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#61 Brooks

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 10:54 AM

in one of neils books he talks about a close friend of the band getting busted for dealing weed.

as far as drugs goes, a little booze (a drug) or weed never hurt any non addict. not all folks who use drugs are addicts. people forget this. i don't smoke anymore, but there's nothing wrong with it (certianly safer than booze from a society/beharioral standpoint) , and its a joke that its illegal, imho. also, it seems a large majority of musicians and artists enjoy a little altered consciousness now and again, i believe it stimulates something in the creative part of the brain, thus its popularity w/ said creative types.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:54 AM

I was viewing Rush 'The Making of Snakes And Arrows' documentary online.

At 3:35-3:36, here I wonder what that is in the ashtray.

Edited by RushFanForever, 11 July 2011 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (LeaveMyThingAlone @ Jul 5 2011, 11:53 AM)
QUOTE (Rush Cocky @ Jul 5 2011, 08:31 AM)
QUOTE (WCFIELDS @ Jul 3 2011, 11:50 PM)
“See I think drugs have done some good things for us, I really do, and if you don't believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor: go home tonight and take all your albums, all your tapes, and all your cds and burn 'em. 'cause you know the musicians who made all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years.... rrrrrrrrreal f**kin high on drugs.

Bill Hicks

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I thought it was funny when I first heard it.

And yes, obviously Rush, like nearly all other musicians of that era dabbled in drugs.

And then they matured, and have since cleaned up their act.  Can't think of a single drug any of them does anymore.

Rush Cocky, look at the picture above


Still can't think of anything? LOL

Neil has the biggest weed smile I've ever seen

I was thinking Geddy's smile was  laugh.gif  

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:23 PM

QUOTE (RushFanForever @ Jul 11 2011, 09:54 AM)
I was viewing Rush 'The Making of Snakes And Arrows' documentary online.

At 3:35-3:36, here I wonder what that is in the ashtray.

wow nice catch!

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:56 PM

lol looks like a giant doobie allright,
I dont know if Rush have ever done drugs but if they have it hasent impacted at what they do best over the past 40 odd years.

actually Ged and Al had been asked if drugs ever influenced their work in an interview 04
GL: Constantly.
AL: Absolutely.  

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:57 PM

but they could of just been playing around

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE (gedfan @ Jul 11 2011, 06:23 PM)
QUOTE (RushFanForever @ Jul 11 2011, 09:54 AM)
I was viewing Rush 'The Making of Snakes And Arrows' documentary online.

At 3:35-3:36, here I wonder what that is in the ashtray.

wow nice catch!

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:24 PM

Isn't this, by and large, a fan message board?

If so, how can a fan not note the many drug references in both song and prose?

Bigger questions: "Why wouldn't they?" (Drugs heighten many things.)
"Does it matter?" (Of course not; inspired work always inspires.)

The use of drugs does not diminish the integrity of an artist. Moreover, why do many conservatives falsely believe drugs can't be done responsibly?  

We know their current vices. trink38.gif  trink38.gif  Neil loves booze and smokes. Geddy and Alex are oenophiles.

Do the math...

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE (upstateNYfan @ Jul 11 2011, 08:24 PM)
Isn't this, by and large, a fan message board?

If so, how can a fan not note the many drug references in both song and prose?

Bigger questions: "Why wouldn't they?" (Drugs heighten many things.)
"Does it matter?" (Of course not; inspired work always inspires.)

The use of drugs does not diminish the integrity of an artist. Moreover, why do many conservatives falsely believe drugs can't be done responsibly?  

We know their current vices. trink38.gif  trink38.gif  Neil loves booze and smokes. Geddy and Alex are oenophiles.

Do the math...

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You're right, it doesnt matter if they did drugs because of the fact that its obvious none of them let it effect their lives in any major way. They obviously arent ashamed of it considering they've talked about doing drugs many times. I think if it were ever a problem for them they wouldnt talk about it in the casual way they do.

