VIC SALAZAR PRESENTS: A MASTER CLASS with JONATHAN JOSEPH Saturday, April 29th @ Martyrs' 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. In Chicago @ 1pm 90 minute session $50 Students of all skill levels are welcome! Image by Roger Reis
28th April In 1888 The birth of Walter Tull, professional football for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town. He was the first 'Afro-Caribbean / mixed heritage' outfield player in the top division of English football, and the first to be commissioned as an infantry officer in the British Army. Northampton South MP Brian Binley has campaigned for Tull to be posthumously awarded the Military Cross for his 'gallantry and coolness' while leading his company of 26 men on a raiding party into enemy territory during World War 1.
Incredible story of courage! Another good reason to be a TULL Fan !!!
The more I learn, the more I like !!! Fright fans head to their favourite haunt: LINK Spooks take over English seaside town as Whitby Goth Weekend turns 18 By Ian Garland If you visited Whitby this weekend you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled upon the set of a bizarre horror film. The truth is more far fetched. The seaside town has been taken over by lovers of all things Victorian, Romantic and macabre - celebrating the twice-yearly Whitby Goth Weekend. The event started in 1994 in the North Yorkshire town, chosen because it's where Bram Stoker wrote Dracula.
Spooky inspiration: Whitby was chosen because Bram Stoker wrote his famous novel Dracula while staying in the Yorkshire seaside town
Biannual: The festival is so popular, organiser Jo Hampshire added an extra date in 1997. It's now held every April and October
The weekend started out as a yearly event, but became so popular by 1997 - organiser Jo Hampshire added an extra date. It's now held every April and October, when thousands of costumed revellers descend on the tiny town -and this year was no different. Weekenders in all shapes and sizes filled Whitby's hotels and b&bs.
The Farmer family, Victoriana fans Norman, his wife Jan and their son Nick, rubbed shoulders with 17-year-old Goth Megan Watt and songwriter and composer Mistress Hermione Pepper, alias Helen Payne. The weekends' events include club nights, markets, concerts, a bring & buy sale and even a charity football match between goths. Charity is a common theme - thousands have been raised for good causes during the weekend's 18 year history.
A collection for murdered goth Sophie Lancaster in 2007 raised £3,000 to place a memorial bench in Whitby in her honour. Some visitors, meanwhile, prefer to pay homage to Stoker and focus on their scenic surroundings. Goth landmarks include the Gothic Whitby Abbey, said to be the inspiration behind Dracula's castle.
Nice skeleton, Jim! Not something I would hang on my wall, but that's just me and my affection for Feng Shui... By the way... I don't think that people are wrong in any way if they hang something like this on their wall, or if they have skull ashtrays... It's just that I personally wouldn't have it in my home... but I think it's sad to hear that children are treated badly, even if they are treated badly by someone who probably did it with the best of intensions... Children can't protect themselves from something like that... I have taken care of so many children, and I am a fearless "crusader" when it comes to protecting them...
I applaud anyone who protects children from abuse. This GOTH thing is a cultural phenomena. Many places use historic occasions to create tourism and entertainment. Sometimes it's very over the top!
With Halloween (TULL-o-ween) becoming more popular over the years, some places go all out in the Fall. This type of masquerade adds much to the thrill of being young and excitement just like Christmas. There are some very conservative people who feel Santa Claus is an evil distraction to their celebration. No matter to me because I celebrate for fun and family which includes many traditions.
With Whitby Goth Weekend being a bi-annual event, I see so much joy and amazement on everyone's face. Part is the music which can be even more of what makes this so cool...
Sorry I was mean to Cros... I was having a bad day at work...Actually admire him a ton ( ha ha)
Nobody's perfect. I admire him for his open mind and concern for the world. Crosby is also the author of three books including Stand and Be Counted: LINK Making Music, Making History/The Dramatic Story of the Artists and Causes That Changed America, which underscores his commitment to social activism, and belief that artists and musicians are potent agents for change. Crosby’s two autobiographical volumes are Long Time Gone and Since Then: How I Survived Everything And Lived To Tell About It. The latter, per Entertainment Weekly, chronicles, “A fascinating life worthy of a sequel.”
This is a painting that is hanging on my wall, as in so many other homes around the world... It was painted in Denmark by the now deceased and world famous painter, P. S. Krøyer (1851 - 1909) It was painted in 1893... Isn't it just wonderful? The Danish title is: Sommeraften på Skagen Sønderstrand, and the translated version of the title is: Summer evening on the south beach of Skagen... Wonderful... Somebody once told me that the painting represents the past, the present, and the future...
Some amazing art indeed. My wife has a flag with some interesting similarities.
A fond farewell to New Zealand and The Stetson Group JETHRO TULL Tour completed - 5 wonderful concerts, Stewart and I so very proud of presenting. The band & techs were a great bunch and together with the Oceania techs, we had just the best team. At Auckland airport this morning - now winging their way back to the UK. Thanks guys.
