Pardon my self-indulgence, wanted to see if anyone else out there experienced something similar. Many moons ago, when I first started playing, I idolized, among others, geddy Lee. In fact, the first band i was in during middle and high school was essentially a Rush cover band (we actually performed side one of 2112 in its entirety at a gig once ). Anywho, as I grew older, and diversified, I got away from listening to and playing Rush because i wanted to "unlearn" everything I had learned from studying Geddy (technique-wise). I found that i was using too much speed, too many gallops, etc when playing music which didn't require or need it. So off I went and for years, I didn't even listen to Rush. Finally, a couple of weeks ago, the band I play in now was screwing around and we found ourselves eeking out pieces of "Spirit of Radio", "Freewill", etc. What I had found was that the memory remained in my mind, but not in my fingers as they had slowed noticeably. Sure, i could still play it, but not as "effortlessly" as I seem to remember doing back in the day. At this point, I decided that it was time to go back to bassics and study Geddy as well as some of the old fusion I used to play once again. My wife stumbled upon me tonight as I was playig "Camera's Eye" and gave me a sort of disgusted look, wondering where the hell I had dug that stuff up. Of course, i had to explain to her that there really was a lot of Geddy's technique that I had sadly gotten away from over the years and i felt like, if I wanted to continue to progress, i need to go "backwards" in order to go "back forwards", if that makes any sense. So, long story short (or not), I'm back studying Geddy again, but I would like to check out some of his newer stuff as well (like Vapor Trails, etc). Anyway, anyone else ever have anything remotely similar to this happen (you know, maybe you mimicked John Paul Jones' lines many moons ago and got away from Zep, only to fire up "Houses of the Holy" and be blown away all over again)?