Friend made me watch old, good but not great movie about porn stars in the 70's, 'Boogie Nights' one of the getaway scenes after a someone got shot in a drug deal gone wrong featured the music of 'Fat Man' as sort of the tempo and speedy mood of the driver.
Sorry I was mean to Cros...I was having a bad day at work...Actually admire him a ton ( ha ha) for digging out of deepest drug trenches and returning to great songs and live concerts. In his darkest days he was a customer of the institution where I work....so maybe that's why I struck out at him from rough work day...anyway...David Crosby is a rare happy ending from the dark side of the drug wars.
I don't spend that much time watching Tull concerts on You Tube...but the Iceland DVD fits well within my attention span and makes me happy every time. TAAB and TAAB 2 together was a great era. So lucky to have seen it thrice...spread out over about 18 months...each time better than the time before.
I wonder if we can interest Ian and John in a volume two where we bid on choosing the songs via charity auction or something like that. This album leaves me hungry for more of the same but with songs of less fame ( I'm a poet and I know it...not afraid to show it...hope I don't blow it).
Just read my issues 240 and 241...always happy to see Tull news from Bert in the inbox. He really is a bedrock TUll fan....I just hope the original title of his 'zine does NOT end up on Ian's headstone...
For me, the all new song is exciting.....we got two on War Child (Tommorow was Today and Good Godmother) and two on TOTRARTYTD ( Commercial Traveler and Salamander's Ragtime)....and all 4 of them are worthy additions to the song pile....Looks like Country Box has one new song. If they get to 'Stormwatch' re-release, there is supposedly an epic great song lurking from that era...something about 'apocalypse" ? Anyone know what I'm talking about....since I so often don't ?
On this day in 2017, My daughter rode her bike to school in a very light drizzle that she characterized as 'RAIN' and lived. Later that the same day, the very same girl saved a life when thoughts of her growing up without the guiding hand of a loving father prevented me from strangling a co-worker with my bare hands.
A Passion Play is Tull's best album. The peak of their music and lyrics and ambition and performance. But for me, in my humble little, grain-of-sand life, Thick as a Brick is the soundtrack. It describes what really happened. The generation gap had become wider than it had ever been and it left us wondering if, maybe, we hated our dads or maybe if our dads hated us? Ian wrote how it felt to navigate that gap, with confused righteousness and guilt....fear and confidence....looking at a mixed up world and believing for a millisecond we could set it right.
After multiple listens I find myself happy and inspired and reaching to turn up the volume on: Bungle, FOTF, Songs/Horses and Velvet Gold. This album comes up against the eternal Tull conundrum: crowd pleasers vs deep cuts. I understand it HAS TO HAVE Locomotive Breath, Aqualung and LITP to open the wallets of the non-orthodox...and it has to have Christmas songs to satisfy Ian's love of Christmas songs...but can you imagine if they went deep and gave the dissect and rebuild treatment to songs like European Legacy or Rocks on the Road or Man of Principle or Change of Horses etc etc etc......I mean...we already have semi-orchestral versions of Aqualung and LITP. Not complaining...this CD is a pleasure and a jewel and a great addition to catalog....how about CD2 for Hard core Tullies? Overseer Overture anyone? John ? Ian ?
Not on Amazon USA yet...I'll pre-order the millisecond it is. This looks amazing. I'm going with Amazon so I get the Kindle version free....and I'm tried of waiting around for hinky-dink companies like burning shed and pledge to ship stuff to distant California.
tootull: Jim = He smoked a briar pipe and He walked four (Songs From The Wood) country (edition) miles - Singing song of shady sisters And old time liberty, Songs of love and songs of death, And songs to set men free = When I woke up this morning I got myself a
Apr 17, 2017 18:09:29 GMT
JTull 007: Rabbit Breeders better come to my Hotel and check into "The Passion Play" suite. You get FREE glasses with every room and an unlimited supply of TULL...
Apr 18, 2017 3:03:15 GMT
tootull: More BEER...Heavy Metal flute Tull?? or sleepy stringy Tull? POWER to the TULL - WAKE UP!
Apr 18, 2017 12:15:55 GMT
JTull 007: I just discovered a new way to ROCK with TULL Strings while painting the shower room ... 'Painting away, Painting away, On the old walls with a new paint....ay ay ay ay ay aint"
Apr 19, 2017 1:11:41 GMT
magusperde: Hello, I thought some of you might enjoy this interview I did with Ian - hopefully covered some areas not discussed previously. http://www.13thfloor.co.nz/?p=85897
Apr 19, 2017 2:17:14 GMT
geostrehl: Thanks, Magusperde. Best Ian interview I've read in ages
Apr 19, 2017 3:02:37 GMT