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!!
steelmonkey: Interweb broken at home for three days but Tull draws closer. One more week till I am where I belong...a place Tull is making music.
Jul 4, 2019 1:26:32 GMT
steelmonkey: 4 days till Tull.
Jul 5, 2019 19:05:52 GMT
JTull 007: 4 days till you meet your TULL DESTINY
Jul 6, 2019 3:04:00 GMT
nonrabbit: 3 days tull Tull Bernie that is - not me....
Jul 6, 2019 19:40:23 GMT
steelmonkey: In 72 hours I will be, for a change, where I am supposed to be, surrounded by people that I should be around. So Cal friend going tonight and will report right after.
Jul 7, 2019 0:33:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Have a rather splendid time Bernie
Jul 7, 2019 14:19:04 GMT
JTull 007: My spirit will be sitting next to you at The Mountain Winery I'll be drinking some TULL Wine too
Jul 9, 2019 2:11:22 GMT
steelmonkey: I peeked at setlists from past few days. Glad to see I can expect APP excerpt....My friend assures me that Warm Sporran is less a booby prize than Solstice Bells. Review soon. Clock stuck at work as I await concert this evening.
Jul 9, 2019 16:12:13 GMT
fluteinthegallery: If I had to put my love for Tull in to one word, it would be "everything". This band means everything to me.
Jul 15, 2019 3:59:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I would agree. I love music, I love rock and roll but my love for Tull is it's own category and bigger than the other two,
Jul 16, 2019 0:42:25 GMT
joemer: FOR MICHAEL COLLINS,JEFFREY & ME !!!! whether it happpened (the event) or not the Song was fabulous!!! incidentally Michael Collins "Is Alive and Well and Living In......
Jul 16, 2019 14:43:52 GMT
nonrabbit: Love the song interaction
Jul 17, 2019 21:17:17 GMT
maddogfagin: Now the wait begins
Jul 25, 2019 7:10:20 GMT
steelmonkey: Rock and Roll lives...saw The Raconteurs last night. Jack White was amazing. How does one guy get so much talent?....oh, wait....I've seen that somewehere.
Jul 25, 2019 16:46:34 GMT
snaffler: I haven't listened to anything as refreshing for decades (re Jethro Tull), as a couple of recordings of Martin's 50th Anniversary US tour! The songs sound so reinvigorated by Dan Crisp's vocals. I saw Martin last year and the vibe in the band seemed great
Jul 31, 2019 19:47:12 GMT