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Video preview of Geddy Lee Speakeasy interview

Sat, Jan 10, 2015@11:26AM | comments

UPDATE - 1/28@12:20PM: Note that Geddy's episode only begins airing on January 29th. When it actually will air depends on the specific TV station. You can get a full list of stations here. It looks like some stations only started airing the series recently, so Geddy's episode may not play on your local station until a few weeks from now. The show is currently not available online either.

Back on November 7th Geddy Lee taped an episode of the new PBS series Speakeasy and was interviewed by his friend, author Michael Chabon at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City. The first episode of Speakeasy aired on PBS this past week with Geddy's episode (episode 5) airing later in the month on January 29th. Check your local TV listings for specific air dates/times. Back around the time of the taping posted this comment from Geddy regarding the interview:

"75 minutes flew by talking to one of my favorite writers and a truly awesome person" - Geddy Lee

A couple of weeks ago the Speakeasy YouTube channel posted a couple of preview clips from Geddy's episode (thanks RushFanForever). The first is a short clip giving an overview of the many topics discussed during the interview, while the second is a more in-depth clip about 3 minutes long where Geddy talks about how he and Alex Lifeson typically go about writing music.