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Posted 25 May 2020 - 12:43 PM

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 07:48 AM

I just realized that Martin Popoff nearly resembles Martin Scorsese in a way.

They both have this enthusiastic personality and knowledge when it comes to discussing the arts.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 06:19 AM

Anthem: Rush in the 1970s can be previewed in Google Books here.

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 06:46 AM

In a different, earlier thread about this book, I predicted something less than half new material. So far (63 pages in), I'm not quite sure how to score it. You know those books that are "oral histories" and which are basically just quotes from interested parties describing the events? (*)  This book is like that.

After the obligatory opening in Popoff's hometown in British Columbia, the text is long quotes from Geddy, Alex, Geddy's mom, Alex's mom, (and then repeat -- seriously, there must at least three different passages in which Mary Weinrib discusses how loud the music was in the house), and lately Ray Danniels.

This is not a terrible strategy for a book, of course, and it does make bulking it up easier, while lowering the pressure on the author to do anything other than provide transitions like "As for writing original songs, Geddy says . . ."

We'll see how it goes as the '70s age.


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 08:58 AM

View PostNova Carmina, on 25 June 2020 - 06:46 AM, said:

In a different, earlier thread about this book, I predicted something less than half new material. So far (63 pages in), I'm not quite sure how to score it. You know those books that are "oral histories" and which are basically just quotes from interested parties describing the events? (*)  This book is like that.

After the obligatory opening in Popoff's hometown in British Columbia, the text is long quotes from Geddy, Alex, Geddy's mom, Alex's mom, (and then repeat -- seriously, there must at least three different passages in which Mary Weinrib discusses how loud the music was in the house), and lately Ray Danniels.

This is not a terrible strategy for a book, of course, and it does make bulking it up easier, while lowering the pressure on the author to do anything other than provide transitions like "As for writing original songs, Geddy says . . ."

We'll see how it goes as the '70s age.


(* Let me recommend the oral histories of Saturday Night Live and ESPN)

I agree. As far as I am concerned, this trilogy of books will be the last I buy , written by someone outside the circle. So I'm OK with the books being a consolidation of old and new material.

If Ged , Al,, Hugh, Ray, or anyone from the inner circle (Pegi, one of the producers) comes up with something new that's a different situation.

Edited by grep, 25 June 2020 - 08:59 AM.





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