"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Birthday Today - Robert Plant

The lead singer of Led Zeppelin turns 65 today.   Strangely, it seems like he would be older, but he's only a year older than Bruce Springsteen.   Zeppelin's not quite my cup of tea, but it's hard to underestimate what a sound like this did to the music scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s:

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