Sunday, July 14, 2013

Rush donating concert money to Alberta flood relief

Rush donated all ticket sales and their performance fee from the Red Deer concert to help the victims of the Alberta floods. I want you to  pay special attention to a passing reference towards the end of the article--Rush made a point of paying their own expenses, to ensure as much of the money  as possible goes to where it's needed.  This is not the self-serving gesture of so many artists who make themselves looks good in the press by handing over other people's money--they made sure they dug deep themselves.

They've never made a super-huge deal of it, but Rush has a long history of generosity--and not the big flashy charity work that many artists deploy as self-marketing.  Kudos to them for this and all they've done over the decades.

CANOE - JAM! Music: Rush donating concert money to Alberta flood relief

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Retrospace: The 'Stache #1: Neil Peart

Retrospace: The 'Stache #1: Neil Peart: Think you can handle this moustache? I don't think so. I think it is my duty as Grand Purveyor of All Things Seventies to establish...