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          The National Midnight Star, Number 650

                  Friday, 26 March 1993
Today's Topics:
           Sting/Geddy;  Radio Rush;  sampling
                           tab?
                    Open Secrets live?
                    The spirt of radio
                      A N.M.S. Post
                   Lyrical backgrounds
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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1993 16:53:47 -0500 (EST)
From: Herschel A Gelman <hagst3+@pitt.edu>
Subject: Sting/Geddy;  Radio Rush;  sampling

Excerpts from mail: 23-Mar-93 03/23/93 - The National Mid..
rush@syrinx.umd.edu (22607)

> Well, I don't mean to say that Sting is a _bad_ bass player, because he
> definitely isn't.  I really enjoy a lot of his stuff.  He's really solid,
> and writes some catchy stuff.  But, (IMHO, of course) in general he doesn't
> come up with as interesting bass parts as Geddy does.  And Jaco Pastorius
> is (IMHO again) another level or two above Geddy.

Well, I don't know anything about Jaco Pastorius, but I have lots of
problems with the Geddy better than Sting statement.  Personally, I
can't provide any kind of rankings in terms of what groups/artists I
like.  It could be argued that Geddy is a better bass player technically
than Sting, but that's another story.  It's all in my mood--some days I
just want to hear Geddy, other days it's Sting, other days it's Primus,
other days it could be completely bass-less music (solo jazz guitar, or
whatever).  Oh well.  Getting relatively far off of Rush, so I'll stop
babbling about that...

> here are some of the more obscure songs I have
> heard on this station.

> [list deleted...]

True, most of those I've never heard on the radio.  Actually, some I've
never heard at all.  But Working Man, The Trees, and Turn the Page I
hear a lot on local stations.  At least, I used to...I don't listen to
the radio too much.  Red Sector A is also an occasional favorite.  In
fact, I think that Working Man might be the Rush song I've heard on the
radio the most;  it's right up there with Freewill and Spirit...

> In response to the post by Will Geeslin which mentioned the song, "Time To Make
> The Dough Nutz" by Young Black Teenagers (who aren't even black, BTW), I did
> find it slightly interesting because of teh sample from Tom Sawyer, but other
> than that, there is not a whole lot to it.  IMHO, it is just plain a bad song
> and I wouldn't advise anyone to go out of their way to hear it.  Even my
> suitemates, who listen to a lot of rap, thought it sucked.

I'm pretty sure my suitemates will be getting this soon... Ugh...

On the topic of sampling Rush, does anyone have any good suggestions?
I'm taking Music 1441, which is Electronic and Computer Music, and I
just learned how to sample.  I made a tape of various things to take to
the studio and mess around with, and was wondering if anyone has any
good suggestions of Rush to sample.  Except, what I'd be looking for
isn't the same kind of sample that would be used in rap, since I really
can't stand rap.  I'd be using the sample more as a basis for some
melody line (I've already used Bill Clinton for that, but I like Bill,
so you can't really tell it's his voice..  (-:  )

About Rush on the radio:  Near Pittsburgh (meaning it's very hard to
pick up) is 107.1 (Z107) which basically emphasizes CSNY, Dylan, Doors,
that kind of stuff.  So I was shocked when I heard them play
Subdivisions one day.  Neat...  (Great station usually, unless you only
like Rush/harder rock--I haven't heard much like that since...)

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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1993 18:05 EDT
From: CONLEYW@bcvms.bc.edu
Subject: tab?

Is there anyone who knows an alternative way to play the bass solo in
La Villa Strangiato?  I have the transcription from Guitar for the
Practicing musician but It just doesn't sound right to me.  Maybe its just
the fact that I'm not Geddy Lee but I would like to at least get my solo
to sound sort of like Geddy's and the solo in the magazine just doesn't click
for me.  thanks
bill"a Geddy wannabe"conley
conleyw%bcvms.bitnet@mitvma.mit.edu

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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1993 19:05:24 -0500
From: Scott David Daly <skipdaly@wam.umd.edu>
Subject: Open Secrets live?

