January is the longest year…

Here we are, mired in cold, dreary, unending Winter – black, grey and white soot-stained snow all around – with no warm end in sight.

The 31 days of January feel like a cosmic toll we must pay in order to enjoy the rest of the year (after mercifully short February disappears).

Can you say Cabin Fever?

Prisoners in our warm Winter spaces, it’s not uncommon to ponder our place in the world and marvel at how quickly time Rushes past us on the one hand, and how on the other hand – Time Stands Still.

This was the highest charting single from Rush’s 12th studio album “Hold Your Fire”

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in 1987. It peaked at Number #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

FYI: Aimee Mann, lead singer of Til Tuesday,

Aimee Mann

performs background vocals on the track. Interestingly, she was not the bands first – or even second choice – for the vocal role. They wanted Cyndi Lauper, but she was unavailable at the time, as was Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders – so they “settled” for Ms. Mann, who it turns out may have been the perfect fit after all.

FYI part 2: This may be the worst video ever. Geddy Lee with a mullet (or some inexplicable hair style)..say no more

If you’re curious about whether Time Stands Still or not, watch this video explaining Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. You might want to sit down first ‘cuz your heads gonna spin..don’t say I didn’t warn ya’

https://futurism.com/understanding-space-time-spacetime/

 

**Originally Posted on 22 Jan 2018**

Author: ThoughtMarauder

Cavalier, bomb-thrower, provocateur, neanderthal, father, proud US Army Airborne veteran, proud American, lover of many things: God, country, family, baseball, Scotch whiskey, cigars, old-school jazz, dogs, Sinatra, watches, shoes and sunshine..

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