Met Ian Burgess at Cropredy '98...a great guy...friendly, knowledgable and almost as big a Tull fan as a Fairport devotee. Also met a guy who wrote some books...Pat Humphries? Not to mention drinks with Maart and Peggy at the Theakston truck ...what a great weekend that was...perfect weather...oh wait...it wasn't perfect...The Saw Doctors played.
Did anyone see the Fairport programme on Sky Arts last night? I did and I thought it could have went on for longer.
I saw the the show very late on BBC4, and very good it was too. There were 3 programmes: History of Fairport, a documentary about Richard Thompson and a recent Fairport show from the Union Chapel in London. They were shown very late at night, (midnight onwards or thereabouts), but well worth staying up for.
PS. I was in Sainsburys on Saturday and idly looking through a rack of CDs' containing the usual hip-hop/disco/house/garage rubbish, when the old heart skipped a beat. They had a sort of best of Fairport, best of Stevie Ray Vaughan, best of the Who and best of Van Halen, all for £3 each - couldn't get my wallet opened fast enough. The opening track on the Fairport CD - Come All Ye - is worth the £12 I spent just for that one track alone, cheers all.
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2012 7:38:18 GMT by broadsword
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