Just because these are the kinds of things which occur to me every so often, particularly when I’m 23 days from a birthday…

Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” came out in 1971. I first heard it in 1990 (eighth grade for me), nineteen years later. From my perspective, it seemed like that song was ancient, from a totally different world. However, this would analogous to a current eighth grader today hearing one of these songs for the first time today, none of which I think of as “ancient.”

Man. That’s not grey in my beard, is it?

By the way, as long as we’re on the topic, supposedly Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones want to restart Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant. All I can say is, Led Zeppelin itself came out of Page’s need to keep The Yardbirds going without, well, The Yardbirds, and that worked out okay, so maybe this will to. Loyal Soundgarden fan that I am, I cast my vote for Chris Cornell as Plant’s replacement (and, to bring it back to the original subject, I’ll note that Soundgarden’s “Hands All Over” is one of the songs on the 1989 list).


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

adventures in writing alexander lingas all saints bloomington all saints orthodox church american orthodox architecture american orthodox music american orthodoxy Antiochian Archdiocese Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Antiochians books byzantine chant cappella romana chant church architecture ecclesiastical chant ethnomusicologists ethnomusicology fellowship of ss. alban and sergius Greece Greek greek food greekness hazards of church music international travel tips ioannis arvanitis joe mckamey john michael boyer kurt sander Latin liturgical adventures liturgical architecture liturgical music liturgical texts and translation liturgy liturgy and life lycourgos angelopoulos medieval byzantine chant Metropolitan PHILIP militant americanist orthodoxy modern byzantine architecture modern greek music music as iconography my kids will latin and greek when they're newborns my kids will learn latin and greek when they're newborns orthodox architecture orthodox architecture is bloody expensive Orthodox choir schools Orthodox Ecclesiology orthodox outreach orthodox travel pascha at the singing school Patriarchate of Antioch Patriarch IGNATIUS IV Patriarch of Antioch publishing random acts of chant richard barrett in greece richard toensing rod dreher sacred music st. vlads st john of damascus society Syriac the Bishop MARK fan club the convert dilemma the dark knight The Episcopacy The Episcopate the only good language is a dead language this american church life travel we need more american saints why do we need beautiful music in churches?

Blog Stats

  • 242,857 hits

Flickr Photos

%d bloggers like this: