Friday, March 6, 2009

Recognize this guy?

Guitar legend Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame with a 1958 Gibson Les Paul sunburst. Ed Driscoll sent out a Twitter last night directing me to this photo in a guitar-junkie forum. My 16-year-old twin boys both play guitar. One of them has the total ax obsession necessary to look at that photo and, rather than thinking, "Hey, Jimmy Page is aging gracefully," instead think, "What kind of pickups has he got in that thing?"

Here's "Kashmir" live:

by Smitty
Commentor Serr8d alluded to Fast Times..., triggering a Rule 5 requirement to decorate the post with a bit of Phoebe-age:


  1. What kind of pickups has he got in that thing?
    Nothing by GM, one hopes.

  2. Should there maybe be a Rule #6, i.e. "Occasionally post a cool music video"?

    For sure it doesn't hurt the hit counts.

  3. Yes, immediately, before I even scrolled down...

  4. Help me out here...there was a movie, featuring a clip of that song, with an actor telling another down-on-his-luck kid "if you can't get laid to that song, you can't.get.laid." Or something along those lines.

    Was it American Pie? Naaaah. But of the same genre.

  5. @Serr8d:
    I think you may be referring to the pinnacle of Sean Penn's career, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
    The crux of the jape was that Mike Damone specified Led IV, while "Kashmir" came out on Physical Graffiti, two releases later.

  6. Ah, Phoebe, Phoebe! You know I can never hear the Cars' "Moving in Stereo" without thinking of that red bikini. And readers will recall that I advised John Ziegler to stick with the Mike Damone 5-Point Plan:

    First of all Rat, you never let on how much you like a girl. "Oh, Debbie. Hi." Two, you always call the shots. "Kiss me. You won't regret it." Now three, act like wherever you are, that's the place to be. "Isn't this great?" Four, when ordering food, you find out what she wants, then order for the both of you. It's a classy move. "Now, the lady will have the linguini and white clam sauce, and a Coke with no ice." And five, now this is the most important, Rat. When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV.

    Notice that I leave the blog for a few hours and Smitty throws a Rule 5 party. Obviously, we're on the verge of becoming our own little Moronosphere.

  7. Sean Penn? NOooooo!!

    That was long before his Katrina paddle boat - Harvey Milk days. (For the record, I had nothing to do with falling out of smoke-filled vans during my High School daze..I finished in ' least, not before classes.. )