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#241 EagleMoon

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 06:15 PM

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View PostLorraine, on 01 August 2015 - 02:46 PM, said:

I think, and I  may be wrong, that if the music industry doesn't revamp itself, it's all going to die out.  Well, not completely, but you won't see many bands like Rush anymore.

The music industry has been dying for at least a decade now. Look how many record stores there were 25-30 years ago, now where do you find one? Maybe in the bigger cities there are still some to be found but beyond that you won't see too many. iTunes and other digital formats have taken over. I wouldn't be surprised if within the next ten years physical copies of albums weren't even sold anymore which will be sad.

I think you're right. LPs for the most part have made a resurgence lately, but for a long time there you didn't see them at all. I think the same things going to happen with CDs. It is a shame, not just because it's the end of an era but because it's nice to have something to hold in your hand and look at.  Plus the quality of the music on the CD is much better than an MP3 or MP4. It's like real books and their digital counterparts.  I hope real books don't ever completely disappear.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 06:20 PM

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I hope real books don't ever completely disappear.

If they do, I hope it's not in my lifetime.  I love books.  I have a hard time comprehending what I am reading if I read an ebook.  Plus, there's something very comforting about holding a book in your hand.  At least for me it is.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 06:22 PM

View PostLorraine, on 01 August 2015 - 06:20 PM, said:

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I hope real books don't ever completely disappear.

If they do, I hope it's not in my lifetime.  I love books.  I have a hard time comprehending what I am reading if I read an ebook.  Plus, there's something very comforting about holding a book in your hand.  At least for me it is.

Same here. Plus you don't get the eyestrain that you get with looking at a monitor screen.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 09:33 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 August 2015 - 06:15 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 01 August 2015 - 04:11 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 01 August 2015 - 02:46 PM, said:

I think, and I  may be wrong, that if the music industry doesn't revamp itself, it's all going to die out.  Well, not completely, but you won't see many bands like Rush anymore.

The music industry has been dying for at least a decade now. Look how many record stores there were 25-30 years ago, now where do you find one? Maybe in the bigger cities there are still some to be found but beyond that you won't see too many. iTunes and other digital formats have taken over. I wouldn't be surprised if within the next ten years physical copies of albums weren't even sold anymore which will be sad.

I think you're right. LPs for the most part have made a resurgence lately, but for a long time there you didn't see them at all. I think the same things going to happen with CDs. It is a shame, not just because it's the end of an era but because it's nice to have something to hold in your hand and look at.  Plus the quality of the music on the CD is much better than an MP3 or MP4. It's like real books and their digital counterparts.  I hope real books don't ever completely disappear.

The "tangible" quality of books and CD's (or even albums) will never escape those of us that grew up with them...my 16 year old niece doesn't understand the concept of this, and just looks at music as something disposable.  She sees my CD collection , and shakes her head wondering why I listen to stuff that's just so "old", and keep such an old outdated format (little does she know that this old outdated format sounds better than what is on her iPod)

  I'm not even as anal about collecting everything I used to, and feel that re-releases are a waste as far as actually owning them... (Not enough to warrant paying for them) but the fact that I can still find certain things to check out before I actually buy them is a plus! (And saves me from grief when the MasterCard bill comes and my wife goes: "what's this $30.00 from Amazon for?")


I do miss the days when I would just go to the record store and start at "A" and stop when I had a $30-40.00 purchase set up (well after making sure none of my "go-to" bands had anything released that I wasn't aware of)




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Posted 03 August 2015 - 12:44 PM

View PostBard, on 28 July 2015 - 08:17 PM, said:

View PostDel_Duio, on 28 July 2015 - 07:48 PM, said:

View PostCatch The Mystery, on 28 July 2015 - 08:07 AM, said:

Just read this in another topic:

View PostBard, on 28 July 2015 - 12:17 AM, said:

Honestly, there are about a hundred other Rush songs I'd rather hear in LA than Losing It.

LOL, I honestly I have no idea why that song is so revered. And I love Signals. It's my fave Rush album. There are at least 5 other Signals tracks I'd rather hear than Losing It.

I have heard rumblings that the Forum gig will get an outta the blue shocker one-time-only deep cut. I've even heard what it might be. Hint. C.P. ;)

View PostCatch The Mystery, on 28 July 2015 - 08:07 AM, said:

Just read this in another topic:

View PostBard, on 28 July 2015 - 12:17 AM, said:

Honestly, there are about a hundred other Rush songs I'd rather hear in LA than Losing It.

LOL, I honestly I have no idea why that song is so revered. And I love Signals. It's my fave Rush album. There are at least 5 other Signals tracks I'd rather hear than Losing It.

I have heard rumblings that the Forum gig will get an outta the blue shocker one-time-only deep cut. I've even heard what it might be. Hint. C.P. ;)

No way they play something new on the very last show- maybe ever- that they haven't practiced the bejesus outta' first.
They wouldn't want to risk a train wreck on that last day :(


I suspect this board will be pleasantly surprised come Saturday night 1030 pm PST. :)

I knew this guy was full of crap.

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 01:41 PM

View PostLorraine, on 31 July 2015 - 03:16 PM, said:

I agree with the fact that they saw a major financial killing and took advantage of it.

But...still...it would have been nice if the integrity of their music could have been preserved.

That's all I'm saying.

