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Geddy Lee Celebrates His 67th Birthday Today!

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Geddy Lee (born Gary Lee Weinrib) is celebrating his 67th birthday today!

Happy Birthday, Geddy -- and many happy returns! "Gary" was born in the small Toronto village of Willowdale. As many fans know, his given first name "Gary" transformed into "Geddy" during his high school days thanks to his mother's heavily-accented pronunciation of his name.

In addition to his musical aspirations, some of Geddy's other interests include collecting fine wines and, of course, baseball. His wine collection is rumored to include some 5,000 bottles and his love of baseball is well documented. In fact back in 2013, Geddy threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the home opener for the Toronto Blue Jays - something he admittedly dreamed of doing for years.

And of course Geddy officially became an author with the release of his book - Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass last year.

In addition to today being Geddy's birthday, this date also marks the 46…

Cygnus-X1.Net Featured on the Latest Something for Nothing Rush 'Fan' Cast

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Back in September of last year, lifelong friends and longtime Rush fans Steve and Gerry launched a Rush-centric podcast called Something for Nothing: A RUSH Fancast. In the ten months since the launch, Something for Nothing has aired 45 episodes that cover a wide range of topics. The two friends have chatted extensively about many of Rush's albums, they've touched upon articles written about the band, and have even had a number of guest speakers join them on many episodes. Some of their guests include author Martin Popoff, Rush aficionado Mark Irwin, Skip Daly and Eric Hansen who authored the recent Wandering the Face of the Earth Rush tour book, and Ed Stenger from the Rush fan site RushIsABand.

Some months back, Steve and Gerry reached out to me to see if I would be interested in joining them for a episode and chatting about the Cygnus-X1.Net website. I was thrilled and humbled to be asked to join their growing podcast. So in mid-June, the three of us got together remotel…