Skillz and I attended a Thanksgiving dinner party last night at the family home of her dear friend A. His parents kindly extended the invitation to include me even though we were not formerly acquainted. The food was stellar, the wine was free-flowing, and the conversation was engaging and inclusive. All in all, I had a wonderful time.
It turned out to be a rather late evening though and by the time we returned back to Mental Skillness HQ, neither Skillz nor I were quite in the state of mind to post anything. The last I saw her, she had passed out on the living room settee with a bag of Oreos cradled in her arms.
So we are a bit late in posting the instalment for October 7, but hope you will enjoy this most excellent version of Stairway to Heaven, which was performed live for a BBC recordings session. On this Day of Thanks, I personally am grateful for Jimmy Page’s guitar solo here, which fills me with feelings of wonder, awe and joy.