Hi there...

	I just have a quick question for you all...

	A friend of mine saw RUSH in Arizona on the Hold Your Fire
tour in 87/88 and he SWEARS that they played Open Secrets.  I was
under the impression that this song was never performed live...I've
never seen it on a boot or anything...

	Can anyone add any insight to this?

				Please email!

						Thanks,
						SKIP

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Date: 25 Mar 93 19:53:54 EST
From: "Bill \"Haplo Peart\" RushFan(TM)" <71603.3600@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: The spirt of radio

Hy,
   Ah, Back finally after so long away,
   was I missed probably not.
   Anyway I saw a thread about Radio stations playing Rush Music and
here in the boston area WAAF 107.3 does an awesome job with Rush music
They play everything, You can hear a very good mix of Rush songs and the
DJs love Rush, infact the other night night Tom Sawyer was introed by the Dj
saying that the band coming up had the best drumme{ going in music today,
Latta,
Haplo Peart
AKA
Bill Dunn(RushFan(TM))

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From: beezus@aol.com
Subject: A N.M.S. Post
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 93 20:14:09 EST

Hello, Rusheads!  Here's two points of interest:

1)  It's no secret that Primus is heavily influenced by
Rush.  The first track from their live release "Suck On This"
is a song called "John the Fisherman,"  a song that starts
with the intro from "YYZ."  (It's not just the crotale part,
and it's pretty nifty to hear.)  As for the "Frizzle Fry"
reference in N.M.S. #647, that CD opens with the beginning
of "John the Fisherman" from "Suck On This."  Suddenly the
audio sounds as if the plug was pulled on a turntable, and
the first track, "To Defy the Laws of Tradition," begins.

2)  Does anybody out there have any quality Rush sounds for
the Mac?  I have a few and would be more than happy to attach
them as a file and e-mail 'em to you.  But if you have some
good Rush sounds of your own for the Mac, please e-mail me
at  BEEZUS@AOL.COM  and let me know what you've got.

BEEZUS@AOL.COM

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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 93 17:29:21 PST
From: johnlee@sirius.UVic.CA (John  Lee)
Subject: Lyrical backgrounds

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          The National Midnight Star, Number 650

                  Friday, 26 March 1993
Today's Topics:
           Sting/Geddy;  Radio Rush;  sampling
                           tab?
                    Open Secrets live?
                    The spirt of radio
                      A N.M.S. Post
                   Lyrical backgrounds
                    Rush and weddings
      Re: 03/25/93 - The National Midnight Star #649
               The Official Rush Biography
                     Bits 'n Pieces
                     Michael Anthony
             WNEW 102.7 March Album Madness
              Getting Lost Under the Stage
          Wedding Song, Passwords, DT Petition
                     opening acts...
                  Update the Rush Play
                  Possible album title?
                Good Illinois RUSH Radio
                     2112 questions
                      Rush / Radio
                   Popularity of Rush
          More trivia...For the trivia minded
                    rush publications
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Date: Fri Mar 26 19:18:38 EST 1993
From: rush-mgr
Subject: Administrivia

A few things here... yes, the Rush newsgroup should be alt.music.rush rather
than rec.music.rush -- things got very hectic at work, and when I went to do
the digest my mind was apparently elsewhere... :)

Also, there was a digest sent out earlier, but it was truncated. This is the
REAL version of that same digest. Sorry about that, I didn't catch the culprit
posting until it was too late!

Don't forget about the NMS newsletter currently in the works. If you'd like
more info on that, send e-mail to: jlang@syrinx.umd.edu. Briefly, it will be a
hard copy newsletter with various columns, pictures, etc. and it will be
*free*, except for the cost of mailing it to you.

