I caught the middle of a Led Zeppelin documentary this weekend, but went and did dishes rather than watch the whole thing. Which is saying something, because I really like Led Zeppelin and I hate doing dishes. But I realized that I don’t really give a shit about two hours of talking very little about the music and talking a lot about what life was like for the band. And, I mean, I guess that’s a fine subject for a band. But I am, at this point, really only interested in hearing a couple of things about/from the guys in Led Zeppelin.
1. I will never grow tired of hearing them talk about the music, about what they loved about it, what they didn’t, what influenced them, how they hope they were influential. And how they live with that kind of artistic legacy now. I want to hear about them as artists.
2. I’d like someone to sit down with Page, if he’d be willing, which I doubt, and talk about the occult influences on his art. It’s completely obvious, but I can’t find a single interview where someone who knew what they were talking about asked him really engaging questions about it. And now I’m guessing the time has passed.
But I’m more interested in what people understand themselves to be up to than I am with rehashing the same old facts, I guess.