This wasn't quite as awkward as I'd expected from what I'd heard. Still funny though
20 years on I would agree but at the time the BBC was still clinging on to its Reithian values and auntie knew best as far as things like this were concerned. Hence broadcasters like Gloria who were loved by the heirachy at the BBC for being prim and proper etc were seen as being a beacon for correctness.
I reckon IA realised this and, to be fair, Gloria fell right into his trap.
It's still a puzzle as to how John Peel was able to retain his programme right up to his passing.
And the slightly preposterous, over-the-top idea that you can cram 8,040 years of history into 52 minutes, why mess about? Get on with it – do something challenging.
Aqualung1989: Beautiful country by the way, can't wait to go back
Dec 12, 2014 23:54:38 GMT
nonrabbit: Whereabouts in Ireland were you Aqua89? I live in the north - Co Fermanagh. Ireland great place to visit helluva boring to live in all year round
Dec 13, 2014 11:44:13 GMT
steelmonkey: Best XXX movie name ever in Tull title: Back Door Angels. Also rans: Rosa on the Factory Floor, Jump Start, Kissing Willie, Saturation, Raising Steam, Confession and Lap of Luxury.
Dec 13, 2014 16:16:26 GMT
nonrabbit: There is no sexual references or innuendos in the works of Ian Anderson - it's much much deeper.
Dec 14, 2014 10:57:24 GMT
JTull 007: Although some have suggested that "Roll Your Own" has a hidden meaning for self gratification...
Dec 14, 2014 16:15:31 GMT
stevep: Ian Anderson has said that is what "Roll your own" is about..
Dec 14, 2014 17:02:56 GMT
Dec 14, 2014 17:04:57 GMT
nonrabbit: Was I being too subtle with my last post?
Dec 14, 2014 19:17:14 GMT
futureshock: nonrabbit, do you mean that Mr. Anderson is not referencing sex in song lyrics but perhaps something more core, like puking? So raising steam into the lap of luxury is all about the launch of a good chundering?
Dec 14, 2014 21:13:50 GMT
steelmonkey: Mr A's puke portfolio would include: Move on Alone. Locomotive Breath, Give Till it Hurts and Heavy Water.
Dec 15, 2014 0:39:09 GMT
nonrabbit: Re the above two posts - precisely!
Dec 15, 2014 9:28:53 GMT
JTull 007: "Give Till It Hurts" ? That short but sweet little ditty for T.V. Evangelism? "Heeeaaalll"
Dec 15, 2014 14:26:55 GMT