In high school, I was a Deadhead. My friend, Laurie, loved Led Zeppelin. Back then, it was radical that we could find a way to get along. But we did. Quite well. I bet if you asked her, she’d tell you that there were Dead songs she liked after I made her listen to them. I know that there are Zeppelin songs that I really admired after she jammed them down my throat. I mean played them for me.
One such tune, Over the Hills and Far Away, is one of my lifelong favorite songs. Here it is for your listening enjoyment. (Not you, Mom. You won’t like it.) And forgive the commercial. I have just about HAD IT with youtube, so I’m trying another option.
[ There was a cool video here of Zeppelin performing the song. But it was making my brother’s computer have errors… maybe yours too? ]
When Andrew & I renovated our home last year, we had a groovy sound system put in. We used a great company Innovative Media, whose fearless leader, Ryan, is star of DIY’s Tech Out My House. He also happens to be married to my cousin. And he’s a great guy and knows his stuff.
So last year, when we talked to Ryan about what we wanted in a music/entertainment system, we told him we wanted a turntable. After he stopped laughing (he said he had never sold one before), he set about designing the perfect system for us.
Last night, before our company came for dinner, we put that Zeppelin album on and turned it up. Way, way up. It was like being 17 again. Except this time, we could drink legally.
It was awesome.
Great way to start the weekend, don’t you think?
(note: Reed’s crack about golden oldies didn’t even ruin the mood!)