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  1. That wasn't my opinion. I was simply saying that many people seem to feel that nothing after Led Zeppelin is of note. I happen to like most of his solo work
  2. Nice group of great musicians but I'm ready to hear the new music they're supposedly working on. Then I'll know if I really care or not. So far it's just been, "hey...look...I can do these songs I've done a million times in another way with new people." I went and saw a show and it was good in comparison to other things that are out there but wasn't anywhere close to me being able to say "the best show of my life" like some others have said. I guess I'm more in the camp of "there's a lot of talent on that stage so use it to do something"
  3. By early I meant that it wasn't the last show of the day and was over before their concerts in the states would have even started.
  4. I guess it's like on television where they film the shows prior but act as if its after then since it starts off with, "Robert, you must be ecstatic with the way things went tonight." The set was pretty early in the day so it isn't as if they couldn't have done it after, but doesn't matter either way I suppose.
  5. I'm going to say based on this interview given yesterday after the concert in Ireland that the "biography" is most definitely not an "access to Robert" type situation.
  6. Like I said earlier, that's kind of the point of hiring the PR team to handle things. He doesn't have to read any of the comments or worry about anything anyone says on there because he's paying people to take care of that for him. And I don't see his team going to him with these pointless tweets so, although I know he's intelligent and is probably aware that not every post is going to be filled with roses, he's not having to deal with any of it. I just think it's insane that when it's been said he's going to choose 10 to answer, anyone would assume that his time would be wasted considering their question about "snakes." Of course, I've also been baffled by the number of people that continue to ask him questions like he's still hanging at his computer
  7. It's been enlightening in the worst possible way. Oh well, guess all you can do is laugh at it and be thankful that you aren't related to any of these goobers
  8. Kayley, If you look in the news section under the Robert Plant twitter thread, I posted the questions and answers from yesterday. There hasn't been any indication at this time of future sessions and I'm not expecting Robert to handle it on his own anyway, otherwise there wouldn't have been a point to bringing in this team that has revamped everything. I doubt he sees anything other than the ones that he was sent by the team to choose from and then possibly similar formats in the future if he decides to do it again for whatever reason. In fact, yesterday on his newly revamped facebook page, a friend of his sister's posted something to the effect that she didn't mean to disappoint anyone but that all of these updates and changes were far beyond Robert's internet capabilities or interest and it was the team that was handling everything. I'm sure he answered the questions he chose to answer from the list, but I'm not expecting a lot of activity from him directly on any of it, although the pr team does seem to be posting in a way even on the facebook page that makes it sound like its coming directly from him. Again, the idea that he would take an entire day out to sit in front of a computer and answer questions when he could accomplish the exact same as he did by simply picking ten questions and texting or emailing his answers and never have to go in doesn't seem very realistic to me. Most people noted that the questions answered seemed to have been drawn from that first day in spite of them offering up the second day for taking questions. This may or may not be true, but if it is, it further supports my theory that it was more the fact that there were some kinks in getting everything ready for the roll out (which those following the twitter and other activity can attest to from yesterday) and so they needed some more time and less because they needed to get Robert in front of the computer so he could follow along with the conversation. Of course, before I thought it was because the quality of the first day's questions were so sad, so what do I know. Turns out they were genius in comparison to some of the others that came out the next day as well as some of the embarassing responses that people made once his answers actually started posting...not that I think he saw any of them, thankfully. Again, just my opinion though and while I was disappointed in the disrespect and idiocy of a lot of the people posting yesterday and the two days prior, I wasn't really surprised and, again, I doubt he saw any of it. That's kind of the point to hiring a big firm to take care of all of this. Of course, they promised he would answer 10 questions previously selected and there are still people every minute posting new questions to him even though the "Q&A" is over now so there's the intelligence we're dealing with...people assuming that he's got all the time in the world to answer the 20K questions going in on twitter. So, really long answer and semi rant just to really say, the questions and answers were posted on the other thread and you should be able to find them pretty easy. I think it was page 6
  9. You're welcome. I figured that would help with those who weren't able to get on there or had trouble finding their way. There were plenty who asked questions that I'm sure people would have considered the million dollar questions, but the truth is they said from the beginning that Robert was going to pick his top 10 and answer those and it would appear that he was given a list (minus most of the ridiculous questions I would assume) and grabbed ten relatively mundane questions and answered them. There weren't any follow up responses by Robert and I would also guess that he never saw any of the follow up comments to his responses (since I'm in high doubts that he actually sat there for five plus hours for this deal and still think he'd already submitted his responses and they had someone on the team type them up and submit them at designated times while they were getting other things uploaded on the various media sites). Of course, having read the multiple people who used the opportunity to respond to his comments with such gems as "Will you **** me?" and "I'll be of legal age soon, when can we meet?" I don't know that that arrangement was a bad idea.
