I swear...it's more than just the music with Tull...many a morning I have to summon energy and inspiration to keep on keepin' on...and nothing helps me more than thinking about what Ian Anderson managed to do in 2012-...if he can do THAT...I guess i can do THIS....well, inspired by thoughts of Tull and a big coffee. Happy New Year to all and one. I have a good feeling about 2013...I really do.
Happy New Year to everyone here on The Forum. It's been the best year for a long time to be a Tull fan. Thank you so much Ian for the Thick as a Brick album and tour, not forgetting the two Cathedral Concerts. What a great year! More for 2013 please.
Right back at ya Ray and thanks you for all your contributions to the Forum and long may you do so. Speaking of first footing – it’s sad but it appears that some of the old traditions are dying out. As a child I remember my granny cleaning the house from top to bottom – paying any bills in order to start the New Year as you meant to go on that included eating a steak pie just after the stroke of midnight in the hope you would have a meal every day ;D
You would expect the neighbours to pop in and vice versa. At midnight the first person over your door had to have black hair and a lump of coal (and a bottle of whisky- with some left in it!) As I got older I loved going out at Hogmanay, after “seeing in the Bells” at George Square in the middle of the city you could then go into any house you wanted (as long as you carried a bottle)– that’s probably the part that’s disappeared over the years as people have become less sociable or more wary of the laptop going missing!
Lany May Yer Lum Reek and… Yer Flute Tweet
I'll stop now before it gets to this
warning this video contains bad singing and bad knees
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
ash: Is anyone aware of a recent statement from Ian saying he doesn't have COPD and it's only asthma? Just asking
Jun 1, 2022 9:21:29 GMT
rredmond: I thought it was both?
Jun 4, 2022 19:34:53 GMT
ash: One can be mistaken for the other because of similar symptoms but COPD is the nasty one! I'm talking an updated statement from Ian early this year.
Jun 5, 2022 9:16:48 GMT
nonrabbit: Sounds joyous smint100 - all round!
Jun 13, 2022 17:15:56 GMT
marshall: Hello, I was at the concert at De Montfort Hall in September along with a number of other shows. I try to get to as many as possible in the UK.
Jun 21, 2022 9:54:11 GMT
jackinthegreen: Thank-you marshall I travelled down from Scotland for the Marillion Weekend there, great venue isn't it! It was standing downstairs, I guess the Tull gig was all seated....did they sell out? Please join in on the forum threads! Cheers
Jun 22, 2022 10:23:28 GMT
marshall: I live in Cumbria and I had booked for the Glasgow show which was,of course, cancelled.
Jun 23, 2022 12:39:45 GMT
marshall: No need to thank me by the way. I was a member of this Forum some year's ago but I forgot my log in details. I will do my best to contribute. I have been a Full can since the early singles and I have some fabulous memories as well as tales to tell.
Jun 23, 2022 12:43:14 GMT
jackinthegreen: In that case welcome back marshall. I am a Full can too....if that's rhyming slang for Tull fan
Jun 24, 2022 20:23:29 GMT
jackinthegreen: I think you may have been neilstcleve
Jun 26, 2022 7:52:47 GMT
steelmonkey: My new. secret, self identity: Full Can. California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?
Jun 27, 2022 1:50:44 GMT
ash: "California Cockney rhyming slang? Why not?" Many reasons if your family has Cockney routes
Jul 3, 2022 12:04:52 GMT
steelmonkey: People my age learned of it and some of it from 'A Clockwork Orange', way back when.
Jul 4, 2022 2:05:35 GMT
steelmonkey: And I was taught that Tull members and crew called us civilian fans 'Billies' for Billy Bunter = Punter.
Jul 4, 2022 2:06:56 GMT
ash: My granddad would use Cockney rhyming slang now and then, more so if he was having a Darby. I will let him off seeing as he was born about half a mile from St Mary-le-Bow church.
Jul 4, 2022 7:41:40 GMT