Well a sad day for me anyway. I used to post here quite a bit years ago after the 02 performance and we had a small, but nice group of semi regs who posted for quite some time,(but I think they have moved on to other things, was cool guys where ever you are). We would comment on a possible Zep reunion and even a while after that, the hope that Page, Jones and JB would put something new together and hit the road, as a fan it was exciting. Alas that didnt happen. But some other cool stuff did, Jones and TCV, JB's BCC and Zep experience is still going on (Keep Rocking you two!). And heres hoping that 2011 will bring Jimmy Page, whos longggg over due for new material to the forefront again!
Now on to Mr. Plant. Robert, I was a fan of yours since I was a teen in the 80's. I even bought your solo ablbums, I remember the day I got Shaken and Stired lol. I liked your efforts, but honestly like most fans I knew, I listened to you because of your past association with Zep, rather than any sort of magnificant musical experience you offered on your albums. Frankly Jimmy just wasnt doing very much (hmmm sounds familier) and so you were the only real link to something I didnt get a chance to experience, Led Zeppelin in its golden days.
I respect your decision as an artist. I even understand it, honestly I do, You cant relate to Zeppelin anymore and thats cool. But let me say this as a fan, I cant relate to you as an artist anymore either and so I wont be purchasing any more of your work, or seeing anymore of your performances, Im just not into what you've been doing in recent years, AC and now this BOJ stuff. I honestly tried, but its just not my cup of tea. So I'll hold out hope that I can get my zep/musical fix from JPJ, JB and Jimmy to among others.
I doubt you'll ever read this rant, and Im just "getting it off my chest" really. But it does suck. But still, I'll have fond memories of the albums, and seeing you back in 98, that was cool! And theres no ill will on my part. I still respect you Mr Plant and I hope you continue to have success in the future!:]