In advance of the June 12 release of Rush's new Clockwork Angels, punk-rock stalwart Ted Leo shares his tale of a life touched by the prog-rock cult heroes. "Plus c'est la change, Plus c'est la meme chose": A life with Rush in six scenes... Scene One: Summer 1981 One year, my dad bought a van. Apocryphally, there's a section of my family that comes from somewhere up around Machias, Maine — possibly descended from the Pirate John Kelley. If you knew the Irish side of my family, this would not shock you in the slightest. (Neither that it could be true, nor that it might be an apocryphal story they've woven around themselves over the centuries).