Final Words

Here marks the end of my Rush (Partial) Series. It’s been one helluva ride. So much great music, and I have The Mighty Lebrain to thank for it. Thanks, Dude! And HMO too, for the last minute addition of the ABC 1974! Cheers!

Now, Readers who’ve been paying close attention will recall a recent post in which I revealed that I listen to these records for review whilst in the car, as we await our son’s release from school. The car is, so to speak, my mobile office and listening post. And as my lovely 2-year-old daughter waits with me, she’s been given quite the education in The Rawk, these past few months – she hears everything that I hear.

This is, I believe, the greatest parental gift I can bestow upon our future generations, passing along the love of all things Music. And my girl? She enjoys it and never complains about The Rawk.

In fact, as I close out this Rush (Partial) Series, I will allow her to have the last 1000 words (since a picture offers at least that much). To Mike, and Scott, and to all of our KMA Readers, here’s my girl listening to Rush, the other day:


[click the definitely-not-shite photie to make it bigger!] 😉


21 thoughts on “Final Words

  1. Craig says:

    Proud Parent Moment: A few years back, maybe when my son was about 2 (he’s 4 now, completely adorable) I was listening to Rush in the car, it may have been Spirit of Radio, there he was in the car seat rockin out, playing drums on his legs and nodding his head in time to the jam. I was so happy I nearly crashed the car. His mom used to say that when she was driving, pregnant with him, that whenever Dire Straits would come on the radio he would start kicking.

    Music is in his blood, his parents are both former musicians. She has perfect pitch, and I listen to the best music in the world. I wrote my first song at age 5, it was called I’d Like To Be an Old Monster. I feel your joy 🙂


    1. keepsmealive says:

      Thanks! Actually, it was total luck, given two factors: 1) I used my crap cell phone for the snap, and 2) almost every picture I have of her is a blur. Ah, two-year-olds… Anyway I am fortunate to have gotten something useable.

      Requests for the Darkness! Love it.

      My son just turned 5 in April, and he always wants ‘the motorcycle song.’ He thinks the guitar at the start of Mötley Crüe’s Kickstart My Heart sounds like a motorcycle. And there he’ll be, in the backseat, rockin’ out and shouting along with the “whoa! yeah!”‘s. Kids are awesome.

      Of course, the kids also love K-OS’ Crabukkit, which has that great Ray Charles bassline…


        1. keepsmealive says:

          I had no idea somebody covered K-OS. Neat!

          Kids are awesome. I don’t even think of it as “whew, well, now I’ve got someone to carry on the family name!” I just look at them and think “Look at these awesome little people! I love the little people!”


    1. keepsmealive says:

      Yeah that’s my girl, she’s all kinds of awesome. She gets all the cute from her Mom. Trust me.

      I am right now in negotiations with the internet to procure the albums required to do the rest of Rush in another series!

      First Beasties post going up later today…


        1. keepsmealive says:

          Well, we aim to please here, at the KMA! And actually, I am just excited to dig into their stuff.

          I replied to Craig this morning in the following manner:

          “As I said in another comment on here somewhere (don’t ask me where, though) I have all the studio albums, a couple of EPs, at least one compilation and some other stuff. It won’t be comprehensive, but it’ll still be fun! I’m treating the studio LPs as the meat of the project. The rest is gravy.”


          1. mikeladano says:

            Exactly what I was hoping you’d do! GIV’ER! Hoping to learn more about the Beastie Boys.

            All reviews will be forwarded to Craig Fee, biggest BB fan in town.


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