Wednesday, March 6, 2013

It's Good to Get the Led Out

When I was 11 or 12 years old, Led Zeppelin seemed as frightening and unnerving to me as the film "The Exorcist." Robert Plant strutting around with that long hair descending onto his bare naked chest...Jimmy Page playing a guitar with a violin bow. They were so oohy sweaty, emiting groans & growls and (gasp!) you couldn't even see their eyes.....
Their sounds were robust and deliberate which I didn't the time I was a fan of less "evolved" music, as I would describe it, and this Led Zeppelin band was just too huge for my delicate ears. 

As with sweet potatoes and olives ..... I later developed a "taste" for Led Zeppelin. When I was in my 30's, I began to study the brilliant drumming technique of Jon Bonham and then I realized there was more than testosterone going on with these dudes....they had depth in their lyrics, instrumentation and stage presence. And today I consider Led Zeppelin to be the best heavy metal band to ever be.

Thanks to a book by author Dave Thompson, I'm now much more informed of the influences that inspired the great musicians of Led Zeppelin.  If You Like Led Zeppelin breaks down each path and influence that took Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Jon Bonham & Robert Plant straight to the history books.....Dave's book contains great commentary from important characters throughout the Led Zeppelin years and it's fascinating information. Please don't miss Dave on my radio show Thursday, March 7th at 2:00 pm CST -- or listen to the archived show anytime. Same link.

"John's Blurb"
with Jude Southerland Kessler

Throughout the next year, we'll be celebrating - over and over- some event in the Beatles career which happened 50 years ago. Yes, this is the 50th year after Ed Sullivan, the 50th year after the Beatles' first American tour, the 50th year after their historic performance at Carnegie Hall.
Fifty years. And yet it seems like yesterday.
Life is whipping by very quickly. John Lennon once sang, "Livin' on borrowed time, without a thought for tomorrow." That describes so many of us (okay, me) to a Tee.
We hurry through the day doing the "stuff" we have to do without noticing that this, THIS is our life.
The life you are living in is indeed built on borrowed time, and time runs rapidly. Today, notice. Today, be aware. Today, take time to relish the moment.
Fifty years will pass again before you know it. But beginning now, let it pass, noticed.

Upcoming Gigs:

FACEBOOK PARTY! - if you are on facebook...request to be my friend: RecipeRecords Cookbook; then you'll see a post for our Facebook Party - it's Thurs. night, March 7th from 7-8 CST. It is basically a chat page where you just watch the posts & feed/comments. Guests will be asked to answer trivia for prizes & we have some special guests joining the fun with entertaining posts! What better way to join the party than to sit at home in your loungewear & party on the computer?

Lanea will be appearing at the Poseyville Carnegie Public Library (Poseyville, IN) this Saturday, March 9th, from 2 - 4 p.m.  I'll have the new Recipe Records-a Culinary Tribute to The Beatles books, along with samples of my fabulous Savoy Truffles

Don't miss the Steel Cook Chef Competition on Sunday, March 10th, from 4 pm - 7 pm.  Lanea will be a guest judge at the event & you can sample foods from these fine, fine chefs as well. Tickets are $30 and it is at the Casino Aztar. All proceeds go to the Evansville Food Bank.

Peace, Love & Rock & Roll,

Lanea Stagg

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