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porgie66

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  1. porgie66

    Recordings that have "that special something" for you

    Offenburg 73 has a vibe to it, all the way through. Munich as well. I love the sound of those audience tapes even though they're not super clear. They really capture the raw electricity and the level of musical interaction was at a peak on that tour. Bonzo was just burning!
  2. porgie66

    Led Zeppelin or Related on YouTube

    This guy is killing it, he's done a whole slew of videos playing bass along with my drum cover videos. Check it out! He's got a great feel, it's correct.
  3. porgie66

    Bonzo 70th Birthday Bash in Chicago

    Thanks. I'm not sure yet, they haven't decided on a program. I'm happy to play anything really, except tambourine on That's the Way , or spoons on Bron Yr Aur Stomp. 😏
  4. porgie66

    Led Zeppelin or Related on YouTube

    This is one of the best Page transcriptions/memorization performances I've heard. He gets the feel and phrasing right, which is not small feat considering how the phrasing is so over the bar. Excellent!!
  5. porgie66

    Bonzo 70th Birthday Bash in Chicago

    Thanks. Yes, I'm going to play a couple tunes.
  6. Really looking forward to being part of this event celebrating Bonzo's 70th Birthday at Metro Chicago on May 31st. There will be several guest drummers sitting in with Led Zeppelin 2 as well as a set opener by AfroZep. If you're in the Chicago-land area , drop by!
  7. porgie66

    Can we stop with Elvis being “King” of Rock and Roll

    OK, this is a whole other level of whack. I'm done here. Goodnight folks.
  8. porgie66

    Can we stop with Elvis being “King” of Rock and Roll

    Wow!!! Damn, I kinda like the waltz idea ....😄 Groovy baybeee!!
  9. porgie66

    Can we stop with Elvis being “King” of Rock and Roll

    Umm, that is quite a stretch. Again, no disrespect to Elvis , he was the real deal....but white kids finally discovering black music didn't bring about the civil rights movement. It certainly helped that some young whites became more appreciative of black art as a result of Elvis' popularity, and maybe as a by product , more sensitive to racial inequality ...but the credit of breaking down segregation goes to the people who marched, who's blood, sweat and tears was spent protesting, riding the buses, being attacked by mobs , and police dogs on TV so the world could see the shameful disgrace that was segregation.
  10. porgie66

    Can we stop with Elvis being “King” of Rock and Roll

    Bingo! Ignoring racial inequality doesn't bring "us" together....it makes white people feel better about themselves for the huge inequalities of our checkered history. I prefer progression, not regression. I didn't see much degradation of Elvis in these posts, especially related to his using black music as inspiration. Maybe one or two comments, and they weren't that bad at all.
  11. +1 , although Pod Carrot Ribs would be possibly in place of one these on my list.
  12. porgie66

    Can we stop with Elvis being “King” of Rock and Roll

    No one is denigrating Elvis for playing music he loved. Everything you say I agree with, except the FACT that race had a lot to do with his popularity... had Elvis been black or brown, he wouldn't have become as famous as he did. No progressive virtue fail there...LOL. I'm not fixated on race, but I don't deny that it has factored heavily into our history and still does.
  13. He's not saying there shouldn't be a celebration. I read that he is simply saying it's tinged with sadness , and rightly so. He has very right to express that complicated emotion. It's intelligent, not clap trap. There will be a lot to joyfully celebrate , but it's important to have the reality of the cost in mind to him as a friend.
  14. porgie66

    Can we stop with Elvis being “King” of Rock and Roll

    Yeah, only what Bonzo played on the recording is NOT the same as the intro to Keep A Knockin', it's kind of a mash up of the guitar break ( not the intro ) from Johnny B Goode (the rhythm for the first two bars) and sort of Earl Palmer's drum intro on Keep A Knockin' for the last two bars. So it's neither Keep A Knockin or Johnny B Goode entirely...but it's inspired by both.
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