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  1. Not to nitpick my brother but I was with you till AC/DC. I was a huge fan of theirs to in 1977 and was wearing out everything from LTBR back on my turntable. When Highway To Hell came out it got a little play but of course not until Back In Black did anybody seemingly but me know who they were. Just how I remember it. They were hated or at least ignored by my recollection...... :) I'm with you guys. AFTK was the first new Rush release that came out after I got into 2112 and ATWAS. My buddy and I rode our bikes to a record store called Licorice Pizza and picked it up the day it came out. There was no airplay so we had no idea what to expect. Needless to say we were a little confused upon first listen, but we sat in his room and played it over and over and eventually were freaking out on how awesome it was, especially Xanadu. Some of our other friends that were into 2112 and ATWAS weren't getting it. A few months later, we had our minds blown watching them perform it live from the 8th row at the Santa Monica Civic. Definitely some good memories.
    4 points
  2. The Kepler Space Telescope has found the first Earth-sized planet orbiting another star in its "habitable zone". The planet, named Kepler 186-f, is at a distance where liquid water could exist on the planet's surface. There are other Earth-sized planets orbiting the star, but they are so close to it that they are way too hot for life as we know it to survive. Astronomers do not yet know if 186-f has any water or even an atmosphere, but the discovery of the planet is a huge breakthrough. Kepler 186-f's sun is a red dwarf, which is the most common type of star in the Milky Way Galaxy (70%). This tells us that there could be many millions if not billions of Earth-sized planets orbiting other red dwarf stars throughout the galaxy. :haz: :haz: :haz: An artist's depiction of the planet and its system: http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/673xvariable_height/public/kepler186f_artistconcept_0.jpg http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/nasas-kepler-discovers-first-earth-size-planet-in-the-habitable-zone-of-another-star/index.html#.U1DxcvldXEc http://kepler.nasa.gov
    2 points
  3. Seriously, it's time! 11 minutes of pure ecstasy that Geddy can still nail! Who's with me?
    2 points
  4. I hear ya. AFtK is my second fave Rush album, a very close second to Permanent Waves (which was the first album of theirs I heard). And the title track is spectacular. The lyrics are especially meaningful in today's world: "When they turn the pages of history When these days have passed long ago Will they read of us with sadness For the seeds that we let grow?" "Cities full of hatred, fear and lies Withered hearts and cruel, tormented eyes Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise Beating down the multitude and Scoffing at the wise" I envy you people who heard AFtK when it came out—you've had more time with it than I have :) Thanks for the timely lyrics. Rush was ahead of their time in more ways than one. Reading that gave me some serious freak'in chills. Thanks for that post. Very timely indeed....
    2 points
  5. I hear ya. AFtK is my second fave Rush album, a very close second to Permanent Waves (which was the first album of theirs I heard). And the title track is spectacular. The lyrics are especially meaningful in today's world: "When they turn the pages of history When these days have passed long ago Will they read of us with sadness For the seeds that we let grow?" "Cities full of hatred, fear and lies Withered hearts and cruel, tormented eyes Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise Beating down the multitude and Scoffing at the wise" I envy you people who heard AFtK when it came out—you've had more time with it than I have :)
    2 points
  6. This was something that also stood out in my listen today. Nobody can tell me (or convince me anyway) that CA or VT or anything halfway recent sounds as good as those "older" recordings. Whatever they were doing then, bravo and now... no thanks. The old sound was clear as a bell and every sound and instrument crystal clear and concise.... :codger:
    2 points
  7. When I listened to it today on my walk I realized some of the reasons I loved it so much then and still do to this day. The bass tone/sound and clarity is so appealing and pleasant to the ear. Ged's voice is right in the zone. Perfect sound and pitch. His wail is at its incredible best. Gives me goosebumps still. I may be in the minority but the title track and Cinderella Man were always my favorites and still are....
    2 points
  8. Not to nitpick my brother but I was with you till AC/DC. I was a huge fan of theirs to in 1977 and was wearing out everything from LTBR back on my turntable. When Highway To Hell came out it got a little play but of course not until Back In Black did anybody seemingly but me know who they were. Just how I remember it. They were hated or at least ignored by my recollection...... :) I'm with you guys. AFTK was the first new Rush release that came out after I got into 2112 and ATWAS. My buddy and I rode our bikes to a record store called Licorice Pizza and picked it up the day it came out. There was no airplay so we had no idea what to expect. Needless to say we were a little confused upon first listen, but we sat in his room and played it over and over and eventually were freaking out on how awesome it was, especially Xanadu. Some of our other friends that were into 2112 and ATWAS weren't getting it. A few months later, we had our minds blown watching them perform it live from the 8th row at the Santa Monica Civic. Definitely some good memories. "a record store called Licorice Pizza...." Ah, those were the days... you ain't kiddin' http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zUKAZsPQn-w/UinlEi0v8UI/AAAAAAAAA8E/FddkungMx2Q/s1600/licorice_pizza.jpg
    2 points
  9. Well what the hell is wrong with us Americans? I'll blame it on WNEW FM and Scott Muni and Allison Steele for not alerting me to this album. Stern used to talk about them all the time. He was not a fan.... He was just jealous of Geddy's nose. That's why he didn't like them.
