Post by Budding Stately Hero on Feb 1, 2017 16:44:39 GMT
I have only been on this forum for about a couple weeks. Already, I feel like I'm getting to know some of you guys. I appreciate it, good fellows. See, I have not attended many Tull concerts in my life, despite, having began my appreciation for Ian Anderson's writing since I was twelve years old when my brother purchased M.U., Repeat, LITP, SFTW and Heavy Horses all in the year of 1978. It was a huge year for me, musically. Still, I never met many folks who appreciated the music. On the contrary, most people (as you all can probably attest to) simply do not understand JT music. But, one man's coffee is another man's tea, I suppose. I never attended a Tull Convention (did not know they used to exist).
In grade school and high school, there were some listeners. Not any Tull-Heads. But, some that appreciated a few of the albums. So, it was the music my older brother, Michael and I shared together. I found it strange that my friends and I could love Pink Floyd, D.S., and so many other British groups. But, Tull was an acquired taste they would never aquire.
In college, Junior year, fall semester '87 I held a listening party in my dormitory for the release of Cr.oaKn. (no, it doesn't stand for croaking. Though, many of my friends had figured Ian Anderson to be on a permanent vacation or deceased, at that point in his career. Well, Crest of a Knave rocked pretty damned good. My dorm mates actually liked it. Ian 'him resurrected from the grave' was back on the FM dial in Philadelphia, for the first time in years. D.J. on WMMR Pierre Robert played the album cuts regularly, especially during his famous 'Coffee-break Music Marathons'.
Suddenly, the same guy who performed a very sad concert in Philly during the Under Wraps tour was back onstage 'bringing it' during the Knave tour. It was INCREDIBLE!.
My wife cringes at the music. We've been together for 31 years. We met when I gave my Live Aid ticket to a friend so I could go to her 18th birthday party, in 1985. But, the only song she agrees to like is Budapest.
It's lonely being a Tull fan
After that, I never met many people who showed any appreciation for the music. I never hung out on a Tull forum like this before. But, it feels fun again. It's nice to share this appreciation with the gang of you.
Music is supposed to be fun. Thanks for making it fun, again. Nice 'Jump Start'.
Gramercy to you all! I did not expect to have such a nice experience between work shifts.
The craic is ninety!