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  1. Hear that big "whoosh!" sound? That's the sound of your eloquent and well-written statement above sailing waaaaaaaaaay over the heads of the morons you're hoping to educate. Casting pearls before swine. These "Led Zeppelin fans" who whine like infants about Robert's career choices aren't sophisticated enough or open minded enough to listen to anything other than big dumb rock and the heavy elements of Led Zeppelin's back catalog.. And we both know they're the same nimrods who would have been yelling out for Whole Lotta Love during a 1970 or '71 acoustic set, probably would have hated Le
  2. Re; the futility of arguing with the self-righteous - I feel like John Wilkes Booth looking at his hands in those final seconds... Love, Billy
  3. It helps when you use the quote feature to isolate an entire passage, not just the portion that supports your argument. To wit: "Shame on Percy for living his own life and by his own rules. How dare he deny "pure fans" like you a reunion tour? Such impudence! I mean, how can he do that? He owes you all SO much! (And for those of you who spend days pondering over the use of the word "heavy," that was called sarcasm, folks)." I was referring to MY use of sarcasm. I was concerned it might fly right over the heads of the same dolts who have so much trouble interpreting Robert's comment re: t
  4. I was speaking generally about Robert's occasional use of sarcasm, luv, not referring specifically to the "heavy" comment about the 02 gig, which I'm sure was heartfelt and sincere. Very heavy gig indeed for many reasons. And I believe there's a difference between thinking a gig was "fantastic" in the immediate aftermath and then months later (or whatever the time period was) seeing a video of it and deciding it wasn't up to standard needed for an official release. Love, Billy
  5. Do you want to be a Shark or a Jet? Or should we just be warring factions in The Lords of Flatbush? Cannolis at 20 paces. Ok, before I'm banned for instigating cyber spats... Who agrees with me that at least one member of Zep believes the overall performance at 02 wasn't all that great, and that's why we haven't seen the *professionally* filmed DVD of the gig? Love, Billy
  6. Are you this boring in real life or do you save your best stuff for the Internet? Love, Billy
  7. Back again, old friend? How many aliases do you have? Love, Billy
  8. What a bunch of crap. He does six Zep songs out of 20 in his set, all of which are vastly different from the original versions. "Leans heavily." What is that, the new math? And JPJ didn't form anything. Dave Grohl formed a band and invited JPJ to join. Them Crooked Vultures made a conscious decision not to do *any* of their former groups' songs. No Led Zep, no Nirvana, no Foo Fighters, no Queens of the Stone Age. Totally invalid points. No wonder it leads to misguided perceptions. Love, Billy
  9. Who's the one making the tough guy threats, tough guy? I would love to know where to get a good hotdog on Flatbush Avenue, though. Do tell. Jamaican meat and chicken patties, yes. Hotdogs? I don't think so. And I'll never go to Texas any more... Ok, so you've been through this enlightenment and let go of all grudges, what space are you in now? Love, Billy
  10. So the entire place went nuts, and you little Mary Mary Quite Contrary sat there with your arms crossed and a sucking lemons disapproving look on your face? Tut tut. What if your reasons suck? What if they show you're narrow minded and unwilling to try anything new? Or give something different a chance? Man, oh man, I can't imagine what it was like in your house the day mommy came home with Pepsi instead of Coke. You must have thrown some hissy fit. Love, Billy
  11. No, that's not all. The reason you get so much stick isn't because you don't like Robert's solo work, it's because of your ludicrous "pure led zep fan" and "jimmy's songs" comments. That and your erratic use of caps and lower case. But it's all good. We get it, you love Jimmy. Your undying devotion to and passion for the man is admirable, really. A tad unsightly for a man your age, but all the same - live and let live, says I. Love, Billy
  12. What a crock of bollocks. The real shame here is you actually believe all this garbage. How sad. Almost as sad as the fact that you find yourself amusing. That's beyond sad. It's tragic. "Jimmy songs"? Please. Any Zep song Robert is currently playing is just as much his as it is Jimmy's. He either co-wrote them with Jimmy, or worked on the new arrangement of them with Jimmy. His contributions were crucial. Shame on Percy for living his own life and by his own rules. How dare he deny "pure fans" like you a reunion tour? Such impudence! I mean, how can he do that? He owes you all SO much!
  13. And yet you continue to post in this thread. Uncanny. Can't help yourself? Loved the bit about Celebration Day. "Never very popular, though." That Percy. He is cheeky. Love, Billy
  14. Tough call on what's worse - someone who laughs at their own jokes in person, or online. Definitely a coin toss. Robert's never going to satisfy some people. And he's far too subtle and clever for the all too many thick heads out there who have no clue when it comes to detecting sarcasm and irony, and can't handle anything that isn't completely literal. Lots of people wanted a successful reunion gig. Well, you got it. At least 20,000 got it. A very safe, very stiff, clearly uncomfortable reunion gig, but all in all, a very successful venture for all involved. Considering the tension on
  15. I would not be the least bit surprised if Jonesy turns up at a BoJ gig in the UK. You read it here first. Love, Billy
  16. Are you this boring in real life? Love, Billy
  17. Whether it's being a part of something high energy and rock solid like TCV, or something "out there" and avant garde like his collaboration with Sonic Youth and Merce Cunningham, or something down home and "real" like producing Sara Watkins, every time Jonesy does something new, it adds to my respect for the man. He is positively fearless when it comes to charting new ground musically. Now he's heading off to Africa for this festival. I love it. I have no idea what he's going to do or who he is playing with, but I don't care. I am sure it is going to be pure class. Just his presence alone guar
  18. Stop all this flirting! You're making me blush. btw - who said that photo of Jimmy with Bonzo's back to the camera was from 1969? Certainly not moi. Ok, time to contribute some content of interest to everyone! Enjoy the attached. Two of my favorite people in the whole wide world. Love, Billy
  19. Don't like it based on one studio track, eh? Always good to keep an open mind... Can't imagine what you were expecting from a Robert Plant/Alison Krauss record that made you it buy w/o hearing it first. No good-intentioned posters have been badmouthed. Some annoying trolls with nothing better to do than try to stir up controversy under multiple guises have been flamed a bit, but they had it coming. Same goes for the Jimmy boys with man crush issues who can't get over the heartbreak and act out with anti-Robert posts. Poor devils. Life must be so difficult.... Glad Robert finally got a
  20. Thanks for sharing. No "why," no reasons, no specific issues. Just "this sucks." Great stuff, thanks for playing. My biggest issue with this one - and with Monkey - is that the arrangements aren't all that different from the originals. Begs the question, why bother? Don't get me wrong - I love Robert's voice enough to make both worthwhile additions to the iPod, but straight covers never did that much for me, personally. Doesn't really match Robert's track record with covers either. Oh well. Go on, my son! Btw - been meaning to add that if you do in fact like this direction, this sound,
  21. You realize this forum has a PM (private message) function, right? Perfect for those sort of one-on-one exchanges that are of ZERO interest to anyone else. Love, Billy
  22. Right - like photographers have never misidentified or "misdated" their shots. Ok, sure. Love, Billy
  23. Checkmate then? Cool, thanks for playing. Next! Love, Billy
  24. Cheers for the grammar lesson. Always welcomed. Not a quantum leap at all. If you've been paying attention from the get go, you would accept - sorry - you would EXPECT and embrace these sort of musical diversions - not just from Robert but from the other two as well. Your reference to Robert's prior glory as a "Classic Rock" singer is exhibit A here. Really? Is that all he was to you? If that's the case, then yeah, you don't get it, and never will. It doesn't matter to me if you like this project or not. It's the whining that grates. The sense of entitlement to call the shots in his care
  25. Check your calendar lately? The man's in his 60s. What do you expect from him? And why should he limit himself to being a "rock singer"? He never did with Led Zeppelin - why should he now? The thing is, people like you and the other nay sayers here *don't get it* and never will. You don't understand Led Zeppelin, you don't really know what the band was all about - their influences, their motivations, their intentions. Or maybe you do and you just choose to be willfully ignorant. It's his latest album, latest tour, latest project. With any luck there will be others - but don't hold your breath
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