Rush is realeasing a new album filled with previously recorded but never released tracks. As president of the Rush fanclub, I was provided a track list. The album is titled “Easels for Medusa” which is AWESOME. The track names are vintage Rush, and you can really see Neil Peart’s influence. I hope you’re as excited as I am about this album coming out. I’ve heard rumors that every song is in 11/8 time signature. I’m PUMPED.
EASELS FOR MEDUSA
- The Sumerian Hobgoblin
- Chronicles of The Owl’s Claw (Alternate: The Shrinking Talons of Lore)
- Blankets of Wise Men and Tribes I, II, III, and VII
- Barnstormers Pilots and Boysenberries
- Gifts of Giza: Ancient Times and Modern Morays
- Tears of the Wizard’s Wife
- Ricochet Magnets (Drum Solo)
- Chronicles of The Owl’s Claw IV – Talons
- The Irony Militia: Times and Words
- Reflections in a Jasmine Pond: Narcissus’ Ally
Sarah, our 29 year old babysitter, is friends with MANY Greenpoint hipsters. She walked in this morning and asked me, “Jason, who sings Iron Man.” I of course told her it was Black Sabbath. She said, “I knew it! My friend was convinced it was Iron Maiden.”
Huh? I’m sorry, but that’s just not something you’re allowed to screw up. The only thing that makes me more upset is when people think Asia sang Africa. I basically just go insane and start screaming Toto until everyone walks away whispering “He really thinks it’s Toto, but I’m pretty sure it was Asia”
Now I have a new infuriating mistake people apparently make.
The show lasted only 15 minutes. I knew I was in for something special when the band ran on the stage an hour late wearing only hockey masks. Have you ever seen a naked man in the hockey mask? Have you ever seen 4 at the same time? I pray you never have to. Most of us were more than a little scared. Those who weren’t were young men who had already died inside. They rushed to the front of the stage where one of them was promptly thumped in the face by a guitar that appeared to already be crusted with blood.