Album Covers by the Colors: Led Zeppelin I-IV Color Palettes


Put this lil Led Zeppelin color palette infographic together just for fun. I took Led Zeppelin’s first four studio albums, extracted the key colors, and then created color palettes accordingly. As you can see in the final example, I also created a color palette based on the iconic red and green Atlantic Records vinyl stamp.

The Auld Triangle (as Performed by Drunkford & Son)

A father & son, Thanksgiving rendition of the Irish song “The Auld Triangle.”

Fun fact: “The Auld Triangle” refers to an actual, metal triangle that was used to waken inmates at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin. In fact, the namesake triangle is still at Mountjoy Prison, although it’s no longer in use (according to Wikipedia).

Carving Pumpkins: An Ancient Irish Art, a Yearly Tradition

Thank you, Irish ancestors. You guys (and gals) pioneered the whole pumpkin-carving and jack-o’-lantern craze that comes up every October.

Well done.

Of course, you didn’t have pumpkins during your annual Samhain celebrations in ancient Ireland (because pumpkins are native to the Americas). Instead, you carved turnips. I like to think that my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather was the best damn Samhain turnip-carver in all of ancient Ireland.

Moving on.

When Irish immigrants came over to the U.S. and found pumpkins, they were all like, “Holy crap! Look at those giant orange turnips … they’d be PERFECT for carving!”

And the rest is history.

Each and every Halloween, I carry on the tradition of my ancestors and have a ton of fun doing it. Below are my humble contributions to the art of pumpkin carving from the past few years. Sláinte!




pumpkin carving 2013