Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Robert Plant: American Songwriter?

Robert Plant isn't American, and doesn't really write his own songs anymore. 101201-robert-plant"I’m through with trying to express stuff in three minutes until I’ve got something really interesting, ironic or humorous," he tells American Songwriter. YEt he is featured in an American Songwriter Piece this month: Robert Plant: The Unlikely King of Americana.

It is a pretty wide ranging piece, in which Plant discusses his career, old and new. On his current status, Plant is diffident:
I traded drugs for Rand McNally. And you know what? It’s better than drugs...

I was looking for substance to get my head around it and my motive to project into other people’s songs, you know. I just think there’s so many different strains and filigrees in our record, which require a different mind to get into them as a singer, to tell them.

And that question? The one he hates, but an interviewer has to ask:
...(Plant) refers to the idea of Led Zeppelin playing more gigs together as something that’s “not even a talking point,”


Steve "The Lemon" Sauer said...

...which is just another way of saying he might be, um, kindasorta, like, THINKING about talking, right?? They're gonna get back together for sure. Right, Brian?

iambriandammit said...

Did I imply that? I think it's just another way of saying no. The answer is no and it's staying no, unless he changes his mind - which could happen tomorrow.

It is funny how many people would read maybe into the above.

Steve "The Lemon" Sauer said...

Good job, man.