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  1. What I love about smokers is their excuses: 1) "I will gain weight if I stop"; or 2) "Well the cigarettes I smoke don't smell, I smoke menthol". Riiight. And then you have the smokers who leave the house to smoke and do it outside so all the smoke can come into OUR homes. Kill yourself in your own home Please? Anyway, hoping BOJ comes to Atlantic City or at least maybe another show like the Bowery in NYC. There ARE other great venues there besides the casinos in A. C. and of course no smoking. Any feeling on why all the open dates on their schedule still? it says "more to be announced" but not sure if they just mean for Europe? Could they be spending the time writing new music? I'm assuming that has started or will soon.
  2. Hey Porkchop, The Borgata doesn't allow smoking and especially in the concert venues there, they will throw you out if you light up, even Pot. BTW, at the Philly concert, there was the smell of much weed goin on. These days you never know which venues may tolerate smoking (or maybe just weed?)
  3. Silver Rider thanks for that great breakdown of Robert's schedule and for giving me hope that maybe he'll come still to Atlantic City. I'd even go to NYC if he could possibly squeeze in one of his "special" shows like the Bowery. Still kicking myself for blowing off the NYC dates. I guess I was sure he'd come to the shore. All I can do is wait and see. VERY excited about the new music though.
  4. I was just talking to someone about how he, so far, has not done Atlantic City nor Las Vegas both of which he ALWAYS does? Do you have any idea why this tour is so different from the others? Nothing seems to be the way Robert usually tours. Maybe it has to do with the other band members' schedules? Not liking it.
  5. Silver Rider WHERE do you live? I think you seriously have to consider moving. THAT's terrible.
  6. Jahfin! LOLLLLL. Just hoping Robert at LEAST comes to Atlantic City. He ALWAYS does??? What's up this time? And we Philly fans trudged through horrendous ice and snow to get to the Tower and PACKED the house. Come on Robert??!!!
  7. Sam does this mean that after the summer festivals, Robert isn't going to tour anymore in the states over this spring/summer?
  8. On Lemon Squeezings, it lists ten dates in Europe and is saying the North American tour is over? Does anyone know if that's really true and he won't be coming back to the states after all the festivals this summer?
  9. I love that particular photo of Robert. Just Sayin... I got turned on to the Black Keys through Robert and now I have to see them live. And Adele, another singer he raves about. She is amazing. And Arcade Fire also. Great stuff. I have to check out the ones above. I don't know any of them. Listening to regular "radio" is so "mindless". Robert is not just ahead of HIS time but EVERYONE's time at any age!
  10. The Beatles became as huge as they did because they really did bring something totally new to what people at the time did consider to be rock, at least in the States. Even Ellvis was considered to be rock. The Beatles were at the right place, at the right time, with the right management and they looked and sounded different. It was way more than just the music. HOWEVER, as time progressed and groups like Led Zeppelin, and especially Led Zeppelin came on the scene, I think everyone's musical tastes evolved because they brought to us harder rock, better musicianship and vocals beyond compare. You can take any Zep song today and put it up against songs from groups like Metallica, Pearl Jam, etc. and Zep's music sounds just as amazing and current today as it did back then. Not so in my opinion with any Beatles music. However, I always wonder what John Lennon if he were still alive would be doing today. I'm thinking it could have been pretty great stuff unlike McCartney.
  11. WHAT exactly was the procedure for handing out the awards? Most were given before the actual show? So Robert was not there (was he??), not even for the pre-show which I understand was way better than the actual Grammys with way more bigger stars. I think it was Clive Davis/David Geffin pre-party or some such and a lot of the performers not shown on the Grammys performed there. It seemed to be "the place to be" way hotter than the Grammys which I'm starting to totally not really believe in anymore. The "powers that be" that give out the awards seem to be clueless as to what category is what and who belongs where. It's become almost not cool to even show up or take quite that seriously. If nothing else though, it's a good place for exposure. I did see a lot of acts I didn't know and thought were pretty great. Not sure why the Black Keys didn't perform (did they?). All I can say is THANK GOD Justin Bieber didn't win! The various collaborations were awesome though.
  12. Okay, HOW does Mavis Staples get best Americana album? Her music isn't even Americana is it? Isn't it more blue/soul R&B? Was Robert at the awards last ngiht?
  13. Leddy! Hey! I just noticed your post! lolll. What a "pear" we must have been? Did you mean "pair"??? Or DID you mean "pear" because I'm an Avacado"?? Anyway, yeah, we're women in love!!!
  14. BlackandGold, our concert was at the Tower Theater which is a very beautiful, old, ornate place and the sound was incredible at least from the second row. I think Robert WAS referring to Philly as Russia because it sure was that night. The weather was horrid. I was hoping to hang around and maybe get to meet him but no, it was THAT bad. Hope I can get another chance. When he did "Cindy" at our concert, he completely changed it, rocking it out with heavy guitars. It was amazing. Philly fans, maybe even more than most cities, are DIE HARD Zep fans and they could be very loving and also very CRUEL if they don't get what they want. Fortunately, this crowd was gracious and tellin you mostly everyone stood for the entire concert screaming their heads off. And oh he was/looked so happy! At some points, the look on his face- like he was in ecstasy. Oh, he didn't do Silver Rider? Maybe he thought it was too "slow" for Philly? - although some people were requesting it to him right from the beginning? When they were singing that last "I Bid You Goodnight" song, I almost yelled out "Robert! you didn't do Silver Rider"! but I held it back thank God. Oh yeah, he and Patty are tight and he has this amazing way of "teaching" if that's what you want to call it. At one point, he smoothly led her into this beautiful harmony where they held high, difficult notes and it was really beautiful. I noticed them all keeping an eye on him because you can see how he can change things right on the spot. Also, maybe they keep changing it up because you just KNOW Robert would totally get bored doing the same setlist at every concert. I'm hoping he comes back to my area again before the end of the summer. I love him for not canceling out on us which he had every right to do.