  10. Question and Answer 1: Andrew Donaldson ‏@Andy_Donaldson76 Aug @ROBERTPLANT what is your favourite venue to have played in and why? #AskRP Robert Plant ‏@RobertPlant12h @Andy_Donaldson7 Filmore West, San Francisco Why? – a legendary home of most amazing pycheduelic bands from West Coast. -- RP Question and Answer 2: Kris ‏@SpaceOddity2304 6 Aug @RobertPlant what was your favourite moment or memory in your career? #AskRP Robert Plant ‏@RobertPlant11h @SpaceOddity2304 The release of my first record in 1966 --RP Question and Answer 3: Toni ‏@HammerofMaxwell6 Aug @RobertPlant Do you have any favorite modern bands? #AskRP Robert Plant ‏@RobertPlant11h @HammerofMaxwell Low, Black Angels --RP Question and Answer 4: Kathleen Pierson ‏@TrmpledUndrFoot6 Aug @RobertPlant What is your most favorite Led Zeppelin song to perform on your solo tour? #AskRP Robert Plant ‏@RobertPlant10h Hi, @TrmpledUndrFoot “What Is and What Should Never Be” --RP Question and Answer 5: Crispin Kott ‏@stuporfly6 Aug @RobertPlant Ever hear a song and think, "Damn, I wish I'd written that?" #AskRP Robert Plant ‏@RobertPlant10h Hey @stuporfly, “Hey Joe” --RP Question and Answer 6: michael scullion ‏@mickscullion16 Aug @RobertPlant Hi, Ultimately what are the things that keep driving you forward ?....thanks for it all #AskRP Robert Plant ‏@RobertPlant9h Hi @mickscullion1, “Unexpected adventures musically, emotionally and geographically” --RP Question and Answer 7: Ella Englishby ‏@glittertr4uma_6 Aug @RobertPlant If you didn't join Led Zeppelin, what everyday job would you be doing instead? #AskRP Robert Plant ‏@RobertPlant9h Hi @glittertr4uma_, Marriage Councellor --RP Question and Answer 8: Libbie Toler ‏@lktoler6 Aug @RobertPlant What is the last album you listened to completely? Robert Plant ‏@RobertPlant8h Hi @lktoler, Phosphorescent – “Muchacho” --RP Question and Answer 9: pisces iscariot ‏@BruiseVi0let6 Aug @RobertPlant best piece of advice for young songwriters? #AskRP Robert Plant ‏@RobertPlant8h Hey @BruiseVi0let, Keep mixing it up. Change key regularly. Try different guitar tunings --RP Question and Answer 10: Caroline Kmiecik ‏@carolinekmiecik6 Aug @RobertPlant Of all the concerts you've preformed, which concert has been the most memorable to you? #AskRP Robert Plant ‏@RobertPlant7h Hi @carolinekmiecik, Festival in the Desert, nr Timbuktu, Mali --RP
  11. Didn't really miss all that much. He picked pretty basic questions and I although the answer was kinda funny in his joking about the marriage counselor job, I kinda felt like that was a complete throw away question. His answers were short and although I don't doubt he was the one answering them, I don't believe he sat there for eight hours or whatever answering 10 questions. I figure they were answered long before they were put up on the site. I mean, call me a doubting Thomas, but the song he sends out just happens to be "What Is and What Should Never Be" which is the answer to his which song he best likes to perform question and they've been talking about this film he shot in Mali and that just happens to correlate to the last question he chose to answer... Overall I think it served its purpose to get people interested though and it's still nice that he agreed to do it, whatever the reality of the situation.
