On a Zeppelin-Esque Christmas

Because it’s Christmas-time, and because I like strange and silly and obscure Christmas music — like the conversation I had yesterday about The Royal Guardsmen and “Snoopy’s Christmas” — I thought it only fair to point out a Christmas song that I’ve liked since I first heard it. It’s “Winter Wonderland,” done in the styleContinue reading “On a Zeppelin-Esque Christmas”

On a Beatle-esque “Stairway to Heaven”

After writing about my indifference to Led Zeppelin two weeks ago, I have to admit that this cover of “Stairway to Heaven” is one of the niftiest things I’ve heard in a long while. It’s by an Australian Beatles tribute band, the Beatnix. What I especially like about the video is the way the footageContinue reading “On a Beatle-esque “Stairway to Heaven””

On a Possibly Surprising Musical Lapse

A reader dropped me an e-mail yesterday. Was I, he wanted to know, excited about the Led Zeppelin reunion? As I wrote back, I’m indifferent. It’s not even ambivalence — I simply don’t care. I have a couple of their CDs, but in the end, I’m completely indifferent. I don’t change the radio station whenContinue reading “On a Possibly Surprising Musical Lapse”

On Christmas — Led Zeppelin Style

I wrote about this, about a year ago, but with Christmas on the horizon I thought I’d mention it again for new readers in the audience. 🙂 There’s a musicial duo — Fleming & John — that does a version of the classic song, “Winter Wonderland,” in the style of Led Zeppelin’s “Misty Mountain Hop.”Continue reading “On Christmas — Led Zeppelin Style”

On Bands I Like

Stolen from Keith, a music meme. List 10 musical artists you like, in no specific order (do this before reading the questions below). 1. The Beatles 2. Carbon Leaf 3. Coldplay 4. Nick Drake 5. Green Day 6. Vince Guaraldi 7. Led Zeppelin 8. Snow Patrol 9. Tom Petty 10. The Who Okay, ten musicalContinue reading “On Bands I Like”

On a Fun Christmas Song

I heard the most amazing Christmas song on the radio this morning on the way to work–“Winter Wonderland” done to the tune and in the style of Led Zeppelin’s “Misty Mountain Hop.” It’s by a duo called Fleming and John. Sure, it’s completely novelty, but it’s a fun, insane novelty that’s available for a download.Continue reading “On a Fun Christmas Song”