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          The National Midnight Star, Number 603

                 Monday, 25 January 1993
Today's Topics:
                      CD inclusions
            whipping up the bootleg mania ...
                  Inclusions for NMS CD
                    Rush to your town?
                 Subject: Rush on UK TV.
               RE: Matt + Gangster of Boots
               Re:  Rushing the song a bit
                   Post being submitted
                      NMS bootleg CD
                   Title for the NMS CD
                          NMS CD
            Guess what I have for the NMS CD?!
                 Rush/Zeppelin/Van Halen
               The "Rush in Seattle" rumor
            NMS cd Names and Cover Suggestions
               Heartfelt hellos and inquiry
                 Special Edition T-Shirts
                      NMS CD detail
                   First Post puor moi
                      Boots & Pucks
            Re: CD Cover, title and whatnot...
                        NMS Shirts
      Re: 01/21/93 - The National Midnight Star #601
                      Poetry by Neil

Date: Mon, 25 Jan 93
From: rush-mgr 
Subject: Administrivia

There will be two digests today, the FAQ part 1 will be out later. I am
including the "diff" file at the end of the 3rd part of the FAQ, which
should be out on Wed. And if you're going to upload anything to the
rush/incoming directory, PLEASE send e-mail to me even if you did mention it
on the list! Thanks.

- rush-mgr


Date: Fri, 22 Jan 93 18:56:00 -0500
From: ba080@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Jim B. Stevenson)
Subject: CD inclusions

Hiyas all

	I've got a quick idea for something to add to the NMS CD.  How
about putting some live material from CoS?  I, and several of my friends,
have been looking and sending Email EVERYWHERE with 0 responses...we'd
love to hear ANYthing from the Down the Tubes Tour, and I'm sure there's
lots of you reading this that would too.  I can only imagine how The
Necromancer & Lamneth would sound live...

	Well, just a little somethin to think about.



[][][]  []  []  [][][]  []     ba080@cleveland.Freenet.Edu |"Why are we here?
[]      []  []  []____  []____   Jim `SnowDog' Stevenson   | Because we're
[]      []  []  ~~~~[]  []~~[] HAIL DIRK,LERXST,AND PRATT! | here!
[]      [][][]  [][][]  []  [] "Nowhere is the dreamer..." | Roll dem bones!"


Date: 22 Jan 93 21:18:18 EST
From: Bruce Holtgren <70724.1622@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: whipping up the bootleg mania ...

My few hundred pesos' worth of input on the subject of the Great
NMS CD Boot Project:

1. Best idea: "Gangster of Boots" as the title. This is
*perfect*! Just obscure enough to confuse the masses, but
something that all us die-hard phreaks will understand
perfectly. And the band would love it (see below).

2. Worst idea: Crediting contributors by name on the CD or the
insert. Gee, folks - while we're at it, why don't we make it
REALLY convenient for the G-men and record companies, and provide
all our addresses and phone numbers as well?? :) Seriously - dump
this one. Best go with handles and aliases, if anything - and the
more obscure, the better.

3. And now for something completely different: If we really love
the band as much as we all say we do, we should consider sending
them (anonymously, of course) any income from this project that
exceeds the costs. It might not amount to much, but at least our
integrity would remain intact, and it would prove we're not in it
for profit. (And we could throw in a free copy of the CD - they'd
have to be highly amused by the GOB title.)

4. Another idea altogether: Any enthusiasm out there for
compiling a collection of *video* Rush rarities? I'm thinking of
such things as:

  ** Production videos that haven't been released, only shown on
     EmpTV (the FAQ lists several of these, from "Anthem" to
     "Roll the Bones").
  ** Unreleased concert footage (just a handful of truly
     *quality* pieces, preferably of truly interesting/rare
  ** Any decent interviews from over the years.
  ** The best from _Exit Stage Left_, which is no longer in
  ** Miscellaneous Rush-related material. (For example, I'm
     pretty sure I have a copy of the original SCTV "National
     Midnight Star" sketch. And it would be easy to get things
     like the "Telegram for Mongo" scene from "Blazing Saddles.")

If there's any indication that:  a) there's a lot of interest in
this, AND  b) there's enough material and willing contributors to
make a decent compilation, I'd consider tackling the task of
putting it together. (I have hi-fi stereo dubbing capabilities,
but would gladly yield to anyone with more sophisticated editing
equipment than a couple of VCRs.) I would probably be willing to
provide copies of the final product to anyone willing to cough up
a blank videotape and a couple of bucks for the postage.

