Bowling With No Panties

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Your Stairway Lies on the Whispering Wind

I found something really fabulous (or hilarious or scary) today. I remember listening to the radio in high school and the local radio station always did a "Top 200" countdown over Memorial Day weekend and pretty much every year, Stairway To Heaven would be the #1 song.

What is it about this song? Everybody who is learning to play guitar does two things -- they always learn the opening notes to "Smoke On The Water" and they always want to learn to play the intro to Stairway to Heaven. If you look at the lyrics and read them aloud, they sound silly. Yet I can't think of one rocker kid growing up in the suburbs in the 70's and 80's that doesn't know them by heart.

Personally, my favorite of the 64 versions is the Dolly Parton bluegrass version -- it's awesome.


  • At 1:30 AM, Anonymous prozac popper said…

    ever hear it backwards?


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