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Time Stand Still – Rush

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“Time Stand Still” by Rush, an acoustic cover by Mike Massé, featuring Brenda Andrus.

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Mike Massé meets Rush

Mike meets Rush with two of his best friends. L to R: Alex Lifeson, Mike Massé, Scott Slusher, Ken Benson, Geddy Lee

Liner Notes:

RIP, Neil Peart. Words cannot suffice, but a little music helps.  It’s worth a shot, anyway.  He is my favorite drummer and lyricist.  He wrote the amazing words to this song… I had worked up this acoustic arrangement of “Time Stand Still” recently in memory of the passing of Mr. Peart.  I took the opportunity to record it this past weekend when Brenda happened to be in town (her first trip to Denver).  I had performed this in one of my high school cover bands when it was a new song, and Brenda had also sung it at her high school graduation, so we both had history with and love for this song.  The lyrics are more poignant with the passing of time. “Old friends getting older.”  Brenda and I have been singing together for over 25 years, so it was fun to perform this song, both with and as, an old friend.  Let’s hear it for Brenda! 

I hope you enjoy this acoustic arrangement.  The stomp helps on this one when doing it solo.  Using it during the choruses allows me to play a less percussive style in those passages, to emulate more of what the synths were doing.  And watch out for the 7/4 (at least that’s how I interpreted it).  Every time the chorus riff happens, it’s in 7.  And the middle instrumental section and the last build up are also in 7.  Good luck and have fun.

Love, 

Mike

Thanks to Ovation Guitars for the beautiful Custom Legend.

Thanks to Wild Dog Stomp pedals out of Australia for providing the awesome stomp. Here’s my model: https://www.wilddogstomp.com/products/bunyip/

And a big thanks to you for listening/watching, and for helping spread the music.

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