Ah Lorraine, but a wise man once said

"One likes to believe in the freedom of music
But glittering prizes and endless compromises
Shatter the illusion of integrity"

And so it goes

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:42 PM

View PostRushman14, on 03 August 2015 - 12:44 PM, said:

View PostBard, on 28 July 2015 - 08:17 PM, said:

View PostDel_Duio, on 28 July 2015 - 07:48 PM, said:

View PostCatch The Mystery, on 28 July 2015 - 08:07 AM, said:

Just read this in another topic:

View PostBard, on 28 July 2015 - 12:17 AM, said:

Honestly, there are about a hundred other Rush songs I'd rather hear in LA than Losing It.

LOL, I honestly I have no idea why that song is so revered. And I love Signals. It's my fave Rush album. There are at least 5 other Signals tracks I'd rather hear than Losing It.

I have heard rumblings that the Forum gig will get an outta the blue shocker one-time-only deep cut. I've even heard what it might be. Hint. C.P. ;)

View PostCatch The Mystery, on 28 July 2015 - 08:07 AM, said:

Just read this in another topic:

View PostBard, on 28 July 2015 - 12:17 AM, said:

Honestly, there are about a hundred other Rush songs I'd rather hear in LA than Losing It.

LOL, I honestly I have no idea why that song is so revered. And I love Signals. It's my fave Rush album. There are at least 5 other Signals tracks I'd rather hear than Losing It.

I have heard rumblings that the Forum gig will get an outta the blue shocker one-time-only deep cut. I've even heard what it might be. Hint. C.P. ;)

No way they play something new on the very last show- maybe ever- that they haven't practiced the bejesus outta' first.
They wouldn't want to risk a train wreck on that last day :(


I suspect this board will be pleasantly surprised come Saturday night 1030 pm PST. :)

I knew this guy was full of crap.

When I started reading his posts here he immediately reminded me of the bard in the Asterix & Obelix comic books:

Cacofonix is the village bard. He is usually only a supporting character, but has a major part in the plots of some albums (see Asterix and the Normans, Asterix the Gladiator, Asterix and the Magic Carpet and Asterix and the Secret Weapon). He loves singing and playing his lyre, and jumps at every opportunity to do so. He also plays the bagpipes, drum and a Celtic trumpet resembling a boar called a Carnyx. While he can accompany traditional dances, and conducts a village band, his singing is unbearable. In Asterix and the Normans it is so unbearable that it teaches the fearless Normans the meaning of fear. In recent albums his music is so spectacularly horrible that it actually starts thunderstorms (even indoors), because of an old French saying that bad singing causes rain.
For his part, Cacofonix considers himself a genius and a superb singer, and he is angrily offended when people criticize his singing, to the point of dismissing them as barbarians. He is slightly effeminate, often seen smoothing back his hair and holding his head up high.
Some villagers go to extreme lengths to avoid hearing Cacofonix's music. Most notably, Fulliautomatix, the village smith, bangs him on the head at the merest hint of breaking into a song, and has destroyed his lyre on a number of occasions, at one point being called the "ancestor of music critics". As a running gag, Cacofonix is generally tied up and gagged during the banquet at the end of most albums to allow the other villagers to have a good time without having to keep him from singing.

source: https://en.wikipedia...erix_characters

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:49 PM

View Posthcm, on 03 August 2015 - 01:41 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 31 July 2015 - 03:16 PM, said:

I agree with the fact that they saw a major financial killing and took advantage of it.

But...still...it would have been nice if the integrity of their music could have been preserved.

That's all I'm saying.

Ah Lorraine, but a wise man once said

"One likes to believe in the freedom of music
But glittering prizes and endless compromises
Shatter the illusion of integrity"

And so it goes

My husband had the same reaction to this as I did.  No wonder why we've been able to stay married so long.  :lol: :lol: :cool:

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:30 PM

View PostRushman14, on 03 August 2015 - 12:44 PM, said:

View PostBard, on 28 July 2015 - 08:17 PM, said:

View PostDel_Duio, on 28 July 2015 - 07:48 PM, said:

View PostCatch The Mystery, on 28 July 2015 - 08:07 AM, said:

Just read this in another topic:

View PostBard, on 28 July 2015 - 12:17 AM, said:

Honestly, there are about a hundred other Rush songs I'd rather hear in LA than Losing It.

LOL, I honestly I have no idea why that song is so revered. And I love Signals. It's my fave Rush album. There are at least 5 other Signals tracks I'd rather hear than Losing It.

I have heard rumblings that the Forum gig will get an outta the blue shocker one-time-only deep cut. I've even heard what it might be. Hint. C.P. ;)

View PostCatch The Mystery, on 28 July 2015 - 08:07 AM, said:

Just read this in another topic:

View PostBard, on 28 July 2015 - 12:17 AM, said:

Honestly, there are about a hundred other Rush songs I'd rather hear in LA than Losing It.

LOL, I honestly I have no idea why that song is so revered. And I love Signals. It's my fave Rush album. There are at least 5 other Signals tracks I'd rather hear than Losing It.

I have heard rumblings that the Forum gig will get an outta the blue shocker one-time-only deep cut. I've even heard what it might be. Hint. C.P. ;)

No way they play something new on the very last show- maybe ever- that they haven't practiced the bejesus outta' first.
They wouldn't want to risk a train wreck on that last day :(


I suspect this board will be pleasantly surprised come Saturday night 1030 pm PST. :)

I knew this guy was full of crap.

We all knew that anyway.



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