14 March 2008 - 2:08MAIDEN!
Before CDs, there were records. Growing up I had records. All of my Maiden records were played on an early 70s vintage Goodmans Module 80 turntable, with a SHURE diamond stylus. I know it was a diamond stylus, because I gave up candy for 2 weeks to buy the replacement for the broken one that came with the stereo. The switch was amazing. I loved my records, but holy cow! This newfangled CD thing was AMAZING!
Sadly, this particular CD is lost. The last time I had it was in an old car I used to own, where it resided in the 3 spot in the 6 disc changer. I distinctly remember having to drive to Burlington at 7:30 on a Saturday morning for a sales meeting, when I worked for a company that almost killed my spirit, and what got me there, was the EPIC, Rime of the Ancient Mariner. What an amazing song…
So, Maiden’s new tour is a re-enactment of that most amazing album. I have floor tickets. For tomorrow night.
God willing, I’ll make it to the venue unscathed, and will get to see the band I’ve loved for 25 years rock the house!