It's Christmas Day yet again; a time for most of us to reflect on the successes and sadnesses of the passing year, and take respite from the trials and tribulations that may appear in our lives, in the comfort of our families.
As Rush fans, we are also members of a family of a sort - a global brother-and-sister-hood with a common cherished interest. And my goodness, we're a diverse lot, aren't we? Drawn from a plethora of ages and backgrounds, a few of you urbane and charming like me, others not so much.
I type now from my home and from my heart to you all.
We have not had so much to celebrate this last twelve months - no tour or new album - and yet perhaps that's cause for celebration after all, for we can still say that the most recent album was rather creditable. Who knows how long we shall be afforded that privilege?
Yet while our band's activities may be at a low ebb, the ties that bind us are still strong - as evidenced by the discussion and camaraderie for which fora like this are such an excellent medium. In the end, we are all human beings - and we must remember that what we have in common is stronger than what may divide us.
Electronic communications make it possible for me to type to you in your homes and to send you my good wishes with ease. The medium by which I convey my sentiment to you is modern, but the spirit of goodwill is timeless.
As each Christmas comes and goes, I confess I become a little more keenly aware of my mortality. The music of Rush is of course more about the past than the present, as indeed has been the case since the early '80s - and one day soon, it will all be over.
But when it is, we'll have the music and the memories - and equally importantly, the spirit of friendship and love among Rush fans will also remain.
A very Merry Christmas to you all.
Slim's Christmas Message
Posted 25 December 2014 - 03:00 PM
Posted 25 December 2014 - 03:04 PM
And I've got wonderful news! You are an immortal being!
Posted 25 December 2014 - 04:07 PM
But only for a limited time...
Hey James, Santa brought me a copy of Swoon by Prefab Sprout!
Posted 25 December 2014 - 04:26 PM
...I'm the whole source of everything.
Posted 25 December 2014 - 05:14 PM
Not sure how you got into my house while I'm away but best wishes this holiday season.
"I know I don't know what I don't know."
Posted 25 December 2014 - 09:32 PM
Have a wonderful New Rush holiday, one and all. Tomorrow we'll be fighting like cats and dogs again.
Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.
Posted 26 December 2014 - 03:58 AM
Nicely put sir.
A very Merry Christmas to all y'all silly Rush freaks!!!
Posted 26 December 2014 - 04:36 AM
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a GOOD NIGHT!!!
Chris Hardwick is NERDIST GOD.
Here's the KITTY!
"PEANUT BUTTAH JELLEH!"
"I'm DAMAGED...and I LIKE IT!"
"We are here to HELP each other, not to HARM each other. Think about it..."
Posted 26 December 2014 - 04:48 AM
And to slim and to all of you as well!
Nice thoughts in there
Posted 27 December 2014 - 08:12 AM
Merry (belated) Christmas, and happy holidays to everyone here on CP.
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