Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Robert Plant and Roger Daltry Join Varsity Strings

Well, ALMOST. Turns out that Rob & Rog are devoting a lot of time to launching a new UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program. It's spooky how these guys are doing what Varsity Strings has been doing for years; playing music to support child and teenage hospital expenses.

It's nice to know you have Rock God confirmation that you're doing the right thing.

Daltrey announced "Every generation of rock musician will understand that we wouldn't be anywhere without the support of teenagers buying the records."

RIGHT ON, ROG! (Except they don't buy records anymore cause they don't make records anymore. And teenagers never bought the records, the parents' money did. And if teenagers really do make any cash working at Subway on the weekends they shouldn't be blowing it on records - they should be saving it for college or a new car. But we know what he means.)

At the press gathering were architect renderings of the planned UCLA Medical Center program; designed for teenagers, the rooms will have pool tables, easy chairs, a cafe, computer games and posters of Jimi Hendrix and our pals Led Zep.


After the announcement, Robert and Roger donated a blue Stratocaster to hang in the new center. As they joked in front of the crowd, Plant asked Daltrey, "Do you like guitarists?"

"I love 'em," Daltrey said.

"Me too," said Plant.

Well, if they want to join Varsity Strings, I'd have to ask Curly Max first, but I think they're in.

Strangely enough, here's Robert Plant's favorite song:

Thanks Rog and Rob!

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