The mental illness surge has definitely hit my area. People are cracking like eggs: hopelessness, drug and alcohol relapse, suicidal teens with exacerbated social media drama that can't get resolved the next day at school but instead festers and rots. I'm working 60 hour weeks and running out of magic wands...glad my 15 year old is in the minority and has not yet snapped. My area will remain on full scale lockdown till 5-31...our Governor erring on the side of safety, science, lives over economy and good campaign posters in his 2032 run for president. This whole pandemic has exposed some pretty embarrassing flaws in how the world does and does not work. I trust some good will come of it but it will be too late for the too many victims.
Sadly, The Corona snuffed out Dave Greenfield...the excellent and cool Strangler's keyboard maven. He was only 71. Too young to die for sure.
In the statement, Greenfield’s bandmates and manager described him as “a lovable, friendly and eccentric character who always had time to chat.” They each offered their own tributes to their late friend.
Bassist Jean-Jacques (J.J.) Burnel wrote: “On the evening of Sunday May 3rd my great friend and longstanding colleague of 45 years, the musical genius that was Dave Greenfield, passed away as one of the victims of the Great Pandemic of 2020.”
“We have just lost a dear friend and music genius, and so has the whole world. Dave was a complete natural in music. A huge talent, a great loss, he is dearly missed,” wrote drummer Jet Black.
“We lost a true innovator, musical legend, and one of my dearest friends today,” wrote guitarist Baz Warne. “The word genius is bandied around far too easily in this day and age, but Dave Greenfield certainly was one.
“We stood together on the same side of the stage for 20 years, laughed, joked and shared our lives in the way that only band mates can. I’ll miss him forever.”
In wake of the news, musicians and friends took to social media expressing both their grief and fond memories of Greenfield.
Included in the list was Billy Idol, Black Francis of the Pixies, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Greenfield’s Stranglers bandmate, guitarist/vocalist Hugh Cornwell.
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Dave Greenfield. He was the difference between The Stranglers and every other punk band. His musical skill and gentle nature gave an interesting twist to the band. (1 of 2)
He should be remembered as the man who gave the world the music of Golden Brown. Hugh Cornwell 4/5/2020 (2nd of 2)
Dave Greenfield was one of the greatest keyboard plays we’ve ever known- he’ll be missed. @therealboon just told us on @bbc6music that he had an influence on him and @inspiralsband more than any other band.
What a guy.
Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe also took to Twitter to honour the late keyboardist.
“Today we honor the music and life of Dave Greenfield,” he wrote. “He was a brilliant songwriter and performer, and we thank him and The Stranglers for their inspiration, contribution, songs and attitude.”
Stranglers manager Sil Willcox said on the band’s website that it was a “privilege” to have known and worked with Greenfield.
“We are all in shock, Dave was a kind, generous soul who had time for anyone and everyone and it has been my privilege to have known him as both a close friend, his tech and manager for over 40 years.”
Video by Cathy Richardson Covid Breath (Jethro Tull-Locomotive Breath, Coronavirus Parody)
My first walk down the path after lockdown, I was appalled by the joggers ignoring social distancing protocols and aerosoling their breath indiscriminately over any poor fool in their wake. Who are these people? Why are they so selfish? ! Can't they just cross the street and PRETEND to care, rather than plowing through those of us ATTEMPTING to maintain social distance while huffing their lung fumes into our unsuspecting face holes?
Locomotive Breath was written by Ian Anderson and recorded by Jethro Tull. I wrote these parody lyrics and produced this parody in my home studio. Special thanks to Matt Ammons as the Jogger, Videography by Carla Ammons and special appearances by Rachel and Sri Rose Richardson, Rachel Jordan, my neighbors Emmett Walsh and Amy Jo Baker and the Unknown Random Woman Passerby who very graciously jumped into the video when we needed more joggers, what a trouper! Thanks for watching!
WOULD YOU VOLUNTEER TO BE INFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS?
A group of academics say that 100 altruistic young people should volunteer to get a vaccine for Covid-19 and then be infected with the coronavirus on purpose.
The idea of such a “challenge trial” is controversial but could speed testing of a vaccine by months, according to a proposal posted online, offering fast evidence that a shot works or doesn’t.