Thoughts? Further suggestions? Looking forward to hearing them ...



Date: Fri, 22 Jan 93 11:20:12 EST

>It seems that the original title of "Force Ten" was "Force
>of Hand". I'll bet they changed the title when they decided
>to make it the last addition to the CD (I heard it was the
>tenth one added).

True.  They were forced to come up with a tenth song for the album.


From: "Allan Hirt" 
Subject: Inclusions for NMS CD
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 93 0:55:22 EST

Here's a few things that would be worthy of the NMS CD:
1. Geddy doing  "Get Ready" from 'Standing In the Shadows of Motown',
the tribute to James Jamerson.  It's Geddy playing the bass line along

2. The two tracks Neil plays on on Jeff Berlin's CD "Champion"
("Marabi" and "Champion")

Just my $.02
Also, I'd like to see all of "Hemispheres" live and "Natural Science"

*  Allan Hirt                             *
*                                         *
*                                 "On board I'm the captain, so climb aboard" *
*                                                            - Dennis DeYoung *


Date: 23 Jan 1993 00:56:38 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Rush to your town?

I was just skimming TNMS, so I don't know who asked this (although, I think you
were from Winnipeg)..
  A good way to get Rush to come to your town is (yes!) ...A PETITION!!
Shortly after Rush wandered through Oklahoma here, they played a date in Lubbock
Texas, not exactly a huge city.  I didn't actually go, but my roommate's cousin
(how's that for a distant relative?) did, and he said he actually signed the
petition.  I don't know how they started it, or who they sent it to when they 
had the signatures (I would guess either Anthem Entertainment, or SRO 
Management), but it worked.  And the place sold out in under an hour, I was 
told, although it probably wasn't a huge venue.
  Good luck!!


Date: Sat, 23 Jan 93 07:05 GMT
From: Cyber Surfer 
Subject: Subject: Rush on UK TV.


> Cyber Surfer asked if Rush had ever been on UK TV. The answer is yes. Apart
> from Spirit of Radio and Tom Sawyer being on Top of the Pops, Central TV
> (Midlands) showed the Grace Under Pressure Vid late at night in 1988, not
> much but the band have been on.
> Martin

Thanks. How could I have missed them? Well, I don't watch much late
night TV, unless it's a film or comedy. Which music prog was that in

To: Dominic Binks 

> Rush were on Whistle Test about the time Power Windows - An interview
> with Alex Lifeson (although they didn't play live) and they showed The
> Big Money video - and what's more - I missed it (FUME - I Still FUME).

Now I'm FUMEing with you. :-( I shall have to look more closely at
the TV listings, there must be something I'm missing. As your msg
confirms, The Old Grey was one of the best, and it still is, RIP.

Martin Rodgers @ CIX


Date: Sat, 23 Jan 93 00:33:37 CST
From: "Aaron White" 
Subject: RE: Matt + Gangster of Boots

I think matt's really on to something with this last suggestion for our CD

but I do have a suggested title:  how about...
> "The Gangster of Boots"

when I read it, I cracked up...and like the quote on the shirts, the play on
the title would not be apparent to non-die-hard-Rushians...I LIKE IT !!!

  BTW:  Bruins Rule !!!! :)


Aaron White                 
      "Druish princesses are often attracted to money and power,
          and I have both...and you know it" --Dark Helmet
              "Life sucks and then ceases to exist" --me


Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1993 13:14:58 -0600 (CST)
From: MuffinHead 
Subject: Re:  Rushing the song a bit (Schwenke Roger Wyckoff) typed:

>    I don't want to burst anybodys hemespheres, but whatever song it
>was that is at a slightly higher pitch, is probably that way because
>they decided it was too slow and simply sped  up the multi-track
>recorder when they mixed it down to the master.

   I seriously doubt highly skilled musicians and recording engineers
would adjust the tape speed to "fix" the tempo. My theories:

-Some lunk-head bumped the switch that enabled the speed control.

-They tuned everything higher to mess with our minds.

-They mastered it at a higher speed so crazed fans on mailing lists would talk
 endlessly about it, forming theories and thinking they have an inside
 brotherhood with the three they affectionately call The Boyz.

Muff :)
___________________________________________________________________________          -=<*>=-    


Date: 23 Jan 1993 21:32:23 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Post being submitted

Hi, Guys (&Gals):
	First time I've got something to say, so here 'tis:
	I like the idea of the 'drawer' as a cover for the CD.  For
that, I'd buy it (which means that if anything ever comes of this
venture, put me on the list to notify).
	All The World's a Stage: Shakespear manuscript
	Exit...Stage Left: Snagglepuss (or whoever it was) doll
	A Show of Hands: some thing to represent voting

	Anybody know what Rushs opinion on boots is?

