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Drew’s Morning Dish —  Tues., May 7

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Drew’s Morning Dish — Tues., May 7

Posted on 07 May 2013 by Drew Forrester

Ahhhh, now that’s the Caps I know and love.

With a chance to go up 3-0 in the series and put the Rangers on life support, the Capitals did what they usually do last night in Game 3 of their playoff series at the Garden.

They let New York back in the series.

That Washington lost, 4-3, isn’t really the story.

It’s the way it happened.

Skating around with cement in their boots most of the night, the Caps gave up a handful of bad goals, including the eventual game-winner in the 3rd period when Backstrom and Ovechkin were both puck-watching in front of the goal just long enough to let New York’s Derek Stepan sneak in and re-direct the puck past Braden Holtby.

Six minutes later it all ended in high-drama when Washington was handed a power play with 1:54 remaining and used an extra-attacker to effectively create a two-man advantage for the game’s final ninety seconds.

How did the Caps handle the 6-on-4 situation?

Not well.

They passed the puck around – and around – and around – and around.  They tried a couple of shots here and there just to keep themselves awake, but nothing ever looked remotely dangerous and the final horn blew with the Caps having failed to create one really good scoring chance with a two-man advantage late in the game.

If you closed your eyes and tried hard enough, you definitely could have seen Mike Ridley, Kelly Miller and Mike Gartner on the ice there at the end, flailing around, looking for one scoring opportunity late in the game. It looked like “the old Caps” in the final ninety seconds.

It’s a series now, as most of us assumed it would be, since the Washington Capitals never, ever, do anything the easy way.

I hope you have Game 7 tickets.  That should be one helluva game in D.C. next week.

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The story out of Texas where the high school track athlete was disqualified for “excessive celebration” because he pointed to the sky as a show of his faith following a race is proof-positive of what has gone wrong with this country.

These nitwits in Texas should be ashamed of themselves.

Young boys and girls need MORE faith and MORE God in their lives, not less.

Punishing that kid for his post-race demonstration is idiotic.

You would think adults would know better than to hand down an asinine decision like that…then again, those in charge who levied the penalty probably haven’t been to church in 25 years.

I swear, the things human beings do sometimes, huh?

It all makes me wonder how some people actually get by from day-to-day.

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I think I’ve had enough for now.

The Caps losing like that coupled with those clowns in Texas…it’s just about all I can handle.

The only saving grace is RUSH is in town tonight playing at the Arena, which means I’ll play some good music during today’s show as a tip of the cap to Geddy, Neil and Alex.

Stay dry.

Happy Tuesday.

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With every nerve aware, here are my Top 50 Rush songs of all time

Posted on 07 September 2012 by Nestor Aparicio

With my favorite Canadian rock band back on the road — approaching 60 years old, each of them — I am back into a groove of listening to Rush. I’ve been listening to Rush since 1980. I wrote about it extensively when they played in Baltimore in April 2011.

And since I’ve always presented my favorite songs by my favorite musical artists, today I present my Top 50 songs — a in very specific order.

These are some liner notes and odes to my favorite lines in my favorite Rush songs. And if you’re a casual Rush fan, here are some “new” songs for you to check out. I didn’t include any songs from Clockwork Angels simply because it’s too young to be put into perspective against the rest of the catalog.

I love me some Rush…

MY Top 50 RUSH SONGS

50. The Pass – Something has to be last in line and I really like this song. “Rebel without a conscience, martyr without a cause…”

49. Grand Designs – I love most of this album. “So much style without substance, so much stuff without style.”

48. The Body Electric – Always loved the drum and bass intro to this one. Old school, underappreciated.

47. Digital Man – “He picks up scraps of information, he’s adept at adaptation. Because for strangers and arrangers, constant change is here to stay…”

46. The Enemy Within – “It takes a little more persistence
to get up and go the distance…”

45. Mystic Rhythms – “The more we think we know about the greater the unknown. We suspend our disbelief and we are not alone…”

44. Earthshine – A beacon in the night.

43. By-Tor And The Snow Dog – They busted this one out a few years ago and the crowd went nuts.

42. Roll The Bones – “Why are we here?”

41. Fly By Night – Overplayed on the radio, I know you’ll think I have this one a little low but it’s never been my favorite.

40. Working Them Angels – Best of the more recent material for me.

39. Working Man – Another one that classic rock seems to like and this was the song that made them a viable U.S. band.

38. Nobody’s Hero – Took a lot of courage to write this one. I like musicians with courage. I like this song.

37. Driven – Incredible bass lines in this one that’s a hard charger.

36. Overture (2112) – Classic, timeless, spacey.

35. Temples of Syrinx – Love the crowd reaction to this one.

34. La Villa Strangiato – Some say the hardest song in rock and roll to play.

33. Stick It Out – “Don’t swallow your anger, don’t swallow the lies…”

32. Witch Hunt – “Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand. Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand…”

31. Big Money — Got no soul.

30. Jacob’s Ladder — “The clouds prepare for battle…”

29. Middletown Dreams – “Dreams transport desires, drive you when you’re down…”

28. Manhattan Project — Dropping the big one.

27. In The Mood — “Hey baby it’s a quarter to eight…”

26. The Analog Kid — “When I leave I don’t know what I’m hoping to find and when I leave I don’t what I’m leaving behind…”

SEE PAGE TWO FOR TOP 25

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