Saturday, December 17, 2016

Merry Zeppelin Christmas

Episode 127 of Ramble on Radio is hitting the servers today. It is, I believe, the 4th annual Christmas episode where I offer Christmas gift suggestions for the Led Zeppelin fan in your life. If you are the family Led Zeppelin fan, feel free to forward the podcast to whoever might need to hear it. Below is the part of the list that includes links.

Many of the books or CDs mentioned can be got by clicking the sidebar links at this sight, and if your Amazon shopping for anything, if you start with a sidebar link, a portion of the final sale will be paid to keep this blog and podcast going.

Album Art mount
Tight But Loose #42, due out early 2017 -Plus a  Limited Edition Jimmy Page Collectors Cover Edition!
Jimmy Page Fine Art Prints
Train Does Led Zeppelin II
The Complete BBC Sessions Super Deluxe (3CD/5LP 180 Gram Vinyl)
Plus the remasters (please see the sidebar for links)
No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page by Martin Power
Led Zeppelin Gear: All the Gear from Led Zeppelin and the Solo Careers by Jeff Strawman
Six In Through the Out Door Covers (don't forget the album art mounts for those)
Live on Blueberry Hill
Turntable Slip Mats:
Very cool In Through the Out Door promo tote bag
Radioactive EP
Band Of Joy/ lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar CD/LP
Sixty Six to Timbuktu

To play all this music on, how about a turntable.
Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable in Silver. Best turntable from The Wirecutter
Crosley turntables:

Object: I found three on EBay ranging from $16.99 - $59.99
1990 The Hermit Die Cast Pin
Led Zeppelin (Boxed Set) Platinum Guitar: Authentic Guitar TAB, Book (Boxed Set) (Alfred's Platinum Album Editions).

There are several Jimmy Page custom guitars, made to Jimmy's specifications to repicate his Led Zeppelin guitars. Amongst them are a Danelectro, a Gibson Doubleneck, a Dragon Telecaster and at least three Gibson Les Paul's. Prices can range from $600-700 for a Danelctro to $20,000 and upwards for the Gibsons.


Jimmy Page
ABC Trust (Action for Brazil's Children)
Robert Plant
Teenage Cancer Trust
Jesuit Refugee Service’s Global Education Initiative

And finally,  The Wayne Foundation run by Jaimie Walton and Kevin Smith. It's mission is to provide victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking with a means for leaving the sex industry.


You can listen to Episode 127 of Ramble On Radio: The Led Zeppelin Podcast at Podbean:

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Take a Picture of This - Part Two

In the spring of 2012, Jimmy Page made five portraits available for sale as fine art prints. Today, made another five prints available. Fair warning Christmas shoppers, once again, they are not cheap.

The five photographs, by Chris Dreja, Janet Macoska, Neal Preston, Tony DeFilippis and Claude Gassian, retail for £1,000 each - although the Macoska print of Page in 1977, strolling towards the camera with sunglasses on is sold out. A portfolio set of all five, limited to 10 sets, is also available for £7,000.


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