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IpMan

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    I've Been Going to the...MOOOOvies

    Ha, I was just joking. As soon as you said Colorado Springs that was all I needed to know. That town makes Tokyo look culturally diverse by comparison. Not to mention all the shenanigans going on at the Air Force Academy. Such a beautiful place, been there once and through it a few times but you could not pay me to visit there ever again. Can't wait to see this movie.
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    In Concert...

    I believe I have only seen EC pics from the 23rd, 24th, & 25th. Are there any EC pics from the 17th & 18th out there?
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    I've Been Going to the...MOOOOvies

    So I gather this is not based on the Dave Chappelle skit?
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    YOUR FIRST CONCERT

    Maybe he was crazy from the heat that night in Phoenix America West Arena, but I have to give it to him, he and the band put on one hell of a show. Cheap Trick was pretty good as well.
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    YOUR FIRST CONCERT

    Yep, she was his duet partner and must have been paid quite well to put up with old Meat. His tongue was so deep into her during PBTDL I was waiting for him to either pass out from oxygen deprivation, or spit out her tonsils when he came up for air. Poor woman.
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    YOUR FIRST CONCERT

    I saw Meat Loaf with Cheap Trick that year as well. Do you recall one of his backup singers (not the one he ripped the clothes off of) was one of his daughters and he introduced her to the crowd.
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    I've Been Going to the...MOOOOvies

    Sweet poster, but a recent one. Lawrence or as he was known then and listed as such in the movie credits was Larry Fishburn. He was never listed in any original promotion or poster for the movie as he was completely unknown...that was his first movie and he was just 15 years old when the movie was filmed. Awesome movie though, one of my favorites. I have both the original version & Redux on DVD. I can understand why they did not use the portion from the French plantation as it was just too meandering, as was the scene with the Playboy Bunnies. Of course I always get a chuckle when the Chief asks Willard if there are any "mommas" and when Williard says "what?" Chief says never mind and walks away. Pretty stupid of Chief if you ask me. Willard clearly did not understand the slang so if there were some soul sisters his dumb ass would have missed out, simply because he was too proud to clarify his inquiry. I know, minor silly point but it always cracked me up.
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    Interview with Jimmy Page - GQ Magazine

    Ignorant indeed. I never cared about his use of drugs because so many at the time were in the same boat. I don't even care about the how, that is, who turned him on. The only question worth asking is the why and I believe if a trusted interviewer asked him, in a sensitive manner such as, "Jimmy, you are a master guitar player, composer, and producer. A person who during Zeppelin's tenure was at the heart of the group, the music. Was there something which triggered you, at a particular time, to become involved in drugs or was it gradual, like so many of your peers? If this question offends you or you believe I have overstepped, please accept my apologies, you can disregard and we can move on. I do not ask out of sensationalism, but rather out of genuine regard for both you and your profession." He would likely say "pass" but at least I doubt he would get as upset as he has with other interviewers. Or better yet, give him a list of questions beforehand explaining the reason for each question and let Jimmy make the decision before the interview. Maybe if he had the chance to think about it for a while beforehand instead of being ambushed the result may be different?
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    I've Been Going to the...MOOOOvies

    I love Benicio, just a great actor. One of my favorite performances by him was in Fear & Loathing in LV. The interplay between him & Johnny Depp was fantastic. But IMO his Dr. Gonzo stole the movie.
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    Tower House

    Ah yes, I see your point.
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    Tower House

    So, is Jimmy ready for his close-up Mr. DeMille? Sorry, but talk about hyperbole.
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    Nitpicking Page 1977

    The final four (10th- 14th) of the MSG run are all on par with the best of LA if not better IMO. Jimmy did not show well at all the 7th or 8th but after a days rest he came back with a vengeance. I would kill for a official release of any of the final four or a best of from the NY 77' run.
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    Tower House

    However, just like Mick sang, "You can't always get what you want..." applies to even the great Jimmy Page. If you sit around waiting for other people, you are going to be sitting for an awfully long time experience proves. Jimmy has free will and is entitled to his own choices in life. However it is a real shame he chose wait at the alter like some jilted bride rather than move on and work with new people. Personally, I would, if in his position, move on and play to 500 seat theaters doing what I love, damn the torpedoes. With his success and past glories he has nothing to prove, he should just get out there, play, and have fun. Then again we are simply on the outside looking in. There may be factors we are not aware of such as health issues, anxiety to live up to a certain creative and technical capability, or maybe he simply lost his desire but does not want to let the fans down by officially retiring. Your guess is as good as mine
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    Phrases that make your blood boil.

