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         The National Midnight Star, Number 1999


                   Friday, 27 Mar 1998

Today's Topics:
               Re: In defense of Julien...
                     The Rush SecSoc
               KAR Bulletin  (grin, grin.)
                     C-Money = silly
     Re: 03/26/98 - The National Midnight Star #1997
                    I'm a dork.  Doh!
                   Rush & Wedding Songs
                   Re: Caress of Steel
             this aggression shall not stand
           Siililand RUSH archive closing down
     Re: 03/23/98 - The National Midnight Star #1994
        bleeding at the orbit room/lyrical top ten
  Re: Re: other favorite drummers - Caroline in the city
                    Re: Virgins for...
                    Re: Samuel Daigle
                  Re: best song liricaly
                  RE: DR.: wedding song
                RE: DR.: THE BODY ELETRIC
             Re: KAR Bulletin  (grin, grin.)
                   Re: The Rush SecSoc
                 Re: vacation on Toronto
                 Re: Virgin initiation...
                   No, the *other* Rush
     Re: 03/25/98 - The National Midnight Star #1996
                   wed with ged/wipeout
                      corrected rage
              ayn rand in academy awards???
     Re: 03/26/98 - The National Midnight Star #1997
 true Rush sighting!!, personal thoughts on KAR "leader"
                    KAR set to music.
             Re: KAR Bulletin  (grin, grin.)
                Weddings and fave drummers
                   Phil Collins!/ BYE!
                     Re:non-rush fans
                      Power Windows
                      Julien Daigle
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From: Brian Calhoun 
Date: 26 Mar 98 14:40:00 -0800
Subject: Re: In defense of Julien...

Caroline Wise wrote:

> I've been reading all the Julien Daigle flames for the past few weeks, 
> and I just have to say this: have any of you flamers stopped to think 
> that maybe he posts what he does to see what inane responses he'll get?

Hmm...

Yes.  That's exactly what he's doing.  These people crave attention, and
they love to get a rise out of people.  Something very similar to this 
happened on the Pink Floyd mailing list about a month and a half ago.  I
didn't follow it very closely, but basically there was this guy who poste d 
these completely inane messages of bastardized Floyd lyrics and 
schizophrenic ramblings claiming that he was like Syd Barrett and so on 
and so forth.  It got such a rise out of the whole mailing list that ever y 
single digest consisted entirely of people talking/complaining about this
guy.  For about two weeks there was almost no Pink Floyd related 
material on the list at all!  Well, mission accomplished dude.  He did it for 
attention, and once the all out war began,  he just sat back and laughed,
proud of the emotions he stirred up and probably thinking how easy it is 
to get a rise out of people.  Remember back in grade school there was 
always one kid who acted like a total goofball and annoyed everybody 
with all sorts of crazed antics?  Usually people would respond, either 
positively or negatively, and he/she absolutely loved it.  Do you 
remember what happened when nobody paid attention to it?  It stopped.  

Almost immediately.  As far as I'm concerned this kind of behavior 
isn't even appropriate in grade school, but at least back then there was 
the excuse of immaturity.  The bottom line is, if someone's antics are 
annoying you, ignore them completely.  Once this person doesn't get 
the attention they crave, they will go away, quite quickly I might add.  

Sorry to waste a lot of space with non-Rush content, but that's actually 
the reason for my message, to try and get people back to talking about 
Rush related topics.  If the secret society annoys you, ignore it rather 
than contribute to it.  Once Julien sees that nobody gives a shit, he'll
take his stupid-ass secret society someplace else.

Brian

"We fight the fire, while we're feeding the flames"

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From: Julien Daigle 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 19:23:48 -0400
Subject: The Rush SecSoc

Welcome to the Rush Secret Society.

One day in the near future for all of us, we will rise and reawaken to
the Rush Dreams that first inspired us to love the band. However, it's
understandable that not everyone can accept their true Rush guidance and
its path.

What can we do? SecSoc members believe every Rush fan has the power to
tap in to a special force or energy which can help us override any fear
of anti-Rush mentalities we might have.