    2 points
  10. When I turned 50 I got it. I could have gotten a tattoo of many things but I picked this. Seems silly but it was special then (77') in giving comfort to a loser 16 year old and it still is to this day. Its hard to explain...
    2 points
  11. And yours my sweet..... This recording is super special to me as I have said. My one and only tat to date below...... http://s28.postimg.org/x3fra3ijh/IMAG0748.jpg
    2 points
  12. Just curious. This a just a hypothetical BTW. If someone was just sampling or checking out just a teensy weensy little bit of porn would this spyware thing know?.... If it monitors the websites you visit, yes. It depends what it's monitoring. The most common is that it just looks at the websites you've looked at so that the person knows what interests you have. They probably won't know if you watch the exact same video every Tuesday night. Also: see x1yyz's comment Thanks guys. I will let my friend know.... :cheers: Edit:
    2 points
  13. running speed record for age group (sprint to tour bus)
    2 points
  14. Well, bang goes his application, then. :bang bang: Well that was all good fun, and we all had a jolly good laugh, but I would like to assure you that you'd never be treated like that if you had an interview here at the Careers Advisory Board. Yes, yes, yes, I do follow, Mr Anchovy, but you see the snag is... if I now call Mr Chipperfield and say to him, 'look here, I've got a forty-five-year-old chartered accountant with me who wants to become a lion tamer', his first question is not going to be 'does he have his own hat? You're right. There are no lions in the Antarctic. That's ridiculous! Whoever heard of a lion in the Antarctic? Right. Lose the lion. In the snow, instead of the tree, I see Rock Hudson, and instead of the dog I see Doris Day and, gentlemen, Doris Day goes up to Rock Hudson and she kisses him There are also scenes of naked women with floppy breasts, and also at one point you can see a pair of buttocks and there's another bit where I'll swear you can see everything, but my friend says it's just the way he's holding the spear. :o Co,me on, you dogs, we have time to lose, this has gone too far. Oh, now, this is really going too far. It's only a model. Well here is a three-stage model of Tschaikowsky... here you see the legs, used for walking around, and which can be jettisoned at night ... And this is the main trunk, the power house of the whole thing, incorporating of course the naughty bits, which were extremely naughty for his time, and the whole thing is subservient to this small command module, the, as it were, head of the whole, as it were, body Quite frankly, I think the central pillar system may need strengthening a bit. I have worked all my life in such a building and have never once.... arrgghhh
    2 points
  15. I thought the topic was going to have something to do with the song Anthem, so I was trying to figure out what the annoying 'thingy' might be. But a whole thread topic about the digital video logo? I guess...whatever blows the ol' skirt up, you know...
    2 points
  16. Well, bang goes his application, then. :bang bang: Well that was all good fun, and we all had a jolly good laugh, but I would like to assure you that you'd never be treated like that if you had an interview here at the Careers Advisory Board. Yes, yes, yes, I do follow, Mr Anchovy, but you see the snag is... if I now call Mr Chipperfield and say to him, 'look here, I've got a forty-five-year-old chartered accountant with me who wants to become a lion tamer', his first question is not going to be 'does he have his own hat? You're right. There are no lions in the Antarctic. That's ridiculous! Whoever heard of a lion in the Antarctic? Right. Lose the lion. In the snow, instead of the tree, I see Rock Hudson, and instead of the dog I see Doris Day and, gentlemen, Doris Day goes up to Rock Hudson and she kisses him There are also scenes of naked women with floppy breasts, and also at one point you can see a pair of buttocks and there's another bit where I'll swear you can see everything, but my friend says it's just the way he's holding the spear. :o Co,me on, you dogs, we have time to lose, this has gone too far. Oh, now, this is really going too far. It's only a model. Well here is a three-stage model of Tschaikowsky... here you see the legs, used for walking around, and which can be jettisoned at night ... And this is the main trunk, the power house of the whole thing, incorporating of course the naughty bits, which were extremely naughty for his time, and the whole thing is subservient to this small command module, the, as it were, head of the whole, as it were, body Quite frankly, I think the central pillar system may need strengthening a bit.
    2 points
  17. http://images.moviepostershop.com/commando-movie-poster-1985-1020258065.jpg Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last?... I Lied
    2 points
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  19. You are completely wrong. As usual.