    Hi Kip, I was not addressing nor replying to you so do me a favor and go away. I am tired of your crap so unless I reply to your post I would hope you would respect the same. If you want to believe what you believe so be it, no skin off my ass, but don't you dare tell me how to feel or believe.
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    Phrases that make your blood boil.

    I am with you 100% on this. Instead of sending impotent prayers which mean nothing, how about getting your ass out there and doing what is necessary to initiate change? Volunteer? Be part of the solution. Sending prayers is just another form of self-gratification, making one feel better without doing a god-damned thing. Oh the irony.
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    Tower House

    I guess Jimmy's idea of a surprise is hip replacement surgery.
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    Sir Edmund Hillary

    Very sad you don't seem to have much of a sense of humor old chap. And yes, I know what hospice is, my father died in one, as did a very good friend.
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    Sir Edmund Hillary

    I guess he was not that rich if he was spending his last days alone in a hospice. If I were "very rich" I would use that loot to spend my time in a high-class brothel with hookers-a-plenty taking care of my every whim and enough Molly (MDMA) to get an elephant into orbit. Apologies smologies...when you have three or four smoking hot Ho's to tickle your balls on your way out, who needs forgiveness?
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    Billy Jack is an awesome, kick ass movie. The town scenes were filmed in Prescott, AZ and up until the early 90's most of that location (by and around city hall) looked exactly like the scenes in the movie.
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    Sir Edmund Hillary

    There is nothing relevant about you beating a dead horse, nor is it appropriate to insinuate someone has a small proboscis. In fact, on both accounts you are acting the tempestuous little imp. BTW, you might want to consult a dictionary to look up the big words. How is that for talking down, have I fulfilled your expectations?
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    New Jimmy Page Biography Released

