What do eggs, flour, sugar, buttah and coconut have to do with digital music? Well, on Thanksgiving Day, Auntie San and Auntie Barb delivered a Coconut Custard Pie from Luberto’s Pastry Shop. They even put in a special order to “go easy on the coconut,” but the slip seemed to indicate “easy on the custard.” I can’t see how an “easy on the custard” custard pie would be, um, custard pie, but once it passed my lips to a longing sense of taste, it was clear Luberto’s can handle a pie.
As simpletons who easily regress to the mentality of teenagers, my brother Corey and I giggled over the custard connotation, but quickly moved to dissect the Led Zeppelin song as we did the pie. Corey even voiced the opening Jimmy page riff to the elders curiosity and bemusement. A few hours later, “Custard Pie” and the 14 songs that follow it from 1975’s “Physical Graffiti” were surging a digital pipe filling my hard drive. It’s a great song and probably my favorite Zep studio record. I couldn’t find a live version of the song, but here’s a creative montage with the studio version by “ginaitaliangirl” on YouTube:
Oh, and I picked up the new Zep reissue CD/DVD “Mothership” for baby bro’s 43rd…
Leave a Reply