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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 1980 in a small record shop, which was another insight into the band - although the audio quality was average at best.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Hello Steve - please count me in for a download link. Sounds fab!
  9. Hi Chef Free - non-Dime link please, cheers.
  10. Tix were sold to a pair of delighted young fans. Admin feel free to delete this thread, thanks.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Ouds are like buses. You wait ages for one, and then three come at once!
  14. 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/
  15. 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...
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