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  1. Same distance for me. I am in the southern part of Ohio.
  2. I finally got brave and found a pic. Me on this past Mother's day.
  3. Does anyone even know who they are? www.ghostlandobservatory.net check out the videos or go to youtube... The best song is Midnight Voyage.
  4. It was very good...I watched it 3 times. It prompted me to go have a listen to some old favorites again. The show made me realize his "reasoning" about not going in the same direction musically is similar to Plants....which to me...makes more sense now after watching this show.
  5. I seen these guys on Austin City Limits (rerun). They definately caught my attention! Sorry if this has been posted before...but like I said I just recently watched the episode of ACL. And actually I like some of their stuff....very different! (last paragraph) http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/ghos...i-lightning.htm Ghostland Observatory Paparazzi Lightning Trashy Moped 2006 B I have a confession: I knew I would like Ghostland Observatory a long time ago. But I was busy. I assumed someone else would do the honors of an appropriately lavish write-up—certainly no decent excuse. It all caught up with me at a festival when I unexpectedly came across the band at a Playboy party. We were enjoying that most quintessential of festival experiences, waiting in line, and it gradually dawned on me that I recognized the music that was being piped out to pacify the queue, and that the music was live. Five minutes later we were watching Aaron Behrens do his cobra-style punk-funk emcee act, while Dracula-caped Turner played Gandalf to his Frodo behind the decks. Prepared to like the album, I tried not to. I listened to it while sitting down. Walking around in traffic. Writing dull essays. Running (which always makes a series of demands on music). On bad headphones. On good headphones (or the closest available thing). Foiled. In the light of the follow-up album, the Observatory’s debut, delete.delete.i.eat.meat, sounds like a warm-up, a prefatory throat-clearing before the hyperventilating glory of Paparazzi Lightning. delete is rather too deferential: too many guitars, too much sobriety from Behrens. Not so on Lightning. On the opening track, “Piano Man,” he arrives in one hell of a lather, apoplectic and shrill, and it isn’t ’til several songs later that it becomes clear that this is not some stunt of track arrangement: this is just how he rolls—his m.o. is panic. He takes breathers, but they seem to be as much for Turner’s benefit as his own respite from chronic sexual desperation. The album’s cover draws a cunning visual pun between camera and giant flash bulb and old, HMV-style gramophones—the flaming bulb on the back cover is a statement of intent. If that intent isn’t restoring hysteria to rock, it’s only because Ghostland Observatory are having too much fun to proselytize. Turner provides potent sonic settings for Behrens freakouts: deconstructed pianos punctuated by cracked-ice high hats, garage rock that precision engineers its slovenliness to dancehall specifications, strutting guitar seduced by vibraphone cadences. Barely half an hour long, Paparazzi Lightning is short enough to be dominated by a couple of stone-cold classics. “Move With Your Lover” sizzles more literally than any track I can name, a persistent whoosh-hiss igniting Behrens’s frantic exhortation as he wrestles with a triple-thick rhythm track. If this song is about sex, as much of Lightning purports to be, it can only be stolen, illicitly hurried moments at the margins of a coked-out dancefloor. It could be about dancing, I suppose, though the song leaves so little space for a lover that it would probably have to be pole dancing; no mere mortal could survive the sort of treatment Behrens is getting at. “Sad Sad City,” on the other hand, is something like Springsteen-techno, perhaps. Or a more transcendent, panicked version of LCD Soundsystem’s “All of My Friends,” obsessively fencing loss in with current-carrying beats. “Sad Sad City” also suggests that Behrens’s froth isn’t just covering for inadequacies—he has a classic-rock ear for the emotional heft of a phrase even when he defers to the band’s electronic proclivities. The title track, a campy bit of techno-noir that owes a debt of gratitude to “Billie Jean,” casts Ghostland Observatory as an old school buddy act, Turner’s relentless club cool offset by the rule- and gender-bending Behrens, who sounds like the ghost of a young Robert Plant. If the album’s more experimental moments—the grimly atmospheric “I’ll Be Suzy,” the slo-mo funk of “Midnight Voyage”—don’t raise the roof like the very high highs, they hint at the sort of hidden depths that any sophomore album is lucky to have. Ghostland play at freaks, but Paparazzi Lightning is no freak of chance. Keep your eyes on the Observatory.
  6. I was flipping channels last night on tv and Stars on Ice was on NBC. I waited a second because the music they were playing sounded familiar....sure enough....I'm Gonna Crawl was the music that this male skater was skating too! They played the whole song and the guy did a good routine to the grand music of Led Zeppelin!
  7. http://music.msn.com/music/year-in-review/...sses/?GT1=28134 Robert and Alison placed #1 spot on the Hit List of MSN's "08" Hit and Miss sorry if this was posted already somewhere.
  8. Could someone give me a run down of what was said. I have tried and tried to open the link and it keeps closing on me. Thanks
  9. I just think it was f*&%ed up that the Sun decided to publish such an article on the "day" they did!. The anniversary of the passing of Bonzo. Really inconsiderate and cruel. Can you imagine how the Bonhams must have felt reading that !?! especially since it was full of bull anyhow!
  11. Yep. You are probably right Steve..I do remember that. I was just hoping that it meant something more....maybe like something Zep related. I know...wishful thinking.
  12. Anyone see this yet? I wonder why they dropped the DVD? http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/the-blend...rop-a-fox-show/ 06.27.2008 8:41 am Concert update: Robert Plant/Alison Krauss drop a Fox show By Kevin C. Johnson Email this Share this Print this Digg Yahoo! Del.icio.us Facebook Reddit Drudge Google Fark Stumble It! The Robert Plant/Alison Krauss concert with T Bone Burnett at the Fox Theatre is changing yet again. First, the June 19 show was moved to Sept. 24, with a Sept. 25 show added. Both shows were set to be filmed for a live DVD. Now we learn that’s all changing. Due to a change in schedules, the second show will not take place, and neither will the filming. Tickets for the June 19 show will be honored at the Sept. 24 show. Those with tickets who can’t attend the Sept. 24 show could contact MetroTix at 314-534-1111.
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    CMT Awards 4/14/08

    catsclaw...there's a link to the CMT site here on the board. That way you can watch the award being given out. Its in the Pre/Post Zeppelin section under Gone, Gone, Gone wins award...when you get to the CMT site...just scroll down to Wide Open Country and its about 1/2 way thru that video. Hope this helps ya.
  14. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Playing Austin City Limits Festival Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have been announced as headliners at the Austin City Limits Music Festival scheduled for Sept. 26-28 in Austin, Texas. Other artists on the bill include the Foo Fighters, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, Neko Case, Robert Earl Keen, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, the Eli Young Band, Kevin Fowler, Yonder Mountain String Band, Shooter Jennings, Asleep at the Wheel, Ryan Bingham, Band of Heathens, Sunny Sweeney and dozens more. Three-day passes are currently available for $170. http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1585...-festival.jhtml Sorry if this is posted already..CMT date April 15, 2008
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