My friend and colleague Tom Brodhead visited Southern California recently from his own private hell, Cleveland Ohio. As we were driving through LA's Chinatown, on the way to Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tom began a sentence with these words "The best thing about Led Zeppelin is ...".
Impolitely, I interrupted at that point to say "There is no best thing about Led Zeppelin." The conversation veered off in another direction and I never did find out what Tom thought the imaginary best thing might be.
Later it occurred to me that if something doesn't exist I'm free to create it myself - so I've written my own piece of music which is The Best Thing About Led Zeppelin.
Disclaimer: All music in this work is fictitious and any resemblance between it and any rock music or band, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. This piece was produced in a back beat and fuzz-tone free facility.
Warning: This piece contains gratuitous dissonance, intemperate intervals and unstable formal structures which may cause confusion and disorientation. If you are unsure about your ability to endure over 4 minutes of this please consult your Doctor of Music before proceeding.
Warning Number 2: Leslie calls this "The Scary Piece" and has refused to listen to it a second time.
click here to hear The Best Thing About Led Zeppelin.
Copyright (c) 2006 by David Ocker - 243 seconds
Tom - remember that the sky is always blue in California!
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