Chemistry: RUSH – Signals
Been on a Rush kick lately. What a band. These guys are way ahead of their time. Mixing old-fashioned craftsmanship with a true love of music and the curious mind of humanity: that is RUSH. ok, so I like Rush. Who doesn't?
There is always give and take. An action and a response. We are always sending signals. Whether verbally, with action and intent, or unintentially, we are always sending signals. It's how we receive them that makes us the human race.
de do do do, de da da da: The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta
You either get them or you don't. Some of the best music ever made…
High Water: Rush – Hold Your Fire
Vital Signs: Rush – Moving Pictures
Two Ways Out: Darker My Love – 2
The lyrics came first for this one. You can read this as positive or negative. There is an upside to whatever you do, or a downside. Two sides to every story. I fit the lyrics with a piece that's a little dark, representing the sinister side
The band is good too!
no lyrics here. Keep moving. no bands, no albums.
Sometimes you have to start over. Sometimes you have to stop what you are doing, no matter how far along you are, and go back to the beginning. For me that's studying simplicity, but with a twist. How many flower paintings have you seen in your life? Flowers capture shapes and colors that could be studied forever. How do colors interact in nature? Very simple forms but with all the complexity you could ever want.
So, if I want to improve, I need to start over. Get back to the basics and paint a flower or two. Study rather than guess.
Party Hats: Bear Hands – Distraction
Perspective. Perspective. Perspective. You can always change it.
This band has a unique sound. I would classify it as a mix between the 80's edge and today's boy and girl alternative duos (ie Phantogram, Blondfire). Just a good groove to it.