This is purely about us fans and shared coincidences and experiences and nothing to do with Tull concerts or emotions or memories about Tull - there's a whole Forum for that!
It might sit here in the "Everything Else" section for a while gathering dust till some eureka moment occurs when we say " Bloody hell, we love Tull and ..."
it might not be as interesting to warrant a "bloody hell"
I'll start with my earliest coincidence. I lived in Cornwall and so does Graham.
Frontdorrangel's dad served in the same place as my father and where my mother lived/worked when she emigrated to America.
So this might take up a few pages as I relate (some) of the stories my mother tells me every night on the phone about Stewart Airbase, Newburgh, working in the PX in the late fifties and meeting my father while playing on the pin ball machine at the Halfway Lodge.
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My Dad was in the RAF in WW2. Got stationed at one point in Sierra Leone fixing the planes for coastal command. He and my Mother were on holiday in Austria in the 1970s and met up with a German couple and the husband, it turned out, was also in the same theatre of war and at the same time as Dad but flying Condor aircraft for the Luftwaffe.
They all remained very good friends thereafter and for the rest of their lives - shows that friendship and respect is much better way forward.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
Speaking of coincidences...my daughter told me why fire engines are Red:
8 wheels plus 4 firemen equals 12 12 inches are on a ruler queen elizabeth was a ruler a boat got named after her boats go on the sea fish are in the sea fish have fins the finns are next door to the russians firemen are always rushin around wait, I forget then what...lemme get back to you on this.
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