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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wall Street Journal Spreecast live chat with Rush today at 3:30PM
7:12AM EST | comments (26) |

UPDATE - 2/26@4:31PM: WSJ Spreecast chatThey got off to a late start but ended up chatting with Geddy and Alex for about half an hour. If you missed it you can watch the entire thing online here. Over 1000 people were online watching the event and several great questions were asked, although no earth-shattering news was revealed.

UPDATE - 2/26@3:23PM: The live chat begins in just a few minutes. You can follow it below or at this location:

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UPDATE - 2/26@10:54AM: Here's a Wall Street Journal blog post advertising today's live chat.

Conor Dougherty of The Wall Street Journal will be moderating a Spreecast live video chat with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson today at 3:30PM EST. Spreecast is a video social platform where fans can ask questions by signing in via Facebook/Twitter/email, or as a guest just to view. Fans can watch, comment in the chat box, submit questions or can even request to come on screen and ask Rush questions live. Just go to the link for the chat on Spreecast at this location for all the details.

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#26 - Posted 3/1/13 @1:00PM by jaeger [contact]

Spreecast spraycast...
#25 - Posted 3/1/13 @12:54PM by jaeger [contact]

It's true.
#24 - Posted 2/27/13 @12:45AM by Jennifer

#23: I'd say part of that was just the format. That would exhaust anybody. I cringed when the moderator got tired of reading and told Geddy to just read the question himself, and Geddy peered at the screen and said he couldn't see it.

Come on, Wall Street Journal! I know you're keen to show off your new technological gadgetry, but if it was going to look like that, you should have stuck to the 1990s chat style, in which the special guest would be in the room with the moderator, who would scroll through the questions himself, read the best ones to the guest, and type back the spoken-word responses. This was just goofy and confusing for everybody.

And somebody owed it to poor Kyle to make sure his microphone was fully working before putting him back on screen...
#23 - Posted 2/26/13 @10:43PM by kjbird [contact]

Happy birthday hermy!!

#22 - yeah, i wish there was one female to represent! I got a request to hop on as i was typing comments and questions, but my cam in on the laptop not my home pc - CRAP!! Technically couldn't do it.

Was it just my perception, or did they seem very tired - i really think this tour is it for awhile for them. I wonder if after the TMT, they were on such a high, they wanted to keep the machine running, as they've said numerous times, they're playing better than ever, maybe they had an epiphany like "hey man, what did we get ourselves into here!" Maybe it was just this format that made it look this way, i don't know.
#22 - Posted 2/26/13 @10:27PM by limelighter [contact]

poor geddy and alex sitting through that torture. same old questions. surprisingly neil wasn't mentioned. where were the video rush chicks? the host was terrible by the way.
#21 - Posted 2/26/13 @9:45PM by hermy [contact]

Thanks #3......

Checking out the replay right now.
#20 - Posted 2/26/13 @8:27PM by kjbird [contact]

I think RIAB should have a spreecast video chat session sometime with Ed moderating -hahaha. That could get kind of ugly, eh? Everyone can show off their Rush swaaaaaag.
#19 - Posted 2/26/13 @8:05PM by smiley [contact]

Loved you RIAB Vaners in the interview, serious scoring! Great questions and answers our Congratulations RUSHON
#18 - Posted 2/26/13 @5:08PM by The Analog Kid [contact]

Really cool that Geddy could answer my question! People always ask them what their favorite song is, but I've always wanted to know what Geddy's favorite song to play on his BASS was. Although, can't say I was surprised by his answer. YYZ and La Villa are staples.
#17 - Posted 2/26/13 @4:55PM by kjbird [contact]

#14 - i agree with you. It was cool to chat with other fans, although the scrolling kept one on their toes. Whew!

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