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Open Letter To Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

Dear Jimmy,

I hope I’m not being too familiar with ‘Dear Jimmy’.   We don’t know each other, but I’ve listened to your music from the time I was an adolescent on.  So, it feels a little strange to call you Mr. Page.

If Robert Plant reads this, I hope he doesn’t mind my referring to him as Robert either.

Anyway, I know you want to tour again.  I know you really want to do it in a bad way.   And I think you should.

 

I also understand that Robert doesn’t want to join in.  I believe I understand why.  Robert wants to make new music.  I’m sure you know this.  He hates the idea of playing old songs over and over again like a Juke Box.  You probabaly know this already.

So, I was kind of wondering.  Can’t you do what Journey did and find a singer that sounds a lot like Robert.   I’m sure Zeppelin fans will appreciate it.    Sure, there will be a few purists, but not so many.  Hey, it worked out pretty well for Journey AND the new singer.

I don’t know if there is some kind of contract thing involved.  But if Robert doesn’t want to join you, it seems like he should be willing to give his blessing on the new singer since he doesn’t want to do it himself.

So why not?

Robert loves making new songs.  That’s his forte.  It benefitted Zeppelin way back then.   You want to tour again.   Maybe this way will work for you?

Of course, you may have thought of all this before.  It’s probably not a new idea to you.

I think you have a lot of fans that would still come to see you, even with a different singer.

 

Don’t worry Robert, no one can replace you.  But isn’t this a good compromise, since you don’t want to join them?

 

Thanks for reading this.

Oh, by the way, you both should consider reading the book Zhuan Falun.  It’s really an awesome book that deserves to be read more than once.

 

-David

 

 

Post Olympic Thoughts

How did you feel about the 2008 Olympics? Did you love them, hate them, wish you were there?

Here is a video that sums up the feelings of many around the world:

 

I would like to hear what you have to say after watching this video.

Please comment below

This Chinese Cultural Event is a Must See for the Entire Family

This Chinese cultural event is something that you do NOT want to miss.

http://www.allthingspondered.com/Recommends/ChineseCulturalEvent

They are reviving the ancient Chinese culture that was sent into occlusion by the warped cultural revolution of the 1960s which sought to destroy Chinese culture and moral values.

Now there is a revival.

If nothing else, you should here the free music and video on this site. You can get a real taste of the flavor of this event.

Here is just one single highlight:

“During New Tang Dynasty TV’s (NTDTV) Spectacular in Washington D. C., famous contralto Yang Jiansheng moved many listeners to tears with her song “Tiananmen Please Tell Me.” The audience was so deeply touched by the song that they gave her a standing ovation after she finished singing. ” – By Yi Ping, Epoch Times Washington Staff, Feb 05, 2007

While you are on the site, check out:

Photo gallery – Pictures from the current performances plus links to previous performances.

Video Highlights – Several video segments from the current show and past shows. Definitely worth checking out and it is free to watch them.

Reviews – Newspapers and Dignitaries praise the show(s) – including:

Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien:
“Spectacular, riveting, really enjoying it- quite wonderful…Really quite intriguing and beautiful to watch…I’ve been to China- Beijing- but I’ve never been treated to this level of sophisticated entertainment.”

There is so much more there on the site. Dazzling sites and sounds that promise to leave you in an elevated state. Let your senses indulge in the beautiful images and music this sit has to offer.

Go there now:

http://www.allthingspondered.com/Recommends/ChineseCulturalEvent

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Independent Review of Gala Celebration

Sometimes a good review helps people to recognize the value of a show.

I’ve talked about the Chinese New Year Global Gala Celebration before.

Now, if you haven’t been fortunate enough to see it yet, you can read about it.

If you haven’t had a chance to watch the Gala yet, you might still be able to catch the show in a city near you. Check out the times at ticket.ntdtv.com

Enjoy the show!

Did you miss it? Then get ready for next year !

Invitation to New Year Spectacular in New York

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We would like to cordially invite you to a cultural show like no other: the 2007 Chinese New Year Spectacular brought to you by New Tang Dynasty Television.

The show will take place at Radio City Music Hall on February 14-17.

New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) is a non-profit, independent, New York-based Chinese language TV broadcaster with a special mission.

Since 2002, NTDTV has dedicated itself to delivery of 24/7 programming to more than 200 million viewers in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America via satellite, cable, and the Internet.

For people in mainland China, NTDTV is one of the country’s few sources of uncensored information.

The United States congress has called NTDTV a “pioneering” and “the only truly independent Chinese-language TV.”

NTDTV’s 2007 Chinese New Year Spectacular will be showing across 28 major cities in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.

We expect a live audience of 100,000 in North America alone. Our annual New Year celebration seeks to share with the Western world the heart of Chinese culture ?

Its traditional values, stories, spirit and beauty.

Bringing together leading artists from around the globe, the shows seek to not merely entertain, but also enrich, uplift, and inspire.

Find out firsthand why critics are calling the New Year show “amazing,” “tantalizing,” and a “gracious gesture toward international understanding.”

Please call the ticket hotline to book your ticket at 1-888-260-6221; (family plan and group rates) available.

Visit http://ticket.ntdtv.com or http://shows.ntdtv.com/

Special code MSSM15 for 15% discount, in addition 30% off for the 11am show on Feb 15).

On behalf of NTDTV, I wish you all the best in 2007 and happy New Year.

Sincerely,

Community Outreach Department

New Tang Dynasty Television

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