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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Calling all Comets


The world's biggest airship will make its first commercial flight over Tokyo later this week, 70 years after the Hindenburg disaster brought the golden age of the dirigible to a fiery end.

Well, here we go girls and boys...Thanks to Goro Adachi yet again, for finding this extra special gem as the Zeppelin is back in a Japan/Germany tag-team move.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/japan/story/0,,2213855,00.html

or visit the Zeppelin NT website directly

http://www.zeppelin-nt.de/
For those with more of an entertainment based program, we shouldn't forget the legendary Led Zeppelin...did everyone sleep through the big reunion show for charity (most likely theirs), heck no...because well, it was scheduled for Nov. 26th and it's been postponed until Dec. 10th [12/10/07]. It seems guitarist Jimmy Page hurt his finger, and needed a few extra weeks to recover...a change of date on something this big (or a Space launch) also sends off a red alert in my mind.

Notice anything of interest?

Of interest here is the similarity of events related to Dec. 10th and our current situation. It was Dec. 10th 1684 when Edmund Halley presented Issac Newton's deviation from Keplar's laws of gravity in the form of the De motu corporum in gyrum (Latin: "On the motion of bodies in an orbit") to The Royal Society. In 1692, Halley also presented to the Royal Society...except this time it was about his theories on Hollow Earth...from wikipedia

(Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society of London), Halley put forth the idea of a hollow Earth consisting of a shell about 500 miles (800 km) thick, two inner concentric shells and an innermost core, about the diameters of the planets Venus, Mars, and Mercury. Atmospheres separate these shells, and each shell has its own magnetic poles. The spheres rotate at different speeds. Halley proposed this scheme in order to explain anomalous compass readings. He envisaged the atmosphere inside as luminous (and possibly inhabited) and speculated that escaping gas caused the Aurora Borealis.[2]

Then, in 1986 Comet Halley (so named for Edmund Halley for his prediction of the comets return) returns...NASA hoped to capture low altitude photos of the comet using the space shuttle. Tragedy ensues however when on January 28th STS-51-L "Challenger" explodes 72 seconds after take-off. [see also Comet Hale-Bopp] On Dec. 10th 1996, Halley's Comet is photographed by the Giotto spacecraft showing it's nucleus albeit nothing nearly as amazing as our recent heavenly flare-up of Comet Holmes (Triple H).




Here is the "Official" statement from http://www.ledzeppelin.com/...

November 1, 2007

Led Zeppelin Guitarist Jimmy Page Fractures Finger

The Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert, originally scheduled for Monday, November 26th and featuring Led Zeppelin, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, Paul Rogers, Paolo Nutini, and Foreigner has been postponed until December 10th due to Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page fracturing his finger.

The injury to Page’s finger, which was sustained this past weekend, will not allow him to play guitar for 3 weeks.

The specialist treating Mr. Page said, “I have examined the fracture to Mr. Page’s finger, and it is my opinion that with proper rest and treatment, he will be ready to resume rehearsing in three weeks time, and thus able to perform on December 10.”

Jimmy Page added, “I am disappointed that we are forced to postpone the concert by two weeks. However, Led Zeppelin have always set very high standards for ourselves, and we feel that this postponement will enable my injury to properly heal, and permit us to perform at the level that both the band and our fans have always been accustomed to.”







Bill Haley and his Comets "Rock Around the Clock"


Hopefully there is some meat there to chew on over Thanksgiving...and by all means, don't forget to look UP every once in a while.


Former KISS axeman Ace Frehley gets in the GAME with his band Frehley's Comet doing "Rocket Ride"

7 comments:

William Ray Thuther said...

Interesting. They just showed the Led Zeppelin Documentary/Concert: 'The Song Remains The Same' on VH1 two night ago. Interesting coincidence.

Also: Led Zeppelin - A Zeppelin is a huge balloon. The balloon was featured in South Park's Imagination land episode and is a kind of inter dimensional craft in Wizard of Oz, which is happening right now.

JB said...

Multiple inner Earths within Hollow Earth... Interesting. Let's call them "Halley's Spheres". Or maybe we should find out what names their own inhabitants have given them.

This reminds me of the question: "Why do Martians always call their own planet Mars?"

JB said...

Multiple inner Earths within Hollow Earth... Interesting. We should call them "Halley's Spheres". Or maybe we should find out what names their own inhabitants have given them.

Which reminds me of the question: "Why do Martians always call their own planet Mars?"

FilmNoir23 said...

"The Song Remains the Same" was re-released yesterday, thats probably why it was being shown.

JB: thats a good one!

Michael said...

Great work, as usual. That balloon graphic sorta looks like a reclining goddess... btw, I found another trident at gosporn. Have a good Thanksgiving.

David said...

Zeps ... back in fashion (see 'Golden Compass' or to give it the true name 'Northern Lights') and Doctor Who 'Age of Steel' (with its strange cripple industrialist figure).

As ever, food for mind, ammo for the guns we must point towards the Empire of Symbols and its Dominion.

aferrismoon said...

They thought they'd go down like a Lead Zeppelin, thus the name, but it invokes Saturn all the same.
L - 30 and Z - 7 [ via the Hebrew] thus an L7 and a 37, a beautiful prime as well as the year the Hindenburg took a fall.The tarot corresponding = ADJUSTMENT and TWINS , Libra and Gemini, all very airy fairy.
From LZ to OZ would be from 37 to 77, but who knows what that might signify