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#21 HalfwayToGone

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:02 AM

View PostRushFanForever, on 30 April 2019 - 04:18 AM, said:

View PostRod in Toronto, on 29 April 2019 - 10:24 PM, said:

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View PostRod in Toronto, on 25 April 2019 - 04:26 PM, said:

Got my signed copy!

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Did he remember you?

I told him I was at the Grapes Under Pressure, he said "oh, right, thanks for showing up!". But it was way too quick. He wasn't allowed to sign my Permanent Waves CD... :(

It's like the 'meet and greets', which are 30 seconds long. The book signing is probably 5 seconds long.

Whereas if you attend an event like 'Grapes Under Pressure' where you shell out a huge amount of money, then you have time to talk with your musical heroes more. It's all about 'money' or 'time' and/or both combined isn't it?
Nowadays, maybe.  Back in the day, I had the ultimate good fortune to be invited to a similar cocktail party type aftershow party, and it was free.  But it also was around the 20th anniversary of the first US tour, they were in NYC for two nights, and Atlantic Records was based there and threw the parties.  Also it was long before other bands started selling meet and greet and vip packages and tiers of ticket pricing.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 08:26 AM

View Postedhunter, on 30 April 2019 - 05:11 AM, said:

When are Neil's book signings?

Neil doesn't like his fans. He doesn't like his fans taking photos of him. He especially doesn't like meeting his fans. It makes him very uncomfortable.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 10:00 AM

The Rush.com listing still shows 'Coming soon' for the Montreal event (June 4), but if you go to this site, you can get tix now, and there is an 'early bird' special that includes an extra ticket for the event (so 2 tickets, one book). Figured I'd give a heads up so Rush fans could get tix who may be relying on the first link.

http://theatrerialto...instance_id=545

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 10:22 AM

View Postgrep, on 01 May 2019 - 08:26 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 30 April 2019 - 05:11 AM, said:

When are Neil's book signings?



Neil doesn't like his fans. He doesn't like his fans taking photos of him. He especially doesn't like meeting his fans. It makes him very uncomfortable.

I don't think that's  true. He seems like he'd be a blast to hang out with.

Edited by edhunter, 01 May 2019 - 10:23 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:07 PM

Are we supposed to buy this twice too? I didn't even buy it when it was new. I can wait for it to appear on Google "Good Books", and even then I'm not sure I'd be compelled to read it.

This "Buy this again!" thing is getting annoying.

I have no interest in buying anniversary additions of albums.

If someone gives one to me for free, I might listen to it.

Edited by rftag, 02 May 2019 - 07:10 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:38 PM

View Postrftag, on 02 May 2019 - 07:07 PM, said:

Are we supposed to buy this twice too? I didn't even buy it when it was new. I can wait for it to appear on Google "Good Books", and even then I'm not sure I'd be compelled to read it.

This "Buy this again!" thing is getting annoying.

I have no interest in buying anniversary additions of albums.

If someone gives one to me for free, I might listen to it.

Um, the book is going into a second printing. That means if you didn't get the first one you have a chance to do so. There is nothing forcing you to buy it twice.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 09:17 AM

View Postapetersvt, on 29 April 2019 - 09:42 AM, said:

Geddy Lee's Official (Yet Kind of Random)
Big Beautiful Book of Bass Tour


Event tickets and latest details at rush.com/geddylee

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019   
VICTORIA, BC @ BOLEN BOOKS - SIGNING 7:00 PM

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019   
VANCOUVER, BC @ INDIGO METROTOWN - SIGNING 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019   
CALGARY, AB @ NMC - Q&A & SIGNING/BASS EXHIBIT VIP 1:00 PM

SUNDAY, May 26, 2019
CALGARY, AB @ NMC - Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Bass Exhibit Opens to Public (May 26, 2019 - Jan 2, 2020)

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019   
EDMONTON, AB @ COSTCO 1112 WEST EDMONTON - SIGNING 2:00 PM

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019   
WINNIPEG, MB @ COSTCO 549 WINNIPEG SOUTH - SIGNING 5:00 PM

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019
TORONTO, ON @ INDIGO BAY AND BLOOR - SIGNING 7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019   
OTTAWA, ON CENTREPOINTE THEATRE -
INTERVIEW W/ SIGNING 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019   
RICHMOND HILL, ON @ COSMOFEST - SIGNING 1:00 PM

