04.18.2013 02:32 PM

Breaking: CNN defends Rush to the world


Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan, but what resident of Canuckistan cannot be proud of the trio’s achievement?

Thusly, in the words of the Bard, Peart:

We are the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls
We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
All the gifts of life are held within our walls


If you wonder what the Hell that means, you’re not alone.


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    deb s says:

    lol…I googled it, (as I have never been a rush fan)…heres one explanation…and syrinx is in mythology…so it seems credible.

    “It’s about a society opposed to music and one man’s legacy to fight the priests and bring music to the people.”

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    hatrock says:


    Neil Peart, the drummer, is the lyricist, and thus the Bard, not Geddy. And the lyrics, from their breakthrough album and epic song “2112”, refers to the establishment or government, here, the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx, that control and decide everything in society. Very George Orwell 1984 kind of thing. The “Star Man” logo that Rush uses on the album symbolizes man against that establishment (the star). Listen to the whole 18 minute song and it’ll make sense.

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    Ted H says:

    Proud of these Canadian boys making good, and I used to enjoy hearing Neil Peart’s travel stories on the Peter Gzowski radio show. Wouldn’t spend a penny on their music though, I don’t get it.

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    George says:

    As a life-long fan of Rush (hearing 2112 at age 7 was somewhat life-changing) it somewhat pains me to see the recognition bestowed upon them by a pop-culture institution like the RRHF. I liked being one of 9 or 10 Rush fans in high school while everyone else was enamored with the likes of Motley Crue and other purveyors of “cock rock”…it was an exclusive club…”thinking man’s music” …kudos to them for never compromising, writing great lyrics (even if some, as you deftly pointed out, are beyond comprehension) and also being classy guys. One thing that struck me when I saw them at the ACC in October 2012 was how many young people – guys and girls – were there to see the show. It is a testament to their integrity, especially in a world where canned pop music rules the airwaves. Kudos to you,
    Warren, for devoting a little space to celebrate one of Canada’s greatest musical exports.

    And remember…

    If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. 🙂 (seems apropos for a politically-oriented site lol]

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    steve w says:

    I was a big Rush fan for three albums. 2112, All the World’s a Stage and A Farewell to Kings. But by 1978 new sounds and influences would see me more or less abandon the band for groups like Devo, Gang of Four and Tubeway Army. To name but a few. Except for what I’ve heard on the radio over the years, I am not at all familiar with anything Rush has done since then. I am however very proud of their HoF induction and believe it a worthy one. Mazel tov, Neil, Alex and Geddy!

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    Brian Busby says:

    What the hell does is it mean?

    I expect we’ll know in 99 years.

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    Bill Jasmine says:

    seems obvious to me

    – it’s like facebook and the ONE bank (eye on pyramid) control everything

    like the priests control what is reality (if I’m not on facebook do I exist?) those that are servile worshippers will be rewarded with cheaply made chinese products and those that don’t get to die, slow painful deaths

    Syrinx (Greek Συρινξ) was a nymph and a follower of Artemis, known for her chastity – sort of means the end of the horndog era via these aspbergers types that control the matrix (e.g. Gates, Zuck) that will then evolve into a devil fish like reality for males


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    Bill Spunska says:

    Congrats, fellas, and about time, too! The original boy band, blazing a trail that will be followed to glory in Cleveland by the likes of ‘N Sync, the Backstreet Boys and NKOTB. Sure those Johnny-come-latelies (latelys? a la US treasurys?) were better musicians and better showmen, and much superior songwriters, but our lads from Willowdale were the true pioneers. Trebles all ’round!

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    Chubsy Ubsy says:

    I’m a Rush nut…and like George…I felt sort of like a Rotarian in high school in a sea of hair bands in the ’80s. Yes…’80s Rush is my favourite period. 2112 was neat…but hey…it’s prog rock…HEAD MUSIC. Not everyone gets it…and I could imagine it discouraged and encouraged many to drop or pick up an instrument. Lyrics many Torontonians would get are from The Necromancer:

    ‘As grey traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky,
    the three travelers, men of Willowdale,
    emerge from the forest shadow.
    Fording the River Dawn, they turn south, journeying
    into the dark and forbidding lands of the Necromancer”

    Tremendous sense of humour in the prog rock pomp. Then there’s Lakeside Park:

    “Everyone would gather
    On the twenty-fourth of May
    Sitting in the sand
    To watch the fireworks display.
    Dancing fires on the beach,
    Singing songs together…
    Though it’s just a memory,
    Some memories last forever.”

    Pretty much sums up May 24 weekend prior to the government imposed dry weekends. 🙂

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