Take a non-Rush signal for instance, and instead of being immediately
thrown off by it, try and take the time to feel its energy. Don't be
overwhelmed by it, but acknowledge it and then progressively understand
it in order to overcome it.

Rush onward friends from around the beautiful world,

Julien

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From: Ike Pigott 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 17:34:35 -0600
Subject: KAR Bulletin  (grin, grin.)

Bulletin for KAR members only...

Julien's "SexSock" has crossed the DEW line..!  The recent
transgressions on our claim to the true spirit of Rush has forced our
Fist Over Hand...!

Effective immediately, Scott Chase (who had recently been honorably
discharged) is called back into active service as a Brigadier General
against this Heresy...!

Scott Wedge, our Secretary of War Eagle, has his new instructions...!
Puanani - High Preistess of Travel is preparing our logistics for
Invasion Force 10.
UberMar shall continue in her role as Mistress of Information. "Julien
is Stupid"
Michael Z. Williamson, Justin Busch, Hanstones, and others... prepare
your cells for the RESISTance...

"the greater panda colors within the lines."
ACRONYMS  (Arrogant Codes Remain On National "YIPPEEE" Midnight Star)

The preceding post has NOT been closed-captioned for the irony impaired.
(Unless the Holy Bitch decrees it so...)

Ike Pigott
ikep@abc3340.com
"just a fool on television getting paid to play the fool."

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From: UberMar 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 18:41:07 EST
Subject: C-Money = silly

> Apparantly I'm sexist.  And stupid.  So I might as well say something to
> live up to those labels.  Mar, I was trying to imagine exactly what your
> Rush-laden wedding would be like and a few pictures to mind:
>
>  Z. Caviricci

I don't know what this is?

> Your 80's mall-chick hair

I have nice hair.

> Burnout groomsmen

They clean up well.

> The bride and groom riding off in the sunset in a trailer

87 blue Ford pickup....bridal party piled up in back with the hounds.

And it will rock. So there.

>    [ But I don't have a trailer! Damn, guess I'll have to go buy one. 
>      No mall-chick hair either -- ran out of hairspray!        : rush-mgr ]

HeeHee!

> Now maybe I'll get tagged as something else as well.

Nah, you're still sexist and stupid.  :-)  But thanks for reinforcing the
impression!

Love,

Mar

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From: Paul Hightower 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 15:47:17 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: 03/26/98 - The National Midnight Star #1997

David Perkinson  wrote:
(snip)
>	I _personally_ love Caress of Steel, but I can very much
>understand why it was so unpopular and almost sent them down the tubes for
>good.  (etc...)

COS is my favorite early period Rush for "The Fountain of Lamneth" alone
and while I'm not so keen on the recorded version, "By-Tor..." has always
been one of Rush's most fun live songs. I don't care for "I Think I'm Going
Bald" or the other more metal-ish stuff on COS but "Fountain..." more than
makes up for all of it. That album was way ahead of where the public wanted
Rush to be and they wisely backed up a step next with 2112 (in style if not
in form) before returning to more experimental pieces on AFTK. I also think
they had absorbed more ideas and were more ready to become a progressive
group after 2112. I recall Alex talking about how he was influenced by
Steve Hackett on the solo to "No One at the Bridge" which probably caused
some puzzlement to those into his more straight rock stuff.

Christopher John Palo wanted to know...

>What bass did Geddy use on GUP, in particular, "The Body Electric?"

I know he had a Wal around at the time but I'm pretty sure most of that
record is the evil, dreaded Steinberger (boo! hiss!) I was so happy when
Geddy finally ditched it. The current Fender sound is so right for him.

Paul

__________________
Paul Hightower
Studio H
Art Direction and Graphic Design
2201 Village Court #1
Belmont, CA 94002
650-596-7166

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From: Dennis Pupello II 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 19:06:40 -0500
Subject: I'm a dork.  Doh!

I'd like to apologize to Bill  for the smartass
comments I made about his web page address.

Without double-checking, I assumed that since double-clicking on the file
in Eudora brought up "This page does not exist" from home.mci2000.com (and
on only one occasion), that the url was incorrectly listed by Bill.  Nope,
my bad.

