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After watching this I'm now convinced that this song must be playing (instead of Skynyrd's "Free Bird") in the final moments when SPN fades to black forever (barring the motion picture release a couple years down the road *wink*).  I dare you to watch this and not cry.  Robert Plant cried it was so freaking amazing.



"Stairway To Heaven"

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a sprinkling for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to stone.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When we all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

Date: 2013-10-25 06:19 pm (UTC)
ext_29986: (robert plant)
From: [identity profile] fannishliss.livejournal.com
....

\o/

This video gave me so many feels, I can't even.

Plus Heart are so Awesome! Ann and Nancy show how it's done!! They've been covering Zeppelin since forever. I love it!!

And then, there are all the celebrities who came there to pay homage -- Jack Black and Dave Grohl on stage to name my favorites that I recognized right off -- and in the audience our President, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama!!!

You better believe I was choked up and in tears the whole way through. This song means so much to me. I love that Robert was a hippie and put such awesome transcendent lyrics into the greatest rock song of all time. You know, it's like a shoutout to those of us who are fannish, because he was too. :D

My house is named Tir Annun, which in Elvish means Look West, after the third Stanza. :D

Thanks very much for this! There's a url you can run a youtube through to get an mp3. I am going to do that right away -- unless there's some other way to get it!! Oh, yay, .99 from Amazon. It is now mine. :D
http://www.amazon.com/Stairway-Heaven-Kennedy-Center-Honors/dp/B00B59OY48

Applying this to Supernatural -- would it not be amazing to see Mary Campbell Winchester stepping out of the light to welcome her boys home, John and Bobby proud behind her?? And now I'm bawling again. Whoosh!!

Yeah, not to knock Freebird but STAIRWAY!!!!!!!!
Edited Date: 2013-10-25 06:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-10-25 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
OMG, Heart! I know, so amazing.

there are all the celebrities who came there to pay homage

Lenny Kravitz and Yoyo Ma were there, too! So was Dave Letterman. I think to would be unbelievable to be honored in this way and by your peers, knowing that you've touched so many people and that you were part of creating something that will be with the world forever. Talk about a legacy.

You better believe I was choked up and in tears the whole way through.

You really want to bawl? Apparently John Bonham's son was playing the drums. It's explained in a HD version of the performance that I just embedded above.


My house is named Tir Annun, which in Elvish means Look West, after the third Stanza. :D

I adore that.

It is now mine.

And mine, too! \o/ Thanks!

would it not be amazing to see Mary Campbell Winchester stepping out of the light to welcome her boys home, John and Bobby proud behind her?? And now I'm bawling again.

This is exactly what I imagined, too. I love the idea esp. being that Mary set the downward spiral in motion with her original deal. In 1x01 she was the catalyst, and it seems only fitting to pull that part of the story full circle and bring her back into the fold (and John). It would be nice if the CW has a bigger budget for licensing and paying big time starts like JDM for their appearances. We can only wish. :)

Date: 2013-10-25 10:55 pm (UTC)
ext_29986: (Bobby Singer)
From: [identity profile] fannishliss.livejournal.com
It would be rocking if they could get JDM, but if not, they can totally dub John in-- they've done it before. :)

I kind of thought that was probs Jason. I think they'd kind of have to get him.

did you see Jack Black's presentation? and the Foo Fighters doing Rock and Roll? It was pretty cool.

I did recognize Yo Yo Ma and Lenny Kravitz too. :)

It was fun that the MC for the video was Carl Kassel. I love his voice. :)

Date: 2013-10-30 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
I'd take any JDM, dubbed or not. The Winchester family together would be worth waiting for 10 seasons.

did you see Jack Black's presentation? and the Foo Fighters doing Rock and Roll?

I did! They were both awesome!

the MC for the video was Carl Kassel.

It was?! I'm surprised I didn't notice. One of these days I'm going to get him on my answering machine (or voice mail). ;)

Date: 2013-10-25 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hugemind.livejournal.com
Okay, yes, I'm totally crying now.

OMG, Show should totally do some Kickstarter type of deal to get enough money to get Stairway for when Show ends. I'd participate! (Also, I was watching S1 of Revolution with the hb the other day and I was so insanely jealous when Zeppelin started playing in the episode. And there wasn't just one song but two. *hulksmash*)

Date: 2013-10-25 10:50 pm (UTC)
ext_29986: (Man-Eating Cow!)
From: [identity profile] fannishliss.livejournal.com
Hi there ! Jumping in to ask how you like Revolution? I am jealous also that Edlund went over, and I have always followed him to all his various projects.

