Cheers Bunkerfan. Best bit about being 60 is my prescriptions are now freeeeeeee. I still ride my Harley and go to rock concerts. So what does it matter if my knees give me a bit of pain and my eyes are crap?
Yes, free prescriptions are great especially when you're on as many tablets as me.
Bad news for you is you'll have to keep riding your Harley for a bit longer before you get your bus pass. [/quote] Looking forward to my mobility scooter - gonna deck it out like a sixties Lambretta with mirrors and lights and terrorise the locals when I go into town to pick up my prescription. Oh and I'll buy a parka with a target on the back as well.
Only 6 months to go until I'm 65 then I get cheap cut at the hairdresser and loads of unsolicited advice flooding through the letter box. Oh joy
Ian Anderson at 65: Thick as a Brick? By: Barbara LaRue 10 August 2012
Most definitely not and never was.
But he did do a follow-up to the 1972 Jethro Tull album, Thick as a Brick.
It's appropriately titled, "Thick as a Brick 2" and it catches up with little Gerald Bostock (who's now of course a grown man) to reveal where he is now, 40 years later.
Naturally, Ian's older too, and celebrates his birthday today, born on August 10, 1947 in Fife, Scotland.
The opposite of dim-witted, of course, Ian's a brilliant singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the founder and frontman of Jethro Tull.
Oh, and also best known as probably being the only (or at least the first) musician to actually rock out a flute.
Besides music, he has a myriad of interests, including a deep passion for studying and protecting wild cats, especially those that have been rescued from harsh captivity.
But back to the new album. Of it, Ian says:
"It was a little daunting to consider the impact - or perhaps lack of - which this release might have on old and new fans alike but I eventually decided that I would embark on this for my own benefit and enjoyment rather than trying to please anyone else at all...
The conceptual and heavily lyrical nature of the beast, however, might be out of place in the attention span-deficit world which we seem to occupy these days.
But, having toured in 2010 and 2011 in Italy, Latin America, Australia and other countries where passions run high, I decided that maybe the world - or our little corners of it - was, in fact, ready for a bit of more substantial and weightier fare...
The imagination-filled process of thinking how things might have turned out for the young and older Gerald kept me fascinated. Maybe you will be too. And maybe not.
Ah, well - you can always go and watch The X Factor and the Eurovision Song Contest."
And they say 'Hey Ray, let's ride away' happy Birthday Ray...come back to the bay Area...the bad boy island in Pinnocchio where you never have to grow up.....you get used to the donkey ears after awhile..
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I give up!
Have a great day and a good few pints!!
Many Thanks to all my Global Moderator Friends. Been a great year. Highlights have been the daughter graduating from university, seeing one of the best IA/Tull shows ever and just winning £2 on a birthday scratchcard.
Can you do your globally moderating thing and get my age right? Honest to god I'm 48 today!!
jackinthegreen: Cream without Eric??? Santana without Carlos?? and not even with a stand-in player.....you're easily pleased, I reckon most people would not be happy to say the least...
Apr 30, 2022 23:45:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: If it was Scott that got Covid would they have played the gigs without a drummer?
May 1, 2022 0:01:38 GMT
ash: It's Tull not Cream and my answer stands. Now it there was no flute player...No flute no Tull . I've seen Ian play with just an ipod backing track it was great
May 3, 2022 16:04:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: "No flute, no Tull".......hmmmm tell that to MB when he's doing all the Tull stuff..
May 3, 2022 20:18:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: and I've seen Ian doing his one man thing with just the backing track too, but that's not billed as a Jethro Tull concert.....
May 3, 2022 20:19:44 GMT
jackinthegreen: I do agree he's brilliant at playing to his own backing tracks though
May 3, 2022 20:20:48 GMT
ash: My first answer stands in stone
May 4, 2022 10:00:23 GMT
goodwolfman38: Just around the corner from what i understand will be the 40th anniversary edition of Broadsword & The Beast due in July, as i noticed a few weeks ago with an interview with Ian this one will be large box set, hopefully no delays
May 12, 2022 13:45:20 GMT
rredmond: Well the radio.net plug in at the bottom of the site shocked me a bit!
May 12, 2022 14:39:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Yes it's a great addition to the Forum and I'm hoping radio.net will provide this service for years to come
May 14, 2022 15:58:55 GMT
jackinthegreen: Where is the link to this radio.net.......I don't see it folks
May 15, 2022 1:11:08 GMT
maddogfagin: Immediately below this shout box and above the visitor numbers/flags.
May 15, 2022 8:39:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: Cheers MD, I can only see the link from the "Home" page, but disappears when looking at threads etc, so find if I open it up in a new window it then plays constantly
May 15, 2022 13:29:06 GMT
jackinthegreen: So I have it bookmarked to open at any time....nice in the background if reading on t'internet
May 15, 2022 13:31:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: Did anyone on the forum see Tull at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester in September.....
May 19, 2022 1:10:39 GMT
smint100: Good Lord, why did no one tell me about the radio.net! I've spent a joyful afternoon in the garden watching the strawberries ripen - I mean, editing a book - and listening to unadulterated Tull. Heaven!
May 21, 2022 14:56:50 GMT