On November 5, 1991, tropical storm Uring caused landslides that dammed a river and ultimately led to catastrophic flooding of Ormoc City on the island of Leyte, Philippines. (See this family’s site for more details and photos.) There were nearly 5000 dead (a few of which can be seen … Continue reading
I’ve been going through the entire catalog of Rush’s studio albums to hear how the band evolved and then I give my impression of each album. Today, Signals.
The Signals album represents a radical shift in the style of … Continue reading
Last week, I talked a bit about memories and how time changes people. Reunion time always brings back memories of childhood and the days where everything is potential and nothing is yet fulfilled. Memories of the good times and the people you enjoyed spending time with.
There is also a … Continue reading
I am going through all 20 Rush studio albums in release order and posting my comments about each.
OF all the albums in their body of work, I think Rush hit upon the perfect mix of instruments on … Continue reading
The aquarium rack I have been building with mostly scrap wood from Home Depot is nearly completed. I have to do some touch-up staining, bracket it to the wall for stability, and cover the surface with a layer of styrofoam so the variations in the wood do not damage the … Continue reading
Like most people, my teenage years were stressful, angst-ridden, and at times downright horrible. One minute you are overjoyed and the next minute you want to lock yourself in your room and hide under a blanket.
As an introvert, I wasn’t very aggressive with meeting new people and making … Continue reading
A disappointing year for the book drive to benefit Phoenix Rescue Mission. The total came to $8.72, which will feed a few people. I guess I need to either become more famous or release more material before the 2014 drive next September. I’m working on both.
With my collection complete, I have been listening through the entire studio album output of the band Rush. Today I’m posting my take on Permanent Waves.
This album introduced the world to a pair of perennial favorites, both of which got a lot of radio airplay. While this … Continue reading