Rush and Philosophy

Rush and Philosophy Author Jim Berti
ISBN-10 9780812697292
Release 2011-04-12
Pages 288
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The progressive/hard rock band Rush has never been as popular as it is now. A documentary film about the band, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which was released in the summer of 2010 has been universally well received. They had a cameo in the movie I Love You Man. Their seven-part song “2112” was included in a version of “Guitar Hero” released in 2010. The group even appeared on The Colbert Report. Even legendary trios such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, and The Police don’t enjoy the commitment and devotion that Rush’s fans lavish on Alex, Geddy, and Neil. In part, this is because Rush is equally devoted to its fans. Since their first album in 1974, they have released 18 additional albums and toured the world following nearly every release. Today, when other 70s-bands have either broken up or become nostalgia acts, Rush continues to sell out arenas and amphitheatres and sell albums—to date Rush has sold over 40 million albums. They are ranked fourth after The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band. Rush’s success is also due to its intellectual approach to music and sound. The concept album 2112 made Rush a world-class band and cemented its reputation as the thinking-person’s progressive rock trio. Rush’s interest in political philosophy, mind-control, the nature of free-will, of individuality, and our relationship to machines makes Rush a band that matters and which speaks to its fans directly and honestly like no other. Lyricist Niel Peart has even built a following by writing books, both about his motorcycle travels and about the tragic death of his daughter, which have only furthered the respect Rush’s fans have for (arguably) rock’s greatest drummer and lyricist. Fiercely independent of trends, Rush has maintained a clear mission and purpose throughout their career. With the unique “Rush sound,” the band has been able to blend thought-provoking lyrics and music for almost four decades. The Rush style of music can trigger the unusual combination of air-drumming, air-guitar, singing along, and fist-pumping, just as much as it can thoughtful reflection and deep thinking, making Rush “The Thinking Man’s Band.” Rush and Philosophy does not set out to sway the public’s opinion, nor is it an awkward gushing of how much the authors love Rush. Rush and Philosophy is a fascinating look at the music and lyrics of the band, setting out to address thought-provoking questions. For example, elements of philosophical thinking from the likes of Jean Paul-Sartre, Ayn Rand, and Plato can be found in Peart’s lyrics; does this make Peart a disciple of philosophy? In what ways has technology influenced the band through the decades? Can there be too much technology for a power-trio? Can listening to Rush’s music and lyrics lead listeners to think more clearly, responsibly, and happily? Is the band’s music a “pleasant distraction” from the singing of Geddy Lee? In what ways is Rush Canadian? How can a band that has been referred to as “right-wing” also criticize big government, religion, and imperialism? Rush and Philosophy is written by an assortment of philosophers and scholars with eclectic and diverse backgrounds who love Rush’s music and who “get” the meaning and importance of it. They discuss Rush with the enthusiasm of fan. The book will be a must-read for the many fans who have long known that Rush deserves as much respect as the ideas, concepts, and puzzles about human existence they write and compose music about.



The Second Gold Rush

The Second Gold Rush Author Marilynn S. Johnson
ISBN-10 9780520207011
Release 1996-12-29
Pages 328
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"At last, a close-in account of California during its moment of rebirth, World War II. . . . A book that helps us to understand California's past and also its present."—James N. Gregory, author of American Exodus



Rush Updated Edition

Rush   Updated Edition Author Martin Popoff
ISBN-10 9780760349953
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 200
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Fully revised and updated, Rush is a richly illustrated history of one of the world's greatest rock bands. In 1974, a Canadian rock band called Rush took the music scene by storm. Throughout the 1970s and raging into the 1980s, the band grew a tidal wave of followers and produced such hit songs as "Limelight," "Subdivisions," and "Tom Sawyer." Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, this progressive rock, hard rock, and heavy metal band is destined to go down in history as legendary. The band continues to make history today. Rush: The Illustrated History is a fully updated, richly illustrated history from prolific rock journalist and noted Rush authority Martin Popoff. The book follows the world-conquering exploits of Rush band members Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson from the band's formation in Toronto to their fortieth anniversary celebration and tour. Popoff's stellar history is complemented by LP reviews from a slate of highly regarded music writers, a thorough discography compiled by the author himself, and more than 400 photographs and articles of memorabilia, from candid backstage images and live performance photography to picture sleeves, gig posters, period print ads, ticket stubs, backstage passes, and more. The result is a visually stunning and authoritative review befitting the rock band with one of the most devoted fan bases ever.



