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  1. They're calling it New Multitudes, it's surely on my list of CDs to get this year.
  2. "She's a rainbow" ~ The Rolling Stones + John Paul Jones
  3. Hi Deborah, just to add that this event marked the first appearance of Led Zeppelin in Los Angeles, and they were accompanied by Alice Cooper. This is from an Alice Cooper fansite: They were billed as: "Led Zeppelin and Alice Cooper - featuring: Jimmy Page, formerly of The Yardbirds"
  4. A non-Zeppelin album produced by Peter Grant: Stone The Crows, January 1st 1970
  5. A Pink Floyd spokesman has denied that the band will play reunion show at the Olympics. "This is all simply not true," said a spokesman of the band to Outside The Wall. "Roger Waters Tour is in full swing this summer with more shows expected to be released for August in North America, and David Gilmour is working on a new album to possibly be toured in late 2012-2013. These sorts of rumors are spread about like mad every few months and it really disrupts the band members focus on there current projects." http://www.pr.com/press-release/380977
  6. The idea is to create a repertory of albums featuring Led Zeppelin personnel. This one is from 1992, by the American band R.E.M. The songs "Drive", "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite", "Everybody Hurts", and "Nightswimming" feature string arrangements by John Paul Jones. Considered by many the best R.E.M. album it went on to sell over 16 million units.
  7. Jason Bonham has told British journal The Sun that there´s a slim chance of Zeppelin playing at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. "I haven't spoken to Robert (Plant) for about six months but he is really enjoying himself. "For me you can never say never. If you ask me today is it gonna happen immediately, well no, there is no talk of it. But if you said to me in 2007 I would play with Led Zeppelin in December that year I would say you're nuts, so you never know." Read the story here: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/4025977/Slim-chance-of-Led-Zeppelin-playing-at-Olympic-Games.html
  8. I'm still looking for an audio feed of the conversation, still without success, I was hoping someone else might have caught the actual interview on VH1? As for the Crooked Vultures I did omit the part where she mentions the new album, my apologies, although there's been speculation about this projects since quite some time now.
  9. I wasn't aware of this application, I'll take a look at it, return with comments, thanks for posting this.
  10. "Bassist John Paul Jones, who turns 66 in a few weeks, spoke to VH1 Radio about what could've been had John Bonham not died in 1980. JPJ said, "We were optimistic. I knew it would have been interesting. It would've been musically interesting and it would've been nice to see us happy again. We were getting happy again. There were a few dark moments at the end of the '70s`" - Amy Sciarretto (artistdirect.com) see: http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/john-paul-jones-speaks-about-what-could-have-been-with-led-zeppelin/9832957
  11. I used to have a beautiful red Siberian Husky which I bought in 1996, just like this. I used to take long runs with this dog, they actually thrive in wild environments and enjoy the very long distances. Then in 2004 someone who was living at my house at the time left the door wide open. The dog left never to be seen again.
  12. This actually happened to me in 2002. I was supposed to meet a woman in Manhattan on the corner of 6th Avenue and 4th Street (or something) turns out I waited for 40 minutes on the corner of 4th Avenue and 6th Street. Never have I seen that woman again, actually we live on separate continents, but that day we both were in New York.
  13. My first contribution to this thread may seem trivial, as I used to participate in a very large software convention in New Orleans, this took place on a yearly basis starting in 1998. The event was so huge that hotels in Downtown New Orleans were completely booked, hordes of visitors from all over the world strolling around the Aquarium, Jackson Square and Bourbon Street. The first time I visited I was fascinated: the place seemed very European, like no other American City, I used to spend hours around Jackson Square, and there was a large coffee shop where the specialty was some pastry called ¨beigne¨. I said this would be banal because in one occasion they had overbooked the hotel where we were staying, in compensation the hotel management allocated me the last empty room in the property which turned out to be the master suite. It is (it was) the sort of accommodation that is booked by dignataries and diplomats, it had several bedrooms (like three or four) each with different forniture, colours and design. There was also one or two living rooms, and maybe a kitchen and a dining room, the place was so inmense that I could barely maintain activity in one room, and I wasn´t even that important. The last time I visited was 2000 and slowly I lost memory of the many places and sights with which I had become familiar during all those trips. (In my mind it´s difficult to reconstruct Jackson Square many years later, although I see a horseman statue and the big cathedral dominating the skyline). There´s also flashes of the bustling nightlife, the bars, the cafés and the nightclubs, it was probably in those days that I was first exposed to tunes such as ¨What I like about you¨ by The Romantics and ¨When the Saints go marching in’”, which is a traditional jazz song. I made several day trips around New Orleans where I learnt about the French and Spanish heritage of the region, there´s also the influence of the Canadian émigrés who settled there. I’ll discuss more of this in future posts. Right now I would like to close this by saying that the last two R.E.M. albums, Accelerate and Collapse into Now, helped me to reconnect, emotionally, with New Orleans after Katrina, because I think that the hurricane marked a before and after for the city (just like the terrorists attacks are a watershed for New York City). In Accelerate, R.E.M. make a direct reference to Hurricane Katrina: ¨If the storm doesn´t kill me the government will¨ Then in Collapse into Now, after Obama had been elected they say: ¨The storm didn´t kill me, the government changed¨.
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