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The Rover

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  1. Is Jimmy Page done making music?

    I watched the 1992 RRHOF Jam on "All Along The Watchtower" the other night. Page was there because The Yardbirds had been inducted that night. Neil Young handled the lead vocals, and, at one point, Jimmy was given the slot to take the lead. It was okay. But I did not come away, "Wow! Jimmy really nailed it!!! He showed them some awesomeness!!" There's a real mercurial aspect to Jimmy's performing post Zeppelin. Either he's got it, or, he doesn't. As great as Jimmy was in the 70's, the times when he really has had it post Zeppelin are rare, especially for big live events. Why?? I don't know or care. Jimmy gave me more than I could ever hope for in the 70's, and that, is good enough. As great as EVH is now, he's performing with a dude that can't won't sing right, so that's a sum clusterfuck.
  2. HELP using Search Function

    I just figured out how to do this. It's not under the Search or Activity Function, but is instead found by selecting Profile from my user icon at the top of the page. I did not see the icon at the top of the page at first, because I had the screen at 90% and the icon was hidden and it didn't show until I viewed the page at 80%. I'm over 60 years of age, and yes I magnify the view to make it easier to see without using glasses. I never like to view a computer screen for any length of time wearing glasses!
  3. HELP using Search Function

    I visit many other message boards, but the thing I'm trying to do here, on this board, is to see chronologically a listing of posts that I have made, from most recent. Could someone please give me the play-by-play on how to do this here on this board ??
  4. Tom Petty

    When I think of Tom Petty... the first thing that comes to mind, is the use of his song "American Girl", in Silence of the Lambs...
  5. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

    I have selected my 5 votes for the 2018 RRHOF Class: MOODY BLUES KATE BUSH MC5 NINA SIMONE SISTER ROSETTA THARPE Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first guitar heroine of rock & roll. Her heartfelt gospel folksiness gave way to her roaring mastery of her trusty Gibson SG, which she wielded on a level that rivaled the best of her male contemporaries. Sister Rosetta Tharpe is one of the essential figures in the history of rock and roll. If she had not been there as a model and inspiration, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and other rock originators would have had different careers. No one deserves more to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Sister Rosetta became famous in 1938 with a record called “Rock Me.” She was a star through the 1940’s, a black woman singing gospel music to the accompaniment of her own driving electric guitar – howling and stamping. Her 1945 recording “Strange Things Happening Every Day” has been credited as the first gospel song to cross over to the “race” (later called “R&B”) charts – reaching Number Two and becoming an early model for rock and roll. She was a sensation, selling out arenas into the 1950’s. In 1947, Sister Rosetta was the first person to put a 14-year-old boy named Little Richard Penniman on a stage. It changed Little Richard’s life – he decided right then to become a performer. In 1951, twenty-five thousand fans paid to attend her on-stage wedding at Griffith Stadium in Washington DC. She was the hottest act on stage with a guitar. She became a model for Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Johnny Cash called her his favorite singer and biggest inspiration. By the early Sixties the musical revolution she inspired had forgotten her – so Sister Rosetta went to England and played electric guitar for the young blues fans of London and Liverpool. Without Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rock and roll would be a different music. She is the founding mother who gave rock’s founding fathers the idea. selected discography “Rock Me,” “That’s All,” “The Lonesome Road” • (1938) “Shout, Sister, Shout!” • (1942) “Strange Things Happening Every Day” (1945) • “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” (1949) • Gospel Train (1956) • Sister On Tour (1961) Oh, and yes, I'm giving the poo poo to Bon Jovi, Radiohead, The Cars, and The J. Geils Band.
  6. I've been listening to Brooke Simpson's audition on The Voice. It was amazing!
  7. Is Jimmy Page done making music?

    Well, they would archive it, and then figure out what to do with it later. If you don't archive, then there is --no-- figuring out later what to do. Look, I was fortunate to get to see Zeppelin 8 times in 7 years, so I'm wishing this could have happened more for anyone that didn't get a chance to see them live. But, I'm also selfish, in that when you've experienced such a good thing live, you'd like to see more that reminds you of it. And believe me, the 1975 Earl's Court video screen camera close ups for over 2 hours is **not** what I'd hope for, but, instead, full stage shots, you know, kind of like what I saw when I went to see them. THAT'S WHAT I'M ENCOURAGED TO REMEMBER over the tiresome TSRTS endless close ups... When I see all of the "extra" video recording that other top tier bands did, like The Who, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and ELP did, then I think I have a right to think that Zeppelin management was just too conservative in this area. I have often wondered IF, there were plans to film the band for some of the shows that were cancelled in 1975 and 1977....
  8. What Made You Un-Happy Today ?