Though it *is* a weird looking url.  Again, sorry 'bout that Bill.  I was
wrong.

I committed one of the classic blunders.  Of course one is never engage in
a land war in Asia.  But the other is double-check a url before you assume
it's broken :]

Dennis Pupello II
webmaster, City of Brooksville
Internet mail: dpupello@gate.net
Efnet IRC: #quake, #deathmatch: YyzSinned
WWW personal: http:/www.gate.net/~dpupello/
WWW government: http:/www.gate.net/~bvillefl/

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From: The Voice Of Silence 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 19:34:25 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Rush & Wedding Songs

Friends,

Since I'm getting married next week April 1st. I think the appropriate
band would not be Rush, but the band Ac/Dc, and the wedding song would 
be 'HighWay To Hell'....:>

J/K (wife to be) -- 

If I was to pick a wedding song(s) from Rush the following order is:

#1. Bravado
#2. Presto
#3. Entre Nous
#4. Losing It
#5. Tears

 Tvos- The Voice Of Silence
______________________________________

I Am Made From The Dust Of The Stars
       And The Oceans Flow In
	     My Veins 
	Www.NetCore.Ca/~Tvos 

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From: "Matt Claymore" 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 18:54:54 -0600
Subject: Re: Caress of Steel

Occasionally, I'll throw in a tape I made of Fountain
of Lamneth.  To me, the song sounds like it comes
from an ancient era.  It's a song that I can't actually
visualize being recorded in a studio for some reason.
The fact that I taped it off vinyl adds to the antiquated
feel - that subtle hissing of the needle at the lead in
of songs is more prevalent in the more spacious and 
quiet sections.  I like the dynamics of the music, too,
as well as the story.

When, I first heard Caress of Steel, it was on this 
cassette I had which had all the songs jumbled up
on it.  All the pieces of the Fountain were mixed in
with songs on side one.  Didacts and Narpets 
followed Bastille Day!  This was actually put out by
some idiot at Polygram. 

So you can imagine, I didn't really get the whole 
effect of the song story-wise as it was intended by 
the band.  Talk about a record company's indifference
and cluelessness about a new band they weren't sure
what to do with.

M. T. Claymore
emptysea@earthlink.net

Perspective...put it all in.

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From: anthym@webtv.net (scott chase)
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 20:17:25 -0500
Subject: this aggression shall not stand

fellow KAR members:

Yes, I had gone AWOL from my post with a case of KAR's beer and was
promptly demoted for it. The reason for my transgression was my
frustration that no-one had heeded my warnings. I thought it would be a
good idea to go on the offensive, but my superiors thought me mad. They
kept saying, "Scott, hold your fire". I hate to say "I told you so".

KAR intelligence has informed me that Julien's SexSock has shown up on
radar accross the Distant Early Warning line. We must come together to
fight this aggression. If we splinter into tiny factions, Julien and his
brother will be victorious. I realize that it is so hard to stay
together passing through revolving doors. While we still have our vital
signs, we must make it our mission, our "Manhattan Project", so to
speak, to topple Julien's SexSock and free the prisoners, who clutch the
wire fence until their fingers bleed.. Come hell or high water I will
hold my position as your newly appointed General. I do not care for the
limelight too much, but it is my duty to rally the troops and coax them
into taking off the kid gloves. This is not a witch hunt, but a war
against Julien's dark forces. We have possession of the sacred "Lost
Book of Cygnus X-1" the only way by which the One can be conjured. If
this sacred text falls into the wrong hands (i.e.- Julien's hands), the
battle of armageddon will soon be upon us. This cannot happen. I guess
I'll be a prime mover in this counteroffensive, but Ike and puanani have
assured full support. 

I will stage a news conference very shortly...

                         General Scott
                         (hot doggy, that brass shines)

"Examples of memes are tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions,
ways of making pots or of building arches. Just as genes propagate
themselves in the gene pool by leaping from body to body via sperms or
eggs, so memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by leaping from
brain to brain via a process which, in the broad sense, can be called
imitation." (Richard Dawkins in _The Selfish Gene_)

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From: Marcin Dobrucki 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 03:37:50 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Siililand RUSH archive closing down

	Hello everybody,

	I am sorry to inform that the Siililand RUSH FTP archive
	will be closing down soon.  I am going to be moving out
	of the student housing that has the Ethernet connection,	
	and running the site will no longer be possible.  If
	someone would like to host the files I had (7.6MB in all),
	then please contact me ASAP.

	"we have assumed control..."

	Marcin

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 \\\|///   J{mer{ntaival 5 A 182           | Laboratory of Information
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 --_^_--   (09)468 2639 // (040)5898905    | Helsinki University of Technology
        

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From: "Marco Mendonca" 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 23:27:38 -0300
Subject: Re: 03/23/98 - The National Midnight Star #1994

>From: rush-mgr@syrinx.umd.edu (The RUSH Fans Digest Manager)
>Date: Mon Mar 23 14:50:03 PST 1998
>Subject: Administrivia
>
>Although the Rush news has been sparse lately, here's a few tibits courtesy
>of $ean & Emmet Swimming:
>
>  - Alex is working on a follow-up to Victor

        Great! Victor is a great work... I hope Alex can come up with some
new-solo-surprising stuff soon...

>  - Geddy is looking for some projects of his own in the next few months

        Any information about this project?

   [ Nothing specific, just that he's looking for other non-Rush things
     to do...                                                : rush-mgr ]

Marco Mendonca
    analog.kid@mindless.com
    grace.under.pressure@usa.net

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From: Scott McDow 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 21:17:36 -0500
Subject: bleeding at the orbit room/lyrical top ten

hallo all,

Pete! I can't BELIEVE you! You had a chance to really
get to know the whole band! You blew it bud. Instead
of getting on their good side, they kicked your ass then
shot you. Bummer. Thought you had learned your lesson
in England. ;-)

ok - top ten rush tunes (lyrically speaking):
1. TSOR- lyrics represent "my sentiment exactly" in regard
to the temptations of selling out. I applied this theory to my
personal life long ago and feel I'm a better person for it.
2. Red Barchetta- I love the story line. I feel like I'm in the
car- passing in the wrong lane around a curve at 115 mph!
3. Subdivisions- high school sophomore when Signals hit. I
really identified with this tune. Probably 'cause I didn't fit
into the popular group.
4. Losing It- very tragic, brings a tear. : (
5. Red Sector A- Is this tune fact or fiction? History or a
look at the future? I'm not familiar with any historical reference
to the song title (help). Anyway another tragic story (trend?)
that can play on my emotions.
6. Manhattan Project- Possibly the largest tragedy of all time,
but that's not why I dig the lyrics.  The historical story line is
perfect from the beginning of mankind to the pilot of the Enola Gay.
7. Tai Shan- Because of all the steps and when the clouds are
parted (jacob's ladder!) I expect to see blue skies not landscape and water.
8. The Pass- obvious. Great lyrics, great use of metaphor and
of course "Christ what have you done?"
9. Cold Fire- you don't get a "love song" ("this is Not a love
song, this isn't fantasy land") too often from Neil. I like it.
10. Totem- I too am free to browse among the holy cows!

I was going to include A Passage to Bangkok from my smot
poking days but it got edited. :-o

How about favorite instrumentals? Mine's Leave That Thing
Alone, with La Villa coming in a close second.

later all,

scoots

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From: "Marco Mendonca" 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 23:37:01 -0300
Subject: Re: Re: other favorite drummers - Caroline in the city

 Hello Caroline Wise and thanks for your complement...

    Bill Stewart is indeed a great drummer in my opinion... He has two
things I like in a drummer: he is very free and inventive! Unfortunatelly, I
never saw the guy in live action... But I will, sometime, and I hope it
happens in a John Scofield presentation... NYC jazz scene must be very
interesting, I guess...

>I must apologize for the lack of Rush content...I just read Marco's
>favorite drummers, and was so excited to see Bill Stewart in the list!
>Bill went to college with my brother, Doug Weiss (who is a big name in
>the NYC jazz scene...he's a bassist...ANYWAY...). I've known Bill for
>years, and I'm glad he's finally getting the recognition he deserves! You
>have great taste, Marco!
>
>Caroline Wise

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From: "Marco A." 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 23:44:35 -0300
Subject: Re: Virgins for...

