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  1. Yeah, following on from that. Okay, here I go. Tonight I did a number 2. A couple of really big ones. I eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water, so I don't know. Anyhoo for some unknown reason, the damn things refuse to flush, despite several attempts to do so. So usually what I do is fill a 10L bucket with water, hold it high above my head and use the higher water pressure generated to clear the stubborn turd/s. It usually works first or second go. But tonight it was to no avail. And I was getting really frustrated. The only other option is to break it up with a stick or brush and that kind of grosses me out. My wife sees me all shitty, pardon the pun and asks, "what's the matter?" I tell her and she gives me a look of death that the grim reaper would be proud of. Then she says, "I'll try another shape of bucket". So she fills a wide diameter laundry bucket only about halfway, and holds it to waist level and pours all the water in quickly. And presto! Like magic, no more turds. I was happy. She says, "you need to eat more fibre", then she realised that the problem was that the turds were just too big and many, and she recants, "on second thought, you need to eat less fibre". Hahaha. What a wife I have! She not only puts up with my shit, she takes it away too!! Want another laugh, just in case that one repulsed you more than anything else? This is the funniest cat video I have ever seen. Turn you computer speakers right up for this one. Please be assured, the man in the video is only tickling this cat. Right at the very end, you hear it purr, so it is not distressed: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ca8w_brYBy4
  2. What made my happy today? Well, after I finished my dinner, I sat down on the couch and had the tv on. I was flicking through channels, but I had it on mute, as I had the stereo playing-Iron Maiden, "The Number of the Beast" album. I had the music turned up loud, and then as I was flicking through the channels, ( I have pay tv), one of them was this Christian channel. And a large church band was playing. It was a crackup, this loud Iron Maiden blaring from my speakers, in sync with this church band playing, with electric guitars, drums etc. And all the people raising their hands, I imagined them saying, "We woship you Bruce". Hahaha. Yeah, simple pleasure.
  3. Kate Beckinsale: Yeah, I like Kate Beckinsale. Hehe.
  4. Well, today I returned my parents cat, "Moo" that I had been looking after for about 6 mths, since it was a kitten. Long story, but dad brought it home, mum freaked out, and it's taken about that long for her to get used to the idea of having a pet around the house. I was a bit saddened to take him back as I've gotten so attached to him. But I was happy today because he settled in really well, even curling up in my mums lap at night. I know he'll be well looked after and I can still see him regularly, so I was happy. Btw, I called him "Moo" because he looks like a little cow. Big ears, long dangly legs, white with big black rounded blotches all over him and long black tail.
  5. Mrs Ledsabbath here! Thank you for chatting with ledsabbath while I was away, he really appreciated the company, even if it was an ocean away. xox Claire

  6. Great friend and great person, friends always.

  7. I just got Paul Rodgers first solo cd, anniversary edition, "Cut Loose". Fantastic album, I just had to put a thread up on it.
  8. What are skinwalkers??? I've never heard of that.
  9. Yes, but I don't know if you're aware of another form of space/time travel. It was a hypothesis I learnt at uni. Again, not that I'm supporting aliens, but to be fair, to present an alternative to space/time travel. And I'll be stuffed if I can remember the name of it. But it goes like this. If you take a sheet of paper, travel can be represented by the distance from one side to another. The idea hypothesised was to distort space, akin to folding the paper in half. Then when the 2 sides are together,(ie, distorting the space/time plane) it is only a tiny distance from one side of the paper to the other. You pass through the other side, and then redistort the space time plane again, (unfold the sheet of paper flat again). And presto, you have travelled from one side of the paper to the other without having to travel a long distance. You also mentioned that you don't take the OT or Adam and Eve literally, but symbolically. And this is part of the problem of why I'm not really "religious". The thing is this: in the NT (that you said that you take seriously), both Jesus and the apostle Paul spoke of Adam and Eve literally. If you can discount Adam and Eve, then you can discount Jesus too. So my question becomes, "what parts of the Bible are literal and what parts are symbolic?"
