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About nellgwen

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    Art, Music, Ideas, Charlie Chaplin, Travel , you know the usual. Being correct all the time. Picking winners and amazing brilliant people because I know things. And of course a fascination with Charles II.
  1. The last question is the important question. Everything else was a joke. Although it would be interesting to know what Escher he bought.
  2. If you ever want anything done right.. A. Do it yourself B. Get a Capricorn to do it. C. Make sure John Paul Jones is in your band Love to John on your birthday. Still sexy and hot and smart and sexy. Capricorn really is the be best sign because we don't believe in astrology In the first place it's based on the Earth being the center of the Universe and not the sun. Secondly whenever someone offered to do my chart they want to know, what day I was born, what time I was born, and where I was born. Then, they say about Jesus I did his chart and it turns out He was born in March. Regardless if that's true or not, how can you do His chart without His birthday first, yet you need all that information to do mine? And how does all of that horizon line nonsense enter into it if someone is born in deep space. There are no horizon lines, and Greenwich mean time means nothing. That is why I'm your king. John Paul Jones
  3. I guess I would ask him what M. C. Escher did he buy. Or what is his favorite airport. Maybe I would ask if his children's music annoys him or not. Or does his wife make Latin cuisine. Maybe I would ask if he likes Monarch of the Glen, the T.V. show. Or what does he think of T. V. commercials that are louder than the programs they are interrupting. Or I would ask him why doesn't he do an instrumental guitar album. I think people would go mad for it. I would buy it.
  4. I did see ugly comments on this topic. They are here under the Haiti earthquake issue. I did not say no Haiti no blues. I said no blues AS WE KNOW IT. If you understood what I wrote I was expressing that FURTHER ON IN TIME, further on meaning a significant period of time having been elapsed for example months or 11 months or this time next year that sort of thing when the cameras eyes are somewhere else that's when the cache of Led Zeppelin will be of the best use. And yes Haiti needs our help in any way now and for years. Has anyone here besides me even brought up the subject of artificial prothsetics. No sane person can really be thinking that Haiti it'self would be a good place to have a concert such as we are proposing or not proposing. As for the donations I personally don't need a celebrity to ask me to donate before they will and all the money raised so far indicates I'm not in the minority but some do. The George Clooney event will have music and lots of it. All I'm saying is sometimes it's weird when the amount of money raised by celebrities in events seems so minute when you compare it to the income that the celebrities have at their fingertips it seems easier and quicker if one of them would just call up the other 10 or 12 celebrities for the cash. The money would be liquid immediately and therefore put to use quicker. And I did say if the costs and fees were not waived a concert of any kind Led Zeppelin or not it would somehow seem in very poor taste. And I did say I believe the guys are thinking about all these issues. That's why I said it would have too be simple, straight ahead, no laser show just four guys and music. .....Got my mojo working but it, just don't work on you... Please don't tell me you guys think the significance of the lyrics of that song begins and ends solely with the song. Please don't. And please don't tell me that because even though Muddy Waters was from the south that song was written in Chicago so it doesn't count. Please don't. ....Got a Johny-Cock-A-Roo, gonna mess with you.
  5. thank you all for the information. I did find a B&B that was very close to the house but closer to the loch so maybe that's a choice. Thanks for the weather information as well. I would be enough for me just to be in the same area just to see the country there. Thank you also for the Monarch of the Glen information too. I hated that last season.
  6. I was wondering if some of you knowledgeable people can help me. I am planning a trip to Scotland this summer. We are going primarily to Edinburgh but I would like to take a side trip to a few other places. One of my favorite shows right now is Monarch of the Glen. I would love to see that house even if it would only be from the road and have lunch at that little town that poses for the village. That's not the problem. I went to Google maps and entered in Led Zeppelin landmarks and clicked on Boleskine House. A brief description came up. It said that in 1990 it was bought by the MacGillivray clan and they turned it into a bed and breakfast. I then looked up bed and breakfast Scotland and had no luck finding it. If any of you know any facts could you slip them under my door? If we do get up to Loch Ness and spend the night that's where I want to stay. I know it may sound touristy and frankly goofy, but I only get frankly goofy over Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Charlie Chaplin. Also if any of you know if there are any music festivals that happen in June. One more thing, how cold is it in June?. Thank you for your help. I'll bring you back some socks.