    My thoughts go out to you and your wife JTM, it is typically the most brilliant among us who are touched by the flame (depression, anxiety, etc.). No book is evil, only people. What makes a book evil is quite simply when the ideas or concepts contained within the book are against or even slightly different then that of the status quo. I have a nice copy of Mein Kampf and if any book could be considered evil it would be that one, yet Hitler has yet to rise from the dead, the stars still shine in the sky, and the zombie apocalypse has yet to happen. Mein Kampf is nor ever was evil, The Greater Key of Solomon is not evil, the Necronomicon is not evil. The evil only comes about when ideas which cause harm are put into practice by people. Or, when the people decide to deny, hurt, or kill those deemed as different or aberrant from society. Crowley abstaining for six months and then jerking off during the climax (ha, get it) of a three day magikal working all over his Scarlet Woman hurt no one, nor was Pazuzu or Cthulu brought into our world from a parallel dimension to wreak havoc. The only thing those ancient grimoires did give a few people a hobby and a few more a serious case of death by hanging or burning at the stake. One last parting thought. If Crowley was so damn brilliant, why did he die penniless living in some ghetto flat addicted to morphine? Some genius. At least L. Ron Hubbard died richer than Midas and had a sweet boat too. BTW, Hubbard was the co-leader, along with Jack Parsons, of the California branch of Thelema O.T.O. He broke away from Crowley in 1946 taking Parson's wife with him and then came up with Dianetics and later Scientology from the ashes of Thelemic Philosophy, among other philosophies and mythologies.
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    That would make sense if college was free but it's not. It is expensive as can be in the US plus student loan rates of 8% and compounded interest. Who the hell wants that if they can avoid it. Please forgive if I am mistaken, it's late. I agree though, about the summer part that is. We would matriculate in late May, early June and be out until after Labor Day. Summers were a golden time, three months of sheer bliss going by at warp speed. Where did the time go? Then the inevitable trek with mom to Sears for new school clothes (gotta love those Toughskins & Zips, pants so stiff they stood up on their own), then to K-Mart for school supplies hoping for a Blue Light Special. Those really were magical years. Innocents and ignorance, back to the garden when even the most inconsequential of experiences was new and exciting. Meeting a new girl and hoping beyond hope she would let you hold her hand. Going to the amusement park or fair with your family. Your first heartbreak was devastating, knowing you would never recover or love like that again. I had a conversation with my wife about this the other day. The whole, what if you could go back in time thing. The fact is, if we could go back in time to the 1970's knowing what we know now, it would not be so fun and amazing. Its not the time period per se, it's the ignorance and newness of every experience which makes youth so singular and beautiful. If I could have one wish it would be to go back to 1977 but only cognizant of the fact that I was from 2018 and that I was back in time. Nothing else, no memories from 77' - 2018. Just enough insight to know I must savor every single moment, every single experience for what it is, hold on to the time for as long as possible because nothing will ever be as pure and deep, as exciting or as painful as youth. This is why we have children, to once again grab hold to a mere thread of what we once knew through the eyes of a new, shining person. When my step-kids come to me for advice, or tell me of a new experience they had, for one bright, fleeting moment I am young again, I am them, and I feel as I once did and as they do now. Like sand slipping through your fingers, but what a feeling of complete and utter bliss...if just for one brief, flash of remembrance. That was my experience. Life was a goddamned Coke commercial circa 1972 for me. I had both of my parents (they were together 42 years until my dad passed in 2004), a large, extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and one grandmother. More friends then I could count. I was lucky, DAMN lucky and not a day goes by that I don't give thanks for such a glorious childhood. Others are not so fortunate and that is the ultimate sin. To deprive a child of a happy, fun, and revelatory childhood is the true face of evil, because you only have the eyes of a child for a brief period. So, all you younger people on this forum...REJOICE!!! Embrace the moment and don't let it go. For after a time life will take it's toll, responsibility creeps in, and you have to lick you bosses taint to make sure the mortgage is paid and the kids are fed. Sorry to end on a bummer but, welcome to life. HAPPY DAY!!!
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    New Jimmy Page Biography Released

    I absolutely love that book, one of my favorites. Old Hollywood made modern day Hollywood look like kindergarten. One of my favorite stories was the William Desmond Taylor murder. I imagine what it would have been like in Hollywood from 1914 - 1933, just a completely amazing time. Reminds me of the music industry from 65'-77' but even crazier. The shit Gloria Swanson and Tallulah Bankhead were up to...well, the mud shark incident was tame by comparison.
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    New Jimmy Page Biography Released

    But Steve, don't you understand? If you dare read a book about Crowley or the occult that means you made a pact with the devil, signed your name in blood, and were the exclusive reason and cause for every random, tragic event which occurs within your orbit plus is also the cause of your drug use because, SATAN. C'mon...everyone knows that.
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    New Jimmy Page Biography Released

    Let me put this into perspective. A person can be the biggest Marilyn Monroe fan, have all the memorabilia, old dresses, wigs, etc. Have every book written on the woman. This does not automatically mean he is fucking her corpse. Same with anything else. A person can have a deep interest and do extensive research into something yet leave it at that, they are not automatically putting research into practice. I love religion, politics, philosophy, etc and have studied all of these subjects intensively and received degrees as well. However I follow no particular religion, philosophy, or individual political system nor do I or would I advocate for such. You could ask me just about any question regarding religions, mainstream, obscure, ancient, or occultic and I will likely know about the subject and be able to discourse at length but again it does not mean I am a follower of Zoroaster or worship Koshari. This is where people tend to lose their shit as I have had this happen to me personally. When I was in 3rd grade I went to a parochial school due to the Chicago public schools being on strike for most of 1976. This is also when I became fascinated with religion and the occult and began reading everything I could about such people as Crowley, Blavatsky, Parsons, Dr. Dee, etc. My teacher found a copy of The Golden Bough, accused me of being a satanist, and literally beat me over the head with the book. I was simply reading and interested in something other than Christianity as being taught thus I was labeled as evil and a devil worshiper. Jimmy was about as much as a true practicing occultist as I was a practicing Druid.
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