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 !
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT
maddogfagin: Ash: I've left a private message for you
Jan 18, 2020 7:29:53 GMT
babbie00: Are the images of the filming available anywhere else. They no longer seem to appear here.
Jan 19, 2020 4:32:50 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I replied
Jan 27, 2020 18:32:13 GMT
maddogfagin: ash; ditto, snap and advance but do not go pass go
Jan 28, 2020 15:41:35 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I've been busy
Feb 2, 2020 10:32:49 GMT
steelmonkey: Good News...just signed in from new computer at new job....this means hours of Tull fun, on the clock. Small silver lining on the dark cloud of return to full time work.
Feb 4, 2020 21:32:15 GMT