And the winner is …

… blah, blah, blah …

While it doesn’t really matter to them, it matters to their fans. The fact that Canadian band, Rush, have been eligible for the Rock and Roll hall of fame for over ten years and have been snubbed for so long has deeply rankled their deeply wrinkled and mostly balding fan base.

But, this month, at last, they made it into the hall and that world-wide fan base roared.

So far, so what, right?

But even those of you who have never heard of them, or who still believe that the formerly kimono clad rockers are desperately uncool, cannot help but admit, guitarist Alex Lifeson’s acceptance speech is a master-class in self deprecation, stilleto sharp satire and subversive humour.

He manages to tell the whole story, tell the hall exactly what he thinks of them, tell his band mates how happy he is to be there with them and tell his fans how much he loves them for wanting this so much without once going all Gwyneth.

Admit it, don’t you wish that the Oscars and the Brits and every dong presentation in-between could be a little less weepy weepy, luvvy darling and a little more Rock n Roll?

(BTW: He speaks last, but it’s worth the wait. Trust me.)

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