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  1. QUOTE (Gompers @ Apr 10 2010, 07:25 AM) QUOTE (Jaye @ Apr 9 2010, 08:00 PM) Nice work! Absolutely! Me thinks this dude has a future in research. or a past
  2. QUOTE (tel @ Apr 10 2010, 02:19 AM) tip.....get a girlfriend,go out and have some fun! already have one, spent yesterday at the beach house, and had a firepit and a few rounds of Single Malt all evening WIN!
  3. QUOTE (Andrew1 @ Apr 10 2010, 12:50 AM) ...how did you even know where to start looking? How did you know it was alchemy? I thought that science was long dead. I'm guessing that you probably have your own time machine that you invented. I'm a graphic designer, so I have a huge reference library of text styles, fonts, images and symbols (online and in print) - I recognized some of them just from familiarity. And yes, I do own a time machine, too, although I didn't use it for this project. (ps - your grandfather's name was Robert)
  4. QUOTE (shaun3701 @ Apr 9 2010, 07:54 PM) do you think they actually took all that into consideration when designing it, or did it just "look cool"? lol I'm pretty sure a great deal (if not all) of it was intentional, especially given the direct connections between some of the symbols and the band members. How much input the band had themselves, hard to guess.
  5. QUOTE (tel @ Apr 10 2010, 01:13 PM) QUOTE (tangy @ Apr 10 2010, 10:50 AM) it look like the clock spins, maybe instead of the hands moving? maybe i missed something but do we do who is doing this artwork? Is it Hugh? thats a lot of do,s do we do we doooo
  6. Remember: going to a concert isn't a competition. No one cares if you went to 'the loudest fackin concert d00d' with your ears naked. I've been to 1,000+ shows since my 1st (1984) After a severely loud show turned into permanent tinnitus (too late) I've been wearing the plugs. The sound at shows are better, and the tinnitus has not progressed. Awesome. As has been mentioned earlier in this thread, hearing loss is a sneaky sonofabitch - it's incremental, and only really lets you know you're done in AFTER it's too late. And that's true for everyone. Fact. Be smart, not deaf!
  7. QUOTE (Godeater2112 @ Apr 9 2010, 09:11 PM) Would anyone SERIOUSLY rather hear Roll the Bones again instead of a killer tune like Closer to the Heart? you're the only one binging up RTB, kid there's about a thousand songs I'd rather hear before CTTH comes back: Lakeside Park Jacob's Ladder The Weapon Kid Gloves Red Lenses Territories Middletown Dreams Open Secrets High Water Chain Lightning Available Light Cut To The Chase Vapor Trail Peaceable Kingdom - just off the top...
  8. QUOTE (mankad89 @ Apr 9 2010, 04:40 PM) QUOTE (peoplecanteatmachinefood @ Apr 9 2010, 04:21 PM) I hope not. Same. + another one what a waste of 2:53
  9. QUOTE (ReGorLaTroy @ Apr 9 2010, 06:52 PM) Thanks... ...and my wife calls me a Rush fanatic. All I have to do is show her this post and she'll finally understand that I'm not the only crazy one. Seriously, thanks, this is very interesting. ~Cheers, RGLT
  10. The Time Machine Symbols Revealed ~ by GhostWorks ~ In my research I found almost all of these in comprehensive alchemical symbol dictionaries. Here, then, are the symbols defined by their placement on the gearwheel clock (pictured below). 12 Copper 1 Sulphur 2 Annealing 3 Mercury 4 Winter 5 Zinc 6 Sun 7 Aqua 8 Oil Essence 9 Neptune 10 Gold 11 Earth http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e129/4WAT/RUSH/RUSH_symbol.jpg And now, the details: 12 O'Clock > Copper The elemental alchemy symbol for copper is also the planetary symbol for Venus. As such, this symbol embodies such characteristics as love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity. source > http://www.whats-your-sign.com/elemental-a...my-symbols.html 1 O'Clock > Sulphur Inside gold is the alchemical Sun. Inside the Sun is an active substance, sulfur. Sometimes alchemists equal sulfur with the Sun. Sulfur is the spirit of life. Sulfur is of a two-fold nature: white and red sulfur. White sulfur is the substance of the Great Work at the phase of Whiteness, and red sulfur at the stage of redness. In general sulfur is the symbol for the active principle in the Great Work. source > http://www.soul-guidance.com/houseofthesun/alchemy_5.htm 