- rush-mgr

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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1993 16:53:47 -0500 (EST)
From: Herschel A Gelman <hagst3+@pitt.edu>
Subject: Sting/Geddy;  Radio Rush;  sampling

Excerpts from mail: 23-Mar-93 03/23/93 - The National Mid..
rush@syrinx.umd.edu (22607)

> Well, I don't mean to say that Sting is a _bad_ bass player, because he
> definitely isn't.  I really enjoy a lot of his stuff.  He's really solid,
> and writes some catchy stuff.  But, (IMHO, of course) in general he doesn't
> come up with as interesting bass parts as Geddy does.  And Jaco Pastorius
> is (IMHO again) another level or two above Geddy.

Well, I don't know anything about Jaco Pastorius, but I have lots of
problems with the Geddy better than Sting statement.  Personally, I
can't provide any kind of rankings in terms of what groups/artists I
like.  It could be argued that Geddy is a better bass player technically
than Sting, but that's another story.  It's all in my mood--some days I
just want to hear Geddy, other days it's Sting, other days it's Primus,
other days it could be completely bass-less music (solo jazz guitar, or
whatever).  Oh well.  Getting relatively far off of Rush, so I'll stop
babbling about that...

> here are some of the more obscure songs I have
> heard on this station.

> [list deleted...]

True, most of those I've never heard on the radio.  Actually, some I've
never heard at all.  But Working Man, The Trees, and Turn the Page I
hear a lot on local stations.  At least, I used to...I don't listen to
the radio too much.  Red Sector A is also an occasional favorite.  In
fact, I think that Working Man might be the Rush song I've heard on the
radio the most;  it's right up there with Freewill and Spirit...

>In response to the post by Will Geeslin which mentioned the song, "Time To Make
> The Dough Nutz" by Young Black Teenagers (who aren't even black, BTW), I did
> find it slightly interesting because of teh sample from Tom Sawyer, but other
> than that, there is not a whole lot to it.  IMHO, it is just plain a bad song
> and I wouldn't advise anyone to go out of their way to hear it.  Even my
> suitemates, who listen to a lot of rap, thought it sucked.

I'm pretty sure my suitemates will be getting this soon... Ugh...

On the topic of sampling Rush, does anyone have any good suggestions?
I'm taking Music 1441, which is Electronic and Computer Music, and I
just learned how to sample.  I made a tape of various things to take to
the studio and mess around with, and was wondering if anyone has any
good suggestions of Rush to sample.  Except, what I'd be looking for
isn't the same kind of sample that would be used in rap, since I really
can't stand rap.  I'd be using the sample more as a basis for some
melody line (I've already used Bill Clinton for that, but I like Bill,
so you can't really tell it's his voice..  (-:  )

About Rush on the radio:  Near Pittsburgh (meaning it's very hard to
pick up) is 107.1 (Z107) which basically emphasizes CSNY, Dylan, Doors,
that kind of stuff.  So I was shocked when I heard them play
Subdivisions one day.  Neat...  (Great station usually, unless you only
like Rush/harder rock--I haven't heard much like that since...)

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|  hagst3+@pitt.edu   |  at the roulette wheel over what I considered to   |
|     (412)648-4309   |  an odd number."                 -- Steven Wright  |
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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1993 18:05 EDT
From: CONLEYW@bcvms.bc.edu
Subject: tab?

Is there anyone who knows an alternative way to play the bass solo in
La Villa Strangiato?  I have the transcription from Guitar for the
Practicing musician but It just doesn't sound right to me.  Maybe its just
the fact that I'm not Geddy Lee but I would like to at least get my solo
to sound sort of like Geddy's and the solo in the magazine just doesn't click
for me.  thanks
bill"a Geddy wannabe"conley
conleyw%bcvms.bitnet@mitvma.mit.edu

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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1993 19:05:24 -0500
From: Scott David Daly <skipdaly@wam.umd.edu>
Subject: Open Secrets live?

Hi there...

	I just have a quick question for you all...

	A friend of mine saw RUSH in Arizona on the Hold Your Fire
tour in 87/88 and he SWEARS that they played Open Secrets.  I was
under the impression that this song was never performed live...I've
never seen it on a boot or anything...

   [ The only Arizona show for HYF listed in the tour dates is 2/1/88, in 
     Phoenix. Anyone heard/saw this show?			: rush-mgr ]

	Can anyone add any insight to this?

				Please email!

						Thanks,
						SKIP

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Date: 25 Mar 93 19:53:54 EST
From: "Bill \"Haplo Peart\" RushFan(TM)" <71603.3600@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: The spirt of radio

Hy,
   Ah, Back finally after so long away,
   was I missed probably not.
   Anyway I saw a thread about Radio stations playing Rush Music and
here in the boston area WAAF 107.3 does an awesome job with Rush music
They play everything, You can hear a very good mix of Rush songs and the
DJs love Rush, infact the other night night Tom Sawyer was introed by the Dj
saying that the band coming up had the best drumme{ going in music today,
Latta,
Haplo Peart
AKA
Bill Dunn(RushFan(TM))

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From: beezus@aol.com
Subject: A N.M.S. Post
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 93 20:14:09 EST

Hello, Rusheads!  Here's two points of interest:

1)  It's no secret that Primus is heavily influenced by
Rush.  The first track from their live release "Suck On This"
is a song called "John the Fisherman,"  a song that starts
with the intro from "YYZ."  (It's not just the crotale part,
and it's pretty nifty to hear.)  As for the "Frizzle Fry"
reference in N.M.S. #647, that CD opens with the beginning
of "John the Fisherman" from "Suck On This."  Suddenly the
audio sounds as if the plug was pulled on a turntable, and
the first track, "To Defy the Laws of Tradition," begins.

2)  Does anybody out there have any quality Rush sounds for
the Mac?  I have a few and would be more than happy to attach
them as a file and e-mail 'em to you.  But if you have some
good Rush sounds of your own for the Mac, please e-mail me
at  BEEZUS@AOL.COM  and let me know what you've got.

   [ There are some very nice ones available on syrinx.umd.edu via anonymous
     ftp, in the rush/MacSounds directory.		  	  : rush-mgr ]

BEEZUS@AOL.COM

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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 93 17:29:21 PST
From: johnlee@sirius.UVic.CA (John  Lee)
Subject: Lyrical backgrounds

	In NMS #649 Kevin Field mentioned "Absalom, Absalom!" (Distant Early 
Warning and was wondering if it had any connections with a William Faulkner 
book.  I personally have no idea, but I have a fairly solid idea where 
"Absalom" originated.  If you don't already know, and I'm pretty sure I'm 
right, Noah was supposed to have had a son named Absalom (in the Old 
Testament).  That much I know.  As I remember, Absalom fell short of 
someone's expectations of him (God's or Noah's) and something rather dismal 
happened to him.  Perhaps he refused to accept that (Distant Early Warning) 
there would soon be a large-ish volume of water about and then got caught by 
the water.  High Water (no relation there I hope).  
	I have never delved into the Bible so you might want to verify it for 
yourself.

	Other possibly-unheard-of Rush lyrical roots:

--Rivendell (Fly By Night) was a safe haven for travellers in Tolkien's "Lord 
of the Rings".  The Illustrated version had some cool pictures.

--La Villa Strangiato was the result of a nightmare that Alex Lifeson had.

--YYZ was inspired from Lester B. Pearson International Airport, located in 
Toronto.  Ever check the 3-letter tag on you luggage when you pass through 
there?  I'm assuming the hustle and bustle of commuters had something to do 
with the way the tune goes.

--Next time you're at a library, find a copy of "Paradise Lost" by John 
Milton, the Eighteenth-century romantic poet.  It's kind of long, but if you 
scan through the part where Satan get ejected from Heaven and keep the lyrics 
to The Big Money in the back of your mind, some connections will throw 
themselves at you. 

