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Deep Rush Thoughts

Deep Rush ThoughtsBack in the infancy of the internet, otherwise known as the early 1990's, well before the proliferation of Rush-themed websites like Eric Hansen's Power Windows (1998), Ed Stenger's RushIsABand (2002) or, well, this website (2004), Rush fans the world over joined together with their online brethren to discuss all things related to the band at the National Midnight Star; an email-based newsletter that ran from June 1990 until the late 90's. While the NMS is no longer in operation, you can read the first 700 entries of the newsletter directly at this LINK.

One of the many features that proliferated within the newsletter was dubbed "Deep Rush Thoughts". Members of the NMS would post their Rush-infused ponderings in an often humorous, and sometimes crude, fashion. After doing some internet sleuth work, I was able to uncover what I believe is the complete list of posted "Deep Rush Thoughts" that originally appeared on the NMS.

Believing this was a piece of Rush-fan history that needed to see the light of day again, I decided to re-post most of the original entries here (I removed a few utterly vulgar and non-Rush related entries). In addition, for those of you who are on Facebook, you can add to the list at the bottom of this page via the Facebook comments module.

I hope you enjoy this look back at the Rush online community as it was way back when...

Enjoy-
I think if Beethoven were alive today, he would really love Rush's music. That is, if he could hear it.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
The middle-aged Madonna calls her neighbor on the phone. Her neighbor hangs up on her because that "Sex" book she posed for in the '90s was really tasteless.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
I see red, it hurts my head. The red is the blood dripping from the gaping wound on my brow. I just can't understand why seeing it is making my head hurt so much.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
If Neil Peart were a subscriber to the NMS, I bet nobody would believe it was him. They'd be like, "Whatever, 'Neil,' why don't you AOL people go back to the chat rooms where you belong." He'd be bitter and he'd probably start telling us to get a life, and things would just get really ugly.

       ---Anonymous
I think a good practical joke for the boys to play would be if they tell John Rutsey that Neil really does have cancer, and they need him to tour with them. After he learns all of the songs, they could tell him the tour buss leaves at 10:00, but leave at 9:30 without him.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
So there I was, surrounded by thousands of screaming Rush fans, wondering to myself when this loud rock band would lave the stage so I can hear what he has to say about Newt Gingrich.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
I wish Geddy Lee was my dad. Then when other kids say "My dad can kick your dad's ass," I could come back with, "Yeah, but MY dad plays kick-ass bass!"

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
I discovered something that's really amazing. If you stare real, real hard at the 2112 CD cover for about 20 minutes without blinking, your eyes go blurry and start to sting. I bet the priests are responsible for that.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
Sometimes I think I am listening to Rush, and jamming along. But then I realize it is only in my head. Then I realize it must not be just in my head because people are yelling at me to "SHUT UP!"

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
If I ever meet Geddy, Alex or Neil, I want to make a good impression, so I practice what I am going to say. I'll be so nervous that I will probably only be able to drool and make gurgling noises. So I practice drooling, and making gurgling noises.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
The next time By-Tor comes across that Snow Dog, if he wants to win he should leave his sword at home, and bring a super-powered electrical heater instead. Then he could just turn it on, and watch that dog melt away. Of course, finding a long enough extension cord could be a problem.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
If Rush ever decides to add a 4th member to their band, it would probably be best if he didn't play an instrument. Or sing. Maybe he could just bring the guys water when they're thirsty.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
How your life goes must depend on the ethnic background of Lady Luck. If she's white, and that's the way she dances... Oh boy. Bad life.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
"Today's Tom Sawyer, he gets high on you..." Gee. Somebody should tell Tom about weed! It would be too hard for him to fit me in his bong.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
It's a good thing Rush decided to use an "R" as the first letter in the name of their band. Otherwise they might have been called "Bush" or "Lush" and those bands suck.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
I feel sorry for the poor girl in the "Time Stands Still" video. She was trying so hard to film the boys and they just wouldn't let her. When she showed her boss the tape, she probably got fired. It probably ruined her career.

       ---Donald Dintaman (Donald.Dintaman@nmb.norwest.com)
It's no wonder the man on the inside of HYF is juggling those balls. You can only hold onto a flaming sphere for so long...

       ---Chuck Wolff (chuck@rave.net)
After reading Shakespeare's "All the world is a stage" line, I was amazed at his genius. Not only could he write classics of literature, he could build a time machine and buy Rush albums.

       ---Anonymous
Does anyone have a spare copy of "Hemispheres"? Because on mine they forgot to sing on La Villa Strangiato.

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
If the Analog Kid and Digital Man were to have a fight, Digital Man would definitely win. I mean, duh, he's Digital.

       ---Anonymous
If the rides really were laughing at Lakeside Park, perhaps Neil really ought to quit smoking that stuff.

       ---Galen (elmolego@ix.netcom.com)
I bet there's a plastic surgeon in Toronto who's laughing his head off every time he remembers the Yiddish kid with the funny name who actually believed that crap he told him about "the bigger your nose is, the better you'll sing".

       ---David Malan (David_Malan_at_STRM__Provo1@stream.com)
When Rush listens to "The Spirit of Radio," I bet they all air-drum the beginning part. Then their wives just look at them and shake their heads and laugh. Except for Neil's wife, because he's pretty good.

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
I once made a tape that contained 90 minutes of "Didacts and Narpets" played backwards at various speeds. Boy, those folks at the church picnic sure were close-minded when it came to music!

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
"I USED TO PLAY IN RUSH!" screams the mad man. Sure you did Mr. Rutsey, sure you did.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
Geez, that guy who took the picture in the RTB's album must've been taking some whacked out shit.... I mean, we all know that wishbones can't fly, and what the hell was he standing on?

       ---ryanj@uakron.edu (ryanj@uakron.edu)
I wonder if the chick from the time stand still video actually liked working with them, or if they had to pay her lots of money so they could look like studs so people didn't think they were gay.

       ---ryanj@uakron.edu (ryanj@uakron.edu)
Is Finding My Way a Led Zeppelin cover?

       ---ryanj@uakron.edu (ryanj@uakron.edu)
My band was going to cover a rush song, but we had to scrap the idea because we couldn't afford the helium tanks for our lead singer.

       ---ryanj@uakron.edu (ryanj@uakron.edu)
Video Vertigo? Try reading a BOOK for a change!

       ---Karl J. Turner (kjturner@intermedia.com)
I'll bet Terry Brown put all those loser 80's hair bands on the "Working Man" tribute album because he's still bitter about getting canned after "Signals".

       ---Karl J. Turner (kjturner@intermedia.com)
"Driven to the margin of error
Driven to the edge of control
Driven to the margin of terror
Driven to the edge of a deep dark hole."
Thanks, Neil, I'll walk!!!

       ---Karl J. Turner (kjturner@intermedia.com)
I think I've figured out a way to meet Alex Lifeson. I'll just go to the Orbit Room, order dinner, and halfway through, shout "THIS FOOD IS ATROCIOUS!! I DEMAND TO SPEAK TO THE OWNER!!!!!!!" If he's there, though, he'd probably take me into the back room and kick my ass, so I'll just continue to admire him from afar.

       ---Karl J. Turner (kjturner@intermedia.com)
If Neil came up with a new shampoo, with just a little help from Geddy, they could call it Peart Plus.

       ---Ryan S. Pienciak (pienciak@bucknell.edu)
A piece of wood is just a piece of wood, until Neil picks it up and hits something with it. Then it's a relic. Unless of course that something is a person. Then it's evidence.

       ---Rebekah Mills (rebekah@worldnet.att.net)
I was really trying to get the "man & star" image shaved into the back of my head for this tour, but I couldn't find a hair stylist that would do it justice. Every time I let my barber try it I just ended up looking like I had another lobotomy.

       ---Chuck Wolff (tst4echo@sprynet.com)
I'll have to check up on Missouri state law next time, especially the next time I plan to attend a Halloween Rush concert in costume as the naked guy on the Hemispheres cover. The police in St. Louis have no Halloween spirit.

       ---Chuck Wolff (tst4echo@sprynet.com)
Sometimes when I air drum I screw up & drop a stick, which forces me to play with only one stick. But then I realize it's just an air stick and BAM! I got a new one!

       ---Chuck Wolff (tst4echo@sprynet.com)
After a Rush concert ends I continue to stand on my chair clapping wildly & yelling at the top of my lungs, even as they're tearing down the stage. It's too bad nobody else does the same, because we could probably force Rush to play on & on until they collapsed from exhaustion.

       ---Chuck Wolff (tst4echo@sprynet.com)
Looking to outdo all of the wimpy Bic lighters, I smuggled a flame thrower into the arena on the HYF tour. I proceeded to shoot flames high up into the air when cued by Alex's melodic acoustic intro to CttH. Things were just fine until that damn Jumbotron caught fire.

       ---Chuck Wolff (tst4echo@sprynet.com)
I spent an entire day going through my crayons, but I couldn't find the color of Right. I found a bunch of other colors. Finally I had to call the Crayola company. They asked me how I got their phone number and told me not to call again. I guess Neil bought all of them and told them to hang up on people who asked for them, especially if they said that they were RUSH fans. I hope he passes some out at the concerts!

       ---Cory Strode (BINETWORK!B5PO2!strode@biattgw.attmail.com)
If I were ever to take guitar lessons, I'd want to take them from that guy in 2112, 'cause boy, did he ever learn quick. But then again, I don't like to get my hair wet, so I probably wouldn't want to go all the way behind that dumb old waterfall anyways.

       ---Russell Benoit (rbgcp@gnn.com)
Every time me and my best friend CJ go to see Rush live, we get real scared right around the drum solo, 'cause this guy I know said that the only reason Rush has a giant screen is because their real drummer is Ringo Starr, and he just hides behind the screen, and Neil just fakes it.

       ---Russell Benoit (rbgcp@gnn.com)
Man, someone should tell that Power Windows boy to eat something. I bet Neil could use that guy's ribs as another marimba.

       ---Matt Rose (00202116@bigred.unl.edu)
You know that dog on the Signals album? The guy who owned the property that hydrant sat on unfortunately sent his pit bull after him. It's really too bad; his lawn could have used the fertilizer.

       ---Matt Rose (00202116@bigred.unl.edu)
I never realized machinery used for making modern music had hearts, or open hearts for that matter.

       ---Matt Rose (00202116@bigred.unl.edu)
Does anyone else find the Counterparts cover to be completely perverse?

       ---Matt Rose (00202116@bigred.unl.edu)
One time I tried to hold my fire, but after a few seconds my hands fell off.

       ---Matt Rose (00202116@bigred.unl.edu)
If the Priests are so great, how come, in the year 2112, their great computers fill the hallowed halls-by then, couldn't they get a bunch of Powerbooks that would fit on a couple of tables? Or even something smaller?

       ---@uwwvax.uww.edu@gopher.uww.edu (@uwwvax.uww.edu@gopher.uww.edu)
If the members of rush were not from Canada, but rather from outer space, I think I would still like them, but perhaps I would be more frightened about them devouring my flesh than I am now.

       ---HaloJ@aol.com (HaloJ@aol.com)
Geddy Lee truly is talented. Not only is he an exceptional bassist, he can even sing chords!

       ---Timothy P. Moerke (RDFG88C@prodigy.com)
"Yet we keep looking through the eyeglass in reverse." You would think that Neil would be smart enough to figure out the right way to use the thing, but I guess some people never learn.

       ---Timothy P. Moerke (RDFG88C@prodigy.com)
I was in a music store the other day, and guess what? I saw an album by this guy Victor who looked just like Alex Lifeson!

       ---Timothy P. Moerke (RDFG88C@prodigy.com)
You all keep saying that the guys in Rush are human. If this is true, then explain why in the TSS video they speed around the room without lifting a foot?

