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  1. God this is so great to see. Thanks. We were in section 113, a section or two to your right. Just before the solo, I stood up to leave my seat and stopped in an open hallway, pausing because of the solo. There was a security guy there whose job, among others, was to keep the area clear. He let me stand there in a stupor for a seeming eternity as I watched Neil. I was mesmerized. Once they broke into Red Sector A I got a big smile on my face and continued walking down the hall. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr
  2. Rush's new album "Clockwork Angels." Go Neil Go!! In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  3. Hello Zeppies! If you click the link below and then click on "Hello There: Shows 1975-2012" you will be magically transported to my master concert list. You may have to "zoom in" on the actual list as it is a screenshot and may be a little small for some eyeballs. Enjoy! In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  4. There is a new documentary about Ginger Baker that I want to see. It won best documentary at South By Southwest: http://movies.nytime...nger-baker.html http://www.nytimes.c...nger-baker.html This looks interesting to me, a fan of that era, band, and musician. Baker claims Bonham and Moon, if alive, would say he is the better drummer, which I doubt. But for me it's not an either/or thing. I love Ginger Baker, and other drummers. Bonham is my favorite, and Neil Peart, Terry Bozzio, Keith Moon, and Bill Bruford round out my top five. I also love Stewart Copeland, Dave Grohl, Tony Wil
  5. Saw Rush here in Phoenix last night at the US Airways Center. I have seen every Rush tour but one since 1982. Having been down the road with them quite a bit in the past, I can honestly state that every recent tour I am increasingly blown away by what they are becoming. Instead of three guys jamming onstage, they have become a surreal, multimedia, three-dimensional super-trippy extravaganza. It's crazy that they would continue to evolve and morph into something completely other than what they started out as in this stage of their game. Instead of playing one long solo, Peart played th
  6. Wow. This is so sweet. Thanks for the teaser. I'm all over this! In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  7. That's the spirit! In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  8. Becoming increasingly obsessed with the answer to who wrote the score to the orchestration of Kashmir. If anyone stumbles across this thread and knows the answer, please post! Thanks. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  9. Since one could never literally give up a portion of one's life to magically time-travel back in time, the post is hypothetical. The point is, if there is one moment in Zeppelin history that I would really really really love to see, this would be it. That's all. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  10. That's totally hilarious. Well played, Fishhead. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  11. Maybe twenty years ago I read an interview with engineer Eddie Kramer. I think it was in Guitar Player or Guitar World. He spoke about the first playback of Dancing Days. A story we all know. But in this interview he said that once Dancing Days was played for the first time, the four members began dancing, including a moment where they were dancing in single-file in a conga line, with hands on each others’ shoulders. One-two left kick, one-two right kick. Repeat as necessary. I have searched around this site and others and have found reference to that day, but never the conga-line thing
  12. (Note: I posted this to the main forum but got no answers regarding the sheet music and mellotron. Thought I might try here.) Over time I have become increasingly convinced that Kashmir is one of the great masterworks of Western Civilization. Yes I am a proud Zeppelin fanboy given to flights of hyperbole. Getting to know this great song is like peeling back the layers of an onion. One consistent thread for me with this song is the deft, subtle nature of the arrangement for strings and horns. The more I listen to it, the more maddening it is to precisely separate which instruments are
  13. Wow this was great. Thanks! In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  14. Over time I have become increasingly convinced that Kashmir is one of the great masterworks of Western Civilization. Yes I am a proud Zeppelin fanboy given to flights of hyperbole. Getting to know this great song is like peeling back the layers of an onion. One consistent thread for me with this song is the deft, subtle nature of the arrangement for strings and horns. The more I listen to it, the more maddening it is to precisely separate which instruments are weaving in and around the drums, bass, and guitar. Being a big Beatles fan, I had an epiphany a few years ago when I realized
  15. I have around a five minute commute to Arizona State University. For the last month, "Celebration Day" from the remastered TSRTS as loud as I can possibly stand it. Exactly enough time to hear it twice. Then I get out of car, yank bike out of trunk, and race across campus. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  16. I used to subscribe to Proximity. I was in high school. God this brings back memories. I got the following on cassette through some mail-order in the classified section: Berlin 1980 Oakland 1977 4th Album Rehearsals Van Halen Paris 1978 Van Halen Tokyo 1979 (two scorching shows) Doors Miami (or was it New Haven? A clearly drunk Jim Morrison tells the audience "You're all a bunch of fucking idiots," and their response was the perfect progression of "YEAAAAH!!!" followed instantaneously by "WHAAAA???" In the process becoming something like "YEAAAAA!!!!AAAAHHHHH??!!???!!? Totally hilar
  17. I could spend hours listening to Jimmy Page's 1977 Big Echoey Theramin-Solo Thingy. Womp Womp Womp Womp Womp...... In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  18. "Here is Bonzo's isolated drums for Fool in the Rain." God that was awesome. I had no idea this thread would lead to me hearing that for the very first time. I made pains to mention I viewed the earlier post from 2010. Although I am new here, perhaps it is acceptable in some cases to generate a thread on a topic that has been covered before, IF: 1. One searches the archives first 2. The originating post was not too recent (unwilling to define "recent"), AND 3. One has something to bring to the table, meaning you have an additional take on the topic or can expand on it. Just a t
  19. Up until 1979 John Bonham had a wonderfully powerful technique with a flair for the dramatic. When In Through The Out Door came out, a lot of drummers I know (my drum instructor, other drummers, and Modern Drummer magazine) were startled at the crispness of his playing on "Fool In The Rain." While we were all familiar with his force and power as a drummer, this track seemed to signify an advancement for him in terms of his approach to this song as a drummer. I came across a YouTube video where drummer Jeff Porcaro discusses borrowing Bonham's shuffle for Toto's song "Rosanna." Normally a
  20. Saw it last night at a theater in Chandler, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. The volume was a drag. People complained, but to no avail. Highlights were For Your Life, Ramble On, Dazed, and Nobody's Fault But Mine, among many others. I loved how they did Nobody's Fault. It was glorious. They played Kashmir the way I always thought they should have played it live. More faithful to the album version. Although I have heard Stairway To Heaven ten trillion times in my life, the opening notes of this song on Celebration Day had a sadness about them that struck me and moved me to tears. Not sure
  21. Location: Harkins Chandler Crossroads, Chandler, Arizona With: Mark and Helen Paid: $9.50 Anticipation level: high Drive: 20 minutes Thanks to: Ahmet for signing them Thinking about: John In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  22. Jimmy Page and John Bonham dancing arm in arm. May that be the last thing I see in my mind's eye on my death bed seconds before I die. In The Light since 1972 Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  23. While clearly not their best effort, I think the starkness and sludginess of Presence is what appeals to a lot of us, at least to me. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
  24. I searched the archives for any records of any threads related to this and could not find any. It is a NBC News piece about music on their national broadcast in 1973 and contains video from inside Zeppelin's plane. I have seen snippets of the footage inside the plane before, but just part of it, never in its entirety. I love the video from inside the starship. I've always heard of drinking and English pub songs with Jones on the organ on the plane but never thought I would see footage of it. Apologies if this has been posted before. http://s169.photobuc...=ZEPNBCTV73.mp4
  25. No Stairway. That's funny. That brings back memories. I remember people, and reviewers, complaining about this back when the album was released. Some said that after Houses of the Holy, come to think of it. In The Light since 1972. Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin. http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/
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