The arc of Martin Barre's solo live career is going nicely. Good thing he had the sense and humility to aim for smallish places and not get discouraged had he tried to fill multi-thousand seat venues. The band is having fun...the places he plays are full or very near full and, in true show business tradition...he leaves the audiences hungry for more as proven by the many places he has already visited multiple times with no decrease whatsoever in fan response. I look forward to his success on the west coast next fall....an area he has never played solo, thus far.
Thank God for German concert posters that day that listed local and all other dates....how else might I have known about gig in pre-internet cave dwelling days ? I already had tickets for two nights later that week...bit Dortmund concert irresistable anyway. I can still see the poster on the U-bahn platform that talked me out of work and onto autobahn to Dortmund.
Woke up in Hamburg that morning. Called my boss at SPAR and said I was sick...took a train to edge of town, hitchiked to Dortmund, snuck in during soundcheck and gained Ian and Ken Wylie's ire for tossing a frisbee with some locals but still managed to remain indoors and assign myself a great seat. Excellent concert for excellent crowd. Hitchiked back to HH in time for work the next morning...and, siver-lining, obviously looked like I had needed a day off the day before.
Eric Burdon still touring, still outsinging Jagger,Stewart etc. 'Summer of Love' 50 year reunion planned in SF park in July,....countless horrific acts but featuring Eric Burdon and War....so kid and I will brave the crowds and boring acts to see him again...and I am hoping for local club dates as well.
Thank you Futureshock...big wiki article on the thing you made me remember...and memoir written by the Jesuit priest, main guy that I remember touched me that distant Fall day in Ohio...a few days before or after MITG release.
If Clem Cladiddlehopper could read my mind...what a tale those thoughts could tell. I know what you mean...hard to define and categorize magic...that either is or is not there. In about 1975 I saw a 1/4 ring circus perform in the public area of my college....just three people travelling in a van and making a few bucks a day passing the hat...but the main guy had 'IT' whatever it is...and watching him for an hour made my day and stayed with me a long time....maybe I should google it...to this day, 42 years later, I remember the 'Royal Liechtenstien 1/4 Ring Travelling Circus'.
I always wish i could be at Tull concerts in distant ( or nearby) lands....but. for some reason, concerts in the former USSR and tougher east bloc locales, really make me feel I am missing something exciting and real. I mean, the combination of Tull and the history and coolarity of venues in places like Kiev and Vilnus...plus, walking out into those places surrounded by passionate, unjaded fans...anyway...please send my airfare to Moscow or a cork for my mouth.
I thought for sure i would run into musicians or crew...there were only 3 bars in that godforsaken town ( I know, I lived in nearby god forsaken Nazareth for one year) ...no such luck. But what a nice venue, that hosted Tull proper in 2001. I remember the guests you mention but weren't there also idiot DJs on stage from local radio ?
Very cool. It's great how Martin Barre, at this stage in his career, has the willingness and respect and trust with his fans, to use a sort of punk/ DIY/ Fugazi business model. I'm gonna round up everyone I can to give him an enthusiastic welcome in the SF Bay Area next September.
'Kit Morgan of Jethro Tull'? Is that a bit of a stretch? What did he do, exactly? I seem to remember a Rubbing Elbows tour or two and maybe a few dates with Tull proper when Martin was indisposed and Florian was still in a bunny suit. Am I selling him short or is he overselling? Seems like a nice guy by AND interview.
maddogfagin: Thanks Jim. Did I ever tell you about the time Dave Pagg made me tea in his kitchen at the Woodworm's Hilton ?
Mar 19, 2017 16:38:47 GMT
ash: In the grip of tea-stuff
Mar 19, 2017 17:11:10 GMT
futureshock: Having explored many teas from around the world, green, herbal, spice, hopefully all safe, I can say a great cup of quality tea well prepared is worth the effort and wait. Cheap and fast rancid black tea flavored with container ship suet, isn't! ♫ ♪
Mar 20, 2017 5:07:18 GMT
maddogfagin: I'll try all blends of tea but, from experience, I draw the line at chocolate tea
Mar 20, 2017 8:20:44 GMT
JTull 007: Tea is something we Americans like to drink with dinner... Fray Bentos Pies always a Winner !
Mar 20, 2017 10:26:09 GMT
JTull 007: 4 days and I'll be ready for a "Moment of Madness" The way I feel it's time to get "Back To Steel"
Mar 20, 2017 10:30:13 GMT
steelmonkey: Peter Green on great Judaic fretmeisters list with Knopfler, Slash, Lou Reed, Randy California (Spirit) and Mike Bloomfield. Come to think of it, Randy California belongs in top league regardless of kosher-ness.
Mar 20, 2017 16:01:01 GMT
JTull 007: 3 Days till Martin Barre brings me the only LIVE TULL I will be able to witness this year... I'm READY !
Mar 21, 2017 2:55:18 GMT