I’ve been walking around most of the day with Tom Sawyer from Moving Pictures going through my head. Haven’t had that happen for years.
I’m hearing the Rush lyrics in a whole different light. Maybe I didn’t remember them that well back then. (Many of you know the possible reason for that!) Or maybe I didn’t pay as much attention to some of them. But, Cinderella Man, Closer To The Heart, even 2112 have new meaning now.
I don’t know why I haven’t listed to Rush in so long.
After living in the new house for almost a year, I’ve finally put the finishing touches on the audio system. We have speaker wiring in 8 rooms, but haven’t been able to wire up all of the speakers because we needed an impedance matcher to avoid blowing up the receiver. Well, we’ve had the impedance matcher in a box for a couple of months, so I thought today would be a good day to finish it. All 8 sets of speakers are up and running.
In memory of Kevin, I’m playing all of my Rush albums back to back. The house is now officially christened the “Rushhouse.”
I’m gonna play it loud enough for Kevin to hear it in heaven today!
Back in 1980, after I had recently moved to Buffalo, a new friend introduced me to Rush. Very soon after getting into Permanent Waves, I went to my first ever rock concert – Rush, of course. Then came Moving Pictures around the same time a became close friends with Kevin. I hooked him on Rush and proceeded to do the same for two other good friend of ours – Jim and Mike I. Also around the same time, my parents gave me their old 1974 Saab 99 EMS. My brother had improved the sound system with better speakers and a Blaunpunkt head unit. All I had to do was add my good friends and Rush tapes – and voila – instant Rushmobile. Special thanks Todd and Mike M. for tolerating Rush all of the time. Not that they had a choice if they wanted a ride!