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.
ash: Merry Christmas. Hey Santa pass me that bottle
Dec 24, 2019 18:02:32 GMT
steelmonkey: Merry Christmas to one and all and a very Tull filled new year.
Dec 25, 2019 2:50:35 GMT
joemer: In Heaven dere aint no beer dats why we drink it here !!!!!! theme song of the Philly pa. new years day Mummers parade !!!! Another round of Hats off & Kudos to ian & the boys xmas church concerts Bruce should do that over here !!!!!.....
Dec 25, 2019 19:11:59 GMT
joemer: next Tull album cover one foot firmly planted in CONUS other foot across the ocean in D-Land and his "package" hovering over Blighty !!!!lol hahahah
Dec 25, 2019 19:14:01 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT