Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Song of the Day: Afterimage (Rush)

Second track on their "Grace Under Pressure" album. This song usually comes to mind when I want to mark the passing of someone; it's appropriate, since Neil Peart wrote the lyrics in reaction to the death of close friend Robbie Whelan. It's a bittersweet song, with flashes from Peart's memories of his friend, and it fits well with the overall dark timbre of the album.

With that in mind, I dedicate this one to Jim Barrett and Dr. John Britton. (Updated to include video link)

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