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August 8, 2020
Amid generations of die hard fans what hasn’t already been discussed about RUSH? Even so, their indelible imprint binds us, propelling further discourse about our geek-rock idols. With every album and supporting tour, there was always hope of another glimpse of their exemplary musicianship. This is no longer. In scope Two Guys Talking Rush keeps the conversation and spirit alive about the technical, and philosophical mastery of a Canadian band that meant so much to so many. About Ep. 4 For many years Rush was considered to have a predominately male fan base, which many would agree with. Over the last decade or so the Rush audience has broadened reaching a pop culture threshold. The ––Women of Rush––episode breaks the myth that the music and fandom of Rush excludes women. This week John and Dan talk to Media Scholar/Donna Halper, Music Journalist/Annie Zaleski, Rushcon Director/Elizabeth “Eddy” Maxwell, and Superfan/Kelly D! We were honored to have them on our show! Regards, JK & DB
August 1, 2020
This episode three is part one of a series of shows on Rush production called: “Behind the Lighted Stage.” This episode John and Dan interview former Front of House (FOH) sound engineer Robert Scovill for a behind the scene look at Rush sound. Robert Scovill is a 35-year veteran of professional concert sound and recording and has mixed over 3,500 events in his career. His engineering and production talents have been enlisted by a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of marquee music acts including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Matchbox Twenty, Jackson Browne, Def Leppard, Prince, and Rush specifically on the Presto, Roll the Bones, Counterparts, and T4E tours. His body of live sound and recording work has garnered numerous industry accolades including 6 TEC Awards for technical and creative achievement in sound reinforcement and 3 Parnelli Awards for live sound engineer of the year!  At the time of his NAMM Oral History interview, Robert held the position of Senior Specialist for live sound and recording products for Avid Technologies and served as a principle designer and contributor for their VENUE line of live sound consoles. He is regarded as the pioneer of the virtual sound check and multi-track archiving workflows for live sound. We are honored to have the legendary Robert Scovill on our show! John and Dan
July 25, 2020
On this weeks episode John and Dan talk to Canadian music journalist, critic and author Martin Popoff! Martin is known for his prolific body of work. He has written over twenty books that both critically evaluate heavy metal and document its history. He is the senior editor and co-founder of Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, and has been referred to as "heavy metal's most widely recognized journalist" Popoff lives in Toronto, Ontario and is a huge Rush fan. We were honored to have him on our second episode.
July 17, 2020
Donna Halper Guest! Donna L. Halper (born February 1947 in Dorchester, Massachusetts) is a Boston-based historian and radio consultant. Beginning in 1968, Halper worked as a radio disc jockey and music director, and is credited with discovering the progressive rock band Rush while at WMMS in Cleveland in 1974. She has taught courses in broadcasting, media criticism, and media history, and is author of a number of books, including the first book-length study devoted to the history of women in American broadcasting, Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting.
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