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  1. (apologies for this truly random expression) Jiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. No worries, and actually, the British are in fact citizens. Only certain commonwealth persons are still called subjects.
  3. ^ And what, pray tell, would be wrong with supporting constitutional monarchy? But good on Robert! How cool!
  4. One year gone, definitely. Wouldn't mind something of a rewind or restart myself.
  5. I think originally he was talking about a lady and a soul mate. I suspect that what he meant by saying that he'd found what he was looking for was that he found other compensations (I think he gets quit a lot out of his children, for example).
  6. Hi FireOpal! Nice to see you, too. Big doings over here, so I haven't had much time to drop in. I totally dig your new sig pic! Did you take it yourself? And Solstice party--cool!
  7. ^That actually wasn't about his spirituality. You might want to have a look at the rest of that interview for the context.
  8. One doesn't just lose interest in such things.
  9. It is indeed very hard at the moment! But keep warm...
  10. I think it takes particular circs in one's life to make one appreciate it entirely.
  11. I don't think I've ever actually heard this album until now. I've been listening to it since it came out, and I've always found Jimmy's playing on it strangely compelling, but now I really know why. And I can see exactly why Jimmy has never been that high on it--it's an amazing album, but so clearly an expression of the most profound pain, and not just Robert's.
  12. Herco!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We've missed you! And I really agree with everything you say here, esp. the part about JP as a songwriter
  13. Well, you're right--once again, the interview takes things out of context--the "joyless" remark is actually a quotation from Robert as reported to Wall by Kevin Shirley. And I'm sure Ross finds the new-found football interest as disheartening as Wall seems to--like you, Aqua, I very distinctly remember his making rude comments about it. I think we're all a little sad that Jimmy's not out and about playing. It's also clear, I should add, that on his web diary, MW finds the lurid press for this book irritating.
  14. Oh, I don't have an opinion, I just meant that as long a there have been knighthoods (many, many centuries), there have been less than noble reasons for giving them. I'm interested in and work on English history, that's why I made the comment. I certainly wasn't trying to fight at all (can't imagine what gave the impression that I was!)
  15. Well, historically speaking, men have been knighted for all sorts of reasons (e.g., amassing a particular amount of land and wealth), not just for deeds in battle, so it's not odd at all.
  16. I find it incomprehensible that anyone could be invested in Zeppelin and 'not care' about its members' solo projects. Whatever.
  17. Ummm, which ended on 25 Sept. 1980. Should Robert have called SS Led Zep then? He's a former member of the band as well! If Jimmy's out there playing, I'm thrilled. I don't care who it's with. It's just gravy that it sounds as though he'll be heading out with two musicians as talented as Jonesy and Jason, and I can only hope the singer they choose is as great.
  18. Haha! Fair enough. It's not really a book like that, though, and has quite a lot of new material from Wall's own interviews with Jimmy in particular.
  19. There isn't anything satanic about it, as you say, and in fact, The Times article deliberately ends with a lurid suggestion whereas Wall's text does not. They've also cut some things out of the middle between the two episodes they quote. It seems a responsible book on the whole so far, if somewhat Page-centered (which is ok by me in some ways). A bummer to see confirmed in it Jimmy's reluctance to do anything without Robert, though. I wish he'd just get out there and play--he must know we'd all love to see him even on his own. Hmmmmm.
  20. It actually is a very good read, MSG--no need to avoid it on principle as it's quite tastefully done. I am especially enjoying MW's interviews with Timothy d'Arch Smith, whose work has always been such a source of inspiration for me.
  21. Acc. to popbitch.com (via exclaim.ca): In the last few weeks, the news that Led Zeppelin might be touring without Robert Plant and with Alter Bridge front-man Myles Kennedy has been spreading like the plague. Fortunately, a fledgling rumour on reliable British gossip site Popbitch suggests that Jimmy Page might have enough common sense to wait for Plant. According to a quote on the site, “Page hasn't quite been singing from the same songsheet. He got talking to a fan last week and said that he'd never tour without Robert Plant.” ETA: Where did the thread on this thing go? Did something go awry in it (already!)?
  22. It's absolutely the case that Robert took Jimmy to Bron-yr-aur--he says in any number of places that it was a spot his family went to when he was a child. You probably have it confused with Pangbourne.
  23. ^Right, but the point is that this was a peace haven thread. If people feel the need to argue, or express themselves, vent passions, etc., there are any number of places for that here!
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