A Show of Hands

Image from "A Show of Hands" DVD by Rush
Mary and Max at Rush Concert
Rush Concert

My daughter, Mary, and I are Rush fans… We like the progressive rock band Rush.

Cindy knows that when I lift my arms and do a pinching motion with my fingers I’m listening to the song, “Spirit of Radio” on headphones.

Invisible airwaves
Crackle with life
Bright antennae bristle
With the energy
Emotional feedback
On a timeless wavelength
Bearing a gift beyond price
Almost free

“A Show of Hands” is the title of both a live album and concert video released by Rush in 1989. I have both. They are a part of the soundtrack of my life.

The YouTube recording below, featuring Rush live in Birmingham U.K 1988 is from that era and I’ve been enjoying it recently. While it is not exactly the same as the live album or the video, it features many of the same songs.

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I'm a media producer at the University of Alabama. This is where I play with stuff in my spare time. You can find out about my work at MaxShores.com.