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#21 Laurabw

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:57 PM

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View PostLaurabw, on 07 October 2017 - 05:55 PM, said:

Book tour??

Sounds like a reasonable possibility

Reasonable to us anyway.

Maybe. But never underestimate the power of fans. Besides, Geddy is the one Rush member that seems furthest from retirement and relaxing at home.
I guess we'll all find out next year! Fingers crossed.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 10:56 PM

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He’s trying to emulate John Entwistle. It’s kind of funny.

By putting out a book of his personal collection ??

Entwistle's book came out almost 15 years ago, and there have been many similar books since ..

At this point in his life, Geddy doesn't have to emulate anyone, and this book seems like a natural for Geddy considering that Geddy is an avid collector of many things, not just basses

Was Entwistle emulating Steve Howe ??

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Sorry but that’s the way I see it. No need to be defensive.

Eagle, apologies if I came across that way ..

I just see it as a natural fit for Geddy considering he has a pretty good collection, and, he seems to enjoy collecting stuff ..

I don't think that at this point in his life, Geddy is attempting to emulate or keep up with any other musicians to the point where it can be seen as "funny".

John Entwistle was the first one to put out a big bass collection book. Geddy has also turned into quite the collector just like John.  That is what I was commenting on.


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 10:57 PM

Looks like a great read for all the bass-playing Rush fans.
Come to think of it, looks like a great read for all Rush fans.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:58 AM

So let me get this right, we are invited to pay good money for a book showing pictures of Geddys relatively new collection of basses, most of which are an assortment of vintage Fender Jazz basses, that have little to do with Rush and were used only for the last tour, with a distinct possibility that some of the instruments that featured heavily in the bands career like the Steinberger and Wals probably being emitted as they've been airbrushed from Rush history it seems? Hmm, think i'll probably save my money and take a browse round the Central London music shops and see vintage guitars for free!

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:06 PM

View PostNew Digital Man, on 09 October 2017 - 11:58 AM, said:

So let me get this right, we are invited to pay good money for a book showing pictures of Geddys relatively new collection of basses, most of which are an assortment of vintage Fender Jazz basses, that have little to do with Rush and were used only for the last tour, with a distinct possibility that some of the instruments that featured heavily in the bands career like the Steinberger and Wals probably being emitted as they've been airbrushed from Rush history it seems? Hmm, think i'll probably save my money and take a browse round the Central London music shops and see vintage guitars for free!
Well the Fender jazz bass has played a big part of Rush history as well as the Ricks.The Wals and Stienbergers were in the 80s and also played a big role.If he doesn't have them or even mentions them I would be somewhat disappointed but  hey this Geddy and a chance to read and look at his collection and his views.There was some interesting guitars he dragged out on R40

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:01 PM

View Postgrasbo, on 09 October 2017 - 02:06 PM, said:

Well the Fender jazz bass has played a big part of Rush history as well as the Ricks.The Wals and Stienbergers were in the 80s and also played a big role.If he doesn't have them or even mentions them I would be somewhat disappointed but  hey this Geddy and a chance to read and look at his collection and his views.There was some interesting guitars he dragged out on R40

This comment makes me think of the 'Beyond The Lighted Stage' documentary where the period from 1984 to 1992 is quickly bypassed in which the Steinberger and Wal bass guitars were part of that era and sound.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:33 PM

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View Postgrasbo, on 09 October 2017 - 02:06 PM, said:

Well the Fender jazz bass has played a big part of Rush history as well as the Ricks.The Wals and Stienbergers were in the 80s and also played a big role.If he doesn't have them or even mentions them I would be somewhat disappointed but  hey this Geddy and a chance to read and look at his collection and his views.There was some interesting guitars he dragged out on R40

This comment makes me think of the 'Beyond The Lighted Stage' documentary where the period from 1984 to 1992 is quickly bypassed in which the Steinberger and Wal bass guitars were part of that era and sound.
Yes if there was a fault in the doc it was that lack of coverage of that period. For me that was probably my favourite era of the band.I came on board with the release of Hemispheres and by the eighties I was eagerly waiting for each new release.Perhaps their embarrassed by bad haircuts,pastel coloured jackets that go well with those basses.As Geddy said we didn't have a clue.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:12 PM

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Book tour??