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019
OAKVILLE, ON@ OAKVILLE CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS  - INTERVIEW W/ SIGNING 7:00 PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2019
MONTREAL, QC @ RIALTO THEATRE - INTERVIEW W/ SIGNING 7:00 PM


Glad he's showing the Canadian Love.  Hopefully someone will be recording these interviews. Most of them are the same comments but every once in a while a cool new tidbit will slip out.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 10:08 AM

I got the second printing.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 11:02 AM

View Postytserush, on 04 May 2019 - 09:17 AM, said:

View Postapetersvt, on 29 April 2019 - 09:42 AM, said:

Geddy Lee's Official (Yet Kind of Random)
Big Beautiful Book of Bass Tour


Event tickets and latest details at rush.com/geddylee

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019   
VICTORIA, BC @ BOLEN BOOKS - SIGNING 7:00 PM

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019   
VANCOUVER, BC @ INDIGO METROTOWN - SIGNING 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019   
CALGARY, AB @ NMC - Q&A & SIGNING/BASS EXHIBIT VIP 1:00 PM

SUNDAY, May 26, 2019
CALGARY, AB @ NMC - Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Bass Exhibit Opens to Public (May 26, 2019 - Jan 2, 2020)

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019   
EDMONTON, AB @ COSTCO 1112 WEST EDMONTON - SIGNING 2:00 PM

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019   
WINNIPEG, MB @ COSTCO 549 WINNIPEG SOUTH - SIGNING 5:00 PM

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019
TORONTO, ON @ INDIGO BAY AND BLOOR - SIGNING 7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019   
OTTAWA, ON CENTREPOINTE THEATRE -
INTERVIEW W/ SIGNING 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019   
RICHMOND HILL, ON @ COSMOFEST - SIGNING 1:00 PM

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019
OAKVILLE, ON@ OAKVILLE CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS  - INTERVIEW W/ SIGNING 7:00 PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2019
MONTREAL, QC @ RIALTO THEATRE - INTERVIEW W/ SIGNING 7:00 PM


Glad he's showing the Canadian Love.  Hopefully someone will be recording these interviews. Most of them are the same comments but every once in a while a cool new tidbit will slip out.

For anyone contemplating the Ottawa event, it appears that the venue has changed to the Dominion-Chalmers Church (right downtown on Cooper St) and seems to be partnered with WritersFest.

Newest info from rush.com:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019
VICTORIA, BC @ BOLEN BOOKS – SIGNING 7:00 PM

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019
VANCOUVER, BC @ INDIGO METROTOWN – SIGNING 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019
CALGARY, AB @ NMC – Q&A & SIGNING/BASS EXHIBIT VIP 1:00 PM

SUNDAY, May 26, 2019
CALGARY, AB @ NMC – Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Bass Exhibit Opens to Public (May 26, 2019 – Jan 2, 2020)

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019
EDMONTON, AB @ COSTCO 1112 WEST EDMONTON – SIGNING 2:00 PM

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019
WINNIPEG, MB @ COSTCO 549 WINNIPEG SOUTH – SIGNING 5:00 PM

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019
TORONTO, ON @ INDIGO BAY AND BLOOR – SIGNING 7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019
OTTAWA, ON WRITERSFEST (Dominon-Chalmers)
INTERVIEW W/ SIGNING 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019
RICHMOND HILL, ON @ COSMOFEST – SIGNING 1:00 PM

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019
OAKVILLE, ON@ OAKVILLE CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS  – INTERVIEW W/ SIGNING 7:00 PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2019
MONTREAL, QC @ RIALTO THEATRE – INTERVIEW W/ SIGNING 7:00 PM


Anyone here planning on going to the Ottawa one? My wife is quite interested, despite the focus on the bass. She's a huge fan.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 01:11 PM

I don't mind not getting a signed copy I just want to buy a copy.  UK outlets don't appear to be able to obtain it. :rage:

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 02:20 PM

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 11:33 AM

My friend surprised me by ordering it for me as a Christmas present well before Christmas, and AFAIK it still hasn't come in yet.

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 01:01 PM

View Postzappafrank, on 07 May 2019 - 11:33 AM, said:

My friend surprised me by ordering it for me as a Christmas present well before Christmas, and AFAIK it still hasn't come in yet.

Maybe you'll get it by next Christmas.

I thought my favorite part of the book would be the interviews, but it turned out to be Geddy's passion in explaining everything.

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 04:19 PM

Well.  I got mine on Saturday.  Ordered from Amazon at 10am, delivered to my hot little hands just after 6pm the same day.  Gobsmacked to say the least :dweez:





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