85 episodes

Two lifelong friends discuss the albums of their favorite band, RUSH

Something for Nothing: A RUSH Fancas‪t‬ Something for Nothing

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Two lifelong friends discuss the albums of their favorite band, RUSH

    Ep. 85: Miller, Field Director for Rush: Time Stand Still

    Ep. 85: Miller, Field Director for Rush: Time Stand Still

    This week we talk to the Field Director for the documentary Rush: Time Stand Still, Miller. (Everyone calls him Miller, so that's what we're calling him too.) As Field Director, Miller interviewed fans, roamed concerts looking for the perfect shot, and was on hand to capture some of the most enduring images of the film. He's also a natural raconteur. We think you'll enjoy this episode.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 84: Jeremy Bout, Writer/Director of "Growth Rings," "Masters of Resonance"

    Ep. 84: Jeremy Bout, Writer/Director of "Growth Rings," "Masters of Resonance"

    Rush fans around the world were surprised and elated when a short film called "Growth Rings," cowritten by Jeremy Bout and Neil Peart. Bout also directed the film,  exploration of how music and culture affect our lives in same way climate and injury impact a tree's annular growth rings. The short film grew from a larger project, the documentary film about DW Drums called "Masters of Resonance," in which the master drum makers detail what makes their drums unique and show how Neil's beautiful R40 kit was constructed from a 1,500-year-old tree dredged from the bottom of a Romanian bog. I may be biased, but this is a good one, folks.

    • 49 min
    Ep. 83: Snakes & Arrows, Pt. 3

    Ep. 83: Snakes & Arrows, Pt. 3

    Well, here we are. The final installment of our Snakes & Arrows discussion. There's a lot of meat still on the bone, from the stirring instrumental Hope to the inspiring We Hold On. We hope you like our take on these amazing songs!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 82: Snakes & Arrows, Pt. 2

    Ep. 82: Snakes & Arrows, Pt. 2

    On the second part of our Snakes & Arrows discussion, we find Rush grappling with some serious topics, such as the disparity between the haves and the have-nots, the forces that shape our world view, and the need to reach consensus on subjects that affect us all. Plus, there's an instrumental with the word "monkey" in it! What more could you ask for?

    • 58 min
    Ep. 81: Snakes & Arrows, Pt. 1

    Ep. 81: Snakes & Arrows, Pt. 1

    This week we return to our bread and butter as we begin our discussion of Rush's penultimate studio album, Snakes and Arrows. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz, Snakes and Arrows sees Rush exploring new sounds and an unprecedented three--three!-instrumentals So grab some bread and butter--or something you might actually want to eat--and a pariah dog and a madman, and join us!

    • 50 min
    Ep. 80: Steve Holmes of House of Drumming

    Ep. 80: Steve Holmes of House of Drumming

    Of late,  we've had a string of great drummers on the podcast to discuss Rush and Neil Peart in particular. This week we talk with yet another great drummer: Steve Holmes, founder of HouseOfDrumming.com, a resource for drummers the worldover. Steve has been a working musician for a long time and has a unique perspective on what made Neil Peart, well, Neil Peart! 

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

CCiar70 ,

uhh.. not sure about this

Hey, I listen to three episodes and had to actually shut it off. One of the 2 guys on the podcast it’s a little unbearable to listen to. I’m sorry, it’s one thing you don’t like a song here or there but there’s major songs and hits that he just dismisses as not good. I understand it’s his own opinion as is everyone else but you have someone running a podcast that dismisses a lot of the Rush hits? It’s one thing if you’re sick of it but I just can’t listen to this anymore. He seems a little Rush snobbish.

Former Ump ,

Great podcast

Listened to a few episodes, on the recommendation of RetroZest podcast. Curtis is a friend and fellow Rush Fan.

I’ve been a fan of this band since my brother came home with the Fly By Night album. I’ve seen them in concert every tour since 1979.

I listened to your Moving Pictures & Signals episodes. Two stellar albums from this band...they did loose me after Grace, but I still went to see them. They really brought me back with Counterparts and lost me again with Test for Echo...then Vapor Trails was released and I was back in the Rush fold for good.

Now Vital Signs, The Camera Eye, and Red Barchetta are my favorite songs from Moving Pictures.

And Signals has my all-time favorite Rush song...Ever, a song that gets some shade thrown on it from a large swath of the Rush fan community. Countdown. The song is so positive, and having witnessed a Shuttle launch in person, I can state, unequivocally that then all day captured the experience perfectly.

“This magic day when super science mingles with the bright stuff of dreams.” A great description of the convergence of the logical and abstract...and how the Nerd moves humanity forward, from behind.

Dislike it all you want, after all music is subjective...you’re free to hold the opinion you do, you go your way and I’ll go the right way. ;).

CoolWolf64 ,

Great stuff

Wonderful to listen to I enjoy the casual but informed discussions on my favorite band

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