[after reading #602...]
>NEway, I would hope that *our* little CD would reflect the spirit of
>the NMS...  that it would be a thoughtful sortof tribute both to
>The Boyz and to the 1500+ NMSers around the world.  IMO, we should hold
>ourselves to the same creative and intelligent standards set by Neil,
>Alex, and Geddy when they prepare their art for us.

	And I do like the humor of 'The Gangster of Boots' -



Date: Sat, 23 Jan 93 21:34:13 -0800
From: (Chris Michael)
Subject: NMS bootleg CD

Hi Rush fans!

  Well, it looks like the boys are going back into writing and
recording mode again!  It looks like the NMS bootleg CD is
happening afterall, but I feel compelled to share a few thoughts
on the subject!  Basically, I don't think an "unofficial",
(illegal), CD is such a good idea, for several reasons.  I would
feel a lot better if it was done as a true fan record, with the
approval of Rush.  Many other bands have done this for their
fans.  But if it happens, well, it happens!

  To set the tone for the rest of this post, I want to say that
if somebody wants to make a bootleg CD, fine!  I can't stop them
and I'm not going out of my way to try.  I'm not putting myself
on any pillar of righteousness, I just want to put a little
advice on the table.  I don't want to start another long, boring
thread, or a flame war, or take any heat from anybody.  This
isn't the biggest issue in the universe, but I think it's worth

  Basically, I'm a little concerned about all the recent talk
about the making of illegal bootleg CDs.  This kind of thing is
much more serious than discreetly trading a few live tapes with a
friend.  I think that we really have to draw the line at this
point.  It would be a really bad idea to start distributing
illegal CDs over the Internet.  It runs the risk of getting the
entire Rush mailing list shut down.

  I have made contributions for Rush fans on the Internet now for
over 9 years.  I worked very hard on this, and I even contributed
my own tourdate listing and discography to the NMS listings.
Besides the risk to the NMS, the main reason for my concern about
the recent NMS bootleg CD project is that I think this type of
thing erodes Rush's respect for all organized fanclubs,
newsletters, and fans, in general.  I have heard from contacts
close to the band that they get very upset by the production and
sale of Bootleg CDs, (more than most bands do).  Rush perceives
this not as a tribute to them, or as a respectful gesture, but
more like obscene gesture.

  I don't think this CD business reflects the true spirit of the
Rush mailing list, and of truly loyal fans.  If fans really care
about Geddy, Neil, and Alex, as well as each other, then they
must understand their responsibility to them.  Someone mentioned
that it didn't seem like a good idea to mention any names in the
liner notes of the CD insert, so Rush can't connect it to the
NMS.  If this is the case, then isn't this proof that making a
bootleg CD is somehow a wrong thing to do?  That it could
possibly hurt the band in some way?

  I know I may sound unenthusiastic, but it's time somebody said
all this boring stuff, for the record, (no pun intended!).  Even
though listening to a bootleg CD may be enjoyable, buying,
selling and making a bootleg CD really IS wrong!  (And it's not
so enjoyable if you paid $45 for a terrible sounding recording!).
 Aside from being illegal, it's disrespectful to the band, (most
of you musicians should agree with me here).  What's worse is
that much of the material proposed for the NMS CD comes from
copyrighted sources, like promo records and material from other
 artists, (ie Platinum Blonde, Max Webster, Larry Gowan, etc).
This is NOT bootlegging.  It's called PIRACY, and it's serious
stuff!  You can already buy all these promos and LPs at stores
and through Goldmine magazine anyway, and best of all, it's
really fun to collect them!

  The live material proposed for the CD seems to contain a lot of
rough, unfinished material that Rush would feel embarassed to
have the public hear again.  Is Rush likely to perform many more
live demos if they think they might end up as a bootleg CD at a
fleamarket?  Putting this stuff out on CD doesn't seem like a
very nice thing to do to such a great group of guys like Rush.

  I could get into a lot of boring legal talk about the fines and
prison sentences imposed by the 1981 Piracy and Counterfeiting
 Act, or about the rules of the Internet, but it's not worth
wasting everybody's time.  I could mention a whole bunch of scary
details like the court trial in Quebec, where Rush successfully
prosecuted the guy who made the "Rush Around the World" boot, and
a few similar stories from over the years.  That stuff would
probably clog the mailing list with another pointless flame war,
and besides, it's off the topic.

