Led Zeppelin: Only the Bombastic Playlist by Jim Donovan

Yeah yeah, I know. You're probably saying to yourself, that Donovan guy is a little over the top with all the Zeppelin posts.... Well, you'd be right. I'm "one of those" fans.

I remember having this daydream as a 15 year old that Led Zeppelin would come to Pittsburgh and I was in the audience. Then all of a sudden the band's manager came out on stage and said, "Listen folks, our drummer isn't feeling well, is there anyone here who could fill in?" Of course I raised my hand and the manager said, ok dude come on, let's get you ready to play. Then I'd shake hands with Jimmy and Robert and we'd proceed to tear the roof off the Civic Arena. All the while in my bedroom, I had my headphones on and air-drummed like a fiend to song after song- sweating my ass off and loving every minute of it. Every once in a while, my mom would check on me and see what was going on, though when she saw me, she'd give me a knowing smile and let me be. This was how I learned to play the drums. Imagination, the air, pillows, and Led Zeppelin. Little did I know that ten years later I would actually shake Jimmy and Robert's hands on the first day of Rusted Root's 1995 tour with them. It seems that focused imagination is a powerful force. The songs in this playlist are my go-to songs for air drumming.