No secrets from you, sir...But I think our feedback migrated over to 'tour dates' and (blush, blush) a bit more on 'my kid at ian'. The set list was unsurprising, the same as most of the US tour...two new songs, not three,,,and I think Florian's solo migrated up a space or three by mistake, in Modesto.....The meet up was smooth and easy; Rebecca, Bluehare, her Mom and me found ourselves 2nd row center, thanks to Bluehare's vigilance on ticket sale day...Salamander and her hubby a few seats over...I was the poopie in the punchbowl who left right after...I needed to be up at 7 the next day and it was a 90 minute drive home...next tour will find us better planned for dinner before or drinks after, I'm sure. The next day, in SF, Rebecca got to the venue early...but not tortorously so...and we ended up front row center...I did everything humanely possible to coax a nap out of my kid...and failed...so she lasted till the end of the first set. This current band is too hot and too professional, I think, for much variation...they didn't seem worn out...despite the many nites in a row and nearness to end of tour. The SF audience was bit more animated but Modesto was not sedate, by a longshot. I felt I really missed my chance when Ian, only in SF, made a snotty comment advising us not to pretend we recognized 'just trying to be'... 'Esperit D'escalier'..I thought, a few seconds too late, to yell out to him not to pretend there aren't MANY fans who do indeed recognize that song...and much more obscure songs...and that he should continue to pull out surprises like that in the future. I thought it was a brilliant tour.
What he said! The whole experience was fabulous, but as for gossip, we count on you for that, Maddog! Would write more but it seems my computer is getting ready to go caput and I'm trying to back up all my files (and there are many!)
maddogfagin: Would that be general info or searches into users details, passwords etc ?
Jun 3, 2020 7:06:57 GMT
rredmond: I think they just troll around the boards gathering public information. If you shut them down, then things like google searches will find the forums less. The more info you have out there the easier it is to be found... whether for good or for bad.
Jun 5, 2020 0:19:08 GMT
rredmond: So the Google will find any searches for Jethro Tull forums or proboards. But if someone searched to figure out what Barriemore Barlow's favorite Tull song is, it wouldn't have that information. So they wouldn't know it was Mouse Police.
Jun 5, 2020 0:22:38 GMT
rredmond: I help run a couple D&D forums, and when one of them stopped allowing the bots, his forum went from like page 1 of the searches, to way down in the pack.
Jun 5, 2020 0:23:17 GMT
maddogfagin: I wonder how many of the so called bots are actually the tull trolls instead
Jun 7, 2020 7:04:47 GMT
futureshock: Here's wishing everyone persistent health! Times are getting more optimistic! Activism is UP, and fear of getting involved in important issues, is dropping faster than the Vegas odds on Trump being elected again. Cheers!
Jun 7, 2020 23:10:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Thanks futureshock - hope you're ok likewise
Jun 8, 2020 15:01:16 GMT
stormsongs: Hi. Newbie, first time here as I have a question I can't get an answer to......I have a vivid memory of buying Lifes a Long Song in 71 and it had a gatefold sleeve....but I can't find any evidence of that or a copy with that sleeve...
Jun 12, 2020 14:25:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Welcome to the JT Forum stormsongs. Not seen a UK Life is a long song gatefold sleeve but there's no doubting they may have been some overseas releases issued this way.
Jun 13, 2020 6:14:41 GMT
futureshock: So, IF you are musical yourself, what are you doing with the CoronaCoda lockdown experience and maybe extra personal time available to find or create more music, or explore instrument playing? How has dealing with musicians changed? Gigs? Spinoff ideas?
Jun 14, 2020 23:01:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Listening to a lot of concert recordings via CD and finding some great music on youtube which I've never heard before. My days of playing guitar are behind me these days due to my damn fingers not wanting to work properly.
Jun 15, 2020 6:37:05 GMT
steelmonkey: Would you like to hear a perfectly constructed, note,rhythm,lyrical and atmosphere piece of Tull perfection? Yes? Try 'Saboteur' on 'Under Wraps'. Flawless.
Jun 22, 2020 21:05:43 GMT
maddogfagin: Under Wraps is an often maligned album by a minority but to the majority it stands amongst the finest of their eighties output. A great album.
Jun 28, 2020 6:43:28 GMT
steelmonkey: Under Wraps is sui generis. Strong everything. Something(s) about it amaze and astound with each listen.
Jun 28, 2020 19:30:42 GMT
steelmonkey: Double work shifts in surging hospital to allow 2 week vacation soon...miss my friends in the Tull treehouse but back soon. Breaks at work have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Jul 8, 2020 3:29:26 GMT
piscesguy: It looks like someone else has taken my moniker piscesguy and added the name jack prentiss to it. That's okay but I cannot locate an earlier post I had left now. Does anyone know how to resolve this? thank you
Jul 9, 2020 19:09:58 GMT
maddogfagin: Please see my PM to you.
Jul 10, 2020 6:41:59 GMT
steelmonkey: I prefer Scorpios, Leos, Taurases( Tauri?), Cancers and Capricorns but Pisces on the bubble of all right.
Jul 10, 2020 20:52:34 GMT
maddogfagin: So what's wrong with us Aquarians then. I'm gonna write to your President and complain
Jul 13, 2020 13:26:20 GMT