Couple of great rhymes ( midwest-undressed) and good thought to write a song for the people who make it happen, night after night, acknowledging they are a part of the band...about the same time Ian wrote this song, they did a tour program focussed on the support staff. But this song is no classic....a good outake but not much more!
I voted amazing even though I would personally rate it good to amazing, better than just nice in other words. One of the 2 songs on the 2nd Nightcap disc that I listen to regularly. The other- A Small Cigar. Don't ask me to analyse why I like such 2 different songs among such an eclectic mix such as is found on that CD, I just do. It's like Flying Colors from Broadsword and Sparrow on the Schoolyard Wall from Catfish that I just like a whole lot and seem to be in contrast to opnions from most other people, even other die-hard Tull fans.
I too tend to like songs that others don't but then that's part of the "fun" of discussing and listening to Tull. Everybody has a different opinion.
Whaler's Dues is one song I like, along with Strange Avenues from Rock Island that I reckon are superb but others don't like them. Show what a diverse selection of music Tull fans have at their dispersal to listen to and to make choices as to their favourites.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
I used to think of 'Sparrow' as a kinda trite song not worth more than half attention....but it's really grown on me since....i criticize Catfish a lot but I like a lot of the teeny little vocal grunts and groans an uh-huhs and hms and 'alrights' that ian scatters in....sounds authentic bluesy to me.....just like I appreciated the non-sequiter whistles he was dropping into songs from 'A' thru 'Wraps'. I picked 'Whaler's Dues' and 'Strange Avenues' as best on the album very soon after it hit my turntable.
It's one amongst the dozens of very good Tull songs that missed being released long ago. Between the 20th, Nightcap and some recent first releases of ancient recordings, it would seem Tull only released half of their original studio work. That seems quite weird considering that during the 1970's and perhaps 1980's, you could buy a lot more with a dollar. Why hold back?
ash: Anyone heard from JTull 007?
Nov 1, 2020 13:53:14 GMT
nonrabbit: Ash, maybe Jim's just having a couple of days away
Nov 1, 2020 21:01:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: nonrabbit, how come "Chester" all of a sudden became "deleted" ?
Nov 1, 2020 22:12:55 GMT
fluteinthegallery: I can trade CDR via snail mail or FLAC lossless through WeTransfer. NO MP3's. Please take a look at my site and let me know via the email link if you would like to trade. I have plenty of good trade references if you need them.
Nov 2, 2020 6:23:23 GMT
rredmond: I think you can delete your own membership here. Too afraid I might do that accidentally to check. Sometimes new folks get deleted because they are spammers in Tull disguise. Chester has been here a coupla years, so don't think that was the case now.
Nov 2, 2020 16:34:44 GMT
nonrabbit: Jackinthegreen As Graham and RRedmond have said, you're able to delete your own account and for any reason.
Nov 3, 2020 10:24:56 GMT
jackinthegreen: Yes n/r I knew that, I was just wondering why? I guess no-one knows?
Nov 4, 2020 1:01:05 GMT
JTull 007: 8 days ago I lost power and internet. After 12 hours power returned but no internet till today. A HUGE THANK YOU to the JETHRO TULL FORUM I HAVE RETURNED !!!
Nov 7, 2020 2:00:14 GMT
bunkerfan: It's good to have you back Jim, the place just ain't the same without you
Nov 7, 2020 7:49:03 GMT
JTull 007: I'll be catching up on many things now. Hopefully we will survive future interruptions due to weather. I never felt so helpless after being online since 2007. With TULL there is HOPE
Nov 7, 2020 11:39:44 GMT
udse55: Hi guys, can anyone tell me which guitar (brand+type) Ian Anderson is playing at the title "Jack a Lynn", concert in Turkey 'Live in Istanbul 1991' on youtube [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiEQqQ_zQ6A&list=RDHiEQqQ_zQ6A&start_radio=1]? Many thanks Udse
Nov 10, 2020 14:11:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Possibly a Guild acoustic cutaway but I'm not sure
Nov 10, 2020 15:38:16 GMT
botanicman: Indeed, it is a Guild Songbird guitar. Good catch maddog!
Nov 10, 2020 21:06:23 GMT
udse55: Hey maddog, hey botanicman, thank you very much for your help. This is a Guild Songbird S4CE Gloss Natural Acoustic Electric Guitar Black. Now I just have to find someone to give it to me. Thanks again
Nov 11, 2020 12:24:05 GMT
futureshock: After we hear COVID19 vaccine is looking good in Phase 3 trials + long before we know when it's to be available, I'd just like to say that coffee is a wonderful thing in the morning. With a dash of baking soda, coconut, maybe ginger,clove, what else?
Nov 12, 2020 19:40:59 GMT