gaunty: ska/punk rock v cock-rock

Well early reports suggest that last night’s concert at the O2 by Led Zeppelin was pretty damn good. After 19 years apart you’d expect a little ring-rustiness. But all indications are that it was good enough to take out on the road. Hurrah! I was a little surprised to see Jimmy Page’s shock of white/grey hair and how ironic that the only guy to have lost his hair is Jason Bonham, son of the legendary Zep drummer John Bonzo B. I also can’t help thinking that Robert Plant who in his younger years was as handsomely chiselled as any man ought to be, has become a 10/10 lookie likey for Wurzel Gummidge. But if he can still charm women as attractive as Alison Krauss into the studio, who am I to talk? So universal approval then? Not quite, I just happened to catch the back end of Talksport’s John Gaunt comments this morning rubbishing the whole event. Continue reading

LedZep; were you there?

Ok it’s 11pm on Monday 10th Dec. If you were at the led Zep concert tonight (I know it wasn’t just them but does anybody really care who else was on?) and your name isn’t Paris Hilton, can you blog me with the details please? What did they play, how did they play, how’d they look, what did they encore to, did they make you rock or squirm, and, was it worth the wait? If it was crap, like most of the other attempts, I don’t want to know. But I’m guessing they were up for this one, big time. So come on, make my night, ‘s’been a long time since I rock and rolled.

take that…again

My daughters and grandson S are off to see Take That tonight at their final show at the O2. It’s S’s first concert and he’s very excited apparently. Kind of spooky really because we met the lads when they had just broken into the charts with Only Takes a Minute and they were appearing at the Children’s Royal Variety Show. We had some friends who were sponsoring the event. Both the lads and our daughters were quite young then. Mark took a bit of a shine to E if I remember; now she’s taking her son to see them. Isn’t life full of twists? Continue reading

led zeppelin: whole lotta demand for tickets

Is it just me but what fantastic news, the Zep are going to re-form and perform at the O2. Of all the acts to perform there so far this has to be the one to absolutely nail the place on the map. My lovely daughter S, has suggested the two of us go – I’d so love to do that but I suspect the tickets will be massively in demand and impossible to get hold of.

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