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!!
geostrehl: Oh god - Secret Language of Birds is almost 19 years old!!!!
Jan 11, 2019 0:52:40 GMT
maddogfagin: Now where have they gone ?
Jan 11, 2019 16:55:39 GMT
futureshock: The secret language of birds: millions of yrs old. Just 18+ yrs ago, someone tackled that idea and radiated music back on the topic. That's why it's one of the best reviewed solo albums out there! Chirp that in your blender and take it to the riverside.
Jan 12, 2019 17:23:27 GMT
maddogfagin: And don't forget the owls
Jan 13, 2019 8:25:08 GMT
futureshock: "The Secret Silence Of Owls"...... second best album by Hoo-Hooo-HooooDat
Jan 13, 2019 20:21:05 GMT
JTull 007: A wallaby is a general name for about 30 species of macropod which are smaller than kangaroos and are found across Australia.
Jan 22, 2019 2:41:50 GMT
maddogfagin: And Devon & Cornwall for some reason. There have been multiple sightings of marsupials in the area over the years although not recently. Possibly been eaten by the legendary Beast of Bodmin perhaps ? 🐱👤
Jan 23, 2019 7:16:39 GMT
futureshock: "Macropod". That sounds like the ultimate. "Hello, my name is J.P.Carruthers, Macropod, Intended At Large. My podcast is in Wales. I play the glass harmonica in 7 languages and edit outgoing Sumerian braille. Please leave a message."
Jan 29, 2019 4:27:34 GMT
maddogfagin: Macropod sounds like an overlarge ipod, as opposed to a minipod used by small furry animals.
Jan 29, 2019 7:53:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I am seeing the great Richard Thompson tonight at a stand up venue, the Venerable Fillmore in SF. The gig should be fun... I should be strong.
Feb 1, 2019 18:00:29 GMT
nonrabbit: I'll be thinking of you.....Beeswing!! Hope he sings it twice. Enjoy BerniE
Feb 1, 2019 18:40:33 GMT
futureshock: Ages ago, I saw Mr. Thompson at the Vancouver Folk Fest, but I worked fence security and was far away, couldn't hear much. Just being there was amazing though, near the musicians all weekend, saw amazing things. Live music is BEST!
Feb 2, 2019 21:08:59 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Tragic busy at work but celebrating 44th anniversary of best Tull show ever: Feb. 5, 1975 in El Paso,Texas, one of two gigs inserted in between the famous, 5 night run in LA. Listened to War Child and think 'Two Fingers is better than 'Lick Fingers'.
Feb 5, 2019 20:34:31 GMT
maddogfagin: War Child is a great album, criminally underrated in the music press but loved by the vast majority of fans.
Feb 15, 2019 7:58:43 GMT
ash: I really like War Child. Skating Away plays every time I boot my PC
Feb 17, 2019 14:16:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Look how we balance the world on the tips of our noses, like Sealions with a ball at the carnival.
Feb 20, 2019 16:15:42 GMT