Old Oak vs. New Oak: A Comparison
I know I've been back for almost as long as I was gone, but it's worth noting that many things changed during my absence.
The Old Oak would stay out at bars until after midnight, then stay up watching movies until around... uh... 4:20. Dude.
The New Oak is in bed before 11 because he has this job, plus another job, plus school.
The Old Oak guzzled down many bottles of watery, mass-produced suds.
The New Oak prefers to savor a nice microbrewed pint of stout, porter, or ale.
The Old Oak listened to psychedelic music and went hiking.
The New Oak listens to death metal and hits the gym and the bike trail. (The Old Oak weighed considerably more than the New Oak.)
The Old Oak was known to chase beautiful, funny, intelligent, somewhat dangerous women.
The New Oak caught the most beautiful, funny, intelligent, dangerous one of all and married her.
The Old Oak liked Zeppelin and Floyd and AC/DC and was honored to be a part of Madison's #1 rock station.
The New Oak, at least in that respect, is exactly the same.
A lot is being made of Robert Plant's comments on an Australian news show about how he's not responsible for the lack of a Zep reunion after the O2 reunion show. He blames it on "the Capricorns" Page and Jones. And then says he's not busy in 2014.
But this is Robert Plant talking. In most of his recent interviews, he seems to be enjoying a private joke the rest of us aren't in on. And I think that may be what's happening here, nothing more.
But don't get me wrong. I hope I'm wrong!