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  1. yep, it is brilliant. After FON it took him almost ten years to come up with another soo effort, this time in SS incarnation. Except that I still keep on guessing if he gave "29 palms" out as a gift to his Alannah lady-friend or borrowed it from her not that I am terribly puzzled, just guessing
  2. what a nice thing to say. Shall we proceed? no. Cause I don't care, including the fact that you weren't asking me a question. :P cause otherwise I would say 'not telling ya'
  3. that was epic, Strider. Thanks for sharing, it is surely appreciated!
  4. Cool picture, Love it when celebrities do no mind being photoed in their everyday lives. I don't care as to who took the picture. Good on you, Master Page
  5. driving to Band of Joy concert in Kyiv we have to go through some patch of road construction on the side, and I caught a glimpse of a huge tractor with ZEPPELIN sign on its rear. I thought I should have taken a photo, but we were running so late.
  6. Sing his heart away in Them Crooked Vultures with Jonesy while Josh is nursing a bebe)
  7. Open London 2012 Olympics with Leona Lewis OR Alisson ..wait a minute, Alisson isn't... ah, forget it ) he won't do it anyway )
  8. get himself a Twitter/ Facebook account, start posting photoes with obscene captions there... act as a stand-up comedian...or dance male Indian dances
  9. as I was saying... a small article in the local newspaper, translated loosely. (I wonder why can't we edit our own old posts any more, mods allmighty? ) Article from 'VGORODE', Kyiv "Ukraine, it’s rock’n’roll, baby": Robert Plant sang about Hobbits, danced with mic stand Kyiv has been waiting for months since the plans for The Band of Joy gig were announced in Ukraine. At last the last day of July has come! Most of the crowd that gathered in Palace Ukraina that day expected to hear Led Zeppelin all-time hits. The Band of Joy met the fans’ expectations, but only to a certain degree. Plant performed only four Led Zeppelin standards stylized as country music ballads. However, the crowd was satisfied. To say that the concert attracted many people would be an understatement - the auditory was packed to capacity. And even after the concert has started, people at the entrance to Palace Ukraina were looking for "an extra ticket." It brought together a variegated of both those who listened to Led Zeppelin during times of the Soviet Union "secretly," in their youth, and also the young ones, hooked onto the music of their parents. Some fans came to Kyiv all the way from Crimea and other parts of Ukraine, only to see their "deity." "My parents introduced me to Led Zeppelin. I have no friends in Kiev, but for the sake of Plant I could fly to the Moon," – says Michail, one of the fans of the legendary frontman. The concert was opened by the American group North Mississippi Allstars. Not did they just warm up the crowd, they brought it to boiling hot. The audience found itself in the flow of incendiary blues motifs, the guitarist pleased the crowd with a variety of guitars - from the classic guitar to a variety of bizarre-shaped ones. And then the musicians performed some of their acoustic ballads. "I am delighted to be here, but I am saddened by the events in the Lugansk region in the Eastern Ukraine" - said Robert Plant, appearing on stage. The moment of silence followed. After that, literally from the first chords, the audience fell in love with The Band. Robert Plant’s voice was the same, a little hoarse, yet so recognizable. From the start, Robert Plant worked the crowd cleverly, elegantly moving onstage, wielding mic stand like sword-fencer, crossing legs Jagger-style. The Band of Joy sang many songs of their own, including some Led Zeppelin standards. However, ardent fans still hoped to hear more of old Led Zeppelin hits. Mystic ‘Monkey’ mesmerized everyone, reigning in the total silence of the huge auditorium. - (not Kyiv, just a wonderful vid of 'Monkey' - me) The Band also performed two LOTR-related songs. The set list for Kyiv coincided with Moscow’s completely. After supposedly the last song, which has led the audience to a complete delight, the band came out for an encore. At this point nothing could stop the fans, neither angry security guards, nor the other viewers shouting "Clear the aisles!”. They sang the last two songs with the musicians, standing, dancing, stamping and clapping. After two encores The Band of Joy thanked the audience, and disappeared.
