I vividly remember seeing Tull thruout the Seventies and Ian intro'ing Martin as the "Balding and Diminutive Martin Barre"
and once saying Martin was "very insecure........because he is possesssed of a very small 'wee-wee'.
Marty's a great guitarist but he took all of Ian's $h1t in those years. We guess the many others who left had more self-esteem? and basically left a lot less richer money-wise but richer in their integrity? Just a guess.
So what are you saying...that Martin has no integrity just because he allows his friend to crack jokes about him? What makes you think that Martin didn't think it was funny too? Jeeesh, man, don't go over the edge on a train of presumption.
Ian and Martin are great friends, and have been for many many years. You may think those comments were cruel, but Ian was only teasing around and Martin knows it. Really good friends take $h1t from those they love and don't think twice about it, especially when they KNOW it's only a joke. What about the comments he made about John Glascock? Old "Brindle Dick?" Did John Glascock go to his grave without his integrity intact because he allowed Ian to call him Brindle Dick?
I believe that these comments are only part of the show and are not taken personally by those whom they are directed. And if THEY don't, then WE shouldn't either. It's wrong for us to presume anything where close relationships such as that of Ian and Martin are concerned. And for those who left the band...well...they left for a variety of reasons, and some of them were just left out of the next tour...self esteem and integrity has very little to do with it.
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT