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mrvander

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About mrvander

  • Birthday 05/14/1971

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    In between the bright lights and the far unlit unknown (i.e., halfway between Chicago and Rockford.)

Music Fandom

  • Number of Rush Concerts Attended
    14
  • Last Rush Concert Attended
    Snakes & Arrows
  • Favorite Rush Song
    Just one? Hardly.
  • Favorite Rush Album
    See Favorite Song.
  • Best Rush Experience
    Listening to my 5-year old son belt out Caravan spontaneously one day because he's heard it so much from me practicing the song.
  • Other Favorite Bands
    SRV, Pink Floyd, The Who, Soundgarden, John Williams
  • Musical Instruments You Play
    I broke a gee-tar string! Now where is that darn cat?
  1. MMCXII ;) ;) ;) Best post of the entire thread!
  2. So how do we initialize 2112? 2? TT? ToT? TOOT? TTOHaT?
  3. Old people, lazy people, and inflexible people suck. So does your Mom, that's what led to you after all.
  4. I see no issue abbreviating the album titles. Those are understood on a site such as this. When people start abbreviating song titles, it gets a little annoying, unless it is extremely obvious, like FoL or TSOR. I was looking at a thread and saw MP. Had to look back a ways thru the thread to figure out they were talking about Manhattan Project. What's FoL? My thought exactly :) 19 minutes that remove all doubt as to whether the guys in Rush ever did drugs. Well, shouldn't it be TFoL? And for the record. It is way easier to type AFTK, and everyone knows what it means. When you start abbv. songs, that's when things get dicey. Maybe that's where the line is drawn then? Someone should post up a newbie-key so everyone knows PeW isn't a smelly blaster shot.
  5. I see no issue abbreviating the album titles. Those are understood on a site such as this. When people start abbreviating song titles, it gets a little annoying, unless it is extremely obvious, like FoL or TSOR. I was looking at a thread and saw MP. Had to look back a ways thru the thread to figure out they were talking about Manhattan Project. What's FoL? My thought exactly :) 19 minutes that remove all doubt as to whether the guys in Rush ever did drugs. Well, shouldn't it be TFoL?
  6. I think what the naysayers fail to see is that it's not a "don't use initializations" complaint. Rather, it's about having the common sense to know when an initialization/abbreviation is appropriate to use. Extreme arguments are no argument at all. When you type FBI, NSA or CIA, or IRS, or acronyms like RADAR - these are items in the common vernacular. To initialize any and every proper name is simply ridiculous and only proves one has no filter when writing.
  7. I don't know. Can you change your name to mister vander? I'm tired of seeing mr Well, you wouldn't know this, but those are actually my initials - not the shortened version of the word "Mister" - my first two names being Matthew Ray, hence "MR". The entire handle comes from my "LAN ID" at my workplace of 15 years which is an eight character ID for anyone working there, consisting of the first two initials and the first six characters of the last name. So it's just something I'm used to typing for over a decade. Good try, though. You do realize that this is actually twice as odious to the "hate abbreviations" crowd, right?. Sure do! Just like to keep my posts going!
  8. I do agree with this, hence that's why my title is they're getting "out of hand". I just thought I'd post when I finally saw the Necromancer as "TN". But on a Rush forum, learning a couple dozen or so common or agreed upon initializations of album titles isn't too bad, it's when EVERYTHING gets initialized to the point of uselessness. "I really like listening to S on S. C and C are both pretty good from S as well. I also really enjoy A from C. Not to be confused with A from P/G."
  9. I don't know. Can you change your name to mister vander? I'm tired of seeing mr Well, you wouldn't know this, but those are actually my initials - not the shortened version of the word "Mister" - my first two names being Matthew Ray, hence "MR". The entire handle comes from my "LAN ID" at my workplace of 15 years which is an eight character ID for anyone working there, consisting of the first two initials and the first six characters of the last name. So it's just something I'm used to typing for over a decade. Good try, though.
  10. So, maybe I'm just an old fart, but does everyone really need to initialize every Rush title/proper name instead of just typing it out? Is time so precious you can't type Clockwork Angels instead of CA or Geddy Lee instead of GL? Heck I just read a freaking post where the poster initialized The Necromancer as "TN". Really? Perhaps those doing so may one day realize it actually takes people reading these posts more time to translate WTF you mean instead of just typing like a normal human (see what i did there?)
  11. mrvander

    Rush Sucks!

    Their concerts are nothing but sausage-fests.
  12. Received a reply from Andy VanDette at Masterdisk. My question as posed to Andy (well, Masterdisk really): Response from Andy:
  13. Thanks for that. All those open notes are in parentheses - which means they are incidentals, accidentals, or ghost notes (depending on who you talk to) but essentially all mean the same thing - they aren't really "played" or if they are, they're played much softer than the surrounding notes. Knowing Alex's style, I'd venture to say he just let's those open E's ring out from the pull-offs (hence the ghost notes).
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