Site indices

Previous Issue <-> Next Issue

Precedence: bulk
To: rush_mailing_list
Subject: 06/11/91 - The National Midnight Star #259

**   ____     __           ___ ____   ___        ___       **
**    /  /_/ /_     /\  / /__/  /  / /  / /\  / /__/ /     **
**   /  / / /__    /  \/ /  /  /  / /__/ /  \/ /  / /___   **
**                                                         **
**                    __            ___       ____         **
**        /\  /\   / /  \  /\  / / /  _  /__/  /           **
**       /  \/  \ / /___/ /  \/ / /___/ /  /  /            **
**                                                         **
**                  ____ ____  ___  ___                    **
**                 /__    /   /__/ /__/                    **
**                ____/  /   /  / /  \                     **

          The National Midnight Star, Number 259

                  Tuesday, 11 June 1991
Today's Topics:
      Re: 06/06/91 - The National Midnight Star #254
        06/10/91 - The National Midnight Star #258
                       Red Tidbits
           You know you're a Rush fan when ...
                    Stuff since-passed

Subject: Administrivia
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 91 16:14:53 EDT
From: RUSH Fans Digest Manager 

Just a couple of things; there are a couple of new image files in the
'rush/images' directory; a reworking of the gif of "The Pass" in a few
different renderings.  Also, a a partial transcription of the tourbook
from the _2112_ tour has been placed in the 'rush/special' directory.
See the "CONTENTS" file in the apropriate directory.



Subject: Re: 06/06/91 - The National Midnight Star #254
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 91 18:35:05 WET
From: Moschops 

/* On Jun 6 At  6:35pm,
/* The Very Excellent : Andy Douglass
/* Rambled on about : Epic Songs

*/For Example, Imagine this, see here, etc, etc...
*/   1. The Lord of the Rings
*/   -Tolkie deserves more recognition among todays youth. His works have
*/    captivated millions. Wouldn't it be great if the boys could give us
*/    that story, along with a kick ass bass line...

The Lord of the Rings would make a truely excellent song - Mind you
it would probably be a long ( I mean > 50mins ) they would be going
to Operatic proportions with it.

*/   2. Dune
*/   -Not that great of a movie, but a great book. Neil could stick in a few
*/    messages about the dangers of drug addiction as well as presenting us
*/    with an exciting and intriguing tale.(sorry if I'm losing some of you.
*/    read the book! :')

Dune has got a good Sci-Fi feel to it ( I thought the film was quite good )
never read the book.

[ The book made the movie look feeble, IMHO.  It's just too great an epic
  to do well on screen.                                           :rush-mgr ]

Try this one.

        How about the Legend of Camelot - you know King Arthur and that


        Neuromancer by William Gibson - If you haven't read this one
do yourself a favour and go buy it tommorrow...!!

Oh BTW I want to kill the presenters of "New Music"!!!



 I Don't Believe in Love, I never have I never Will
 I Don't Believe in Love, I'll Just pretend she never was real
 I Don't Believe in Love, I need to forget her face I see it still
 I Don't Believe in Love, It's never worth the pain that you feel

 Mike O'Donnell - - Thames Poly - London


Date: Mon, 10 Jun 91 23:20:03 edt
From: "Dylan Kaufman" 
Subject: 06/10/91 - The National Midnight Star #258

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 91 12:52:11 EDT
Troy Karhoff wrote about SPARC sounds

	I successfully ftp'ed the audio files from Sounds
pretty good. I would like to thank the people responsible for sampling and
storing these files for public use. I would encourage anyone with a SPARC
station to ftp these to your machine.

Anyone know if it's possible to play sparc sounds on an IBM? ;)  I'm
sure they wouldn't be as good without some kind of extra sound
capabilities... like a sound blaster or a self-constructed one...