  7. As I watched the earthquake footage almost exclusively the past several days I've pondered this situation. No Haiti no American blues as we know it and therefore no Led Zeppelin as we know it. Which is why I find it very odd some of the ugly comments I've seen here, just some comments mind you. I don't understand. Anyway I do believe all of the guys feel a need to do something that could help. To be a part of an event if they were asked I would never believe they would say no. They might want to do it in secret so as to not draw attention to themselves. Or they might all participate as themselves as opposed to Led Zeppelin. One thing for sure if a cause such as this is not enough for Robert to consider reuniting nothing ever will. I would even bet my last dollar they are discussing it. Or the guys will do something but do it in conjunction with different groups that will serve different needs. This situation requires a very long term commitment to build a functioning city from the ground up. And when all the fuss and cameras are gone that is when they can be the most help in my opinion. For one thing it was hell living there before the quake. Think if you had to live there after the quake with no legs or one leg or no hands. Just remember the International Monetary fund has just "LOANED" Haiti 100 million dollars,loan mind you. Talk about adding salt to a wound. Now a huge amount of survivors crippled, unable to even to help rebuild. Here's some water, food, antibiotics and when can we expect our first payment? Next month? I'm sure all these issues are going through everyones mind. That is when something like the guys getting back together would come in quite handy. I believe as naive as it may sound this earthquake has the power to bring Robert to the table. Even though I still don't quite get the idea of people who donate to a cause only because a celebrity tells them to. At least with a concert you get something out of it. But at what expense? If everyone waived fees and costs I say yes but if you have to pay for it through ticket sales that's the kind of help the Haitians can well do without. I'm sure that's on peoples minds too especially the guys. The other thing I don't quite understand is millionairs asking people who may be eking by, for money. Sometimes when they get through with their event they say we raised 7 million dollars or 10 million dollars. That's Jay Leno, Conan O'brian, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Brian Williams, Anderson Cooper, Tom Cruise, David Gates, Donald Trump and Opera. BFD. George Clooney could just call these people up himself and get the money in 20 minutes. No fuss, no muss and almost no cost. I still feel though Led Zeppelin reuniting and only Led Zeppelin reuniting has the ability to draw enough money to make any potential cost of a concert seem like a drop in the bucket. It would have to be huge, simple, straight ahead, televised and a DVD made. That's my forecast I stand by that.
  8. Dear Jimmy, A birthday gift for you. When I was in high school I was for the most part in either a body brace or a full body cast, plaster 1&1/2" thick from the chin all the way down. Needless to say I was in constant pain for years. The worst time was when I was in the cast. I could not sit I had to stand or lay down, unless it was to you know. Constant pain and torture. I could not go to school, I lived in Arizona so I stayed indoors. Plaster body casts and 120 degrees do not go together. My only solace was books, movies and music they were my only escape. Anyway right about this time Physical Graffiti came out. The day it came out I begged my mom to please buy it for me. Please go get it please, she did. Now if you are in this situation you must know getting up from a prone position takes a lot of effort, it's quite annoying to get up and down every 22 minutes, so my dad put all my albums on tape for me. But the point here being that album more than any other album or even any other Led Zeppelin album helped me in a way you could never imagine. There is something about the way the songs were constructed that made my body respond to it the way it did. My muscles seemed to loosen, the cast didn't seen as constraining. Everything would ease up and I could forget about the pain for a while. I won't lie and say it was just that album there was the forth album. Dark Side Of The Moon, some Beatles, Wish You Were Here, even Hendrix. But no matter what I listened to, at the end I always played Physical Graffiti. So I could bear the pain of the day. That's the album that helped the most. Jumping up a bit after the cast was off and I was able to go back to school a girl in my class I knew since the sixth grade decided she wanted to be friends with me. Lets call her Susan. We met before class, talked on the phone, she came over a few times and so on. As you do the conversation gets around to music. She would never shut up about Elton John and Cat Stevens. That's all I would ever hear out of her mouth. One day she came over and asked about my music collection. I of course started to rattle off "The List." She said, "I don't know too much about all that. My sister likes The Doors, she has a Jim Morrison poster." I thought to my self well if you are going to insist on being my friend you had better learn about some things. I took her into my room and showed her some of my albums, where to begin. I removed Physical Graffiti and said, "You need to listen to this." "I have to go study for a test. Can I borrow it?" "Well O.K. but you have to know some things." I began to teach her about the proper care of albums and made her demonstrate her new skill to me before she left with it. I had been to her house and had seen albums on the floor, albums left on her phonograph. Cats walking on albums. "Look I'm letting you borrow this until Thursday after school. But always remember this, this album is my life, so... your sister played frisbee with it, Fuck You pay me. Your mom used it as a coaster, Fuck You pay me. Your cat peed on it, Fuck You pay me." Right about the time I expected her to