" /> ivory-tower dot org: April 2009 Archives

« March 2009 | Main | June 2009 »

April 15, 2009

Rush at the Chicago Tribune

Decent article on the renewed popularity of Rush over at the Chicago Tribune's site today.

Indeed, Alex Lifeson, Rush's guitarist, said he has noticed that fans who grew up with Rush seem "a little more detail-oriented in their professional lives." He said, in middle age, they seem disproportionately made up of engineers, chemists, economists and businessmen.

"Just yesterday I got an e-mail from an astronaut," Lifeson said. "A guy up in the space station. He brought a copy of our last album with him into space. I mean, this is amazing. You know how many Rush fans there are within NASA? A lot. I'll leave it at that. And I'm not just talking about the guys out in the field. Our fans are inside, close to the big programs. They run everything."

April 1, 2009

New iMac

New iMacAlmost forgot to mention...picked up a new iMac a couple of weeks ago. First iMac since the one I bought back in 1998--I've been on iBooks since then. Speedy. Just picked up 4 GB of RAM that needs installing tonight. Next on the list is a new external drive for use with SuperDuper!