Rush Featured in New Yorker Satire Piece: The Newer, Sexier Constitutions
Rush's Limelight was featured in a satirical piece from The New Yorker about how “The U.S. Constitution appears to be losing its appeal as a model for constitutional drafters elsewhere”.
From the article:Canada has ratified the first update to its Charter of Freedoms and Rights since its adoption in 1982. Based on the song "Limelight" by its most famous native sons, the prog-rock band Rush, it protects Canadians' pursuit of "the universal dream" - provided that, as the song says, citizens "put aside the alienation, get on with the fascination, the real relation, the underlying theme." Ratification was briefly in jeopardy due to a heated debate in Ottawa's House of Commons over whether singer Geddy Lee in fact sings "theme" or "spleen," but Prime Minister Stephen Harper saved the day; he cast the deciding vote after checking the correct lyrics on the Internet. Afterward Harper told a relatively (for Canada at least) anxious nation, "that's why you get an iPhone."No word yet if Mr. Harper visited this site to confirm the lyrics :) Click HERE to read the entire article.
Thanks to Eric from Power Windows for passing along the news.