  Anyway, to wrap things up....I'm not mad, I'm just concerned.
I feel that this recent bootleg CD stuff should be kept off the
Internet and that mention of any sort of live boots should be
done as discreetly as possible, (see my last posting).  The NMS
managers and contributors have worked very hard over the years to
create a totally kick-ass mailing list that Geddy, Neil and Alex
ought to be proud of.  But I feel that the planning of illegal
CDs really casts a dark shadow over everybody's efforts, (plus,
it creates a lot of incriminating evidence!).  If any of you guys
feel the way I feel, don't be bashful about voicing your
opinions, (somebody back me up here!)  If you don't agree, that's
OK too, but please, no flames, (hold your fire)!

Rock 'n roll!

- Chris


Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1993 01:21:33 -0500 (EST)
From: Chad H Hutchinson <>
Subject: Title for the NMS CD

After reading the last NMS and knowing the album liners pretty well, A
good name for the CD (while keeping the collage idea very well intact)
would be "The Omega Conern."  It's "weird" like ush but cool like Rush.
Give it some thought, eh?

Ghost (with much Miller Genuine Draft in him, ya gotta love it!)

P.S. I'm very serious about the name though!!!!


From: "Geoff"  <>
Date:         24 Jan 93 14:21:39 AST
Subject:      NMS CD

Just had to add my vote to the name "Gangster of Boots". That's
great!! BTW, how is the CD coming along anyway?

PS Are there any NMS subscribers at Acadia??


Geoff Appleby                         


Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1993 14:52 CST
Subject: Guess what I have for the NMS CD?!

Whoever is in charge of the NMS CD....I have a record (yes, a record!)
called "Through Any WIndow" which is a bootleg from the Power Windows
tour.  It is of pretty good quality, especially if you have a good
stereo system. ANyway, one song on it, "Middletown Dreams" is just
excellent, and would make a good addition to the CD (IMHO)
Anyway, this might be something to check out. I know there are copies
of this boot around, but if another copy can't be found, I can donate
my copy.


Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1993 17:24 EST
Subject: Rush/Zeppelin/Van Halen

Hey Rushians, hope you're enjoying the new year...

        I don't know if this has been discussed before, but I noticed something
cool in FBN and COS. There are two guitar riffs from these albums that sound
almost exactly like two that are found in Led Zeppelin II and III.  The opening\
(oops) guitar riff from Beneath, Between, and Behind on Rush's second album
sounds just like guitar in the middle of  Bring it on Home from Zeppelin's
second album. Also, the accoustic guitar from the very beginning of The
Fountain of Lamneth from Rush's third album sounds exactly like the accoustic\
guitar at the end of Thats the Was from Zeppelin's third album. Any one else
notice this?

        Also, the very beginning of a Van Halen song called "You're No Good"
the guitar part sounds identical to the guitar in the middle of the epilogue
of By-Tor and the Snowdog (right before the long drum roll).

        Any comments?

        (Again, sorry if this has already been discussed.)

                                        Dan Pisacano, SUNY Albany


Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1993 15:01:26 -0800 (PST)
From: The Analog Kid 
Subject: The "Rush in Seattle" rumor

	Well, it's looking to me as if this "Rush in Seattle" sighting may
only be a rumour......
	Last week when it was looking more and more like they were really
here, I began a "find the boyz" crusade.  I called every major hotel in
the area, and asked for Lee, Lifeson, Weinrib, etc, etc, to no avail.  We
called "Bad Animals" where they're supposedly recording, and the person
there was SURE that Rush was not recording there.  He said that he
had been getting all sorts of calls like this, asking if Rush was
recording there, and he was not sure where people got this rumour
from!!  He also said there was a similar rash of calls about three
months ago asking the same question (about the time of the earlier
sighting?  End of November?)  A call to the radio
station, KXRX, that made the original sighting, revealed that it's not Bad
Animals where they're recording, but a "secret location".  I called the
competing rock station in town, KISW, and they had no idea that Rush was
even in town.  I'm curious as to why this one station is the only place
that knows of Rush being in town.  We called information, to see if there
was any phone line registered to any of them (in case they had rented a
house) and there was also no listing.
	I guess the last thing I'm going to do is call the DJ who actually
supposedly SAW Geddy, and pick HIS brain.  I'll post info as it comes to me.

	ONE MORE THING.  For anyone who has heard the 1982 Nassau
Coliseum, NY bootleg, I was wondering if you could help me figure out what
is going on during "Temples of Syrinx".  It seems as if Alex is saying
some "new" lyrics which are absolutely cracking Geddy up.  Can anyone help?

[][][]  []  []  [][][]  []     "Why are we here?  For the beer!"
[]      []  []  []      []          - Geddy, RTB Tour Book
[]      []  []  [][][]  [][][]
[]      []  []      []  []  [] Randall Haskin
[]      [][][]  [][][]  []  []


Date:         Sun, 24 Jan 93 22:10:28 EST
Subject:      HELP!!!

Hello Fellow (& Fair) Rush fans

     I need some help finding a copy of the transcipt
  to _Pieces Of Eight_.  My brothers High School Band Percussion
  ensemble is thinking about performing it for solo and ensemble

  Please reply by E-mail as soon as possible.

  Thanks in advance!!


Date:    Sun, 24 Jan 1993 22:36:04 -0500 (EST)
Subject: NMS cd Names and Cover Suggestions

I haven't been keeping up with NMS too much lately, but I have become quite
interested in the cd idea.  Here are a few suggestions.  I have thought of
a few names, mainly coming from lyrics, etc.  Here they are in order of best
to worst:
        1. Glittering Prizes
        2. Sailing Into Destiny
        3. Performers & Portrayers
        4. Willows In The Breeze
        5. Wide Angle Watchers
        6. Modern Day Warriors
        7. Finding Their (or Our) Way
        8. Best They Can

OK, a few years ago I got really bored and came up with a Rush logo that was
supposed to find its way onto t-shirts for my friends and me, but it never
materialized.  That logo is hanging on the wall here in the dorm, and it
struck me as being a good possibility for the cover.  By the way, the knick-
knack drawer idea is cool, but maybe a little difficult to pull off.
Actually, both could be used, with my idea directly on the cd, perhaps.
Anyway, I'm putting it on the server as nmscover.gif in the incoming dir, so
take a look, everyone.  I used "Glittering Prizes" as the title, but
that can be changed, as well as the colors of the logo.  Well, that's my
proverbial two cents worth, I hope you like the logo.  E-mail me for
suggestions if necessary.

John "Gomer" Coleman !
Home Phone (804) 522-9128

Sorry, could not think of an ORQ !


Subject: Heartfelt hellos and inquiry
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 93 01:42:17 EST

It's been a long time coming!  You know that feeling when your staring down
at the inside cover of an LP or CD and reading the lyrics and credits to your
current favorite RUSH album and fantasizing about stuff, well it does my soul
good to know that many others stand forthright as RUSH fans.  I just wish I
had been Online before with ya'll!  Well....hello and hope your having all
good years to date!  I'm not too much into details just deep, thick loud Rush
coming out my subwoofer giving me inspiration like no other.....Just wanna
know if there is anybody from SF Bay Area interested in local Rush fan
consortium...concert going group.  Drop me a line.
Thanks rush-mgr for your hard work!
Everybody else keep rocking and keep filling us in on latest.


From: Matthew J Phillips 
Subject: Special Edition T-Shirts
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 93 02:56:36 -0500

Hey, fellow Rushians.  I was walking around town (Ann Arbor) the other day
and I saw a Rush shirt which I immediately bought.  It's black with a gold
"star and man" logo on the front with "Rush: Special Edition, October 1, 1992"
on the sleeve.  Just wondering if anyone knows just what's so special about
this special edition.
Also, anyone have a list of the posters that Rush has put out? I
have seen RTB, p/g and PeW, but I'm sure that there's gotta be more.
Oh, yeah - since I haven't posted in a while, I'll do the top 5 band thing...
1) Rush
2) The Black Crowes
3) Billy Joel
4) Genesis
5) Nine Inch Nails

Matt "Pills" Phillips
"Those who know what's best for us
 Must rise and save us from ourselves" - Witch Hunt


Date: Mon, 25 Jan 93 09:22:10 EST
From: Doug White 
Subject: NMS CD detail

Hullo. I also liked that idea of a lot of rush-related stuff in a drawer
(sorry I can't give correct credit) as cover art.
I thought of one minor detail that shouldn't be overlooked, though.
We can have a lot of fun with the digits in the (fake) UPC bars on the
back! I generated a JPEG image that I'll put in the syrinx incoming
directory that uses the digits 1001001 and 2112 ... any other good
If any of y'all have Pozkanzer's Portable Bit Map toolkit, there's a
thing called pbmupc that whips UPC's out.
Later, Doug
oh, the file is rushupc.jpg


Date: Mon, 25 Jan 93 16:12:01 -0800
From: "Alan Woods" 
Subject: First Post puor moi

         Hello TNMS'ers

         I have been reading TNMS for 5'ish months... got all the most
         asked questions lists etc.