       ---Jessica Winkworth (cg485@freenet.toronto.on.ca)
Supposing instead of Geddy, Alex and Neil, the guys in Rush were named Manny, Moe and Jack. I bet their music would have lots of "Pep".

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
If I could wave my magic wand, I'd make everything all right. But first I'd make myself a ham sandwich, 'cause man am I hungry!

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
Living in the Limelight would be way cool. Green has always been my favorite color.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
I wonder if the guys got a lot of tickets, and that's why they needed an emotion detector.

       ---jpenna@trc.torso.com (jpenna@trc.torso.com)
If Counterparts was a return to Older Rush, like Moving Pictures, Then the next album may sound like Signals.

       ---James Screaton (J.Screaton@sheffield.ac.uk)
I know the guys are pretty fond of The Shire and places nearby...they go to Rivendell now and again I hear. I thought they had close friends there. I Wonder how come Bilbo never thought to give them a call when he got lost in those caves? Maybe he was looking for the guitar.

       ---Gary Spotts (slofocus@cris.com)
I'm sure some people when cranking Rush really loud think things like "Gee, I hope this isn't disturbing the neighbors" or maybe "I bet this is ruining my hearing." Not me. I'm usually thinking something like "I wonder how much structural damage I'm causing to the house?"

       ---TomServeau@aol.com (TomServeau@aol.com)
If Rush come up with a new instrumental in the key of G, it could be called, "Nuthin' But A G Thing."

       ---The Ugly Duckling (dkallas@emerald.tufts.edu)
If some guy went up to Neil and said, "White men have no rhythm," then Neil would proceed to beat out "The Rhythm Method" with the butt ends of his sticks on the shmendrick's skull, all without saying a word.

       ---The Ugly Duckling (dkallas@emerald.tufts.edu)
Alex must have loved 'Dumb and Dumber,' but I'm sure he cut his hair short in order to look more like Jim Carrey instead of Jeff Daniels.

       ---The Ugly Duckling (dkallas@emerald.tufts.edu)
There is a surefire way for Rush to get their first Top 40 single since "New World Man" : Have a song from the new album included on the soundtrack to a Michelle Pfeiffer movie. After all, look at what it did for Coolio and Celine Dion.

       ---The Ugly Duckling (dkallas@emerald.tufts.edu)
If they *are* using aircars in "Red Barchetta" why do they need roads to begin with, and why would a bridge stop them?

       ---Suni Edson (smedson@mailbox.syr.edu)
The other night, while glancing at that picture of the guy in front of the red star, I had a great idea: the guy could represent Rush Limbaugh and the star could represent truth, knowledge, and enlightenment. Well, maybe it's not such a great idea after all; instead of holding his hands up against truth, knowledge, and enlightenment, Rush Limbaugh just ignores them all together. --Plus he has bigger, flabbier butt-cheeks than that guy.

       ---Frank Cecrle (mcecrle@sbt.infi.net)
I was really freaked out the first time I listened to the song "Animate." When I heard Neil's voice at the beginning, I thought it was some guy in my house. I got over that part, but the spookiness continued as I heard the lyrics. I thought the song was about the ghost of some hermaphroditic and androgynous cartoon demanding to be drawn. Then my friend explained it all to me. Sure "Animate"'s not as creepy as I first thought, but I still refuse to listen to it.

       ---Frank Cecrle (mcecrle@sbt.infi.net)
DVT (Deep Victor Thought): I wonder if Mr. X is a song about Malcolm?

       ---Travis L. Hayden (travis.l.hayden@awo.com)
You would think that with all the money Rush makes, Neil could afford some sort of cancer treatment.

       ---Kara L. Bradley (bradlkl@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Cinderella Man sure is a good song. I didn't know Geddy was a big Jerry Lewis fan. For that matter, he sure didn't seem manic-depressive in the movie.

       ---Kara L. Bradley (bradlkl@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
If you're playing a game with only one die, do you roll the bone? (ooh, that's bad...)

       ---Kara L. Bradley (bradlkl@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Why won't anyone leave Rush's thing alone? First they hide it, then they won't give it back.

       ---Kara L. Bradley (bradlkl@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
It will be really sad when we achieve inter-galactic travel, because just think of all those poor musicians who will fly directly into a black hole thinking it will make them a god or something.

       ---Kara L. Bradley (bradlkl@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
You know, it's a good thing that the boy on the Power Windows album cover wasn't watching Oprah on any of those TV sets, because if he was, I don't think I would have bought it, because I really hate Oprah.

       ---Fenton Weston (weston@adan.kingston.net)
Sometimes I think that the person in "Presto" must have been really big, because he has to be if the "oceans flow through (his) veins". But then again, I think Neil was being silly here, because no one could really be THAT big.

       ---Fenton Weston (weston@adan.kingston.net)
If Rush's name was RUTH (after our beloved R Goodman) would evangelists refer to them as Rulers Under Timothy Hutton? Ready Under Teri Hatcher?

       ---Mark Franklin (SwtDwy@aol.com)
I often dream of being the guitarist for Rush - standing triumphantly in front of 20,000 screaming fans, ripping into the opening riff of Freewill, late for my midterms with no pants on. I like to combine dreams! (I've been out of college for 10 years and I still have nightmares of missing midterms!)

       ---Mark Franklin (SwtDwy@aol.com)
If she was my girlfriend, I'd dump that chick from "Cold Fire." She sounds like a real wench to me.

       ---Steve Whipple (sjwhippl@ingr.com)
I sure wish I could learn guitar as fast as that guy behind the waterfall.

       ---Steve Whipple (sjwhippl@ingr.com)
Even if my grandmother couldn't pronounce my name and called me something stupid like "Steep," I still wouldn't use it as my stage name.

       ---Steve Whipple (sjwhippl@ingr.com)
I think John Rutsey is smiling on the back cover of "Rush" because he got Geddy to fall for that old "You'll look really cool with this star sticker on your face" line.

       ---Steve Whipple (sjwhippl@ingr.com)
Sure I've been arrested for pulling cyclists off their bikes to see if they're Neil. Who hasn't?

       ---Steve Whipple (sjwhippl@ingr.com)
If I tried to put one of my nightmares to music, it probably would have turned out more like a Michael Bolton song.

       ---Steve Whipple (sjwhippl@ingr.com)
I only recently came to the conclusion that the woman on the front of the ESL cover is *not* peeking around the curtain at the audience. Rather, she is averting her eyes because the naked guy from Hemispheres is walking toward her. Ha! Like she has any right to act embarrassed after flashing her panties for the PeW cover!

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
Of all the pictures of Alex, Geddy, and Neil that have ever been published, the absolute WORST has to be the one on the cover of "A Show of Hands." I mean, you can't make out any detail, and the boys look almost like cartoon characters for Christ sakes--that photographer must've really sucked!

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
I bet the boy on the cover of Power Windows was really surprised that he was able to turn on his TV by reflecting the remote control beam off the window pane--especially since that TV set was manufactured before remote control was invented! He was probably even more surprised to turn around just in time to see his own picture flash on the screen. But you know he was totally blown away when he purchased the PoW album and saw himself on the cover! I wonder if he bought an extra copy of that album to send to his mom who keeps the family scrap book....

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
If "Mr. X" booked a flight into Toronto (YYZ), would the ticket agent be totally confused or what?

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
After seeing the cover of Victor, I can only hope that Alex's face heals before the next Rush tour; I'd hate to see him fall to pieces on stage.

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
If you keep on having "one more glass" and "one more smoke" it's unlikely that you'll ever live to see another 2,737.850787 years. I guess Alex realized that error, and that's why he changed the lyrics of _Promise_ from "a million more days" at the beginning to "one more day" at the end of the song.

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
"Do it hard--make me pay Do it hard--make me pay Do it hard" ....uhhh, do you take American Express?

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
Perhaps that guy in "At the End" could've been saved if only he'd have listened to "The Pass" while he was looking through his old photo albums.

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
"Tender is the nerve that leads straight to his heart..." but his ulnar nerve is even more sensitive. Sure, heartburn is no walk in the park, but that electro-shock feeling he gets when he hits his funny bone *really* sucks.

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
"Victor" -- Is it a band? Is it an album? Is it a song? Why, it's all three of course! With a name like Victor, it has to be good... it's also a desert topping and a floor wax, by the way.

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
Geddy should have sang: "If I could wave my magic wand, I'd make my nose all right".

       ---Carlos (930586@CENCO.ULIMA.EDU.PE)
Neil should consider going to the plastic surgeon if he has too many "scars of pleasure, scars of pain".

       ---Carlos (930586@CENCO.ULIMA.EDU.PE)
Did you know that Neil wrote that line "Don't swallow the poison. Spit it out!" when he saw the mad immortal man ready to drink the milk of paradise?

       ---Carlos (930586@CENCO.ULIMA.EDU.PE)
To the people that were asking if Neil is an alien: yes, he IS, remember that he is made from the dust of the stars......

       ---Carlos (930586@CENCO.ULIMA.EDU.PE)
I'm a little disappointed with Geddy's parental discretion. What kind of a father let's his kid ride around on a nuclear missile?

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
Catch the spit? Thanks, but no thanks Neil.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
If I lived back during the old Salem witch hunt days and I was going to be burned at the stake as a heretic, just before they'd set me on fire I'd yell, "Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand! Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand!" They'd all feel pretty bad about trying to burn someone who just quoted Peart and they'd let me go.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
If the guys in Rush still feel a bit nervous about playing live in front of thousands of fans each night, I wonder if they try to imagine their audience standing around in their underwear. If that's the case, remind me to wear a clean underwear for the next tour.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
I went out and bought the new Rush album yesterday and let me tell you, it is great! A bit mellower than I had expected though. So far my favourite songs include "Leaving On A Jet Plane" and "Sunshine On My Shoulder".

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
Seeking advice from her older, wiser brother, my sister asked me, "How will I know when I'm truly in love?" I quietly reflected for a moment and replied, "When you meet a Rush roadie, you'll know this is the man you truly love." I can almost see those backstage passes already.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
During those tight times when Geddy was moonlighting as Grizzelda on The Hilarious House Of Frightenstein, he got Neil a job there too. Who else could Neil play but THE ORACLE?!!

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
Has anyone seen that Mad Immortal Man? He promised to loan me his copy of "1001 Ways to Cook Honeydew."

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
I think that "Caress of Steel" is a really great idea. I like the soap a lot... but it just doesn't last long enough.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
The point of departure is not to arrive. Especially if you are departing on a "non-stop flight." You can't arrive anywhere if your flight never stops.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
If you rearrange the letters in the band member's names, you can spell "Rush is the greatest rock band in history!" Of course, you may have to add or delete a few letters...or use a different band's names.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
Sometimes you can hear Rush's music if you press a shell up to your ear. Or a pillow. It actually works really great with a pillow. Especially if you listen to Rush ALL DAY LONG first.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
What if Cinderella Man, Digital Man and New World Man were all part of a trilogy called Boat Full of Gangsters and it was about Geddy's distant Yugoslavian mob family trying to make their way to Canada?

       ---John Seiferth (ej90007@goodnet.com)
Perhaps I should have suspected it with a name like "Prime Movers," but I was shocked and elated when a U-Haul with a huge Red Star on its side pulled into my driveway.

       ---Anonymous
While glancing at the photo of Neil in the Presto CD cover, I realized how he is able to keep such great time. He wears a watch! I gotta get me one of those!

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
I wonder why the Wolfman never played any Rush songs on the HHoF. I think the Wolfman and Igor could really groove to Tom Sawyer on the psychedelic blue screen, especially if the Wolfman had his bat bass!

       ---Patrick John Gardiner (pjgardin@ice.LakeheadU.Ca)
I don't Neil Peart wouldn't make a good superconductor. His hands would be moving too fast for the trumpet section to keep up when he did a simulated drum fill!

