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(YouTube)   Happy 61st birthday to Canada's greatest musician and member of Canada's greatest band, Rush's Geddy Lee. The man can still rock, but at his age, he's still getting duped by salesmen. SALESMEN   (youtube.com ) divider line
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2014-07-29 10:17:42 AM  
Hey, ten bucks is ten bucks.
 
2014-07-29 10:32:39 AM  
I hate that song.
 
2014-07-29 10:39:24 AM  
Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.
 
2014-07-29 10:51:36 AM  
And at 61 he can still kick more ass than most musicians half his age,
 
2014-07-29 11:44:57 AM  
".... 'SAYLES-min!' just like Pee-Wee Herman opening his front door for no apparent reason but it sure sounds nice."  ~  Chuck Eddy, Stairway To Hell
 
2014-07-29 11:47:58 AM  
He's pretty funny in interviews and in person (they all are, actually), and it's not uncommon to see him out and about in public in Toronto. As a bass player myself, I don't idolize his playing so much as appreciate the endless compromises he makes to actually sing those densely packed Peart lyrics at the same time as he's playing bass.

And he switched me to Rotosound 66s on my Precision, so there's that.
 
2014-07-29 12:07:56 PM  

Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.


Nuh-uh.

media.npr.org
 
2014-07-29 12:10:16 PM  

phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]


Bruce Cockburn.
 
2014-07-29 12:16:47 PM  

dittybopper: Hey, ten bucks is ten bucks.


take off you hoser
 
2014-07-29 12:16:54 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.


Chad Kroeger
 
2014-07-29 12:21:38 PM  

whither_apophis: dittybopper: Hey, ten bucks is ten bucks.

take off you hoser


I'm rather disappointed that it took that long.
 
2014-07-29 12:26:15 PM  

xanadian: I hate that song.


It's a great song. It's also ironic as hell that Limbaugh insists on using it, since you don't get much more corporate than his schtick, and it's all about the evils of corporate radio.
 
2014-07-29 12:30:10 PM  

GoldSpider: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.

Chad Kroeger


Well, he married a weeaboo, so there's that.
 
2014-07-29 12:31:24 PM  
Play that Diane Sawyer song.....


Rev K.

Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.


Proof.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZlrrwUIwcE
 
2014-07-29 12:34:10 PM  
That chicken did great job at distracting attention from singer
 
2014-07-29 12:56:42 PM  
I always save money by buying a Queensryche LP. When I want to hear the rush cover of it I just switch the turn table speed to 45 rpm.
 
2014-07-29 01:14:41 PM  

Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.


OK Gordon. relax dude.

/who would have gussed he was a Farker ?
 
2014-07-29 01:56:26 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.


Ouch. I'd stay away from him, sounds like he needs a doctor and some Valtrex.
 
2014-07-29 02:02:39 PM  

Valiente: He's pretty funny in interviews and in person (they all are, actually), and it's not uncommon to see him out and about in public in Toronto. As a bass player myself, I don't idolize his playing so much as appreciate the endless compromises he makes to actually sing those densely packed Peart lyrics at the same time as he's playing bass.

And he switched me to Rotosound 66s on my Precision, so there's that.


unfarkingbelievable: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.


Leonard Cohen.
 
2014-07-29 02:06:06 PM  

Valiente: He's pretty funny in interviews and in person (they all are, actually), and it's not uncommon to see him out and about in public in Toronto. As a bass player myself, I don't idolize his playing so much as appreciate the endless compromises he makes to actually sing those densely packed Peart lyrics at the same time as he's playing bass.


And keyboards.  And sequencing.  I have no idea how the guy keeps it all together.
 
2014-07-29 02:11:18 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.

Ouch. I'd stay away from him, sounds like he needs a doctor and some Valtrex.


Heh, as someone who reads rock n roll magazines, I happen to know that you know better. :)
 
2014-07-29 02:35:59 PM  
Neil Young.

unyon: Valiente: He's pretty funny in interviews and in person (they all are, actually), and it's not uncommon to see him out and about in public in Toronto. As a bass player myself, I don't idolize his playing so much as appreciate the endless compromises he makes to actually sing those densely packed Peart lyrics at the same time as he's playing bass.

And he switched me to Rotosound 66s on my Precision, so there's that.

unfarkingbelievable: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.

