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About rm2551

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    Zep Head

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    BrisVegas, Oz
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    The Mighty Zeppelin. Politics. My wife. (not particularly in that order)

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  1. rm2551

    Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience (Tour)

    Can't wait.
  2. rm2551

    Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience (Tour)

    I'll be the one with Page/Plant long sleeve collared shirt on with missus sporting a 1977 USA tour t-shirt. Getting there early to get stage position.
  3. rm2551

    Random Thoughts v.3

    The decline did not begin because of the kneeling protesters, it was in decline before them for what I understand is various reasons. The United States has a uniquely and severe issue with race. It is astounding how entrenched it is - perceived from many people here who have toured the US quite happily. It was the one thing people found that was off the hook bizarre.
  4. rm2551

    What Made You Happy today?

    4 day weekend has just begun. In front of fire as I type. Weeknights with Alice playing, and its another good playlist. Missus preparing a late dinner, vape on the charge, going to see JBLZE on Monday night. Life is GOOD.
  5. rm2551

    Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience (Tour)

    Enjoy Slave! Please post a little review, I am going on Monday night with the cheese and kisses to the Brissie gig. Can't WAIT.
  6. We have so many SB's from '75. WTF happened to '77???? (NY and LA specifically)
  7. rm2551

    Items you can't convince yourself to buy

    They are AWESOME. But that price.... SHEEEESH!!!!!!
  8. rm2551

    Random Thoughts v.3

    That is how I viewed this story from over here - but I will admit at a great distance with only one news report. There no doubt is more to it, but yeah, that's the underpinning question for sure.
  9. rm2551

    What's the weather like where you are?

    Beautiful sunny late autumn days here. No rain, just glorious warm sun to offset the now pretty cold nights. Perfect for a fire in the new Aldi's fire-pit out back tonight. Wood is chopped and ready. Stars will no doubt be a brilliant bright show as usual.
  10. I absolutely love the studio version. When that drum comes in, Plant's delivery, that great basic riff beginning to end, I absolutely rock out to that song every time.
  11. rm2551

    Underrated/overrated shows

    1980 requires sifting through pretty average and at times just plain bad songs - which is not necessarily limited to Jimmy having sticky fingers as you all say, or Jimmy/Bonzo just being too smashed, but also Bonham is a lot of the time very subdued, hardly contributing anything but the basics, and the tone of the SB's (and I think the AUD tapes are not much better) being the worst of any Zep tour to my ears. So tinny/dry - no bottom end or space at all for the most part. There are a few exceptions, Frankfurt and Zurich for example are better (but still....), but all in all it's not near '73, '75 (especially) or even '77 which was hit and miss as well for how the SB's present. BUT - if you dig, and give the better gigs a good run through, there are gems that are equal to their best from any year. It is well worth running through 1980 to dig out those gems, put them aside in a compilation, and you just may get a better appreciation for 1980. And I agree, 1980 can't be overrated because it gets hammered. I don't think it is underrated either as it deserves a lot of the flak. But it is still worth the effort. RAH is underrated. It is the best thing Led Zeppelin have recorded/filmed by a country mile. Perfectly illustrating what made early Zep such a powerhouse live band. HMMT is the greatest thing I have ever seen. We need a FULL stand alone RAH release. a RAH DVD SDBS release please Jimmy. I'd buy that no matter the price. Whatever "extra's" are included, don't care. Will love it.
  12. rm2551

    Marijuana legalization

    I agree it is devastating to many. Much more so than pot is - or would be on an even par. Stop marketing it - no advertising at all. Personal responsibility. I don't think you can punish the vast majority of responsible drinkers for the sins of the few. Even when the few are really devestating to themselves/family/community. Otherwise, I'd argue it is even more pertinent to ban guns on the "devastation" caused by those who misuse them.
  13. rm2551

    Favorite Song off of Physical Graffiti

    I walked into my Reception when I got married to Bron Y Aur. Was magic, and works brilliant. Ten Years Gone - but honestly, what a crime to be forced to pick only one song. You could roll a dice with your favourite 6 and be happy with whatever come up.
  14. rm2551

    Marijuana legalization

    Why? The vast majority of people can enjoy a beer or a wine with dinner, or a fine scotch or cognac or whatever. Why make it illegal for the (admittedly significant) few that have a problem with alcohol? Advertising and sponsorship should be 100% reined in. Just like cigarette advertising. There is no need. People who like a drink know what they like - advertising is nothing more than recruitment mostly aimed at very young impressionable males. Just like gambling ads (at least here). Alcohol and pot should be legal. Tax it, have businesses provide the products and services, and PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for consumption. It really isn't that hard.
  15. 100% this. It is more dangerous than people realise. Fake moon landing and Flat Earth people I will never understand if I live to a thousand years old. Elvis lives can be thrown in there as well.