DadRockGirlPop http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com A webcomic about music and the people who play it Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:01:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Heading Home http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/heading-home/ http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/heading-home/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:01:28 +0000 http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/?post_type=comic&p=849

This is the last comic in this chapter.  Next chapter, we (finally) get to see this show they’ve been building to for over a year in the real world! Last week I mentioned that I’d just seen Aerosmith and Van […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>

This is the last comic in this chapter.  Next chapter, we (finally) get to see this show they’ve been building to for over a year in the real world!

Last week I mentioned that I’d just seen Aerosmith and Van Halen and been blown away.  I was fortunate enough to also get to catch Rush on their R40 tour last week.  That was an amazing show, and it gets better day by day as I immerse myself deeper and deeper into the studio albums I wasn’t familiar with.

The show was basically a celebration of their whole career, presented from present day backward through their albums until the very beginning.  They played about a song per album, starting with one off their latest and moving backward all the way to Fly By Night (for which they played “Anthem”) and finally their debut self-titled album as well.

Further along with this “backward through time” theme, they gradually modified the stage setup to roughly follow their careers backward as well, beginning with art pieces on stage behind them, rolling back to Hughes and Kettner full stacks for Alex Lifeson and Washing Machines for Geddy Lee (which he used for a while to fill the space left by the on-stage amps he abandoned).  In the second act they began with massive Marshall and Ampeg stacks, respectively, which were gradually carted off until all that remained was whatever they were playing when they started the band in school.

It was a show that catered to the die-hard Rush fans, featuring as it did a lot of tracks other than their most famous singles.  I have been up to now a casual rush fan, being familiar really only with about two studio albums and their radio hits, but I still had a blast.  And now I’m having even more fun exploring the albums and songs I heard at the show.

It was also the loudest concert I have ever been to in my life by far.  It could be because I was in the upper deck, which I’m pretty sure has stronger PA coverage than the floor where the sound booth was, but damn, it was loud (almost too loud to understand at times).  If you happen to have tickets to one of the remaining shows on the tour (which you should probably try to get), I’d recommend bringing some decent earplugs, just in case.  Still totally worth it though.

The KISS show I went to in ’09 is still the best show I’ve ever been to, but that one was hard to top.  The crowd was amazing (KISS fans are awesome), the band was ON, I’d driven 9 hours and out of the country to get there, and I knew every word to every song they played (but one).  And finally, it is a memory tempered by a fond nostalgia that only grows stronger as time goes by.  I very much doubt any show will ever top that one for me.

 

…But those three bands did a good job trying!

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What’s Best for Her http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/whats-best-for-her/ http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/whats-best-for-her/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:01:29 +0000 http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/?post_type=comic&p=845

Man, last week was kind of a Classic Rock dream for me, as I finally got to see not only Aerosmith but also Van Halen live for the first time.  And in both cases, I was completely blown away.  Both Steven […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>

Man, last week was kind of a Classic Rock dream for me, as I finally got to see not only Aerosmith but also Van Halen live for the first time.  And in both cases, I was completely blown away.  Both Steven Tyler and David Lee Roth sounded great singing, and if anything Joe Perry and Eddie Van Halen have gotten even better with age.  I thought Van Halen’s solos in the studio tracks were awesome – playing live he completely unleashes.  I mean, we all know he’s an amazing guitarist, but I guess I never really realized just how amazing a guitarist he is.

 

This is why “Dad Rock” is in the title of this comic.

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Nervous http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/nervous/ http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/nervous/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:01:53 +0000 http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/?post_type=comic&p=834

She’s very particular.]]>

She’s very particular.

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Sorry http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/sorry/ http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/sorry/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:01:04 +0000 http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/?post_type=comic&p=831

Been a while since we’ve seen these two.]]>

Been a while since we’ve seen these two.

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Underemployed http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/underemployed/ http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/underemployed/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:01:11 +0000 http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/?post_type=comic&p=827

Managing a small business is extra.]]>

Managing a small business is extra.

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Bull http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/bull/ http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/bull/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:01:07 +0000 http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/?post_type=comic&p=823

This is how you know Elaine really is Rachel’s best friend.]]>

This is how you know Elaine really is Rachel’s best friend.

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Maybe it Will http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/maybe-it-will/ http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/maybe-it-will/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 07:01:44 +0000 http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/?post_type=comic&p=820

Neither of them are being very good people right now.]]>

Neither of them are being very good people right now.

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Twelve Dollars http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/twelve-dollars/ http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/twelve-dollars/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 07:01:49 +0000 http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/?post_type=comic&p=815

NOTE for June 8:  The next page will be a day late this week.   The customer is always right, unless the customer is shutting you down next week, anyway.  And is a total jerk.]]>

NOTE for June 8:  The next page will be a day late this week.

 

The customer is always right, unless the customer is shutting you down next week, anyway.  And is a total jerk.

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Change in the Update Schedule http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/2015/05/27/change-in-the-update-schedule/ http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/2015/05/27/change-in-the-update-schedule/#respond Thu, 28 May 2015 04:17:27 +0000 http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/?p=811 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> After much internal debate, I have decided to dial back my update schedule to once/week (Tuesday) from now on.  I have been very busy lately, and doing two pages per week has gotten to be a bit much for my current schedule.

To summarize:  DRGP now updates on Tuesdays only.

Cheers!

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Excuse Me Miss http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/excuse-me-miss/ http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/comic/excuse-me-miss/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 07:01:19 +0000 http://www.dadrockgirlpop.com/?post_type=comic&p=808

Oh look, he’s back.  Hopefully Elaine won’t hit him. FYI, check out the news section, regarding DRGP’s New Update Schedule.  Basically, I’m only updating on Tuesdays now.]]>

Oh look, he’s back.  Hopefully Elaine won’t hit him.

FYI, check out the news section, regarding DRGP’s New Update Schedule.  Basically, I’m only updating on Tuesdays now.

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