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.
futureshock: "Macropod". That sounds like the ultimate. "Hello, my name is J.P.Carruthers, Macropod, Intended At Large. My podcast is in Wales. I play the glass harmonica in 7 languages and edit outgoing Sumerian braille. Please leave a message."
Jan 29, 2019 4:27:34 GMT
maddogfagin: Macropod sounds like an overlarge ipod, as opposed to a minipod used by small furry animals.
Jan 29, 2019 7:53:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I am seeing the great Richard Thompson tonight at a stand up venue, the Venerable Fillmore in SF. The gig should be fun... I should be strong.
Feb 1, 2019 18:00:29 GMT
nonrabbit: I'll be thinking of you.....Beeswing!! Hope he sings it twice. Enjoy BerniE
Feb 1, 2019 18:40:33 GMT
futureshock: Ages ago, I saw Mr. Thompson at the Vancouver Folk Fest, but I worked fence security and was far away, couldn't hear much. Just being there was amazing though, near the musicians all weekend, saw amazing things. Live music is BEST!
Feb 2, 2019 21:08:59 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Tragic busy at work but celebrating 44th anniversary of best Tull show ever: Feb. 5, 1975 in El Paso,Texas, one of two gigs inserted in between the famous, 5 night run in LA. Listened to War Child and think 'Two Fingers is better than 'Lick Fingers'.
Feb 5, 2019 20:34:31 GMT
maddogfagin: War Child is a great album, criminally underrated in the music press but loved by the vast majority of fans.
Feb 15, 2019 7:58:43 GMT
ash: I really like War Child. Skating Away plays every time I boot my PC
Feb 17, 2019 14:16:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Look how we balance the world on the tips of our noses, like Sealions with a ball at the carnival.
Feb 20, 2019 16:15:42 GMT
botanicman: Clever Cecil....
Feb 24, 2019 3:40:56 GMT
maddogfagin: The same performance, in the same old way; it's the same old story to this Passion Play.
Feb 24, 2019 7:49:12 GMT
ash: Christmas!! Ripon Cathedral and Wells Cathedral
Feb 24, 2019 10:20:41 GMT
JTull 007: Well done Ash !!! Friday 13 December 2019 Jethro Tull Wells Cathedral, Wells, UK
Feb 24, 2019 14:41:53 GMT