'Blue Room,' Ana & Milton Popovic (ArtisteXclusive Records, HHHH 1/2)
This May 19 release comes from blues powerhouse daughter Ana Popovic and her father/ guitarist Milton (Milutin), playing rhythm, lead, acoustic and electric guitars depending on song/singer. The album was produced by Jim Gaines (Albert Collins, George Thorogood and others); and it is a musical document of Ana's warm, continuing relationship with her dad, who inspired her career path by jamming with her back in Serbia. They're aided by keyboardist Rick Steff, drummer Steve Potts and a few others.
I especially enjoy the spirited John Lennon cover "I'm Losing You," the nifty "Evening Shadows" (Van Morrison), the blazing "Somebody" (Brannen/Tempchin), "We Used to Know," an old Jethro Tull tune by Ian Anderson and Jimmy Reed's "Baby What's Wrong."
Different listeners may prefer other tracks, but this recording is a blues-guitar-lover's dream.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
Jennie Franks, Ian's first wife, lyric writer of Aqualung and present Artistic Director of the Telluride Playwrights Festival. starts at 1.40
Excellent interview with Jennie Franks Director of the TULL-u-ride Festival Thank you Patti She's very smart and I wonder if she would autograph an album cover? Jennie LINK Artistic Director of SPARKy Productions and The Telluride Playwrights Festival. Jennie started SPARKy Productions when she made the award- winning documentary ‘Soft Smoke, AIDS in the Rural West’. After making more documentaries and children’s film, including ‘The Ballad of Arthur Muldoon’ with Terry Jones of Monty Python; she starting The Telluride Playwrights Festival.
Jennie started acting and writing in England where she also wrote lyrics for Jethro Tull in particular ‘Aqualung’. In recent years Jennie has concentrated on writing and producing plays.
She now splits her time between Telluride, Colorado and New York City.
Top 10 Jethro Tull Songs (Greatest Hits) Ian Anderson 32 views Corey Kasem's Top 40 Published on Mar 3, 2019
Although Casey Kasem passed in 2014, this may be connected to his Radio show is spirit. I always enjoyed his upbeat style even though I wasn't that concerned about how songs were judged. To me the BEST TULL SONGS are those that don't get played on radio or win awards...
theothertull: WNY mental health guru: The power of song brings clarity, eases pandemic stress
Apr 1, 2021 13:08:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Music IS the best medicine...and Tull the best of the best. If Tull lyrics were studied like religious texts and Tull songs picked as national anthems, I would at least believe I had been sent to the right planet.
Apr 2, 2021 17:37:59 GMT
steelmonkey: Mexico bound in a couple days. Flying to La Paz ( in Baja, not Bolivia) for sole purpose of hitchhiking 1200 miles back north to land border and hopefully not get trapped and unable to catch planned flight back from San Diego.
Apr 5, 2021 1:14:18 GMT
tetval36: Yeah i know Tulls stuff inside out and know its definitely NOT Tull as i said.Maybe PFM or some other Italian Prog band?
Apr 8, 2021 13:08:10 GMT
steelmonkey: Back from sunny Mexico. Sanity oasis was nice...return to work and baseline California hysteria less so. Covid response without media shark-a-nado clickbait and politicians who are either deniers or saviors was an eye opening perspective.
Apr 16, 2021 0:40:14 GMT
nrg: Just got the A box. "A"mazing! The Steven Wilson mix is incredible. Enjoyed the Slipstream video as well. I just wish they offered the entire show on video.
Apr 17, 2021 19:34:34 GMT
botanicman: Hey folks- Am I the only one among us that likes the extended version of "Orion"?
Apr 28, 2021 13:46:36 GMT
steelmonkey: I love long Orion !
May 1, 2021 15:53:46 GMT
rredmond: Orion is good stuff.
May 6, 2021 13:53:56 GMT
jackinthegreen: I'm having a memory blank......has Benefit had the book version done yet?
May 6, 2021 23:50:23 GMT
Catqualung: jackinthegreen, as far as I know the book box set of Benefit is still due to be realized, but it has not appeared yet, as well that of Broadsword and the Beast, they should be the next in the row
May 8, 2021 7:36:47 GMT
jackinthegreen: Thanks Catqualung, yes, I'm sure that's the case, it will be out this year I would think
May 8, 2021 8:48:53 GMT
theothertull: Didn't know if I should laugh or cry, pathetic or what, "I played with Paul McCartney; well like a demo, no one has ever heard it, but it's big Japan. Can't remember if Paul was in the studio at the time of the demo, but ya mate, John, Paul, Ringo and I."
May 8, 2021 14:58:23 GMT
distantre: Hello Everyone and Happy Spring if it has reached where you live yet.
May 11, 2021 16:53:18 GMT
steelmonkey: Spring has sprung in California...or, at least, here in the land of two seasons, 'not rainy season' has begun.
May 15, 2021 20:48:54 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Walk Into Light' cued up as my headphone delivered soundtrack for bike ride home on empty streets at 3:00AM after 10 hour shift ends in 5 more hours.. True reward.
May 17, 2021 4:30:04 GMT