    2 points
  20. I really don't have a preference as to what they play but I would love to hear Everyday Glory.
    2 points
  21. The best explanation of prog rock ever: http://www.cracked.com/funny-2359-progressive-rock/
    2 points
  22. http://images.moviepostershop.com/blazing-saddles-movie-poster-1974-1020167549.jpg
    2 points
  23. Someone needs to tell those other two guys that they need to let Alex lay out like that on their next album dammit!
    2 points
  24. In all of the excitement and anticipation of being on this show, I can't believe I didn't let my fellow Rush fans know that my partner and I made it on to Shark Tank with our trackless train business, the Fun Time Express!! We were just on last Friday - it's here at abc.go.com - it may be available on other sites that I cannot link to (ABC now owns my soul - ;) I feel bad - I may not have a ton of friends here, but I have been posting on this site and formally at CP for many years and wish I had let you guys know. This was a pretty monumental event for Stan (my partner) and I - thousands of people try out to pitch their business on this show and not only were we chosen, but our segment aired! I actually had no idea Stan had sent them an email about our business until we got a call asking for a video submission. Being on the creative side of our businesses, I put together a pretty hilarious audition tape - and needless to say, after months of paperwork and phone calls - we were flown to L.A. and had a train delivered to the studio for our taping. It was easily the most intense and nerve wracking experience of my life. Anyone who knows the show or is a fan, I can tell you this - it is 100 percent legitimate. The Sharks know absolutely nothing about you until you come through those doors. You don't get a second chance to deliver your pitch - there are no "re-takes" and the negotiations you see on air real (although edited, of course). If you aren't on point, they will shred you. I wont reveal the outcome if you haven't seen it, but it's a hoot. So take a look if you are interested - we are episode 524, the third pitch. I'm Kevin, the blonde haired dude in the engineer outfit. If anyone had told me a few years ago that I would be on national television pitching my choo choo train business in a pair of overalls, I would have slugged my drink and laughed. Life is weird.
    1 point
  25. In the constellation of Cygnus, there lurks a visible force, the habitable planet of Kepler 186-f.
    1 point
  26. Well, bang goes his application, then. :bang bang: Well that was all good fun, and we all had a jolly good laugh, but I would like to assure you that you'd never be treated like that if you had an interview here at the Careers Advisory Board. Yes, yes, yes, I do follow, Mr Anchovy, but you see the snag is... if I now call Mr Chipperfield and say to him, 'look here, I've got a forty-five-year-old chartered accountant with me who wants to become a lion tamer', his first question is not going to be 'does he have his own hat? You're right. There are no lions in the Antarctic. That's ridiculous! Whoever heard of a lion in the Antarctic? Right. Lose the lion. In the snow, instead of the tree, I see Rock Hudson, and instead of the dog I see Doris Day and, gentlemen, Doris Day goes up to Rock Hudson and she kisses him There are also scenes of naked women with floppy breasts, and also at one point you can see a pair of buttocks and there's another bit where I'll swear you can see everything, but my friend says it's just the way he's holding the spear. :o Co,me on, you dogs, we have time to lose, this has gone too far. Oh, now, this is really going too far. It's only a model. Well here is a three-stage model of Tschaikowsky... here you see the legs, used for walking around, and which can be jettisoned at night ... And this is the main trunk, the power house of the whole thing, incorporating of course the naughty bits, which were extremely naughty for his time, and the whole thing is subservient to this small command module, the, as it were, head of the whole, as it were, body Quite frankly, I think the central pillar system may need strengthening a bit. I have worked all my life in such a building and have never once.... arrgghhh We was too late. The Reverend Grundy bit the ceiling.
    1 point
  27. Please, I am in no hurry for summer, but no more late freezes. I got several plants in last weekend; Tuesday night the temps plummeted. I was prepared - my dang yard looked like a Klan rally - but I still had plant casualties. :(
    1 point
  28. Well, bang goes his application, then. :bang bang: Well that was all good fun, and we all had a jolly good laugh, but I would like to assure you that you'd never be treated like that if you had an interview here at the Careers Advisory Board. Yes, yes, yes, I do follow, Mr Anchovy, but you see the snag is... if I now call Mr Chipperfield and say to him, 'look here, I've got a forty-five-year-old chartered accountant with me who wants to become a lion tamer', his first question is not going to be 'does he have his own hat? You're right. There are no lions in the Antarctic. That's ridiculous! Whoever heard of a lion in the Antarctic? Right. Lose the lion. In the snow, instead of the tree, I see Rock Hudson, and instead of the dog I see Doris Day and, gentlemen, Doris Day goes up to Rock Hudson and she kisses him There are also scenes of naked women with floppy breasts, and also at one point you can see a pair of buttocks and there's another bit where I'll swear you can see everything, but my friend says it's just the way he's holding the spear. :o Co,me on, you dogs, we have time to lose, this has gone too far. Oh, now, this is really going too far. It's only a model. Well here is a three-stage model of Tschaikowsky... here you see the legs, used for walking around, and which can be jettisoned at night ... And this is the main trunk, the power house of the whole thing, incorporating of course the naughty bits, which were extremely naughty for his time, and the whole thing is subservient to this small command module, the, as it were, head of the whole, as it were, body
    1 point
  29. Well, bang goes his application, then. :bang bang: Well that was all good fun, and we all had a jolly good laugh, but I would like to assure you that you'd never be treated like that if you had an interview here at the Careers Advisory Board. Yes, yes, yes, I do follow, Mr Anchovy, but you see the snag is... if I now call Mr Chipperfield and say to him, 'look here, I've got a forty-five-year-old chartered accountant with me who wants to become a lion tamer', his first question is not going to be 'does he have his own hat? You're right. There are no lions in the Antarctic. That's ridiculous! Whoever heard of a lion in the Antarctic? Right. Lose the lion. In the snow, instead of the tree, I see Rock Hudson, and instead of the dog I see Doris Day and, gentlemen, Doris Day goes up to Rock Hudson and she kisses him There are also scenes of naked women with floppy breasts, and also at one point you can see a pair of buttocks and there's another bit where I'll swear you can see everything, but my friend says it's just the way he's holding the spear. :o Co,me on, you dogs, we have time to lose, this has gone too far. Oh, now, this is really going too far. It's only a model.
    1 point
  30. Had a FANTASTIC phone call with my pops earlier <3 we got pretty choked up talking to each other- I miss my daddy. I'm lucky if I see him twice a year now, and it kills me daily. For once he wasn't in pain or hopped up on his meds while we talked- it was the dad I remember, before he got hurt. It was awesome. :) He and my stepmom want to go half-n-half on airline tickets so the 3 of us can visit next year. SWEET!! hahaha. Beachfront house in Florida? Yeah, I'll be in the sun all day- just set my cocktail over there by the edge of the pool, pops ;) Also, today is the 9 year anniversary of something terrible, something that nearly killed me- but today, I smile, knowing I made it through that dark tunnel. I refused to give up. I had to beat him, and I did. So f**k you, Ray. You may have tried to defeat me, but you can only take so much from a woman before she realizes her worth. You are not worth my tears any longer :)
    1 point
  31. HEARD FROM DAYLIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS!!!!!!
    1 point
  32. Hey thanks guys - yeah, it was insanely intense - but once we hopped off the train and got in front of them, I was like - okay, these are just people. Very, very rich people ;) I wanted to get some sort of Rush reference in there, actually lol - but anything with a brand or logo had to be covered with tape. I think we need a Rush themed "Fun Time Express", only without the weed since it's a kids ride ! Thanks again!!
    1 point
  33. Moving Pictures http://az520697.vo.msecnd.net/cdn/1af2acde-5a08-42c9-ae14-264246d954e8/a4752c7a-0d46-40ea-8083-0cf8b1131a13.jpg You are Moving Pictures. Your reputation precedes you. People find you refreshingly different, but not too far out for comfort. You stand out in a crowd, and even complete strangers act like they know you.
    1 point
  34. 17 April 2014 Thursday Killer Swan Man drowns after being attacked by swan http://i.imgur.com/f7n6g4g.jpg http://i.imgur.com/3AxivxB.jpg http://i.imgur.com/vXTfFnw.jpg
    1 point
  35. I mean f**k, "man cuts off his penis and jumps out of a window" would get enough clicks, don't have to stick wu tang on it
    1 point
  36. I watched The Sting last night on TV. http://www.shopdowncity.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/sting.jpg I had forgotten what a great movie it is. I think I'll buy it on BluRay.
    1 point
  37. His playing there is reminiscent of his work on Victor.
    1 point
  38. I thought it was cute and amusing.
    1 point
  39. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_post_349_width/2013/08/thor_the_dark_world.jpg
    1 point
  40. http://images.moviepostershop.com/a-fish-called-wanda-movie-poster-1988-1020195965.jpg
    1 point
  41. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuPz7cMD3qs
    1 point
  42. that being said, please do not do a metal version of emotion detector or something crazy like that.
    1 point
  43. and not really interested in an acoustic set. or a reggae or polka version of cygnus x-1 or some shit. I'm with the guy who said they should metal up the songs a bit. nothing wrong with playing something heavy.
    1 point
  44. I think it would be great to see an acoustic set. But the "return" of an acoustic set? When have they done one in the past? (I missed out on the mid '90s up through Time Machine, so...)
    1 point
  45. Not me. A magnificent snoozefest that would be. Falling asleep just imagining it. I think they should METAL those songs up.
    1 point
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