  10. Well, I don't call myself religious, but I believe in God. Only because as I studied the human body in university, I can't ever accept that such complexity in the human body and all other species of plants and animals and the rest of the universe, came by chance. To me personally, God is the only entity that I don't need "proof" of to believe, as I said, because of that reason. For me, that reason is all the proof I need, and the evidence of that "proof" is the universe and everything in it. All others I cannot believe as I've never had any experience of it. I also find it at a bit ridiculous that alien spaceships can fly from other galaxies, and then crash in our planet. To me, it's a bit like a formula one racing car driver who can't drive around a shopping car park without getting hit. I don't believe in the Loch Ness monster, but do I believe in fire breathing dragons? No I don't, but the Bible I know in the book of Job alludes to a large creature that breathes fire. So what does anyone say to that? Because I don't have a clue. I'd love to hear some sort of explanation.
  11. I wasn't going to reply to this thread as I thought that my username was obvious. But then you asked to explain it even if it was obvious, so I will. Ledsabbath is a compilation of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. I generally say that Black Sabbath is my favourite band, followed by Led Zeppelin. I did originally want to be "BlackZeppelin" but that username was already taken. And as this is a Zeppelin forum, I think it's appropriate to show Zeppelin honor around here by having their part of the compilation first. Only much later did I think of BlackLed, but I'm happy to have ledsabbath. So there you go.
  12. Ha ha ha. Don't be a radiographer then, like me. You'd hate the physics, and all the maths in the physics. I have 3 cats. A tabby, a meine coon and one I don't know what it is. My wife and I call it "moo" as it looks like a little Fresian cow. It has short white fur, with all these big rounded black blotches all over it, big ears, long legs and a long tail. Umm....what else? My 2 little fingers are bent inwards slightly. Umm....I had a really weird dream once. I was on some balcony on a building, in Nazi Germany. And Hitler and I were leaning on the balcony, and I casually mentioned to him how I thought the VW Beetle was a really good car. It could be because I had a VW golf at the time, and it was a "terrific car" so I thought. I bet you didn't see that coming, did ya? What else? I'm more English than the English. Or so my wife tells me. I'm an Australian, but I love English roasts meals, English cars, English architecture and of course, English bands. I'm not overly proud of that one, but what can I do? I've played both guitar and drums in the past. I argued once with these 3 Mormon girls that were witnessing to me. I was so forceful in my arguments, that all 3 girls burst out crying! I really felt bad about it at the time. They were only in their teens. Anything else you want to know? I'm a bit left field in case you haven't figured it out.
  13. There's a lot of songs I love from AC/DC. My only gripe with this band is that they stick to one formula, and have never deviated from it. All their music is the same. A bit like Iron Maiden. Some really great numbers, but too many songs the same. If you've heard one album, you've pretty well heard it all. I think the Bon Scott era was overall the superior AC/DC. And they had a bit of variety with that line up. A better mix of slower and faster songs, and a bit more creativity, like the bagpipes in "It's a long way to the top". Even a ballad, (the name escapes me now, it's on the 'High Voltage' album). And Bon Scott didn't suffer that horrible gravel voice of Brian Johnson. But still, many Johnson songs I enjoy.
  14. Oh man. Here's some more of Kate: And another: And another. This one is my favourite: Oh what the heck. Another one:
  15. Oh yeah, Natalie Wood is one of my favourites too. Here's some of interest: This first one is of Candice Night, the gorgeous thing that is Ritchie Blackmore's partner and vocalist in their medieval folk group, "Blackmore's Night". Ooh la la. Ritchie Blackmore is one lucky bastard. Now this one is interesting, I only discovered it recently. This is Toni-Marie Iommi. Daughter of the legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. She's the vocalist in a band called "Lunarmile". I don't think they've produced an album yet, but correct me if I'm wrong. I don't know who the dude in the picture is: Wow! Tony Iommi didn't just create monster riffs, he produced a hot daughter too. Remember that old tv show, "I Dream of Jeannie?", (now I'm showing my age). Well, I did dream of Jeannie. A lot. When I was a kid: Who wouldn't want to let her out of the bottle? I think Kate Beckinsale is one of the finest looking women around. What do you think? Oh Hell. Here's another one of her: Sweet dreams guys.
  16. I was on the prowl like a hungry cat, looking for a quote to quote. As you can tell by my username, avatar and signature, I'm not a moron. He he. I love of course the Ozzy era most, but also all the other eras. There are many great moments in all the various incarnations. When I think of bands like Zeppelin, Sabbath, Purple, Rainbow, etc, I get a bit depressed. They don't make music like this anymore.