--Xanadu came from Samuel T. Coleridge's "Kubla Khan".  Read it and be 
surprised.  He lived about the same time as Milton, both of them in England.

					---------John

   [ Please remember to use < 80 characters per line!		: rush-mgr ]

P.S.  If I had to pick my favorite all-time Rush song, it would by 2112 in its 
entirity.  That is quite an awe-inspiring piece of work.  Each time I listen 
to it it's like there's some new aspect that wasn't there before.  And every 
time it kicks ass. 

P.P.S.  Response to Jeremy Todd Strzynsi:
I have 2 Rush-related passwords.  One is for UNIX.

P.P.S.  For the Rush fan who has everything, don't forget Geddy's guest 
appearance on Bob & Doug MacKenzie's "Great White North" album release (1980 
or 81).  He sings "Take Off" while Bob & Doug squabble with each other.

And what do the NMS shirt prints look like?  Can't wait till I learn how to 
F.T.P.!

  [ For anyone wanting more info on the NMS shirts, send e-mail to:
    meg@syrinx.umd.edu					: rush-mgr ]


----------------------------------John Lee--------------------------------------
                         ( Victoria, B.C., CANADA )

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Date:         Thu, 25 Mar 93 19:57:53 CST
From: Tracey <TMCCART3@UA1VM.UA.EDU>
Subject:      Rush and weddings

Heh-heh-heh...

In the summer of 1988, my best friend got married. He and his bride to
be wanted some pretty guitar music, and so my friend, a fellow Rush-head,
asked me if I could do "Broon's Bane." So I did. To this day, the bride,
her family, his family, and the guests assume the song was a hymn of
some sort.

Hope none of 'em are reading this...

Tracey

P.S. Could we please have a roll call of the other women on this list??

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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1993 22:00:15 -0500
From: Sister Ray <moleface@wam.umd.edu>
Subject: Re: 03/25/93 - The National Midnight Star #649


>Is it just me, or does anyone else dream of an extended version of  
>_The Trees_?

There _is_ one!  Do the words "Broon's Bane" mean anything to you?

Moleface

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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 93 22:42:20 EST
From: kgdykes@Thinkage.On.CA (Ken Dykes)
Subject: The Official Rush Biography

In this month's issue of "Canadian Musician, Apr/93"
there is an ad from "The Music Bookstore"

one of the books being advertised is:

Visions: The Official Rush Biography
by: Bill Banasiewicz

The only sanctioned biography of Canada's superstars of rock.
Exclusive band photos not available anywhere else.

Order #: MS059  $25.95cdn + 10% shipping + 7% tax

Visa/MC/Amex, 1-800-265-8481 both canada/usa

my apologies if the existence of this book has been mentioned here
before.

   - Ken Dykes, Thinkage Ltd., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada    [43.47N 80.52W]
         kgdykes@thinkage.on.ca          postmaster@thinkage.com 
         harley-request@thinkage.on.ca   {uunet | uunet.ca}!thinkage!kgdykes

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Subject: Bits 'n Pieces
From: sheep@gargoyle.hacktic.nl (Frank Schaapherder)
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 93 08:19:35 CET

Hey there,

Since it's been quite some time since I have been on this list 
(I'm glad I'm back on the net before the new album), I thought,
well, let's react on some stuff.

>From: A8732112@SIUCVMB.SIU.EDU
>Subject: Songs and copies
>
>I'm not to sure of the song bu on the album Frixzzle Fry by Primus 
>the begining of one of the songs is the drummer playing a terrible 
>version of YYZ and as soon as the bass hits that first note they all 
>cut out like when you put your hand on a record that was playing, 
>you all know that sound don't you?????? Oh, Well enough for know(-k_).