  12. lol toutpleindamour! clw, you just go to twitter and if you haven't set up an account where you clicked "follow" on his blog, just type Robert Plant into the search box and his page is the first thing that will pop up. It's really very simplistic. I think we sometimes make these things harder than they actually are because it seems like they should be.
  13. Just posted under the news section at robertplant.com ROBERTPLANT.COM RELAUNCHES WITH STUNNING NEW DESIGN AND MASSIVE CACHE OF EXCLUSIVE MATERIAL Extraordinary Multimedia Collection Includes Rare Artifacts And Never-before-seen Archival Content, As Well As Regular Updates From Plant’s World Travels Robert Plant is set to enter the world of social media via Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus. The legendary artist will be active beginning on Thursday, August 8th – the same day his www.robertplant.com relaunchs with a new logo and an extraordinary array of multimedia and archival material. The first 25,000 fans to follow Plant on Twitter (@robertplant) will receive an exclusive free download of his current combo, Robert Plant Presents Sensational Space Shifters, performing the Led Zeppelin classic, “What Is and What Should Never Be,” live in concert from their acclaimed 2012/2013 world tour. The exceptionally redesigned www.robertplant.com features a user-friendly new interface that allows fans to easily navigate the latest news about Plant’s album releases, tour dates, and much more. The site also now offers a treasure trove of never-before-seen artifacts from Plant’s personal collection, spanning five epic decades of TV interviews, photographs, press clippings, set lists, tour laminates, posters, and music videos, as well as an in-depth discography and gigography. Moreover, the coming months will seewww.robertplant.com debuting regular multimedia updates from Plant’s voluminous archives, including an exclusive docu-series – shot by RP himself – chronicling his recent visit to Mali, set to premiere over 10 weekly installments later this year. As enlightening as it is engaging, the new www.robertplant.com offers yet another amazing journey for Plant’s countless fans around the world.
  14. I'll give you that the site looks impressive but are we sure this is a crackpot team he has working for him? I mean, even I know that isn't going to work. Also, when I was looking at the tours from the 2000's, there was no 2011 Band of Joy tour and no Raising Sand at all. They also identified pictures of Band of Joy as being Sensational Space Shifters. It's all just a little funny I'm sure when they get the kinks worked out it will be very nice. It is giving me a nice laugh while it goes though. Wonder when he'll actually get around to answering the questions?
  15. We've been sitting on "Are we rolling?-RP" for two hours now. I'd say we, no, Mr. Plant, we are obviously not rolling...
  16. http://www.atvtoday.co.uk/p41058-planted/ Reported on Aug 08 2013 by Mike Watkins Showbiz & Celebrity Legendary musician and ex-Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is re-launching his digital platforms – creating an all-new website, video-rich content and an increased presence on social media, allowing fans a new and easier way to connect with the musical icon. The re-launch, which includes a brand new logo, has been carried out across all areas of Robert’s social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube and will see the official launch of a ‘Robert Plant Official’ Instagram account, featuring never before seen personal photos of his life on the road, at home and in the recording studio. The changes have been produced by LoveLive. Their experience in delivering creative and strategic digital solutions for artists prompted a complete re-design of his website with global fans and multi-media at the heart of the strategy. The LoveLive team ensured that Robert Plant’s prolific recording career, tours and stellar musical achievements sit firmly at the core of the output. We are delighted to be collaborating with Robert and his team and to be his chosen digital specialists. Robert has been extremely hands-on and involved in the process throughout, and our shared digital and social strategy, not to mention trawl through the video vaults, will enable fans around the world to connect with Robert in a way never previously made possible. We are looking to provide the definitive fan experience for one of music’s most important artists and cannot wait to open the floodgates. – a spokesperson for LoveLive said Visitors will also be able to unlock exclusive treats such as unseen archive footage and irreplaceable paraphernalia including original tour posters, laminates and tour schedules from all eras of Robert’s career. website: www.robertplant.com | twitter: twitter.com/robertplant | Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/robertplant | Instagram: RobertPlantOfficial
  17. After looking at the new website design for robertplant.com it would appear you are right about him getting a new team hired to revamp things. Wow
  18. I can't tell you how much this made me laugh considering it was you who asked it CLW...and I mean that in the nicest way. I'm about 99% sure that HPOR is the "Hot Pictures of Robert" thread
  19. Okay now using this as a launch pad to keep the twitter going from a hired media group to update is the first thing that's made total sense to me since this started. I know a lot of artists have teams that keep people up to date on what's going on by quick twitter updates here and there and having Robert involved in the initial launching of it helps validate that it's a legit source so I'm on board for this idea and now can stop trying to figure out the angle which was driving me a bit crazy. I too would be on board for you asking the questions since you have both the professional background to help you with how to ask the questions and the fan background which would help with what people actually want to know.
