On February 12th 1981 Rush released what has become their most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album to date, Moving Pictures. While moving towards a more “radio friendly” sound but still holding the progressive foundations of their previous albums, Moving Pictures spawned four singles that are still rock radio and concert staples today. A Grammy nomination for “YYZ”, a number 3 spot on the billboard 200 and a quadruple platinum certification make this an album to look back on. Scroll down for a few tidbits on the album.
Hear about this Roosh V creep? He’s an American blogger who says, among other things, that rape should be legal inside private homes. He was hoping to hold a meeting in Ottawa this weekend. Mayor Watson says he’s not welcome.
Jeff Healey beat cancer more than once in his life but lost a 3-year battle on March 2 2008, at the age 41. March 25 would have been Healey’s 50th Birthday, and The Jeff Healey Estate will release an album of previously un-heard material the day before.
Imagine moving into a home next to a swamp or pond and there are mosquitos…apparently this was a big surprise for residents in Kanata North who are now pleading for help…demanding action from the city. A pesticide program is being proposed but it costs and local residents are being asked in a ‘ mosquito referendum ‘ if they’d be willing to pick up the tab.