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  1. Four Sticks, which they did only once in Copenhagen or wherever it was, wish there were a soundboard of that show from May 1971.
  2. Bonhamite


    Bonzo always will be my preference.
  3. Indeed people have to remember what Memorial Day is for, and it's not an excuse for firing up the grill.
  4. The scene in the first few minutes where we see Robert Plant's two children, Carmen Jane and Karac, playing in the nude in this body of water, I doubt very much parents would let their children do such a thing nowadays, even if the body of water were secluded as it had been here.
  5. Where is the contest notice in the magazine issue of having a chance to win this set of Paiste 2002 40th Anniversary cymbals? I haven't obtained a copy of this periodical yet and I would like to see that.
  6. Aren't the photos with Bonham's stainless steel kit from an unreleased video of a live gig? I am sure it's not Seattle from Sunday, July 17, 1977 that's already out there. Which gig are the photos from?
  7. Thursday, September 25, 1980 - The day the music really died.
  8. I do video production myself, so making home movies on the laptop is a good place for your 10 year old son to start.
  9. Good place to start for your son making home videos, I make home videos myself.
  10. Thought I would share photos of the two Ludwig "Zep Set" kits I own; the Ludwig Classic Maple "Zep Set" in Natural Maple finish and the Ludwig Limited Edition Stainless Steel John Bonham kit: Also included are photos of the two other kits I am in quest of that I told all of you about in the post introducing myself in the Meet & Greet folder. As stated before, the Ludwig Classic Maple "Zep Set" in Green Sparkle Wrap finish would be custom ordered with the Ludwig blue-olive parallelogram badges instead of the keystone badges you see in the photo. Don't worry, I have all the other drums that go with the Ludwig Classic Maple "Zep Set" in Natural Maple finish, they are not missing.
  11. To answer why I started to play the drums, I don't know what else to say except it's an instrument I have always enjoyed, on my seventh (1978) or eighth (1979) birthday I had gotten as a gift this Disney Rocktet toy trap drum set. Had also taken lessons in the mid-1980s, in 1984 I had gotten my very first Ludwig set, it had been advertised on our local cable system by an area doctor, Piano Black in color, with Granittone on the insides of the toms and bass drum. The snare drum happened to be a 5" x 14" Ludwig Supraphonic I believe, the toms and bass drum sizes were 8" x 12", 9" x 13", 16" x 16", 14" x 22". Of course, I had sold that kit, replacing it with the kits I mentioned in my first post. I certainly am sticking to playing John Bonham's drum sizes from hereafter. Perhaps sometime I will post photos of them. By the way, the two other Ludwig drum kits I have my eye on are the Ludwig Amber Vistalite "Zep Set" reissue kit with a matching 6.5" x 14" snare drum, and another Ludwig Classic Maple "Zep Set," this time around in Green Sparkle Wrap finish with the blue/olive Ludwig parallelogram badges that Ludwig offers as a custom option on their drums. That kit would have a matching 8" x 14" Ludwig Classic Maple Snare Drum to go with it, also with the parallelogram badge.
  12. Thank you very much for your welcome. I do know a lot about the band, and have read that ridiculous book "Hammer Of The Gods," and I believe my older brother has also. Speaking of my older brother, Keith, who predated me by eleven years, though not on the same month and day, his birthday was August 29th, mine was October 14th, he nearly attended one or both of their Oakland, California concerts in late July 1977. He had a high school friend who had tickets, but Mom told him we had to go on with relocating to near Houston, Texas from our home in Alamo, California. After the move, he had planned to go to their concert at the New Orleans, Louisiana Superdome, but then came the death of Robert Plant's son, Karac, so that put the kabosh on his plans. Sometimes I wish I had been old enough to understand the problems going on in the band at that time. Then again, I probably wouldn't have survived the era, with the awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders back then being nothing to what it is now. Add to that the awareness of the dangers of drugs not being widespread either. There is a possibility I would have gotten institutionalized if I had been an adult in the Led Zeppelin era. I am happy to say that my parents and my older brother and sister didn't give up on me. By the way, I don't touch smoking or drinking.
  13. I'm David, 39, to be 40 later in October, essentially the same age as the fourth Led Zeppelin album without an official name. Perhaps the rest of you might consider this the first time someone on the Autism Spectrum; Asperger's Syndrome, to be exact, has become a member of the official Led Zeppelin forum. I own two Ludwig drum kits; the Ludwig Classic Maple "Zep Set" in Natural Maple finish and the Ludwig Limited Edition Stainless Steel John Bonham Set, with my eye on purchasing a couple of other Ludwig drum kits down the road before I call drum kit purchasing quits. Also have an interest in upgrading the pair of Ludwig timpani I own to a 26" and 29" pair from their Professional Series line of timpani, with two Humes & Berg timpani trunk cases on caster wheels to go with them. Cymbalwise, I have Paiste 2002 and Paiste Giant Beat cymbals, one Paiste cup chime and Paiste Accent Cymbals, and a 30" Paiste Symphonic Gong. Yes, I do happen to do drum playing. My earliest memory of playing Led Zeppelin recordings was playing their fourth album, Houses Of The Holy, and tracks from Physical Graffiti. Wasn't even aware when I was almost nine that John Bonham had died. If he had lived, I am sure they would have steamrolled everything that was trotted out on Music Television in its inaugural decade. The drum playing I do is patterned after Bonzo. I feel someone like me has to stand in the gap, so to speak, almost 31 years after his passing, next to his son who also does drum playing. It wasn't until the late 1980s that I got into all of the other albums. That will do it for my introductory post.
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