In 1977 i reckon martin and jimmy page were level pegging for me at no 1 followed by buzz aldrin, scott gorham and then IA. But now IA is no1 followed by george orwell, larry burrows, robert capa and buzz aldrin. its not that i dont rate martin, hes a top guitar player, its just that these days i'm more into the acoustic side of tull and the musical genius of IA along with his superb lyricism. They say never meet your heroes, once photographed buzz aldrin for my newspaper and it wasn't awe inspiring.... but this man had been living a goldfish bowl existence worldwide for 30 years so its hardly surprising...must add: julian bream is levelling out at joint 6th with buzz a. i loved his c4 series guitarra in 1984, can't think of a greater living exponent of the classical guitar.
I never thought about it like that but I know where your coming from. If I had to think about who my heroes are I couldn't come up with anyone. I'd have to bring it down a bit and say who do I admire or who would I most like to be? if that makes sense and then I would shield myself from disappointment by saying well no one's perfect. ;D I suppose for me ; Pioneers - medicine - people who devote their life to helping their fellow man and anyone who works in medicine and care. I was watching a programme recently about Frank Pantridge the inventor of the portable defribillator who like a lot of inventors experimented with the prototypes on themselves - that takes courage and dedication! Artists I really do admire anyone who devotes their life to art and imagination be it music,painting etc and has the satisfaction of doing nothing else to meet the bills!
Anyone who doesn't take life or themselves seriously
So if I had one hero he/she would have to have invented something that saves their fellow man and then gone on to writing/performing music and/or painting and also does a bit of stand up comedy at the weekend
Music heros: Ian, Neil Young, for staying the course, Lou Reed for proving that anyone can have a second act after all, Dylan-for waiting out all the poet of a generation hoo-haw and turning into the kinf of guy he admired when he was getting started and...how about Eminem for pounding out the ugly truth...over and over again...just like Dylan did when he was that age.
My other heros would include Dave Eggers- a local writer who turns all his money into teaching kids how and why to read, Michael Moore for pissing in the face of American hypocrisy and facades, Dennis Kucinich for being a politician who tells the truth and sticks to his ideals, Spongbob square pants for amusing my daughter for long enough that i can shave or read for a few minutes and a woman named Kulvadee Thongpibul...my current intern who works so hard that I can post at work to the Tull forum!!!
Yes, both would be in my top 5 musical heroes along with artist such as Peter Green, Paul Simon and David Gilmour.
Other heroes would probably include Martin Luther King, Bobby Moore (West Ham and England), Clint Eastwood (if only for his film Play Misty for Me), Roger Scott (UK radio presenter) and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
I dunno, really. I admire them both, but I'm not sure I'd list them as "heroes"...
I don't have many real icons. Stirling Moss, Ranulph Fiennes... John Force, perhaps... that's about it. However, if we take the focus down to music, then they are both in the top 5 favourites, along with Hendrix, Gilmour and Page...
Ian and Martin are dedicated and adventurous craftsmen who assist the evolution and value of the craft as much as create particular things (songs). But "hero" is a tough thing for me to create a list of, and Joseph Campbell's definition of hero is about the best. There's a lot of stuff going on in this world. There are millions upon millions of heros and quite frankly I'm not sure how to compare one against the other until I know the story.
Beethoven is a hero because of all the abuse and neglect he went through as a young kid, then he had to take care of his family when he was barely out of his teens (and they were poor), then his parents died when he was still young, he had to move to make any money, he started losing his hearing early and had troubles finding a woman companion. Later in life, they now know, it was his own doctor's medical treatments that played a large part in making him painfully sick for years and eventually killing him. Yet through it all he strove to attain the greatness of liberty as an experience, he gave pure appreciation for spiritual development in his music, he monitored and presented the world around him with music of magnificent honesty, scope, imagination and attention. He kept evolving as a person and as a musical composer to the day he died. Many say his best music is in his last quartets, and if you want to hear the fully capable Beethoven's greatest musical reach, listen to Quartet's Opus 130 and especially 131. Listen to it once and it will nourish your soul forever. Because it's pure honesty.
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
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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