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Two Guys Talking Rush

John Kane and Dan Bukszpan

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Two Guys Talking Rush

Two Guys Talking Rush

John Kane and Dan Bukszpan

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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.

Latest Episodes

EPISODE NINE : Two Guys Talking Rush Pt. 1 Fullness of Time/Remembering the Professor

Hello Rushians! Episodes 9 and 10 of 2GTR we dedicate to the legacy of Neil Peart. We owe him this. When Neil finally retired from Rush in 2015, citing tendonitis and shoulder issues, he said “It does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to … take yourself out of the game,” he explained at the time. “I would rather set it aside than face the predicament described in our song ‘Losing It’” …Even so, we somehow knew we might never see him again. Yet not in this way. As dedicated fans, we mourn his loss. Collectively we feel for his close friends and family. It helps to talk about it. Have a listen with hosts Dan, John, and special guests/super fans/organizers Lance “The Shred” Kasten and Mike Rosenthal. Both are carrying on the legacy of NEP with a “Night for Neil” through their organization Overtime Angels. Join us and learn more about how Neil set an example for all of us to live by. Happy Birthday Neil. Rest well our Professor. Best, JK & DB

55 min6 d ago
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EPISODE NINE : Two Guys Talking Rush Pt. 1 Fullness of Time/Remembering the Professor

EPISODE EIGHT: Two Guys Talking Rush/Closer to the Art with Jacob Moon

EWelcome to Episode Eight: Two Guys Talking Rush/Closer to the Art: Rush and the Creative Community with musician Jacob Moon! This series focuses on how Rush have become influencers on other musicians' work like artist Jacob Moon who is no stranger to the world of Rush. Jacob is a solo Canadian folk singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has an extensive repertoire of songs, with nine albums to his credit. He has won many accolades and has been invited to perform for and with some of his heroes, including Rush, Marillion, Ron Sexsmith and Gordon Lightfoot. Moon's famous YouTube cover of Rush's Subdivisions went viral in 2009 and has earned him many fans around the world. Tune in and learn more about Jacob's history, his music, and his love for our favorite band~ RUSH!

84 min1 w ago
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EPISODE EIGHT: Two Guys Talking Rush/Closer to the Art with Jacob Moon

EPISODE SEVEN: Two Guys Talking Rush/New World Fan: The Expanding Universe of Rush in Popular Culture

Hello Rush fans! John and Dan here… For us, admiring such a geeky band has come with much ridicule. Perplexed, our friends couldn’t understand rock songs about fantasy, religion, libertarianism, and philosophy. For a time, it felt like Rush were a band that we could embrace as our own. Yet, with the groups rise in fame and broader audience appeal, they were no longer the biggest cult band everyone hated. Suddenly it became cool to love Rush. After over 40 years Rush released a total of 20 studio albums, 11 live albums as well as numerous compilation albums, of which 24 have gone gold, and 14 platinum. And it has only been a decade or so that they have become a household name. So why did it take Rush this long to become mainstream? Join us this week as we uncover the answers in Episode 7: New World Fan: The Expanding Universe of Rush in Popular Culture with special guest Rush Scholar Dr. Durrell Bowman

77 min2 w ago
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EPISODE SEVEN: Two Guys Talking Rush/New World Fan: The Expanding Universe of Rush in Popular Culture

EPISODE SIX: Two Guys Talking Rush/Part 2. Behind the Lighted Stage/Rush Production

In Part 2 Ep. 6 of 2GTR: Behind the Lighted Stage...the conversation continues! The Rush live experience is a testament to the bands level of standard and perfectionism off and on the stage. This weeks show discusses this very topic. Have a look at the behind the scenes efforts by the dedicated and talented production staff who worked tirelessly night after night for the best band in the world...Rush. We are honored to have these very special people on our show. And if you have ever seen Rush live, you have them to thank for making it happen so flawlessly. Endlessly Rocking... JK & DB The Panel: Sebastien Richard~ Lighting, Automation and Motion Control Brent Carpenter: Head Monitor Engineer Clifford Sharpling: Lead Carpenter Arthur "Mac" McLear: Lead Truck Driver

