Them Crooked Vultures, Tolkien, Perihelion

Jan 3 is an important day. John Paul Jones was born 1-3-1946, and besides being bassist el supremo for the mighty Led Zeppelin, his new band with Dave Grohl (Foos) and Josh Homme is indescribably good. They’re called Them Crooked Vultures, go check ’em out, all I can say is WOW. Here’s a pic of JPJ jammin with TCV (Wonker took the pic):
Them Crooked Vultures

It’s also the birthday of J.R.R.Tolkien, so don’t be surprised to see someone raise a glass and toast, “The Professor”. I know I will.

Also at nine minutes after midnight (UT) tonight, January 2/3, the Earth will be at perihelion, when we are closest to the sun. Seems funny that it’s also our coldest time of year for us in the states, but that’s the way it works. Look at it this way: the precession of the equinoxes takes 22,000 years, so in 11,000 years perihelion will be in July – The people of Earth will have something to complain about THEN, let me tell you – the winters will be really cold and the summers just unbearable:

It’s also Stephen Stills birthday, but I’m saving that for next year :-)

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#1 Jason on 01.03.10 at 2:16 pm

I agree, Them Crooked Vultures is awesome. Love the album. It made me appreciate and also realize how much of Led Zeppelin’s sound is due to John Paul Jones. Either that or Dave Grohl and Josh Homme are that good of good Zep disciples.