The fact that it never got out of control is why so many people think they are completely straight edge, which they werent always, and may not even be now. Who knows.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:17 AM

100% likely back in the old days. However, i'm pretty sure that they're too professional to do weed now. They definitely have drinks though. Not on stage obviously, but outside of the venue and stuff, during meals, and that i got from Neil's books.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:00 AM

QUOTE (FountainOfSyrinx @ Jul 12 2011, 02:17 AM)
i'm pretty sure that they're too professional to do weed now.

Ah right, so they can get borderline drunk at a hunting lodge while being filmed for a documentary and still be 'professional', but if they possibly smoke some weed off camera between themselves but still be able to play good music the next day then they aren't 'professional'?  Ok then, glad that's cleared up.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:53 AM

QUOTE (Ancient Ways @ Jul 11 2011, 04:43 PM)
QUOTE (gedfan @ Jul 11 2011, 06:23 PM)
QUOTE (RushFanForever @ Jul 11 2011, 09:54 AM)
I was viewing Rush 'The Making of Snakes And Arrows' documentary online.

At 3:35-3:36, here I wonder what that is in the ashtray.

wow nice catch!

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:00 AM

QUOTE (FountainOfSyrinx @ Jul 12 2011, 03:17 PM)
i'm pretty sure that they're too professional to do weed now

You're on acid.  trink38.gif



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Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (JohnnyBlaze @ Jul 12 2011, 07:00 AM)
QUOTE (FountainOfSyrinx @ Jul 12 2011, 03:17 PM)
i'm pretty sure that they're too professional to do weed now

You're on acid.  trink38.gif

I may be, but it just doesn't seem like something they do. When I mean, "professional" it seems like the bands that still do it sound like crap. But they don't. That's just my opinion. I could be very wrong.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE (SiriusRushFan @ Jul 12 2011, 03:00 AM)
QUOTE (FountainOfSyrinx @ Jul 12 2011, 02:17 AM)
i'm pretty sure that they're too professional to do weed now.

Ah right, so they can get borderline drunk at a hunting lodge while being filmed for a documentary...
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borderline? ha.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:44 PM

QUOTE (FountainOfSyrinx @ Jul 13 2011, 07:51 AM)
QUOTE (JohnnyBlaze @ Jul 12 2011, 07:00 AM)
QUOTE (FountainOfSyrinx @ Jul 12 2011, 03:17 PM)
i'm pretty sure that they're too professional to do weed now

You're on acid.  trink38.gif

I may be, but it just doesn't seem like something they do. When I mean, "professional" it seems like the bands that still do it sound like crap. But they don't. That's just my opinion. I could be very wrong.

It sounds like you're making no distinction between blazing up on the walk to the stage as the 3 Stooges theme is playing and lighting up after the show in the hotel room with a few days off until the next gig.  

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:41 PM

Rush never did anything stronger than malk.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:14 AM

QUOTE (StellarJetman @ Jul 3 2011, 04:56 PM)
Caress of Steel was written almost entirely under the influence, according to the band (probably why it's so sloppy), and "A Passage to Bangkok" is about traveling the world to get different drugs.  I think that they stopped after the '70s, though.

sloppy? hm. definitely don't think CoS is sloppy. a bit strange and dark at times-yes. sloppy-no.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:37 AM

QUOTE (FountainOfSyrinx @ Jul 12 2011, 05:51 PM)
QUOTE (JohnnyBlaze @ Jul 12 2011, 07:00 AM)
QUOTE (FountainOfSyrinx @ Jul 12 2011, 03:17 PM)
i'm pretty sure that they're too professional to do weed now

You're on acid.  trink38.gif

I may be, but it just doesn't seem like something they do. When I mean, "professional" it seems like the bands that still do it sound like crap. But they don't. That's just my opinion. I could be very wrong.

You dont know anything about them. You have no idea what these guys do in the parts of their lives they dont talk about in interviews. All you know is what they let you know.




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