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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. Greetings. I don't know if this has been covered in the preceding 29 pages of this thread but I just heard a great one on Twitter from Julian Cope's wife, Dorian, who was a massive Who fan as a teenager in the '70s. She says that when Zep split after Bonzo died, she was really jealous of their decision not to continue compared to The Who's decision to bring in Kenny Jones and their subsequent career. I'd never considered that angle, the jealousy of a difficult artistic choice which left so many people bereft of any future Zeppelin but which kept the magic, mystery and aura of the band intact.
  2. Aha, I just ordered Gorman's book, thanks Strider for reminding me of its worth. Always loved his drumming. Saw the Crowes in '95 and '99 in Dublin which were absolutely great shows. Extremely high, as I hazily recall. In '99 I'd seen their tour set lists online and was yelling out for In My Time of Dying before the final encore, and then they started it and everyone went nuts. Saw them in Dublin '97 too but it was a duff dull disappointing gig, which tallies with their uneven later output and in-band aggro. I remember seeing an ad in an Irish music magazine for a Page/Crowes gig a
  3. As a local living near Boleskine, anecdotally I hear from older people who worked there in the past that either they never saw or felt anything weird, or they had something strange happen or felt something inexplicably ominous occur. Now, whether there was whisky or psylocibin involved... I dunno. 😇 Either way, the new owners are ethically steaming ahead with the rebuilding and repurposing of the house and site, with paid contractors and a healthy amount of volunteers. Whatever one's beliefs, they're trying to make something good for the locality and beyond. I am not connected to them in
  4. Can't believe I've gotten a chance to say this to @SteveAJones but you're incorrect in this matter, good sir. 🙏 The ruin just got taken off the local authority's dangerous buildings list and is full steam ahead for a rebuild in the coming years. The gate lodge is already refurbished - a mate of mine did it. All the up-to-date info is on their Facebook page and website.
  5. Excellent shots, love the super sharp one of Jonesy, Bonzo & Page - and all the others of course. Fair play to you for getting such clear shots while in the audience. It's not easy and I appreciate that you have plenty blurred ones too. Thank you for sharing.
  6. Another late entry to this party, @SteveZ98. I'd love a link please. The BYA Stomp clip is beautiful. Need to change my mind about those shrill 1977 SB recordings.
  7. Really? I'll have to check my ears then! Thanks for the comment. It's just that I've never heard a cut mid-song on any of the 1975 boards, hence my query.
  8. First bootleg was Dallas 4 March 1975 on a 90min cassette bought in the early 1990s in a second-hand record shop in Dublin which had trays of bootleg tapes right on the counter. Those literally were the days. The recording blew my mind and made the 1975 tour my favourite, not least because of the superior sound quality compared to other tours. If it's poor sound I just can't listen to it, audio snob that I may be. Shortly after that, in the stoned summer of 1992, while working in the flower fields and bulb factories in western Netherlands, I bought a CD called In The Evening, Brussels 198
  9. Great article, thank you for the link. My question regarding cassettee vs reel-to-reel soundboard recordings: how do the, say, 1975 boards, not have any break or cassette flip in a three-hour show? If it was a single cassette there'd be the flip every 45min or 60min, but those shows just seem to flow complete from start to finish. Plus the linked article shows that there was only one on-stage recorder. Anyone?
  10. 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 ly
  11. 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 pote
  12. Hello Steve - please count me in for a download link. Sounds fab!
  13. Hi Chef Free - non-Dime link please, cheers.
  14. Tix were sold to a pair of delighted young fans. Admin feel free to delete this thread, thanks.
  15. 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
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