Thursday, September 01, 2005

the blog remains the same.

today's first shuffle song on the ipod: "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" - Led Zeppelin, from the box set

i didn't fully understand how led zep completely rules until i was a senior in college. i hung out with some stoner guys in high school that were into them and we used to go to this one kid's older brother's house in fort atkinson, wi (the entire town smells like purina cat chow, thanks to the factory), where he had a rented house with led zep velvet posters and bad tapestries on the walls and lame-o mushroom candles on the coffee table. i never really understood why he'd want us around until i grew up and realized that a bunch of 16-year-old high school girls would come over to listen to records and hang out, and that this must have been pretty rad for a 25-year-old with such stunted interpersonal skills. at that point i didn't really like the dated majikal mystical unicorn patchouli bullshit that i associated with this guy's house and, by extension, led zep.

i have dated two men that have very strong feelings for the zep: my college boyfriend HATED them and under no circumstances would tolerate them, and so i bought IV after we broke up like it was some sort of liberating stance, and i was pleasantly surprised to find that they fucking rock. later, i dated a guy that was so insanely in love with them that his email address included the letters "zoso" amongst a bunch of numbers. NERD. i have struck a happy balance between the two varying obsessions (pro and con). my brother bought me the box set for my 24th birthday and i think that they are totally badass, retardo pagan imagery and runes/stonehenge/leprachaun vibe reluctantly included.

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