Hmm, I think this may best be seen as a Primus-kind-of tribute to Rush.
Les Claypool in fact is a huuuge Rush fan. And when they do (partial)
covers, they bastardise them. He did the same in concert last year
with Zeppelin's Kashmir.

>From: jsandfor@mib05.eng.ua.edu (Jamie W. Sandford)
>Subject: More Strange things in T-town...
>
>	I thought I would let everyone know (if you didn't know already) 
>that there may be some rare Master Recording versions (you know, the 
>gold, overpriced CDs?) floating around the Southeast of 
>"Moving Pictures".  [...] If you can
>get your hands on one, they might be a tiny bit valuable one day.

In the same (??) vain, I purchased a CD-copy of Signals to replace my
vinyl one. I played it at home, and to my astonishment some
Mexican sounding band started playing "Speedy Gonzalez". Of course
I thought the employee in the store had made a mistake, but the
CD itself also said "Signals" in big letters. I swapped it
at the store for a real copy.

Hmm, think this will do right now.

Oops, forgot to ask this: Just before I left, there was a lot of 
talking about NMS T-shirts. Did this beast ever get into existance
and if so, where can I get one? 

   [ For more info on the NMS shirts, please send e-mail to:
     meg@syrinx.umd.edu					: rush-mgr ]

Now I'm really done, cheers,




--                                                                --
Sheep
(cute .sig under construction)

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From: "Larry Salomon Jr." <os2man@Panix.Com>
Subject: Michael Anthony
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1993 07:33:18 -0500 (EST)

Listen to _Van Halen II_ and _Women and Children First_?  There are a few
good bass RIFFS on those albums, but nothing that remains imaginative
throughout the whole song.

What's the point anyways?  There's been nothing good since...too much Jack
Daniels, I s'pose.  :)

Cheers,
Q

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From: "Larry Salomon Jr." <os2man@Panix.Com>
Subject: WNEW 102.7 March Album Madness
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1993 07:37:09 -0500 (EST)

WNEW is having there NCAA-style album faceoff and I can't believe that
_Moving Pictures_ isn't in there.  They do have U2's _Joshua Tree_, and
while I like the album, IMO it is too recent.

This is one of the peeves I have about this station...eesh!  I say we 
wardial the station and have digitized messages saying "Play Rush!"...NOT!

Cheers,
Q

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From: "Larry Salomon Jr." <os2man@Panix.Com>
Subject: Getting Lost Under the Stage
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1993 07:40:30 -0500 (EST)

Yeah, this was based on an incident that happened to Kiss.  I think it
had something to do with having the lights out so that they could ride up
the elevators to the stage without being seen...except that they couldn't
find the elevators.  :)

Cheers,
Q

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Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1993 10:15:10 -0500 (EST)
From: Chad H Hutchinson <ghost@brahms.udel.edu>
Subject: Wedding Song, Passwords, DT Petition

Hi kids,

   I read in yesterday's NMS that someone (Mark from here at U of D) asked
about Rush being played at a wedding.  Well, back in August, one of my
roommate got married and he made up a tape for the DJ to play during
dinner.  On the tape, he included "Different Strings."  Personally, I'd
like to hear "Ghost Of A Chance" at mine whenever that may be.

   Passwords...Well, both my login name (ghost) and my password are Rush
related.  "Ghost" comes from "Ghost Of A Chance" because of how much I
like the song along with some other reasons that stem from freshman year
and my fraternity.  

   I've been putting off this for a little while just because I don't want
any trouble, but here goes.  I know some of you do not like Dream Theater,
but MANY (very many) of us NMSers do.  While I am on the Dream Theater
list as well as being active on the NMS, I have taken the responsibility
of organizing a petition to have Dream Theater open for Rush on the next
tour.  I'm glad to see that some of you have already mentioned in posts to
the NMS that you would like to see this (or "no one" as one person said). 
If anyone here on the NMS would like to help in the cause, send me E-mail
and put "Send 'em to me" on the request line.  I will send you a copy of
the cover sheet w/ purpose and the signature sheet.  I know some of you
are saying "Oh, man, that's stupid.  I hate Dream Theater!" Well that's
fine, we all have our right to opinions, so if you feel you have something
to say (good or bad), don't post it, send it to me.  I'd prefer good
comments!!  I hope to get some support.  Thanks.