  20. I didn't actually mean to call anyone in here a moron. I just meant that there have been more morons than even I knew possible that have come out to join in on this tweet fest. I'm fine with them being fans but several people are doing the same thing that happens anytime you give someone a computer and a sense of anonymity, in that the very worst of human nature sometimes comes out. I think it's ridiculous that there are teen girls offering themselves up to the man as if he's going to read one of those messages and go, "I only have 10 questions here, but yes, HelloKitty685, I do think I'd like to let you lick me from head to toe and be your backdoor man. Let me get your number." There's obviously a reason behind him agreeing to this, but after reading on here and other boards for years about how the fans wish they had an opportunity to ask the questions because the media always gets it wrong, turns out the ones asking the questions for the most part are far worse than the mundane media
  21. I suppose we'll have to wait and see. One would assume that having a professional team in there to do the site would prevent them from giving a deadline of today and then extending it a day, which is why I questioned if there wasn't some issue of the substance of the questions being asked. Not to mention the fact they had to take down the initial tweet and redo it because of an error. I don't know that there is a lot of money invested in opening a twitter account that has already been in their possession for a few years that I've been aware. And other than them doing a background made up of pictures from his robertplant.com site that I could do with the limited sources that I have just as easily, and the two tweets posted, I didn't see anything all that amazing about it. As far as generating buzz, all they really had to do was let you know because once it hits ledzepnews on twitter it seems to explode from there, so that was money they could have saved. My point was that of those questions submitted that are not strictly about Robert's lemons, the rest are basically just copies of each other so I actually could find where it would be hard to get 10 separate and substantial questions to be answered. In all honesty, the way this is set up, there is no way for us to know whether the questions have already been selected and answered and Robert is off doing other things. It isn't as if this is going to be a sit down discussion where he will do follow up to questions brought on by his answers. I just think twitter is a strange format to use and so I'm curious as to why he's going with it? Maybe there is a new album, or maybe it's something completely different. It's hard to say considering there are multiple albums that he's done in the past that never seem to have seen the light of day. Regardless, it will be interesting to see what information will actually be gleaned from the potential 1400 characters used.
  22. I'm still figuring they did an extra day in the attempts to get ten that are even worth answering. I wish someone would just ask the obvious as to why he's suddenly jumping on social media in the first place? There has to be something being promoted or whatever otherwise this is a lot of work just to see that most of the people who will actually tweet questions are complete morons
  23. I've just been reading through questions that were submitted, and ... wow. I'm actually going to be shocked if he can choose 10 questions worth answering. There weren't near as many as I assumed there would be about Led Zeppelin...but there were A LOT asking him to do various "services" on them. Several questions about his hair, his jeans, lemons... Not really surprised
  24. Am I the only one interested in seeing how he's going to deal with the 140 character limit? I'm guessing his "ramble on" approach is going to have to be scaled back some If he answers 10 questions, chosen beforehand, how much information is really going to be given? I get that it's some kind of publicity for something otherwise, why bother, but it just seems really random.
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