Rush

Rush Author Martin Popoff
ISBN-10 9781610587266
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 192
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DIVFormed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1968 under the heavy influence of British blues, Rush solidified its lineup in 1974 and has gone on to record 18 studio albums (and counting). Notable for bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee’s high register, Neil Peart’s virtuosic drumming and inventive lyrics, and the guitar heroics of Alex Lifeson, the multiplatinum band melds a diverse range of influences and along the way has amassed a large, notably loyal following worldwide. Rush is bigger than ever before with the hit 2011 documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage and this year’s new album, Clockwork Angels, and tour./divDIV /divDIVNow, for the first time, Rush is treated to the epic visual celebration they so richly deserve in a beautifully designed and profusely illustrated history following the band’s entire career. A chronological overview history written by noted music scribe and Rush authority Martin Popoff spans the band’s entire career from 1968 to today. A complete Rush discography chronicles all their albums, from the debut album to 2112, Moving Pictures, and Signals to Grace Under Pressure, Vapor Trails, and more. The authoritative text is complemented by album reviews written by well-known music journalists from around the globe, commentary from fellow musicians, a discography, and hundreds of photographs and pieces of memorabilia, including picture sleeves, gig posters, rare vinyl, handbills, ticket stubs, and much more./div



Experiencing Rush

Experiencing Rush Author Durrell Bowman
ISBN-10 9781442231313
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 194
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Few bands have proven as long-standing and experimental as the Canadian rock act Rush, which has successfully survived and adapted like few others by continuing to work in an album-oriented “progressive hard rock” style. Rush bridged its original blues-rock style with progressive rock and heavy metal in the 1970s, explored new wave and synth rock in the 1980s, and then created a new kind of alternative hard rock in the 1990s and 2000s. Throughout its career Rush has stubbornly remained musically and lyrically individualistic. The band created dozens of albums over its four decades—with 45 million sold—and embarked on major concert tours for millions of fans across the globe.The band’s music appeals not just to mainstream rock fans but to those musicians who admire the structural complexity of its music. In Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush’s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis how to listen to this unique act. From Rush’s emergence as an early blues-rock power trio of guitar, bass, and drums into the godfathers of progressive hard rock, Bowman marks the band’s first breakthrough with its landmark, sci-fi/individualist album 2112. From there, readers explore Rush’s movement from “prog rock” extended compositions into shorter, potential-radio-play “post-prog” songs, leading to Rush’s most successful album Moving Pictures in 1981. In its later career, Rush adventurously mixed progressive hard rock and music technology, generating a new power trio sound that featured further stylistic evolutions. As Bowman makes clear, it is the band’s stalwart path and many influences on fans, musicians, and others that resulted in Rush’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Rush is a legendary group, and Experiencing Rush is specially written for music fans seeking a deeper look into the band’s work, as well as for new listeners ready to discover the unique and diverse sound of one of rock’s greatest acts.



Slippery Pastimes

Slippery Pastimes Author Joan Nicks
ISBN-10 9780889203884
Release 2002-03-13
Pages 347
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Sixteen essays, written by specialists from many fields, grapple with the problem of a popular culture that is not very popular — but is seen by most as vital to the body politic, whether endangered by globalization or capable of politically progressive messages for its audiences. Slippery Pastimes covers a variety of topics: Canadian popular music from rock ’n’ roll to country, hip-hop to pop-Celtic; television; advertising; tourism; sport and even postage stamps! As co-editors, Nicks and Sloniowski have taken an open view of the Canadian Popular, and contributors have approached their topics from a variety of perspectives, including cultural studies, women’s studies, film studies, sociology and communication studies. The essays are accessibly written for undergraduate students and interested general readers.



