PostBlue J, on 06 September 2016 - 05:20 AM, said:

I've been able to turn my kids on to Rush a little bit. My older son (he'll be 13 in January) has a couple of favorite tunes- YYZ and Freewill. He likes a couple of other things in particular, and sometimes it surprises me when he says so (but that's a good thing). My younger one, I'm not too sure about. I don't think he cares much.

I remember playing Clockwork Angels when we were in the car one time, not long after it was released, and I told them that they guys who made that music are almost as old as their grandparents. They were floored.

Other than that...well, when I have a live DVD on, they both love to watch Neil's solos. :)
One thing I impress upon my oldest as well. These guys are grandparents and kicking much ass!

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:01 PM

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View PostTombstone Mountain, on 06 September 2016 - 07:18 AM, said:

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My oldest son came home from school last week and showed me something that made me smile.

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What does "Gotta Getty Me Lee" mean?
It means something. What exactly I don't know.
Maybe it means he needs his Geddy/Rush fix. Haven't spoken "11" in too long.

View PostMr. JD, on 06 September 2016 - 11:41 AM, said:

I started my daughter Sam out on Rush concerts during the T4E tour. She was 5. She saw them with me on every tour since culminating in a road trip to Toronto and Montreal for the R40 tour. In the middle of all that was her Make-A-Wish with Rush in 2008. In all, I think she we saw them together close to 30 times. To this day, Rush is her favorite. Followed closely by Macklemore (I don't understand that one!). This is a sign she made during the Vapor Trails tour. Another drawing she made for Alex during the T4E tour made it onto Geddy's refrigerator.

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It doesn't get cooler than this! How gracious of them

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:03 PM

View Postcatherine, on 06 September 2016 - 07:25 PM, said:

Mine have been "exposed" but most aren't into them. They do recognize many songs and can even quote lyrics, for what that's worth. My 11 year old daughter does like some Rush but I am not sure of she has any favorites. Well, okay she likes Signals but that is mostly because of the doggy on the cover. She is a big animal lover and dogs and horses are the favorites. My oldest daughter is 31 and she likes a wide variety of music; there are some prog bands she likes; Rush is one of them but I wouldn't say she is anywhere near as crazy about them as I am.
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:11 PM

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I started my daughter Sam out on Rush concerts during the T4E tour. She was 5. She saw them with me on every tour since culminating in a road trip to Toronto and Montreal for the R40 tour. In the middle of all that was her Make-A-Wish with Rush in 2008. In all, I think she we saw them together close to 30 times. To this day, Rush is her favorite. Followed closely by Macklemore (I don't understand that one!). This is a sign she made during the Vapor Trails tour. Another drawing she made for Alex during the T4E tour made it onto Geddy's refrigerator.

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Needs a frame....

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:20 PM

I may not have any kids, but I can tell the story of how my dad got me into Rush. I remember being young and hearing Snakes and Arrows in the car and telling my dad "That guy can't sing!" :lol: But then one fateful day we stopped at the store after school to get some groceries and saw Retrospective III sitting on a CD rack. My dad decided to buy it and we listened to it all the time in the car and that's where my love of Rush began believe it or not. I basically memorized every song on Retrospective III and when I got my first MP3 player the only two albums I had on it and listened to were Snakes and Arrows and Retrospective III. Then one day in 2010 my dad asked me "How would you like to go to a Rush show later this year?" I of course said yes, because at that point I really liked their music. So in August 2010 (I was only 9 at the time) I went to my very first Rush show on the Time Machine Tour in Omaha, NE. It happened to be on the night before the first day of 4th grade. :lol: That night I was absolutely blown away by how incredible they sounded live. After that, my obsession had started. I began buying all of their albums on iTunes and listening to them. I loved each one and ended up becoming a total Rush nerd, unlike my dad who is less hardcore. I would often times spend time in school doodling Rush stuff (mostly Clockwork Angels stuff :lol:) Since that first show I've been lucky enough to go see them 3 more times. There usually isn't a day that goes by without rush being listened to for me.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:13 PM