Leonard Cohen.


Neil Young
 
2014-07-29 02:51:28 PM  

Mikey1969: xanadian: I hate that song.

It's a great song. It's also ironic as hell that Limbaugh insists on using it, since you don't get much more corporate than his schtick, and it's all about the evils of corporate radio.


That song is about CFNY (the glory days of that Toronto radio station back in the 80s), when its tagline was...The Spirit of Radio.
 
2014-07-29 03:00:27 PM  
Not a big fan of bloviating art rock, but Geddy Lee gets a pass because he has a huge baseball memorabilia collection and has donated parts of it to museums for all to see.
 
2014-07-29 03:01:56 PM  
Catherine Wheel did it better.

Oh, and
 

phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]


^ THIS
 
2014-07-29 03:27:06 PM  

bikerbob59: Neil Young.unyon: Valiente: He's pretty funny in interviews and in person (they all are, actually), and it's not uncommon to see him out and about in public in Toronto. As a bass player myself, I don't idolize his playing so much as appreciate the endless compromises he makes to actually sing those densely packed Peart lyrics at the same time as he's playing bass.

And he switched me to Rotosound 66s on my Precision, so there's that.

unfarkingbelievable: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.

Leonard Cohen.

Neil Young


William Shatner
 
2014-07-29 03:40:15 PM  
Oscar farking Peterson.
 
2014-07-29 03:42:44 PM  

Valiente: I don't idolize his playing so much as appreciate the endless compromises he makes


Well, he has sure earned a lot of glittering prizes for it, so it's not exactly altruism on his end.
 
2014-07-29 03:50:32 PM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: Mikey1969: xanadian: I hate that song.

It's a great song. It's also ironic as hell that Limbaugh insists on using it, since you don't get much more corporate than his schtick, and it's all about the evils of corporate radio.

That song is about CFNY (the glory days of that Toronto radio station back in the 80s), when its tagline was...The Spirit of Radio.


The song is about the corporate sellout of music. Doesn't matter which radio station gave then the title.

All this machinery making modern music
Can still be open hearted
Not so coldly charted
It's really just a question of your honesty, yeah
Your honesty
One likes to believe in the freedom of music
But glittering prizes and endless compromises
Shatter the illusion of integrity


It's about corporate payouts, corporate playlists and corporate music. CFNY may have been the one that made them think about this, whether it was because Peart watched them fall, or because they refused to, but the point remains that it's about music selling out when it should be the last thing to sell out...
 
2014-07-29 03:53:58 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-29 03:56:47 PM  

Bela_Bar-talk: bikerbob59: Neil Young.unyon: Valiente: He's pretty funny in interviews and in person (they all are, actually), and it's not uncommon to see him out and about in public in Toronto. As a bass player myself, I don't idolize his playing so much as appreciate the endless compromises he makes to actually sing those densely packed Peart lyrics at the same time as he's playing bass.

And he switched me to Rotosound 66s on my Precision, so there's that.

unfarkingbelievable: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.

Leonard Cohen.

Neil Young

William Shatner


Stompin' Tom Connors
 
2014-07-29 04:27:24 PM  

dittybopper: whither_apophis: dittybopper: Hey, ten bucks is ten bucks.

take off you hoser

I'm rather disappointed that it took that long.


Things are becoming obscure on Fark...
 
2014-07-29 05:41:42 PM  
"Happy 61st birthday to Canada's greatest musician and member of Canada's greatest band"

Incorrect subby, cEvin Key's birthday isn't until February.
 
2014-07-29 07:14:00 PM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: Mikey1969: xanadian: I hate that song.

It's a great song. It's also ironic as hell that Limbaugh insists on using it, since you don't get much more corporate than his schtick, and it's all about the evils of corporate radio.

That song is about CFNY (the glory days of that Toronto radio station back in the 80s), when its tagline was...The Spirit of Radio.


True.  When that song came out, CFNY was still good -- it wasn't about spin doctoring, it was mainly about new and innovative music and Canadian talent and such, including Rush.  They were the only station that actually played 12" singles (on the Scott show IIRC).  They didn't become corporate whores until they changed format and devolved into The Edge in the latter half of the 80s.  But I think the larger point of the song was that CFNY was really the only station that would give them airplay in their early days, while CHUM and Q and CFTR and such only wanted the money acts, hence the dig about corporate salesmen.