   I want to ask one thing...Is there any way to relay signals from radio
stations in other areas?  I would love to be able to listen to those
Massachusetts stations, Buffalo stations, and Q107 from Toronto at will! 
Just curious...

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|    \         \     \    \        \         	   ghost@brahms.udel.edu   |
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Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1993 12:18:26 -0500
From: Methuselah <fontaine@wam.umd.edu>
Subject: opening acts...

	Honestly, Primus is the One True Opening Act.  I wouldn't  
hear differently.

			---the fontanater---

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Date: 26 Mar 93 13:28:45 EST
From: "Bill \"Haplo Peart\" RushFan(TM)" <71603.3600@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: Update the Rush Play

Hy,
   I would like to update the Rush listening in the boston area,
   I reported that WAAF plays Rush,(A reason I listen to it), weel
hear is the lowdown on it.  They have in the last 24 hours played 1 rush
song every 1.5 hours how is that.  I love Boston!!!!, what a town( and a 
band but this is about Rush) I would also like to point out that there is a 
reference to REush in the Ultima 7 computer game.  In a libary there is aok that you can read it speaks of the greatest minstral 
in all the land and the truely awesome music he wrote, name LeePeartSon
Very cool I think,
latta,
Haplo Peart
Bill Dunn

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From: rrr@ideas.com (Richard R. Rubel)
Subject: Possible album title?
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1993 13:18:16 -36507155 (EST)

I belong to another Rush group on another BBS network, and someone who claims
:-) to have a friend who knows someone who... anyway, it's been mentioned that
the title of the new album is "Critical Mass", but that it's probably just
the working title.  Seems like as good a guess as any.
[RICHR]

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Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1993 13:04:26 -0600
From: "Hoke John A." <jhoke@uxa.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: Good Illinois RUSH Radio
 
Greetings.... this is just a quick note to the gentleman down in Southern
Illinois who listens to WTAO "rock" 105.1.  I too realize that S.IL is
a gaping vortex which sucks as far a radio stations go.  WTAO (formerly
104.9 The Eagle) does play SOME Rush, but not as much as one would like.  I
think the most they played was when I sent in a "desert island disk" with my
Rush faves (Lock and Key) that was 45 minutes long, plus a midnight spotlight
on Rush for an entire hour back in '88.
 
I personally would recomend KSHE 95 (95.4 MHz) out of St. Louis... by far the
most redeeming radio station in So. IL, Ea. MO, and that general area.  I'm
not big into Chicago radio (cause I can't get it) but the AM/FM Loop (WLUP)
plays good Rush on occasion... B96 sux!
 
So, if you're in St. Louis for a RUSH concert, dial up 95.4 for pre- and post-
RUSH tunes... afterward they play the entire concert out (all the songs) for
that drive home!
 
Take care and keep those bones rolling.........    JHoke@uxa.cso.uiuc.edu

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Date:    Fri, 26 Mar 1993 14:02:23 -0600 (CST)
From: R1B6116@ZEUS.TAMU.EDU (Mr. Weather)
Subject: 2112 questions

Okay, I know that there was a great debate a while back on what happened
at the end of the song 2112, but I'm looking for a summary of what everyone
thought.  Also, at the very end, when Neil (?) says "Attention all planets of
the Solar Federation, we have assumed control...", what does this mean?

Also, I propose that we have a poll to determine if we are having too
many polls...

