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#1 pedro2112

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 06:10 PM

At around 4:00pm central time today, the local rock station here in north central Illinois played "The Big Wheel" by Rush. I can't ever recal hearing that song on the radio before.

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE (pedro2112 @ Nov 1 2004, 07:10 PM)
At around 4:00pm central time today, the local rock station here in north central Illinois played "The Big Wheel" by Rush. I can't ever recal hearing that song on the radio before.

wierd.....

That is strange....email the station and congratulate them!  

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 06:41 PM

That's sweet.  A local radio station here by my house plays Rush all the time.  It's a classic rock station and it rocks.  Anyone else have stations like that?  1022.gif  1022.gif  1022.gif  

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 07:42 PM

I remember a long time ago the local classic rock station -- a station not known for playing songs longer than five minutes that aren't named "Stairway To Heaven" or "Freebird" -- played "Xanadu!" I was in my car and almost floored the gas in excitement! Finally, some props for the boys! Finally, this station was playing a Rush song that wasn't named "Tom Sawyer" or "The Spirit Of Radio." I'm cruising along, using my steering wheel as a drum kit throughout the whole instrumental opening, still not believing my ears. The song gets to the quiet part just before the vocals come in....but instead of hearing Geddy sing "To seek the sacred river Alph," I hear the idiot DJ say, "That was Xanadu from Rush. That was by special request from blah blah..."  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  Are....you.....f***ing.....KIDDING ME??? They faded the song out right before the vocals!

You can't make this stuff up, folks...

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE (1-0-0-1-0-0-1 @ Nov 1 2004, 08:42 PM)
I remember a long time ago the local classic rock station -- a station not known for playing songs longer than five minutes that aren't named "Stairway To Heaven" or "Freebird" -- played "Xanadu!" I was in my car and almost floored the gas in excitement! Finally, some props for the boys! Finally, this station was playing a Rush song that wasn't named "Tom Sawyer" or "The Spirit Of Radio." I'm cruising along, using my steering wheel as a drum kit throughout the whole instrumental opening, still not believing my ears. The song gets to the quiet part just before the vocals come in....but instead of hearing Geddy sing "To seek the sacred river Alph," I hear the idiot DJ say, "That was Xanadu from Rush. That was by special request from blah blah..."  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  Are....you.....f***ing.....KIDDING ME??? They faded the song out right before the vocals!

You can't make this stuff up, folks...

Heinous!  new_thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

And another illustration as to just WHY I never listen to radio anymore.

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE (BSG @ Nov 2 2004, 01:51 AM)
QUOTE (1-0-0-1-0-0-1 @ Nov 1 2004, 08:42 PM)
I remember a long time ago the local classic rock station -- a station not known for playing songs longer than five minutes that aren't named "Stairway To Heaven" or "Freebird" -- played "Xanadu!" I was in my car and almost floored the gas in excitement! Finally, some props for the boys! Finally, this station was playing a Rush song that wasn't named "Tom Sawyer" or "The Spirit Of Radio." I'm cruising along, using my steering wheel as a drum kit throughout the whole instrumental opening, still not believing my ears. The song gets to the quiet part just before the vocals come in....but instead of hearing Geddy sing "To seek the sacred river Alph," I hear the idiot DJ say, "That was Xanadu from Rush. That was by special request from blah blah..."  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  Are....you.....f***ing.....KIDDING ME??? They faded the song out right before the vocals!

You can't make this stuff up, folks...

Heinous!  new_thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

And another illustration as to just WHY I never listen to radio anymore.

Thank heaven for in car CD changers. There are no words to describe the crime outlined by 1-0-0-1-0-0-1 there. I don't usually advocate violence as a solution, but in this case, the DJ is on the right -  waffen093.gif  ohmy.gif

Edited by 1-0-0-1-0-0-1, 01 November 2004 - 09:30 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2004 - 08:06 PM

Cincinnati has no Rush on the radio sad.gif  WEBN used to, but so far and few between it could be months - and limited to Tom Sawyer and Working Man....  

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE (NeilPeartFan2112 @ Nov 1 2004, 07:41 PM)
That's sweet.  A local radio station here by my house plays Rush all the time.  It's a classic rock station and it rocks.  Anyone else have stations like that?  1022.gif  1022.gif  1022.gif

Yes, that station plays Rush a lot. Most of the standards (TS, FW, CTTH, etc..) plus some of the "classics" (2112, Xanadu, etc..). But I"ve never ever heard "The Big Wheel" before on the radio.. anywhere. Has anyone else?

