Just a collection of good music and videos I've liked over the years. Feel free to add some of your own.
Ok, a lot of you people ask the same questions over and over. "What did Neil mean by this? What did Neil mean by that?" For those of us that have taken the greater portion of our important lives to get to understand the band, this is very annoying. I was telling Geddy this over a cold one the other night, and he suggested that I, since I am the sort of person who can relate to all people, write a little something to help you guys out.
I remember trying to listen to 2112 while on a shopping trip with my parents to Guildford mall. I was about 14 at the time. I convinced them to replace their "Roger Whittaker" tape with my copy of 2112.
There is a certain amount of science to audio engineering , what I mean is that you have to make the sound fit into the medium, so you have to learn the limits of your medium, speakers and amplifiers. That’s what mastering is really all about. In fact, at first, mastering engineers were just that, engineers. All they did was make sure that the sounds they were given fit into the medium, but over time, mastering developed into the art that it is today, so as audio engineers we have to study both the science and the art. The same thing applies to being a mix engineer, but I think the art is more important in mixing, while in mastering the science is more dominant.
Wow, I bought this 31 years ago. Seems like yesterday. Although a few songs on this album (Queensryche: Empire) hit way better on the Top 40 Charts, this is still the best song. Much respect!
Just a really cool version of Times Like These, performed by a whole bunch of people quarantined at home. Also Dave Grohl and Tyler Hawkins playing the drums on a... Lava Lamp. Very strange that, but very good the song.
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Just like I wanna be years from now in the old folks home - help me die, but don't hold me down. Life had still gotta be enjoyable. Don't be mean just because I still have self-will!
I cannot believe so much time has passed so quickly. When I first heard Joe's music, I was barely 20, he was 31 or 32. Not only did Joe turn 60, he did a year ago and I just found this video a year later, what a great party - many very famous people (Dream Theater, Deep Purple [That had to blow him away, they were already established heros to him when he first started playing, bet he never dreamed it could happen back when he was a teenager - his heroes, telling him Happy Birthday. Too Cool!] and more!) wishing him happy birthday.Fo
Hard to believe this thrashing instrumental metal is done by an all-girl Japanese band!
So, uh... Either the best or the worst metal I've ever heard/seen. I am not sure what I just saw. Starts off lame... really lame.
Well, tried to put these songs up on BitTorrent, but apparently I am too stupid. :)
What follows is an original story which appeared in the November 1973 issue of Road & Track magazine which was read by Neil Peart of Rush and became the basis of their song "Red Barchetta"!
You'll be surprised what their next gig will be.
No point insulting Lars Ulrich. He's already dead!
I like the way that I make you itch
And all the reasons I give you to bitch
And how I make you wanna scream in pain
And feel your life is just a losing game
Anyway, this is how I was able to record from my bass using an M-Audio FastTrack USB recording interface connected to my Sequel 2 PC.
All citizens are ordered to report to their District detention centers!
Do not return to your homes; do not contact anyone!
Do not use any cellular or GPS devices!
Surrender all weapons at once!
This way to the camps!
I woke up in a black FEMA box
Darkness was all around me, in my coffin
My dreams are all nightmares anymore
And this is what I dream every night
The Leader of the New World Order, the President of the United States
Has declared anyone now residing inside the US of A
Without the RFID chip, you're just an illegal alien
An enemy combatant of America, welcome to the New World Order
This is the end of the road; this is the end of the line
This is the end of your life; this is the...
A society in a society, inside the fence life as you know it stops
They got their rules of conduct and we got ours
Be quick or be dead, you crumble up and die, the clock is
Ticking so slowly and so much can happen in an hour
I learned my lessons the hard way, every scar I earned
I had to bleed, inside the day yard
A system of controlled movement, like a giant ant farm
Any time is long time, now you're not in charge of your time anymore
The Ex-President signed a secret bill that can
Land a legal US Citizen in jail and the
Patriot act stripped away our constitutional rights
They say a Concentration camp just popped up, yeah, right!
Refuse the chip? Ha!
Get persecuted and beat by the
Tyranny of Mind Control, for the mark of the beast
All rights removed, you're punished, captured, and enslaved
Believe me when I say, "This IS the Endgame!"
Megadeth Endgame lyrics
Why is marijuana not legal? Why is marijuana not legal?
It’s a natural plant that grows in the dirt.
Do you know what’s not natural?
80 year old dudes with hard-ons. That’s not natural.
But we got pills for that.
We’re dedicating all our medical
resources to keeping the old guys erect,
but we’re putting people in jail for
something that grows in the dirt?
You know we have more prescription drugs now.
Every commercial that comes on TV is a prescription drug ad.
I can’t watch TV for four minutes
without thinking I have five serious diseases.
Like: “Do you ever wake up tired in the morning?”
Oh my god I have this, write this down. Whatever it is, I have it.
Half the time I don’t even know what the commercial is…
people running in fields or flying kites
or swimming in the ocean.
I’m like that is the greatest disease ever. How do you get that?
That disease comes with a hot chick and a puppy.
The schools now… It is all about
self-esteem in the schools now.
Build the kids’ self-esteem,
make them feel good about themselves.
If everybody grows up with high self-esteem, who is going to dance in our strip clubs?
What’s going to happen to our porno industry?
These women don’t just grown on trees.
It takes lots of drunk dads missing dance recitals before you decide to blow a goat on the internet for fifty bucks.
And if that disappears, where does that leave me on a Friday night with my new high speed connection?
Masterminds are another word that comes up all the time.
You keep hearing about these terrorists masterminds that get killed in the middle east.
Mastermind is sort of a lofty
way to describe what these guys do, don’t you think?
They’re not masterminds.
“OK, you take bomb, right?
And you put in your backpack. And you get on bus and you blow yourself up. Alright?”
“Why do I have to blow myself up? Why can’t I just…”
“Who’s the fucking mastermind here? Me or you?”
Americans, let’s face it:
We’ve been a spoiled country for a long time.
Do you know what the number one health risk in America is?
Obesity. They say we’re in the middle of an obesity epidemic.
An epidemic like it is polio.
Like we’ll be telling our grand kids about it one day.
The Great Obesity Epidemic of 2004.
“How’d you get through it grandpa?”
“Oh, it was horrible Johnny,
there was cheesecake and pork chops everywhere.”
Nobody knows why were getting fatter? Look at our lifestyle.
I’ll sit at a drive thru.
I’ll sit there behind fifteen other cars instead of getting up to make the eight foot walk to the totally empty counter.
Everything is mega meal, super sized.
Want biggie fries, super sized, want to go large.
You want to have thirty burgers for a nickel
you fat mother fucker. There’s room in the back. Take it!
Want a 55 gallon drum of Coke with that?
It’s only three more cents.
Sometimes you have to suffer a little bit in your youth to motivate yourself to succeed in later life.
Do you think if Bill Gates got laid in high school,
do you think there’d be a Microsoft?
Of course not.
You got to spend a long time in your own locker with your underwear shoved up your a$ before you start to think,
“You’ll see. I’m going to take over the world with computers! I’ll show them.”
We’re in one of the richest countries in the world,
but the minimum wage is lower than it was thirty five years ago.
There are homeless people everywhere.
This homeless guy asked me for money the other day.
I was about to give it to him and then
I thought he'll just use it on drugs or alcohol.
And then I thought, that’s what I’m going to use it on.
Why am I judging this poor bastard.
People love to judge homeless guys. Like if you give them money they’re just going to waste it.
Well, he lives in a box, what do you want him to do?
Save it up and buy a wall unit?
Take a little run to the store for a throw rug and a CD rack?
I walked behind this guy the other day.
A homeless guy asked him for money.
He looks right at the homeless guy
and says why don’t you go get a job you bum.
People always say that to homeless guys like it is so easy.
This homeless guy was wearing
his underwear outside his pants.
Outside his pants.
I’m guessing his resume isn’t all up to date.
I’m predicting some problems during the interview process.
I’m pretty sure even McDonalds has a
“underwear goes inside the pants” policy.
Not that they enforce it really strictly,
but technically I’m sure it is on the books.