98 minAUG 22
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EPISODE SIX: Two Guys Talking Rush/Part 2. Behind the Lighted Stage/Rush Production

EPISODE FIVE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Part 1. Behind the Lighted Stage/Rush Production

The Rush live experience is a testament to the bands level of standard and perfectionism off and on the stage. This weeks show discusses this very topic. Have a look at the behind the scenes efforts by the dedicated and talented production staff who worked tirelessly night after night for the best band in the world...Rush. We are honored to have these very special people on our show. And if you have ever seen Rush live, you have them to thank for making it happen so flawlessly. Endlessly Rocking... JK & DB The Panel: Sebastien Richard~ Lighting, Automation and Motion Control Brent Carpenter: Head Monitor Engineer Clifford Sharpling: Lead Carpenter Arthur "Mac" McLear: Lead Truck Driver

73 minAUG 15
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EPISODE FIVE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Part 1. Behind the Lighted Stage/Rush Production

EPISODE FOUR: Two Guys Talking Rush/The Women of Rush

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, J...

77 minAUG 8
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EPISODE FOUR: Two Guys Talking Rush/The Women of Rush

EPISODE THREE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Robert Scovill

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 Scovillis a 35-year veteran of professional concert sound and recording and has mixed over 3,500 events in his career. His engineering and production talentshave been enlisted by a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ ofmarquee 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 numerousindustry 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 re...

89 minAUG 1
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EPISODE THREE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Robert Scovill

EPISODE TWO: Two Guys Talking Rush/Martin Popoff

On this weeks episode John and Dan talk to Canadianmusic journalist,criticand 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 ofBrave Words & Bloody Knuckles, and has been referred to as "heavy metal's most widely recognized journalist" Popoff lives inToronto, Ontario and is a huge Rush fan. We were honored to have him on our second episode.

77 minJUL 26
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EPISODE TWO: Two Guys Talking Rush/Martin Popoff

EPISODE ONE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Donna Halper

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.

58 minJUL 17
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EPISODE ONE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Donna Halper
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Latest Episodes

EPISODE NINE : Two Guys Talking Rush Pt. 1 Fullness of Time/Remembering the Professor

Hello Rushians! Episodes 9 and 10 of 2GTR we dedicate to the legacy of Neil Peart. We owe him this. When Neil finally retired from Rush in 2015, citing tendonitis and shoulder issues, he said “It does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to … take yourself out of the game,” he explained at the time. “I would rather set it aside than face the predicament described in our song ‘Losing It’” …Even so, we somehow knew we might never see him again. Yet not in this way. As dedicated fans, we mourn his loss. Collectively we feel for his close friends and family. It helps to talk about it. Have a listen with hosts Dan, John, and special guests/super fans/organizers Lance “The Shred” Kasten and Mike Rosenthal. Both are carrying on the legacy of NEP with a “Night for Neil” through their organization Overtime Angels. Join us and learn more about how Neil set an example for all of us to live by. Happy Birthday Neil. Rest well our Professor. Best, JK & DB

55 min6 d ago
Comments
EPISODE NINE : Two Guys Talking Rush Pt. 1 Fullness of Time/Remembering the Professor

EPISODE EIGHT: Two Guys Talking Rush/Closer to the Art with Jacob Moon

EWelcome to Episode Eight: Two Guys Talking Rush/Closer to the Art: Rush and the Creative Community with musician Jacob Moon! This series focuses on how Rush have become influencers on other musicians' work like artist Jacob Moon who is no stranger to the world of Rush. Jacob is a solo Canadian folk singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has an extensive repertoire of songs, with nine albums to his credit. He has won many accolades and has been invited to perform for and with some of his heroes, including Rush, Marillion, Ron Sexsmith and Gordon Lightfoot. Moon's famous YouTube cover of Rush's Subdivisions went viral in 2009 and has earned him many fans around the world. Tune in and learn more about Jacob's history, his music, and his love for our favorite band~ RUSH!