My boyfriend has two kids and they are Rush fans, as is he.  That's a sign of good parenting, I think!  :D

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:08 PM

View Postytserush, on 06 September 2016 - 08:11 PM, said:

View PostMr. JD, on 06 September 2016 - 11:41 AM, said:

I started my daughter Sam out on Rush concerts during the T4E tour. She was 5. She saw them with me on every tour since culminating in a road trip to Toronto and Montreal for the R40 tour. In the middle of all that was her Make-A-Wish with Rush in 2008. In all, I think she we saw them together close to 30 times. To this day, Rush is her favorite. Followed closely by Macklemore (I don't understand that one!). This is a sign she made during the Vapor Trails tour. Another drawing she made for Alex during the T4E tour made it onto Geddy's refrigerator.

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Needs a frame....

It really does. I haven't framed it because I don't have a place to hang it. Sam graduated with her Master's degree last may and just landed a great job. She is going to be looking for a new place to live very soon. I plan on framing this, plus a few other things of hers I have, and giving them to her as a "house warming" present.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:21 PM

View PostMr. JD, on 06 September 2016 - 10:08 PM, said:

View Postytserush, on 06 September 2016 - 08:11 PM, said:

View PostMr. JD, on 06 September 2016 - 11:41 AM, said:

I started my daughter Sam out on Rush concerts during the T4E tour. She was 5. She saw them with me on every tour since culminating in a road trip to Toronto and Montreal for the R40 tour. In the middle of all that was her Make-A-Wish with Rush in 2008. In all, I think she we saw them together close to 30 times. To this day, Rush is her favorite. Followed closely by Macklemore (I don't understand that one!). This is a sign she made during the Vapor Trails tour. Another drawing she made for Alex during the T4E tour made it onto Geddy's refrigerator.

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Needs a frame....

It really does. I haven't framed it because I don't have a place to hang it. Sam graduated with her Master's degree last may and just landed a great job. She is going to be looking for a new place to live very soon. I plan on framing this, plus a few other things of hers I have, and giving them to her as a "house warming" present.
I'm sure I'm not the only one that remembers the original thread a few years ago with your daughter Sam and how the Make-A-Wish foundation made meeting Rush possible. Touching moment to say the least. And it's pretty cool to hear that she's doing really well these days. :)

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:26 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 September 2016 - 11:21 PM, said:

View PostMr. JD, on 06 September 2016 - 10:08 PM, said:

View Postytserush, on 06 September 2016 - 08:11 PM, said:

View PostMr. JD, on 06 September 2016 - 11:41 AM, said:

I started my daughter Sam out on Rush concerts during the T4E tour. She was 5. She saw them with me on every tour since culminating in a road trip to Toronto and Montreal for the R40 tour. In the middle of all that was her Make-A-Wish with Rush in 2008. In all, I think she we saw them together close to 30 times. To this day, Rush is her favorite. Followed closely by Macklemore (I don't understand that one!). This is a sign she made during the Vapor Trails tour. Another drawing she made for Alex during the T4E tour made it onto Geddy's refrigerator.

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Needs a frame....

It really does. I haven't framed it because I don't have a place to hang it. Sam graduated with her Master's degree last may and just landed a great job. She is going to be looking for a new place to live very soon. I plan on framing this, plus a few other things of hers I have, and giving them to her as a "house warming" present.
it's pretty cool to hear that she's doing really well these days. :)
Agreed.  A great thing to hear! Happy for Sam

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:22 AM

The two of my kids that are into Rush are 22 and 17 (my 16 year old doesn't get them even a little bit).  They were exposed to Rush simply because I listen to them a lot and over time they came to like many of the shorter "classic" Rush songs.  They are certainly not fanatics like I and still don't understand the appeal of Rush's "epic" longer songs.  

