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.
jackinthegreen: Eye in the Sky is a great song... ....don't know much more of his stuff though.....
Jul 16, 2014 20:18:28 GMT
onewhiteduck: Injection Done f**k the needle was a long one. Feet up, daughter on Tea/Toast with Marmite Rota. I pod fully charged listening to Stormwatch. I'm getting a very strong Stormwatch vibe lately. Any idea why?
Jul 18, 2014 11:45:35 GMT
maddogfagin: Good album that's why. Nothing more and nothing less - hope shoulder now well and on the mend.
Jul 18, 2014 15:07:25 GMT
tootull: Stormwatch is a great listen, (easy to get addicted to) - atmospheric like some of Homo Erraticus
Jul 18, 2014 16:39:45 GMT
steelmonkey: I remember leaving the house to go out into the SF night, in 1979, the lyrics of Orion guiding my every move, it felt like.
Jul 18, 2014 21:14:00 GMT
maddogfagin: HE and Stormwatch could be cousins or even closer family members
Jul 19, 2014 8:53:58 GMT
jackinthegreen: Sorry but Martin Barre at the Italian Convection ......
Jul 19, 2014 22:38:03 GMT
jackinthegreen: Not for me Martin, not even a good tribute band, and I have loved Tull since 1969.....
Jul 19, 2014 22:39:58 GMT
onewhiteduck: I have to agree, The Martin Barre Band could be so much more, driving blues rock, not rehashed Tull stuff.
Jul 20, 2014 18:12:52 GMT
steelmonkey: I am no longer Steelmonkey...I am now: 'He who used to think Sailor was a useless snippet and now bow before it's awesome majesty'.
Jul 20, 2014 21:09:33 GMT
steelmonkey: Listen for Martin Barre utter, unique guitar voice magic in 'The Big Top'.....something in there related to: Son, Locomotive Breath and, above all, Critique Oblique.
Jul 20, 2014 21:11:11 GMT
steelmonkey: Will we one day look back and explain to our descendants: ' and then the APP remix killed the wandering man ' ?
Jul 20, 2014 21:12:12 GMT
maddogfagin: They'll give us 110% for our taste in music
Jul 21, 2014 8:46:30 GMT
JTull 007: Actually the Wandering Man has made the APP remix even more successful. For younger fans that are learning about new TULL, they can find out what made us Older TULL Fans so crazy...
Jul 21, 2014 20:00:05 GMT
maddogfagin: And so say all of us. It certainly makes this old(ish) Tull fan happy
Jul 22, 2014 8:04:16 GMT
JTull 007: I would love to party in Germany with so many great Tull Fans! Beer and great music always go together.
Jul 26, 2014 12:22:45 GMT
JTull 007: In truth I would love to hang out in every country and have a Tull Party. Just a dream for now.
Jul 26, 2014 17:48:39 GMT
maddogfagin: But what a splendid dream
Jul 26, 2014 19:37:10 GMT
Equus: A sweet dream... If I may say so...
Jul 27, 2014 19:28:56 GMT
Equus: Sometimes I'm a rover, but when I'm an owl, I prefer to wear women's clothing...
Jul 27, 2014 20:02:11 GMT