Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Re: Led Zep etc
Max The Magnificent   1/31/2014 9:39:03 AM
@David: He wouldn't be the guy referred to in The Beatles "St Pepper's LHCB" song, would he?

You got it in one -- but it was sort of a twisted tale. His real name was Mark Burkinshaw -- at high school we started to call him "Billy Burkinshaw" -- then thsi became "Billy Shears" after the character in the Beatles album, and eventually we dropped the "Billy" and he was known to everyone as "Shears" (apart from my dad, who used to call him scissors).

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Re: Led Zeppelin...
Max The Magnificent   1/31/2014 9:35:44 AM
@Antedeluvian: There are several singers whose voice is like chalk on a blackboard to me. Principle amongst those is Robert Plant singing with Led Zeppelin. I just can't take it.

And I thought we were friends! LOL

David Ashton
User Rank
Led Zep etc
David Ashton   1/30/2014 8:09:42 PM
@Max... "my best friend, Billy Shears..."

He wouldn't be the guy referred to in The Beatles "St Pepper's LHCB" song, would he?

"So let me introduce to you
The one and only Billy Shears
And Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Did he ever get ribbed about that while he was still with us?

Re Led Zep....unlike my fellow Zimbabwean Antedeluvian I am a big Led Zep fan and would love to have seen this concert.   (Aubrey - don't hold it against me :-)   "Tangerine" is probably my favourite but it's probably the shortest song they ever did.  Think it's off LZ III.

User Rank
Led Zeppelin...
antedeluvian   1/30/2014 7:47:34 PM

I bet if a young Robert Plant were to be transported from the mid-1970s to the present day and entered in one of these competitions, he'd be thrown out at the first round because his vocals were just so different.

There are several singers whose voice is like chalk on a blackboard to me. Principle amongst those is Robert Plant singing with Led Zeppelin. I just can't take it. It took me till 1992 to get to hear "Stairway to Heaven". I have several oldies stations on the presets in my car and every time they play Led Zeppelin (which is way to often) I switch channels. I often wander if I could put a negative request in- when someone requests Led Zeppelin, my request would cancel it out!

Following close is on my chalk-o-meter are Rush and AC/DC

<<   <   Page 2 / 2

Most Recent Comments
David Ashton
Susan Rambo
Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
<b><a href=Betajet">

The Circle – The Future's Imperfect in the Present Tense
The Circle, a satirical, dystopian novel published in 2013 by San Francisco-based writer Dave Eggers, is about a large, very powerful technology company that combines aspects of Google, ...

Max Maxfield

Recommended Reads From the Engineer's Bookshelf
Max Maxfield
I'm not sure if I read more than most folks or not, but I do I know that I spend quite a lot of time reading. I hate to be idle, so I always have a book or two somewhere about my person -- ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...