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About gudbuytjane

  • Birthday 11/17/1969

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  • Number of Rush Concerts Attended
    4
  • Last Rush Concert Attended
    Toronto: June 17, 2015
  • Favorite Rush Song
    The Garden
  • Favorite Rush Album
    (Currently) Grace Under Pressure
  • Best Rush Experience
    Meeting Geddy Lee on the street in Toronto in 1986!
  • Other Favorite Bands
    Queen, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Genesis, Tangerine Dream, The Who, David Bowie, Slade, Mott The Hoople, Sleater-Kinney, Nina SImone & many more
  • Musical Instruments You Play
    Piano, Organ, Bass, Guitars
  1. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) Yes - Close To The Edge (1972) Genesis - Selling England By The Pound (1973) Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1973) King Crimson - Red (1974) Nektar - Recycled (1975) Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975) Rush - A Farewell To Kings (1977) Gentle Giant - Playing The Fool: The Official Live (1977) Wobbler - Afterglow (2009)
  2. Noticed that too. I'm not as big a Clara hater as some are, but even I thought the Christmas episode was the right time for her to go. I thought the bit where the Doctor goes to her, and she's an old woman, was a great way to say goodbye to a companion. But it was all a dream.I haven't a clue how they're going to write her out, since she's already left the Doctor a couple of times, and she's survived dying multiple times. Agreed. I actually really like Clara with Capaldi. It's like when she stopped being a plot device (The Impossible Girl!) she became a person, and that person was actually OK and kind of engaging. Still, I thought the X-mas special was a good time to have her bow out. I think that will dilute the impact of her eventual exit.
  3. Well, it definitely is an interesting document of the times it was made in. :) Overall I think it could have been half an hour shorter, as there was just so much trippy filler. When it was on it was pretty great--the Elton John "Pinball Wizard" sequence is iconic, as was the "Eyesight To The Blind" sequence--but there was no need to write even more material for the opera. Or to have Jack Nicholson sing, for that matter. I still do listen to the soundtrack from time to time, but I remove a lot of songs from the playlist. That version of "See Me, Feel Me/Listening To You" is pretty fab.
  4. Is that violin part sampled/a backing tape?
  5. I don't have a close enough ear for drums to know this, and so drum solos tend to sound a bit confusing to me at times, but does Neil change it up in his solos at all from night to night, or is he pretty much a human drum machine? Has this changed at all over the years? Thanks!
  6. Honestly, though, I can appreciate the sentiment, but as much as I have some weird thing about Geddy going direct, I still have to admit all of that processing and modern approach to concert amplification has led to usually pretty fantastic sounding shows. Concerts in the 70's and 80's often sounded like crap, and those walls of amplifiers didn't mix down very well. There's a reason modern audience bootlegs sound so good, and recording technology is only part of it. Often shows did sound as boomy, distant, and echoey in person as they do on some unlistenable boots. Yeah...some places sounded great during soundcheck, but when the audience was in the place, it was one large piece of crap! Some bands didn't have enough power for hockey arena's! Things sound great live, and on bootleg anymore! I saw The Who in 1982 at CNE Stadium in Toronto, and it was so muffled at times we'd have to ask each other what song it was. That stadium was the converted ballpark for the Blue Jays, which still had bleachers made from the one side of the ancient football grandstand. And like Candlestick it was by water and had weird weather, and could get windy in that way that could really mess with sound. I'm glad I went, like, historically, but I have no illusions of it having been a fantastic performance.
  7. Honestly, though, I can appreciate the sentiment, but as much as I have some weird thing about Geddy going direct, I still have to admit all of that processing and modern approach to concert amplification has led to usually pretty fantastic sounding shows. Concerts in the 70's and 80's often sounded like crap, and those walls of amplifiers didn't mix down very well. There's a reason modern audience bootlegs sound so good, and recording technology is only part of it. Often shows did sound as boomy, distant, and echoey in person as they do on some unlistenable boots.
  8. I have now read both that Alex gave away his original to either Eric Johnson or that guy from Big Sugar. Then again, I think I've now read in print that La Villa Strangiato took one take, three takes, or two? So, you know, comme ci comme ├ža. It does seem to be verified that the original was a 1975, and cherry red at first, but was repainted Arctic white when it was repaired after having a speaker land on it during the Tour of The Hemispheres. I don't know what happened to it, because in the Eric Johnson version of the story someone stole it from him not long after being given it by Alex. Shrug. I found this while searching the Google for Alex doubleneck info. It's an interesting overview of doubleneck players over the years: http://www.premiergu...ti_Neck_Players
  9. Amazing. From watching the show on video I'm pretty sure they're props. And the dudes in the red coveralls are throwing those Ampeg heads around FAR too easily (or they're Olympic weightlifters in their spare time).
  10. Oh, he used it on Prelude in 1994 as well, I forgot about that. Either way, those are two songs people might be spoiled by knowing he's using it this tour. And, anyway, I'm not trying to be a jerk, people here are sensitive to spoilers, and that thread title might give it away.
  11. He's used it on several songs actually. Which ones? I've only ever known him to use it on Xanadu live.
  12. Off-topic, not to be a stickler, but the thread title could be a spoiler for some people? I mean, he's only ever used it on one song, so...
  13. I'm sure regardless of how they sound in Toronto I'll be glad I saw this tour in a few years. Sure it's just a memory, but some memories last forever get better as you get older and have a harder time recollecting things. :)
  14. On Stage never had much allure for me for this very reason. Stargazer is the best thing Rainbow did, IMO.
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