I've always loved Peter Gabriel's song, San Jacinto. The lyrics rolled around in my head long enough to create a short story based on the Apache ceremony he refers to in the song. This is in no way accurate to any Apache ceremony. It's just my interpretation of what the lyrics conjured up for me. Enjoy!
Political commentary is a dangerous minefield these days, but art does imitate life. This song is no different and was a prophecy before its time.
The beginning of a supernatural short story based on the lyrics of "Reverend Wrinkle" by Black Stone Cherry. Enjoy!
Follow along our journey of dream set lists! This time, I take on the sonic psychedelic sounds of prog-rock super group Pink Floyd!
The R40 Tour in 2015 was their last, and it featured songs from across their catalog, but it needed more oomph in my opinion. So now, let’s turn their final set list on it’s ear and speculate on what it should have been!
The final review of Rush's 20th studio album is here! Check out the rock and roll legacy they leave behind here!
Author's Note: This article originally appeared on another website I write for, That Hashtag Show, and appeared on March 23rd, 2020. Vapor Trails - 2002 Studio album number seventeen rolls in six years after their last one, and it took over a year to make. Vapor Trails would hit #6 on the Billboard 200 but... Continue Reading →
Counterparts - 1993 Riding the success of Roll the Bones, the boys got back in studio two years later for their 15th album, Counterparts. I mention Roll the Bones because it signaled the departure of the process-heavy synth sound, where Counterparts nearly cuts the ties altogether. Here, Rush returns to the simple sounds that three... Continue Reading →
The Rush Review details two albums in the discography; 1989's Presto and 1991's Roll The Bones. Read on to see why these albums are so special to me.
Author's Note: This review was originally published on another website I write for, That Hashtag Show, and was published on February 17, 2020. Power Windows, 1985 Rush traveled back across the pond in 1985 for Power Windows, their 11th studio album. Three studios shared duties on this LP; The Manor in Oxfordshire, SARM East Studios... Continue Reading →
In the next installment, the Rush Review covers two early 80s albums: 1982's Signals and 1984's Grace Under Pressure! Check it out here!
Author's Note: This article originally appeared on another website I write for, That Hashtag Show, on January 30th, 2020 Permanent Waves – Released in 1980 Rush smashed into the next decade with a new radio-friendly concept on the 1980 release Permanent Waves. This album, and the one behind it, are in this writer’s opinion, peak... Continue Reading →
Author's note: This article originally ppeared on another website I write for, That Hashtag Show, on January 24th, 2020 A Farewell to Kings – released in 1977 Riding the wave of commercial success from 2112, Rush released their fifth LP, A Farewell to Kings, in 1977. Only a year after releasing their first multi-platinum album,... Continue Reading →
The Rush Review rolls on with 1975's 2112! This one is in my top-3 best Rush albums list and it was so much fun to review.
As far as their recording label is concerned, 1975’s Caress of Steel was not a success. The highest it got to on the Billboard 200 is 148th, However, mega-fans love it and often refer to it as Rush’s most underrated triumph.
Author’s note: This article originally appeared on another website I write for, http://www.thathashtagshow.com. This, and my Rush articles that follow are done in memory of Neil Peart, 1952-2020. Rush, self-titled debut– 1974 Rush, 1974 debut album cover Perhaps it’s destiny, but Rush debuted their first album the same month and year I was born. Being... Continue Reading →