show up, I looked out the window and there she was walking up to my house. "Good you're here." I said, "what did you think?" "I just can't believe it, I just can't believe it, I just can't believe it. This sounds just like the kind of music your dad plays, this sounds just like the kind of music you dad plays. I just can't believe it, it's so good I've never listened to any thing like this before. I love that really long song that never ends. Why does it sound just like the kind of music your dad plays?" "Well, I said it doesn't exactly sound like it, but what you are hearing is.." "Does your dad know about this?" "Well Susan we live in the same house, actually he had Whole Lotta Love on tape before I had the album." "He Knows about this?" "How come it sounds, like the kind of music your dad plays.?" "Susan my dad's favorite person in the whole world is Muddy Waters so there is that, my dad plays a Les Paul so does Jimmy for the most part, the piano is very much like the way Muddy Waters piano player plays and my dad's got a Vox..." " I don't know what you are talking about, I have to go talk to your dad, What's he doing? "I don't know I think he's watching an old Steeler game." She left the room, my mom looked at me, I raised my hands. "I don't know what she's about. (So you know my dad does not sound just like Led Zeppelin he just plays blues for himself). Susan came back in the living room where I was, "I just can't believe how good this album is, I just can't believe how good this album is." "Jimmy has a guitar just like your dad's? "Well it's the same brand, different year he had one just like Jimmy's, but he traded it for a car." "I don't know anything about that." "So Jimmy Page is the guitar player, yes?" "Are you sure?" "Yes." "Are you sure?" "Yes" "How do you know?" "Which one is he, show me his picture?" "Is it him?" "No that's John Bonham." "Are you sure?" "Yes." "Who is that?" "That is Robert Plant, he's the blonde with the curls." "Show me Jimmy." "There that one is Jimmy." "Are you sure?" "Yes." "Who is the other one?" "John Paul Jones." "What does he play?" "Bass and keyboards." "Look this is Jimmy, he plays Guitar, this is Robert, he sings, remember blonde curly hair. This is John Paul Jones, bass and keyboards, and this is John Bonham, drums." "You got it?" "How do you know, are you sure?" "Susan, when it's your favorite group you have a tendency to know who they are, what instruments they play and what they look like." Now you're sure about all this?" "Susan this is not the only Led Zeppelin album I have I have all of them except one." "Come on I'll show you my whole collection." "They are so sexy, these pictures make them look like shit, why are they so small, they should have better pictures of themselves, they should have big pictures of themselves, they're so sexy and these pictures make them look like shit." "Why are these pictures so small?" "It's the design of the album." "I don't know anything about that." "Don't worry there are better pictures out there and they all look sexy." I got out my Hendrix and Led Zeppelin four and we played out that whole scene again the following Sunday. She never looked back. So guys, in answer to your question. Yes you did somebody some good. First by recording an album that helped relieve a girl of a tremendous amount of physical pain. I mean that more than I can express. Secondly after that Susan never brought up Cat Stevens or Elton John to me ever again and for someone who is more a Joni Mitchell, Al Stewart kind of girl I sincerely thank you. Thirdly, to this day In My Time of Dying, relaxes me. You really are the best. Happy Birthday Jimmy.
  9. Everybody knew the second it happened there would be an enormous demand for the DVD of that concert. No matter what it sounded like. I would go see it at a theater even. I would imagine that the reason it's not out yet is because it wasn't a Led Zeppelin concert. There were other bands. I agree with whoever brought up that fact earlier. It was an Atlantic event. Personally I would buy a bigger DVD set with all the bands that were there. If it were put out I think it would be a question of how the money would be split up. They all deserve their share. Then that's a whole new kettle of fish. Nobody would ever be able to convince me that all of this wasn't considered the second someone said, "I have an idea for a concert." Even if someone admitted, ..."we didn't expected this, we knew Led Zeppelin would bring them in but all of this attention 24/7 more than a year after? We thought people would be oh yes I remember, how nice Led Zeppelin did that concert, put a pot of tea on and lets play scrabble. We'll listen to the Layla album and ponder just how lucky we are to live in a world with Led Zeppelin, just knowing that they did that concert is good enough for me. They may never play together again but I don't need to hear it. We'll go on the computer later, look at England have a cigarette and a gin and tonic, sigh and go to bed"... I would not believe them. Just a thought has anyone ever got an official statement from Atlantic records about this?
  10. Steve I tried to leave you a thank you on your channel but I don't know if I did it right. So I'm doing it now here like this. So thank you for the information. Now I know I don't need to bother with another boxed set. I like all the songs in order of appearance. As for the sheet music, I have an official Led Zeppelin l guitar book. Somewhere in one of the songs it indicates to go to the 24th. fret. So you never know where you'll find a mistake. It all depends on who is transcribing it and for what audience. Classical or blues. Anyway thanks again.
  11. Nellgwen

    Thank you for clarifying the box set issue. As for the sheet music issue, i have the entire official Led Zeppelin 1 sheet music book and on one of the songs in the tablature it indicates to go to the 24th. fret so you never can tell. Official or not you can always find mistakes. Anyway thank you. Now I know I don't need to aquire another boxed set.

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