       ---Patrick John Gardiner (pjgardin@ice.LakeheadU.Ca)
How can Time Stand Still when Time has no legs?

       ---Travis Hayden (FearNo1@insnet.com)
When you first saw "p/g", how many of you thought it meant "pressure over grace"?

       ---Travis Hayden (FearNo1@insnet.com)
The Discovery section of 2112 never mentioned that the guy also found an amp laying around

       ---Travis Hayden (FearNo1@insnet.com)
I wonder if Alex watches ER, because his "Victor" haircut sure looks like George Clooney's.

       ---Ryan D. Nicklow (rdn103@psu.edu)
It seems to me that the "Monsters!" segment in "La Villa Strangiato" sounds like some of the music from the old Road-Runner/Wile E. Coyote cartoons...gee, I wonder if Alex likes Warner Brothers...

       ---Ryan D. Nicklow (rdn103@psu.edu)
Zev Toledano is on the right track, but the broccoli farts aren't in YYZ...they're the oft-disputed blurbs in "The Camera Eye!"

       ---Ryan D. Nicklow (rdn103@psu.edu)
On one of Cheech and Chong's comedy albums, some guy claimed to have seen God when playing Black Sabbath at 78 rpm...one wonders what he might have seen if he'd been playing "Xanadu" instead.

       ---Ryan D. Nicklow (rdn103@psu.edu)
Just what automotive company makes a "gleaming alloy air-car" anyway?

       ---Ryan D. Nicklow (rdn103@psu.edu)
Regarding the HEMISPHERES album cover, who do you think is most embarrassed? You'd be tempted to say the naked guy...Uh, I guess I'd have to agree with you there.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
After shooting the "Time Stands Still" video, I wonder if Alex went back to the set and scanned the floor for any change that might have fallen out of Aimee Mann's pockets.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Neil Peart the other day. He was very pleasant and was happy to talk with me for several hours, after which I offered to take him out for dinner. We talked and talked until the wee hours of the morning. I then decided to ask him for his autograph after grueling with the idea for some time. To my surprise he coyly agreed. When I asked him why he signed his name "Tony Danza", he took great offence and stormed out of the restaurant. In hindsight, all that talk about WHO'S THE BOSS? is starting to make sense now.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
I once experienced "excitement so thick, you could cut it with a knife." But I didn't have a knife with me, so I couldn't try it.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
Sometimes I lie awake at night thinking about those greedy Oaks. Those damn greedy Oaks! Oh, the inhumanity!

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
I don't care what anyone says about Bill Banasciewicz; only a genius like him could figure out that 'I think I'm Going Bald' is about looking in the mirror and discovering that you are going bald (read Visions)...and here I thought it was about the rainforests!

       ---Ryan D. Nicklow (rdn103@psu.edu)
Has anyone ever realized what potential the phrase "Hold Your Fire" has for an antacid advertisement?

       ---Ryan D. Nicklow (rdn103@psu.edu)
How does a skeleton shuffle away without any muscles?

       ---Ryan D. Nicklow (rdn103@psu.edu)
I wonder how many people think of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" when Geddy sings "...and the Bridge of Death was crossed."

       ---Ryan D. Nicklow (rdn103@psu.edu)
If I got to meet Rush, I'd just tell them "Look, Loverboy has broken up. There's nothing you can do about it. Go on with your lives and stop trying to imitate them." I bet they'd thank me.

       ---Patrick Taylor (ptaylor@ichhi.mdn.com)
You know, Rush would be a lot more popular if they'd just shorten all their songs, stop playing in 7/8, and say "baby" and "yeah, yeah" a lot during their songs. I know I'd like them more, wouldn't you? Oh, and only three chords, please.

       ---Patrick Taylor (ptaylor@ichhi.mdn.com)
Have you ever tried to order a fountain of Lamneth from the soda shoppe? They look at you like you're crazy or something!

       ---Patrick Taylor (ptaylor@ichhi.mdn.com)
I know Rush likes to do cool videos during their concerts, but I bet Alex would be really mad if someone told him the roadies have been substituting pictures of Eric Johnson instead of him during Distant Early Warning. Same thing with Geddy and Kevin Cronin.

       ---Patrick Taylor (ptaylor@ichhi.mdn.com)
Wouldn't it be great if everyone was a total capitalist, and then we could all look at the most needy people in our country - the homeless, the elderly, veterans, disabled persons and children - and say to them: "Get a life! Why should I have to help you? I think you'd be better off living in Calcutta, mom." (Sorry, that was a Deep Rush Limbaugh Thought.)

       ---Patrick Taylor (ptaylor@ichhi.mdn.com)
I bet you didn't know it, but one day Neil was having writer's block, so he decided to take a break and check the hard drive on his computer. There were some parts on it that were bad, so the disk check program flagged them. When the repair technician got there he took one look and said "Red sectors, eh?" (Okay, a Deep Rush Pun.)

       ---Patrick Taylor (ptaylor@ichhi.mdn.com)
"Sadder still to watch it die than never to have known it. For you the blind who once could see, the bell tolls for thee."....You think John Rutsey has this line digitally synchronized with his arrival from work everyday?

       ---George Vogt (gvogt4@usa.pipeline.com)
The next time Rush comes to New Orleans, you can all come over to stay by my house, and we could go to Bourbon Street, and we can get really rowdy, and we can have a great time, and we can go to the concert, and then you can come back to my house again...but then....I really don't know any of you.

       ---George Vogt (gvogt4@usa.pipeline.com)
RED ALERT RED ALERT, somebody tell Absalom he's obsolete!

       ---George Vogt (gvogt4@usa.pipeline.com)
"The next time those priests tell me not to annoy them further, I may just as well beat them over the heads with this ... device."

       ---DannyNY602@aol.com (DannyNY602@aol.com)
Ya know the airplane on FBN's album cover? I wonder if the people inside are Rush fans? Maybe they're even flying to a concert!

       ---TomServeau@aol.com (TomServeau@aol.com)
I think Neil should change his last name to Pyart. That way, he can rearrange the letters in his name to spell "Party Line"

       ---TomServeau@aol.com (TomServeau@aol.com)
I sometimes wonder if the song Freewill had anything to do with the "Fresh Prince" episode where Will gets thrown in jail. Because hey, his uncle and Neil both drive the same kind of car.

       ---Donald Dintaman (Donald.Dintaman@nmb.norwest.com)
What was Geddy thinking when he was dressing the morning before the filming of the Limelight video? His blue outfit and red socks looked GREAT, but he should have worn an orange pair of shoes to match.

       ---Donald Dintaman (Donald.Dintaman@nmb.norwest.com)
The trio that makes up the band Rush can't be animal activists. Why? Because Neil used to have a rat tail hanging from his head, it sometimes looked as if Geddy had a raccoon on the top of his, and I think Alex likes hamburgers.

       ---Donald Dintaman (Donald.Dintaman@nmb.norwest.com)
The guy in Power Windows must have been living in LA if he found the window more interesting than 3 TV's. (53 channels and nothing on...)

       ---Zev Toledano (zeevt@superstudio.co.il)
It's not a well known fact that the kid in the 'Subdivisions' video is a young Bill Gates. Boy did he have the last laugh. He can now go around boasting, "I was in a rock video!"

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
I'd like to see Rush in a martial arts film. I think it would be really cool to see them perform in various exotic locales. In between songs they could fight off ninjas or just stand around and kick each other. And to top it all off, I'd get to see Alex beat the snot out of that Van Damme guy. That's worth the ten bucks alone.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
Regarding 'In The Mood' when Geddy sings, "I feel I've got to move", you have to wonder, is that *him* saying that or the eight tacos he had for lunch?

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
If the Soviets are the blues, then just who the hell ARE the reds?

       ---Steven Wilk (sw1875@mail.idt.net)
My neighbours shouldn't feel angry when they hear Rush music and laughing (of a guy sitting in front of his PC) late at night. Wouldn't you be highly delighted if all your neighbours would listen to Rush...?

       ---MakTs (101363.220@CompuServe.COM)
If Vital Signs was written while Cheers was on TV, would that line be: "Everybody's got to buy a beer for Norm..."?

       ---jpenna@trc.tosco.com (jpenna@trc.tosco.com)
Hope the guy seeking Xanadu is wearing shoes 'cause if he walks the caves of ice in bare feet, he'll get frostbite tootsies.

       ---jpenna@trc.tosco.com (jpenna@trc.tosco.com)
Can you imagine how crowded it would be on that patch of sand if EVERYONE really gathered there on May 24th?

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
The next time Rush plays 2112 Overture live, what if nobody at all yelled "Hey"? I bet some people would sure be sorry they ever complained about it.

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
If Time did stand still like Neil wants it to, how would he be able to tell?

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
I wonder how many times Neil presented newly written lyrics to Geddy and Alex, only to have them say, "Well, that's a really stupid song. No."

       ---Ruth Goodman (Ruth_Goodman@mail.dailey.com)
I think the main reason Neil cut his hair and shaved his moustache was so that people would stop mistaking him for Doug Henning. The least he could have done was learn a few card tricks. Is that too much to ask? Sheesh!

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
One percussive technique I hope Peart works into his next drum solo is popping his cheek.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
It's too bad Rush decided to drop red balloons onto their audience during the HOLD YOUR FIRE tour because anvils would have been funnier.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
I'm glad that they chose the name Rush instead of Hootie & the Blowfish because H&tB is a really stupid name.

       ---Valkyrie (eddymax@stcl.edu)
I bet Geddy is glad that Neil read Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer. He might have had trouble singing "Modern day warrior mean mean stride, Today's John-Jacob-Jingle-Heimerschmidt mean mean pride".

       ---Valkyrie (eddymax@stcl.edu)
If a stereo playing The Trees falls over in a forest, would there be a sound?

       ---Valkyrie (eddymax@stcl.edu)
I think it's great that Rush is a Canadian band, because Canada is cool.

       ---Valkyrie (eddymax@stcl.edu)
I'll bet the guy in 2112 was really startled when the priests started screaming at him like that...

       ---Chuck Wolff (chuck@rave.net)
It's a good thing the uncle in Red Barchetta wasn't a fan of Dukes of Hazzard. Otherwise, he would've preserved an orange Dodge Charger...

       ---Chuck Wolff (chuck@rave.net)
Times must've been tough back in the 'ol days. Alex's picture on the inside of the 2112 album proves he was moonlighting as a pimp...

       ---Chuck Wolff (chuck@rave.net)
The real reason Ged keeps those little action figures on his keyboards is so he and Alex have something to play with during Neil's drum solo...

       ---Chuck Wolff (chuck@rave.net)
I have been told that I resemble Geddy Lee. This would be flattering but for the fact that I have no musical talent whatsoever.

       ---CygnusXTwo@aol.com (CygnusXTwo@aol.com)
I often pleasant to reflect on the possibility of a world where the ideas of men like Neil Peart are prevalent. Then I am jolted by the reality that this world sucks.

       ---CygnusXTwo@aol.com (CygnusXTwo@aol.com)
Perhaps the man in front of the red star would look more at ease with his circumstances if he were clothed.

       ---CygnusXTwo@aol.com (CygnusXTwo@aol.com)
The owl on the Fly By Night cover is quite impressive. Imagine it's claws sinking into your cheeks and ripping the flesh from your bones until you are a faceless, blood-soaked corpse.

       ---CygnusXTwo@aol.com (CygnusXTwo@aol.com)
A thousand years have come and gone, the time has passed me by. Now what the hell am I supposed to do?

       ---CygnusXTwo@aol.com (CygnusXTwo@aol.com)
When they turn the pages of history, when these days have passed long ago. Will they read of us with sadness, for the seeds that we let grow? Perhaps not if we plant cannabis. They probably won't be allowed to read about us anyway.

       ---CygnusXTwo@aol.com (CygnusXTwo@aol.com)
I don't think that we should hold the Red Star proudly high in hand because those things are damn hot and you could get burned.

