When music meant something…

I was listening Rush’s: The Trees, on the radio today. And while I realize I’m showing my age a bit, I just love this band – more than words can express.

I guess I was about 11 or 12 back in 1980 or so when I first heard 2112 – I became hooked. And immediately bought Ayn Rand’s book, Anthem and unwittingly began my journey into Objectivism. It was the first book I ever bought. And while I didn’t realize it at the time, looking back twenty-six years I sit here thinking of the profound influence this album had on me. Man – isn’t that scary? A record album! But the simple truth is, without hearing it and becoming so intrigued by the lyrics, I may never heard of Ayn Rand and certainly not at such a young and influential age.

At this point in my life I can appreciate the impact of these events – along with awesome parents it helped to mold me into who I am today.

Thanks Mom, Dad, Alex, Geddy, Neil, and… Ayn…