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  1. Here is a Tumblr essay, titled "Trampled Under Foot," about my experience growing up with this great band. Cheers. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/ In The Light Since 1972.
  2. When I first got Destroyer on vinyl sometime around 1980 when I was in high school, I struggled with the whole thing until I got to the Theremin solo. It blew my little psychedelic mind away. I love the Theremin solos of the 1977 tour. They were ahead of their time. I don't feel the same way about the noodling before or the bow after. The Theremin solo of 6/25 is my current favorite. There is just something otherworldly about the echoes he gets. I love it to no end. The thought of those sounds bouncing around an arena are just breathtaking to me. I want to create a compilation of t
  3. Thanks! In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  4. In the late 70's/early 80's there was a legendary record store in downtown Tempe called Roads To Moscow. One day I asked the owner if he had any more Zeppelin vinyl coming in and he began to look around nervously. He pulled out a milk crate full of boots and said "Don't tell anyone." That day I bought the original Destroyer. Six months later I stop in the store and every rack, and I mean every one, had been magically transformed to bootlegs. Almost all by Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and the Stones. And some Beatles. I bought the first two Knebworths. I took a break from buying boots, taken
  5. Here are my fifty favorite guitar solos of all time. The list is not necessarily representative of bands that are my favorites. It is simply my personal definitive list of guitar solos that, through emotion or technical facility, are my favorites. In order. Numbers 28, 29, and 30 are what I call the "Anti-Solos." When I first heard them I hated them with a passion. For years. Then, over time, I began to see their beauty, even if they were still counter-intuitive and stark. If Jimmy Page appears underrepresented here, it may be because I love him more for his songwriting and producing
  6. Wow! Zero Dark Thirty isn't showing here yet. What did you like about it? Can't wait to see it. Did you enjoy "What Is And What Should Never Be" from Silver Linings? In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  7. For the last several years I have been documenting the films I see in the theater in a given year. I saw 35 in 2012, a personal record. My recommendations are in bold. Happy New Year! Mission: Impossible. Imax. Arizona Mills. 1/21/12. Young Adult. Tempe Marketplace/13. 1/26/12. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Arizona Mills/13. 2/16/12. Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films. Valley Art. 2/23/12. The Artist. Camelview/5. 2/25/12. Being Flynn. Camelview/2. 3/22/12. Casa De Mi Padre. Arizona Mills/10. 3/31/12. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Camelview/2. 4/7/12. The Hunger
  8. Well done. Who are your influences? Happy New Year everyone! In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  9. Henry Grossman article in NY Times, including slide show. Happy New Year! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/arts/music/henry-grossmans-photos-of-the-beatles.html In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  10. Nice. In my essay there is a guy who saw this tour in Tucson at the U of A's Student Center for free in 1989. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  11. I agree!!! In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  12. I saw the same tour in Phoenix front-row center. With Tom Morello's new band. Loved both bands. I was surprised that NIN was opening. I discovered both bands in very dramatic fashion the same winter of 1992. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  13. Sly & The Family Stone: Dance To The Music, Life, Stand! Frank Zappa: Bongo Fury, Zoot Allures, Zappa In New York Mastodon: Leviathan, Remission, Crack The Skye What about Leonard Cohen? Motorhead?? In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  14. Can't believe I forgot Steely Dan! Mine would be The Royal Scam, Aja, and Gaucho. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  15. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/us/politics/tea-party-its-clout-diminished-turns-to-fringe-issues.html?pagewanted=all In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  16. Three Pixies shows. Three times front-row center. Enjoy. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/goodnight
  17. Steelers loss to Cincinnati. Out of playoffs. Ugh. Sorry to hear about that Planted. Ugh! In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  18. Quentin's World. Quentin Tarantino with Charles McGrath. Includes slideshow. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/movies/how-quentin-tarantino-concocted-a-genre-of-his-own.html In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  19. Who's Next. For decades one of my Desert Island Discs (top ten albums of all time/ten albums I would take to a deserted island). In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  20. Thanks Strider. Having seen your posts about movies I think we have a lot in common. Except I can't cook. Deconstructing Harry is my favorite because Allen's character is an abrasive, profane sex addict. His character is such a departure from his others that I just find it totally hilarious. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  21. American Beauty is a wonderful album. I also lean toward more adrenaline-driven music but definitely appreciate this LP. I have been on a musician-memoir kick this last year. I read Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis (surprisingly good until the last 30 pages), Life by Keith Richards (excellent-the first 80 pages or so have nothing to do with the band-which I thought was interesting and pretty cool), One Train Later by Andy Summers (WOW! One of my favorite 20 books of all-time, regardless of genre, and I'm not the world's biggest Police fan), Not Dead And Not For Sale by Scott Weiland (ew), an
  22. Perfect, given your photo. My other favorites are: Match Point Manhattan Purple Rose of Cairo Hannah and her Sisters Midnight in Paris Mighty Aphrodite Sweet and Lowdown Zelig Annie Hall Bullets Over Broadway Radio Days Manhattan Murder Mystery The films I was taken to as a kid when they were new in the theater: Take The Money And Run Sleeper Bananas Annie Hall I've definitely been grateful for his two renaissances: Husbands And Wives (1992) to Sweet And Lowdown (1999), and Match Point (2005) to Midnight In Paris (2011). In The Light since 1972. Trample
  23. Yup. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  24. I found this article hilarious. I think it should be under Other Bands, not Ramble, since it is about, you know, other bands. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/fashion/12-12-12-concert-performers-and-issues-of-aging.html?hp&_r=0 In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  25. I've seen them all, and was lucky enough to be taken to them when they were new in the theater when I was a kid. Deconstructing Harry is my favorite. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
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