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lightandshade

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  1. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Hope 2014 brings you peace, love and more rock n' roll.
  2. Love this. Thanks for sharing, Strider! Very Tinariwen-esque, for sure - especially perfect for the lazy, mellow dog days of summer. Looking forward to your review of the concert, Cookie!
  3. Hope you had a lovely birthday, Julie! Have a wonderful dinner celebration.
  4. I'm an old lady of 24 (), but I also have these problems when playing guitar (I think in general my posture's just lazy and needs retraining). So I might make an investment in that cushion, thanks for sharing Scarlet!
  5. Wonderful pics, everyone! And April, you look simply gorgeous (duckface and all).
  6. kenog, Many thanks for sharing this! As a former orch dork/band geek who's suffered through many a tortuous music theory class, it always fascinates me to see these types of topics explored in popular music. I think it's also a testament to Zep's greatness that their compositions can be explored so comprehensively and intricately. Looking forward to reading the paper in more depth, but I thought the author was spot on with these comments.
  7. Welcome, always great to meet a fellow younger Zeppelin fan!
  8. Welcome, enjoy your time here!
  9. A huge thank you to all who have contributed to this thread. Agreed that the pure joy on JPJ's face just adds to my appreciation/enjoyment of their collaboration. My British friends were absolutely dumbfounded that I hadn't heard of him prior to moving to Europe and learning of his first project with Jonesy. He really does have massive fans of all ages over here. Beautifully stated. Seasick Steve is just one great example of someone who's stayed in the music business (in many capacities), has always had confidence and perseverance in doing what he loves, and is finally getting the recognition he deserves. Yet another reason I'm lucky to be a Zeppelin fan - discovering these wonderful artists that I may not have (at least for a while) heard of otherwise.
  10. This is lovely, Scarlet - a really powerful testament to the transformative powers of great music. I was just thinking about how LZ is one of the few bands I can listen to that will accommodate every mood.
  11. I think you'll be right at home here, Anxss. Thanks to everyone for the recent influx of lovely pics! I adore this one, April.
  12. Nothing new/rare here - just felt like going through some black and white oldies but goodies this morning. (Welcome from me as well, Anxss! )
  13. Cookie, I'd like to add to the choir and once again thank you for all of your dedication and work on behalf of all of us. As kenog mentioned, you are always so enthusiastic and gracious in sharing your up-to-date information with everyone here. Also (slightly off topic), I really appreciate the variety/wide scope of information you report on @LedZepNews. From the official press releases/interviews etc. to the more personal touches (shared fan photos, Jason's reactions to the tragedy in Boston), it really is a fantastic resource for all Zeppelin fans. I always look forward to updates! Thanks also to the other forum members/fans who submitted questions. Not that we all didn't know this already, but I appreciate the honesty (and the use of the word "fungible").
  14. Oh sorry, just meant that I agree completely with your statement! My fault, lost in forum translation.
  15. I played In My Time of Dying so loud, I killed some flowers and then brought them back to life again. I played Kashmir so loud, the London Philharmonic accused me of stealing their musicians. I played The Rain Song so loud, Mother Nature called and apologized for inventing sunshine. I played Stairway to Heaven so loud, people in cars miles away got whiplash from headbanging.
  16. Mine too. Like Wonderguard, I love "many times I've wondered how much there is to know". Very simple yet powerful statement, and perfectly describes my approach to life. +1
  17. Spot on, ally! I feel the same type of nostalgia for the 90's. Although it's interesting and fun to look back and reminisce, we certainly have much to be grateful for in the present (in spite of recent tragic events).
  18. Posted about this on another thread, but OTHAFA was (and still is) my first love. I have a lot of favorites that come very close (ALS being one of them), but I think that OTHAFA will always remain #1. The guitar hooked me first, but over time I've also come to appreciate just how brilliant Robert's lyrics are. Love all of the contrasts - the message is at once romantic and cynical, adventurous and pondering, joyous and melancholy, etc. The way this is reflected and executed in the instrumentation/scoring/performances is a thing of sheer beauty. And you're right, JLee. Bottom line is that OTHAFA just takes me to a happy place - whether it be rocking out or chilling out. It's the epitome of many things I admire about Zeppelin's music.
