Kaptain Kobold 4:50pm, 10 January 2008
1 image per person
5 images per contest
1 vote per person
the winner chooses the next song and can enter that round and can vote
please include the lyrical section you have used.

Please number your photo (e.g., #1, #2...#5) and use the following template once five photos are posted:

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Witch Hunt


The night is black
Without a moon
The air is thick and still
The vigilantes gather on
The lonely torch lit hill

Features distorted in the flickering light
The faces are twisted and grotesque
Silent and stern in the sweltering night
The mob moves like demons possessed
Quiet in conscience, calm in their right
Confident their ways are best

The righteous rise
With burning eyes
Of hatred and ill-will
Madmen fed on fear and lies
To beat and burn and kill

They say there are strangers who threaten us
In our immigrants and infidels
They say there is strangeness too dangerous
In our theaters and bookstore shelves
That those who know what's best for us
Must rise and save us from ourselves

Quick to judge
Quick to anger
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand...
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shutterBRI PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by shutterBRI (moderator) 11 years ago
#1

Quick to judge
Quick to anger
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand...

The Long Walk
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mudrickphoto Posted 11 years ago. Edited by mudrickphoto (moderator) 11 years ago
ooooo thats a tough one....good song! the standard of this contest is quite high, don't you all think?

Bri, I hope you don't mind but i have copied the text from your photo stream to put in here, this image is so emotional and tough to understand that i was moved by it and felt the need to pass on you notes (for anyone who did not visit your steam!)

Dachau, DE
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The bunker, the prison in the concentration camp and thus the prison within the prison, had many functions. Above all, it was a central site of terror: imprisonment in the bunker, often for weeks at a time and without sufficient food, was one of the penalties which could be imposed on the prisoners. During this imprisonment the prisoners were especially exposed to the arbitrary tyranny and brutality of the SS. Many saw suicide as their last resort.

The Secret State Police (Gestapo) conducted interrogations in the bunker, during which the prisoners were tortured in order to force confessions. The interrogation room in the bunker was fitted with hollow walls and double doors; these were supposed to prevent the screams of the tortured from being heard outside.

In 1944 the SS had twelve so-called standing cells built. These had a surface area of approx. 70x70 cm, and the prisoners could neither sit nor lie down. The lack of air and light additionally intensified the imprisonment in these cells.
DavidDMuir 11 years ago
After seeing shutterBRI's entry, I think we might as well call the winner now! I was at Dachau a couple of summers ago and I think your photo perfectly illustrates the difference between a photograph and a snapshot.
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shutterBRI PRO 11 years ago
Anyone else care to vote or shall we just move to the next song?
BBI Natrix 11 years ago
I vote we move on. Excellent photo.
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
Hmmmm....after reading all the posts i first reaction is to agree, however....(theres always a but!!) i personally feel that Bri's image is almost certain to win as the imagery and feelings are so strong i would like to see what other images you all can come up with, Witchhunt is a very visual song and the emotions it can evoke can be quite strong so i would like to see what everyone else see (?) in this song, personally i have had several thoughts that i would like to portray and i'm sure thta some of you guys would like to express yourselves too....am i wrong?? if you want to move on, ok, just post, if you want to enter post to, we'll see h ow it goes, is that ok with everyone??
Kaptain Kobold 11 years ago
Whilst I am happy to go with the majority if people want to move on, I'm goign to be a bit conreoversial here and say that I probably wouldn't have voted for this entry. Why? Read on.

It's a striking image and, as David says, a good example of teh difference between a photo and a snapshot. The background is shocking. It even fits the chosen lyrics. But the thing is I needed to to click on the image to understand its context with regard to the chosen lyrics; otherwise it's just an (excellent) pphoto of a dingy corridor. When I vote for entries in these contests I look at the picture here in the thread and see if it relates to the chosen lyrics on its own terms, not in the context in which it was taken. I hope that makes sense.