I took both of them with me to see the R40 tour and the songs they looked forward to were pretty typical of casual Rush fans (Tom Sawyer, Subdivisions, Closer to the Heart, Roll the Bones).  Needless to say, there weren't disappointed in the show.  The one song in the show that stood out for my oldest was Distant Early Warning.  He thought they performed that really well.

I wonder sometimes what it would have been like to be exposed to 30+ years worth of Rush all at the same time the way my kids were.  Every album, song and style that the band had gone through on an even keel.  Would my favorites be different?

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:07 AM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 07 September 2016 - 04:26 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 September 2016 - 11:21 PM, said:

View PostMr. JD, on 06 September 2016 - 10:08 PM, said:

View Postytserush, on 06 September 2016 - 08:11 PM, said:

View PostMr. JD, on 06 September 2016 - 11:41 AM, said:

I started my daughter Sam out on Rush concerts during the T4E tour. She was 5. She saw them with me on every tour since culminating in a road trip to Toronto and Montreal for the R40 tour. In the middle of all that was her Make-A-Wish with Rush in 2008. In all, I think she we saw them together close to 30 times. To this day, Rush is her favorite. Followed closely by Macklemore (I don't understand that one!). This is a sign she made during the Vapor Trails tour. Another drawing she made for Alex during the T4E tour made it onto Geddy's refrigerator.

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Needs a frame....

It really does. I haven't framed it because I don't have a place to hang it. Sam graduated with her Master's degree last may and just landed a great job. She is going to be looking for a new place to live very soon. I plan on framing this, plus a few other things of hers I have, and giving them to her as a "house warming" present.
it's pretty cool to hear that she's doing really well these days. :)
Agreed.  A great thing to hear! Happy for Sam

Ditto here.  Sam is so lucky in so many ways, but the time she spent with the band I hope will be a high point in her life forever.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:15 PM

View PostAncient Ways, on 05 September 2016 - 09:43 PM, said:

They've heard some rush here and there but I've made no effort to get them to be fans.
Same here. If my daughter some day "discovers" Rush, well that'll be pretty cool. Whatever musical taste my daughter ends up with, I want it to be her musical taste.

God, what if my parents had decided to make me an Ink Spots fan?!

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:40 PM

I'm VERY glad that my parents weren't Rush fans, otherwise I would have automatically hated them....

I in turn have made no effort to turn my stepchildren on to them.....they are all adults now, and I don't think we've mentioned them more than fleetingly over the years.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:57 PM

View PostFridge, on 07 September 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

I'm VERY glad that my parents weren't Rush fans, otherwise I would have automatically hated them....

I in turn have made no effort to turn my stepchildren on to them.....they are all adults now, and I don't think we've mentioned them more than fleetingly over the years.

Indeed. My son appreciates and has seen rush but has sought out and found his own favorites.



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:19 PM

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View PostFridge, on 07 September 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

I'm VERY glad that my parents weren't Rush fans, otherwise I would have automatically hated them....

I in turn have made no effort to turn my stepchildren on to them.....they are all adults now, and I don't think we've mentioned them more than fleetingly over the years.

Indeed. My son appreciates and has seen rush but has sought out and found his own favorites.

I certainly appreciate (and agree with) those who say they want their kids just to become who they're going to be- with their own tastes, likes and dislikes, etc...absolutely.

But I also like the fact that mine take a liking to certain things that I expose them to- and especially Rush.

It isn't a matter of trying to make them like all the same things I do. But it's really cool to find out that they like some of the same Rush songs that I love, too. That's all.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:58 PM

View PostBlue J, on 07 September 2016 - 07:19 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 07 September 2016 - 03:57 PM, said:

View PostFridge, on 07 September 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

I'm VERY glad that my parents weren't Rush fans, otherwise I would have automatically hated them....

I in turn have made no effort to turn my stepchildren on to them.....they are all adults now, and I don't think we've mentioned them more than fleetingly over the years.

Indeed. My son appreciates and has seen rush but has sought out and found his own favorites.

