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  1. I'm an old lady of 24 (:P), 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!

  2. 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.

    Led Zeppelin’s ability to transform pre-existing genres (funk as seen in ‘The Crunge’), riffs or formal models (‘Black Dog’), and songs (‘Dazed and Confused’) through their unique approach to rhythm and metre is – along with other musical parameters such as timbre and instrumentation – an important component of the band’s individual style. The various rhythmic and metric tendencies employed by the band function as key musical-stylistic ‘stamps’ signifying Led Zeppelin’s style that are instantly identifiable even as they borrow or develop earlier musical genres, models or songs.

  3. 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.

    He's only become famous in the last 6 years or so. And way more so in Europe than the States.

    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.

    This just goes to show, that as much as you may think you know about music(and with all humbleness, I think my tastes and knowledge run pretty far-and-wide...more than the average music fan), what you actually know doesn't amount to more than a drop in the bucket. There is so much out there, waiting to be discovered, that anybody who sits there today and says music is boring or that there are no good bands anymore, just hasn't looked hard enough.

    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.

  4. I love Jimmy from the 70's, 80's and so on but I must admit that I have a special thing for silver fox Jimmy :wub:

    I think you'll be right at home here, Anxss. :D

    Thanks to everyone for the recent influx of lovely pics! I adore this one, April. :)


    Love the last two Anxss!! :bravo:


  5. Nothing new/rare here - just felt like going through some black and white oldies but goodies this morning. :) (Welcome from me as well, Anxss! :wave:)









  6. 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.

    Peter Mensch:

    ...in the world of Led Zeppelin, time is a fungible thing.

    Not that we all didn't know this already, but I appreciate the honesty (and the use of the word "fungible"). :lol:

  7. 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.

  8. OTHAFA is just my all around favourite Zepp tune.

    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.

    Robert Plant's a goddamned lyrical genius.


  9. I will admit that I had a great time in the 70's but let's not forget that those were just the days of my youth so it's easy to look back and reflect on all the good times. Unfortunately, there were bad times too but they tend to get glossed over a bit whenever we reflect on those days. It's the same for most generations . Personally, I have always tried to live in the moment and believe that people should try not to dwell too much on the past. Better to take the good that we've learned and put it to good use in the present.

    :bravo: 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).

  10. Right now my favourite is probably OTHAFA, all versions of it. It's just such a happy sounding song.

    Definitely my secound favourite, my #1 being 'Achilles' Last Stand'. The intensity and the drama of that song is completely unparalleled.

    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.

  11. ^ Thanks for your responses, ally and chillumpuffer, and for letting me live vicariously through your stories! :)

    This is a topic that has always fascinated me. I dont own a cell phone, I refrain from smoking, drinking, and other promiscuous activities, anything that requires a pill to recover from I substitute a good diet, with lots of fluids and plenty of rest!

    I have always done things the old fashioned way and people tell me I was born in the wrong decade,blah blah and insert the rest of the cliches here

    The one thing that I really wish I could experience was a concert back in the day, can you imagine seeing zeppelin on a good night in 77?

    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:


  12. 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.


    - 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


    - 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. :lol:

  13. Aww lightandshade! That's so sweet you sing the little ones Zeppelin songs :) I just got a nephew 2 months ago (haven't gotten to meet him yet because he's in the UK) but I can't wait to turn him into a little Zep Head! :D And your mother has excellent taste! :D

    Aww, congrats on your new nephew! Since he's in the UK, you can even take him on some Zeppelin field trips. ^_^

    This isn't quite a conversion story, but I thought it was funny. My neice told me that when she was at school, she had to say to the class what music she listened to(can't remember why). She told me she said "Led Zeppelin" (which she knows about from me :) )

    I was so proud of her! She was 9 at the time!

    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". ;)

  14. 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. :lol:

    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. ^_^

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