As I say, it's probably a controversial view.

Just to be bloody-minded I'll stick in an entry for form's sake:

#2

Features distorted in the flickering light
The faces are twisted and grotesque


I'm Melting ...
DavidDMuir 11 years ago
I'm with the Kaptain - I was going to suggest giving it a bit longer too. The "call the winner now!" comment wasn't meant to express a desire to move on but more an appreciation of a great photo.

I'll have a look to see what I can find to fit the bill and try to post an entry soon.
BBI Natrix 11 years ago
Okay. Last-minute idea.

#3

They say there is strangeness too dangerous
In our theaters and bookstore shelves
That those who know what's best for us
Must rise and save us from ourselves



Witch Hunt in "a library"


p.s. Did anybody notice the last four digits of the mouse-over link of Bri's photo?
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
yip Bri is RUSH to the core!!!! LOL;-) and bugger Natrix...great minds think alike...or is it fools seldom differ?? i can never remember! LOL i had pondered a shot very much like yours! oh well back to the drawing board:-) LOL
cx1uk 11 years ago
OK! Game on...

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Features distorted in the flickering light
The faces are twisted and grotesque


iTunes2
BBI Natrix 11 years ago
We can go with "great minds..." even though I am a dang fool :)

Lots of great visuals for this song! Keep 'em coming fellas.
DavidDMuir 11 years ago
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The faces are twisted and grotesque

David Jowling

We need to get this started... so here's a third grotesque face. :-) ... or should that be ;~} ?
DavidDMuir 11 years ago
Well, since I was last to post, I suppose I might as well be first to post too:

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shutterBRI PRO 11 years ago
#1: 1
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Kaptain Kobold 11 years ago
Keeping it open :-)

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shanandphil 11 years ago
#1: 1
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#3: 1 + 2
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BBI Natrix 11 years ago
#1: 1 + 1
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cx1uk 11 years ago
#1: 1 + 1
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
#1: 1 + 1 +3
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#3: 1 + 2 + 3
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i really love this image and to me it fits the lyrics, it is so confined and oppressive like the mood of the song, join us or you will be destroyed.
pjeastboldre PRO 11 years ago
#1: 1 + 2 +3 + 4
#2: 1
#3: 1 + 2 + 3
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Wonderful yet macabre image.......
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
hey guys! i know the voting on this one has been a bit a bit slow what with christmas and all (and me starting a new job!) but one more vote and we move on, also i know that all you american peeps are way to happy about the new tour but we brits hate you all!!!! LOL only joking!! so bring it on one (or more) more vote(s), it is very close
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shutterBRI PRO 11 years ago
wow...this challenge has been open for 20 days!
DavidDMuir 11 years ago
We need to get more Rush fans into this Flickr group. Is anyone a member of other Rush forums? Can we put the word out and invite Rush fans here... I can't remember how I first came across this group but it never occurred to me that Flickr might have one. We need to tell fellow Rush fans about this group, and in particular, his thread. :-)
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shutterBRI PRO 11 years ago
www.rushisaband.com would be a good place to get a link
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shutterBRI PRO 11 years ago
Just sent the above website a request for a link back to our group. I will provide an update if/when I get one.
pjeastboldre PRO 11 years ago
Well done shutterBRI. A link to that site can only be good news.
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shutterBRI PRO 11 years ago
We shall see a link back here shortly from the rushisaband website! Let's try to find more before this tour kicks off!
BBI Natrix 11 years ago
As the closer contender, can I concede? I'm sure folks want to move on.
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
if there are no more votes and everyone agrees then yes lets move on.
DavidDMuir 11 years ago
Yes... time for another challenge.
Kaptain Kobold 11 years ago
Yes - next challenge please.
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
ok then Bri wins this one...well done to everyone who entered this was a hard one!
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shutterBRI PRO 11 years ago
Yea! I wore everyone down! :-)
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
lol;-) jolly good show!
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