I love the band Rush. I remember Rolling Stone in the ’70s and ’80s, “Back when Rolling Stone Magazine was cool”. I remember the weird little ads in the back. I particularly remember one issue that had this guy wearing a red hoodie, smiling and looking all at peace, and his eyes were all glazed over and wasted looking. I remember thinking “wonder what drugs he’s on, I want the same buzz”. Never did find out.
I remember a band called Dr. Hook, who had a song about wanting to “see my smiling face on the cover of the Rolling Stone” They was “gonna buy five copies for my mother”
My favorite Rush Song is “Working Man” . I never heard it till 1977 when I moved to Maryland. But it’s still a great song. When I was a kid, I delivered newspapers at about $30 a month, and I haven’t really been unemployed since. I worked my job at Sears the day before I went into the Navy and got two paychecks mailed to me in boot camp. I’m so tired of working and don’t think I’ll ever be able to retire.
Your assignment today, if you choose to accept it, is to read the article, and listen to both songs. I hope you will enjoy it.
Have a Great Day!