Puttin’ up and oldie but goodie…..3 words RUSH.The.Trees!
From Rush’s sixth album Hemispheres, released in the fall of 1978….this is my video for “The Trees”.
Finally getting around to making my second video for a track from another one of my all time favorite bands, Rush. This song is one of several Rush tracks I’ve been playing around with…..hope to get some of the others out in the upcoming months…including what I hope will be a very cool “2112”. Have been kinda avoiding the epics up to this point (Cheap Trick’s “Gonna Raise Hell” was close though!)…..but this one came pretty easy and I was tempted to just take the elements created for “The Trees” and jump right into “Cygnus X-1, Book II: Hemispheres”….I might still, but hoping to do something from A Farewell To Kings next…..
All praises to the band and Hugh Syme for his art work….the elements I affectionately referred to as “Pointy”, “TopHat”, and “Brainy” when I was labeling masks and various video titles to work with!
Thanks to all for awesome trees! Including:
Hope you dig it!
There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.
The trouble with the maples,
(And they’re quite convinced the’re right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can’t help their feelings
If they like the way they’re made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can’t be happy in their shade.
There is trouble in the Forest,
And the Creatures all have fled,
As the Maples scream oppression,
And the Oaks just shake their heads.
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
“These oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light.”
Now there’s no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.
A whole bunch o’ screen captures for alternate thumbs. I’ve gotten numerous requests for some clean screen captures from my videos so here are a few from this video…..so here ya go!