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  • Episode 4: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

    From Digital Man@VERT to TechDorks on Tue Aug 4 03:52:19 2015
    Recounting the Rush R40 concert, Tech News, and surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Rob and Stephen, http://mp3.techdorks.net/episodes/techdorks-2015-08-04-ep4.mp3

    digital man

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Digital Man on Wed Aug 5 12:34:29 2015
    Recounting the Rush R40 concert, Tech News, and surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Rob and Stephen, http://mp3.techdorks.net/episodes/techdorks-2015-08-04-ep4.mp3

    Speaking of the Rush R40 concert, I went to see them on the 21st in
    Portland, OR. I liked the idea of going backward through their career with their music. I was somewhat surprised that they didn't play anything from Power Windows, Hold Your Fire, or Presto.. My favorite Rush music is
    probably Moving Pictures through Counterparts, and for this concert, I feel like they played less of that period and more of their music from before & after that period. But it was still a good concert, and it was good to see Rush on what they say is probably their last major tour.

    The audio at the venue where they played probably could have been better
    too. Many times it seemed to be a bit distorted, and it was often
    difficult to make out the lyrics Geddy was singing.

    I had the same thought about the video/camera policy. The tickets say they don't allow cameras or video recorders, yet almost everyone has a
    smartphone that acts as such a device. As you said, they probably
    shouldn't care too much about that, since it shouldn't hurt sales of the DVD/blu-ray they're likely to make from the tour.

    I might go back & watch some of my Rush concert videos again soon. I
    somewhat regret not seeing them on their Time Machine tour - But I have
    that one on blu-ray.

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Wed Aug 5 13:59:56 2015
    Re: Episode 4: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Wed Aug 05 2015 12:34 pm

    Recounting the Rush R40 concert, Tech News, and surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Rob and Stephen, http://mp3.techdorks.net/episodes/techdorks-2015-08-04-ep4.mp3

    Speaking of the Rush R40 concert, I went to see them on the 21st in Portland, OR. I liked the idea of going backward through their career with their music. I was somewhat surprised that they didn't play anything from Power Windows, Hold Your Fire, or Presto.. My favorite Rush music is probably Moving Pictures through Counterparts, and for this concert, I feel like they played less of that period and more of their music from before & after that period. But it was still a good concert, and it was good to see Rush on what they say is probably their last major tour.

    Yes, my sentiments too (regarding last tour and all). They did vary the set from night to night a bit, but it never included songs from those albums. That said, I was happy with the set list and got to hear them play more from Hemispheres (side 1) than ever before as well as Lakeside Park and What You're Doing. We had a great time.

    Every indvidual concert seems to me to have that magical song where it just sounds "right" and the audience is totally into it and singing along. This time, there were 2 such songs: Distant Early Warning and Roll The Bones.

    The audio at the venue where they played probably could have been better too. Many times it seemed to be a bit distorted, and it was often
    difficult to make out the lyrics Geddy was singing.

    He's not enunciating as well as he once did either. It's hard to sing that high in your sixties!

    I had the same thought about the video/camera policy. The tickets say they don't allow cameras or video recorders, yet almost everyone has a
    smartphone that acts as such a device. As you said, they probably
    shouldn't care too much about that, since it shouldn't hurt sales of the DVD/blu-ray they're likely to make from the tour.

    I might go back & watch some of my Rush concert videos again soon. I somewhat regret not seeing them on their Time Machine tour - But I have
    that one on blu-ray.

    Some of the stuff on YouTube is of surprinsgly good quality too. And a lot of it is crap.

    digital man

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Digital Man on Sat Aug 8 15:00:13 2015
    Re: Episode 4: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Wed Aug 05 2015 13:59:56

    The audio at the venue where they played probably could have been
    better too. Many times it seemed to be a bit distorted, and it was
    often difficult to make out the lyrics Geddy was singing.

    He's not enunciating as well as he once did either. It's hard to sing that high in your sixties!

    That's true. I think his voice sounded better during this concert than in some of the recent videos I've seen of Rush though.

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Mon Aug 10 15:26:34 2015
    Re: Episode 4: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Sat Aug 08 2015 03:00 pm

    Re: Episode 4: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Wed Aug 05 2015 13:59:56

    The audio at the venue where they played probably could have been
    better too. Many times it seemed to be a bit distorted, and it was
    often difficult to make out the lyrics Geddy was singing.

    He's not enunciating as well as he once did either. It's hard to sing that high in your sixties!

    That's true. I think his voice sounded better during this concert than in some of the recent videos I've seen of Rush though.

    The Rock'n'Roll HoF performance of Tom Sawyer was pretty disappointing (vocally) and I understand he didn't get to warm up or go through any of the normal pre-show preparation. Singing (well) is hard. :-)

    digital man

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Digital Man on Tue Aug 11 09:48:26 2015
    Re: Episode 4: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Mon Aug 10 2015 15:26:34

    The Rock'n'Roll HoF performance of Tom Sawyer was pretty disappointing (vocally) and I understand he didn't get to warm up or go through any of the normal pre-show preparation. Singing (well) is hard. :-)

    Yeah, it can definitely be difficult to get the tonal range you need to sing some songs.

    Nightfox

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