Date: 2013-10-27 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hugemind.livejournal.com
We've watched 17 episodes of the first season, and so far it's been action-y enough to keep watching, but for some reason I'm not connecting fully with it. There's action and mystery and the story's moving forward, but the characters are not really explored in depth. But sword-fights, YAY! :)

Date: 2013-10-30 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
Agree 110%. The characters just didn't do it for me despite trying and trying to get into them. I wanted to connect with Charlie in particular being a female heroine with MUCH ANGST and a supposedly emotionally meaty story, but I just ... couldn't. The character that really drew me in (or the one I thought had great potential) died. So that was that. :(

Date: 2013-10-30 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
I watch through 1x14 or 1x15 and agree with everything hugemind said. Maybe with Edlund there in S2, "Revolution" will have more elements that tend to engage me. I might tune into one of his episodes to just see.

Date: 2013-10-30 10:52 pm (UTC)
ext_29986: (haunting things)
From: [identity profile] fannishliss.livejournal.com
That's my view as well. I'll wait and see what Edlund does with it.

I just rewatched Edlund SPN ep, 8.5, which is the one about the Vampirates. It is so interesting to watch his deft touch with crazy topics, mixing the drama and the humor.

Date: 2013-10-30 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
Whhaaaa. *hands over tissues* I'm glad I wasn't the only one who needed something to wipe their face.

Show should totally do some Kickstarter type of deal to get enough money to get Stairway

I'd be all about that! I'm sure we wouldn't be the only ones *looks around*, esp. bec. our classic rock soundtrack (minus last night's episode) has been lacking.

I was watching S1 of Revolution with the hb the other day and I was so insanely jealous when Zeppelin started playing in the episode

!!! OK, so I watched that episode (named "Kashmir" which made me want to pull my hair out bec. it's my favorite LZ song ever) and I kept vacillating between being happy for Kripke finally getting his big-buck music on network TV and being slightly bitter and jealous and then feeling ridiculous for feeling grouchy about it. And then I kept thinking, "SPN could've done this so much better." And that's when I started to stop watching "Revolution" bec. I realized I kept inadvertently comparing it to SPN, and how is that fair to either show. Then I couldn't help but think, "OMG, these are TV shows, get a grip!" And now you have a glimpse into my crazy internal dialogue and feel free to defriend me anytime. ;) Psst, so glad to hear you noticed the LZ songs in "Revolution", too (not to mention the bromance, the muscle cars, the cross-country quest, the thorny issues with family, and the killing of the significant person who precipitated the quest in the first place *coughJohnWinchesterproxycough*).

Date: 2013-10-26 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galwithglasses.livejournal.com
There really aren't words for how awesome that is. Heart! So yeah, I'm crying and then I read the comment about it being John Bonham's son and I am a blubbering mess. Plus bonus Yo Yo Ma. Rambles on to find the tissues......

Date: 2013-10-30 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
The power of music and human emotion always amazes me; I was crying, too (and I was wondering "WHY AM I CRYING!??!"). But then again sometimes I cry listening to news articles on NPR....

Date: 2013-10-30 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galwithglasses.livejournal.com
Big tears at any NPR story about the US Congress….

Date: 2013-10-30 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
... and at my state legislature. I wouldn't be surprised if it gave me a stroke someday soon.

Date: 2013-10-26 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] growyourwings.livejournal.com
Wow. Thanks for sharing this.

Date: 2013-10-30 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
You're very welcome. :)

Date: 2013-10-26 11:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackjedii.livejournal.com
I'll one-up you. I've got a Dolly Parton cover!

Edited Date: 2013-10-26 11:40 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-10-30 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
OMG, Dolly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE HER. When I was 2 I used to get in trouble at my grandma's house for singing "Two Doors Down" at the dinner table (my parents thought it was hilarious). My parents had one of her records that I'd put on our record player and sit and listen to the entire thing. If any of my kids would sit in one place for the time it took a record to play, I think I'd have a heart attack. I guess it's a testment to how awesome Dolly is (hmmm, maybe I should play her record for my kids).

Awesome cover, BTW. Thanks.

Date: 2013-10-26 06:18 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (DevilYouKnow: indulging_breck)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
Emotional! Thanks for the link, that was great.

I wouldn't even have recognized Robert Plant though, wow. There's definitely an element of "geezer rock" at this point, but it was great seeing how people responded.

Date: 2013-10-30 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
You're welcome. :)

I hardly recognized RP either. He's definitely looking his age, but it was nice to see them being honored. I loved how Jimmy Page was just so zen about it all, nodding and smiling and looking like he was thoroughly enjoying himself.

Date: 2013-10-30 03:41 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (Default)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
Yes, their reactions were great to see, they were clearly enjoying themselves (I loved seeing Yo Yo Ma grooving out as well!)

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