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.
rredmond: Wet wind on the sidewalk: I'm staring at the rain. Walking up the street, yeah, and walking down again. And my feet are tired and my brain is numb. See that broken neon sign saying, hey, in you come.
Nov 17, 2014 20:15:08 GMT
tootull: I know the feeling. Seems all too contrived There was no master-plan, but the fact is: you must stay with me and learn the secret language of birds A tentative dawn about to be breaking on a Rousseau garden with monkeys in hiding The truth of the matter...
Nov 17, 2014 21:00:16 GMT
steelmonkey: Never like Van Morrison much...overrated in my book but I admit i probably just don't understand...but anyway...his version of 'Comfortably Numb' on superstar 'Wall' version is amazing.
Nov 17, 2014 23:28:29 GMT
onewhiteduck: Rather Van Gogh myself
Nov 18, 2014 11:27:39 GMT
Aqualung1989: Hey steelmonkey, do give Irish Heartbeat a chance, it's by Van Morrison & The Chieftains... I'm not a big fan of Van Morrison myself, but that album is pure gold.
Nov 19, 2014 11:40:47 GMT
JTull 007: I hear Van Morrison every day on FM radio here. They sometimes play some TULL if I get lucky.
Nov 19, 2014 12:43:38 GMT
nonrabbit: He's ok..ish, overrated and an arrogant t**ser
Nov 20, 2014 9:31:53 GMT
steelmonkey: I never understood either Morrison ( Van, Jim). Take (took) themselves too seriously and got stuck in psuedo-poet poses.....Give a self-effacing blabbermouth like Rick Wakeman anytime ( I'm reading his hilarious book).
Nov 20, 2014 16:26:51 GMT
steelmonkey: Wakeman's book is called 'Grumpy Old Rock Star',,,,how did he beat Ian to that ?
Nov 20, 2014 17:19:18 GMT
JTull 007: Ian's not grumpy, just a little over concerned from time to time. He thinks there are too many fans that don't understand what H.E. is all about.
Nov 20, 2014 18:22:41 GMT
tootull: Van Morrison's not grumpy. HE's just misunderstood. (two for fun)
Nov 20, 2014 19:32:59 GMT
jackinthegreen: Van the Man is superb live, seen him twice, Avalon Sunset, and Enlightenment tours. Mind you, that's a bloody long time ago....
Nov 20, 2014 23:55:48 GMT
jackinthegreen: Unlike Dylan, who WAS crap.........
Nov 20, 2014 23:56:24 GMT
Aqualung1989: Yeah I have a cousin who went to a Dylan concert and said he was a total asshole.
Nov 21, 2014 11:41:35 GMT
tootull: When your back's to the wall, and your luck is your all, then side with whoever you may. Seek that which within lies waiting to begin the fight of your life that is everyday.
Nov 21, 2014 13:57:32 GMT
steelmonkey: I've seen Dylan live Good, Bad and Ugly....Once with Paul Simon who blew him off the stage....Every now and then in an obscure, low profile location, Dylan will shine.He usually craps out in big attention gigs.
Nov 21, 2014 18:03:23 GMT
tootull: Incomparable = Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull
Nov 21, 2014 18:30:57 GMT
jackinthegreen: Dylan is a brilliant writer of songs, and can produce nice studio versions of them, but IMO he is not a good live act, I dont know why, maybe a few reasons for this, but, for example, I absolutely love the single release, Lay Lady Lay, (superb), but live
Nov 22, 2014 0:07:23 GMT
jackinthegreen: releases are absolute carp........;)
Nov 22, 2014 0:08:00 GMT