This is my attempt to create some interesting musings, uberservations and, perhaps, insights on both my personal and professional life.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rushing closer to your heart

I have been listening to quite a bit of Rush favorite songs in this latest groove I am in are:

I submit to you the genius of Closer to the Heart, a gem which was released in 1977:

And the men who hold high places

Must be the ones who start
To mold a new reality
Closer to the heart, closer to the heart

The blacksmith and the artist
Reflect it in their art
They forge their creativity
Closer to the heart, yes closer to the heart

Philosophers and ploughmen
Each must know his part
To sow a new mentality
Closer to the heart, well closer to the heart

You can be the captain
And I will draw the chart
Sailing into destiny
Closer to the heart, yes closer to the heart

I said closer to the heart, yeah closer to the heart
Closer to your heart, I said closer to your heart

Any lyricist that can use "ploughmen" in his lyrics in the post industrial revolution world, is a magician.

I also really like how the first line is "and the men who hold high places." Why does Geddy Lee start it with "and" as if the first line was adding on to something that predicated it? And "men who hold high places" much mystery: Who are these men? How high are these places? What are these places he's talking about?

If you listen to the song, it's a roller coaster...slow, fast, lyrics, guitar solos with heavy bass...but the best part has got to be the hand bells. Part of the song actually sounds like something you would hear during the holidays while shopping at Macy's.

I think per capita Canada produces more entertainers than any other country on the planet. Here's to you Geddy Lee...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

just a couple of movie quotes

Just a couple of movie quotes for you:

From Dazed and Confused: "Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin' right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We're talkin' some f#ckin' muscle."

And from Say Anything: "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought or processed. Or repair anything sold, bought or processed, y'know? As a career I don't want to do that."

If you haven't seen Dazed and Confused or Say Anything in a while, you've been put on notice...