Eastern European cassette - legal or counterfeit I've no idea
Jethro Tull – Under Wraps LINK 1 Label: ZKP RTVL – LL 1224, Chrysalis – LL 1224 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: Yugoslavia Released: Jan 1985 Genre: Rock Style: Art Rock, Prog Rock
It appears to be 'Legit'. The record company in Yugoslavia may no longer exist due to the war in the 90's. LINK 2 History LINK 3 Založba kaset in plošč RTV Ljubljana was the music production branch of the national broadcaster Radiotelevizija Ljubljana.
In 1990, as the breakup of Yugoslavia began, the name of the company was changed to Založba kaset in plošč RTV Slovenija.
Ian Anderson – Aotea Centre April 22, 2017 33 images by Ivan Karczewski LINK With Jethro Tull left in a state of suspended animation, bandleader Ian Anderson trots out the old classics… and a few new ones… to an appreciative Auckland audience.
It seems that Jethro Tull, the band, has run its course, long serving guitarist Martin Barre left to start up his own Tull tribute act. Meanwhile Ian Anderson soldiers on, with this tour featuring two musicians from the final Tull line-up, keyboard player John O’Hara and bassist David Goodier.
Rounding out the band is drummer Scott Hammond and hot-shot guitarist Florian Opahle. Anderson himself plays some guitar, lots of flute and sings.
It’s the singing that is the issue at an Ian Anderson show. My understanding is that he blew out his voice sometime in the 1980s. It doesn’t affect his speaking, but does his singing, particularly in the higher registers.
The result is thin, nasally performance that sounds like it is fading in and out. It’s rather startling when you first hear it, but the ear adjusts and adapts, no doubt filling in the missing sounds internally.
It’s not ideal, and if Anderson came across as a weak performer in other aspects I’d suggest he call it a day. But he doesn’t.
Well into his 70th year, Ian Anderson is still a dynamic presence on stage, leaping about, gesticulation, conducting the band and yes, standing on one leg while blowing that flute.
With the voice not quite up to snuff, it feels like Anderson compensates by playing more flute. Possible a bit more than is to my liking, but it’s a minor quibble.
Guitarist Florian Opahle certainly adds an element of rock and roll to the proceedings and the rest of the band is solid.
On several occasions, Anderson “duets” with a couple of other vocalists who appear on film… Ryan O’Donnell during Aqualung and Unnur Birna Bjornsdottir during Heavy Horses. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer my vocalists to be actually in the house for a live show.
There’s no quibbling with the set list…plenty of old Tull faves…Living In The Past, Bourree, Thick As A Brick, along with a few new tunes to show that the creative juices are still flowing.
The show was presented in two halves, with an interval. The first half concentrated on the older material, while the second half presented newer songs such as Fruits Of Frankenfield and Pastime With Good Company (lyrics provided by King Henry VIII).
The show closed with the one-two combination of Aqualung and Locomotive Breath, both featuring irresistible guitar riffs that had the crowd on their feet, and some dancing in the aisles.
The Ian Anderson show rolls on with another performance tonight at the ASB Theatre. Marty Duda
Last night in New Zealand ! LINK Jethro Tull - The Very Best Of ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, CBD, Auckland Sunday 23 April 2017 7:30pm – 9:45pm Tricia Macpherson Yesterday at 7:42am : "Tonight's sell-out performance at the ASB Auckland was stunning. Don't miss a production rarely seen in NZ - tomorrow's concert still has good seats available thru Ticketmaster"
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 LINK Powerful and enthralling purveyors of progressive rock Ian Anderson plays to an enthusiastic Regent Theatre crowd in Dunedin last night. Photos by Peter McIntosh. Ian Anderson and his band of merry musicians thrilled a packed house at the Regent Theatre with a good coverage of their music from 1968-2004, starting with Nothing is Easy and finishing with Aqualung and Locomotive Breath. The latter numbers brought the house to their feet. But overall it was their musical virtuosity, the tight integrity of their ensemble work and their astounding energy which quite rightly singles them out from many other groups emanating from the musical explorations of acoustic and electric folk through to the concept albums of the mid to late 20th century.
Their sound remains distinctive, though its power is not always consistent. Some of the protest songs, such as Frankenfield, Songs of the Woods, Jack in the Green, Bankers Bet, Bankers Win, relied on a dated and cringingly purist view of rural purity versus urban vulgarity.
Bach's Toccata for Organ played with stunning virtuosity by lead guitarist Florian Opahle sounded merely like confused noise. Anderson's own jazzed-up version of Bach's Bourree was sheer brilliance while his King Henry's Pastime in Good Company was almost boring.
Both editions of Thick as a Brick remain enthralling examples of progressive rock and grow better with age, even though what the message was always somewhat obtuse.
Aqualung and Locomotive Breath showcase the band at its most powerful and its most musical.
Pianist John O'Hara, bassist David Goodier, Drummer Scott Hammond, and guitarist Opahle are excellent in their own right, but Ian Anderson plays the flute like no other person alive.
He extends his instrument's accepted range with extraordinarily exciting burring and voice-overs.
His sense of rhythm and iconic one-legged, pan-like stance are scintillating ! -By Marian Poole
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
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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