  15. What an amazing article. I was wondering if anyone knows the time frame for Robert's writing of new music with BOJ. I read an article saying that by the time April rolls around, people at the Chicago concert could be possibly treated with hearing the new stuff? I also read Robert saying something to the effect that this tour will last through August and then everyone will disperse doing their own stuff and then all reconvene? Maybe they are writing in the mid-February-March break? No tour dates scheduled then? So they will eventually be writing/performing new material which means a whole new tour. Great. Just keep coming Robert. Don't stop.
  16. BlackandGold you totally saw what I saw. What concert did you go to? Did he do that thing with Patty, I forget which song, where he and she held these really high, intense notes for a long time creating the most intense, thunderous sound I've ever heard. She also has a really powerful voice and the way he led her into it was pretty cool. He just sorta motions with his hands going up and she knows. And with some of the choruses, he'd say to her "one more time?" and she'd shake her head "yes". And yeah, through the entire concert he was like the "ringmaster" leading us into as he called it "the ever-changing Band of Joy". I wish I could see him every night. We in Philly had entered "the land of the ice and snow" that night and the place was still packed. EVERYONE showed up in what Robert called "treacherous weather". It was way worth it. Love him. Can't wait to hear the new music.
  17. I just saw Robert and really up close. He loves the zep songs he does. Don't people realize he loves all that music but he just needs to sing those songs in different keys and different arrangements appropriate to the music he's into now. After he sang "Tangerine" people were standing, screaming in a roar and the look on Robert's face was just beautiful. He looked like he was in ecstacy and happy beyond belief. It's just so amazing to watch him because he always projects exactly how he feels in concert and I believe he's going to be with BOJ for a long, long time. He's totally in love with the music and all the very talented people performing with him. And I watched him change it up even right before THEIR eyes, telling Patty exactly how and what he wanted her to do and SHE just "gets it" and is just amazing. When they harmonize together, the sound is thunderous, intense and really beautiful. And another thing. Buddy, Darryl and Patty all have really great, beautiful voices but when Robert sings, the power, passion and intensity he possesses totally blowes them away. You don't really get that listening to the album. He has great love for ALL his music, past and present and future. And every arrangement of every song he did, whether from BOJ or not, changed from whatever he did before. He I believe called it something like the "ever-changing Band of Joy" and I've never seen him this happy.
  18. Went to the Tower - Philly show last night. It was beyond great and I was in the second row and to be that close watching and looking at him was insane! The crowd went crazy screaming and standing through most of the show and Robert looked SO happy. Robert is still reworking and changing all the songs around and everyone was an amazing singer but when Robert sings and you hear it in person, the power and intensity of his voice just blows everyone else away! And omg he's gorgeous. I had to somehow get through ice and snow to see him but it was so worth it and I'd do it again another million times. Cannot get enough of him. and I LOVED his shiny brown boots.
  19. But hey! the guys really liked Silver "RAIDER" AND they gave the album a 76! lolllll
  20. Maybe his schedule is so strange because of these venues' other bookings that he has to work around? Hope he does more NYC dates in the summer as well as Atlantic City. Has anyone gotten any meet and greets with him/them?
  21. From what I remember, Steven did audition to play with Led Zeppelin but he couldn't cut it vocally? He said something like he thought Jimmy was going to record new stuff with him but instead had him sing their old stuff and it didn't go as Jimmy would have wanted it. Steven said he was happy to have had the chance or some such statement and that the group already had the best (meaning Robert).
  22. Ticketmaster has up new dates for Chicago, Minneapolis and Portland in April for all who may be interested. Wonder what other dates are coming and I feel more will be coming soon. Wonder if he's doing any more in February or March?
  23. I'm just happy that Robert is still performing and doing what he loves. BTW, did everyone see/read the entire Rolling Stone article on this and see that amazing photo of him? WOW. Very sexy. And also, whatever Robert decides to do down the line, I just hope he stays healthy enough to keep doing it so that we can continue to see him. I just read that Roger Daltry prior to the Superbowl Concert had to undergo removal of a pre-cancerous growth on his vocal chords. He should be fine and able to sing but there is a possibility that he could entirely lose his voice according to what I read. So, we all should put things into perspective and feel lucky that Robert is still able to do all that he does and does so well and keeps making us and himself happy.
  24. "The band cut a well-received album late this summer that is heavy on vintage sounds and roots music, and is embarking on a tour next summer that will see a stop on the Bluegrass stage." So the shows WILL continue at least into the summer! More dates to come. Great.
  25. mstork, are you going to the Tower in Philly? I managed to get second row seats! Would like to say hi if you are?
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