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James McGregor

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  1. Was that the Seattle '77 version?
  2. I think Keith Moon wore something similar for a Who gig in LA in '77. May not be LA or '77 but I remember a picture and him saluting. Actually it was in the book called Rock and Roll Babylon or something like that
  3. Kids will be kids. I feel bad for the one who fell on the guitar. I always tell them to be careful and I always get ,"yeah , yeah, don't worry." Now they will be. At the least they are making music, having fun and they all love Zep. Could be worse. They could be out smoking crack and stealing peoples shit. Won't dip a sandwich in the wine but will pour a little on the steaks.
  4. More like another bottle of Chardonnay but that will get me in shit.
  5. Thanks. And with you Aqua, an extension to Knebby regarding apologies as well. Very bad day today. Last night my son was jamming with his band here in my home studio/rehearsal space when one of the boys fell over and broke the headstock off of my Les Paul Studio. It's not the value I am concerned with but more sentimental value since it was given to me as a gift by a dear friend. I will get over it
  6. I apologize on speculating that you speculated on something I was was(n't) speculating with the above speculate. Sincerely apologies Aqua. You understand my comments and that's fine with me
  7. Maybe it's because he is surrounded by the twang. You know if you hang around country folk long enough, you pick up on the intonations (spoken sounding like Dolly Parton with a hint of Elmer Fudd)
  8. The reason I spout off is because I made a statement basically saying anything with regards to what anyone from Zep said is possibly subject to change. That's it. And I have people telling me I am wasting time with that speculation!! Huh. That statement was intended to infer Robert or anyone from Zep may or may not change their minds in the future. How do you know what is in Robert Plant's head? If he stands by his statement till the day he dies, I really couldn't give a flying fuck. If he changes, great. It is only when people like me add an innocent suggestion, and it is met with a condescending reply, that the level of civility goes down the drain. And if you are the source Knebby, good on you. You are my hero.
  9. Is Robert capable of changing his mind? Maybe we should check with you and Knebby first since you seem to know his every move and thought. I know what Robert said, thank you very much. I am saying regardless as to his statement or anyone elses, it may be subject to change. If you can tell me it won't for absolute certain, tell what this Saturday's lotto numbers are as well. And by the way, I don't care if Robert ever sings a song again or if Jimmy burns his guitars. The point made, again, was that anything is subject to change regardless as to this, that or whatever statement. And if you had any immediate first hand information related to Plant or any one else from Zep, I don't think you'd be spending your days and nights on this forum
  10. Seems Americana has it's hooks in Robert. From how he used to sound it appears he has nearly lost his English accent.
  11. No one knows what will happen so saying Robert might or may not join the rest of the boys is a moot point. No one knows what he will do, or any of the rest of them will do. Speculation either way is a waste of time. When the 4 people involved make a statement of their plans, whatever they are, we will all find out together.
  12. Sorry about the multiple posts. Thundering and lighting here. Modem was going in and out.
  13. Eric Johnson is a fine player but has succumbed to, like so many other fine guitarists, the boring muse of continually playing the same phrases over and over. I saw Eric Johnson several years ago in Texas and he was great,...but,,..would go right to the edge with a solo and then, like clockwork do the same descending phrase he does all the time. ARGGGH. I was waiting for him to just go off but instead he played it save, yet again with his signature riffs. Very disappointing for someone with such creativity and complete control over his ability. The other guitarist that does this over and over again is Al Dimeola. Fanatastic technique but if you learn his ascending and descending signature riff, you know 75% of his catalogue. As for Shawn Lane. Back in the day fellow speedsters like George Lynch and Vinnie Moore would praise him for his playing. And rightly so. He was very good. But the songs with boring melodies were simply the vehicle for him to shred. Just my opinion. Having played guitar for a long time, there is value in shredding if appropriate to the context. But so is hitting one note that can cause a tear to fall.
  14. Eric Johnson is a fine player but has succumbed to, like so many other fine guitarists, the boring muse of continually playing the same phrases over and over. I saw Eric Johnson several years ago in Texas and he was great,...but,,..would go right to the edge with a solo and then, like clockwork do the same descending phrase he does all the time. ARGGGH. I was waiting for him to just go off but instead he played it save, yet again with his signature riffs. Very disappointing for someone with such creativity and complete control over his ability. The other guitarist that does this over and over again is Al Dimeola. Fanatastic technique but if you learn his ascending and descending signature riff, you know 75% of his catalogue. As for Shawn Lane. Back in the day fellow speedsters like George Lynch and Vinnie Moore would praise him for his playing. And rightly so. He was very good. But the songs with boring melodies were simply the vehicle for him to shred. Just my opinion. Having played guitar for a long time, there is value in shredding if appropriate to the context. But so is hitting one note that can cause a tear to fall.
  15. Eric Johnson is a fine player but has succumbed to, like so many other fine guitarists, the boring muse of continually playing the same phrases over and over. I saw Eric Johnson several years ago in Texas and he was great,...but,,..would go right to the edge with a solo and then, like clockwork do the same descending phrase he does all the time. ARGGGH. I was waiting for him to just go off but instead he played it save, yet again with his signature riffs. Very disappointing for someone with such creativity and complete control over his ability. The other guitarist that does this over and over again is Al Dimeola. Fanatastic technique but if you learn his ascending and descending signature riff, you know 75% of his catalogue. As for Shawn Lane. Back in the day fellow speedsters like George Lynch and Vinnie Moore would praise him for his playing. And rightly so. He was very good. But the songs with boring melodies were simply the vehicle for him to shred. Just my opinion. Having played guitar for a long time, there is value in shredding if appropriate to the context. But so is hitting one note that can cause a tear to fall.
  16. Yeah, Jimmy and Tom Jones could reunite after some 40 years since Page last played on his record back in the 60's. And by the way, before we start praising Dee Snider for his aptitude, the common thought by those who I have spoken with in the industry is that he read about Myles Kennedy off of internet sites like this one so, I wouldn't put anymore life into it than anyone here putting life into it.
  17. I go to Long and McQuade now. Had it with Steves. To much attitude on part of the staff. Not so much the Toronto store though, they were helpful. Got tired of waiting months and months to get stuff I ordered from Steves. 2 weeks = 6 months usually. Long and Mcquade are decent though. Favorites stores though are Manny's in Times Square and Sam Ash across the street.
  18. Silly, that's not this cell phone number. This is 0793112@#$%
  19. Yeah something like that,...bit of a phase, the middle toggle position on the LesPaul which is a built in phase, some distortion and seems like a wah pedal left idle about 2/3 the way depressed, and a tad of delay or pitch shifting. And sorry about the confusing with the harpsicord,..It was meant tongue in cheek
  20. I listened to a few M4 tracks and it is interesting. Either Kennedy is a chameleon or he has several different personalities in his voice. I hear at times Creed, Iron Maiden, Cornell, those kids from Australia Silverchair, some Ian Gillan.
  21. Though I am not a fan of a lot of the Firm stuff, the direction Jimmy took was distictive in choosing Paul Rodgers as singer, because he was so different from Plant. I think Jimmy is thinking the same thing again. Hope it works Speaking of the Firm and a clear example imo of Jimmy taking a different direction with his writing is the song Radioactive. To this day I can't hear anyone else singing that song except for Paul Rodgers, so in the new direction vein, Jimmy succeeded there.
  22. As I've said, Myles Kennedy is good but certainly wouldn't be in my top 5. But neither would Dave Grohl and I wouldn't couple Kennedy with Grohl anyway - different styles. But if Kennedy is the pick, it will be interesting how the Zep stuff comes off. I think major arranging of the Zep stuff is critical to not only suit his voice, but to legitimize his voice. If they just bang away at the Zep tunes as if Robert were still there, I have a feeling alot of people will be disappointed. For a band like Zep, replacing Plant and then carrying on as usual with another singer will be disastrous. Now the key to the whole thing if Kennedy is the man, is to come up with original material that is so strong and different from stock Zep stuff, that it impresses to the point that when a Zep tune is thrown in, it is actually a homage to the song itself, so people can understand the difference and appreciate it for what it is. If the songs being written sound like they are written in Zep mode a la 1975, forget it. Jimmy will be castigated as a dinosaur trying to make a buck off the Zep legacy and Kennedy will be flirted as an opportunist. Certainly no winners in sight if that direction is taken.
  23. Hey Zepp-4-Life, I was at that show also. Joe Louis Arena (Probably the ugliest arena ever made. No character, just concrete)Do you remeber people in general admission throwing all kinds of crap at the opening act and booing them until the singer told everyone to fuck off and they left the stage. Do you remember who they were?
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