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    Found Money

    exactly. how do you think the cocaine residue got there in the first place?
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    Found Money

    found 35 bucks in a jacket i got at goodwill one time. it was in a "hidden" inside pocket. so i made like 30 dollars on that deal. once at macy's when i was a teenager i was just walking along killing time while my mom was shopping. i was walking around this clearance area that was jam packed with racks of clothes and i looked down and saw a pack of gum sticking out barely from underneath a rack. so i picked it up and noticed something else behind it. a 50 dollar bill. have to say though, one of the best finds, at the page/crowes concert in worcester ma., walking to our seats in the upper tier. walked past the usher who checked our tickets at the opening of the seating area, walked about 10 feet, looked down...quarter ounce of weed.
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    Hot pics of Jimmy

    yeah, i was surprised to see this one too...very interesting. i remember seeing p/p in 98 (boston) and i was extremely surprised to see him using that prs during walking into clarksdale. i wasn't surprised really to see him using that guitar - but i am surprised about one being used in the outrider days. i've never seen that referenced in any of his gear lists from the different era's as far as i remember. thanks for the pics.
  4. come on people...no ZOSO sweater lovers out there?????? here's two for you steveAJones: before the jacket faded: and the 84 era you mentioned: also, here are some more i like: i think my favorite jimmy wardrobe piece though are the black and white loafers. those were some sweet - go with everything - shoes!
  5. i was really, really into the coverdale/page album seeing that it was the newest stuff from page at the time. i thought the album was great, and i still listen to it today. in march of 95 i saw page/plant in miami, and man did i go wild when the opening riff of that song kicked in. i couldn't believe it! and we all had been hearing the whole "david coverplant" comments going on and i never thought they would ever play a c/p song. i thought it was great. incidentally, the calling to you renditions on that tour were incredible too.
  6. IMTOD was the first zep song i ever heard. sealed my fate as a zep head. i grew up in a home where baptist teachings were the norm, so rock music was evil. had to wait until i was in high school as a junior before i even heard any zep. i'll list my 5 favs as: The Rover Achilles Last Stand In the Light Trampled Underfoot No Quarter honorable mention goes out to two songs that really get me going when i need to, Ozone Baby and Wearing and Tearing.
  7. i have guitar hero, i have real guitars, i love led zeppelin. so with that in mind, i think this topic has raised the hair on the back of some people's necks and they've taken it personally that people would actually play a video game with a controller fashioned after a guitar and still be able to love zeppelin. i've heard it over and over - get a real instrument! or what a joke that is! or just because you can play gh that doesn't mean you can play a real guitar! well, i'm here to say i've yet to come across anyone whose even hinted that they think they know how to play a guitar because of their skill at the video game. as has been mentioned, it's simply a game. now, being a lover of music, a lover of guitar especially, the idea of video game that was about guitar blew my mind. personally i think it's a great idea. i know that it does introduce people to different types of music and bands they may never have known about. so it does have it's merits. but hardly is anyone claiming that it gives anyone the illusion that they can really play. as for zep in these games, i know, probably will not ever happen. i am a little saddened by that, just because i love zeppelin so much, but i understand. someone earlier linked to a youtube vid of some custom songs that people have created with zeppelin pieces, and they are awesome. the stairway one is great. my daughter's favorite character in gh2 is clive winston and anyone who knows the game and this character knows it's a spitting image of jimmy circa 1977 period. the only thing that is not right on is the character has a mustache, but it's not completely out of place. he has a white suit that looks remarkably like the dragon suit, when star power is engaged with this character his "trick" is to pull out a bow and play with it. and the fretboard has a dragon design on it when this character is used. so they're already tipping their cap to the world's best, but that's as close as you get to zeppelin in gh so far.
  8. have to agree with the poster in another thread with the same sentiment: i haven't done a damn thing since december 10th. i've stayed up until 4 or 5 in the morning, checked out every video i can (multiple times) searched every picture, listened to the slowburn recording while standing in the center of my living room with the surround sound on and not moved for over an hour... but if this is a sickness - i don't ever want to get better!
  9. i am one also that just wants to concentrate on how AWESOME that show was and how blessed we all are as fans to have witnessed this event (live in person or not). i am going on the sound of what we heard (shout out to slowburn and what we heard was LED ZEPPELIN. as far as the people saying we can't ever know what happens out of the public eye, so true. what happens on stage regarding interaction between bandmembers (non-musical interaction) isn't NECESSARILY a representation of their inner feelings for each other. i just went over to mr. ross halfin's website - and let me take a moment to say, ross, you are the man. i have loved your site for years and i hope it will be there for years to come. anyhow, go to mr. halfin's site and check out the pics he has of the rehearsals. i see plenty of smiles. plenty of positive energy. (side note, ross' description of the holiday party he went to the other day was great...i love how the guy writes in his blog. and not enough can be said about his photos...)
