Rush Fan Speaks

The truth is that the Canadian rock band Rush is the same as that I am, and wow, that’s really not young anymore.

An older fan brought to one of their gigs.  It was the 1980s and the older one, had become a fan in the 1970s.

Recently online, I saw some new fans, 21st century teen fans mostly.  Some people’s kids like the band and become fans in their own right.  Once one gets to know what is going on, people can learn more about how to gauge a fan’s age group if it is not immediately obvious, by asking which album made them a fan.  Despite being a very unusual person in some respects, I became a fan with their best selling album/cd of the 1980s Moving Pictures “just like everybody else”.

One fun thing about being a fan of such a long time band, is that one can stick with it for decades or can even go away from them for a while and then come back, refreshed by how they have changed their sound etc..

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Disturbed, now that it’s all over 2015

This is just about tunes.  I discovered the band Disturbed through Indianapolis’s X103.3 radio station.  In truth, I have dealt with leading a very different sociological lifestyle for the past few years in a German village and it made me sort of exaggerate the memory of everything I liked about living while being way more socially included:  a big city in which most folks speak English…including the memories of the band’s new hit singles on the car  radio.

During the past few years I have continued to ‘learn some music’ by which I only mean as a fan/listener type and with plenty of time on my hands I finally got around to listening to at least 4 or 5 of Disturbed’s cds so much that I have memorized some of the music even though I still can’t play it.  LOL and Duh, but none of the songs can be effectively played by one person, even if the person is a well trained musician let alone if one is not.  In truth, the way I am it can take 100 repeats of listening to a song to pick up a stable awareness of the different parts.  The first 39 times my brain sort of flits between absorbing the whole thing as one and switching around from noticing a few drum beats, one stanza of the song lyrics and then a few riffs, etc..  This creates of good holistic image and is horribly inaccurate for being clear about who actually did what when it comes to every song.  I’m sure large #s of you have similar experiences as a music listener.

This is the not the only band who’s music I have listened to, but one of the big ‘newish’ ones.  They are actually younger than me, which freaks me out at moments, but less than 5 years younger I think, so it is not too weird.

They dissolved the band, feeling they completed their mission and ready to move on.  I am just glad if they quit while they were ahead and don’t hate each other and will turn up elsewhere.  I have heard of the Device project but don’t know it.

I’d love to read your comments about how you think and feel about music, this band or another.