the north face jacket Craig Maas Notes
Except for July and August it seems like my feet get cold if I wandering around in stocking feet. I started wearing clean running shoes inside during the 10 month winter that is North Dakota, but this wasn terrible confortable either. My feet would get hot, or even stay cold. I tried two pairs of socks but then my feet would sweat and then get cold. I also have an adversion to sandles somehow it got stuck in my head that real men don wear sandles, shorts or Jean Jackets. And I rarely broken this rule.I was reading the September Issue of Fortune about an ugly but comfortable plasic shoe called a Croc. The ugliness appealed to me as did it construction. I thought about getting a pair but I didn see advertised locally. If I was serious about trying a pair this would be the day to buy them. The directions said they run slightly large. I wear a 10.5 man size. So I bought a 10. I was a little worried as I purchased some 11 Reebok and they loose but fine. When I got the shoes Friday my foot swam in them. On the other hand they not falling off my feet and a size 9 might be tight width wise it would be fine lengthwise. I guess these are sort of like sandles just not open toed. So far they all little cool because they are so loose but I think I like them certainly more than the other solutions I tried so far.Led Zeppelin DVD disc 1, 1969 The band is starting to let their hair grow out. Jimmy Page is playing his telecaster with the dragon painted on it. Although it hard to tell on this early black and white lip sync video. (Bad Lip Sync, Guitar Sync, etc.) Jimmy is wearing white pants and a black leather jacket. Jimmy is interesting because he is one of the nerdiest looking rock stars of all time, so it interesting to see what he does with what he has. John Paul Jones and Robert Plant are nice looking blokes but they let their hair grow too long. I mean it not just long but its completely out of control. Plant head looks like a bush, and Jonesy looks like long haired Prince Valiant.Danmarks Radio, Iceland, March 1969 Shot by students on Black and White television. They did a good job. It does look weird with them all sitting around the band on the floor. Jimmy is wearing a white smock and velvet pants. John Bonham looks young in a light cotton sweater jersey. John Paul Jones looks good; he using an ammo belt as a guitar strap. Robert Plant wears black velvet jacket.Dazed And Confused, March 1969 “Supershow” was shot in color but the sound is distorted. Jimmy plays his Dragon Telecaster. It cool to finally see the Fender Telecaster in color. Jimmy wears his black leather jacket and velvet pants. Robert Plants wears a yellow shirt, sandals and black slacks. Bonham wears a black print shirt. He pounds the drums as the dry ice machine fills the stage with smoke. The organ is on stage but John Paul Jones isn playing it. John is wearing a white shirt and black slacks. Jimmy has some odd amps not his own The camera zooms and does snap edits as the song winds up. In seems like a night club.Tous En Scene, France, June 1969 The house orchestra looks on amazed. Even the audience doesn know what to make of this band. The group is filmed in the round, which gives us a good look at the band. Jimmy sports a new( sunburst Gibson Les Paul.Jimmy Page is wearing red slacks, a red jacket, a white macrame sleeveless shirt. He looks a little like Robert Smith of The Cure. Robert Plant: has red slacks and tied dyed shirt John Paul Jones: purple sweater, white slacks John Bonham: tied dyed green/white T shirt.Dazed And ConfusedAlbert Hall, January 9, 1970 In the menu system we see John Paul Jones playing “Thank You” on the organ. The organ was present throughout the concert but it wasn featured on song. We also see Jeff Beck backstage with the bandJimmy Page: blue and red crossing stripped sweater vest, which should look nerdy but actually looks good on him. He sporting long sideburns and big shiny belt buckle. Jimmy playing his sunburst Les Paul (PAF on the neck and open pole humbuckler on the bridge pick up. Robert Plant: long side burns, a Western style shirt and tan (mud colored) slacks John Paul Jones: print shirt, shoulder length hair, velvet pants. His Fender Jazz bass is amped by a Marshall amp. John Bonham: red tank top and blue jeans. He playing on a wood finish drum set: 1 Bass 1 Tom 2 Floor Toms, Snare and Bongos We Gonna GrooveThe band comes across as just a simple yet loud Blues bandI Can Quit You BabyThe band is quite close to each other onstage. On these long songs the film crew runs out of film so the audio is supplemented by still photos.Dazed And ConfusedRobert quotes “Cocaine Blues”. John Paul Jones flies over the fretboard but the riffs are repetitive. Jimmy attacks his Les Paul with a bow and a 1/2 second delay. (More lost footage)White SummerJimmy plays a Danolectric with the stock lipstick pickups. Bonzo plays rhythm on part of the track whacking his drums with mallets. During his rests, Bonzo looks on with a look that says, “I drunk.” (I don think he was.) Jimmy continues too long, at some point these solos devolve into noodling around.