Aloha Friday Motivation | Led London or Jack Zeppelin Edition | #25
Happy Aloha Friday!
Well Before Kurt Cobain and Neil Young uttered the sentiment, it was Jack London who said, “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.” He went on to say, “I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” Though he only lived to be 40, Jack London lived multiple lives and certainly did not fade away. From oyster pirate at the age of 15, to tramp riding the rails with Coxey’s Army, and a myriad of jobs in between (seal hunter, canner, and a stint at a street-railway power plant), London eventually joined in the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897. Through his time prospecting, London, like many, became malnourished in the gold fields and eventually developed scurvy. The physical toll it took on him also inspired much of his future writing. It was during this time that he was inspired to write "To Build a Fire." Here are some jack London Fun Facts to chew on.
93 years later, Led Zeppelin dropped the first of eight studio albums: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I (1969) (Full Album) Produced by Glyn Johns, the album was self-funded by Jimmy Page, the group's founder, leader and guitarist, and Led Zeppelin's manager Peter Grant prior to the band having a record deal. Nearly every song from that album is now on regular rotation on every classic rock stations across the globe. Enjoy the link above to the full album, and check out these Zeppelin covers if you have the time: Phish Led Zeppelin Medley & Umphrey's Mcgee / Led Zeppelin SET -- Aug. 24-2018