         Ged inspired me to play challenging Rock Bass lines. Nice
         hefty power with alot of melody thrown in.

         Has a play list been drafted for the TNMS CD and if so, can
         someone post a listing? 

         Some of our views are spacious, and some are merely Space..



Date: 25 Jan 1993 11:52:07 -0500 (EST)
From: ASILVERM@umiami.IR.Miami.EDU
Subject: Boots & Pucks

Wow!  3 Posts in a row. . .

	Just when I thought I had seen the perfect title for the CD. . .Stoned
To The Begeezus Belt. . .We have Gangster Of Boots!  Good call, Matt!  This
is possibly the best suggestion I have ever seen on this net!
	About that Time Stand Still video- I disagree with he who said to skip
it.  You must see the humor which abounds in it!  Looks like something Wayne
& Garth would cook up on public access TV.
	Help for Mr. Winnipeg(OK, enjoy the streak while it lasts!  Can you
say 26 straight winning seasons in Beantown?).  About a year ago, I received
many complaints from James, of FTP.NEVADA.EDU guitar archive fame that while
Nevada is full of Guitar Tabs, it is sorely lacking in Rush Performances.  I
turned for help to my friend who has all the radio station numbers programmed
in his memory phone and won 3rd row seats to the New Haven show, right in
front of Alex.  Between songs, and to the roadies as they were cleaning up
afterwards, we would scream at the top of our lungs "PLAY LAS VEGAS!"


They played Vegas, and James lived happily ever after.  If you promise to root
for the Bruins(except against the Jets, of course,), I'll yell PLAY WINNIPEG
if I ever get that close again.

				Until Later,



Subject: Re: CD Cover, title and whatnot...
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 93 10:49:16 PST
From: Will Hartung - Master Rallyeist 

> Having said all that, I don't really know what *I'd* suggest visually
> for the cover, but I do have a suggested title:  how about...
> 	"The Gangster of Boots"
> Just a thought.  There *must* be a clever graphic artist out there
> somewhere?! :-)
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Ooohhhh.....I like it...Timely, trendy, deep trivial meaning for Those
Who Know...LOTS of cover ideas flinging through my head...Can anybody get
their hands on a police car?



Date: Mon, 25 Jan 93 14:39:15 -0500
From: meg (******* Meg *******)
Subject: NMS Shirts

Well it seems that it's finally come... anyone who has been waiting for
other sizes (besides XL) start mailing in your money! :) I need an approx.
number of people who want which size shirt, so send me e-mail with the size
you want (S, M, L, XL). We still do have XL left, so if you want one of those
you don't need to send me e-mail on it.



Date: 25 Jan 1993 15:22:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Ian Livingston" 
Subject: Re: 01/21/93 - The National Midnight Star #601

I could take a picture of my professional silicone juggling balls for the 
cover of the cd. Any takers?

This might be a dumb question, but just how does one go about geting a cd made?

ian livingston
The Mad Juggler


From: (Scott McCaskill)
Subject: Poetry by Neil
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1993 15:25:59 -0600 (CST)

In last Friday's issue, someone wrote:

>   My Dear Sirs:

>   I have a question and a very unusual contribution.  First the question:
>Neil Peart was supposed to have released a book of poetry and musings.
>Has he done so?  If not, will he (as in, has he made any public state-
>ments to that effect)?

I'm probably not the only one who heard this, but in a radio interview about
a year ago (I think it was on Rockline), someone asked that same question. 
Geddy responded that although Neil may have privately published a few of his 
memoirs for some of his friends, there is no collection of poetry or other 
writings by Neil available to the public.  However, I read in
a few months ago that there *is* a book by Neil which has been published, and
the guy who posted the message also gave the title and publisher (I think it
was University of Toronto Press).  I don't have the info with me right now, but
if anyone is interested I know I have it somewhere.  The book was basically
a collection of memoirs from a bicycle trip he took through the Rockies.  The
guy also claimed to have read the book (so he didn't just hear about it).

J. Scott McCaskill

"Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not after me."
                                      -- my former roomate
"Duct tape is like the force--
it has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together."
                                      -- unknown


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