OS X Yosemite All in One For Dummies

OS X Yosemite All in One For Dummies Author Mark L. Chambers
ISBN-10 9781118990902
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 744
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Get the most out of the latest version of OS X This reference combines eight content-rich minibooks in one complete package to give you all-access, easy-to-understand coverage of the key features and tools needed to get the most out of the latest OS X release from Apple. In OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies, you'll learn the ins and outs of OS X basics, navigating and running programs, searching with Spotlight, having fun with Photo Booth, keeping in touch with Contacts, using Reminders, writing in Notes, setting up the Notification Center, customizing the OS X desktop, jamming with iTunes, organizing and tweaking photos with iPhoto, making movie magic with iMovie, turning your Mac into a DVD theater, publishing documents with Pages, chatting with Messages and FaceTime, letting your imagination run wild with iBooks, expanding your horizons with iCloud, and so much more. Combining the power and stability of UNIX with Apple's legendary elegance and style, OS X is the default operating system installed on every desktop and laptop computer sold by Apple. In OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies, you'll get the best-of-the-best content from indispensable For Dummies books: Introducing OS X; Customizing and Sharing; The Digital hub; Using iWork; The Typical Internet Stuff; Networking in OS X; Expanding Your System; and Advanced OS X. Goes well beyond the basics of how to use OS X Covers the key features and tools essential for all users of OS X Shows you how to use OS X to make your work and personal life more organized and fun If you're a first-time Apple consumer just switching over from a PC, or a beginner-to-intermediate Mac user upgrading to the newest version of OS X, this comprehensive and all-encompassing guide will have you whizzing around OS X like a pro in no time.



The Army Surveys of Gold Rush California

The Army Surveys of Gold Rush California Author Gary Clayton Anderson
ISBN-10 9780806149059
Release 2015-04-06
Pages 256
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As the army’s topographical engineer in California from 1849 to 1851, George Horatio Derby wrote detailed reports on the region, its people, its resources, and its geography—providing critical information for an understaffed military charged with bringing order to a vast new empire along the Pacific Slope. Early maps and reports by pioneers, trappers, and newspapermen, even by such professionals as John C. Frémont and William Emory, were limited in scope and often unreliable. In contrast, those authored by Derby and the army’s other trained topographical engineers were remarkably accurate, extensive, and richly descriptive. Long buried in the files of the National Archives, they have also remained largely unknown, even to historians. Collected and reproduced here for the first time, these journals and maps offer a new and unique perspective on California in the mid-nineteenth century. Derby’s reports and journals appear alongside those of Robert Stockton Williamson, William H. Warner, Edward O. C. Ord, Nathaniel Lyon, Henry Walton Wessells, and Erasmus Darwin Keyes. These documents offer extraordinary firsthand views of the environment, natural resources, geography, and early settlement, as well as the effects of disease on Native and white populations. The writers’ detailed, often witty insights offer new understandings of life in California during an era of momentous change. Historian Gary Clayton Anderson and anthropologist Laura Lee Anderson provide historical, geographic, and biographical context in the book’s introduction and in headnotes and annotations for each journal. With these editorial enhancements, the documents reveal as much of the character of their authors and their time as of the land and peoples they so carefully describe.



Billboard

Billboard Author
ISBN-10
Release 2004-05-15
Pages 84
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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.



Contents Under Pressure

Contents Under Pressure Author Martin Popoff
ISBN-10 9781550226782
Release 2004
Pages 236
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This is a detailed history of the exhaustive road experience of Canadian rock icons Rush. Celebrating the nad's 30th anniversary, this book features in-depth original interviews with Geddy Lee, Alex lifeson and Neil Peart. From the author of the Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time and the Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time, comes another authoritative piece of music journalism that will satisfy the curiosity of all fans of this enigmatic Canadian institution.