  19. ^ Thanks for your responses, ally and chillumpuffer, and for letting me live vicariously through your stories! Good for you! People tell me the same thing (about being born in the wrong decade), but I think it's more due to my pop culture preferences than anything. What really makes me laugh is when people tell me that I'm very thoughtful and articulate for such a young person (not saying this to toot my own horn, just to make a point). Um, that's not so special - I'm 24! Since when were 24-year olds NOT expected to be thoughtful and articulate? A bit of a sad/unfair generalization to make about our generation/current society... but then I see how some people around my age act, and I'm not so surprised. (Wow, I sounded like such a grumpy old lady there... I do have my young and silly moments, too!) Re: your cell phone comment - I'm an avid iPhone user, and admit to sometimes compulsively checking my email. But there's a time and a place for everything, and one of my biggest pet peeves is when people bury themselves in their phones during a social situation. (Again, grumpy old lady time!) This sums up my feelings perfectly:
  20. Great topic! I was born in the 80's, so I can't speak for life in the 70's... but like many of the younger members, I wish I could've experienced it! Some friends and I were recently talking about social media, and how it's been both a positive and negative representation of how we've evolved (or devolved) as a society. We included Twitter, Facebook, youtube, the like in the discussion. Pros: - Connecting people with common interests who may never have met otherwise (this forum, for example!) - Allowing family/friends that are separated by distance to keep in easier touch - Spreading news/information faster than ever before Cons: - Obnoxious self-indulgence (the Twitter user that tweets every time he brushes his teeth; the person who becomes famous simply because of a silly/ridiculous youtube video) EDIT: Just saw Pagebow's video posted above. Perfect example! - Detriment to oral communication skills (Why talk to someone face-to-face, or even over the phone, when you can simply Facebook message/tweet/text?) - Detriment to writing skills (I can't tell you how many times I've seen "Tweet speak"/text abbreviations used in a formal paper.) - Spreading gossip/slander faster than ever before - Invasion of privacy issues I argued that we can't really blame the technology itself. There will always be people who use it for a positive, productive purpose, and people who misuse it (or overuse it) in some way, shape, or form. My questions, to those who lived in the 70's: If social media/internet had been around back then, do you think society would have had the same issues we have today? What would have been the function of Twitter/Facebook/etc.? For example, let's say that this forum had been around during the height of Zeppelin's heyday. Would it have taken away from the enjoyment/mystique of the band at all? I can say that my love/appreciation for Led Zeppelin has only increased because of youtube/this forum... so I wonder how outlets like this would have functioned for "live" fans in the 70's. Sorry, I'm a curious eager beaver today.
  21. Aww, congrats on your new nephew! Since he's in the UK, you can even take him on some Zeppelin field trips. That's really cool - I would be proud, too! She's lucky she has her uncle around to introduce her to great music. Maybe she even inspired her classmates to go home and ask their parents about this band called "led something".
  22. Thanks so much for sharing, everyone! What powerful, meaningful stories (especially compared to my silly ones). It's really amazing how this shared experience of Zeppelin can reach all corners of the earth and affect so many people in different life experiences. fishhead - Congrats to your brother and his partner! Absolutely, you need to start that young one off on the right musical track. Scarlet - That's funny that we both had a Zep-hesitant parent! My mom always says now that "Stairway" is the hardest rock she enjoys. chef free - My sister and I are two years apart, like your daughters, and we really bonded over music growing up. I'm also really thankful to our parents for exposing us to a wide variety of music from a young age. Johnny Cash and rap - that's quite a combination! ally - I'm so sorry to hear about your nephew, but it's lovely that you have those memories with him. And you must feel so proud and honored that you brought joy to so many people! Vita - Thanks so much for your (first) post! What a great story of how you found Zeppelin! I loved reading your description of the music. I was also brought up on a lot of classical, so I love the LZ/Stravinsky comparison.
  23. lightandshade

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    Welcome, sounds like this is the perfect place for you! Always great to "meet" a fellow Zep fan.
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