Sunday, November 09, 2008

A Very Sirius Election: (Led) Zep Tepi

There's a lady who's sure
All that glitters is gold
And shes buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
And shes buying a stairway to heaven.

Sarah Palin's role in the Stairway to Sirius drama reminds me of the first stanza of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," with its references to a powerful woman who can get anything she wants even if the "stores are all closed." Kind of reminds me of the whole wardrobe fiasco, where GOP operatives went out and spend $150K on designer duds for Pit Bull Palin. It's funny, I heard a Democratic lawmaker in Alaska on the radio claiming he was shocked by Palin's attack dog act, saying she was actually a very accomodating governor. But she was scripted a role for the big ritual drama and she performed it to a T.

Another interesting parallel to "Stairway to Heaven" was the much-ridiculed "Bridge to Nowhere" comedy, in which Palin also played a major role. Look at those Nines there, aren't they something? And how about that Superman logo? Or that paper star she's wearing as her tiara? Wow. It seems the electoral wizards certainly wanted to keep the Synchromystics busy this year.

I almost forgot- Palin took to the stage to give birth to the Sun to the strains of Heart's "Barracuda." Heart is well known for their Led Zep covers, and the "Barracuda" itself borrows it's galloping rhythm from "Achilles' Last Stand" off the Presence album (the cover of which displays a family contemplating an enigmatic black obelisk).

It all seems to be so complex sometimes. So beyond the scope of mere human agency. Hmm, maybe another hoary Zep epic can give us a clue to what's really going on....

Oh, let the Sun beat down upon my face
With stars to fill my dream.
I am a traveler of both time and space
To be where I have been.

To sit with elders of a gentle race
This world has seldom seen.
They talk of days for which they sit and wait
When all will be revealed.


  1. A very good series tying in a lot of loose ends - nice work Chris! Jimmy Page was hugely into the whole Druid thing (see his bits on the movie The Song Remains the Same), so that too ties in nicely with the Shemsu Hor idea. Plus, Robert Plant had a son named Karnak I do believe, and Pagey was also deep into Crowley. It all does seem to be accelerating towards a crescendo of some sort, doesn't it?

  2. Personally, I have always thought that Kashmir holds the key to the future of mankind, an somehow Led Zep had tapped into that knowledge.

    Great work on the post-election symbolism Christopher, really!

    I too used the lyrics last year...

  3. Magnie, if you can track it down find my article on Lucifer Rising in Guitar World. It has some interesting interview material with Page about his interest in the Egyptian Mysteries.

    Excellent post, Todd. Lots of fuel for the fire there. Thank you very much for the link.

  4. Thanks! I would NOT have seen the connection were it not for both you and Michael making such excellent progress on these recent events.

    Not sure quite what to make of any of it however (which is normally the case).

    I do feel that things are becoming more polarized in some segments of society, while we see these calls for unity and oneness at the other end of the spectrum.