    Babe,

        it juz deppends on tha initiation metodology u desire!!!

>I'm a virgin, and not yet a member of the Secret Society. Anyone care to 
>initiate me? ;)
>
>  Jen

    Marco Mendonca
    analog.kid@mindless.com
    grace.under.pressure@usa.net

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From: "Marco A." 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 23:45:14 -0300
Subject: Re: Samuel Daigle

SOUP OPERA!
                
>From: Julien Daigle 
>Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 10:39:09 -0400
>Subject: Samuel Daigle
>
>Dear...
>Just as I thought, my pathetic insults have put some into flame. how
>....
>reading it, don't!
>
>Samuel Daigle

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From: "Marco A." 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 00:04:24 -0300
Subject: Re: best song liricaly

>1.Subdivisions- We all can relate to our growing up with this song.
>2.The Pass- A beautiful reminder that life has both it's ups and downs.
>3.Afterimage- You can feel the personal hurt of losing a close friend.

    Great choices! 
    
        Subdivisions and Afterimage have great videos, also...  

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From: "Marco A." 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 00:07:43 -0300
Subject: RE: DR.: wedding song

    Greetings DR.,

        Distant early warning, FEAR, Something 4 Nothing and Time stand Still...
        With these title the songs dont even need to be played in the
wedding!!!

        What about THE ENEMY WITHIN (for a happier wedding) and YOU BET = YOU
LIFE?

    Marco Mendonca
   
    analog.kid@mindless.com   
    grace.under.pressure@usa.net

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From: "Marco A." 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 00:08:18 -0300
Subject: RE: DR.: THE BODY ELETRIC

>Rush", to which 20,000 people bellowed "Yeeeeeeessssss".   "Okay,=20
>here's The Body Electric", to which 20,000 thousand people whispered=20
>"Noooooooooooooooooooooo".  After all, whenj someone offers you Rush=20

I like THE BODY ELECTRIC, docta...=20

    "YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!"

Marco Mendonca

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From: SWEDGE@webtv.net (SCOTT WEDGE)
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 22:13:16 -0500
Subject: Re: KAR Bulletin  (grin, grin.)

Orders received, mission underway...

Proceed to nearest checkpoint, drop briefcase by phone booth, check
phone for possible "Julien" tampering, leave sealed envelope with secret
information under bush for location of next rendezvous point, caution -
SecSoc members have infiltrated, must not let them "assume control",
forward this message to all KAR brothers & sisters, speak only in
code........

"The chinese man will dance with the nightingale"

(morse code) dit-dit-dit ditdit dit-dit-dit didit didit doo doo didit
dit-dit-didit

Scott Wedge - swedge@webtv.net
Auburn University '89
"Video, Vertigo,..Test For Echo" - RUSH

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From: "Marco A." 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 00:12:01 -0300
Subject: Re: The Rush SecSoc

>All rise,

The RushSecCOURT?!?!?

>Brothers in arms,

    Thatīs         dire sTRAITS, brothar!!!

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From: "Marco A." 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 00:32:33 -0300
Subject: Re: vacation on Toronto

>Does anyone out there know of any "Rush Sites" in toronto?  I am going
>vacationing there this summer and am just curious.  One I know of is the
>danforth and pape intersection.  If anyone knows of any others, I would
>greatly appreciate it if you would let me know.  Thank you.

            Man,

            I myself would like to meet some of the SUBDIVISION's places...

            Marco Mendonca
            analog.kid@mindless.com    
            grace.under.pressure@usa.net    

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From: "Marco A." 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 00:37:16 -0300
Subject: Re: Virgin initiation...

>I'm a virgin, and not yet a member of the Secret Society. Anyone care to
>initiate me? ;)
><<<
>
>Yowzah!  I'd love to help Jen.  Unfortunately Julien is the only one who
>can "initiate" new recruits.  Also the initiation is not what you might

    What? Forget it Jen... I can initiate you, anyway...

    Iīve got it all!!!

    NO C++ SHIT! JUZ THA FACTZ OF LIFE!!!

    Marco Mendonca

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From: David Panian 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 98 22:42:17 -0500
Subject: No, the *other* Rush

Last Saturday I was at the Arizona & Aerospace air show at Davis-Monthan 
Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, when an older gentleman, I'd guess in 
his early 60s, came up to me to ask me the significance of my shirt. I 
was wearing my white Test For Echo shirt with the cover picture on front 
and the tour stops on the back. I told him it was a concert t-shirt, and 
he replied that he thought it meant something about Rush Limbaugh, but he 
couldn't make the connection. I then explained to him that the shirt was 
for a band called Rush.

Of course, when he said, "Rush Limbaugh" the first thing that popped into 
my head was the picture in the TfE liner notes of the dog with the 
"Rush/Limbo" tag.

I just thought that was kind of funny. It was the first time I've 
directly experienced any Rush confusion with a stranger, though I've read 
about it happening to others here in the pages of the NMS.

By the way, the Canadian Air Force sent a couple CF-18 Hornets to the 
show. One was for a ground display and the other did a aerial 
demonstration, though they cut it short because the US Navy's Blue Angels 
were there, and they also fly the Hornet, so they didn't want to 
duplicate too many moves. I definitely thought of Rush, especially Alex, 
when I saw that. 

Later, David

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From: "Marco A." 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 00:46:50 -0300
Subject: Re: 03/25/98 - The National Midnight Star #1996

>From: UberMar 
>Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 20:50:56 EST
>Subject: Guitar Collection including Alex Lifeson
>
>I just got my BMG catalog and in the Hard/Metal section there is a
collection
>called "Guitars That Rock the World, Vol. 2 Smell the Fuzz" (whatever)
>Includes Alex Lifeson! (Also Billy Corgan, Ace Frehley, Kim Thayil and

        I think Alex Lifeson is much greater than they can notice NOW... But
thatz just now... No need of prizes...

        Marco Mendonca
        grace.under.pressure@usa.net

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From: Scott McDow 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 22:52:57 -0500
Subject: wed with ged/wipeout

Wed with Ged. Who first started this wedding song
thread? Mar was it you? I been lurking on it for a while,
but with the introduction of non rush music I've decided
to join the fray. Cold Fire was a must at my reception.
Also for the Zep fans Thank You HAS to be there. Also
Hearts from Yes 90125. My wife's taste in music is total
mainstream pop/top 40 (obvious I didn't fall in love with
her for her taste in music), hell I opted for 2112 Overture
to be substituted for the Wedding March at the Church.
(complete with the "Hey's" from the Congregation!) Any-
way Amey (my partner in life) listened to all three of my
requests with much objectivity and they were there.

Have fun at your wedding and make sure to tell us about it!

They did wipeout at the Detroit show (T4E). Can't remember
if it was first leg at the Palace of Auburn Hills or second leg
at Pine Knob or both. Anybody from Michigan remember?

>P.S.  Someone on this list has way too much free time and
>apparently access to a lot of drugs.

Got one right Bryan!

scoots

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From: Rushme000 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 23:06:37 EST
Subject: corrected rage

i stand corrected yet again.in blind fury over the ray danniels comment i
made.i reread my post after i wrote it.ray danniels is married to alex van
halens wifes sister.i stand corrected.truly reading is fundamental.

douglas maher rushme000@aol.com-"it's not me im just improvising"

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From: catch-22@juno.com (song youson)
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 23:34:54 -0500
Subject: ayn rand in academy awards???

Did anyone watch Academy Awards the other night? 
Unless I saw mistakenly, I saw/heard her name being mentioned.

Does anyone know what prompted Rush to open 8PM sharp on their last tour?

   [ Many venues have a curfew at 11pm, with a nearly 3-hour show, they
     had to open at 8 or risk going over the curfew (and incurring HEFTY
     fines). Some venues even have a curfew at 10:30pm (esp outdoor venues,
     which is why some shows started at 7:30)                   : rush-mgr ]

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From: mark irwin 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 21:36:44 +0000
Subject: Re: 03/26/98 - The National Midnight Star #1997

CoS is my favorite album. I don't know if I necessarily agree or not
that it might scare a first time listener away though. I think lyrically
it's pretty good, and instrumentally, maybe Alex's strongest effort.
"Panacea" may be one of the most beautiful songs I have evr heard. While
parts of the album may seem grandiose, I don't mind self-indulgence when
it's so damn good! By far, the greatest rock album of all time(even
though I think TfE is the greatest album of all time, and that
Hemispheres thingie, well, that's pretty good too,hmmm....).
Mark Irwin
mirwin1@flash.net

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From: wchall@email.unc.edu (William Cary Hall)
Date: 	Fri, 27 Mar 1998 00:53:18 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Subject: true Rush sighting!!, personal thoughts on KAR "leader"

Here I am, sitting in my dorm room at 1 in the morning, when a
commercial comes on for a music store called "2112 Percussion."  Just
percussion and it's accessories, no guitars or anythning else.  Me
thinks that Rush's percussion carries real weight with at least part
of the public.  The store is in Raleigh, North Carolina if anyone was
curious.  

To whoever wrote the "Would you want Neil to read your posts" post,
good call.  Julien is going against what Neil's lyrics are about.  In
fact, he reminds me of little kids who make up imaginary friends and
places.  It's fun for a while, but if people don't humor you, then you
come back to the real world.  And the Moral is.....don't humor Julien.

Cary

"De do do do, De da da da" -- Duran Duran, or The Police, or some
other....ahh, who cares.

William Cary Hall
ICQ UIN #6956498
Middletown Dreams Site Owner
http://middletown.dyn.ml.org/rush/index.html

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From: Ike Pigott 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 00:37:15 -0600
Subject: KAR set to music.

>... and now, the latest from KAR records!

Julian's a Zero   (to the tune of Nobody's Hero)

I knew he was different in his punctuality - - 
A couple posts per digest, rambling with his own insanity.
It never seem a thread that would ever interest me.
Why would you want to be a part of his Secret Society...?

As the days rolled by, we flamed him a lot,
Everytime he's logging on, I feel the need to groan and nod.

Cause Julien's a Ze-ee-ro.
Wasting all our time, with his utopia
Ze-ee-ro oh.
A fan who's gone fanatic, drowning in myopia.
Ze-ro ho.
Inbred in his delusions, against the rest of us - -
    Is anyone as trying, as this Zero-hoh!

Some people think he's Alex, and others think I'm Neil...
But why would I allow all of this flaming if it's truly real..?
Have you ever seen a Lerxst suffer through such an ordeal
Or spend so many posts as an ignoramic heel..?

If it truly was, the one we hold dear...
He would have called us to the Orbit Room and offered us a beer.

But Julien's a Zero
Filling needless e-mails, with his grand designs.
Zero.
Is the population, with whom he resides.
Zero.
Is the chance in Hades, of his Society.
Zero.
Is the pointless purpose of this parody.

Is anybody buying.................?

SAD SAP - (Sometimes Acronyms Don't Spell Anything, Paradoxically)

Ike Pigott
ikep@abc3340.com
"just a fool on television getting paid to play the fool."

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From: "Michael Z. Williamson" 
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 02:23:32 -0800
Subject: Re: KAR Bulletin  (grin, grin.)

Ike Pigott wrote:
> > Bulletin for KAR members only...
> > Julien's "SexSock" has crossed the DEW line..!  The recent
> transgressions on our claim to the true spirit of Rush has forced our
> Fist Over Hand...!
I really don't want to know what you are doing with your fist over your
hand...
My cell stands ready.  I need coordinates.  And provisions.  And $50,000
for operating expenses.  Plus 6 front row tickets for the next tour (my cut).

mike
http://www.2112.net/daggers

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From: Karen1274 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 02:56:11 EST
Subject: Weddings and fave drummers

On 3-25-98 Rob Savoury wrote:

"Personally ,I think RUSH should be left at the door when it comes to
weddings. . ."