2 O'Clock > Annealing Purification by fire source > http://www.purplehell.com/riddletools/alchemy.htm Also of note: Geddy Lee (Leo) - Leo's element is fire 3 O'Clock > Mercury ...alchemists would heat elemental mercury with nitric acid to prepare mercuric oxide. The reaction produced a thick red vapor which hovered over the surface of the solution, while the mercuric oxide precipitated and fell to the bottom of the liquid in the form of bright red crystals. Mercury was believed to transcend the liquid and solid states. The belief carried over into other areas, as mercury was thought to transcend life/death and heaven/earth. source > http://chemistry.about.com/od/alchemicalsy...a/alchemyhg.htm Also of note: Mercury is the ruling planet of Virgo (both Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart are Virgos) 4 O'Clock > Winter An old Germanic time sign for winter... source > http://www.symbols.com/encyclopedia/06/0615.html 5 O'Clock > Zinc (AL) Philosophers' wool, or nix alba (white snow) was zinc oxide made by burning zinc in air. source > http://www.ancient-symbols.com/alchemy_symbols.html 6 O'Clock > Sun (or Gold*) Often interchangeable - many reference guides show multiple symbols for both and/or same symbols with either name. I'm assuming Sun is what was intended in this case, as Gold is assuredly the 10 O' Clock symbol. - gw Also of note: Geddy Lee (Leo) - Leo's ruling 'planet' is the Sun 7 O'Clock > Aqua or Aquarius Water, of course. 8 O'Clock > Oil Essence Spagyric is a name given to the production of herbal medicines using alchemical procedures. These procedures involve fermentation, distillation and the extraction of mineral components from the ash of the plant. These processes were in use in medieval alchemy generally for the separation and purification of metals from ores (see Calcination), and salts from brines and other aqueous solutions. source > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spagyric 9 O'Clock > Neptune (also Nirvana) Neptune, the planet of deception and spiritual enlightenment, rules the oppressed and abandoned: the misfits of society. On a higher level he rules visionaries, and those who are glamorous and charismatic. Neptune represents spirituality, mysticism, and ideals. source > http://www.astrologycom.com/neptune.html Also: ...Neptune is also supposed to rule plants used for the purpose of intoxication, such as Indian hemp, i.e. marijuana, the coca bush, the opium poppy, the peyote cactus, and the psilocybine mushroom. Anatomically thy symbol rules such bodily functions as the pineal glands and those parts of the nervous system that are sensitive to psychic impulses and related to the aura. Everything with boundaries that are in one way or another undefined or unclear is ruled by this planet, for instance, gases, dreams, fantasy, vague hunches, etc. It is the symbol for escapism, drug intoxication, and glamour, as well as for high ideals and ideal love. source > http://www.symbols.com/encyclopedia/05/057.html 10 O'Clock > Gold Gold is one of the seven metals of alchemy (gold, silver, mercury, copper, lead, iron & tin). For the alchemist, it represented the perfection of all matter on any level, including that of the mind, spirit, and soul. The symbol for gold could also be used to represent the sun in astrology. source > http://www.alchemylab.com/dictionary.htm 11 O'Clock > Earth Earth is one of the Four Elements of alchemy. Earth in the alchemical sense carries the archetypal properties of manifestation, birth, and material creation. source > www.alchemylab.com/dictionary.htm ...earth was associated with dry, cold, and melancholy. http://chemistry.about.com/od/periodictableelements/ig/Alchemy-Symbols/Earth---Alchemy-Symbol.htm Also of note: both Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart are Virgos - Virgo's element is Earth And: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e129/4WAT/RUSH/RUSH_symbollogo.jpg The symbol in the Rush logo itself (the letter 'U') is actually the alchemical symbol for Amalgamation. "a mixture, merger or consolidation" and "amalgamation combines mercury and another element..." Also of note: Mercury = Virgo = Peart & Lifeson and Sun = Leo = Lee (so another nod to the 'togetherness' of the band etc.) ... you're welcome.
  11. #1. > Xanadu (colossal - I go back & forth between this and LVS as my favorite) #2. > La Villa Strangiato (far, far and away their best instrumental) #3. > Natural Science (although Rush have worn out its welcome live, it's still a monster studio track) #4. > The Camera Eye (I love the atmosphere of this song from beginning to end) #5. > Hemispheres (the most ridiculous technical mythological screech fiction song I've ever heard - phenomenal) #6. > By-Tor and the Snow Dog (the original - neck and neck with Hemispheres for me) #7. > The Necromancer (despite ripping off The Who for the end bit, a fun ride and one of Alex's finest moments throughout) #8. > Cygnus X-1 (used to be top three, but has aged poorly, and sounds rather plodding and dated in places) * I count both TFOL and 2112 as song suites - the others above are complete songs, so it's not really a fair comparison as such: #1. > The Fountain of Lamneth (clearly superior to 2112 in every way) #10. > 2112 (the silly, ham-fisted result of Rush 'trying too hard' to create an epic - I have no use for it)
  12. QUOTE (TullSkull @ Apr 8 2010, 09:49 AM) ...and I really like to know the dates... pfthfhthft! talk about taking all the fun out of it think of the thrill you're missing! I spend all Summer showing up to venues on the day of show and hoping Rush is playing that night... and on those rare occasions when they are? so !!!! [you should def. try it]
  13. However - if you don't want to know what's on tap for the setlist etc., what the hell are you doing on an OCD fanboi messageboard about that very band? Case in point: I felt like going 'retro' in 2007, so I didn't want to know the setlist for the 1st leg of the S&A tour. Guess what? I stayed away from Rush messageboards until the show. Fans are excited and want to talk about what's going on - if you don't want to have your experience ruined, stay away. It's an incredibly simple and effective technique.
  14. QUOTE (tick @ Apr 8 2010, 08:50 AM) Is whats in my signature considered a spoiler? If it is I will remove it. Technically, it is.
  15. QUOTE (PuppetKing2112 @ Apr 8 2010, 08:11 AM) The only que$tion mark for me i$ that they have $aid many time$ in recent year$ that they alway$ rehear$e TCE and don't enjoy playing it live. Maybe they've had a change of opinion, but I don't know. ^ $$ fixed $$
  16. QUOTE (KillerInstinct @ Apr 6 2010, 08:21 PM) QUOTE (proudlyrushian @ Apr 6 2010, 08:13 PM) QUOTE (ADesignForRush @ Apr 6 2010, 07:06 PM) QUOTE (KillerInstinct @ Apr 7 2010, 01:57 AM) I will buy a six-pack of Red Bull and stay up until the counter is finished I want to be there when it says 21:12:00.... I am a saddo... Funny, that's what I was thinking. Screenshot, anyone? That would be epic. Let's commission someone to stake it out. woohoo! http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e129/4WAT/RUSH/04072010_0948AM.jpg [^ that will 'actually' occur tomorrow... 9:48 AM EST Wednesday, April 7]
  17. Not a Rover. Not a Hillman. I'll fess up when you guys call 'uncle'...
  18. damn... I seem to be picking the tough stuff! hint: the company was established in the late 1800's, produced their first car in 1901, and the last car produced with the marque pictured was in the 70's
  19. It is not. But you're on the right coast.
  20. I think Dream Theater has become a relevant and exciting band from their third album on
  21. http://millennium-thisiswhoweare.net/images/dvd_boxes/Millennium_Complete_small.jpg Millennium - The Complete DVD Collection Peerless.
  22. Right! I'll get out of the 30's for this one: pretty rare! http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e129/4WAT/VARIED/1951_Cottshaw_Earl_Peiken_coupe2.jpg
  23. QUOTE (Jack Aubrey @ Mar 30 2010, 02:54 PM) QUOTE (ghostworks @ Mar 30 2010, 02:53 PM) ^ an Oldsmobile, no doubt... ...a 1962 F-85 Jetfire! Holy cow! He's out of the "CP is down" thread! I fell like I've sighted Elvis or something. and you quoted my "guess" to boot...
  24. http://www.kitfoster.com/images/2005-10-26_JetfireV8Web-Large.jpg A JETFIRE?
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