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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Passion and Power

posted by on January 16 at 15:09 PM

February 22nd at the Paramount Theatre, a fifty-piece orchestra and a rock band will be playing the Music of Led Zeppelin. Some of the songs played will be “Kashmir”, “Immigrant Song”, “Black Dog”, “Going to California”, and “Stairway to FITS”. Hear them – here.


Any time the words “passion” and “power” are written near each other, a warning signal goes off. WARNING: This very well could be Yanni like or contain elements of Riverdance.

jackson.jpgSinger Randy Jackson from the band Zebra (and the reunited Jefferson Airplane) will be singing as Robert Plant. Apparently Jackson does not know that Seattle has passed an ordinance making it illegal to mimic Robert Plant’s hair if you are singing Robert Plant’s songs to a paying audience.

The Music of Led Zeppelin . com says:

Delivering a note-for-note interpretation, vocalist Randy Jackson shrieks brilliantly, acting as a window between the audience and reworked material. ‘The music itself is one thing, but Jackson more than captures the spirit of legendary Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant,’ says conductor Brent Havens.

Heightened by rock concert lighting, the symphonic rock hybrid has met with riotous approval at both ends of the hall.

No word on how close to Yanni the performance is. One would imagine Jackson has got to be on the verge of Riverdancing every night.

The project’s appeal is in large part due to the music’s authenticity. When the music was first discussed in 1994 Havens understood that Led Zeppelin fans would want to hear the original, familiar elements of the music. He therefore followed exact line arrangements and used the orchestra only for enhancement.

I think Havens understood wrong. I think Zeppelin fans would be more accepting of the songs if they were adapted and performed by the symphony only. Like the Seattle Symphony performing Zeppelin IV in its entirety.

Seattle Police have been notified and if Randy Jackson so much as sings one note of Stairway to Heaven with hair like that, he will immediately detained. Or not.

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if you want to see something weird: get a picture of yanni from google image search and photoshop off his mustache. it's like entering another dimension.

Posted by cosby | January 16, 2008 3:31 PM

Ha! I will have to try that.

And speaking of being on the verge of Riverdance, I didn't realize how close we really were.

Guess who's at the Paramount Feb 1st, 2nd, and 3rd?

Posted by trent moorman | January 16, 2008 3:34 PM


It's Randy Jackson from Zebra? (Geddy Lee's Stuntcock?)

I was hoping it was Randy "Dog" JAckson from "American Idle".

...or at least the 6th Jackson.

Posted by Tito McCartney | January 16, 2008 3:45 PM

All I know is that I am getting "Shrieks Brilliantly!" tattooed across my back in gigantic Olde English letters.

After I have saved up the money, I think I will add a picture of Gandalf riding a Skeksis, holding aloft his sword, Glamdring, The Foe Hammer, as it is struck by lightning. This will be directly under the aforementioned words. Tattooed on my back.

I'm sorry if that made no sense. I am having an aneurysm.

Posted by Billy Nilly | January 16, 2008 4:16 PM

First a stunt ass, now a stunt cock.

Billy Nilly, you can't get a tatt of Gandolf riding Skeksis with Glamdring. I already have that one.

Posted by Martha | January 16, 2008 4:22 PM

Someone yesterday in the stunt ass post said that Cher had an ass double.

Personally, I think she had a stunt cock.

Posted by Martha | January 16, 2008 4:47 PM

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