The Wilson sister and Jason Bonham perform “Stairway to Heaven” to honor Led Zeppelin at the Kennedy Center. It is a real challenge when you’re asked to cover one of the greatest songs of all time, and if the result can move Robert Plant the way it did, well, it means you did a great job.
Great performance. Great artists and great version.
And I’m a little bit moved, too.
An architectural blueprint of Brooklyn Bridge elevations from Old Blueprints. Complement with the story of how the Brooklyn Bridge became the greatest engineering feat of its time.
What I really love about this video is that it represents an excellent example of what made the music of this era so great.
This song is emotional and extraordinary at the core. It didn’t need digital effects, lights, people dancing all around.
The sound was rudimentary and absolutely NOT perfect. But the result is.
The song is strong and emotionally intense thanks to the skills, the attitude of the performers who play beautifully together.
A song doesn’t need to be complex or synthesized or sonically perfect to be great.
1. Complex heroes must suffer.
2. Complex heroes are rewarded for their suffering.
3. Complex heroes fail.
4. Complex heroes have fatal flaws.
5. Complex heroes are ordinary people.
Roger Colby synthesizes J. R. R. Tolkien’s 5 tips for creating complex heroes, based on the writer’s letters.
Pair with Tolkien’s little-known original drawings for the first edition of The Hobbit.(via explore-blog)
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