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 09:47 PM

The station I listen to plays stuff like spirit of the radio, freewill, tom sawyer, yyz, limelight, the seeker, summertime blues, etc.  You get the picture.  biggrin.gif  

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 10:34 PM

Coincidentally, "Xanadu" was the first Rush song I ever heard, thanks to WPLJ ("New York's Best Rock") in 1979.

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 10:38 PM

QUOTE (chaostrophy @ Nov 1 2004, 11:34 PM)
Coincidentally, "Xanadu" was the first Rush song I ever heard, thanks to WPLJ ("New York's Best Rock") in 1979.

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE (chaostrophy @ Nov 1 2004, 10:34 PM)
Coincidentally, "Xanadu" was the first Rush song I ever heard, thanks to WPLJ ("New York's Best Rock") in 1979.

OMG - I remember the days when PLJ was NY's premier rock station.

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE (paganoman @ Nov 1 2004, 10:44 PM)
QUOTE (chaostrophy @ Nov 1 2004, 10:34 PM)
Coincidentally, "Xanadu" was the first Rush song I ever heard, thanks to WPLJ ("New York's Best Rock") in 1979.

OMG - I remember the days when PLJ was NY's premier rock station.

103.9 WRCN on LI was the station that cut short "Xanadu" that day. Man that station sucked! I'm not even sure if it's still on the air.

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 01:08 AM

QUOTE (BSG @ Nov 1 2004, 08:51 PM)
QUOTE (1-0-0-1-0-0-1 @ Nov 1 2004, 08:42 PM)
I remember a long time ago the local classic rock station -- a station not known for playing songs longer than five minutes that aren't named "Stairway To Heaven" or "Freebird" -- played "Xanadu!" I was in my car and almost floored the gas in excitement! Finally, some props for the boys! Finally, this station was playing a Rush song that wasn't named "Tom Sawyer" or "The Spirit Of Radio." I'm cruising along, using my steering wheel as a drum kit throughout the whole instrumental opening, still not believing my ears. The song gets to the quiet part just before the vocals come in....but instead of hearing Geddy sing "To seek the sacred river Alph," I hear the idiot DJ say, "That was Xanadu from Rush. That was by special request from blah blah..."  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  Are....you.....f***ing.....KIDDING ME??? They faded the song out right before the vocals!

You can't make this stuff up, folks...

Heinous!  new_thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

And another illustration as to just WHY I never listen to radio anymore.

DUDE.  I so totally agree with you.....i never listen to the radio anymore.  I've pretty much given up on it completely.  CD Changer all the way for me!!

And that Xanadu thing?  I'd be seriously bullsh!t if i heard that dude!!!!  Thats just not right in any way, shape or form  new_thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif  

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 01:25 AM

QUOTE (pedro2112 @ Nov 1 2004, 06:10 PM)
At around 4:00pm central time today, the local rock station here in north central Illinois played "The Big Wheel" by Rush. I can't ever recal hearing that song on the radio before.

wierd.....

hey pedro what station? i live in northern illionois.  was it the loop?  they play rush all the time.  never heard the big wheel.  

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 01:43 AM

Theres one Radio here in brazil called Kiss FM that plays Rush and others classical bands, everytime they put Tom Sawyer, Fly By Night, Closer To The Heart...Working its good to hear this radio!! yes.gif



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Posted 02 November 2004 - 03:39 AM

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Welcome to the board!   trink39.gif

Thanks. It's good to find other Rush fanatics online. I was disappointed by the newsgroup alt.music.rush. Too much politics, not enough Rush talk.

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 04:14 AM

QUOTE (Red_Sector_Man @ Nov 2 2004, 01:43 AM)
Theres one Radio here in brazil called Kiss FM that plays Rush and others classical bands, everytime they put Tom Sawyer, Fly By Night, Closer To The Heart...Working its good to hear this radio!! yes.gif



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Wow, really?? We have Kiss FM in Finland, as well, and it only plays contemporary hit music = 95% of it is crap, in other words.

The day those guys decide to play Rush, is the day the world will come to and end!  laugh.gif

I've yet to hear Rush on radio... It's extremely rare to hear it here in Finland. Then again, I very rarely listen to the radio anyway... Hail cd's!    

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 10:22 AM

I've also pretty much given up radio. But one day I thought what the heck so I turned it on and they were playing Rush. That gave me a smile.  1022.gif  2.gif  

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 10:30 AM

QUOTE (earthshiner @ Nov 2 2004, 02:25 AM)
QUOTE (pedro2112 @ Nov 1 2004, 06:10 PM)
At around 4:00pm central time today, the local rock station here in north central Illinois played "The Big Wheel" by Rush. I can't ever recal hearing that song on the radio before.

wierd.....

hey pedro what station? i live in northern illionois.  was it the loop?  they play rush all the time.  never heard the big wheel.

No, it wasn't a Chicago station.




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