Careful...dragging in Ian's family...especially wife and daughter is a good way to evaporate any good will we have with him and, maybe, get a hit put out on you...perhaps we should drop the subject, no?
Great photos, I never seen before. Thanks for posting. Personally, for better or for worse I am interested in Ian's personal life. This man has been quite a player in my life, all be it not directly. It is natural to take an interest.
Great phots of ian and family at home!!!! The sight of Shona, barely dressed, was available during the War Child tour when she brought Ian his flute in Sea Lion trainer/dominatrix gear...pretty much panties, jacket and top-hat!
By the way, the first photo. Open white door to the left. Isn't that the studio?
Yes, that was the studio through that door at Pophleys, their old Buckinghamshire home near Radnage. They had a working farm called Grange Farm about 3-5 miles away where Kenny Wylie had his office and the tour props etc were stored.
And the slightly preposterous, over-the-top idea that you can cram 8,040 years of history into 52 minutes, why mess about? Get on with it – do something challenging.
I think I found a photo of Gael but I think it's from 2006. Scroll down to see the girl with the spikey hair.I forgot how to upload photos or I would have just posted it here. She looks a lot like brother, James.
steelmonkey: Wakeman's book is called 'Grumpy Old Rock Star',,,,how did he beat Ian to that ?
Nov 20, 2014 17:19:18 GMT
JTull 007: Ian's not grumpy, just a little over concerned from time to time. He thinks there are too many fans that don't understand what H.E. is all about.
Nov 20, 2014 18:22:41 GMT
tootull: Van Morrison's not grumpy. HE's just misunderstood. (two for fun)
Nov 20, 2014 19:32:59 GMT
jackinthegreen: Van the Man is superb live, seen him twice, Avalon Sunset, and Enlightenment tours. Mind you, that's a bloody long time ago....
Nov 20, 2014 23:55:48 GMT
jackinthegreen: Unlike Dylan, who WAS crap.........
Nov 20, 2014 23:56:24 GMT
Aqualung1989: Yeah I have a cousin who went to a Dylan concert and said he was a total asshole.
Nov 21, 2014 11:41:35 GMT
tootull: When your back's to the wall, and your luck is your all, then side with whoever you may. Seek that which within lies waiting to begin the fight of your life that is everyday.
Nov 21, 2014 13:57:32 GMT
steelmonkey: I've seen Dylan live Good, Bad and Ugly....Once with Paul Simon who blew him off the stage....Every now and then in an obscure, low profile location, Dylan will shine.He usually craps out in big attention gigs.
Nov 21, 2014 18:03:23 GMT
tootull: Incomparable = Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull
Nov 21, 2014 18:30:57 GMT
jackinthegreen: Dylan is a brilliant writer of songs, and can produce nice studio versions of them, but IMO he is not a good live act, I dont know why, maybe a few reasons for this, but, for example, I absolutely love the single release, Lay Lady Lay, (superb), but live
Nov 22, 2014 0:07:23 GMT
jackinthegreen: releases are absolute carp........;)
Nov 22, 2014 0:08:00 GMT
tootull: Now how about a little light music to chase it all away? To chase it all away.
Nov 22, 2014 15:57:50 GMT
Aqualung1989: Dylan gets tiring though. I mean, I do love some of his stuff (Don't Think Twice, It's Alright may be the most moving song I've heard), but usually after twenty or thirty minutes of Dylan I just need to listen to something else. Just a personal opinion.
Nov 22, 2014 19:49:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I'm with A-89..Many masterpieces ( Don't Think Twice, Idiot Wind, I and I), many merely great but too much chaff and too few good live performances....whether song or concert.
Nov 22, 2014 22:49:10 GMT
Aqualung1989: Chaff... that's exactly the word I was looking for.
Nov 23, 2014 9:03:00 GMT
maddogfagin: Nothing wrong with a carp now and again
Nov 23, 2014 14:47:58 GMT
tootull: And who am I to fast deny the right to take a fish once in a while? I walk with them, they wish me luck when I ship out on the Sunday...
Nov 23, 2014 15:29:44 GMT
jackinthegreen: Tomorrow is "War Child" day........... Dance the days, and dance the nights...................away.
Nov 23, 2014 21:43:32 GMT
steelmonkey: Germans REALLY mad about short HE...Ian responded to their tantrums : 11 HE songs in Stuttgart ( up from the USA style 6 in Austria), only skipped Better Things, Turnpike and In for a Pound. You CANNOT sell Germans tickets that say HE and not play all HE.
Nov 24, 2014 4:12:25 GMT
steelmonkey: Maybe enough HE copies sold in Germany to make Ian believe album purchasers in seats ?
Nov 24, 2014 4:13:58 GMT