Ken Blair / r1b6116@zeus.tamu.edu

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Date:        Fri, 26 Mar 93 14:22:33 EST
From: "(Gerry Good)" <J455%NEMOMUS.bitnet@ACADEMIC.NEMOSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Rush / Radio

Hi All,
  Here in NEMO, we have an OK classic rock station (KRXL, 94.5) that
plays quite a bit of Rush.  Actually, the only band that I've heard more
than Rush is Zep and Neil Young.  I don't listen 24 hours a day, but it
seems every other time I turn on the radio they are playing a Rush tune.
Some of the uncommon ones that they play are...Anthem, Fly By Night
(I've heard this one twice), and the Big Money, as well as the old
standbys, Time Stand Still, Limelight, Subdivisions, etc.  It's actually
a very good station, few repeats.
I like the 20th anniversary idea.  Maybe the you-know-what could add a
line, "in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Rush" or something.
Gerry Good
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Date:         Fri, 26 Mar 93 15:49:41 EST
From: Murali Murugesan <MMURU00@ukcc.uky.edu>
Subject:      Popularity of Rush

Hi Guys,
        A lot has been discussed on why our fav band has not got the 
recognition it must have got.I think every one in the group at one point or 
the other must've thought how much people who did'nt like RUSH missed.Well I 
feel that RUSH will always and always appeal to only a small sector of audience
(Just becos they don't conform to a lot of stuff all groups follow) The 
variety and the depthness of RUSH music and lyrics cannot be appretiated by 
most people who expect music to be always rhythmic or rebellic or to be 
enjoyed when they're in stupor! What I've written is hardly "flammable" but I 
welcome any comments or discussion.
         As about emotions in RUSH's songs.I warmly agree that there is a whole
lot of emotions in their songs.Infact by the time I finish hearing a RUSH song
I'd have gone thru a whole gamut of emotions.(ecstacy,pleasure.......)
         As for Radio stations which play RUSH songs here in Lexington,KY
(Central KY) there is always "a ghost of a chance" that you'll hear RUSH.I 
envy you guys!!!

MURALI

    *  watch the cats tame all the teams for the NCAA title. *

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Date: 	Fri, 26 Mar 1993 13:52:28 PST
From: JJones.wbst129@xerox.com
Subject: More trivia...For the trivia minded

And another thing,
	I don't think that I have ever seen it mentioned here, so I will.  In
the liner notes for Metallica's Master of Puppets they thank our favorite
Canadian threesome.  Interesting!  I wonder what kind of input they had on that
album or if it was just moral support.

	I have a question that has bugged me since I read the liner notes to
Moving Pictures.  Where on that album, if at all, does Neil play plywood?!  I
have listened to that album a thousand times and I have yet to hear anything
resembling a flat tree.  Enquiring minds, OK I want to know.  Any info?  Is
there anybody out there? :-)

"I see red..."
Jeff
JJones.wbst129@xerox.com

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Subject: rush publications
From: DHUART@lear.sinclair.edu
Date: 26 Mar 93 17:36:08 EST

Dear Rush Fans:

This is awesome!! A whole micro-cosmic planet, a complete society, even
devoted to the Great Ones. This is my first posting due to the fact that i 
have only been among you good people for three days now.

So please excuse any redundant, obvious, or just plain dumb questions I might 
pose.
   
Just curious to know how many books there might be out there about the boyz.
Would appreciate any info on obtaining them. I have been listening to RUSH
since 2112. (I first saw them on PerWav tour in Dayton Ohio. Seen them with my 
fellow RUSH fan duane (also a member of our group). At least once at their 
ability to drive the crowd into a frenzy, and to just plain blow your face 
off. Bring back Max Webster for an opening act. Also .38 Special has a song 
called Chain lighting. A twentieth aniversary bash does seem in order.

Gotta go. Would be great if we could get it off the ground and rolling.

                  Later,
                      Dave (dhuart@lear.Sinclair.edu)

   [ Your message came through with LOTS of control characters. I edited your
     mail as best as I could, please check next time to see that they aren't in
     your message!						: rush-mgr ]

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