Day 46: A song that holds a lot of meaning to you: The Spirit of Radio—Rush
For the Spirit ever lingers Undemanding contact in your happy solitude
My parents had the Rush Retrospective cd, and we listened to it all the time in the car because obvious prog rock is the best music for kids.
My brother (being like six at the time) used to think the lyrics in the chorus were “Invisible airwaves, crackle and dice” so now that’s all I sing, plus my mom (who should’ve actually been an English teacher) would always remind me that “the magic music makes your morning mood” was an example of alliteration.
And back when I was ten I somehow had the idea in my head that Geddy Lee was a woman, and I thought she was the coolest woman on the planet.
Next up on the you listen to what I listen series of the Daily Dose of the Dead is Weather Report Suite from the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO on October 30, 1973.
One of my absolute favorite Grateful Dead songs, this is a wonderful version that really lets you hear what the dead could do musically. Why they stopped playing this in front of Let it Grow I don’t know but I really wish I had seem them do this live. I’ll just have to close my eyes, crank it up and transport myself there.
"Circle songs and sands of time. And seasons will end in tumbled rhyme. And little change, the wind and rain.”