On Monday, May 7, 2012, I started a blog called Mage Music. I intended to write about the music of my favorite guitarist, musician, musical producer, and creator, Jimmy Page. The blog soon morphed into my thoughts about the meaning of creativity, the magic of it. And then I began exploring magic itself.
I’m continuing the blog on a new site. But it’s still about music and magic, about acts of creativity.
What I wrote almost nine years ago still applies today
I’m curious about music – why it works, why it generates the responses it does. I’m not educated in music theory, but I want to know more about music than just that I like it or that it seems powerful. I want to know why. I’m hoping you do, too.
There’s lots of pages devoted to Jimmy Page as guitarist, solo, with Led Zeppelin and others. There’s discussion of the lyrics of the songs, and there’s lots about Mr. Page’s guitars and techniques too. There’s not so much out there about the music itself, though.
I’m curious about the music. About why it is so magical, how someone with no classical music education could compose the way Mr. Page does, about what works, what doesn’t. About the influences – both on Mr. Page and that of his music on others.
With the help of thinking people everywhere who admire Jimmy Page and his work, this blog is dedicated to serious (and maybe not-so-serious) analysis of his awesome music.
Be advised that it is this blogmaster’s opinion that Jimmy Page is truly The Rock God; nevertheless we understand that there are other musicians and music of value. Thus, all music can be discussed with reference to Mr. Page’s work as long as it is done in a respectful manner, and with insight that will allow us all to learn.
PS – we will NOT beg Jimmy Page to reunite Led Zeppelin on this blog, OK?