Maybe for a bachelor/bachelorette party after the strippers have performed :)

On 3-25-98,David Bernard wrote:

"Just to join in on a pretty cool thread,
Here is my list of top five favorite drummers:

1.	The Professor (Rush)
2.	Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead)
3.	Stephen Perkins (Janes Addiction/Porno for Pyros)
4.	Stewart Copeland (Police)
5.	Animal (Muppets)"

I haven't posted in a really long time and feel bad about it.  I thought the
topic of fave drummers was pretty cool and decided to list my faves.  I know
some of you may not agree but that's just being human in having your own
opinion.  OK, here's my five.

1.  Jon Farriss (INXS)
2.  Neil Peart (duh)
     (Neil and Jon are tied--two different styles of drumming and I don't
compare                                       them)
3.  Alan White (Yes)
4.  Bill Bruford (KC, Yes, etc.)
5.  Will Calhoun (Living Colour, what's Will doing these days??)
6.  Stewart Copeland (The Police)

I'm probably leaving someone out but it's late :)

Karen

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From: "Peter A. Geissler" 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 04:54:54 -0500
Subject: Phil Collins!/ BYE!

Hello Secret Society,

"Mark D. Ehlke" From: Rob Savoury 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 09:15:39 -0330 (NST)
Subject: Re:non-rush fans

I have been noticing for a long time,as many of you have im sure,that the
general population(that is those who do not like RUSH)have a serious bias
against the band.Case in point-the other day i was talking to a friend of
mine ,I was waering a walkman at the time,and she asked what I was
listening to.I proceeded to tell her RUSH and she almost had a heart
attack.She said,and I quote,How can you listen to such a nerdy group..
I tore into her for this of course ,telling her that her attitude was both
shallow and misinformed,and that in fact Rush is the absolute best band
in the world...her response-Don't you know they are all gay?..at that
point I gave up and considered her a lost cause .I felt not exposing her
to the music of RUSH was punishment enough for her ignorance.

    I always feel that I have awareness of some great secret when it comes
to RUSH's music.Also,i really want to share it with other people.I  can
tell an awfull lot about a person by their response to being exposed to 
RUSH's music.You notice right away that many people won't give them a 
chance,and this really speaks to their close-mindedness.I
,however,continue to this day to seek out people who I think will
understand and appreciate their music.I recently exposed my cousin to
most most of the bands material.He already had some rutamentry knoledge
of the band,ie Tom Sawyer-CTTH,nobody's hero,ect...,he had not really
paid much attantion to the band in general.I knew ,however, that he had
good musical taste(Black Sabbath,Led Zepplin,Soundgarden ect)and perhaps 
more importantly an open mind when it comes to music.I am happy to say
that he is now one of the biggest RUSH fans I know.He has bought all their
cd's in under a year.He said something to me yesterday that I have thought
myself for a long time....RUSH IS ADDICTIVE...the more you listen -the
more you want to listen.Sorry bout the long post but I just wanted to
relay my thought's on that subject.I will end by pose'ing a question

Does anybody else have similar stories involving non-RUSH fans,who either
made very wrong asumptions about the band or were converted to fans as 
result your influence?

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From: greg cormier 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 98 7:46:21 EST
Subject: Power Windows

  I was wondering if anyone has seen the Rush tribute band "Power Windows" 
perform.Being from the Northeast (Mass) they are the closest tribute band 
around.I'm not sure if they ever migrate this far up North but I know they 
play alot in the N.Y./New Jeresy area.I could make it to Conn. no problem 
for any shows they may be scheduling.Do they ever make it to Conn. ? Are 
there other fans from the Northeast that would be interested in seeing them 
perform ? This would be a nice concert to see this year with the recent 
hiatus the band is taking.Any info on the band or how to contact their 
managemnet would be appreciated.  

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From: Neil Bonfield 
Date: 27 Mar 1998 09:59:16 -0500
Subject: Julien Daigle

JULIEN DAIGLE = IDLE GANJU LIE
              = JELLIED IGUANa
              = hAIL JUDGE NEIL

Nice one Neil - you had us all going for a while!

Hi Mongo if you're out there...

KAR members: ^^Dry frogs croak loudest^^

Neil Bonfield


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