experience music project museum

Dazed and Confused, Part One

“wanted a woman, never bargained for you”

Author’s Note: this is the first chapter in a short series of events leading up to and including Jimmy receiving the Founder’s Award from the Seattle Experience Music Project Museum in late 2015. It’s way off in the future from the main Whisper to the Thunder storyline, but nevertheless relevant to the plot of this journey. Although this chapter is SFW, future ones in this series will most definitely be NSFW indeed. Sorry for the cheesy story title, but it’s better than Sleepless in Seattle or The Mudshark Incident Revisited. 

November 18, 2015

Four Seasons Hotel

Seattle, WA

Ari surveyed the catering leftovers in the post-rehearsal debriefing room, not exactly enthused with her options. She and the rest of Tempest plus a large group of other performers spent the day at the Museum of Pop Culture’s Sky Church venue, preparing for a benefit concert held in honour of Jimmy’s receiving the Museum’s Founders Award. The event organizers wanted the show to be mostly a surprise for Jimmy, so the performer list was kept private. Jimmy knew Ari and Chris, Tempest’s singer, were going to be a part of the show, but he did not know that the entire band would be involved in a one-off special performance. 

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Watch the all-star jam at the end of the Jimmy Page Founders Award event at the EMP Museum in Seattle last night. Musicians include Krist Novoselic, William DuVall, Jerry CantrellKim Thayil, Duff McKagan, Barrett Martin, and Page himself.

Update and a short preview

Hello dear readers….I’m stumbling through a bit of writer’s block with the latest update for Chapter 26. It’s about halfway along, so I hope to get through it and post the update in another day or two.

What’s bringing me a lot of distraction right now is a delicious bit of plot that I’m planning out for our dear Ari and Jimmy in 2015 (yes, of course these two are still at it). It’s a 5 or 6 chapter-long storyline set in late 2015 when Jimmy receives the Founder’s Award from the Seattle Experience Music Project Museum, and they hold a tribute show in his honor (it’s the one where ol’ Jimmy decided to get back on stage for a brief bit). I’ve bounced some ideas off of @firethatgrewsolow, and this storyline is turning out to be probably the smuttiest and hottest thing I’ve written to date, along with some humorous banter. Let’s just say there will be some, uhhh, very interesting and unexpected role-playing action.

So, dear readers, I’d like to hear from you right now. Would it be odd to have a story plot break and venture into the future, or stick to a linear timeline? 

Just so that you can get the full idea of where I’m going, I’ve included this bit of dialogue from Ari that occurs mid-storyline.

“Well…well…well….what do we have here, a debauched old man making his way into my dressing room, looking for a good time, or should I say a good fuck….*sighs*  I know your game. Oh yes, I had you all figured out the minute Warren told me that I had a gentleman caller who wanted ‘to get to know me a little better.’ I’ve heard all of the stories about you, you know. Who hasn’t? You have quite the reputation, after all. Charming your way through an endless parade of women, all vying for your attention….false promises, breaking hearts, full of lies. Don’t look so shocked, wipe that look off of your face. Feigned surprise doesn’t suit you, love. What’s that? ‘You’d never take advantage like that?’ Bullshit. You aren’t fooling me. Tell me, James, have you ever met someone immune to that charm of yours? No? Well, I suppose we’ll just have to see how far it gets you this evening. Don’t be so smug-it’s not going to be nearly as far as what you’re thinking.

Tonight, we’re going to see just how debauched you can get, James. Tonight, you’re going to make amends for your carelessness and callous attitude. Tonight, that body of yours belongs to me and to me alone. Your only purpose is bring me the pleasure I deserve, and since you were so akin to taking things that weren’t really yours, I think this is long past due. Your ability to manipulate the world around you ended the moment you walked through that door. You’re in my realm tonight. Let’s see just how well you do under someone else’s spell.”


I remember last Easter, I was on a band trip to Seattle, and at one point we went to take a look at the Experience Music Project Museum. It is a cool looking building, made to resemble one of Jimi Hendrix’s smashed guitars, and I thought that was pretty interesting. So anyways, as we walk in to the second floor where the music memorabilia is, there is this huge theater sized screen and I noticed John Landis was on it. Of course I immediately thought of Michael, but never thought Michael would actually pop up on the screen. But, to my surprise, he did. The making of Thriller video was on, so I was super excited inside. Just seeing or hearing Michael at random, unexpected moments gets me so excited, and to see his face on a huge screen was so amazing. Anyways, I thought that was all I would see of anything Michael related, because this museum is mostly rock and roll stuff, but I was so wrong. After coming across the big screen, you have to make a turn and then you are into the main part of the second floor, and all by itself in the middle of the floor was this outfit, inclosed in a glass case. I have bad eyes so I didn’t know what it was at first and was paying more attention to this cool tower of guitars behind it. As I began getting closer I realized this wasn’t just any outfit, but the jacket and glove from Michael’s Billie Jean performances. I wanted so badly to take a picture, but my hands were shaking so much everything just turned into a blurry mess. My knees were almost buckling even. I didn’t even know why I was so excited, but just to be so close to something Michael had worn once is something so amazing. I always thought of myself as a very composed and relaxed person who would not act silly if I ever did have the chance to have met Michael, but after just seeing an outfit of his, I think maybe I would be a little crazy if I met him. My body wants to take control I guess. Later when my friends and I were walking around, I said that I wanted to go back and take some more pictures of stuff, but I really just went back to take some pictures of Michael’s outfit because I wasn’t as shaky anymore. Needless to say, that was the unexpected highlight of my trip. That and coming across an old record of We Are The World that was selling for only a couple dollars. I obviously bought that, and whenever I look at it, it is a reminder of the closest I have ever came to Michael.