  10. i have been reading A LOT of posts, reports, etc, on this concert since the moment it was announced. personally i was just extremely excited about them doing this - i had zero expectations. i have absolutely loved led zeppelin from the moment i first heard my first zep song (IMTOD) on the way to a golf match in high school. zeppelin has really become a friend to me since then, and somehow i always find myself soaking myself in zeppelin in hard times in life. and not to be dramatic or anything, they just help me feel something special which brings me up. anyway, long story short... the videos on youtube i saw early the next morning were awesome i thought and i was happy. i know there are always people that are critical, or want to over analyze everything. i've read people talking about solo's or whether they interacted with each other enough. i've read people talking about what affect their clothing had, or whether jimmy's hair made him look like a "senior citizen struggling to get through the song" and whether robert was bored and not into it...to me, it was zeppelin, it's 2007, and they were together. the videos were cool, but when i heard about the aforementioned slowburn recording, and was lucky enough to get ahold of that, i really had a chance to take a listen to what they really sounded like, other than depending on a cell phone / digital camera video or that bbc footage. all i can say is WOW. i have listened to that show about 8 times in the last three days, most of those times just standing in one place in the middle of room just enjoying it. personally, the power and the feel of that show was awesome. i thought they interacted great together in the music. of course there were times of little miscues or whatever, as to be expected, but in a whole body of work...the music rocked. i've been lucky to see page/plant twice and page and the crowes once, but i would have traded them both to be there to see this one show. the recording, and my big time thanks goes out to the source, was great. from what i imagine from his description, it appeared he had seats similar to the ones i always seem to get at shows, a ways up and back. but i kind of like those seats personally anyway, so i can picture where the sound is coming from. also, i really kind of dig an audience recording. to be able to hear the crowd, to be able to hear bits of conversation, or exclamations from those in attendance, but still be able to hear the music well. by all accounts the beginning opened up sort of slow, and there were sound issues (as can be clearly heard on the slowburn recording during GTBT, Ramble On). still some good stuff, like i just felt chills when there was that second pause right before page goes into the GTBT solo and the crowd just starts going crazy in anticipation. but by black dog there was a whole different feel. the thing i liked in the song was how they played it somewhat alternating between the "vintage" sound and newer ways they have played it (there are several time where they seem to play passages reminiscent of the version page/plant did for the music awards show which can be seen on the extras portion of the "no quarter" dvd). the way the crowd is just so into it when they trade off with plant at the end. from there on, i was floored. i thought plant's little intros to the songs were awesome. i thought the sound of his voice was sincere. i thought he sounded like he was having fun. i heard his "laugh" that he does that i've heard over the years during zep concert recordings that indicates he was having a good time. i heard TIGHT playing. i heard AWSOME phrasing during the songs. i thought page did an awesome job in his playing, he was strong, had control, and had that "sound" coming from his guitar that was so powerful, cutting through, and having that metal on metal crashing at times that i always thought was something i only heard from him. IMTOD all the way through SIBLY...unbelievable. mesmerizing even. FYL - a dream come true for me to hear this song live - and they didn't disappoint. they played that song absolutely amazing and just as i could have imagined it would sound live. plant was awesome in that song and really had the energy going. he did through all those songs. page...just awesome. bonham, outstanding. jonesy, what can i say, he makes this whole thing work and him being there is just the part that makes it whole. jpj's organ parts were spot on. the sound he gets in trampled - incredible. they nailed that. NFBM, they just completely hit that one too. (kind of wish plant would have said "oh jimmy!" right before the solo, but hey, you can't get everything no quarter, again, was excellent. the piano, the guitar sound itself, the sound of plant - this was vintage zeppelin no quarter - not the "no quarter" no quarter if you know what i mean. it was almost like they got a bit off after dazed, and unfortunately that was stairway time, but it wasn't a total disaster or anything, i actually liked it. but even if there was anything to be sad about with stairway - it was all gone as soon as they got into TSRTS. and you can hear the approval of this song by the reaction of the gentleman on the recording. i love this guy. from thebeginning till the end you can tell he's really loving what he seeing, but it's hear to the end where you can hear him several times and it's great, i totally would be making noise at this show too. the break before MMH, classic. and the song rocks too. then the break before kashmir and how they come into that song... the crowd reaction after that, then coming back out for WLL...the crowd again, rock and roll...special. anyway, to the poster that said it sounded better on the ipod - i agree with you. however, i played around with it a little and tried to boost the sound a tad. i am NOT A SOUND ENGINEER AT ALL, so the following might be absolutely the wrong thing to do, but anyway...i ran the flac file(s) into audacity one at a time, selected the entire file, normalization effect (default options checked), then amplify effect (10db straight across for the first three files (intro,gtbt,ramble) and 6db for all tracks after (4-19). i then would export each file as mp3 at 320kbps. then burned those files in itunes as an audio disc, no spacing between tracks. (you have to make a 2 disc set, all will not fit on one disc when making an "audio cd") after i did that and ran it through my 100watt sony receiver on stadium surround - the volume only on about 2.8 out of 10 ( i had been running it through my ipod on full volume, into the receiver at volume 5 or 6 to get sound not even this good)...it was sweet. you could really start hearing nuances here and there you couldn't before. that's when i started staying in the middle of the room listening, not moving for songs at a time, turning slowly in the surround sound and taking it all in... overall, i am just happy and grateful that we got this performance from them, and for the exceptional person that shared it all with us. thank you! even though i tried to "enhance" the files for myself, i thought they were awesome in the first place. and i thought the recording was excellent! he even said in a post i read that it was not enhanced by him or he had not tried to do an "editing" job on it or anything. but this recording will always be the "one" for this show for me...thanks again. we all got led zeppelin as close as we will ever see them, thank you JPJ, thank you Jason, thank you Robert, and thank you mr. Page. i love you guys!
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