I am blessed with good health which I ascribe to 27 years of riding a bicycle for a living...but what Ian does at 10 years older than me remains astounding and inspiring...Probably a combination of good genes, wise lifestyle strategies and the heart-lung exercise of the flute....The energy and focus shown from the start of the TAAB 2 project thru this current tour is phenomenal.
I may come to a crossroads soon and have to decide between quiet contentment raising my now 9 year old daughter or risking a reverse vasectomy and making a baby with a younger woman...If I somehow how summon the courage and energy to take the baby-making route...it will be 85% due to the dance Ian does in the 'Enter The Uninvited' video. The strength and continuity of those few moments utterly astound me.
I agree with that observation. I've played the flute for decades and the health-supporting deep breathing it demands (if you wish to maximize your options) is a full extension of the diaphragm and rib cage, which in itself is kind of an athletic kind of yoga, a full-body tuning into the music, relaxation and expansion of the chest to take pressure off the heart, and a general slowing down of breathing rate for the same quantity of air (because your inhales are to full capacity, you will be getting even fresher air and more closer to 100% refreshing of the air in your lungs with each inhale/exhale cycle). Of course if the music is busy, you're breathing faster than required for "basic breathing needs" and working with the music, so you're getting even more oxygen and alkalizing effect on the body, raising your energy and alertness level. It's all very health-supporting in the long run.
I gave up smoking twenty years ago. I wasn't a heavy smoker however forty years ago I,like everyone else smoked at work,in the home and in close proximity to every non smoker family member and friend. I shudder when I think back to a room full of smoke.
Ian was a heavy smoker and I think I read somewhere that smoking a pipe was particularly bad, wonder if his flute playing technique was hindered at any time during his smoking days? Has the type of breathing involved in flute playing been beneficial to his lungs?
I remember chain smoking Ian and I'm glad that stopped...He and Martin really turned things around in the mid to late eighties when they were in their forties....whoops...too late...damn. I wonder if Pegg scared them !
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
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Jul 6, 2022 19:20:36 GMT