April 18, 2013
Video is of amateur quality, but still good.
Induction speech by Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.
Acceptance speech by RUSH.
Replay of the full NBC broadcast of the first event of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series Championship in St Petersburg Florida.
I found this while looking for some racing action on TV today, and couldn't find any, so I hit YouTube. Since there isn't a single racing event scheduled this holiday weekend, I figured I'd share. I understand there are many here at R2P that can't see any broadcasts of the IndyCar series where they live as well, so enjoy!
BTW, if you want to skip the prerace presentation, the racing starts at the 25 minute mark.
by the SOUND CITY PLAYERS
WOW! As recorded on 02/15/13. TURN UP THE VOLUME!
Unbelievably excellent rendition of RUSH's 1974 classic, Anthem, from the Fly By Night album. ANTHRAX absolutely brings the tune to a whole new level. A "must listen" by all RUSH and ANTHRAX fans! A quote from drummer Charlie Benante...
"When I was first learning to play drums, I would strap on my headphones, play along with [Rush's live album All the World's a Stage] and be transformed," Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante tells Rolling Stone. "I remember talking with Cliff [Burton] and Kirk [Hammett of Metallica] back when we first met, and we all agreed how much of an influence Rush was on all of us. I don't [know] if you would hear anything that sounds like Rush in Anthrax's music, but the passion, the drive, the musicianship and the appreciation is all there."
by Foo Fighters
Just a taste of my New Year's Eve video playlist!
by RUSH, recorded 9/13/12 in Indianapolis IN on their current Clockwork Angels Tour.
Probably my favorite tune off of their new record, Clockwork Angels. I'll be checking them out on October 10th, can't wait!!!!
"Sometimes the angels punish us, by answering our prayers..." Neil Peart
Thank you to YouTube poster Darus Eifler.
by PRIMUS, recorded 1992
I'm sure everyone is sick of hearing me continue on and on about this, but having yellows enabled for the ARCA San Jose road course events proved yet again that it keeps more drivers in the hunt for the lead, and lets guys get repaired and get to continue on for points, and possibly pick up more positions. With no yellows, the field continues on while you're in the pits getting repaired, so when you come back out a lap or 2 down, and have no hope of a yellow to help you catch back up to the leader or to try to unlap yourself, most people pull the plug and just park it. Having yellows keeps it more interesting. I know there's fast guys here that always pull out a huge lead and would hate to lose that gap to the field due to a caution, but that's not even real racing. It may be nice to sit in a comfortable lead, but it's much more fun and satisfying to actually have to race with other drivers for a win. Besides, it's not even realistic to run without yellows. Every major racing series in the world throws a full course yellow for a major shunt, even F1 has had many more cautions recently. Not to mention, throwing some pit strategy into the mix and having a busy pitroad for mistakes to happen (contact, speeding on pitroad, etc) makes it all even more interesting. There'd be alot less DNFs. And it would be much more realistic as well.
When will the officials finally pull the trigger on this and mandate yellows as part of R2P rules at all events (except off-road racing)?
The ARCA guys have proven it can be done. All I ever hear about this is "I dont want to spend all that time running under yellow" or "all the other sims/mods dont handle yellows as well as the ARCA sim". Guess what, there's ways around all of that if you just try it and find out how...
Just trying to keep it fun for the whole field, for an entire event. After all, it shouldn't be all about winning, this isnt the pros...