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Stairway to the Stars

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  1. I had a dream of a winter garden
    A midnight rendezvous…
    Silver, blue, and frozen silence
    What a fool I was for you!

    – N. Peart, 1989 –

    Sorry…drinking a cold Cool Moon tonight, and reliving old winter memories, of a cold FULL moon, MANY decades ago… πŸ˜‰

  2. I have always loved most styles of music. The old jazz and big band set the stage for the rock and country genres. Ms. Fitzgerald is a prime example of one of the best of her time, and I do have a couple of her vinyls,
    I do listen to streaming and digital, but I can still tell the difference and prefer the turntable.

  3. Bob M.
    NOVEMBER 29, 2020 AT 7:31 PM

    “– N. Peart, 1989 –”

    …as an apparent Rush fan, you probably appreciate how prophetic the “2112” album is proving to be…

    “I lie awake, staring out at the bleakness of Megadon. City and sky become one, merging into a single plane, a vast sea of unbroken grey. The Twin Moons, just two pale orbs as they trace their way across the steely sky. I used to think I had a pretty good life here, just plugging into my machine for the day, then watching Templevision or reading a Temple Paper in the evening.

    My friend Jon always said it was nicer here than under the atmospheric domes of the Outer Planets. We have had peace since 2062, when the surviving planets were banded together under the Red Star of the Solar Federation. The less fortunate gave us a few new moons.

    I believed what I was told, I thought it was a good life, I thought I was happy. Then I found something that changed it all…”

    -Anonymous, 2112

  4. Dang SNS.
    I have always liked Geddy Lee and the boys, and many of them are prophetic (working man, the trees, etc.

    In the end, I might not like their individual feelings, but the songs do appeal to me.

  5. RogerF
    NOVEMBER 29, 2020 AT 8:58 PM

    “I have always liked Geddy Lee and the boys, and many of them are prophetic (working man, the trees, etc.”

    …don’t forget this one…

    The night is black, without a moon
    The air is thick and still
    The vigilantes gather on
    The lonely torchlit hill
    Features distorted in the flickering light
    Faces are twisted and grotesque
    Silent and stern in the sweltering night
    The mob moves like demons possessed
    Quiet in conscience, calm in their right
    Confident their ways are best
    The righteous rise
    With burning eyes
    Of hatred and ill-will
    Madmen fed on fear and lies
    To beat and burn and kill
    They say there are strangers who threaten us
    Our immigrants and infidels
    They say there is strangeness to danger us
    In our theaters and bookstore shelves
    That those who know what’s best for us
    Must rise and save us from ourselves
    Quick to judge
    Quick to anger
    Slow to understand
    Ignorance and prejudice
    And fear walk hand in hand”
    -Rush, “Witch Hunt”

    …ironically, I think it was meant at the time as an anti-conservative rant, but it certainly fits today’s Communists to a T as well…


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