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          The National Midnight Star, Number 120

                Thursday, 6 December 1990
Today's Topics:
              Alex Lifeson in Gowan's video
                     musician buffet
                      Doctor Peart?
                    Who is Max Webster
                         HYF art

Date:  5 Dec 90  9:11 -0600
Subject: Alex Lifeson in Gowan's video

>X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (7.0.4 1/31/90)

	The subject says it all (although for some reason the Digest
keeps interpreting my Subject: lines as "none" at the top of the Digest.  Mgr?

[ Gee, looks fine to me!  And I didn't do anything!               :rush-mgr ]

Anyway, Alex Lifeson makes a cameo appearance in Gowan's latest video,
"Lost Brotherhood", playing along to the guitar solo.   Not really a
great video, and most fans can do without seeing this appearance.

Kerry Yackoboski 	
The Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Laboratory in the Cellar
U of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada


Date: Wed, 5 Dec 90 13:02:00 -0500
From: (Robert J. Friedman III)
Subject: musician buffet

Good day, eh?

     Last issue someone asked whether any of the boys had "mixed and
matched" with musicians from any other progressive rock groups.
Well, I've mentioned the "Lost Brotherhood" album by Larry Gowan
before, but I guess I'd better tell you who's on it.  Tony Levin,
that bald bad bard of bass of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel's band
(and Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, John Lennon, Robbie Robertson, ABWH, etc.)
played bass and stick.  One of his colleagues from Peter Gabriel's
band, drummer Jerry Marrotta plies his trade.  And of course our favorite
axeman Alex adds his special touch.  They work very well together.  The
album is very slick, but quite popish in its orientation.  Despite its
pop leanings I would suggest it to anyone.
     Also, Neil played on one of Jeff Berlin's albums.  Berlin has played
with almost as many people as Tony Levin i.e. Bill Bruford (King Crimson,
Yes, ABWH), Frank Zappa, and Kazumi Watanabe (also with Bruford).
Granted, these people may not be well known, but they are the backbones
of many of progressive rock's "biggest" names.

     Now I'd like to talk about sampling, bunnies, rap, broken strings,
pentagrams, rap, religion, sampling, Neil's favorite flavor of ice cream,
bunnies...  Agreed! It gets tiresome, But if you are no longer interested
in these subjects (or dont consider them "worthy" of TNMS) then do what
I do --DON'T READ THEM!!  Quite frankly, I'll talk about anything I feel
like.  So let everybody put in their $0.02 without getting so grumpy
about it! Sheeesh!
                                    -Bob Friedman

"Those who know what's best for us must rise to save us from ourseves!"
                           -extremely pertinent Rush quote.


Date: Wed, 5 Dec 90 13:45:39 -0600
From: Jason C Freedman 
Subject: Doctor Peart?

     Yesterday in the NMS someone mentioned that Neil has some sort of
graduate (or even bachelor's) degrees, just thought I'd clear this up.
According to Mr. Peart himself in a recent interview (unfortunately
I'm at work and can't think of which one) not only does Neil not have
a graduate degree, but he was in fact, a high school dropout!!!
Just goes to show that degrees are somewhat meaningless.

If you think about it, when could he have had the time to go to college?
As I understand it, he left high school around 16, went to England to
be a musician, failed, and came back to be in everyone's favorite group!
I suppose that my info could be wrong so if anyone knows something I
don't let me know.

That's all, nothing else.
Jason Freedman  (
ORQ:  "It's true that love can change us - but never quite enough"


Date: Wed, 5 Dec 90 17:48 EST
Subject: Who is Max Webster

Well who is Max Webster?

[ To summarize, and hopefully abort a flood of responses:  Max Webster is
  a Canadian band whose members are friends with the guys in Rush.  M.W.
  used to tour with and open for Rush in the late 70's and early 80's.
  Rush plays on one of M.W.'s albums, in a song called "Battlescar"; the
  lyricist for M.W. co-wrote "Tom Sawyer" with Neil.  There are more details
  in the FAQL, the most recent copy being in Digest # 116.        :rush-mgr ]


Date: Wed, 5 Dec 90 15:10:34 PST
From: (Ron Zasadzinski)
Subject: HYF art

In reading through the 11/30 posting of Frequently Asked Questions
about Rush I noticed that one "hold you fire" symbol was missing from
the list. Namely, in one of the upper right hand windows of the right
hand most apartment building you can see part of the head and crown
of the Statue of Liberty who we all know holds a burning torch in
her right hand.

