Two lifelong friends discuss the albums of and topics related to their favorite band, RUSH
Ep. 112: Steve Brown, The Stars Look Down: Songs for Neil, Vol. 2
50:13A year ago, we spoke with RushFest Scotland founder Steve Brown about the album of Rush cover songs he put together to raise money for charity. Steve's back again to tell us about The Stars Look Down: Songs for Neil, Vol. 2. He tells us about the reception volume 1 received and we play some of the songs from the new collection.
Ep. 111: Hugh Syme
53:01This week, we're talking with Hugh Syme, the man behind Rush's indelible album covers and art work! From Caress of Steel to Clockwork Angels and everything in between, Hugh's contributions to the Rush landscape are impossible to overestimate. Join us as Hugh recounts the process of creating Rush album covers, opines on connection between an album cover and music behind it, and discusses the new expanded edition of his coffee table book The Art of Rush: Serving a Life Sentence.
Ep. 110: David DeRocco, Chair of the Neil Peart Memorial Task Force
40:43The Neil Peart Memorial Task Force has recently released its short list of finalists for the memorial at Lakeside Park. This week we talk with David DeRocco, the chair of the Task Force, about the process so far, the scope of the project, and when a design will be chosen.
Ep. 109: Musician Mike Massé
53:36In our most recent episode of Rush Covers series (ep. 104), we played a version of Mystic Rhythms by singer/guitarist Mike Massé. This week we go in depth with Mike about his life, his Rush fandom, and how he approaches his unique covers. Then we play more of his Rush tunes! And here’s the link to the fan-created pdf we talk about that contains links to every song Mike has ever performed on his livestreams: Mikemasse.com/artists.pdf
EP. 108: Clockwork Angels, Pt. 4
1:03:24This is it folks. The finale episode about Clockwork Angels, wherein we discuss Headlong Flight, BU2B2, Wish Them Well, and The Garden. This episode is also the last one about a Rush studio album--which means that from now on, we're working without the net of having a studio album to talk about. Wish us luck!
Ep. 107: Clockwork Angels, Pt. 3
54:00We're barreling toward the end of Clockwork Angels! Up this week: Halo Effect, Seven Cities of Gold, and The Wreckers. This is where our hero Owen Hardy comes face to face with the differences between his ideals and how the world is. Join us!
Ep. 106: Clockwork Angels, Pt. 2
54:53In this week's episode, we keep on keeping on with Clockwork Angels. On the block are the title song, The Anarchist, and Carnies--three utterly fantastic songs! Join us as we wade farther and farther into this classic album!
Ep. 105: Clockwork Angels, Pt. 1
58:34We've read your emails and tweets, so we're just gonna do it: this week we're talking Clockwork Angels! CA is an absolute masterpiece. It's as if every lesson Rush learned over their career was distilled into one album. Has any other band in the history of rock music ended their career with one of their greatest achievements? I'll answer that for you: no. We hope you enjoy this first of four episodes on this amazing album!
Ep. 104: Rush Covers, Pt. 3
54:07It's time again for another round of Rush cover songs! Ten more artists playing their favorite Rush tunes! If you loved our previous episodes highlighting Rush cover songs--episodes 71 and 90--then we hope you'll dig this one too!
Ep. 103: Maiah Wynne, Envy of None, Singer/Songwriter
52:53Maiah Wynne is an award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Portland, OR, whose beautifully crafted songs have garnered her dedicated fans from around the world. After winning a mentorship with Andy Curran in a songwriting contest, the two began collaborating on songs, which led to Maiah writing lyrics and singing on the upcoming Envy of None project. Maiah tells us about her lifelong passion for music, her vast instrument collection, and, of course, working with Andy and Alex Lifeson.