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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Led Zeppelin: Classic Rock Wisdom

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Is there a bustle in your hedgerow?  Does it alarm you?  Are you aware that it is just a Spring clean from the May Queen?  Thankfully, for those whose hedgerows are alarmingly bustled, Led Zeppelin answered this existentially relevant question in the classic rock song Stairway to Heaven.  In Benjamin Darling's new book Everything I Need to Know I learned From Led Zeppelin Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones, through their lyrics, and select quotes; with their magical, dreamy and overwhelmingly positive message  provide the reader newly minted aphorisms and freshly conceived maxims  on the timeless topics of life, love and happiness.  All this great advice is wittily presented and cleverly illustrated with children's primer/classic rock art mash-ups.  Reader's will find deep wisdom and profound poetry in the lyrics featured in Everything I Need to Know I learned From Led Zeppelin; part self-help, part anthology, and part philosophical treatise, the book is an exercise, through words and whimsical pictures in free thought, the type of thought many have experienced laying back on their bed staring at a record album  cover.

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Is there a bustle in your hedgerow?  Does it alarm you?  Are you aware that it is just a Spring clean from the May Queen?  Thankfully, for those whose hedgerows are alarmingly bustled, Led Zeppelin answered this existentially relevant question in the classic rock song Stairway to Heaven.  In Benjamin Darling's new book Everything I Need to Know I learned From Led Zeppelin they, and other rockers, such as David Bowie, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and Chicago,  answer many more imponderables through their songs, and select interviews.  The classic rock bands of the 1970s and 80s  provided newly minted aphorisms and freshly conceived maxims  on the timeless topics of life, love and happiness, all this great advice is wittily presented and cleverly illustrated with children's primer/classic rock art mash-ups in Everything I Need to Know I learned From Led Zeppelin

Author, Benjamin Darling came of age 'getting the Led out' in San Diego in the seventies and eighties.  Being of a philosophical bent from an early age, but largely untutored, Led Zeppelin became his Socrates and David Bowie his Kierkegaard.  He found deep wisdom and profound poetry in the lyrics of his rock heroes. Later in life he studied both philosophy and poetry in earnest, but he kept coming back to the freshness and profundity of the music of his youth.  This book is an attempt to catch a little of that magic in a book and present it to the world,  it is not a self-help book or an anthology of quotations, it is an exercise, through words and whimsical pictures in free thought, the type of thought many have experienced laying back on their bed staring at a record album  cover.

About the Author

Author and publisher, Benjamin Darling's favorite month is Zeptember.  In 1980, the year John Bonham died, he and his high school friend, Paul engineered a stereo set-up with a multiple amplifiers and humongous speakers.  They played Fool In the Rain so loud the windows rattled, the neighbors complained, the authorities were called and the 'super stereo' was never heard from again...  Mellowed only slightly by age, he has been known to rock out, hard, in his Volvo (when his wife and daughter aren't there to scold him.)  His love for Led Zepelin and their lyrics and his collection of old children's readers and grade school primers fell together, serendipitously, one day (like the old Reese's Peanut Butter cup commercials) and a book was born.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595837486
Subtitle:
Classic Rock Wisdom
Author:
Darling, Benjamin
Publisher:
The Enthusiast
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Reference-Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140201
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7 x 7 in

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Is there a bustle in your hedgerow?  Does it alarm you?  Are you aware that it is just a Spring clean from the May Queen?  Thankfully, for those whose hedgerows are alarmingly bustled, Led Zeppelin answered this existentially relevant question in the classic rock song Stairway to Heaven.  In Benjamin Darling's new book Everything I Need to Know I learned From Led Zeppelin they, and other rockers, such as David Bowie, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and Chicago,  answer many more imponderables through their songs, and select interviews.  The classic rock bands of the 1970s and 80s  provided newly minted aphorisms and freshly conceived maxims  on the timeless topics of life, love and happiness, all this great advice is wittily presented and cleverly illustrated with children's primer/classic rock art mash-ups in Everything I Need to Know I learned From Led Zeppelin

Author, Benjamin Darling came of age 'getting the Led out' in San Diego in the seventies and eighties.  Being of a philosophical bent from an early age, but largely untutored, Led Zeppelin became his Socrates and David Bowie his Kierkegaard.  He found deep wisdom and profound poetry in the lyrics of his rock heroes. Later in life he studied both philosophy and poetry in earnest, but he kept coming back to the freshness and profundity of the music of his youth.  This book is an attempt to catch a little of that magic in a book and present it to the world,  it is not a self-help book or an anthology of quotations, it is an exercise, through words and whimsical pictures in free thought, the type of thought many have experienced laying back on their bed staring at a record album  cover.

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