That's why I loved CFNY in their heyday, and hated them so much when they sold out.
 
2014-07-29 07:16:35 PM  
Devin Townsend.

Tony_Pepperoni: Bela_Bar-talk: bikerbob59: Neil Young.unyon: Valiente: He's pretty funny in interviews and in person (they all are, actually), and it's not uncommon to see him out and about in public in Toronto. As a bass player myself, I don't idolize his playing so much as appreciate the endless compromises he makes to actually sing those densely packed Peart lyrics at the same time as he's playing bass.

And he switched me to Rotosound 66s on my Precision, so there's that.

unfarkingbelievable: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.

Leonard Cohen.

Neil Young

William Shatner

Stompin' Tom Connors


Devin Townsend.
 
2014-07-29 09:11:10 PM  
Backwash > Justin Beiber > Geddy Lee
 
2014-07-29 09:37:52 PM  
Lee makes Dylan sound like (fill in the name of your favorite singer here).
 
2014-07-29 10:19:25 PM  

Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Canada's greatest musician WAS Stan Rogers.

 
2014-07-29 11:02:02 PM  
Gino Vannelli's birthday was last month, and he is 62.
 
2014-07-29 11:19:22 PM  

Lokasenna: Devin Townsend.Tony_Pepperoni: Bela_Bar-talk: bikerbob59: Neil Young.unyon: Valiente: He's pretty funny in interviews and in person (they all are, actually), and it's not uncommon to see him out and about in public in Toronto. As a bass player myself, I don't idolize his playing so much as appreciate the endless compromises he makes to actually sing those densely packed Peart lyrics at the same time as he's playing bass.

And he switched me to Rotosound 66s on my Precision, so there's that.

unfarkingbelievable: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.

Leonard Cohen.

Neil Young

William Shatner

Stompin' Tom Connors

Devin Townsend.


Moe Berg?

nah, j/k. Ron Hawkins.
 
2014-07-29 11:53:36 PM  

Uzzah: Lokasenna: Devin Townsend.Tony_Pepperoni: Bela_Bar-talk: bikerbob59: Neil Young.unyon: Valiente: He's pretty funny in interviews and in person (they all are, actually), and it's not uncommon to see him out and about in public in Toronto. As a bass player myself, I don't idolize his playing so much as appreciate the endless compromises he makes to actually sing those densely packed Peart lyrics at the same time as he's playing bass.

And he switched me to Rotosound 66s on my Precision, so there's that.

unfarkingbelievable: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.

Leonard Cohen.

Neil Young

William Shatner

Stompin' Tom Connors

Devin Townsend.

Moe Berg?

nah, j/k. Ron Hawkins.


k.d. lang or that guy who did the Blackfly song.
 
2014-07-30 01:56:37 AM  
Holy shiat, Neil Peart smiled in the middle of a song.
 
2014-07-30 03:57:44 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Uzzah: Lokasenna: Devin Townsend.Tony_Pepperoni: Bela_Bar-talk: bikerbob59: Neil Young.unyon: Valiente: He's pretty funny in interviews and in person (they all are, actually), and it's not uncommon to see him out and about in public in Toronto. As a bass player myself, I don't idolize his playing so much as appreciate the endless compromises he makes to actually sing those densely packed Peart lyrics at the same time as he's playing bass.

And he switched me to Rotosound 66s on my Precision, so there's that.

unfarkingbelievable: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: phaseolus: Rev.K: Let's get one thing straight.

Canada's greatest musician is Gordon Lightfoot.

This is not up for debate.

Nuh-uh.

[media.npr.org image 850x637]

Bruce Cockburn.

Leonard Cohen.

Neil Young

William Shatner

Stompin' Tom Connors

Devin Townsend.

Moe Berg?

nah, j/k. Ron Hawkins.

k.d. lang or that guy who did the Blackfly song.


Diana Krall
 
2014-07-30 10:46:00 AM  

red5ish: Diana Krall


Good God, yes.
 
2014-07-30 07:11:44 PM  
Stan. Rogers.

End of story. He wrote Canada's unofficial anthem ferchissake.
 
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