  17. Yeah, I agree completely. There's thousands of guitar shredders and the like. People who can play very fast and technical. That is not a great guitarist. That is just a competent player. It is one thing to shred and play fast, but it's another thing to create great tunes, riffs, melodies and solos. It's also another thing to play creatively and with feeling. This is why I love Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath. Now for sure, he can play loud and fast and do his share of shredding. But I love the feeling he puts into his solos. I heard an interview with him, and he said how there are many guitarists that can match him for technical proficiency, but have no feeling in their playing. And that is what a really truly great guitarist is about. You maybe can shred like every other wannabe, but can you come up with imaginative and creative solos filled with feeling and emotion such as Zeppelin's, "Stairway to Heaven", Purples's , "Child in Time", Sabbath's "War Pigs", Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower" or even Lynryd Skynryd's, "Free Bird". All those songs I've quoted have 2 things in common. They are not particularly tecnical difficult pieces to play. But they are solos you can listen to again and again without getting sick of. They are the equivalent of good poetry, filled with imagination and creativity. And that is something shredders can't do.
  18. No Quarter for me. I love that hippy, trippy, psychadelic feel to it. A very unique song by Zeppelin standards, as there was no other song they did that was similar. My second favourite was D'yer M'aker. I read somewhere that Robert Plant was so ga ga over that song, that he wanted it released as a single. That's quite an about turn for Zeppelin, as they were renowned for not releasing singles. Can anyone verify if that is true?
  19. Meaning no disrespect to you, but I find this very hard to believe. I know for an absolute fact that Ritchie Blackmore was looking for a vocalist who could sing the blues. After Ian Gillan, Mr Blackmore wanted to return to his blues roots, hence the qualification of a blues vocalist-which David Coverdale was more than capable of. Just look at some of the blues songs DP did with David Coverdale, which verifies this. I find it extremely hard to believe that the creative and original thinking Ritchie Blackmore was looking for a Plant clone. It is just not his style, to ride on the coat tails of another vocalist and emulate him. Because one thing that Ritchie Blackmore hates, amidst a sea of hates in his case, is unoriginality. So it just was not his thing to copy another musician, be it guitarist or vocalist. Anyone familiar with the history of DP and Ritchie Blackmore would understand this.
  20. Hi all. I read from another poster that apparently Robert Plant called David Covedale, "David Coverversion". What's the story behind that? I read a long time ago that when Jimmy Page recorded the "Coverdale/Page" album, it was a slap in the face to Robert Plant. So what is the story of Robert's animosity towards David Covedale?
  21. Definately. What a magnificent ballad, so underrated. I love The Firm, but unlike most people here who seem to think that the debut album was better than Mean Business, I prefer the latter. I too wish there was another Firm album. And Paul Rodgers has a brilliant voice with a superb tone. In fact, he's Ritchie Blackmore's favourite vocalist, (along with Candice Night of course-man, what a fox!!!) But I digress. I have a question though. What the hell were Page and Rodgers thinking when they did that cover of "You've lost that loving feeling?" What a veritable pile of puke song to do a cover of!!!! Of all the songs in the world that they could have chosen to do a cover version of, they choose that soppy, poppy, mushy, sloppy, bubble gum tear jerker song. Ugh!! *shakes head* It would be like Deep Purple finishing off their Machine Head album with a cover of Elton John's Crocodile Rock. Does anyone know the story behind that temporary insanity choice of cover song?
  22. Yes and no. Some of the songs on that album are very Zeppelin, and some others have a strong Whitesnake feel to them. And there are other songs that have their own unique sound, devoid of either Zeppelin or Whitesnake. I don't believe that they deliberately tried to simulate a Led Zeppelin sound. It's only natural that both Page and Coverdale would have their respective musical influences of their former bands spilling over into their new venture. And Coverdale was groaning and ooohing and ahhhing well before this album. Well, as I said, he was doing that in Whitesnake, which in fact he was notorious for. ????????? I wouldn't go so far as to say that. But obviously he never attained great success after Zeppelin. Mind you, his achievements in Zeppelin are many times more than most other guitarists/songwriters. His one great success in Zeppelin is worth 10 successes in mere mortal bands. That is true. Apparently, Robert Plant hated David Coverdale, and so it was a real slap in the face to Plant when Page did this album with Coverdale. I will put another thread asking why Plant hated Coverdale. I totally agree with you on that. The albums front and back covers, and all those photographic inserts were very Zeppelin like, with a touch of the mystical and mysterious. Inlcuding a cool looking metaphysical type of symbol. Zeppelin did album covers so well.
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