Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Model Acceptance Speech

By Alex Lifeson of Rush at the band's 2013 induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.  His bandmates, Geddie Lee and Neil Peart, had already given their speeches when Alex stepped up to the podium.  His speech should serve as a model for every music, film and theater award winner.

THC stumbled across this while on a YouTube binge in which he eventually found himself watching an interview with Geddie Lee in which he was asked about this speech (which THC had never heard of).  Geddie said that Alex had a normal speech written and on the teleprompter when he unexpectedly launched into what you hear in the video below.  You can see the surprise on his bandmates faces.  Alex seems to be channeling a little William Shatner along the way.

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