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An Update On What Is And What Can Never Be and the state of the fic.

On the 18th, it will be six years since I started writing What Is And What Should Never Be. I used to be able to write pretty prolifically, but as time has gone on and my life has changed, I've found finding inspiration as well as time to write lacking. I have been writing part 10 for a while now, possibly a year or so. I just can't seem to finish it. BUT I am going to try to. What I'd really like to do is finish that part or rewrite it if I have to, tie up some loose ends and then end with another part which would be an epilogue. That may end up being just as long as a typical part or chapter would be. I hope it won't disappoint but I think I need to cut ties with this fanfic. I loved writing it when I could and it holds a special place in my heart, but now it's become a burden in the back of my mind. To finally finish it would make me feel better. I don't know if I'll write anymore fanfic after this; when I was younger, I wrote and wrote like crazy, especially back in high school. But now it's ten years later and I'm working full time and other things occupy my time, and as time has gone on I find myself writing less and less. And my yearning to write has waned. Anyway, when I finally get around to completing it all, which I think will be soon, I really hope everyone will enjoy the rest of the fic and think it stands up. Thank you for all your support and kind words through the years!!

Calling To You

Robert Plant joined Francis Dunnery for a perfomance at Dunnery's end of tour party at the Walls Restaurant in Oswestry:

It sounded a bit chaotic, but hey! They were having fun!
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Queen's Brian May: 'I'd Love To Play Glastonbury With Robert Plant'

It would be the sweetest dream if it would indeed happen...

Queen's Brian May says he would perform with Robert Plant at Glastonbury “at the drop of a hat”.

Last week, Led Zeppelin legend Plant revealed that he was in talks with Michael Eavis about performing at Worthy Farm but he wasn't sure who it would be with.

Speaking at last night's Classic Rock Awards at the Park Hotel in London, May ruled out a new guise of Queen performing at Glastonbury but said he'd be up for playing with Robert Plant.

He told BBC6music: "I’d play with Robert any time and when we have played together he’s wonderful. Robert is a rock god and an inspiration to us all, always will be.

"There’s some people that remain your heroes which I rather feel good about. And Clapton and  Page, Jeff Beck, those guys will always be heroes to me and that will never change, so yeah, of course I’ll go at the drop of a hat."

source here: www.gigwise.com/news/53283/Queens-Brian-May-Id-Love-To-Play-Glastonbury-With-Robert-Plant

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2009 Q Awards.

I've considered editing the last post, but then I thought about it twice, oh well, another post would not hurt. So here it is. And there are more photos to post.

Winner: Outstanding Contribution to Music - Robert Plant

Q Outstanding Contribution To Music - Presented by Brütal Legend from EA Games

Robert Plant rounded off the Q Awards 2009 with Russian Standard Vodka by receiving the Q Outstanding Contribution To Music.

Introducing the award which was presented by Ibrahim from Tinariwen and Bob Harris, and included a video message from Alison Krauss, Harris paid tribute to his friend of forty years. He described him as "a wonderfully exciting person to be around, an artist who has never lost his wanderlust", recounting Plant's numerous achievements, including the recent Led Zeppelin reunion and the 5 Grammy awarded album Raising Sand.

Perhaps illustrating his musical journey best of all Plant in return thanked a long list of people from throughout from all eras of his career and across different musical genres, whom he said he shared the award with, including the members of Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, Tinariwen, Alison Krauss and legendary record executive and Atlantic Records' co-founder Ahmet Ertegun.

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Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant In Talks With Michael Eavis About Glastonbury 2010

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant In Talks With Michael Eavis About Glastonbury 2010

Robert Plant says he has spoken to Michael Eavis about performing at Glastonbury 2010 – but he's not sure who it will be with.

Speaking before the Q Awards ceremony at Grosvenor House in London this afternoon, Plant told BBC6music: "I've just been talking to Michael (Eavis). There's place for me there, but I have no idea who with."

Asked if he's open to perform at Worthy Farm next year, the legend added: "There is a chance yeah, but I don't know with who."

Fans, of course, will be hoping that it's Led Zeppelin but in reality it's much more likely to be Robert Plant & Alison Krauss.

Plant picked up an Outstanding Contribution To Music gong at the Q Awards.

source: www.gigwise.com/news/53150/Led-Zeppelins-Robert-Plant-In-Talks-With-Michael-Eavis-About-Glastonbury-2010

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And here is a bundle of...


Robert hasn't performed publicly very often this year. After the Grammy he only performed in Abu Dhabi for the WOMAD Festival, in London at the O2 for the Rockwell concert, and early this month in San Francisco with Buddy Miller. I think I'd post a few videos from those events.

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Ah well, it has been so silent here...

I guess someone should begin to post more.

A former Plant guitarist, Francis Dunnery was interviewed a few days ago. It's always interesting to hear the old band members(not from Zeppelin though) talk about the Robert Plant they know.

DB: ok, I'll move on from this subject. What do you think of Robert Plant?
FD: How come you switched from Y.M.C.A to Robert Plant? (laughter) I love Robert, I think he's a brilliant man. He is incredibly knowledgeable about a whole load of things. The guy is brilliant, his mind is unique and he's incredibly interesting. He's a straight talking guy, down to earth and people almost resent him because he doesn't act like a rock star.

When we were flying around America, Robert would go back into economy and have a drink with the people back there. I think he feels comfortable amongst the working man, but I'm not sure the working man feels comfortable with him treating them as equals. He just doesn't have the arrogant Ego that people accuse him of. He's completely real. He is not trying to sell you an image of himself.

DB: Why do you think the working man is not comfortable with him?
People need their idols, they always have and when their idols symbolically come out of the clouds those on the ground have a nasty habit of turning on them. You only have to look at the Jesus story, they always kill the redeemer in the end. I'm sure I've been crucified a million times in peoples minds because I actually have time for people. I don't have a fan/idol relationship with the people who support my music, I'm not interested in being the redeemer for anyone. I have two kids and a bald head, if that doesn't get you out of the clouds I don't know what will. I actually have a very intimate relationship with those people who support my music.

DB: So you don't call them your fans?
Well the word fan actually comes from the word fanatic. Do I think people are fanatical about my work? No I don't actually. I think they respect my honesty and find some of the places that I go to quite interesting. I'm a good soap opera, I'm better than Eastenders. (Laughter) In my experience over the years, most of the people who come to my concerts or support my music are very deep thinking individuals, they are seekers and they have the balls to think. They understand that I'm also a seeker and they pop in every so often to find out how I'm getting along on my journey and learn something about their own journey in the process. I could call them fans for short but they actually aren't fanatical about anything that I'm doing. And me trying to pretend any different is just sad. Those days have long gone.

So far as Robert is concerned, I was never a Zeppelin fan growing up. His personality and energy are what attracts me to him. He's a fucking nutcase in the nicest possible way. I also know that he gives millions of dollars to charity all the time and never says a thing about it. You have to respect that.