Somehow, even though I was a small child when this song came out, I resonated with it on a cellular level. Funny how I had to go through a lifetime of religious roller coaster rides before I came into my true nature.
It’s the week of Samhain, the witches new year, and I sit here contemplating it and what it means to me.
Halloween. All Hallows Eve. This is the time of year when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. Because of this, communicating with the dead is much easier on Samhain. The spirits are roaming around us all the time, but on October 31 they seem able to reach us a bit better than on other nights of the year. Make an effort to speak to them this week. Be prepared for a response. (more…)
On Minimation, Radio.com combs through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animates interviews with legendary rock artists. In this installment, Robert Plant explains how he and Jimmy Page wrote Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven.”
Ah, “Stairway to Heaven.” The prime jewel in the classic rock crown. For decades, it’s topped radio station polls as the greatest song of all time. Regardless of that subjective honor, it has been played on the radio millions of times in the decades since it made it’s debut on Zeppelin IV in 1971.
Jimmy Page loves the song; he performed an instrumental version of it on his solo tour in the ’80s, and may well bring it back again if he indeed tours next year. Robert Plant, on the other hand, isn’t such a fan of the song, having only performed it on rare occasions since Zep’s…