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Sems Fir

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  1. I'm well aware of that, and didn't state that in my explanation. My point is Robert wasn't home to "guard" his son from the illness that set upon Karac. He was away on tour. I feel Robert is stating protect (guard) your children as they are the most precious gift. Robert
  2. The wonderful thing about song lyrics is that they are open to interpretation and can be seen in many different ways. It’s no secret Carouselambra is Robert penning his point of view of living in the “fish bowl” at the time. The lyric line “take of the fruit, but guard the seed” for me means it’s okay to indulge in sex (the fruit) but protect (i.e. guard) the seed once it’s sown (i.e. the child) that spouts from the seed. Unfortunately, Robert is reminiscing stating he should’ve been there to guard (protect) Karac and he was not. He was off being the rock star in Led Zeppelin away from home when his family needed him there. For Robert I think one of the hardest things he has to live with is that he was not there to be able to say goodbye to the son he adored and loved. For me the lyric lines that are the most haunting to him are “I heard the words, I couldn’t stay, I couldn’t stand it another day.” I believe this references that fateful phone call he received in New Orleans with the news that Karac had passed, hence he “heard the words” over the phone. From that point on Robert didn’t want to be in Zeppelin any longer, and “couldn’t stand it (being a member of Led Zeppelin) another day.” Hence his thought of leaving for a teaching position, and wanting out of Led Zeppelin. The sisters mentioned in the first line I believe are Maureen and her sister at home bidding their time in quiet peace in England away from the crazy lifestyle of living on the road. Waiting for a call that may never come, may be Robert describing how he knew the current lifestyle of some of the members of the band and their entourage could end tragically if kept up (including maybe for Plant) hence the call Maureen may never receive stating something tragic happened to him. Robert likes to shroud his lyrics with hidden meanings and used the “deep and meaningless” comment to deflect discussing that hard time period in his life in my opinion. Carouselambra is my favorite Led Zeppelin song and I collect the In Through The Out Door timeframe as a focus. I could give my interpretation of each lyric line, but they are just my opinion. Only Robert could confirm what he was trying to state. That’s my take on the line “take of the fruit, but guard the seed” with a little extra thrown in. Robert
  3. Thank you for posting the image of the mockup and to Sam for posting an image of a proof sheet that survived. Robert
  4. 20th anniversary led

    I agree Steve, I've only seen the blue flyer. A flyer is way to easy to reproduce. I can't even see a real flyer going for more than a $1.00 due to non demand and how easy it is to reproduce. The $1.00 is probably on the high side of value, but for a $1.00 a copy could be a placeholder in a collection until a blue one becomes available. Robert
  5. 20th anniversary led

    The flyers are worth no more than a $1.00 each to someone who is looking for one. I just picked up some items from the 20th anniversary (unused poster, four used and unused tickets, three keychains, a program, and a shirt) and I'm looking for a flyer and a bag, although both are not a high priority for me. I usually see the flyers on blue paper. If you would like to sell a flyer or two for a $1.00 each please let me know. Good luck. Robert
  6. An exhibition of sorts was done back in 1995 on the Page / Plant tour. There's been several conventions of course and the Knebworth house exhibit. The 1995 tour memorabilia truck had some of Brian Knapp's collection shown. I've uploaded the video walkthrough which you can see by clicking on the links below: I doubt Page would let items such as the Les Paul's and suits out of the Tower house even if heavily insured based on what happened to the Black Beauty all those years ago for an exhibit. At least the guitar was finally returned after all these years. I enjoy collecting and seeing what memorabilia has survived through the years. Ever onward. Robert
  7. The Amsterdam footage can be seen without the sub titles on disc two of the Cosmic Energy dvd "Assemblage" from 2006. One has to wonder what other lost footage is out there waiting to be discovered. Robert
  8. Fantastic as always! This would fit nicely with the acoustic set from the '77 tour, coupled with Bron-Y-Aur Stomp. I'll check out the CD when it is released. Robert
  9. Star Wars for me, but I'm biased. Robert
  10. I'm in Connecticut and cd's and stereo's do quite well. It could be a generational thing though. I have a basic stereo setup and still utilize a portable cd player and walkman. My friend who owns a music store started selling turntables again. I was at Best Buy and there was a whole aisle devoted to stereo systems. Hopefully someone will be able to make a deal for your cd's. Good luck. Robert
  11. R.I.P. Jason. You created a marvelous hotel. You will be missed. Robert
  12. Reunited at least on a forum. Robert
  13. While searching regarding the topic I found a post made by swandown in the thread titled "Jimmy Page On This Day (Archive)" on August 17, 2011 page 16 that reads "I read way back in 1995 that it was changed because Y'allah translated to "Oh God" in certain dialects". Robert
  14. I'll dig through past issues of the magazines I have from around that time frame to see if I can find an explanation. I know "Yallah" was retitled to "The Truth Explodes" when the initial VHS tape was released in 1995. There is a notation in the guitar tab transcription book for No Quarter that was released in 1996 that states that the then updated title of "The Truth Explodes" was "released in some territories using a different title" So the change was made long before the tenth anniversary reissue. Robert
  15. Hi Staci! Congrats on the book! I hope everything is going well. Did you end up selling all of your collection or do you still have some items left over? I'll pick up a copy of the book. 8>) I'll see if I can locate some sites that you may be able to promote the book on. Have a good one. Robert