Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ramble On Radio Episode #9

George Case, author of Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man joined me this edition to discuss his newest book, Led Zeppelin FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Greatest Hard Rock Band of All Time.

There was news on Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, as well as an Alton Brown Haiku.

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Episode #9 links

John Paul Jones w/ Minibus Pimps video #1

John Paul Jones w/ Minibus Pimps video #2

John Paul Jones w/ Minibus Pimps video #3

1936 Cord 810 Phaeton formerly owned by Jimmy Page

John Carter Trailer: Bond plays Kashmir

Yarbirds Boxset: Glimpses 1963 - 1968

Thursday, December 8, 2011

John Paul Jones Honoured

John Paul Jones was given an honourary fellowship from a prestigious UK music school.

img_0043The Led Zeppelin bassist received the fellowship during a ceremony this morning at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Deptford. Jones went to school himself in nearby Blackheath.

Previous recipients of the award are Sitar player Ravi Shankar and composer John Powell, who was nominated for an Oscar for the score to How to Train Your Dragon.

Congratulations to John Paul Jones.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

On The Cover of the Rolling Stone

The current edition of Rolling Stone Magazine features an article on the 100 greatest guitar players of all time. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page comes in at #3, behind top guitarist Jimi Hendrix and #2 Eric Clapton, and ahead of Keith Richards and Jeff Beck, who came in at #4 & 5 respectively.Jimmy Page

The issue hit the new stands this week with four covers, one depicting each of the top four guitar players.

The Jimmy Page picture has a shot of him in full guitar slinger action, holding his Les Paul out to his left. His dress indicates it was a post-Zeppelin shot, possibly from the Outrider tour.

Inside, there is a short article on each guitar player. Joe Perry wrote the 190 word piece on Jimmy Page, stating:
Listening to what Jimmy Page does on guitar can transport you. As a lead player, he always plays the right thing for the right spot – he's got such remarkable taste...

He had this vision of how to transcend the stereotypes of what the guitar can do.

Will he buy five copies to send to his mother?

Page has appeared on the cover of the legendary magazine at least six times previously, so I doubt he'll be buying five copies to send to anybody.