  10. nice article, with a link to 'Monkey', will provide the translation a bit later. http://kiev.vgorode.ua/news/67247/
  11. This is what I've managed to make, sounds's a disaster though, sooo turn it 'way down low' when looking it up
  12. some photoes we took that night and small review: Quick notes about Robert Plant and the Band of Joy concert, scribbled on the used ticket The North Mississippi Allstars opened for The Band of Joy. Like fiery wine, music poured from the fingertips of the band’s two multi-instrumentalists, who seemed to be able to play just the same with their eyes closed in the middle of the big blue sea. I wouldn’t call it hillbilly music, but just music at its best, Delta roots music. Robert Plant and the Band of Joy started off with one of the heaviest versions of “Black Dog” imaginable, which I would have expected from the Band of Joy. Correction: Robert Plant’s Band of Joy. New songs and old standards shuffled like the red autumn leaves from the cover of their recent CD. Surrounded by his peers, experts in American root music in their own right, Robert was the front man, the centre of attention, and the heart of the whole thing. I caught myself comparing this performance to his 2003 Kyiv gig at Olimpiisky Stadium and wished that he and the band had more space. Palats Ukraina is okay for Poplavskii, but way too shabby for Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. Also, I was not sure about the soundman. Or was it Palace Ukraina, and Poplavskii pulling out the cords under the soundman’s desk? Or maybe it was just one of those f*ck-ups: you never know, but that was all right. All the songs were perfect, though some of us think that even if Robert just stood in the middle of the stage doing nothing, it would still drive his fans wild. My personal favourite was “Shine It All Around,” one of the brightest performances of the night (no pun intended). The totally unexpected rendition of it surpassed the original version, which was recorded with the Strange Sensation. “Monkey” gave me shivers. There was no “Silver Rider.” I guess they’re not performing that number on the current tour, are they? Robert’s banter in between the songs was another special treat I’d have bought a ticket to hear. ‘Welcome to the Band of Joy and the night of the major f*ckups!’ he said, introducing the band for the second time after there was some misunderstanding with his harmonica part during the Buddy Miller’s number. ‘Wait, Ian, come back, Ian!’ Then to the crowd: ‘Let’s call him back.’ The crowd chants madly: ‘IAN COME BACK!!!’ for awhile, while Ian, the roadie that was just helping Buddy and Darrell Scott to manage their guitars, stands motionlessly behind the gear, unsure of what to do. ‘Yesyesyesyesyes’ – to a drunken fan from the crowd who roared something inaudible at him in Russian. ‘Ooooh yeah?’ – Plant. ‘YEAH!! – the crowd. ‘Oooh yeah?’ – Plant. ‘YEAH!!!’ – the crowd. ‘Ooh yeah?’ – Plant. ‘YEAH!!!!!!’ – the crowd. ‘Oooh yeah?’ – Plant. ‘YEEEAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’– the crowd. ‘OK, cool it’ – Plant. ‘….Ian f*cked off with the rock band …’ – while saying goodbye for the night. After the concert we hung around with a small group of other fans waiting to see the band after the concert. I love these spontaneous gatherings, when people of all ages find themselves in the company of peers sharing rumours. There was one disabled fan in a wheelchair, wearing his Led Zeppelin T-shirt. The musicians were right there, behind the dim wall-sized glass of a tiny reception hall on the ground floor, and those bold enough to stare right at them from the twilight could see them chatting away, suffering photo sessions, and ultimately waiting to depart. After an hour or so the fans became impatient, knocking at the windows or acting plain silly as the musicians looked back at them apprehensively. Another fifteen minutes, and BOJ were done and moved on, hopping into the black van and leaving. No nod or wave. Autographs or photos were out of the question. Some of the fans were hoping to take a photo or two (a friendly guy next to us with whom we were talking for most of the night was particularly keen on having a photo taken with ‘loooovely Patty Griffin’). But that really did not matter, we were grateful for the opportunity just to see them all. We love you, come back more often, will you? The set list for 31 July 2011, Kyiv. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but only if you have more reliable sources at hand than the site I was using or my own scribbling on the used Dream Theater ticket in total darkness: 1. Black Dog (Led Zeppelin song) 2. Down to the Sea 3. Angel Dance (Los Lobos cover) 4. Houses of the Holy (Led Zeppelin song) 5. House of Cards (Richard & Linda Thompson cover) 6. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go (Buddy Miller cover) (Sung by Buddy Miller) 7. Monkey (Low cover) 8. A Satisfied Mind (Porter Wagoner cover) (Sung by Darrell Scott) 9. Thank You (Led Zeppelin song) 10. Ocean of Tears (Patty Griffin cover) (Sung by Patty Griffin) 11. Black Country Woman (Led Zeppelin song) 12. In the Mood 13. Please Read the Letter (Jimmy Page & Robert Plant cover) 14. Misty Mountain Hop (Led Zeppelin song) 15. Shine It All Around 16. Ramble On (Led Zeppelin song) Encore: 17. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (Led Zeppelin song) 18. Gallows Pole
  13. Robert in Kyiv, 30 July 2011, an interview
  14. Thanks, I thought they should be on facebook, I'm off to become a fan
  15. Love these posters, will make myself an avatar of the "Flying Vulture" eventually
  16. They seem to have sorted out the name: Black Country Communion Loved the sound of it, want to hear more. Edited to add: right, I just saw
  17. spinning in daffodils

  18. That looks promising. I wish we could see or hear of him more often, but one can only hope in the case
  19. My, that's an interesting point of view. To think that in the beginning of the 80-s Robert just fell into the arms of this vicious man (shudder...) Nah, I don't like cheesy side of his solos either. But then (repotedly, at Ahmed's request) he reluctantly made Honeydrippers with its Sea of Love that made it to the top of the charts ... and I do believe that some of made a conscious decision of their own at that point. Thanks for your posts.
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