“We need fresh ideas to get out of the #COVID19 dilemma of sacrificing the economy, health care system, or both,” tweeted Marc Lipsitch, a Harvard University epidemiologist who cosigned the proposal with Nir Eyal, a bioethicist at Rutgers University, and Peter Smith, a statistician from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Some experts believe a vaccine is the best hope to end the epidemic. One candidate created by Moderna Therapeutics of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is already being given to healthy volunteers in Washington state in an initial safety test.
No one, though, has yet had virus squirted up their nose on purpose, something that is ethically dubious under most circumstances. The drawback is obvious, the authors admit: “Challenging volunteers with this live virus risks inducing severe disease and possibly even death.”
Yet the risk could be worth it for society, they think, since trying to infect vaccinated people on purpose might be the quickest way to learn whether a vaccine works.
I would do it in a second...I am confident about my overall health, have never been told by any MD that I have vulnerabilities of the immune system, kidneys, lungs etc. My last cold was in about 1982. The chance that a moderate viral load Corona exposure would prove fatal to me via either a severe Covid-19 or a haywire response by my immune system would be lower than the chance I get hit by a car riding my bike to work later today and the medical scrutiny and follow up that would accompany a vaccine trial would also decrease the chances of suffering and pre-deceasing Ian....bring it on. Our society asks people to go to WAR every day of the week and a medically scrutinized vaccine trial is an ethical issue? I SWEAR.
Tradition, COVID-19, adversity, and toilet paper, all these are inspiration for young Hong Kong artist Angel Hui. She's using her traditional Chinese blue ink brush skills to transform the humble toilet roll into a canvas for traditional artworks.
Andrew Collinson who lives near me has been coming along on the Thursday 'Clap for carers and key workers' nights and giving me support while I've been playing my drums on my drive and Andrew, being a very good artist has kindly done this painting of me and as it makes me look younger I think it's BRILLIANT Thanks Andrew
youtube have blocked this video of me playing along to 'Pretty Woman' by Roy Orbison but I'm hoping you can see it as I think it's classed as 'unlisted.'
Chris Wright, who founded Chrysalis Records in 1968 and discovered and recorded artists and groups like Jethro Tull, Debbie Harrie, Blondie, Ultravox and Spandau Ballet, warned that the industry now needs to consider a future where there is not a cure or vaccine for the disease. Speaking to former cabinet minister and ex-GMTV presenter Esther McVey on her latest Blue Collar Conversation podcast, the veteran music entrepreneur said that live music could be hit in the long term.
He said: “Coronavirus is going to change everything and the longer it is around without a viable cure or vaccine the more the changes will get impregnated into all strands of business and society.
“You have no live concerts right now, all the summer festivals are off, no big music events in the same way there are no big sporting events.
“People are assuming that soon we will be back to normal. Well we might not be back to normal and that is something people have not faced into."
He claimed that “the whole world is in denial” over the seriousness of the situation.
“To some extent we are going to have to adjust to the fact that this is something we should at least have an idea about how we might handle if it does take longer to get back to where we think we should be.
“The losers are working musicians and people involved with the live music events, not just the musicians, the sound men, tour management team, sound and light, the backing singers and musicians They are clearly having a hard time right now.”
jackinthegreen: Cream without Eric??? Santana without Carlos?? and not even with a stand-in player.....you're easily pleased, I reckon most people would not be happy to say the least...
Apr 30, 2022 23:45:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: If it was Scott that got Covid would they have played the gigs without a drummer?
May 1, 2022 0:01:38 GMT
ash: It's Tull not Cream and my answer stands. Now it there was no flute player...No flute no Tull . I've seen Ian play with just an ipod backing track it was great
May 3, 2022 16:04:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: "No flute, no Tull".......hmmmm tell that to MB when he's doing all the Tull stuff..
May 3, 2022 20:18:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: and I've seen Ian doing his one man thing with just the backing track too, but that's not billed as a Jethro Tull concert.....
May 3, 2022 20:19:44 GMT
jackinthegreen: I do agree he's brilliant at playing to his own backing tracks though
May 3, 2022 20:20:48 GMT
ash: My first answer stands in stone
May 4, 2022 10:00:23 GMT
goodwolfman38: Just around the corner from what i understand will be the 40th anniversary edition of Broadsword & The Beast due in July, as i noticed a few weeks ago with an interview with Ian this one will be large box set, hopefully no delays
May 12, 2022 13:45:20 GMT
rredmond: Well the radio.net plug in at the bottom of the site shocked me a bit!
May 12, 2022 14:39:42 GMT
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