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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Twofer Tuesday - To Be A Rock and Not to Roll


Forget all the "And Three Days Later He Arose From the Covid Grave" malarkey, the really important news of yesterday had nothing to do with politics (unless you can make a case that our Supreme Court folks punted on taking up such a controversial matter (click here.)   

With the Court deciding NOT to hear the above case at all, it means that the lower court verdict finding Zeppelin innocent of plagiarism stands.  (For a good Rolling Stone account of the 2016 court proceeding click here. The article also contains the Spirit song/video Taurus that was the basis for the lawsuit.  So you can listen to and judge for yourself if they sound too much alike.)

In Buzzy's Country Store, Led Zepp tunes will usually get the "crank-it-up-treatment."  However, when I hear Stairway to Heaven start to play, I usually wait a couple minutes or two before cranking it up.  The song's beginning (and supposedly plagiarized part) is my least favorite part of it.  Too slow and too boring.  Lyric-wise it's a little slack too e.g. "When she gets there she knows that if the stores are all closed, with a word she can get what she came for."  Who the hell is she - Oprah?!  

In Buzzy's I'll usually hit the volume button somewhere around the 5:35 mark when Jimmy kicks in and after that "we wind on down the road with our shadows taller than our souls."  (Now them's some lyrics even if, confession time, from my Misheard Lyrics' file, I always thought the line was "I'll share a story that I told.")  

For more than you ever wanted to know about Stairway to Heaven and how it came to be (click here .)

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