       ---James M. Muscianesi (james_m._muscianesi@ccmail.co.hudson.nj.us)
The word "bald" in German means "soon." Armed with that knowledge, the second track on Caress of Steel takes on a whole new dimension.

       ---Anonymous
Speaking of Caress of Steel, I was shocked to hear that the title was not an allusion to robot masturbation. Silly me.

       ---Anonymous
I think it would be really neat if the people on the cover of Moving Pictures were moving pictures of people moving pictures of people carrying the album.

       ---Anonymous
It would be even classier if they were carrying pictures of Sun Dogs playing pool.

       ---Anonymous
If I were the President of Atlantic Records, I would release the album Presto in Italy under that title Pesto. That way, more Italians would buy it. Of course the sauce would be a bit of a mess.

       ---Anonymous
If Rush ever had the chance to play for royalty, I think it would be a neat trick to have A Farewell to Kings on the set list.

       ---Anonymous
Whose part are we countering?

       ---Rob Howell (cymric@fn.net)
Speaking of parts, the X-rated version is coming out, Closer to the Part. It's the sequel to Where's my Thing. In this episode they think they're making progress. The final episode will be called The Weapon. They find their thing and the rest is history and hertory. They're gonna call it the Leer Trilogy.

       ---Rob Howell (cymric@fn.net)
Another example of the sorry state of Canadian education. Guys, it XYZ, not YYZ.

       ---Rob Howell (cymric@fn.net)
You know, it's a good thing that Shakespeare never heard The Pass. If there's no hero in his tragedies, Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear (Leer, see above) wouldn't exist. Worse yet, neither would Othello and then what would we call that game.

       ---Rob Howell (cymric@fn.net)
If the fellas have pets, what do they name them? I can't believe Geddy calls his dog Geddy, like us.

       ---Mike Horwitz (horwitzm@cris.com)
The last time I went to a Rush concert I was really surprised to see Geddy and Alex stage-diving into the audience, and crowd-surfing around the mosh pit, and everyone was going wild and screaming, "Pearl Jam! Pearl Jam!", and... I mean... uh... never mind.

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
I believe Rush is involved in some kind of secret radioactive accelerated-growth experiments, because where else would they get those huge rabbits that came out of the hats on the Presto tour?

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
Way back when Alex and Geddy used to play double-neck guitars, I think Alex really wanted to play all four necks so he could be like that guy in Cheap Trick, but then Geddy would get jealous and have nothing to play, so maybe then they went to three necks for Alex and one for Geddy. Then about that time Neil wrote "The Trees" and got the idea to make everything equal, so they each got to play two necks. Then after awhile, they just forgot about it and played regular guitars.

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
I'd like to see John Rutsey sneak onto the stage and play Neil's drums, because it would be funny to see him sit there and adjust everything, and Alex and Geddy would get mad because he was taking so much time getting ready.

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
"Too much time on my hands"--Dennis DeYoung "Too many hands on my time"--Neil Peart "Those guys should get together and share"--Ack Blandy

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
I think it would be really funny if Bugs Bunny was at a Rush concert. Then he would tunnel under the crowd of people on the floor, and you could see his path to stage as people popped up along the way. Then Bugs would get to stand in the front row, and Geddy would say, "Look, it's Bugs Bunny! Let's play something off of Presto!" But that could never really happen. I was just kidding.

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
I'd like to stand in the front row of a Rush concert, so when Alex threw a pick out toward me, I would fake like it poked my eye out, and then I could sue Rush for lots of money. But then, I'd miss the rest of the concert. So maybe I'd just pretend it hurt for a few minutes.

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
Kiss used to claim they were the loudest band on earth, but people always said Rush was just as loud. Actually, they're both wrong. Glen Cambell is the loudest. Well, he could be, if he had all that equipment, and played really loud.

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
Moving Pictures. "Moving" Pictures. Oh, I get it now! Ha!

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
There used to be this really cool band that played incredible metal music, and they all had long hair and wore Japanese robes, and the singer screamed like a banshie, and the drummer had--get this--a handlebar mustache! Jeez, I bet those guys are dried up old geezers by now.

       ---Chris Lundquist (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
I'm glad that Geddy, Alex and Neil are not Hobbits. They probably would have sticked to Rivendell.

       ---Ron van de Leijgraaf (leijgra@nlr.nl)
It's a good thing they made Tom Sawyer and Limelight, because, otherwise, the radio stations in San Diego might not play them at all!

       ---cs51a1@pwa.acusd.edu (cs51a1@pwa.acusd.edu)
I bet the new instrumental is called "Oh, There It Is."

       ---Nicole (NYOUNGMAN@aol.com)
I think a good practical joke to play on a WW2 veteran is to slip some headphones on him while he's asleep and play the last few seconds of 2112's Overture. He'll think he's being bombed to hell and this ought to scare the crap right out of him. But when Geddy sings, "And the meek shall inherit the earth", he'll think he made it to heaven and that should make him very happy. I get such a good feeling knowing I made an old person happy.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
I once said I was Geddy Lee in order to get into a very popular restaurant. Dinner was going well when all of a sudden a man began choking across the room. The Maitre'd frantically ran towards me crying, "Monsieur Lee, that man is choking! Save him!!" Instinctively, I bolted out of there like a lily-livered coward. I bet old Geddy had some explaining to do at his next interview.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
You'd think a maple tree's biggest pet peeve is when the lofty oaks grab up all its light, but you'd be wrong. It's drunk urinating hikers.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
Maybe the guy with the Barchetta should paint it a different color, like green, so it won't stand out as much and he wouldn't get chased as much. At least if he is chased, he could hide easier if the color is close to the countryside.

       ---jpenna@trc.tosco.com (jpenna@trc.tosco.com)
If the Maples are smart enough to organize a union and protest against the Oaks, why didn't they just up and move to a different neighborhood?

       ---jpenna@trc.tosco.com (jpenna@trc.tosco.com)
Neil should write a sequel to "I Think I'm Going Bald." And maybe he should call it "Whoa, I was right!"

       ---Ruth Goodman (rgoodman@mail.dailey.com)
Before Rush existed as a band, what did people discuss on the NMS?

       ---Ruth Goodman (rgoodman@mail.dailey.com)
After about ten beers, Alex kicked back and drawled "Okay, Ged, I guess the bathrobe look would be cool for the 2112 photo."

       ---Anonymous
If I were a crazed Spaniard who thought I was a knight, I'd name my horse Rocinante just like the spaceship in the Rush song.

       ---Anonymous
I bet if Leonard Bernstein were a Rush fan, he'd have "Superconductor" on his gravestone.

       ---Anonymous
I may be going out on a limb, but I don't think the Mad Immortal Man of Xanadu is a big fan of "Time Stand Still."

       ---Anonymous
I thought I made a good move when I stole Ged's jeans from the tour bus. Little did I know that I would be constantly asked the question, "Excuse me, but are those Geddy Lee jeans you're wearing?"

       ---Chuck Wolff (chuck@webserver.rave.net)
If it makes your fingers bleed to clutch the fence, why don't you just let go of it?

       ---Galen (elmolego@ix.netcom.com)
I wipe the sleep out of my eyes every day, and I'm none the wiser; just a blathering idiot with clean eyes

       ---Galen (elmolego@ix.netcom.com)
That glass breaking sound, do you think it had anything to do with the broccoli farts...?

       ---Zev Toledano (zeevt@superstudio.co.il)
Deep RUTH Thoughts: If Ruth ever made a special guest appearance on BAYWATCH, I think she'd make a pretty good lifeguard. She'd swim a lot. She'd save lives. She'd blast HEMISPHERES from her watchtower. And when that Hasselhoff guy puts the moves on her, she'd crack his kneecaps.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
I wonder if the "mud wrestling" incident inspired Neil to write a sequel to High Water? Should we expect a song called "Muddy Water" on the new TfE album?

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
And I bet Geddy laughs his head off every time he sees the lead vocalists in new bands, because most of them have little tiny button noses and can't even sing along with Mr. Rogers.

       ---David Malan (David_Malan_at_STRM__Provo1@stream.com)
I wonder if Neil got the inspiration for Losing It after watching some crazy ice-skater work on a routine for a medley of 3 RUSH tunes: 2112/The Fountain Of Lamneth/Hemispheres.

       ---David Malan (David_Malan_at_STRM__Provo1@stream.com)
Put a Rush song on your stereo when one of your Rush fan friends is over, then tell them that it is NOT Rush playing. After you argue through the whole song, then say "I was just kidding."

       ---Ruth Goodman (rgoodman@mail.dailey.com)
It's a good thing Geddy didn't decide to be the drummer. It would be hard for him to reach the drums with that bass strapped around his back.

       ---Ruth Goodman (rgoodman@mail.dailey.com)
If the song was named "2113" instead of "2112" then nobody on the NMS would think it was cool to live at house #2112, or use check #2112. But then would the song be "one" louder? Hmmmmmn.

       ---Ruth Goodman (rgoodman@mail.dailey.com)
There will probably never be a Rush song with the word "orange" in it because nothing rhymes with "orange" and even Neil isn't THAT good.

       ---Ruth Goodman (rgoodman@mail.dailey.com)
I wonder if there were originally supposed to be lyrics to go with La Villa Strangiata.... Maybe when they showed up in the studio Neil just said, "my dog ate it."

       ---Ruth Goodman (rgoodman@mail.dailey.com)
That guy searching for Xanadu should quit, because honeydew and milk don't really fill you up that well.

       ---cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
I think "The Speed of Love" would sound cool if they played it really, really fast.

       ---cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
When Neil wrote "Freewill", I think he was really working on the script for Free Willie, but hadn't quite gotten there yet.

       ---cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
If that guy on the cover of Hemispheres ever got together with the girl from Permanent Waves, I bet their kids would look like the ones on Power Windows and Roll the Bones. And they would have a pet Owl like on Fly By Night. And a Dalmatian. And lots of Bunnies.

       ---cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
If Alex and Neil grew their hair long, I bet they could really fool people into thinking it's still the seventies.

       ---cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov (cs_lundquist@ccmail.pnl.gov)
I think it would be neat during a tour if they sampled the entire show, triggered it off a single hit to a drum pad, and danced around during all the songs.

       ---Ian 'un' Dees (iand@owlnet.rice.edu)
How did the guy in 2112 know how to tune the guitar he discovered if he didn't know what it was?

       ---Curtis & Marcee Harvey (harvey@adsnet.net)
One of my dreams is to play a few hands of poker with Rush. That way, if I got a royal flush and won Geddy's synthesizer, Neil would probably try to comfort him by saying "Well Ged, that's the way that lady luck dances." But then Geddy would probably get pissed off at him and leave the band.

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
My cousin who reads lips once told me that during the "censored" part in the "A Show of Hands" video, Alex was singing, "Our name is Rush, and that stands for 'Ruled Under Satan's Hand' so we plan to sacrifice a virgin after this show!" But then I subscribed to TNMS and found out the truth--sheesh, thanks ALOT for ruining it for me guys!

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
It's too bad Alex decided to pursue his rock and roll dreams and help form Rush way back when, because it would have been really cool to go into that hardware store and listen to him play "La Villa Strangiato" while you shop for tools.

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
If I was that guy from Mandrake, I would really resent my parents for giving me a girl's name.

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
It's too bad Rush never tours in Hawaii, because I'll bet those guys would look really cool in hula skirts.

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
If you worked as a roadie for Rush, I'll bet that putting super glue on Neil's drumsticks is a joke that would get old really fast.

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
Instead of going to work next week, I'm just going to kick back and listen to all my Rush CDs in chronological order. Maybe I'll get fired, but who knows, I might have gotten fired anyway--that's my point.

