Cheers Bunkerfan. Best bit about being 60 is my prescriptions are now freeeeeeee. I still ride my Harley and go to rock concerts. So what does it matter if my knees give me a bit of pain and my eyes are crap?
Yes, free prescriptions are great especially when you're on as many tablets as me.
Bad news for you is you'll have to keep riding your Harley for a bit longer before you get your bus pass. [/quote] Looking forward to my mobility scooter - gonna deck it out like a sixties Lambretta with mirrors and lights and terrorise the locals when I go into town to pick up my prescription. Oh and I'll buy a parka with a target on the back as well.
Only 6 months to go until I'm 65 then I get cheap cut at the hairdresser and loads of unsolicited advice flooding through the letter box. Oh joy
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
Ian Anderson at 65: Thick as a Brick? By: Barbara LaRue 10 August 2012
Most definitely not and never was.
But he did do a follow-up to the 1972 Jethro Tull album, Thick as a Brick.
It's appropriately titled, "Thick as a Brick 2" and it catches up with little Gerald Bostock (who's now of course a grown man) to reveal where he is now, 40 years later.
Naturally, Ian's older too, and celebrates his birthday today, born on August 10, 1947 in Fife, Scotland.
The opposite of dim-witted, of course, Ian's a brilliant singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the founder and frontman of Jethro Tull.
Oh, and also best known as probably being the only (or at least the first) musician to actually rock out a flute.
Besides music, he has a myriad of interests, including a deep passion for studying and protecting wild cats, especially those that have been rescued from harsh captivity.
But back to the new album. Of it, Ian says:
"It was a little daunting to consider the impact - or perhaps lack of - which this release might have on old and new fans alike but I eventually decided that I would embark on this for my own benefit and enjoyment rather than trying to please anyone else at all...
The conceptual and heavily lyrical nature of the beast, however, might be out of place in the attention span-deficit world which we seem to occupy these days.
But, having toured in 2010 and 2011 in Italy, Latin America, Australia and other countries where passions run high, I decided that maybe the world - or our little corners of it - was, in fact, ready for a bit of more substantial and weightier fare...
The imagination-filled process of thinking how things might have turned out for the young and older Gerald kept me fascinated. Maybe you will be too. And maybe not.
Ah, well - you can always go and watch The X Factor and the Eurovision Song Contest."
And they say 'Hey Ray, let's ride away' happy Birthday Ray...come back to the bay Area...the bad boy island in Pinnocchio where you never have to grow up.....you get used to the donkey ears after awhile..
Many Thanks to all my Global Moderator Friends. Been a great year. Highlights have been the daughter graduating from university, seeing one of the best IA/Tull shows ever and just winning £2 on a birthday scratchcard.
Can you do your globally moderating thing and get my age right? Honest to god I'm 48 today!!
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT