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    Life and stuff. Not sweating too much. Tumblin' in the rough, knowing when enough's enough, shining my bot til it's nice and buff. Well, what did you expect - insight? Ha!

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  1. Folks, only one person in this world wrote the words to STH, a song which means so much to millions through the years, but something Plant wrote when he was, what 22 years old? What dire poetry was most of us writing at that age? So if he says that, it's not too surpriseing. Look at the man's long and varied trajectories. Spot the touchstones and tendrils and spores. Think about how proud he was of his Mighty Rearranger lyrics. There's the tone of latter man, no? I interpret this as not that he can't relate to any of those older Zep songs, but STH has a heavy weight to it, and the lyrics are of his youth. He's no problem with, say, Ramble On. So really, who among us - who - could stand up and truly imagine what it must be like to be the actual person who wrote the bloody words of STH? And then judge him for his comment on this one particular song. Lordy lordy. Plus falls for the classic mistake of not double-checking whether Percy was in fact taking the piss a little - as one commenter said above it's prob part of the PR for his new box set . Season of good will and all. Anyhoo, seasons greetings.
  2. Highland resident here. The new owners of Boleskine House have been busy since they got the deeds a few weeks ago. Apparently, two people have been charged with the 1st August arson on the remaining intact wing of the house (it didn't make sense as an insurance rip-off as new owners didn't have insurance yet plus I doubt you can get insurance on a dangerous structure). Here are some links, including a chance to contribute to the renovation. I have no idea who is backing the new owners' endeavours, cos we're talking considerable sums, but overall I see this as a good thing with great potential as their planned retreat centre, operating well beyond the Crowley and Page connections. And yeah, there is a vibe in that area of the Foyers road... eerie in the depths of winter let me tell ya! Anecdote: I was talking to a friend in the Dores Inn by Loch Ness the other week and he told about having a few pints one evening and some eager American Crowley/Page fans came in looking for the house, and all the locals in the pub pulled An American Werewolf in London job on them, telling them that it was dangerous and terribly spooky to be going down to the House. They all cracked up when the tourists left. Stick to the path, boys... beware the moon... 😎 https://www.boleskinehouse.org/ https://www.gofundme.com/f/boleskinehouse https://www.facebook.com/boleskine.house.foundation/ Paywall but you can read some of it: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/volunteers-help-boleskine-house-to-rise-from-ashes-v3s2w985g
  3. Hello Steve - please count me in for a download link. Sounds fab!
  4. Hi Chef Free - non-Dime link please, cheers.
  5. Tix were sold to a pair of delighted young fans. Admin feel free to delete this thread, thanks.
  6. Hi - Admin please delete if inappropriate. FOR SALE: 2 x tickets for ROBERT PLANT Perth 28 Nov I have two genuine standing tickets for Robert Plant's gig in Perth, Scotland, this Tuesday 28 November. I can't go due to temporary health issues. Tickets are £130 for the two, which includes fees and original postage costs. If bought in time I can get them couriered. Otherwise, I have friends going to the show and they can sell the tickets at the venue. PM me or email: sigilarts [at] gmail.com
  7. Another wonderfully-written piece by Strider. I laughed, I whooped, I went along the ride of your words. Fine stuff, excellent pace and rhythm. Thanks again.
  8. Ouds are like buses. You wait ages for one, and then three come at once!
  9. Thanks for sharing. Here's a link to a decent summary of the late Mr Yorke's work: http://dictionary.sensagent.com/Ritchie Yorke/en-en/
  10. Mid-1980s. Copy of an original Physical Graffiti 2LP in the house, belonged to my sister's then boyfriend. I somehow fixated on side two for months, with HOTH, TU and Kashmir - listening to those three songs over and over. Then, one day, I tried side one... and was forever changed by the drumming in IMTOD. Sides three and four swiftly followed and the rest, they say, is history...
  11. Just so you know folks - and apologies to any relevant webmasters/mistresses reading this - but you can still access Plant's website if you add "/news" to the URL. It's not updated since March. Curiously, if you click on "Road" (touring) it reverts to the "any time now" message. So mysterious but then we all like a bit o' enigma eh? "My name is Bob, Bob O'Enigma"
  12. I shall be glad to be proved wrong, but has anyone noted the general reluctance by Mr Plant and Mr Jones to feed the corporate media machine any more than they have to? Look at their statements and overall attitudes over the decades. Plant's on record several times as being anti-corporate, anti-milking for profit. Jones has never appeared to take any of it too seriously either, seemingly more interested in the here and now, musically. Apart from the big Zep releases and events, it would appear they're not too interested compared to Mr Page's eternal enthusiasm. That said, the last authorized documentary was probably 1990's MTV 30min one. And don't forget, a defunct band's fear about being forgotten is what has arguably damaged several bands' legacies by means of questionable, if not needless, releases and multiple Best Of collections. You know who I mean!!
  13. Just to add that my first Zep bootleg was a cassette copy from the vinyl of Dallas 1975, bought in a secondhand record shop in Dublin in the 1990s. Blew my young mind. It only went as far as Moby Dick, but that cassette was my only Zep bootleg for ages until I got a Brussels 1980 single CD, and even that, despite the lesser sound quality, was superlative, especially in contrast with their 1975 style. Lack of access to other bootlegs, especially pre-internet, meant these bootlegs have had a stronger impact and my sentimentality about them gives them higher importance to me. Human subjectivity, first impressions and all that. So now, when folk go on about comparing dozens of SBDs (my preferred source) and multiple audience recordings, I admire their awareness but wonder jeesh how do you find the time to listen to them all?!! That said, I will give extra attention to the new Seattle SBD - sounds worth an intentful listen.
  14. Ah great stuff to hear, thanks for sharing. Must've been wonderful to have been there. Fair play to auld grandpappy Planty still ready to take risks. And there's Justin Adams in the background hammering a bendir. And check out the violinists really digging it about 09:40 - headbanging classicists! Here's to breaking all barriers between us.
  15. Rubbernecking here. Jimmy Page had his Black Beauty returned? Gosh, I thought I was hip to all the Zep but this news must have passed me by or something. That's quite amazing, given the length of time. A nice finish to the strange story. I wonder what the music teacher's relatives thought of the whole affair. Update: http://www.guitarplayer.com/artist-videos/1436/jimmy-pages-long-lost-gibson-black-beauty-has-been-found/57856
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