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
One bad thing about CD technology is that you can't play Rush songs at high speed like in the old days. For example, I used to play the "Caress of Steel" album at 78 RPM just to drive all the neighborhood dogs crazy when Geddy hit the high notes in "The Fountain of Lamneth".

       ---Mike Sweger (MSweger999@aol.com)
If Rush ever made a special guest appearance on BAYWATCH, I bet that Hasselhoff guy would really get on their nerves.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
My uncle preserved for me an old machine, for fifty odd years. He told me it was a brilliant red Barchetta from a better vanished time. Was I pissed when it turned out to be a beat-up Camaro.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
You'd think HOLD YOUR FIRE is Rush's best album, but you'd be wrong. CARESS OF STEEL is.

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
I wonder if 2112 would be as cool as it is if Peart read a lot of Danielle Steele?

       ---Richard Medos (rmedos@icis.on.ca)
If I were stranded on a desert island & had to pick one RUSH cd I'd pick P/G. That way I could just crank The Body Electric & send out a distress signal at the same time ("1001001, SOS...").

       ---Chuck Wolff (chuck@webserver.rave.net)
I can relate to the boy on the RTB cover--it's always fun to play "kick the skull"--kick the can never did much for me...

       ---Chuck Wolff (chuck@webserver.rave.net)
The guy in the suit on the Hemispheres cover must be thinking to himself, "Who the hell is that naked guy standing on the brain & why is he pointing at me???"...

       ---Chuck Wolff (chuck@webserver.rave.net)
I think the real reason Neil cut off his "handlebar" moustache is because people kept mistaking him for pitcher Rollie Fingers...

       ---Chuck Wolff (chuck@webserver.rave.net)
I wonder if Alex & Neil grab onto something & brace themselves every time Ged is about to sneeze...

       ---Chuck Wolff (chuck@webserver.rave.net)
The woman on the cover of the Permanent Waves album must have said to herself, after seeing the candid photo that was snapped of her..."Gee, I'm glad I was wearing clean underpants."

       ---Ruth Goodman (rgoodman@mail.dailey.com)
Alex, Ged and Neil should do a cover of "Lips Like Sugar." They could release it on an EP entitled "Test for Echo and the Bunnymen"

       ---Dan Miers (DMiers@240259.NMH.NMH.ORG)
The three guys climbing the rock sculpture on the TfE cover are actually Alex, Geddy and Neil on one of those "team-building" retreats. Geddy is on top and he's saying to himself, "Alex lied, there isn't any beer up here!" Alex is at the bottom giggling.

       ---Dan Miers (DMiers@240259.NMH.NMH.ORG)
It would be funny if fans attending "An Evening with Rush" were treated to three hours of watching Alex paint, Geddy play with his kids and Neil reading because that's what those guys normally do in the evening.

       ---Dan Miers (DMiers@240259.NMH.NMH.ORG)
It appears "Totem" is the sequel to "Double Agent" because the angels and demons that were at war are now dancing together. They must have reached a peace accord and are celebrating. That's nice!

       ---Dan Miers (DMiers@240259.NMH.NMH.ORG)
You know that song where Geddy sings, "...And all too soon a canine will be chasing cars in doggie heaven?" What if that doggie gets hit by those cars? Where will he go then?

       ---jhyde@awod.com (jhyde@awod.com)
Do you ever wonder if the people in Canada think Rush is a "southern rock band?" I mean, they are from the southern part of Canada. But then again, they don't speak with a drawl.

       ---jhyde@awod.com (jhyde@awod.com)
If today's Tom Sawyer gets high on you, do you think he'd be smart enough to not operate heavy equipment in that condition?

       ---jhyde@awod.com (jhyde@awod.com)
I think that if Tupac Shakur had been a member of Rush, he'd still be alive today. I mean, in a town like Las Vegas, you just know he would have been driving that Red Barchetta. He could have really hauled ass out of there.

       ---jhyde@awod.com (jhyde@awod.com)
Aren't you glad Rush is a progressive band? I mean, what if they still hadn't got those bunnies from Presto out of their system when they were doing the Roll The Bones album? I think it would have made a lot of people mad to see that boy kicking a rabbit down the street.

       ---jhyde@awod.com (jhyde@awod.com)
One time, Neil, Alex, and Geddy went out drinking during a local bar's happy hour. Alex bought the first round. Neil bought the second. When it was Geddy's turn, he said he didn't have any money. This made Neil and Alex real mad. They knew he had that ten bucks from when he sang "Great White North" on the McKenzie Brothers album.

       ---jhyde@awod.com (jhyde@awod.com)
Wouldn't it be really neat if when you ordered something off the television and requested 'rush delivery', Geddy, Alex and Neil would personally bring it to your house.

       ---Sal Gordon
When I listen to "Caress of Steel," I wonder about a few things, like whether the Necromancer really liked having a dark land. I mean, it gets hard to read when there's no light on the land. And just because he has magic prism eyes, wouldn't they be damaged trying to watch the security monitors for helpless invaders?

       ---Bill Feagin (W_Feagin@celticshaman.zzn.com)
I really wonder about the Analog Kid. The girl with sun-browned legs dances on the edge of his dreams and he doesn't go after her and have hot sex with her in the tall grass? Then when his mother calls for him, he could say "COMING, Mother!"

       ---Bill Feagin (W_Feagin@celticshaman.zzn.com)
Do you suppose a quiet night in the Lee household would be considered a 'Serene-Geddy Night'???

       ---Ivy West
A lot of people I have talked to about Rush say that the reason they don't like Rush is because of Geddy's voice. Then I see their music collection includes bands like Bon Jovi and I realize they're not discriminating music fans -- they're just stupid.

       ---John King (kingseyeland@hotmail.com)
I read somewhere that Hugh Syme lives in Indiana, in Henry County, which is the county just north of Rush County. I bet Hugh didn't want to live in Rush County because he didn't want the boys to get his tax dollars and not fix the roads. That would just be a fight and we'd never see a cool album cover again.

       ---John King (kingseyeland@hotmail.com)
In 1979 I wore a 2112 concert T to high school, you know, the one with the pentagram. Consequently I was put on two weeks detention for "alleged Satanism." Soon after followed my total expulsion. I think my experience can be best described by the background vocal tracks (recorded by the devil himself) on songs like Dreamline, and Closer to the Heart.

       ---Randy Mc Guil
I wish that darn Disney whale had been named Will instead of Willy. Then the title track on the album could have been Freewill, and a whole bunch of young, impressionable children would have been exposed (against their freewill) to a really good band, and let's face it, the world would be a much better place.

       ---Tim Carey (tim_carey@whitestar-env.com)
If life is just a candle and a dream must give it flame, can I throw my Bic away?

       ---Nat Parkinson (nat@pipers.com)
MY Uncle preserved for ME an old machine...It turned out to be one of those motorized bongs

       ---Pat (patericksen@hotmail.com)
Back in high school we wanted "Farewell to Kings" as the theme for our prom. But those P.C. bastards wanted it to be "Farewell to Kings and Queens" so instead we called it "Stairway to Community College"

       ---Vegor Pedersen
Neil never knew his high school schedule; thus the song Chemistry.

       ---Andy Smith (smithboy3@yahoo.com)
"Memory banks unloading Bytes breaking to bits" Holy crap! Neil knew about Y2K back in '84!

       ---Sean Erickson (gzuz@tranquility.net)
Do you suppose that if Neil, Ged and Alex wrote a book on wine making, it would be called "Grapes Under Pressure"?

       ---Sean Erickson (gzuz@tranquility.net)
I'm looking into changing my name to Mongo. That way every time "Anagram" is played, I can shout, "Hey, this song was written for ME!"

       ---Sean Erickson (gzuz@tranquility.net)
Have you ever read the number's 2112 backwards? Is that weird or what?

       ---Robert Gibson
"RUSH RULES!!!" screamed the man as he ran down the street throwing pickles into people's driveways.

       ---Derek Cole (Derek24650@AOL.com)
It appears that on the inside cover of Different Stages, Alex is dressed in drag in "78" even. Talk about being ahead of the times!

       ---kevin (kjboud@yahoo.com)
If Rush changed their name, they'd be a different band. But wait, they be the same band with different members. Or would they be a different band with the same members as Rush?

       ---Chris Lambert (chris.lambert@tesco.net)
If the dream is won- Though everything is lost We will pay the price But we will hope they take Visa

       ---johnny kid (ACEGJohnny@AOL.com)
The other day I was at Pearson International Airport in Toronto when I noticed all the luggage tags. Just then it occurred to me. Those airport guys must be pretty avid Rush fans to have used a three letter Rush song title for their airport code.

       ---Mike Cunha (mike_cunha@hotmail.com)
I always thought Rush was the best band in the world. It didn't take me long to buy all their albums after hearing them for the first time. Yeah, I thought, I must have been Rush's #1 fan. One day, my world came crashing down when my friend introduced me to this guy who he called the "Rush sage". While staring at his hundreds and hundreds of bootleg Rush concert recordings, I felt a chill run down my back at the realization that he was the ultimate Rush fan and not I! So I stabbed him and stole his tapes...

       ---Mike Cunha (mike_cunha@hotmail.com)
I was SO eager to join a fraternity in college, Until I found the real meaning of RUSH WEEK. Darn!

       ---Riff of LCD(Rock Band) (jtjammer@hotmail.com)
The Ticket to the concert....$45.00, The jersey from the show, $30. The feeling you have when you leave the show...priceless. For all your spending needs there's Visa, for everything else, RUSH works dandily :)

       ---Another Silly RUSH fan
I wonder why Alex is always laughing and carrying on during the concerts. Maybe he thinks Geddy sings funny too.

       ---shannon randhow (srandh@yahoo.com)
Why did the analog kid stress out so much over a blade of grass that was stuck between his teeth? He should have proceeded to a mirror and promptly removed it instead.

       ---shannon randhow (srandh@yahoo.com)
I think that the digital man needs to read the lyrics to "Marathon" and get a life!

       ---shannon randhow (srandh@yahoo.com)
I think all of those rabbits on the cover of Presto are the spirits of those poor bunnies that Neil says we run over with our cars in the song "Between the Wheels". They must have come back to haunt us.

       ---shannon randhow (srandh@yahoo.com)
That girl on the cover of PeW must have been a up and coming model, because like, she didn't even wear some really hot panties from Victoria's Secret or anything...

       ---Craig W (cbwilk12@hotmail.com)
Okay, it all makes sense now: The Snowdog lived in the caves of ice mentioned in Xanadu! Somebody told me the dog was originally from Lakeside Park but they were just fooling.

       ---Craig W (cbwilk12@hotmail.com)
What moron planted maples under oaks anyways? I mean the things you have to consider: Irrigation, root growth, etc. No wonder the maples bitched about sunlight!

       ---Craig W (cbwilk12@hotmail.com)
I bet all the trees could have been kept equal much faster if there had been a chainsaw around instead of a hatchet, an axe and a saw.

       ---Craig W (cbwilk12@hotmail.com)
When we saw Rush on the RTB tour I couldn't hold it anymore and had to run to the can to tinkle. When I got back to my seat my wife said I'd missed the three huge white rabbits dancing on the stage. I just laughed at her and said, "Right hon, here, have some MORE weed."

       ---Craig W (cbwilk12@hotmail.com)
All through school I kept hearing my guidance councilor saying rush is the best... So there I was rushing around school, getting detentions for running, F's for not taking my time, Never making love... just quickies under the bleachers... Damn People with degrees

       ---Gary Landrum (thefreehaul@aol.com)
You know, I think Neil watches too many cop shows. How else do you explain "Test for Echo"? And just how DO you "test for echo"? Do you stand and yodel in canyon? Or just play guitar in tiled bathroom?

       ---Bill Feagin (wmfeagin@hotmail.com)
I dunno about you guys, but when did Geddy get the part as one of the Lone Gunman on the X-Files ? I really like his character...what do you think?

       ---Jeff Zeadow (EchoZ@aol.com)
It's always nice to see each graduating class thinking they discovered Rush.

       ---Tommy (eyelevel@mailbag.com)
Wouldn't it be really cool if Rush made a song about Tom Sawyer?

       ---VoodooLord7 (VoodooLord7@hotmail.com)
A lot of people say that they don't like Rush because they only like "good vocalists". Then why is Bob Dylan so famous?

       ---VoodooLord7 (VoodooLord7@hotmail.com)
"H To O". So I've been writing that damn formula wrong all year! No wonder I'm flunking chemistry.

       ---VoodooLord7 (VoodooLord7@hotmail.com)
I miss Rush. The late night drinking I used to do with them, the jam sessions we used to have in the garage, and the long conversations we'd have about the lyrics. Then Mom took the cardboard cutouts away, telling me they were toys that would destroy me. I now know the true identity of Father Brown. My mom.

       ---John King (kingseyeland@hotmail.com)
I think Rush could've beaten Godzilla.

       ---John King (kingseyeland@hotmail.com)
"On the edge of sleep, I was drifting for half the night...bound up and wound up so tight..." Hasn't the guy in "Double Agent" ever heard of Valium? He could get to sleep a whole lot easier.

       ---Bill Feagin (wmfeagin@hotmail.com)
"Well, I sang some sad songs/Oh, yes, and cried some bad tears..." Dude, take some Prozac and stop listening to those old James Taylor records.

       ---Bill Feagin (wmfeagin@hotmail.com)
I was talking with my friend Gelfond the other night. He was going on and on about how he used to listen to RUSH in high school, rocking to songs like "2112," "Tom Sawyer," and "Roxanne." And he says that, as much as he likes their recent stuff, the band hasn't really been the same since Sting left. Gelfond did a lot of drugs in high school.

       ---D. Vestal (vestal@griffon.mwsc.edu)
If Roger Waters had to write an album about RUSH not getting elected to R&R Hall of Fame, what the hell would he call it??!! I mean, he's already used "Amused to Death"...

       ---Shaun de la Rey (delas@ccsec.ecape.gov.za)
If I sang "I think I'm going bald" 25 years ago, would I have as much hair as Geddy now?

       ---Chuck Wyatt (cwyatt@chuckwyatt.com)
Once I asked the fawn-eyed girl with sun browned legs if she would like to, you know, catch a movie or something, sometime. she said she preferred younger men.

       ---screaming stephen j (stephen2112@hotmail.com)
I don't mean to sound like an old fogey, but I have to side with the priests on this one. I mean, the sign outside the Syrinx Temple clearly states, "No strange devices which, when touched, give forth a sound allowed!"

       ---D. Vestal (vestal@griffon.mwsc.edu)
The next instrumental should be called "How's My Thing?".

       ---Marina Valois (marinavalois@aol.com)
I left some Rush CDs out in the sun and they melted together. HYF and GUP have now merged into a new CD called Grace Under Fire. But that Brett Butler sure can't sing.

       ---Kevin Tepley (tepleytea@hotmail.com)
I sometimes wish Neil had a drum kit made entirely out of Congressmen's' skulls. It probably wouldn't sound too great, but you gotta admit, it would pretty cool.

       ---John Nygaard (heavymetal@uswest.net)
I took grace under pressure back to the shop 7 times before I decided that the crackly bit at the start was meant to be there. Remember vinyl?

       ---gary reynolds (Gazzo66@hotmail.com)
Whenever a Rush songs plays on the radio, I turn it up really loud. But when it turns out to be a Winger song and not Rush, the other guys in the institution beat me with belts.

       ---Tim Stanek (sputnik_bass@hotmail.com)
Ding da ding ding ding da ding ding ding ding da da ding da ding ding ging da ding ding ding ding da da....whew! That's been stuck in my head since like '85. Now it is in your brain...

       ---Tim Stanek (sputnik_bass@hotmail.com)
If Rush were to buy a baseball team, say the Blue Jays, they would probably suck. But the half time shows would be rock and they would have one hell of a whacked out version of the Canadian National Anthem to start the game.

       ---Tim Stanek (sputnik_bass@hotmail.com)
If "all the worlds indeed a stage"...I want better lighting.

       ---chris bailey (NDSTRCTBL@AOL.COM)
It's a good thing that Rush is good, cause if not, they'd suck.

       ---Russell Ryan (sathington_willoby@yahoo.com)
Something to think about...from the people and Geddy.

       ---Eric Shawn (ericshawn1@yahoo.com)
If my uncle had a country place that no one knew about, I'd kill and bury him so I could have that sweet ass car!

       ---Eric (eric@mosquitostudios.com)
Whenever I listen to the song 'Between The Wheels', milk always shoots out my nose. People have asked me, "Why don't you just avoid drinking milk when you're listening to that song?". I tell them, "Hey man, back off! You have to 'experience' the music".

       ---Jeffery Scharn (ironbar@jps.net)
Hemispheres album cover: "Oh Jeeves, please bring me my clothes would you?".

       ---Jeffery Scharn (ironbar@jps.net)
"I'm so full of what is right, I can't see what is good." I can help you there, Neil: think pizza, topped with pepperoni and sausage. Now that's good. Mmm, mmm, good!

       ---D. Vestal (vestal@griffon.mwsc.edu)
Rush must be a bunch of militaristic, gun-toting loonies. I mean, listen to the lyrics from "New World Man": He's a writer and a Ranger and a young boy bearing arms. Sheesh.

       ---Kevin Tepley
Whenever I pass by one of those Getty gas stations, I always wonder if I went inside I'd find Mr. Lee behind the counter.

       ---Kevin Tepley
In red barchetta, if Geddy was committing a weekly crime, how old was her because nowadays they try juveniles as adults for certain crimes. I think he ran the guy off the road, which means reckless driving and just how close was he to his uncle..mmmmm?

       ---Brian Goldstein
Who's breasts are on the "Counterparts" album? I don't think they'd beg their wives for some unnecessary picture, and I've always wondered about Geddy's voice...

       ---Colin Stiemke (Spacedye_777@hotmail.com)
If I had enough money I'd go buy a Red Barchetta and drive at my uncle's place that used to be a farm but I don't have any uncles so I'll just get a license plate frame that says "My other car is a Red Barchetta."

       ---Demian Luper (dluup@hotmail.com)
I don't know how many times I have "turned by back to the wind to catch by breath before I start(ed) off again" and I have spent many of evenings "with a drink and a friend." I could go on and on!

       ---Darus Eifler (derush2112@cs.com)
You know that Geddy was once finding his way back home, but unfortunately he didn't really make it, because he found himself here again...

       ---Mikko Kaprio
If the Working man and Cinderella Man got into a fist fight, my money would be on the Working Man.

       ---M. Kohnke (brat.cat@gte.netNOSPAM)
You know, I pressed the "amazing things" key the other day, but all I got was a damned DOS prompt...maybe I wasn't pressing the right one. Wouldn't it be cool if computer makers decided to make the SysRq key the amazing things key? I mean, it's not used for anything else, and I bet the boys from Rush would really appreciate it. But then again, I guess with computers that fill whole hallowed halls they probably have their own amazing things key...and they probably think they're better than us too.........and, I guess they're right. Oh well......

       ---Aaron Faust (afaust@vt.edu)
One time, I was sitting behind Neil's kit, looking out at 70,000 screaming fans. They were all cheering "RUSH, RUSH, WE LOVE YOU!" Even when security came to drag me away, I could still hear them chanting...man, those were the good times. Later, when I was being violated by a large black man in a prison cell, I could hear "In the End" and "A Passage to Bangkok" echoing through my head...man, Rush is GREAT!

       ---Aaron Faust (afaust@vt.edu)
If rush has changed there style of music over all the years then in 2000 what would there style be called?

       ---Ryan Printy
So how many people elevated from the norm? 200,000,000 !

       ---Ryan Printy
One way that Rush could increase their record sales would be to buy implants for the girl on "Permanent Waves" and say that her name is Britney. . .what a whore.

       ---Mark (hypshark@hotmail.com)
A friend of mine saw grace under pressure tour and asked if I thought they were aliens, I replied no he said they must dub everything cause humans cant play like that {TRUE STORY}

       ---Amerigo Ciniglia (marillion@chariot.net.au)
That's how you make the BIG MONEY, you come up with GRAND DESIGNS call one of them the MANHATTAN PROJECT work on it like a MARATHON, then it can divide TERRITORIES shatter everyone's MIDDLETOWN DREAMS send out an EMOTION DETECTOR and listen to those MYSTIC RHYTHMS

       ---Amerigo Ciniglia (marillion@chariot.net.au)
I wonder if Rush ever wished they were American...I mean, honestly, the yanks must have shivered when they saw that naked guy and the pentagram, at least Billy Graham probably did!

       ---J.D. Gatten (Gaston_420@hotmail.com)
I was watching TV and saw this commercial that said "RUSH delivery available!" so I called up and asked if I could have them here by this weekend for my party. The operator said, "What?" so I explained and could the band bring some memorabilia for me to give out as party favors? And the operator said she knew just who I should talk to and then I heard this and a dial tone. Obviously I didn't know the secret password.

       ---Jon Dorey (doreyjon@hotmail.com)
If Geddy, Neil and Alex were on Gilligan's Island, I bet all three would have scored.

       ---robert schaefer (rjsrules@hotmail.com)
My life blood spills over. No, that was just my Hawaiian Punch.

       ---robert schaefer (rjsrules@hotmail.com)
John Rutsey was standing on a corner saying "hey I was in Rush" but a cop just shot him.

       ---robert schaefer (rjsrules@hotmail.com)
If the Working Man put a six pack in the refrigerator in the morning, he wouldn't have to worry about finding an ice cold beer at 5.

       ---robert schaefer (rjsrules@hotmail.com)
If you pay attention to the releases of the albums from the band RUSH, you might detect a correlation to historical periods in history. So if Alex, Geddy, and Neil were cavemen, they would still be playing the greatest rock music ever on real rocks and dinosaur ribs, oh wait, that is probably their next album. But I think I'll buy it anyway cause they know how to make music.

       ---Yency L. Hill (yency@juno.com)
If Neil had named the 2112 album the 7-11 album instead, would the priest have still lost control when they had slurpees to give out?

       ---will (wmsgators@aol.com)
I left my Rush CDs out in the sun and now two of them melted and molded together to become one CD. So now instead of Hold Your Fire and Grace Under Pressure, I have Grace Under Fire. It's not bad, except that Alex's wonderful guitar playing now sounds like some redneck steel guitar. I also have the intense desire to check into rehab while listening to it. And that Brett Butler sure can't sing worth a crap, either.

       ---Kevin Tepley
2112: if the guitar was already in tune, would the discoverer have re-tuned to "drop-d" and played a King's X tune instead?

       ---jason (jacandesign@yahoo.com)
Sometimes I wish that By-Tor had won, that way we would all be living under the sign of Eth . . . plus I here Snow Dog tastes just like chicken.

       ---Uncle Monkey (snowdog@earthlink.com)
That guy in the Rocinante must have used a lot of Motrin because I go through it like candy and I only have one pinched nerve.

       ---Jack Manson (jm1233@aol.com)
I can understand the emotion involved when the priests destroyed the guitar that our hero found in the waterfall. I know if someone tried to take away my guitar, their would be hell to pay.

       ---Wes Dyson (wes@mc.net)
When I am in my room I play my bass guitar along with my Rush albums in front of the mirror pretending I am Geddy Lee. I wonder who Geddy Lee pretends to be when he plays his bass in front of the mirror.

       ---General Joe (generaljoe@hotbot.com)
Tom Sawyer video: I see a man playing the bass and keyboard at the same time and shake my head.... I then see a huge Pentagram behind them and shake my head.... I then see a guy playing guitar with a sports coat and skinny 80s tie...it all made sense then.

       ---General Joe (generaljoe@hotbot.com)
Geddy Lee once sang , "If I could wave my magic wand , I'd make everything alright." If I waved my magic wand , I'd probably get arrested.

       ---Bryon Kaufman (Kaufman14@Hotamail.com)
Sometimes you just cant ANIMATE, instead you have to STICK IT OUT and make sure you don't CUT TO THE CHASE or else you'll end up NOBODYS HERO. Luck can be found BETWEEN SUN AND MOON and their lays an ALIEN SHORE were time travels at THE SPEED OF LOVE but only to be disguised as a DOUBLE AGENT, so make sure you LEAVE THAT THING ALONE or you might be struck by a COLD FIRE which will definitely leave you short of an EVERY DAY GLORY.

       ---Amerigo Ciniglia (marillion@chariot.net.au)
My new car stereo is great. It only seems to play Rush. I was going to go back and tell the guy at the store this but then I figured he would start charging more.

       ---Kelly Mulligan (sound_chaser@mindspring.com)
If Jesus was alive today he would have knighted Rush as the three wise men of rock

       ---Amerigo Ciniglia (marillion@chariot.net.au)
This feeling says its time I was gone, OH DAMN ITS TIME FOR LUNCH!!

       ---augustine gonzales (augustine1843@aol.com)
I got caught holding my fire; my mom told me hair would grow in my palm if I kept that up..

       ---AUGUSTINE GONZALES (AUGUSTINE1843@AOL.COM)
"power isn't all that money buys" well of course not; it also buys gas, food and a really nice place to live.

       ---augustine (augustine1843@aol.com)
As I was looking at the album cover of Permanent Waves, I realized that if they had shown the title of that newspaper laying atop the rubble, then lots of people would have bought it and that would have wound up in the newspaper too, along with that really bad weather report. It makes me wonder if the poor guy ever made it to the weather section.

       ---Richard Lenzo (RL869@aol.com)
I have always said you either have too much time on your hands or too many hands on your time (analog kid)

       ---courtney/#1 rush fan
If I was going to play "Rock-Paper-Scissors" with Neil Peart, I'd go "one-two-FINGER!" Except that a rock can smash your finger, and scissors can cut your finger, and paper could give you a real bad paper cut. But maybe the element of surprise would be too much for Neil and he'd just laugh and give you his drum kit.

       ---Blake Simpson (LaDif@tutopia.com)
If Rush ever takes requests, I'll ask them to play "Old MacDonald,", because I bet Geddy could really sound like a squealing pig and a whinnying horse and a screeching rooster and a bleating goat all at the same time, and Neil could try to make sort of a woodpecker sound with his drumsticks, even though there's not a woodpecker in "Old MacDonald", and then Rush could maybe make a children's record.

       ---Blake Simpson (LaDif@tutopia.com)
I think it would be a good thing if Britney Spears joined Rush, because then they could get all the commercial success they so richly deserve.

       ---Blake Simpson (LaDif@tutopia.com)
If Rush ever breaks up, it will probably be because Geddy starts to be controlled by Neil's lyrics and goes around yelling at oak trees and hunting witches with his face all twisted and grotesque, and catching the spit, and writing on the studio walls, and they'll lock him up, then Alex can just play deep, intense blues like he has probably always wanted to, and Neil can finally finish that screenplay about Canadian mutant aliens who destroy Moose Jaw.

       ---Blake Simpson (LaDif@tutopia.com)
I had this dream once, where I was in charge of playing the high-hat for Neil during a live performance, and I even though that was all I had to do, I was really having trouble, and Neil got really pissed off at me, and had to take my stick away, and just do it himself.

       ---Isaac
"Geddy, I'm not gonna' tell you again to stay away from my cocaine."

       ---Vegeta
Is Rush "Losing It"

       ---Dimitri Petkovski (dimitripetkovski@yahoo.com)
What would have happened if the guy with the deep voice who sings 'subdivisions', and the lady who sings 'time stands still' switched parts?

       ---J Cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
So, do you think Pete Best and John Rutsey ever call each other and commiserate?

       ---J Cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
Are we really sure RUSH is from Canada? After 25 years any true Canadian band would have mentioned 'hockey' at least once.

       ---Jeff Cook (jacook3uswest.com)
On any further releases of the first album they should airbrush Mr. Rutsey out and put Neil's High School graduation picture in place of it. That way only us 'cool' fans would know the truth.

       ---Jeff Cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
When the boys picked out their outfits for 2112's picture, looks like they were quenching their thirst with more than just honeydew. I mean, c'mon...

       ---Jeff Cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
Would it be as big a story if on the next tour, they do The Fountain of Lamneth from start to finish?

       ---jeff cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
OK, hands up, who thinks "Closer To The Heart' will also appear on the next live album.

       ---Jeff Cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
Do I have a plan to make RUSH more popular. Have you ever noticed all these boy bands (New kids, N synch, Backstreet) have five members and there's always a 'little brother' cute one and a 'brooding one' whose the troublemaker and doesn't smile ...

       ---Jeff Cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
'Nobody's Hero' ... so that's what became of Cinderella Man

       ---Jeff Cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
You know how on Exit Stage Left all of Rush's previous studio album's covers were somehow represented? Boy, if they tried that for Different Stages that would have been one cluttered album cover.

       ---Jeff Cook (Jacook3@uswest.com)
I bet when Geddy ever reads this site and sees all those 'big nose' comments, he just laughs to himself and thinks, 'the longer the nose, the longer the hose'

       ---Jeff Cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
IN 1977, I played '2112' backwards and ruined my sister's record player.

       ---Jeff Cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
Since Rush sang 'I think I'm going bald' over 25 years ago, how come none of them are bald yet?

       ---mikewiles (mkeman011@msn.com)
Just between us Bytor and the snow dog kick ass. So does the Great White Buffalo oops that is Ted Nugent

       ---dimitri petkovski (dimitripetkovski@yahoo.com)
If you toss a coin in to the fountain of lamneth, is it good luck or bad ?

       ---Michael Huntley (huntleym@huntleypascoe.com)
Before I read the lyrics to Lakeside Park, I thought it was "Midway hockers.." which would still make sense 'cause EVERYONE I know tries to spit on people when they go on the Ferris wheel.....

       ---Jamie Milhoan (ReDPanDaZ@theglobe.com)
If I was starving and days and weeks and months went by.. I WOULD feel the hunger... I don't think Neil has ever been too hungry in his life...

       ---Jamie Milhoan (ReDPanDaZ@thegloe.com)
I wonder if when "the bridge of death was crossed" the bridge keeper asked them what is their favorite color.....or maybe the air speed velocity of a swallow...

       ---Jamie Milhoan (ReDPanDaZ@theglobe.com)
When I first saw the abbreviation for Grace under pressure I thought it was a rating for a movie....

       ---Jamie Milhoan (ReDPanDaZ@theglobe.com)
I don't think the priests of the temples of Syrinx were all that great... I mean if their so called "great" computers fill the hallowed halls, if they were REALLY great then they could make computers the size of peanuts that do the same jobs!

       ---Jamie Milhoan (ReDPanDaZ@theglobe.com)
Why does Geddy have that glass with money in it sitting on his keyboard?? I mean, if people wanted to give him tips they'd have to get passed security and then climb on stage and stuff..

       ---Jamie Milhoan (ReDPanDaZ@theglobe.com)
I have devised a theory of the origin of the name of the song, YYZ. Neil must have been singing the alphabet song and had the hiccups.

       ---Jamie Milhoan (ReDPanDaZ@theglobe.com)
Sometimes I wonder if the guys from Rush ever read these Deep rush thoughts... if you do... email me! then again... I probably wouldn't believe it was really you. I got it! on your up coming cd, in the credits, mention my secret code... say "the donkey has landed" that way I'll know!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oops Prozac time

       ---Jamie Milhoan (ReDPanDaZ@theglobe.com)
From August 1974 to September 1976, Rush released four studio and one live album. If they had kept this pace up until the year 2000, they would have released 48 studio and 12 live albums. Wow, now that's a lot music.

       ---Jeff Cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
If I ever met Neil Peart, I would humbly request that he teach me everything he knows, and then I'd kick his ass. But that is why I have never met Neil Peart.

       ---Dirk Bannion
I lie awake staring out at the bleakness of megadon WOW!!!

       ---steve (rushnroll@netzero.net)
All at once the clouds are parted Light streams down in bright unbroken beams...........What a wonderful sight!

       ---Gavin
I have often wondered what the meaning of life was. Then suddenly one day while I was listening to "Caress of Steel" for the 133rd consecutive time I discovered it . "Bald men have no Hair"

       ---Mike Jones (Jonmx2@aol.com)
I wonder if Geddy lee feels guilty about changing his name.

       ---a nerd(
I thought I liked Rush..until I found out they were a trio. I thought...They're probably cheating especially in the studio with all those cool sounds.

       ---Randy Moss (ramdymoss84@yahoo.com)
I was walking down the street one day, and I thought, why don't they get rid of Neil Peart. Isn't that other guy a better drummer?

       ---Randy Moss (ramdymoss@yahoo.com)
I was drumming on my set one day and I thought....wow...if I was on stage I would show Neil who's Neil.

       ---Randy Moss (ramdymoss84@yahoo.com)
A man must learn to rule his tender part - nah, I'd rather just wave my magic wand.

       ---Jeff Cook (jacook3@uswest.com)
How come that guy in PeW is standing there waving cant he see that there are no cars coming and that he could just cross?

       ---Doomkof
Wouldn't it be great if that owl in FBN was eating a rat?

       ---Doomkof
Every time someone tells me they hate Rush because of Geddy's high pitched voice I just kick them in the nuts call them a hypocrite and walk away.

       ---Doomkof
I bet in a past life Neil was an octopus, you know, eight drum sticks. Man, he is good ain't he?

       ---Kevin Millette (www.millette@ndak.net)
You know in "Tom Sawyer" where it says "Catch the spit", have you ever really caught someone's spit? I did accidently and it was pretty gross.

       ---Kevin Millette
If all the world's a stage, then who is the audience?

       ---Vivaldi (vivaldi@iu.zzn.com)
In RTB it is kind of disgusting to open the booklet and see that elephant butt.

       ---Doomkof
Hey! I have the greatest idea for a new Rush album. They could call it Fly By Night and on the cover they could have some kind of bird. Like an owl, you know because owls fly by night. Isn't that the greatest thing you ever heard of?!?

       ---Rush rulz (anarchy4ever82@hotmail.com)
Why didn't By-Tor just melt the Snow Dog in the Temple of Hades with that flickering torch? That way he wouldn't have to chase him all over the place.

       ---Rush rulz
I bet if Rush had a favorite band it would probably be 'DADA' or something, because listening to yourself for that long has to get old after a while.

       ---Bryan P. Meyer
I think if Geddy was a super hero, he'd probably be some kind of super musical. He'd be responsible for a whole city, but he wouldn't give a damn and he'd just play kick-ass guitar all day.

       ---Bryan P. Meyer
Remember the 'Subdivisions' music video...and when Neil would say 'Subdivision'. Well, you notice how they don't do that kind of thing anymore, it was probably their only true mistake in music history, but it would have been a lot better if Neil didn't get right up in the face of the camera in the music video.

       ---Bryan P. Meyer
Don't you think that the title 'Finding my way" could probably relate better to a band like Led Zeppelin or something.

       ---Splooge (Ploppy poopy 69)
Alex should leave those leather pants at home. He might play better.

       ---Duane Rubinowits (friendlylittlefinger@hotmail.com)
You know how Geddy, Alex, and Neil are gods? Well it is gonna be cool on judgment day, everyone who doesn't consider Rush the best band ever will go to hell. I am assured to get into heaven!

