What if Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant could show up at whichever bar I’m at near the end of the evening and offer to give me a piggyback ride home? His flowing mane in my face - His majestic wailing going out into the night - His hippie boots bouncing against the pavement. If I were in Bradford I’d imagine he’d take the shortcut through Callahan Park (our local community park, I live near it). And Lord knows I’d feel very safe riding on Robert Plant’s back. My goodness, if it could only happen. Maybe one day.
I’m sure the only agreement would be that I wouldn’t be allowed to ask him about Led Zep. And at the same time, he wouldn't be permitted to ask me the many questions boggling his mind about Marshmellow Overcoat.
Al triggered this idea by saying he’d had a dream where Robert Plant somehow was at one of our gigs, and he grabbed the mic and sang a few songs with us. I coupled this with my recurring dream of having some sort of creature to shuttle me home when I’d otherwise be walking. I’d originally been thinking something along the lines of the Blue Beast from Mario 64 (not to be confused with my truck).
But Robert Plant fits the bill even more. That’s all for now.
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P.S. We’ll be getting a new mixer within the next month. We’ll be able to record multi-track at most of our shows without a computer, and then mix it later! So there’s bound to be a new MMOC Live Picks this summer…