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ZosofanCMR

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About ZosofanCMR

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    Zep Head
  • Birthday 10/27/1987

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    Seattle, Washington
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    Playing the hell out of my guitar!!
  1. Jimmy Page & Chris Cornell To Collaborate In 2015

    Well this certainly puts a damper on a lot of the collaboration talk. Gotta think he's gonna go into full tour/promotion mode for the next 6 months at least. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/soundgardens-chris-cornell-completes-recording-new-solo-album/
  2. Iconic Toronto Masonic Temple (Rockpile) Closing

    Just visited this place the other day while in Toronto visiting family. Glad to see it's going to stick around. I also made a pilgrimage over to Maple Leaf Gardens, which is now an athletic club/grocery store.
  3. One Night Only: Led Zeppelin DVD Excerpts On the Big Screen

    Glad I could help spread the word. I've seen TSRTS, and The O2 show in theaters, I've always wanted to have that same experience with the DVD.
  4. On March 30th, Fathom Events is hosting a special screening event of performances culled from the Led Zeppelin DVD across America. Run-time looks to be an hour and 45 minutes. http://www.fathomevents.com/event/led-zeppelin/more-info/details
  5. Here's the rest of the anecdote from Ken to clear things up a bit: "The great thing about doing the book for me was taking other people’s points of view about situations and finally finding out what the true story was. So for me being sixteen years old…maybe seventeen and completely new to recording it stood out that the artist had to teach a session musician how to play a part. Many years later I was invited to go see a movie and I saw on this list that Jackie was going to be there so I said to Bob Owsinski my co-writer, we have to go there, we have to corner her and find out if she remembers that. She actually remembered it very well if not slightly differently than me. After that it was like, okay we’ll put both sides of it in the book. It just so happened that a few months later that I was in England at an event and Jimmy was there so I had the opportunity to go up and say okay, ‘I’m writing this book, I got this story, do you remember the situation?’ He remembered it perfectly and he sort of brought together my side of it and Jackie’s side of it. Essentially what happened was that he wasn’t a very good reader of music. Of course as a session music you’re given a sheet of music and are expected to play it. Well he was playing it as written but just wasn’t really feeling it. Turns out it wasn’t the notes she was teaching him, but rather the feel because it was a very rhythmic part. Quite often it’s very difficult to draw feeling from a piece of paper."
  6. Here's a bit of an excerpt: In the book you described working on a session with songstress Jackie DeShannon featuring Jimmy Page on guitar. What was that session like and what was Jimmy like in those famous session days? "He was a session musician and that was it. I found out subsequently that he was going to art school at the time so many of the sessions had to be worked around when he was available if you wanted to use him. He did so many sessions along with John Paul Jones who I did a lot of sessions with. I knew John from lots of sessions; I knew him better than I did Jimmy. Anyway, that whole Jackie DeShannon thing happened, I was the second engineer and it just stuck in my mind for whatever reason because I had never seen a session have to be broken for a tea break whilst the artist taught the guitarist how to play the part. Subsequently with Jimmy’s success with Led Zeppelin I thought to myself, hang on, this guy had to be taught by Jackie DeShannon!" There is of course much more to that session that Ken goes into detail about, as well as his time engineering the Beatles, Bowie, Jeff Beck and Elton John. http://findingzoso.blogspot.com/2012/12/ken-scott-interview.html
  7. Me as well! Thank you so much for the kind words, I'm really glad you liked it.
  8. Haha, well I've submitted a request to interview Jimmy himself and got a sponsor through a major music mag, but thus far haven't heard back, so please everyone keep your fingers crossed for me. Besides that I have a couple of people I'm leaning on, should see some more cool stuff in the not too distant future
  9. Hey all, check out my interview with Guitar World Editor in Chief and author of Conversations with Jimmy Page, Brad Tolinski here: http://findingzoso.blogspot.com/2012/11/interview-brad-tolinski.html Here's an interesting excerpt for you to chew on, CR: Jimmy has been promising to deliver new material for quite some time, and has stated that we might see something next year, what is your take on this, should fans be hopeful? BT: Yes I do think that they should be hopeful. It’s funny because I’ve seen the process a couple of different times and every time he’s sort of really gets on a roll putting something together, some sort of Led Zeppelin business comes up and derails him. That’s happened a couple of times, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you see something come out next year. I know he’s been working on some new things for a while and the ideas are really cool and I know he’s gone quite a bit of way to realize them. I think we may see something next year and it will be really cool. It will surprise you.
  10. Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page

    I'm not going to give too much away ahead of my publishing it, but I have a pretty awesome revelation from Brad that I'm very eager to share with you all so make sure you stay tuned
  11. Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page

    I'll be interviewing Brad Tolinski tomorrow so if there is anything you want me to ask or that you want to know just give me a heads up and I'll see what I can do
  12. What's the Next Concert You're Attending?

    I got Neil Young in Seattle just 5 days from now Paul McCartney in Vancouver B.C. on the 25th and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Portland on the 28th November is shaping up to be a damn good month for me!
  13. Jimmy is at it again...

    When it rains it really pours eh?
  14. Recently, I did an interview with 1960's guitar session player Vic Flick about a whole range of topics, James Bond, George Martin, Big Jim Sullivan etc. but my biggest area of emphasis was on his work in the studios with Jimmy Page in the 1960s. Great read, enjoy! http://findingzoso.b...-interview.html Excerpt FZ: You mentioned you worked alongside Jimmy Page in that era, what was Jimmy like at that time, what was he like as a guitarist? VF: I mean he was a nice guy. He was really sort of shy and a reticent sort of fellow who played good guitar when he knew what he had to play if you know what I mean. He used to get booked in on sessions and he couldn’t read [music] to save his life, but he had a very very quick ear, very quick music ear and very talented on the guitar. Many times we’d be sitting together in the studio and he’d get something written that he had to play and he’d say, ‘Hey Vic, what’s this? What’s this sound like?’ And I’d play it for him a couple of times and he got it. As long as I sort of gave him a little kick when he had to play he was okay [laughs]. Mostly he was booked for his little riffs and solos and stuff.
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