    They are cutting and edging the grounds today where I live. It's a FUCKING National Holiday (US Memorial Day Observed).... Don't they have anything better to do ? ? ? ? Oh, right.... I guess it's not a Holdiay from where they are from (South of the Border, I'm sure!!)
  9. The former Zeppelin nemesis is being put up for sale. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/17/business/rolling-stone-magazine-sale.html
  10. Tonight's Features . . . . (Saturday, July 5th) Mars and Saturn are dancing close together for the next several nights. Look for them low in the west at nightfall. Tonight, they are to the upper left of the crescent Moon, with the star Regulus lining up between the Moon and the two planets. http://stardate.org/nightsky/almanac/ I have a pair of 7x50 Binolulars, and a 4 1/2" Reflector. I'm just an amatuer. I live in the city, so, there is no deep sky, nightime watching from my backyard. Mostly the Moon, and the Constellation of Orion, and some of the planets: Jupiter, Venus & Mars, and sometimes Saturn. Astronomy Clubs and socities can give you good oppourtunites to view the night sky with others' equipment, in the city, and at remote locations outside the city.
  11. Astronomy - Planets , Stars & Heavenly Bodies

    Spectacular Image of the Milky Way taken from the ISS "Feels pretty good up here . . ."
  12. I prefer TSRTS 1987 CD release

    That's true, but, I prefer, even with Robert's 1973 vocals, Jimmy's incendiary playing on the 1973 track to the 1972 track...
  13. I prefer TSRTS 1987 CD release

    On an epic piece like D&C, once you get that grooved in, then there's no room for "Improvement". Didn't Jimmy have to go by guidelines from the film maker, in order to get the permission to add segments not included previously, that stipulation being that all audio soundtracks "had to match" what was with the film parts used, or, something like that. Why a filmmaker is so pissy about it is beyond me. BTY, I hate all of the LSD special effects. Where is the Camera angle option of just the film without the effects??? Better yet, a camera angle option of just the whole stage view from the audience.... Ahhh, but it's way too late for that!
  14. I prefer TSRTS 1987 CD release

    I'd add OTHAFA to that list for Remaster listening.
  15. Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey

    They said it's a run on gas, and an artificial shortage. Either way, they said suplly lines should be back to normal in about a week to 10 days. I feel for those going out on the road, for the Labor Day Holiday, and hoping they can find gas for their return trip home...
  16. Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey

    I wasn't able to post the FB Video, but please link there to see a Houston resident recording someone in her block playing an inspired version of the Star Spangled Banner on their electric guitar. https://www.facebook.com/SharyeJane/videos/1333889056734067 https://www.facebook.com/SharyeJane/posts/1333889643400675
  17. I remember watching that on the 19" color TV in our living room. I thought that was fantastic, to expose the world to Live Led Zeppelin !! I think all they played was an excerpt from D&C. Anyone else remember more??
  18. Ways to watch the Total Eclipse Live through NASA https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive/#NASA+TV+Public+Channel
  19. So, what TV performances of Led Zeppelin were lip-synced, if any. I think I would refuse, as an Album ROCK band, to lip sync for any show. Zeppelin started out heavy, but bands like The Who, who were around longer, had their "Pop" stage to start with... so I understand that...
  20. 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun Across the USA

    During totality, at various locations, for whatever reason, most of the Network coverage showed either, their correspondent, or the people reacting to the eclipse, or a filtered scientific view of the sun's corona. But occasionally, for a a short time, they showed an unfiltered view of the totality, as you see it from the ground, and it was that view, that made me think of the title to the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun", because, you could see a black hole surrounded by the outer light of the sun.
  21. The Rest in Peace Thread

    That fool was no dummy. Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable blessing, comedy's absolute! I am because he was! — Jim Carrey https://t.co/3Zdq9xhXlE
  22. The Rest in Peace Thread

    This is how I want to remember Jerry, from Cannes in 2013:


    ALICE COOPER I first saw Alice Cooper back in 1972. It was one of the BEST concerts I have ever seen by anyone, anytime ! I have seen Alice Cooper several times since then over the years.... But NO concert since that 1972 show, comes close. He and his band were touring on their KILLER album at the time. It was consumate performance by all. The snake, the guillotine, the song and dance ... Alice was the master showman ... he the audience eating of of the palm of his hand that night. I saw something very very special that evening. That show is in the Top 5 of all concerts I have ever seen, including the Zeppelin shows. GREAT NEWS ! ! ! ! ! ! It has just been revealed that AUDIO FIDELITY's next Alice Cooper work to get the 24K audiophile treatment, will be nono other than KILLER ! I can't wait ! !