Friday, August 20, 2010

when the levee breaks/led zeppelin

On the way home from work today, I was listening to "When the Levee Breaks" and I just wanted to share it with you.  (Warning, if you are not familiar with the song or the band: the song goes on for over 7 minutes and you may be overwhelmed by still pictures of Robert Plant's pony hair...and it is all amazing.)

I just love this song.  The song has the force of rock and roll, with all the sadness and gravitas of New Orleans blues.  Also, the weight of the lyrics makes the knowledge of  Hurricane Katrina's tragedy so much more poignant.  God bless NOLA.  

There is also a great live version of Robert Plant with Alison Kraus you can listen to as well if you are a sucker for a good violin accompaniment.  

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