Originally posted by mee30
reply to post by FlySolo
I would ask why you would stay up to watch a band speak in the first place? Even if it is one you really, really like... They are not liked for their
talking are they? LOL...
Idolization of music/movie/football stars has always fascinated me... WHY? They are just people that happen to be able to sing/act/play an
instrument... Music and movies are nice and all but why turn the entertainers into some sort of demi-gods?
Where are the groupies for brain surgeons? Or firefighters or anyone that actually does something to help out their fellow man/woman?
It is strange when you think about it... It is to me anyway...
Is getting paid millions upon millions not enough?
Mm,why do I get the feeling you've missed the point somehow.lol
The movie star or footballer fair enough but music is completely different,it connects directly to what i call my soul in a way
art,movies,sports,games blah,blah,blah have no ability to do.
There are some musicians who have earned every accolade they've been given,None more so that Led Zeppelin.It's not just the outstanding
songs,platinum selling albums (on advanced sales,no less !!),the phenomenal live shows,the sheer musical ability,the way they've shaped the image of
rock like no other,the excess,the millions,who else has caught a shark from the hotel window then used it sexually on a groupie ~ or the antics and
myths,the drink and drugs,the esoteric study of Jimmy Page,the light and the dark,Aleister Crowley and Boleskin,the double necked SG,the violin
bow,the theramin,the Les Paul.This band didn't play the music industrys tune,interviews were very rare,singles were equally rare,they didn't use
magazines,t.v or top of the pops to promote their music,it spoke for itself,,it's that simple !!!
Jimmy Page not only wrote some of the most legendary songs in rock history,he changed the way music was recorded,engineered in the studio,they changed
the relationship between bands and venues forever.when John Bonham died decided it couldnt continue without him.
This band has had a bigger,deeper and far more extensive influence on modern music than Elvis Presely and the Beatles but because of who they were you
either get Zeppelin or you don't.
Now I can fully understand why someone would stay up late to see them perform live,absolutely.I would too,,AC/DC too but not anyone else !!!
Live music isn't art,it's life,it's living,it doesnt represent or pretend.It's vital,visceral and music has moved people deep inside like very few
things in life can.I can hear a song and it'll send rushes up and down my spine,fill me with joy,sorrow.
When I was in primary school I hated singing carols because it's all I could do to stop myself crying like a baby when the music for Away in a manger
started up.Why??Haven't got a clue,soon as I heard it,that's what happened,even now it sends a chill through me.Music connects like nothing else and
particularly live music.
It's not about demi~gods or hero worship,one man or woman with a guitar/piano/violin whatever just making music and singing by themselves can be like
I've spent 25 years playing the guitar and playing music is even more powerful than listening to someone else,,i'll go to my grave with my
Stratocaster beside me !!!
Anyway,,that's the opinion of someone who's life is music ~ for what it's worth.lol !!