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#41 GhostGirl

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 11:16 AM

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 01:55 PM

NICE, AGP!!!!  new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif

As far as this thread goes... I agree with BSG in that this has been one of the liveliest of converstations lately. . . I also can sort of understand where the author of this post was coming from, "sort of." But I stick behind the other ladies here when I have to disagree with most everything else said in the thread, and also disagree with how it was presented. This was, after all, posted in the Rush Sisterhood forum; there was obviously going to be some rebuttles from us. And I have to stand by what I said in my first post. Making generalizations, especially negative ones, just doesn't rub me the right way.




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Posted 24 November 2004 - 02:21 PM

I thought dames didn't like to be called chicks?



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Posted 24 November 2004 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE (Alsgalpal @ Nov 24 2004, 11:03 AM)
Bad bad thing to read before my morning coffee... firedevil.gif


Wasn't one of the first things you learn in school is to not make a generalisation??? Not to stereotype????  Good Lord, Rush women are very articulate for the most part, and intellegent.  We 'get' Rush.  (I'm stereotyping, for a joke.  So laugh!)  But I have found it true.  Get to know the women on this board, and you will be changing your mind in a big hurry, my Pet.  And as for looks, Look at  Barneys avatar!  Hell, look at all of our pictures, you wont find a better looking group of women anywhere on a Rush forum.  The men here are lucky to be blessed with us, you in particular my Pet.  So, deal with it, I can see why you haven't caught your self a 'bunny' yet.  Maybe they are smarter than you think....


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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:01 PM

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:19 PM

Hell yeah.

Now let's have an orgy.








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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:29 PM

QUOTE (barney_rebel @ Nov 24 2004, 03:19 PM)
Hell yeah.

Now let's have an orgy.








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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (petsounds75 @ Nov 23 2004, 01:44 AM)
Let's face facts, folks.  When it comes to innovative music, food for thought type stuff that is more complex than some skinny chick singing "put up a parking lot", that seems to be more of a male oriented type of thing.  It's lyrics that describe building, science, fantasy, strange territory.   

I'm not trying to be a male pig here, but most AMERICAN chicks seem to like a lot of simplistic garbage music that's simply written, memorable and a good hook.   Guys, who give much less of a shit about "keeping up with everyone else" would be more prone to listen to Rush because of the heavy and intelligent feel of it all.  The lyrics are intricate, but understandable, the music is sketchy at times but colorful, very warm and bright. 

Now I've noticed more northern American chicks, those with great sarcastic humor tendencies and intelligence that totally wastes away those...ahem, southern girls who seem to believe any Danielle Steele type trash you throw at them...I do feel that when it comes to the female audience of Rush, it's just much smaller. 

You're not going to find a bunch of fake ruff-n-tuff guys with the intelligence of a brick at a Rush show, you just aren't.  Save that for the Toby Keith audience.  What you're going to find is usually intelligent, sometimes not the most physically appearance guys there with the occasional pothead lurking around, waiting for some 2112 and Tom Sawyer. 

Most chicks I know personally like things pre-packaged, sugar coated and sold for much more than it's worth.  Rush is definetly not of that calibre.  They're real meat and potatoes, colorful and all in their wonderful images and interesting subject matter.   You're not going to find that at Top 40 type audiences or country music audiences.   It's just simple fact...in my mind.  I COULD BE WRONG...but that's how it seems.

Now if I could just find a beautiful snow bunny Canadian girl to shoot the breeze with intelligent conversation and get my freak on with.   Oh well, can't have everything.  bumper.gif

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well I don't know how the situation is in Canada or the US, but as far as I'm concerned I don't agree with what you have written here.
Over here in europe I see quite a lot of women in the music scene that is considered 'the food for thought' genre. I have seen Rush on two occasions on their last tour, Germany and Holland. I have seen a lot of women on both occasions. Also, in my personal enviroment there are quite a lot of women who like this kind of stuff...

I think the topic should be: there are relatively few people who actually like:  innovative music, food for thought type stuff that is more complex than some skinny chick singing "put up a parking lot"

At my workingplace there are about 300 people, most of them in their twenties like me. About 90% of them have studied, but guess what music they like? Right: the typical garbage that comes on MTV. Britney 'Oops i think I'm a star' Spears and stuff like that. Unbelievable.

Most people I know personally like things pre-packaged, sugar coated and sold for much more than it's worth.  Rush is definetly not of that calibre. So it is not a 'chick' thing. It is a people thing.

Take the Rush concert in the Netherlands on October 1st 2004 for instance, it attracted an audience of about 12,000 people. Add about 10,000 people to that and you have all the people in the Netherlands who actually listen to 'thinkers' music. Considering that there are about 16 million people living in Holland, that is about  0,14 procent of the entire Dutch population!

Man that sucks

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:42 PM

Wow, petsounds75, it's very funny that you think things like this in your head...and then say them !!!!  

But, if truth be told, I'm torn, for there is a little part of what our dear friend says that resonates with me.  Gather round fellow posters and I shall whisper it quietly....there's part of me that thinks it's weird for chicks (sorry dames) to dig Rush.  

Now, I'm far from saying that the women folk shouldn't dig the band, quite the converse, the more the merrier I say but, well, my head would be confused if a girl I was dating said she liked them.  It would be the melding of worlds that should not meet .  

You know, Rush=Boys, whereas Long Conversations About Shoes=Girls

I like this distinction in the world.  Girls being into deeply into stuff that I understand but cannot appreciate give the laideez, sorry ladies, a mystery and intoxicating allure ("Yes, it does have a kitten heel, and yes, it it does have wonderful faux-diamonds on the strap, tell me agian why I should be apoplectic with joy").

