So what drives your timekeeping?
“It’s from my bass drum. That is the fundamental that Geddy hangs his bass parts off of, and thus the band hangs from in a very real sense, or is built from.
“The bass drum is the heart of it and I know that I feel and play and position those bass drum notes a little differently now. It’s so subtle it couldn’t be measured, using anticipation, using tension, pushing a little bit on purpose.
“One of the older songs that we’re playing, ‘Presto’, is from ’79 and I don’t know if we’ve played it ever, or we haven’t played it for 30 years. It’s one of those that we play so much better than the record in a feel sense, a rhythmic sense.
“I was saying to my bandmates how much better that song is now than it was on the record and Geddy said, ‘Yeah, we have a so-much-better rhythmic pulse now than we did back then.’"