       ---Rush Rules
I went to the same high school as Neil Peart. He had long since dropped out when I got there, but his locker was 2112, and the metal number is now missing. The person who was smart enough to grab that thing is the luckiest person alive

       ---Jon Zeppa (jonzeppa@yahoo.com)
After becoming a fan of the 2112 album of Rush, I began to take signs with those numbers on them. Off of lockers, off of addresses, and much more. Then I realized that this is pointless and gave them all back.

       ---Bryan P. Meyer (Onyx2112re@aol.com)
He's a little bit afraid of dyin' but he's a lot more afraid of your lion... maybe he needs to get a whip and a chair then he won't be so afraid (I know it's supposed to be lyin', but it's a heck of a lot funnier this way)

       ---Dawn Judd (judd0011@msn.com)
Instead of wailing "Absalom, Absalom, Absalom!" at the end of "Distant Early Warning", it would have been more accurate for Mr. Lee to wail "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!" But perhaps, that didn't rhyme.

       ---Tim Carey (tcarey715@netzero.net)
I asked my friend, "What's the hurry? Slow down." He said, "I'm in a Rush!" I completely understood and asked no further questions.

       ---Richard Lenzo
Beneath Behind Between; Solid Liquid Gas; the Father Son and Holy Spirit; small medium large; Earth Wind Fire; Mind Body and Soul; Geddy Alex and Neil.

       ---Richard Lenzo
If I was Geddy or Alex, I would write a really complicated instrumental part as a bridge for a song, that really was a concealed version of "Louie, Louie". Then, on a random date in the tour, I would sing the lyrics to "Louie, Louie" over that part. And I bet that Neil would say "Hey, I didn't write those lyrics."

       ---jlawrence
If all of the figures on the cover of "Exit, Stage Left" are from previous Rush album covers, then who becomes the persona from the "Exit, Stage Left" album cover? Answer me that, By-Tor!

       ---jlawrence
Imagine if Rush did a "Corn Flakes" commercial. I see Geddy with a spoon in his mouth, swallowing, and then screaming "Oh, Yeah!", the same way he does on "All the World's A Stage". That would be cool! And Kellogg's would sell a lot of corn flakes.

       ---Jim Lawrence (jlawrence@home.com)
Have you ever noticed that no one is ever in a rush to leave a Rush show?

       ---D.C. (red_lenzs@hotmail.com)
First you pass an evening with a drink and a friend. Then a little later on, you excuse yourself to go pass the drink.

       ---Jeffrey Budzynski (clearbluepeace@peoplepc.com)
I bet if Exit Stage left were recorded on a bad night, They would have called the album "Eggs at stage left"...

       ---Mike (thisismike@yahoo.com)
I see red. could it be because I cant wait for the new rush cd. Yes, yes I'll have to wait instead. Good work is the key to good fortune they said.

       ---joe giannantonio
I bet Neil's wife is a lot happier that he became interested in drumming before he got interested in writing books about bike trips in Africa. He's so much better at the former, and it pays better.

       ---Laroo
Sometimes I imagine that I'm Alex Lifeson stalking Madonna. Guitar in one hand, engagement ring in the other, shouting "I'll have you!" But she'd probably just call the police and have me arrested... restraining order or something. That wouldn't be any fun. The more I think about it, the more I hate being a famous guitarist. I hope Neil and Geddy can find a decent guitarist because I quit!

       ---Goocher (goocher@goocher.com)
Whenever I go to the grocery store and the bill comes to exactly $21.12, I think it's cool -- then I think, why is it not cool when the bill comes to $18.63?

       ---Patty V
Do you know that the last time Geddy Lee screamed on an album was 'Permanent Waves' in the song 'Freewill'? "..A CELL of awareness..." Was it a conscious decision to never scream again after that?

       ---Dave (daveg@sfu.ca)
I put dog food next to the fire hydrant in front of my house and all I got was a dang beagle.

       ---F. Kemp (six7442@dellepro.com)
Confucius says:" If a man go through turnstile sideways, he is going to Bangkok." I sure the Rush guys will be careful on their next weed run!

       ---F. Kemp (six7442@dellepro.com)
If "Time Stands Still", why is there "Time and Motion"?

       ---limbo
What if they had exited stage right?

       ---Adam Hecht
Has anyone found their thing yet?

       ---Adam Hecht (DynastyLG@aol.com)
I bet that before Rush was Rush, they were just Hurry Up. And before that they were probably Sure We'll be there in a Little While.

       ---Adam Hecht (DynastyLG@aol.com)
When life goes from Freewill to Roll The Bones one has reached the state of Cynical Ambivalence.

       ---NaWick (nawick_1@yahoo.com)
I gave up drumming because of Neil Peart. He can play better one handed than I could ever play using my entire being.

       ---NaWick (nawick_1@yahoo.com)
A Work In Progress was a great video! Imagine how awesome it would have been if Neil had made it while recording one of the good albums!

       ---kevin (kevins@visi.com)
"the first step in setting up a drum kit is to get someone else to set it up for you" -- N.P. Rush

       ---kevin (kevins@visi.com)
The Priests of the Temples of Syrinx live in the apartment next-door to mine, and blast their damned all-in-4/4 pop-punk-ska-and-rap hogwash all day. So I intend to take one of the wires off that strange device I found and strangle them with it.

       ---Gholamhossein Mirza Ali Khan
Listening to Dr. Demento one night, I heard the song "Take Off," from the Bob & Doug MacKenzie _Great White North_ album. I thought to myself, "Gee, that's a really friggin' good Geddy Lee imitation." Then the Doctor announced that it actually was him... I laughed so hard I almost dropped my beer.

       ---Volodymyr Upyrenko
It would be amusing if, back in the day when they still made new episodes of "Beavis & Butthead," they had done one where a Rush video comes on and the two dudes just sit in reverent awe, and when it ends, Butthead says "I'll be damned, that didn't suck."

       ---Volodymyr Upirenko
My roommate can sleep through all of "2112" even at maximum volume. He needs medical assistance.

       ---Volodymyr Upyrenko
You ever notice that the only feebs that slam RUSH on this site are A-holes from AOL?

       ---Jack
"I have Mammaries and awareness But I have not shape or form". . . How can someone have no shape if they have breasts?

       ---Anus@AOL.Com
If 'Entre Nous' meant "viciously oscillating turtle", would the song still be as good?

       ---CygnusX1
The priests' great computers were probably a bunch of Commodore PET computers. They were the cheapest and the largest home computers from '76. That's why they "fill the hallowed halls".

       ---what??
I like Neil, but something about him scares me too and I don't know why, maybe it relates to the time when I went to go see him and he killed my dog.

       ---Phil Carr
the meanings of songs always change when I read the lyrics e.g. "Sense of death open and strong" but what they really said was "sensitive, open and strong"

       ---a passenger to Bangkok
Rush was a great band until Grace Under Pressure came out. It all went down hill from there.

       ---Loyd ((NOT REQUIRED))
Sometimes I listen to Rush for hours on end, one song after another, listening to Neil Peart's drum solos. Then I go eat a sandwich. Yum!

       ---Morrison Nichols (hockeystud100@aol.com)
I play guitar for a long time and people might think I know a lot of music so they ask me like, 'what's the top 40 songs' or 'what's the number one FM music' I'm like... Duh, I don't know. I only listen to Rush and their like, Rush who?

       ---Benjo Servanez (greeno@philwebinc.com)
People say that Rush Fans are stuck in the 70s. That's just BULL! Now, where did I put that joint?

       ---Please Don't Judas Me
Wow....shouldn't Shakespeare be sued?? I mean, heavy copyright infringement!! Everyone knows Neil wrote that "All the World's a stage" line first!!!

       ---InsanityFair
If Neil Peart had half a brain, he'd be as smart as John Rutsey!!! Ok, my first attempt.....

       ---Ryan Nickels (kinghomerxxiv@home.com)
If I was the guy from 2112, I would've crammed that guitar so far up the priests' booty, he'd be able to appreciate the music comin out.

       ---Ryan Nickels (kinghomerxxiv@home.com)
"Rage Against the Machine's cover of Tom Sawyer was just as good as the original!" Sure it was Mr. Morello.... sure it was......

       ---Ryan Nickels (kinghomerxxiv@home.com)
RUSH writes better and more complex music than the Beatles or anyone else for that matter. Rush's music can take you into another world!

       ---Matt McCool
I guess since John Rutsey is no longer with Rush, He's been forced to become a "Working Man"

       ---Mike D'Avanzo (heavymental_ny@yahooo.com)
I wonder, If I go to Sy Sperling's "Hair Club for Men" will I hear "I think I'm going bald" in the waiting room?

       ---Mike D'Avanzo (heavymental_ny@yahoo.com)
I was listening to that song Force Ten the other day and I got to thinking, I wonder where I can listen to the first nine...

       ---David Haverty (havertyd@hotmail.com)
I listened to Fly By Night and then Caress of Steel. I then thought to myself, how can Prince By-Tor be in two songs. Did he come back to life or something

       ---Ian Collins
sometimes I wonder how Geddy would sound if he inhaled helium. but I know how he would sound if he had a soar throat, like that guy from ac/dc

       ---ralph baranes jr (ralphbara@yahoo.com)
When you listen to a Rush song, do you imagine Donald Duck losing the lottery? I do.

       ---Steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
When my geography teacher talks about hemispheres, I remember something I forgot about in the morning

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
I am very sad, tomorrow is the day I give a farewell to kings!

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
Ever tried to play all the rush songs backwards in the order of their alphabetical order? If you have, you don't have a life, and you have a broken needle!

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
You wont believe this! I was in the music store the other day, and I saw a CD called "My Favorite Headache", and the album was done by a man ALSO by the name of Geddy Lee! Geddy Lee is the name of a member of Rush, and he shares the same name as the guy on My Favorite Headache! I bought the CD, and his VOICE matches too! Are they secret twins?

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
The cover of Counterparts... Never mind, it is really nasty and disgusting. It represents something sick and naughty...(Can you guess what it is???)

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
Whenever I hear the word freewill, I think of Rush. Why is that? That is the weirdest thing.

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
In the song "Leave That Thing Alone", what is the thing we are supposed to leave alone? I'm clueless.

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
What's with the tinker toy on the cover of different stages? Is that Geddy Lee's first toy he ever had, and wants to show his data to the other pupils?

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
Cold Fire...Hmmm...Well, if fire were to be cold, then wouldn't fire not exist at all? (Very Puzzled)

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
If you were to have a double agent, wouldn't you have to duplicate one of the agents first?

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
When Rush talks about Lakeside Park, I get the most randomness urge to go to my nearest park for some reason! I have absolutely no clue why!

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
I feel sorry for the man on 2112, the priests must have made him deaf! Poor guy.

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
I was wondering, what do the 3 balls on "Hold Your Fire" represent? And why is the cover blood red, this isn't another hidden hoax like "Paul Is Dead" is it? Did one of the Rush members die, and clues are being held or something? (Let's not get started on this one)

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
You cant get something for nothing? Nothing is something right? (are you all confused now?)(Lets hope not)

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
Anyone want to fly by night? Just go to your nearest airport, and arrange a flight after 6:00 P.M.

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
Have any of you tried to solve the equations on the back of Different Stages? Well, you must really be an A student in your math class! (Teacher's Pet)

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
I've been thinking... Open Secrets are no longer secrets once they are opened!

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
2112, well, I'm sorry. I'll be dead by then, and will Rush still be popular?

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
Permanent Waves? The only way that would be possible, is a picture of an ocean or something. WAVES END!

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
The only time I like math is when I multiply 1056 by 2.

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
What would be another cover for Counterparts, is if a wrench was holding the screw!

       ---steve (fireskull2000@hotmail.com)
If Rush ever gets popular again, I think they should pretend not to be Canadian. Then at their first concert, admit that they are. That would be funny

       ---Cult



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