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Gary Lee Weinrib, OC, better known as Geddy Lee (born July 29, 1953), is the king of bass guitarists from the magical, unknown/uncared about and possibly non-existent land known as Canada, where the sweet, precious syrup called "Maple" flows from trees, people beat the crap out of each other with L-shaped sticks on a bed of ice over a tiny black disc, and mysterious, strange creatures called "Moose" roam the land.
He is also currently the bass player and vocalist for the progressive rock band (progressive rock from the Latin term meaning 'makes no sense to anyone') Rush, with invisible arpeggio sweeper Alex Lifeson, and cymbal cleaner Neil Peart. He is credited with inventing the bass guitar. When playing a real guitar the bottom two strings broke and he neglected to replace him. A group of very lazy people now called "bassists" thought that was a really neat idea, the bassists then decided to make Geddy their king.
edit Early life
Geddy Lee was born July 29, 1953, in Moosenosehair Valley, Canada. His mother, Céline Dion, was raped by a masked attacker later revealed to be K.D Lang. Dion tried to keep Geddy a secret. She felt that he would damage her career more than the song that sank Titanic and drowned Leonardo DiCaprio. Geddy's birth was a miraculous one, at first the doctors thought he was dead because he made no noise at all. After running tests they concluded that his voice was in fact too high pitched for humans to hear. This made his childhood incredibly difficult. His only friends were a pair of white mice. They eventually got so annoyed with his high pitched screeching that they committed suicide. Geddy was so traumatized by this he created an imaginary friend, which he named Alex Lifeson. Alex was created to laugh at his jokes, not make fun of his voice, and most importantly be the only person on the face of the planet with a worse haircut than him.
edit The Dawn of Rush
Thankfully, when Geddy reached puberty his voice became audible to humans. Being teenagers, Geddy and Alex decided to start a band with the purpose of attracting girls. They teamed up with drummer Neil Peart, who to this day has no knowledge of Alex Lifeson's existence, and all the planets did align.
Their first gig was at a high school dance; those who survived the night described it as follows: "Most everyone ignored them completely. There were a few complaining about how the lyrics don't make any sense or whatever, but there were like five people in the front hypnotized." Afterward the band hoped that maybe their appeal would widen to more than five people. Geddy was more disappointed at the lack of girls hanging out afterward. He then went home and watched Lifetime movies until his manhood was restored.
edit Musical Abilities
Geddy attributes his bass playing abilities to the fact that he is polydactyl. He is known to possess seven fingers on each of his hands which he uses to Slappa' Da Bass! He also is known to possess a superfluous sixth toe on his right foot but this does little to help his synthesizer skills as his foot board rig consists of only one pedal board with two big buttons on it which he mashes wildly in concert.
In order to control his erratic high pitched vocals he runs his vocals through a pitch shifter unit always dropped by an octave to ensure that nobody's head explodes during the performance.
edit Super Powers
Canadian researchers have spent taxpayer money to find out how Geddy can sing and play the bass and the keyboard at the same time. They have made no progress and wrote it off as just one of those things we'll never understand, remarking, "Geddy Lee works in mysterious ways. It's just one of those things we'll never understand." Americans would be outraged by this but, as Canada uses monopoly money as legal tender, most Canadians consider it money well spent.
edit See also
- ^ He never satisfactorily explained how he got the guitar out from behind the waterfall without ruining it.
- ^ Scholarly debates continue worldwide as to whether Canada actually exists. Canadians across the globe, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, (the only 3 people to have admitted to being openly Canadian) eagerly await the final ruling on their existence.
- ^ Did the Rocinante have a warp core or a hyperdrive?