‘Ramble On’

ramble on

Handwritten page of a diary dated April 4, 1970

…  for two years!!! and she always said no. And now all of a sudden she says we can join this particular record club. I got excited till I saw how few choices there were. Man, in the old days there were ten times that many choices in a magazine ad for a record club. Then I saw Dean Martin was on there and yeah, makes more sense because she loves Dean Martin soooooo much. And she wants the little record player for her own bedroom.

The only thing I see on there that I want is Led Zeppelin II, but that cartoony album cover they show is NOT the real one, so who knows? Maybe it’s the songs of Led Zeppelin covered by the Lawrence Welk Orchestra or something. I mean a year ago I might’ve wanted the Blood Sweat & Tears. And I already have every Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night album, so great, thanks Mom. Have fun with your teeny tiny little baby plastic speakers.


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‘Stairway to Heaven’

Handwritten page of a diary dated October 13, 1973

since Mom brought home her new boyfriend Ken. He’s OK I guess because he listens to albums with me. Then last night they were sitting around talking about what the three of us should have for supper and Ken said How about if I buy a bunch of lobsters? He said he loves lobster but you never get very much and he wanted to finally have ENOUGH lobster. Yeah, I know what he means because Mom’s always saying it’s so expensive you can only have a little at a time. Even though I told Ken I heard of some kids in Maine who get tired of lobster because they have it too much. I can’t even imagine that!!!
He said “you know how every time we play the Led Zeppelin Four album you want to skip over Stairway to Heaven because you heard it a hundred million times on the radio already? Well that’s the way they feel about lobster. Too much of a good thing. And you know that song Free Bird on your new Lynyrd Skynyrd album? I think you’re gonna feel that same way about Free Bird some day.”
Is he cracked? I don’t think I could ever be tired of Free Bird.


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