I love this song... mainly because of the lyrics... The what's in it for me factor... In dealing with people, I have found this to be very true... Everyone is, maybe not much, but always a little, interested in the what's in it for me factor... Take it away Nazareth!!
Now, Ian may say that Thick As A Brick was a spoof, but to me this is much more than a spoof... To me Thick As A Brick hits it right on the nail... The world is crazy, and the craziness doesn't stop... it's ongoing.... The way people treat each other... No escape, absolutely no escape... like a very bad dream, a surrealistic nightmare... Suddenly I realized that there was a reason for the way I felt about the world... If this is Ian "just" trying to be funny, or "just" trying to create a spoof, I must say that he didn't succeed... and that is a compliment... I didn't feel that we had a chance to put it right, when I first heard Thick As A Brick... I felt the closing of a door... that we were doomed in each other's company...
No, I don't mean it that seriously, but you can lose sight of who you really are, trying to make friends... Here's some lyrics that I once wrote... as always... feel free to disagree...
Only cowards have friends:
Only cowards have friends You sell out your soul just to become one of them and only cowards have friends...
When we were walking home from school You bullied somebody that you barely knew but I don't like to be cruel...
We were running in a gang I never knew that I had a chance To be the one that I wanted to be... but that was always up to me...
'Cause only cowards have friends You sell out your soul just to become one of them and only cowards have friends...
You are not like me... and I am not like you, anymore... You push me around, when the teacher doesn't see... but I have chosen to be free...
Answer... Yes and No When you compromise your own personal integrity and agree with everyone you can have lots of friends.
When you feel the LOVE and let it shine, you can have REAL Friends...
On a side note, I remember watching Joe Cocker in Woodstock for the first time at a theater in 1973. Of all the performers he seemed so beyond his limit that day. Thank god I was able to see this with my friends.
Sorry I was mean to Cros...I was having a bad day at work...Actually admire him a ton ( ha ha) for digging out of deepest drug trenches and returning to great songs and live concerts. In his darkest days he was a customer of the institution where I work....so maybe that's why I struck out at him from rough work day...anyway...David Crosby is a rare happy ending from the dark side of the drug wars.
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 song originally didn't make it on the Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die! album... It's just incredible... Ian has written so many tunes... So much talent, and the ongoing effort is unfathomable!! Ian you make me cry... We can't thank you enough!! Take it away!!!
I think the people of Manchester got it spot on after the minutes silence for the victims of the attack on 22nd May.
There are good peace loving people on this forum, and I salute them! I don't believe that's what we need right now... but I do believe that most people won't go to war too easily... When people sing these songs spontaneously I actually believe that that's a very clear sign that war is coming... and that it's coming very soon...
I believe that this kind of reaction to the appalling atrocities that people are experiencing all over the world, is a prelude to war... I believe that this is good people trying to cling on to peace... I believe, that this is singing peace loving lovable people who doesn't want to be dragged into a war, but unconsciously they know that's it coming...
They probably wouldn't sing something like that, if they didn't at least unconsciously knew that it's coming... The war is forced upon us, and we will have to face up to those who kill and maim the ones that we love...
If the politicians fail to hit the terrorists hard and effectively, far right politicians eventually will, and that's probably one of the most dangerous scenarios, and something that should be avoided, at all costs...
We all remember Adolf Hitler, and we now face the real possibility that someone like that will take over the power in one, or maybe more, European countries, if we don't get this under control...
Niall Horan has fans in tears as he dedicates song to Manchester victims saying "we are with you" The singer dedicated his song This Town to the victims saying "we love you"
Niall Horan dedicated his song This Town victims of the Manchester attack as he performed at the One Love concert. The former One Direction singer was met with cheers as he chose to sing his own song at the concert held in Old Trafford grounds.
I'm in a somewhat nostalgic mood today, and have been listening to some old classic Danish songs... and here are some of them... Happy Grundlovsdag/Constitution Day Denmark! May you be happy! May you be free!
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
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