Take away this distinciton and the ladies, surely, sadly, loss some of there mystery.

All these fine words and fancy talk is one thing, but how have these views been demonstrated in my life. Well,

a) My dear brother once said "But  you could never really respect a girl who like Rush could you (please direct your [well justified] flames to my brother not me)

cool.gif I went out with a beautiful French girl for 4 years and made a secret vow that in all that time i would never play, or cause to be palyed to her, any Rush.;  i was as good as my word.

c) At the rush gig at wembley there was an exquisitly beautiful girl (wait, there's more)  dancing away to By-Tor and the Snow dog, I had to watch her rather than the band ont he gorunds that that is fair rarer than Rush playing England.


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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE (Disco @ Nov 24 2004, 03:42 PM)
Wow, petsounds75, it's very funny that you think things like this in your head...and then say them !!!!  

But, if truth be told, I'm torn, for there is a little part of what our dear friend says that resonates with me.  Gather round fellow posters and I shall whisper it quietly....there's part of me that thinks it's weird for chicks (sorry dames) to dig Rush.  

Now, I'm far from saying that the women folk shouldn't dig the band, quite the converse, the more the merrier I say but, well, my head would be confused if a girl I was dating said she liked them.  It would be the melding of worlds that should not meet .  

You know, Rush=Boys, whereas Long Conversations About Shoes=Girls

I like this distinction in the world.  Girls being into deeply into stuff that I understand but cannot appreciate give the laideez, sorry ladies, a mystery and intoxicating allure ("Yes, it does have a kitten heel, and yes, it it does have wonderful faux-diamonds on the strap, tell me agian why I should be apoplectic with joy").

Take away this distinciton and the ladies, surely, sadly, loss some of there mystery.

All these fine words and fancy talk is one thing, but how have these views been demonstrated in my life. Well,

a) My dear brother once said "But  you could never really respect a girl who like Rush could you (please direct your [well justified] flames to my brother not me)

cool.gif I went out with a beautiful French girl for 4 years and made a secret vow that in all that time i would never play, or cause to be palyed to her, any Rush.;  i was as good as my word.

c) At the rush gig at wembley there was an exquisitly beautiful girl (wait, there's more)  dancing away to By-Tor and the Snow dog, I had to watch her rather than the band ont he gorunds that that is fair rarer than Rush playing England.


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I might implore you to read not only my first post in this thread, but some from the other lady Rush fans. Other than that, I have nothing to say about this post.







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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:48 PM

OOOOOOH....biting my tongue....trying to resist....

I can't!

Not respect a girl who likes Rush?  confused13.gif

So I've lost my "mystery and intoxicating allure"?  (assuming I had one before I liked Rush)  Oh, dear.  That IS distressing.

I don't get it.  Sorry.

But anyway, peace and love to you all.

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Nov 24 2004, 03:48 PM)
OOOOOOH....biting my tongue....trying to resist....

I can't!

Not respect a girl who likes Rush?  confused13.gif

So I've lost my "mystery and intoxicating allure"?  (assuming I had one before I liked Rush)  Oh, dear.  That IS distressing.

I don't get it.  Sorry.

But anyway, peace and love to you all.

(Now, to go shopping for some new shoes to get my girlish aura buffed up a bit.   icon_really_happy_guy.gif  And I won't listen to ANY Rush on the way.  Just U2.)

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:49 PM

When I met a lot of the peeps at Rushcon, a lot of the girls and guys were not the "typical" Rush fan or rocker for that matter.

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Nov 24 2004, 02:48 PM)

(Now, to go shopping for some new shoes to get my girlish aura buffed up a bit.   icon_really_happy_guy.gif  And I won't listen to ANY Rush on the way.  Just U2.)

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:55 PM

Jesus. To get a girl on your case is a bad move, but to insight a mob of women is just plain suicidal.


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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:56 PM

Or go listen to Van Halen smile.gif

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:57 PM

Know what? I lied  biggrin.gif  What I got from that post was that being a woman, I should stick to loving my faux diamonds and shoes, and not try to understand something as complex as Rush, because that's a "man" thing. BS, man. This is the 21st century ya know. Women have brains now  tongue.gif , and while yeah, there are some who choose to listen to music that I must question as being actual music (i.e. bubblegum pop), I myself, along with the others on this board (male and female alike) choose to listen to Rush, because as I said wayyyy back in the beginning of this thread, we "get it."

Forgive me if anything I said here seems callous, Just stating how I feel about some things said here.



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Posted 24 November 2004 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (Trance @ Nov 24 2004, 08:57 PM)
................ This is the 21st century ya know. Women have brains now  tongue.gif .......................

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Uh Oh. since when did this happen????


Oh boy am I in trouble.



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Posted 24 November 2004 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (Chasartymac @ Nov 24 2004, 03:00 PM)
QUOTE (Trance @ Nov 24 2004, 08:57 PM)
................ This is the 21st century ya know. Women have brains now  tongue.gif .......................

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Uh Oh. since when did this happen????


Oh boy am I in trouble.



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Posted 24 November 2004 - 04:01 PM

QUOTE (Chasartymac @ Nov 24 2004, 04:00 PM)
QUOTE (Trance @ Nov 24 2004, 08:57 PM)
................ This is the 21st century ya know. Women have brains now  tongue.gif .......................

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Uh Oh. since when did this happen????


Oh boy am I in trouble.



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