I certainly appreciate (and agree with) those who say they want their kids just to become who they're going to be- with their own tastes, likes and dislikes, etc...absolutely.

But I also like the fact that mine take a liking to certain things that I expose them to- and especially Rush.

It isn't a matter of trying to make them like all the same things I do. But it's really cool to find out that they like some of the same Rush songs that I love, too. That's all.
Amen brotha man. Nothing like jamming Seven Cities of Gold on the way to school with the lads. As they say, "that song really kicks butt Dad!"

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:11 PM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 07 September 2016 - 08:58 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 07 September 2016 - 07:19 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 07 September 2016 - 03:57 PM, said:

View PostFridge, on 07 September 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

I'm VERY glad that my parents weren't Rush fans, otherwise I would have automatically hated them....

I in turn have made no effort to turn my stepchildren on to them.....they are all adults now, and I don't think we've mentioned them more than fleetingly over the years.

Indeed. My son appreciates and has seen rush but has sought out and found his own favorites.

I certainly appreciate (and agree with) those who say they want their kids just to become who they're going to be- with their own tastes, likes and dislikes, etc...absolutely.

But I also like the fact that mine take a liking to certain things that I expose them to- and especially Rush.

It isn't a matter of trying to make them like all the same things I do. But it's really cool to find out that they like some of the same Rush songs that I love, too. That's all.
Amen brotha man. Nothing like jamming Seven Cities of Gold on the way to school with the lads. As they say, "that song really kicks butt Dad!"
No it doesn't. He's just buttering you up because he wants something. Smart kid. ;)

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:31 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 September 2016 - 09:11 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 07 September 2016 - 08:58 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 07 September 2016 - 07:19 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 07 September 2016 - 03:57 PM, said:

View PostFridge, on 07 September 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

I'm VERY glad that my parents weren't Rush fans, otherwise I would have automatically hated them....

I in turn have made no effort to turn my stepchildren on to them.....they are all adults now, and I don't think we've mentioned them more than fleetingly over the years.

Indeed. My son appreciates and has seen rush but has sought out and found his own favorites.

I certainly appreciate (and agree with) those who say they want their kids just to become who they're going to be- with their own tastes, likes and dislikes, etc...absolutely.

But I also like the fact that mine take a liking to certain things that I expose them to- and especially Rush.

It isn't a matter of trying to make them like all the same things I do. But it's really cool to find out that they like some of the same Rush songs that I love, too. That's all.
Amen brotha man. Nothing like jamming Seven Cities of Gold on the way to school with the lads. As they say, "that song really kicks butt Dad!"
No it doesn't. He's just buttering you up because he wants something. Smart kid. ;)
Yeah he wants to jam Headlong Flight next.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:58 PM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 07 September 2016 - 09:31 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 September 2016 - 09:11 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 07 September 2016 - 08:58 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 07 September 2016 - 07:19 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 07 September 2016 - 03:57 PM, said:

View PostFridge, on 07 September 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

I'm VERY glad that my parents weren't Rush fans, otherwise I would have automatically hated them....

I in turn have made no effort to turn my stepchildren on to them.....they are all adults now, and I don't think we've mentioned them more than fleetingly over the years.

Indeed. My son appreciates and has seen rush but has sought out and found his own favorites.

I certainly appreciate (and agree with) those who say they want their kids just to become who they're going to be- with their own tastes, likes and dislikes, etc...absolutely.

But I also like the fact that mine take a liking to certain things that I expose them to- and especially Rush.

It isn't a matter of trying to make them like all the same things I do. But it's really cool to find out that they like some of the same Rush songs that I love, too. That's all.
Amen brotha man. Nothing like jamming Seven Cities of Gold on the way to school with the lads. As they say, "that song really kicks butt Dad!"
No it doesn't. He's just buttering you up because he wants something. Smart kid. ;)
Yeah he wants to jam Headlong Flight next.
That bit I can believe!





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