Re: techno music/kraftwerk

Julio R. Vaquer (
Wed, 11 Dec 1996 17:48:17 -0700

Jacob Costello wrote:
> While the subject of music is being discussed, are there any Rush fans out
> there?

I am Rush fan. Their music (at least the old stuff) was great. 2112
was one of my favorites.

> I must sheepishly admit their music had a significant impact on me; it
> certainly helped me discover extropic values. I was trapped in a passive
> Xtian mentality. I was even getting to the point of being good at rationlizing
> it.
> Then I discover this cool band that sings about the most "outrageous" things:
> personal responsibility, rationality, etc. In mindless suburbia, it was like a
> revelation, however mild it might seem now.
> Anyway, just wondering...
> jake costello

When I was a teen-ager, Rush's anti-statist/anti-collectivist attitude
really put a finger on many of the reasons that an intellectual needs to
be an individualist.

Julio Vaquer