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Monday, February 12, 2007


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Best post ever.

I sat through a tent revival like that once for a girlfriend who's mother kinda lost it mid life and ended up religious crazy like the mother from the Stephen King novel CARRIE. Just crazy. She said if I went, she'd take us to the all-you-can-eat buffet afterwards.

Who could resist?

Thank you, hilarious story, you made my day! :)

Nick & Rush.

Bart & Iron Butterfly.

I'll refrain from chuckling or commenting on the religious side of your experience, but I do have to say that Rush is about as good a non-hymn as you could have played. There's one hymn that sounds just like the Oscar Meyer Weiner song - its nearly impossible to hear it without laughing. And there's another hymn that talks about, "Were the whole ocean filled with ink, and the skies a scroll." Every time we sing it I think of this: http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/index.jhtml?ml_video=35785

Speaking of Iron Man on the piano, check out The Bad Plus. Ethan Iverson plays a mean rendition.

I used to write the lyrics to my fav rush songs on the back of the bulletin to stay awake in church... tom sawyer...limelight...tears...sub divisions... If you had played closer to the heart at my church... I would have dug out my lighter!

*laugh* that rocked! I've sat through a surprising number of odd religious ceremonies myself all for girls I was madly in love with at the time, from a 3 hour Catholic mass that ended in a public questioning of my circumcision to an interpretive version of a Wiccan solstice dance. Ahh, the things we do for love.

Rush... frigging classic.

Yes! When we are practicing in Reality or Quest, I find myself playing Rush a lot. Of course, no one knows the songs, but it's still a fun thing to do!

Great post Nick!

Seeing those old Rush videos does the body good. I would have loved to have seen their faces if you got up there to play, only knowing a few Slayer songs. 'Cult' would have been strangely amusing. Nice job.

Pushed that 'post' button a little too soon. I can just see Nick up there performing this:


Oh, man. That is too funny.

Smooth. I especially like it in view of the fact that a lot of fundamentalist types regard Rush as being blatantly Satanic. 'cause, you know, if there's a five-pointed star and a circle, it must be an evil device for summoning demons! It's eeeevil, I tells ya!

Too bad about the sudden closing of Starwood; odds were high that this year's tour was going to start there.

Gee that's odd.... once while attending a Rush concert, I was asked on stage to perform a song and all I knew were a couple of hymns!! J/K of course LOL... couldn't help it, Nick.

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