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.
JTull 007: The Jethro Tull Forum is not on Facebook but there are some called The Jethro Tull Board or Group that have been quite abusive to TRUE TULL Fans. This Forum is very open minded and not so childish.
Sept 28, 2019 1:02:11 GMT
maddogfagin: Their jealousy and ignorance knows no bounds. Best ignore them - most sensible people do these days.
Sept 28, 2019 12:22:55 GMT
dryad: Hey, I'm shouting out because I can't figure out how to post in the "Hello, I'm new Here!" post. I cam over here looking for Samhain songs. I'll roll with "Songs From the Wood" if no one knows of something specific. I'll do the hello if I can figure it out
Oct 9, 2019 20:54:07 GMT
jackinthegreen: Good Evening from Scotland, hope everyone is good tonight
Oct 10, 2019 23:16:36 GMT
maddogfagin: . . . and lunchtime salutations from Cornwall
Oct 11, 2019 12:42:18 GMT
steelmonkey: Hello from Mexico City where Tulliano T shirt gets queries followed by respect.
Oct 12, 2019 3:20:51 GMT
botanicman: Does anyone care that JT weren't nominated for the RRHOF?
Oct 15, 2019 20:42:26 GMT
ash: I bet Ian doesn't care
Oct 17, 2019 16:36:52 GMT
JTull 007: I'm not affected by RNRHOF decisions... The only thing that matters is how we all feel about TULL. These days it keeps me HAPPY just to know there is MORE to come !!!
Oct 21, 2019 2:12:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Jim's right. I would trade 10 hall of fame invitations for each year Ian continues to work.
Oct 24, 2019 16:06:17 GMT
rredmond: I care... every single time they get snubbed... for about 10 seconds. But I'm REALLY pissed off for those ten seconds!
Oct 24, 2019 18:39:53 GMT
JTull 007: To me it's like being picked by Dick Clark to be on American Bandstand. RNRHOF is about a tourist destination for Cleveland Ohio not a TRUE Hall of Fame.
Oct 27, 2019 10:50:51 GMT
jethrotull: As Ian used to say on the SFTW tour "almost indistinguishable from the master tapes playing behind the stage". Clive James clearly loathed Ian Anderson and did manage to expose some of Ian's self-important pretentiousness.
Oct 31, 2019 16:53:24 GMT
ash: A big welcome to Joe Parrish and a sad goodbye to Flo
Nov 2, 2019 13:27:33 GMT
steelmonkey: Plenty of Florian era highlights to appreciate,,, Change of Horses and Enter the Uninvited for two.
Nov 6, 2019 1:11:22 GMT
JTull 007: I loved him even more after 2010 and seeing him perform in Richmond Virginia. His stage presence and talent were like a FRESH new way to ROCK !!!!
Nov 6, 2019 22:29:31 GMT
nonrabbit: What's Florian going on to do?
Nov 13, 2019 19:13:22 GMT
maddogfagin: I would guess that with the "recognition" he's now got with the association with IA he'll be in demand for session and production work. Maybe he could be asked to remix the later Tull albums after Stormwatch if SW hasn't the time.
Nov 14, 2019 7:56:45 GMT