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.
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT