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Swedzep

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  1. Thank you Dave for the heartfelt review. I think it is wonderful that it is being made available for those not lucky enough to attend. I was there and I can't wait to relive the concert which for myself was and will forever remain the concert of all concerts. Thanks to everyone involved. Cheers!!!
  2. Swedzep here. DHL came to my doorstep 15 minutes ago with my copy of THE BOOK!!!Copy number 738! Must say it was very well wrapped. Am now taking my time savorying just looking at it before looking more closely. Hope everybody's copy comes to you all soon. Cheers!
  3. Hi I emailed with David yesterday. He stated that my copy 778 would likely ship in 3-4 weeks and before Christmas at the latest. . .too bad since it was a christmas present, but I guess I'm glad that its getting closer. Cheers,
  4. Hi I spent some time emailing Genesis yesterday. I ordered my copy of the book on April 9 and got the following info: Even though your order may have been placed on April 9th, it was not processed until May 18th. This was due to the fact that, following the offer to pre-order, the initial rush of orders all came in within a few days. This resulted in a backlog that took time for us to get on the system. We have a very small team who work hard to process orders as quickly as possible but with a book that has been as popular as this there were some unavoidable delays. The first orders came in on 6th April and from them on we processed on a ' first come, first served' basis. I double checked and recieved confírmation of my copy number, high 700s, so it seems that they did process 1st cm, 1st srv. I also sent a querry about when to expect shipping and the answer was: I know that you were one of the early buyers, paying for the book on May 18th, and can only apologise for the time it has taken to finally get to this stage. However,as you are aware from the updates we have issued,while the book was originally due for publication in July, Jimmy has kept adding to it as he really wants it to be something exceptional. He has been so dedicated and involved in the whole project that it wouldn't have been right to turn down his offers so we worked with him even though it would mean delays. as a result, you will get a book that is so much bigger and better than we originally envisaged. I for one think that Genesis were great in answering my questions quickly and honestly. I personally would rather have to wait a little bit to get a great book than to get a rushed product. Cheers
  5. Hi. Just finished Walls book. First off, I found the book interesting and even the "private thoughts" quotes entertaining. the last section about the O2 and Jimmys "bitterness" was trite, sensationalist and pure conjecture. It seemed that Wall just had to make up something negative. So that was that I still feel we'll all have to wait until one of the three remaining members writes something or grants extensive interviews for the real story. Cheers
  6. This is so very sad. I saw P/P in Stockholm 28/6/95. Michael Lee was fantastic. RIP
  7. I find this interesting. I have been wondering how the relationship really is at this point. It seems clear at least that they are not the best of mates at the moment. Which if true is indeed very sad. Hopefully at least they have been discussing the issue professionaly if not as mates.
  8. Sam, thank you for posting this. Robert, thank you for putting this issue to rest. For me, I saw the O2 show and rehearsal. It was by far the greatest musical experience of my life (and I've seen alot of different music live). I hoped with all my heart that the O2 would convince Robert to continue where I belive he is best needed. But alas not to be. As a fan of Roberts I respect his decision. The lastet material with AK is actually quite nice but for me not as exilarating. But then again not everyone agreed with Picassos every whim. . . Hey, its still art and I wish Robert all the best in the future. THAT SAID, I SINCERLY HOPE THAT THIS GETS THE 3JS OFF AND ROCKING. Kindly, Swedzep, for me today the music in some sense died.
  9. Too true. The O2 certainly proved that the chemistry still remains intact. For me a dream come true. My thoughts then the same as now were that I hoped that more people could be given the opportunity to have there dreams come true. Heres hoping for an official announcement soon. Cheers
  10. Hi Woke up today thinking about this tragedy. Seems like such a short time ago, I still remember feeling faint and crying when hearing on the radio that something awful had happend. . .R.I.P
  11. Hi I've been waiting to see if anything on this came up. Yeah, I was there as a winner of the Expressen (Swedish newspaper)/Warner bros. contest. I was flown from Stockholm on the morning of the 9th and put up in a nice hotel in Earls Court. After check in at the hotel, off to the O2 and the line at the back of the venue. I was pretty early so maybe 40-50 people ahead. After a looong wait and massive security check I was let in. Some gaurds yelled that the boys were on stage, at which point I jogged to the seating section arriving at the beginning of RO. Suffice it to say it was an indescrible sensation finally seeing Led Zeppelin after all these years (my dream since I was 11 in 1973, having missed them in Seattle 75 and 77 due to school and family travels). It was also surreal. - The O2 was largely empty except for the rehearsal attendees being ushered into the seats on the right hand side of the stage. Security was everywhere eyeing us for hidden cameras etc. On stage the boys and some techs and of course Ross H. In front of stage family and friends. During the ensuing songs, Robert walked around on the floor taking and hugging folks, smiling a lot, sipping tea. IMTOD was inspired and the rehearsal attendees gave a loud cheer at the end at which point the band looked up and seemed surprised that there were now some 300 "guests" in attendence. NBFM really rocked with Roberts ferocious harmonica jam really tearing it up, also very cool was seeing JPJ and JP working and reworking the middle bridge section of the song - amazing experience seeing two geniuses in the act of creating. NQ was marvelous with both JPJ and JP messing around with various parts of the song. Finally, the privallege of seeing and hearing Jasons young boy do a solo. At this point I was quite choked up reflecting back to Sept. 25 1980. All in all the overall rehearsal experience was for me a once in a lifetime dream come true. Afterwards, I walked around the O2 and later Earls Court in a daze with a smile on my face. I reflected that the band sounded awesome and that ALL 4 members looked very, very happy and focused. I was also aware of having been privy to something magical. Of course the next night was also a dream come true. Just as special and magical - but in a different way. Cheers
  12. Hi Don't know if its anywhere on the site but LZ are up for three awards on the CR rock and roll honours readers poll: best DVD - TSRTS, best band and event of the year (O2). Votes can be made on the CR website, www.classicrockmagazine.com, under the rock and roll honour link. Cheers
  13. Hi This was on Blabbermouth this morning. Intresting additional info about jamming with JP and JPJ. Wonder if its true? According to Fargo, North Dakota radio station 107.9 The Fox, drummer Jason Bonham revealed this past Friday morning (August 22) on a Detroit radio station that he is leaving FOREIGNER at the end of this month. Since Jason filled the seat once occupied by his late father John Bonham at the LED ZEPPELIN show in London last December, does this raise the likelihood of a full-fledged LED ZEPPELIN reunion? Jason, who was born in England and now lives in Florida, said, "I've been over [to England] a couple of times. I've been working with Jimmy and John Paul [Jones] and trying to do just do some new material and some writing. I don't know what it will be, but it will be something." Jason said, "My time with FOREIGNER is coming to an end. This is the first time I've talked about it. I leave at the end of this month so, I mean, I'm looking forward to taking some time out to be with the family really. Since I moved to America I've been on the road, so my first priority is to go and watch my kids grow up, because they've grown up way to fast in the last four years." There has been no word yet from FOREIGNER on who will replace Jason. Cheers,
  14. Swedzep

    Kashmir in CR top 100

    Hi Yeah, CR seems to always find a way to tie into LZ. This is great and the bit about JPJ is great and oft overlooked. FYI and FWIW in this years annual listner poll of alltime greats, Stockholm radiostation, Rockklassiker - 106.7, rated Kashmir. . .1 well ahead of Metallicas One at 2, and STH at 3. At any rate thanks for the post.
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