84 min1 w ago
Comments
EPISODE EIGHT: Two Guys Talking Rush/Closer to the Art with Jacob Moon

EPISODE SEVEN: Two Guys Talking Rush/New World Fan: The Expanding Universe of Rush in Popular Culture

Hello Rush fans! John and Dan here… For us, admiring such a geeky band has come with much ridicule. Perplexed, our friends couldn’t understand rock songs about fantasy, religion, libertarianism, and philosophy. For a time, it felt like Rush were a band that we could embrace as our own. Yet, with the groups rise in fame and broader audience appeal, they were no longer the biggest cult band everyone hated. Suddenly it became cool to love Rush. After over 40 years Rush released a total of 20 studio albums, 11 live albums as well as numerous compilation albums, of which 24 have gone gold, and 14 platinum. And it has only been a decade or so that they have become a household name. So why did it take Rush this long to become mainstream? Join us this week as we uncover the answers in Episode 7: New World Fan: The Expanding Universe of Rush in Popular Culture with special guest Rush Scholar Dr. Durrell Bowman

77 min2 w ago
Comments
EPISODE SEVEN: Two Guys Talking Rush/New World Fan: The Expanding Universe of Rush in Popular Culture

EPISODE SIX: Two Guys Talking Rush/Part 2. Behind the Lighted Stage/Rush Production

In Part 2 Ep. 6 of 2GTR: Behind the Lighted Stage...the conversation continues! The Rush live experience is a testament to the bands level of standard and perfectionism off and on the stage. This weeks show discusses this very topic. Have a look at the behind the scenes efforts by the dedicated and talented production staff who worked tirelessly night after night for the best band in the world...Rush. We are honored to have these very special people on our show. And if you have ever seen Rush live, you have them to thank for making it happen so flawlessly. Endlessly Rocking... JK & DB The Panel: Sebastien Richard~ Lighting, Automation and Motion Control Brent Carpenter: Head Monitor Engineer Clifford Sharpling: Lead Carpenter Arthur "Mac" McLear: Lead Truck Driver

98 minAUG 22
Comments
EPISODE SIX: Two Guys Talking Rush/Part 2. Behind the Lighted Stage/Rush Production

EPISODE FIVE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Part 1. Behind the Lighted Stage/Rush Production

The Rush live experience is a testament to the bands level of standard and perfectionism off and on the stage. This weeks show discusses this very topic. Have a look at the behind the scenes efforts by the dedicated and talented production staff who worked tirelessly night after night for the best band in the world...Rush. We are honored to have these very special people on our show. And if you have ever seen Rush live, you have them to thank for making it happen so flawlessly. Endlessly Rocking... JK & DB The Panel: Sebastien Richard~ Lighting, Automation and Motion Control Brent Carpenter: Head Monitor Engineer Clifford Sharpling: Lead Carpenter Arthur "Mac" McLear: Lead Truck Driver

73 minAUG 15
Comments
EPISODE FIVE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Part 1. Behind the Lighted Stage/Rush Production

EPISODE FOUR: Two Guys Talking Rush/The Women of Rush

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, J...

77 minAUG 8
Comments
EPISODE FOUR: Two Guys Talking Rush/The Women of Rush

EPISODE THREE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Robert Scovill

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 Scovillis a 35-year veteran of professional concert sound and recording and has mixed over 3,500 events in his career. His engineering and production talentshave been enlisted by a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ ofmarquee 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 numerousindustry 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 re...

89 minAUG 1
Comments
EPISODE THREE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Robert Scovill

EPISODE TWO: Two Guys Talking Rush/Martin Popoff

On this weeks episode John and Dan talk to Canadianmusic journalist,criticand 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 ofBrave Words & Bloody Knuckles, and has been referred to as "heavy metal's most widely recognized journalist" Popoff lives inToronto, Ontario and is a huge Rush fan. We were honored to have him on our second episode.

77 minJUL 26
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EPISODE TWO: Two Guys Talking Rush/Martin Popoff

EPISODE ONE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Donna Halper

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.

58 minJUL 17
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EPISODE ONE: Two Guys Talking Rush/Donna Halper
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