[ On a related topic, are these playable on a NeXT machine?  Can they
  be translated into a format NeXTs can understand?  Ed?  :-)
                                                             :rush-mgr ]

-<>Dylan<>-                     MA EMT-M, CA EMT-1A, BEMCo 107
Dylan Kaufman 			Major in Computer Science	Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
------<< Support your local Emergency Medical Services >>-------
One can never have too much RAM or too much disk space.
			-- Ancient American Proverb, c. 1980


Date: Tue, 11 Jun 91 11:01:02 EDT
From: (Gregg Jaeger)
Subject: Red Tidbits

Hello Everyone,

I was just sniffing around in the early 80's of the digest and noticed
some nice discussions about ``Red Tide'' (check 'em out!). No-one seems
to have given an interpretation of ``Let us not go gently into the endless
winter night''. It seems to me Neil is talking about a nuclear holocaust
because what would be more of an endless winter night than a `nuclear
winter' (a post-nuclear-war environmental hypothesis championed by
Carl Sagan and others). What do you think?


Gregg Jaeger    ( ``Dedicated to the investigation of the
Dept. of Physics                      philosophical problems of quantum theory
Boston University, Boston MA 02215    and the promotion of individualism.''


Subject: You know you're a Rush fan when ...
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 91 14:04:27 EDT
From: Christopher A. Briggs 

 > ... you hear a clap of rolling thunder and say "And the meek shall
 inherit the earth."

"Hear the echoes of the centuries
 Power isn't all that money buys"


Date:         Tue, 11 Jun 91 15:17:16 CDT
From: The Neck Romancer 
Subject:      Stuff since-passed

Hi, I've got a few comments on the Red Barchetta ending and also women
and Rush.  (I know . . . let's wear out something, eh.)

But first, I want to say, "I finally bought Chronicles to finish my
Rush CD collection, and I'm working on the Exit...Stage Left video."

Now--I know everyone has their opinions, but I love everything about
Red Barchetta.  For one thing, it is sometimes a sweet, beautiful
piece, and other times (like after the solo) it is energetic and
trashing.  I think they built the song conciously to fit the feeling
of riding in a car.  I recently experimented with this in the country,
which is about 100 feet away in any direction.  Let me tell you, you
have to try going for a drive with MP blasting.  Hell, why not do it
every week.  (wink, wink)

The subject of Rush and women brought to mind something that Harry
Anderson said in his role as Judge Harold T. Stone in probably one
of the first Night Court episodes:  "I own every record Mel Torme
ever made...I'm going to marry the girl that's impressed by that."
I know precisely how he feels.  Well, ladies, did you notice my
earlier statement?  ;-)

That's enough feeling lonely for now.  I think I'll go and try to
find the ESL video somewhere near Middletown.  (I think I was the
best friend who was far away...and still am.)

Craig Rindy   mv012791@ndsuvm1.bitnet
Harry had just gained a little of her respect.
   Miss Wagner:  It would be an honor to call you...Harry.
   Judge Stone:  ...And it's fortunate I have that name.
BTW, is there only one person here in the upper midwest?


To submit material to The National Midnight Star, send mail to:

For administrative matters (additions, deletions, changes, and 
questions), send mail to:    or

There is now anonymous ftp access available on Syrinx.  The network
address to ftp to is:       or

When you've connected, userid is "anonymous", password is .
Once you've successfully logged on, change directory (cd) to 'rush'.

There is also a mail server available (for those unable or unwilling to
ftp).  For more info, send email with the subject line of HELP to:

These requests are processed nightly.  Use a subject line of MESSAGE to
send a note to the server keeper or to deposit a file into the archive.

The contents of The National Midnight Star are solely the opinions and 
comments of the individual authors, and do not necessarily reflect the 
opinions of the authors' management, or the mailing list management.

Copyright The Rush Fans Mailing List, 1991.

Editor, The National Midnight Star
(Rush Fans Mailing List)

End of The National Midnight Star Number 259

Previous Issue <-> Next Issue