Thursday, August 21, 2008

And so it continues + 99 cents

Hello friends. My painkillers make me kind of dizzy and looking at my computer screen for more than a few minutes makes me feel icky and Aunt Flo is visiting, leaving medoubled over in pain, so it looks like I will continue to neglect my poor little blog for the rest of the week. But please, take a look at some of my most-read posts:

Flashing lights [lights...lights...lights]
Mighty morphin good time
Bathing beauty!
Vanity's in the eye of the beholder


99 cents: Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin (1973). I heard it at my friend's house while we were cooking last weekend, and after the first 30 seconds of the song, I was sold. I love that it starts out with the darker sound of a blues guitar in a smoky little downstairs bar but it really works itself up into all the distortion and the screaming...there's just so much pain there. Until last Saturday, my experience with Led Zeppelin hadn't extended past the fact that 'Stairway to Heaven' was almost always the last song played at all my middle school dances. Was that just my town or did that happen everywhere? Zeppelin is such a stoner cliche at this point that it never really occurred to me to investigate, but I definitely stand corrected. Since I've Been Loving You is on repeat on my iPod. Here it is, plus Stairway to Heaven as a matter of nostalgia:

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Download legally. Better posting coming as soon as the Oxycodone stops making me dizzy. Cheers.

5 comments:

  1. Why do I so love these cassette tapes that you put up here... I absolutely adore them!!!

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  2. I love it when you love my music :) and I love it when u mention me in ur blog

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  3. 'Was that just my town or did that happen everywhere?' EVERYWHERE, haha. as much as it's an excellent song, i kind of can't stand it for that simple fact that it was played at every school dance.

    Anyway, for the "popular posts" thing, I just added it myself with the html/javascript box and looked through my site stats to see the pages that were getting the most hits. Then listed them there in the order of popularity.

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  4. Hiya, 'Since I Been Loving You' is one of the best blues tunes EVER EVER.Robert Plant kills it! So good! I was just thinking about what a great song this is yesterday. Hey, d'you remember an ice cream sandwich called the 'Snack & a 1/2'? Curious. COol blog. If you have a sec check me out. E

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  5. Led Zeppelin is god, plain and simple. And Since I've Been Loving You is a classic. That's a fact, not opinion! So many people dismiss the band without digging deeper and finding out many of the more bluesy gems.

    I hope you feel better soon. Oxycodone? Woo!

    JD at I Do Things

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Thanks so much for your comments!