Friday, February 27, 2009

Rush to the Moon

There usually isn't anything "original" about covering the work of others, but 22-year old Jacob has ensured this treatment is anything but usual.

Jacob Moon is a singer-songwriter from Hamilton, Ontario who is on the verge of becoming an Internet star. His intriguing visual and musical interpretation of the Rush classic "Subdivisions" is quickly being forwarded through cyberspace.

It's easy to see why Jacob is climbing into the limelight.



Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but Jacob Moon has demonstrated a remarkable capacity to flex his creative muscles beyond the capacity to merely imitate. And his rendition of "Subdivisions" also reveals the depth that existed in the original version, composed by the trio of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.

Rush were pioneers in the mid-seventies, combining hard rock with science fiction and philosophy (Ayn Rand) as well as literature (George Orwell) on their breakthrough album 2112. Some people credit the Canadian power trio with single-handedly birthing progressive metal, and while bands like Yes and ELP were having trouble staying on the airwaves, the Rush brand has remained relevant.

They also think Jacob Moon has done the music justice.
Here is what Geddy Lee had to say at http://www.jacobmoon.com/latestnews.php :

"The guys have all seen this and think it's terrific.
Kudos to Jacob and best of luck to him.
Great voice!!
Best,
Geddy"

TSB would like to thank Mike Shanks of Cambridge, Ontario for giving us the heads up to go outside the gilded cage and become each others audience.

If all the worlds a stage and we are merely players, performers and portrayers; there is always room for people like Jason and others to live the universal dream.

What have you been dreaming about lately?


"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity" NEIL PEART

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