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  1. I wonder if this is in the queue for a polish up and release. Anyone heard any updates? I'm surprised that there are not more questions about this collaboration in interviews.
  2. Chap

    Page’s amp

    Saw that his old Rickenbacker is for sale. https://reverb.com/item/4681861-rickenbacker-transonic-used-by-led-zeppelin-on-their-first-tour-of-the-u-s
  3. Well, no he doesn't play per se, but the mic placement is all Jimmy. They don't place-em like that anymore. And working the controls--it's a masterpiece. Sure to go down in history as a landmark in .....knob-work. OH!
  4. 110 million to Cespedes for a 4 year no trade contract when we still need a decent catcher? My Mets are making me nervous.
  5. In the O2 footage above, what is happening at the 3:59-4:01 mark. Sneaky bend? Effect? Self tuning guitar?
  6. I heard he was just waiting on a Cubs win. Something about mystical Goat Curses?
  7. Harper? Would be surprising. Could not be rehash. Jimmy does groundwork and brings in Roy for vocals once composition is set.
  8. New gizmotron 2.0 is $450 for guitar. New website is updated since the Nashville NAMM premier of the new model. http://www.gizmotron.com
  9. Listen to that lingering bass drum whomp in the intro stop time. I LOVE that sound.
  10. To the people who can isolate tracks of tunes, like the fascinating JPJ isolated bass on RO, is it possible to take the lyrics out of Midnight Moonlight? I would love to hear that.
  11. A few more years of faffing about with remastering these recordings for 8 track enthusiasts and we should be good to go.
  12. Only one more round of reissues before Jimmy releases new material!
  13. The new model of the Gizmotron is set to be released in July 2015 at the NAMM show in Nashville. There is a model for guitar, and there is one for bass as well. They are being cagey on pricing. We shall see!
  14. When the website first came out and the On This Day feature started, I was on board. I said that it is a palette cleanser. And it has done a fantastic job of resetting my thinking. Now granted, I am not as obsessive a fan as many on this board. I discovered Jimmy with Led Zeppelin 4 and went backwards and then continued to follow the band. So frankly, in my mind, Jimmy has been "1/4 of Led Zeppelin, who also did some other things." My palette has been cleansed. And my appreciation of zeppelin is more nuanced. Kashmir and SIBLY and WLL and the lot of it are not as isolated in my thinking as they once were. Now I think of those tunes as being the same guy that played "Downtown" and maryann Faithfull and the rest. On some level my appreciation for the choices Jimmy made in Zeppelin were enhanced by seeing the larger picture--more than the decade of Zeppelin. And the website has done that job well. And I also hold out hope that much of this is a purposeful angering and alienation of the OCD Zep-obsessed crowd. If there was ever a bunch whose expectations needed a little kick in the teeth, that is the proper lot. When that crowd starts rumbling with the "clearly he just can't bring it anymore" and "he's all done".....well.....we'll see. I will never believe that Jimmy Page is going to let those whining nabobs call his bluff if he is holding no cards. It seems calculated and well....funny to me. I hope I am right.
  15. 40 seconds into the Satisfaction Guaranteed vid....um....so is that Charlize Theron? Opinions?
  16. I was watching that old bit of footage of him being interviewed in the Yardbirds, and he was asked about how he spends his money, and he responded that he spent it on professional film equipment having been influenced by Antonioni's Blow Up . I would like to know about his forays into film-making. Does any of it still exist?
  17. To me the opening of "Tinker Tailor" is the genesis of what would become TSRTS. That seems the obvious answer, but maybe it is less obvious to some reading this thread.
  18. Jahfin directed me to this thread to talk about new music. You guys like some interesting bands. Well here is one you might like that is about as far from Zeppelin as you can get. I fing them absolutely mesmerizing. The band is Nik Baertsch's Ronin (Ronin being the japanese term for a rogue, solitary samaurai). They are doing amazing things with polyrhythms and really take their time exploring a musical space. It's like MMW meets Steve Reich I really like the idea of piano harmonics. Nik always seems to get his hands in there messing about with the strings. On an unrelated note--I don't know that I have ever seen a person look more like nosferatu. Anyway these guys seem to really be trying things that are outside the box. See what you think! Cheers
  19. It's a fair criticism, Jahfin. It's the guitar work that appeals to me. I am not as bothered as you by the vocals. I just love that Mike Campbell. His solo act, the Dirty Knobs is also top shelf. Their version of Goldfinger--wow. Also I think one thing that helps is that Tom seems like a decent enough guy. Unassuming, friendly. Meh..to each his own. And no, I do not believe that any amount of my admiration or my personal association of these tracks with Zeppelin will make them more attractive to you. I just thought it was suitable fare for the forum, that's all. In the first, I sure like the lick when it goes to the four. And the drop to the fifth for the quite good slide solo is well nice. It's just refreshing to hear something that makes me want to crank the knobs. I for one am delighted to see Tom (and Mike) move in a direction that appeals to me. Vocals are very personal. I for one cannot bear Paul Rogers. Nor am I really a fan of the "tall cool one" period. I suppose my response would be If I cannot win you over to the Petty camp as you put it--at least give Mike Campbell another listen. He is a master of tone and does things properly. Check out Dirty Knobs. If you still are not impressed, well good on you friend-o, no harm done. That said--if there is something out there whose "camp" i should be in, Well Lord Love ya brother--hook a fella up. Cheers.
  20. Also very Zeppelinish--
  21. Well this is refreshing:
  22. Two members of my immediate family have at some point run into Jimmy. One day my pop, a traveling salesman askes me "Son, have you ever heard of a fellow named Jimmy Page?" "Uhh yes, Dad. Why?" "Well He is a nice guy; I met him in the Delta Crown Room at the Atlanta Airport. I told him you played the guitar too. He's a scotch drinker." (In my father's lexicon, this identifies him as a personality type) Apparently Jimmy was drinking Chivas. As surreal as that is, what is even more bizaare and more in keeping with the title of this thread was my brother's chance meeting with Page. Imagine the most Non-Page place on the planet. That's right, my brother met our man Jimmy at. . . . wait for it. . . . Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Jimmy was VIP-ing, no waiting, front of the line-ing. My brother recognized him, and Jimmy was nice enough to have a picture with my brother. He did not have on a mouse ear hat. What a strange place the world is.
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