Sounds like a reasonable possibility

Reasonable to us anyway.

Maybe. But never underestimate the power of fans. Besides, Geddy is the one Rush member that seems furthest from retirement and relaxing at home.

Well I highly doubt Geddy is going to be "relaxing at home" unless he really wants to do that.

That said, Geddy ignored the playbook during the hiatus when he went on his CD signing tour (17 years ago next month.)

At that time, he said he wanted to find out if the fans were still out there so I guess maybe he'll consider it again when that time comes. Or maybe he'll go on vacation instead.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 02:07 PM

It says from the Harper Collins publishing site here and Amazon here that the book will be released on November 13th of this year.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:51 PM

View PostRushFanForever, on 23 February 2018 - 02:07 PM, said:

It says from the Harper Collins publishing site here and Amazon here that the book will be released on November 13th of this year.

I'm holding out for the autographed edition!  :lol:  Maybe.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 05:05 PM

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I'm holding out for the autographed edition!  :lol:  Maybe.

From my initial post via the Cooke Agency website:

'Aside from the HarperDesign trade edition, there will be limited run of signed and numbered deluxe editions available as well. ...'

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 02:37 AM

A possible spoiler to Geddy's upcoming book 'Big Beautiful Book Of Bass' posted here.

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 04:29 AM

I won't be buying it......

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 05:01 AM

View PostFridge, on 25 February 2018 - 04:29 AM, said:

I won't be buying it......

I'm with you Fridge.

I could be a hypocrite if I see it at Barnes And Noble but I will NOT be ordering this.

Get the fuckk out there and play yer bass.  Slap it man.

"We are only immortal for a limited time."

Fuckk a book.

Record and tour.

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 05:03 AM

How is a book a spoiler?

I'm fuckking spoiled.

I want to see Geddy and Alex play their instruments.

A book???

"WOT?"  A FLOWER?

GENESIS RULES!

Steve Hackett still plays an instrument called a guitar.

Sir Paul still plays something called a bass.

Fukk a book.

I don't want to jack off to a book of Geddy's basses.  So self indulgent.

Play the bass Geddy!  FENDER JAZZ!

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 05:05 AM

A great read?

I want to read about a new album and tour.

Geddy is a grandpa.

Write a boring book about all of your basses and stay at home and play with your grandchildren.


Best of both worlds.

Some humans are so lucky.

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 05:42 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 25 February 2018 - 05:03 AM, said:

How is a book a spoiler?

I'm fuckking spoiled.

I want to see Geddy and Alex play their instruments.

A book???

"WOT?"  A FLOWER?

GENESIS RULES!

Steve Hackett still plays an instrument called a guitar.

Sir Paul still plays something called a bass.

Fukk a book.

I don't want to jack off to a book of Geddy's basses.  So self indulgent.

Play the bass Geddy!  FENDER JAZZ!

You know that if Geddy did a mini-book signing tour (and I think it’s a fair possibility), you’d be in line waiting to get your copy signed. You’ll be mentally jacking off in that line and imagining which words you’ll choose to convince him to go on tour.

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 07:06 AM

View PostRushFanForever, on 25 February 2018 - 02:37 AM, said:

A possible spoiler to Geddy's upcoming book 'Big Beautiful Book Of Bass' posted here.

Ugh. If that's how he's wearing his hair these days he may as well just admit defeat and cut it...

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 08:31 AM

It would be cool to have a DVD accompaniment with the book so Geddy could demonstrate and describe how one bass sounds compared to the next. The visualization and history of the different basses is all well and good, but it really comes down to how a gifted musician might choose one instrument over the other for a given song. I think that would differentiate Geddy's book from the other eye candy coffee table instrument books.

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 09:44 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 25 February 2018 - 08:31 AM, said:

It would be cool to have a DVD accompaniment with the book so Geddy could demonstrate and describe how one bass sounds compared to the next. The visualization and history of the different basses is all well and good, but it really comes down to how a gifted musician might choose one instrument over the other for a given song. I think that would differentiate Geddy's book from the other eye candy coffee table instrument books.

Sounds good to me but unfortunately I haven’t read anything about Geddy wanting to do a DVD in regards to this project.




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