indigomoonbeam Posted December 30, 2010 Share Posted December 30, 2010 I dunno about some people who post of this Forum, but have no time whatsoever for these people who bark on endlessly about Jimmy's lack of creative output (made public) since the demise of Led Zeppelin. Sure, like any other Page fan, I would have loved for his abundant relationship with his muse to have continued, but it didn't. Lest we forget the density of guitar ideas, let alone other musical and producing input, in a Zeppelin album (sole exclusion ITTOD), was equivalent to what most songwriters and musicians would contribute to two or three albums. Most creative giants, whether they be musicians, writers, painters, film makers, typically have a period of optimum creativity, during which they produce their best work and soar to the pinnacle of their creative potential and thereafter their work rarely scales the same heights. People who are not of a creative disposition do not practically comprehend how much mental energy and emotional force goes into producing "works of art". I venture the physical body also has its limitations of endurance regarding what it can absorb experiential. If one also considers the intensity of Zeppelin's live performances in the 1970s, they transcended the parameters of mere concerts, they were "communal spiritual events." The sheers magnitude of the energy coming from stadiums filled with crowds tripping the light fantastic, which flowed towards the band is quite inconceivable to those not on the stage. Not everyone has the rigorous physical body of a Bruce Springsteen. Page never had a strong physical body, as his serious illnesses in the 1960s testifies, combined with his propensity for alcohol and drugs consumption is not a combination that will lend itself to indefinite physical and creative endurance. A further point is the change in his physical body after the demise of Zeppelin, Page put on more weight and I would say this was not just to do with stopping heroin. There was clearly a shift in the type of body he had, esoterically speaking I wager a movement from a 7th Ray physical major body to a 3rd Ray physical major body. The 7th Ray par excellence provides a mechanism for giving structure and form to creative expression, whereas the 3rd Ray equal offers a natural medium for expression in a business context. Page has, from the 1990s, invested considerable personal effort to cultivate a robust business platform on which to secure the musical legacy of Led Zeppelin. Page is the remaining member who has devoted by far the greatest efforts to prepare, produce and deliver projects with material, which have enhanced the band's creative arsenal: The Remastered back catalogue, the Box Set compilations, the BBC Sessions, How The West Was Won, the live DVD, etc.. So, let's be grateful for the brilliant sonic body of work Page has produced for us to enjoy thus far in his lifetime and forget the might have beens and maybes. Cheers, Indi. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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