Song Of The Day – Ramble On by Led Zeppelin

Jan 3rd, 2017 – Ramble On by Led Zeppelin

Today is the 125th birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien, writer of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and more. As it’s just after New Year’s, and I’m usually on holidays at this time of year, i go into full nerd mode with an annual LOTR trilogy film marathon (I’m up to the bit in Fellowship Of The Ring where they’re just about to meet Galadriel. Elves = swoon 😍 ).

Tolkien’s work has inspired a gazillion artists. Led Zeppelin were famous fans, and mentioned people, places and references from Middle Earth in several of their songs, including today’s Song Of The Day – Ramble On. It’s also my fave Led Zep song. Huzzah!

Happy birthday, Professor Tolkien 😃

Here are some pics of me getting my LOTR nerd on…

Grumpy cave troll is grumpy #WetaCave #Miramar #wellington #nz #geekfest

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Lucky me with the delish #RichardArmitage today!! #TheHobbit #ThorinOakenshield

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NASA Nerds FTW

I love that the boffins at NASA are so obviously a bunch of geeks. The ‘dark spot’ on Pluto’s greatest moon has been named Mordor!!

Remarkable new details of Pluto's largest moon Charon are revealed in this image from our New Horizons spacecraft taken late on Tuesday from a distance of 289,000 miles (466,000 kilometers). A swath of cliffs and troughs stretches about 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) from left to right, suggesting widespread fracturing of Charon's crust, likely a result of internal processes. At upper right, along the moon's curving edge, is a canyon estimated to be 4 to 6 miles (7 to 9 kilometers) deep. Mission scientists are surprised by the apparent lack of craters on Charon. South of the moon's equator, at the bottom of this image, terrain is lit by the slanting rays of the sun, creating shadows that make it easier to distinguish topography. In Charon's north polar region, a dark marking nicknamed 'Mordor' is prominent in the image. Higher resolution images still to come are expected to shed more light on this enigmatic region. New Horizons traveled more than three billion miles over nine-and-a-half years to reach the Pluto system. Image Credit: NASA-JHUAPL-SwRI #nasa #pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons#solarsystem #nasabeyond #science

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