I am glad to see this still appears to be happening, nearly dead certain I read over of the Folk Forum that this had disbanded about a month ago. I know that thing he was doin off and on w Swarb in recent years apparently has ended. But I guess they are looking to do a few dates with the remaining L and L cast, of course before Maart's time. You just know Maart wil always find something tasty, if he's in it, its automatically good is my estimation.RT had something about seeing about getting Maart's fingers cut off so you know he's a badass. Kind of wish he had never left Fairport, other than the L and L cast, that was my favorite version of the band, 86 thru 96. And, if the day ever comes, obviously I hope it does not, that Martin says enough, Maart is the one guy who could, if not fill Martin's shoes, has a real understanding of the job description. Folks who only know him from Tull may not know what a beast of a multi instrumentalist this guy is, particularly w anything involving strings. BTW, some of you folks may know of Rob Braviner, Fairport sound guy from roughly the mid eighties w at least one Tull tour assignment as well, has passed away at freaking 49 yo, so very sorry to hear this, very good man, I pounded a few w he and Maart in Milwaukee in 96, they laid some interesting tales on me.
Last Edit: Jan 18, 2009 18:21:10 GMT by tullistray
What shocking, bad news...Rob was...no joke...beyond a doubt,... a member of fairport. I too enjoyed his company, along with maart and peggy over the years and saw why the fairporters always called him a band member...I hope there is some sort of big time fairport gathering in his memory and support for his family in whatever way it can be done.
jackinthegreen: Yes MD, well worth catching, just as good as our Scottish ones I believe
Jan 7, 2019 23:01:00 GMT
geostrehl: Oh god - Secret Language of Birds is almost 19 years old!!!!
Jan 11, 2019 0:52:40 GMT
maddogfagin: Now where have they gone ?
Jan 11, 2019 16:55:39 GMT
futureshock: The secret language of birds: millions of yrs old. Just 18+ yrs ago, someone tackled that idea and radiated music back on the topic. That's why it's one of the best reviewed solo albums out there! Chirp that in your blender and take it to the riverside.
Jan 12, 2019 17:23:27 GMT
maddogfagin: And don't forget the owls
Jan 13, 2019 8:25:08 GMT
futureshock: "The Secret Silence Of Owls"...... second best album by Hoo-Hooo-HooooDat
Jan 13, 2019 20:21:05 GMT
JTull 007: A wallaby is a general name for about 30 species of macropod which are smaller than kangaroos and are found across Australia.
Jan 22, 2019 2:41:50 GMT
maddogfagin: And Devon & Cornwall for some reason. There have been multiple sightings of marsupials in the area over the years although not recently. Possibly been eaten by the legendary Beast of Bodmin perhaps ? 🐱👤
Jan 23, 2019 7:16:39 GMT
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