[ Hear that, Dan?  :-)  Update time?                         :rush-mgr ]

-Ron Zasadzinski


Date: Wed, 05 Dec 90 22:59:32 EST

Wouldnt it be neat if RUSH came to play at the Cole Feild House at the
University of Maryland College Park? I think so...and im sure alot of
Maryland rush fans do to...after all this is the home of the Temples of Syrinx
and the National Midnight Star!

I wonder if we could somehow pull this off (or is this just hopeful dreaming).
Id be happy to assist in anyway possible and I wouldnt mind some input on this.

thanx...and May the force be with you.


[ It would be great, but not bloody likely...                     :rush-mgr ]


Date: Thu, 6 Dec 90 08:45:41 EST
From: Sh'r'ldana 

     Adam ( and I have gotten hold of a source
for (shhhh) boots.  The list we've gotten is about 15 pages long, and
cover everyone from AC/DC to Yes.  I won't reproduce the entire list
here for spacial reasons, but anyone who is interested can mail either
of us and we'll send it to you.  What I will reproduce is the list of
Rush boots, and the names of the groups that are on the list.

Date      Description                                 Source Time/Cond
1973      Demos "You Can't Fight It, Not Fade Away      LP     10/Ex-
11-?-74   Convocation Hall - Toronto, Canada            LP     35/Vg+
11-18-74  Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio              LP     50/Vg+
12-5-74   Electric Ladyland Studios - New York City, NY LP     45/Ex
6-25-75   Massey Hall - Toronto, Canada                 AU     55/Vg+
5-30-76   Nelson Center - Washington DC                 SB     75/Vg+
6-2-77    Free Trade Hall - Manchester, England         AU     90/Ex-
11-12-77  The Paladium - New York City, NY              FM     85/Vg+
5-22-79   Chateau Neuf - Oslo, Norway                   SB     85/Vg+
8-31-79   Hara Arena - Dayton, Ohio (Soundcheck)        AU     60/Vg+
9-8-79    Alpine Valley - East Troy, Wisconsin          AU     85/Vg+
3-16-80   St. Louis, Missouri                           LP     75/Ex-
1981      Los Angeles, California                       AU     15/Vg+
5-?-81    Montreal Forum - Montreal, Canada             CD     55/Ex
5-?-81    Montreal Forum - Montreal, Canada             VI     55/Ex
12-20-81  Hartford Civic Center - Hartford, Connecticut AU     90/Vg+
1982      Interview (3)                                 LP     10/Ex-
1983      Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto, Canada          LP     60/Vg+
3-30-83   Riverfront Coliseum - Cincinnati, Ohio        AU    120/Vg+
1988      Interview (Alex)                              LP     30/Ex-
4-10-88   Hara Arena - Dayton, Ohio                     AU    115/Vg+
1990      Sacramento, California (Geddy Interview)      FM     15/Ex
4-22-90   Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, New York         AU    120/Ex-
4-24-90   Philadelphia Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA      AU    125/Ex-
4-25-90   Meadowlands - New Jersey                      AU     85/Vg

Other Groups Available
AC/DC, Aerosmith, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Jon Anderson, Asia,
Beatles, Jeff Beck Group, Pat Benetar, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Eric
Clapton, Alice Cooper, Cream, Deep Purple, Dio, The Doors, Eagles,
Faster Pussycat, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Greatful Dead, Guns-N-Roses,
Roy Harper, Heart, Jimi Hendrix, Iron Maiden, Jethro Toll, Joan Jett,
Judas Priest, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, Yngwie Malmsteen,
Marillion, Steve Miller, Montrose, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Jimi
Page (Soundtracks, Arms, Special Appearances, The Firm, Outrider Tour,
Pre-Zeppelin), Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Robert Plant, Queen, Queensryche,
Randy Rhoads, Rolling Stones, Runaways, Santana, Scorpions, Rod
Stewart, Billy Squier, U-2, Van Halen, Roger Waters, Whitesnake, The
Who, Yardbirds, Yes, and Tony Iommi And Lita Ford.

Source Codes             Quality Codes
TV- Television           Ex= Excellent
FM- Radio Broadcast      Vg= Very Good
VI- Video                G= Good
CD- Compact Disk         F= Fair
LP- Bootleg Album
AU- Audience Recording
SB- Soundboard/Mixing Desk | "Tough times demand tough hearts, demand tough    |  thoughts, demand tough songs,
			  |  Demand!" -Rush
 WSU doesn't approve of anything I do, but that hasn't stopped me yet.


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