Too Much to Dream

Too Much to Dream Author Peter Bebergal
ISBN-10 9781593764685
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 224
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Growing up in the suburbs of Boston and raised on secular Judaism, Cocoa Puffs, and Gilligan’s Island, Peter Bebergal was barely in his teens when the ancient desire to finding higher spiritual meaning in the universe struck. Already schooled in mysticism by way of comic books, Dungeons & Dragons, and Carlos Castaneda, he turned to hallucinogens, convinced they would provide a path to illumination. Was this profound desire for God—a god he believed that could only be apprehended by an extreme state of altered consciousness—simply a side effect of the drugs? Or was it a deeper human longing that was manifesting itself, even on a country club golf course at the edge of a strip mall? Too Much to Dream places Bebergal’s story within the cultural history of hallucinogens, American fascination with mysticism, and the complex relationship between drug addiction, popular culture, rock ‘n’ roll, occultism, and psychology. With a captivating foreword by Peter Coyote, and interviews with writers, artists, and psychologists such as Dennis McKenna, James Fadima, Arik Roper, Jim Woodring, and Mark Tulin, Bebergal offers a groundbreaking exploration of drugs, religion, and the craving for spirituality entrenched in America’s youth.



A Drummer s Road

A Drummer s Road Author Tom Lentz
ISBN-10 9781477157626
Release 2012-08-14
Pages 24
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Tom Lentz drummer from Hammond Indiana, got a first break in Music playing drums for singer Percy Sledge. Tom Lentz went on to record and feature David Ragsdale violinist with the legendary group Kansas. Tom Lentz also worked with Steve Miller Bands Drummer.



If You Like Metallica

If You Like Metallica   Author Mike McPadden
ISBN-10 9781476813578
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 210
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(If You Like). In hard rock history, there is the time before Metallica and there is everything that has come since: metal, punk, industrial, grunge, alternative all of it absorbed, transformed, and reinvented by the band that, for decades, has ruled as both the Beatles and the Stones of heavy music. From garage rock to the avant-garde, indie pop to hardcore punk and, of course, all shades of metal, If You Like Metallica... illuminates the sounds and styles that influenced and have been influenced by this band, in addition to nonmusical elements such movies, books, and cultural iconoclasts. Just as Metallica expanded heavy metal to new meanings and new possibilities, If You Like Metallica... expands being a fan of the band to an education and a treasure hunt that, put as bluntly as a devil-fingered salute to the face, rocks.



Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Richard Rush Transmitting Information in Relation to the Growth and Manufacture of Silk Adapted to Different Parts of the Union

Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury  Richard Rush  Transmitting Information in Relation to the Growth and Manufacture of Silk  Adapted to Different Parts of the Union Author
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044107239022
Release 1828
Pages 220
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Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Richard Rush Transmitting Information in Relation to the Growth and Manufacture of Silk Adapted to Different Parts of the Union has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Richard Rush Transmitting Information in Relation to the Growth and Manufacture of Silk Adapted to Different Parts of the Union also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Richard Rush Transmitting Information in Relation to the Growth and Manufacture of Silk Adapted to Different Parts of the Union book for free.



Make It Bigger

Make It Bigger Author Paula Scher
ISBN-10 9781568983325
Release 2002-08-01
Pages 250
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The book examines the graphic design profession primarily through the lens of the business community it serves. The author draws from over three decades of design experience to provide readers with a firsthand account of the creative process, that is, advancing good ideas and personal vision within the corporate cultures and organizational dynamics that are predisposed to resist them. A focus on the collaboration necessary to bring design ideas to life sets this book apart from others in the genre.



Putnam s Monthly

Putnam s Monthly Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015015396453
Release 1854
Pages
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Putnam s Monthly has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Putnam s Monthly also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Putnam s Monthly book for free.



Putnam s Magazine

Putnam s Magazine Author
ISBN-10 SRLF:A0002325595
Release 1854
Pages
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Putnam s Magazine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Putnam s Magazine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Putnam s Magazine book for free.