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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:39 PM
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Poll question: I am going to see Jethro Tull in concert on Saturday
Edited on Thu Nov-11-04 10:39 PM by GreenPartyVoter
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Lefta Dissenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:41 PM
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1. Hey!
I saw Jethro Tull in... well, let's see now... well, I can't remember what the year would have been, but I was inspired to take flute lessons after that, and man, did that SUCK!!!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:42 PM
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2. Heheh. I tried to do the penny whistle thing. Enraged packs of dogs
circled my home.

Well, not really, but I was pretty awful. *lol*

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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:43 PM
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3. gawd is Ian Anderson still alive?
:)

suddenly I am a high school student in the 70s going to my first ever big concert. Actually, he was a very engaging performer and great flute player. Guess it could be worse, a reunion of America. ;)
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:43 PM
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4. I'm totally jealous! That Jethro can really play a mean flute.
Edited on Thu Nov-11-04 10:43 PM by Rabrrrrrr
:evilgrin:

Seriously, though, yes - I am jealous. i've loved Tull for many years, and have never seen them in concert.

"Bring me my broadsword..."
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:43 PM
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5. P.S. If any of you DU Mainahs are gonna be there, let me know what
our secret sign will be so we recognize each other? *lol*

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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:47 PM
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6. Whoo-Hoo!!! Grammy's first Heavy Metal category winners!
Take THAT, Motley Crue!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:50 PM
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9. I forgot about that!
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:48 PM
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7. He's my favorite singer!!!!
:-)
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:49 PM
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8. Ian's voice is unmistakeable!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:50 PM
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10. Is he still a good singer? Some folks, when they get older, the vocal
chords let go. :(

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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:55 PM
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15. Um ...
saw them a couple of years ago -- his kind of have. His voice is still pretty fair, but he seems to have a hard time holding notes.

We saw them early in the tour -- maybe it had been a while for him, and he was just getting 'back in shape,' but it was a little sad.

Hope nobody's upset who's going to see them -- it was a great show, I was just a little shocked at Anderson's voice.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:55 PM
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16. Yes, he's still a good singer, but has a lot more control over...
...his voice now. He blew his vocal chords out in the mid-80's, and has somewhat tailored his style. But its great, mellow, and soothing. The band is tighter and more professional than ever. Much more structured.
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:51 PM
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11. who is Ian - i thought his name was jethro
:silly:

I know better...
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:51 PM
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12. YOU LUCKY!
Yes, totally jealous. I have seen them 3 times but not since about 1978 or so. Have a wonderful time and tell us all about it.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:52 PM
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13. My wife and I saw Ian and the boys about three years ago, right...
Edited on Thu Nov-11-04 10:57 PM by Robeson
...after the release of the J-Tull.Com album. Saw them in St. Louis. Awesome concert.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 10:55 PM
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14. Hubby is really the Tull nut in the family. I like them too, but
I can't say, rattle off the titles of all their albums and describe the cover art for ya.

I love "The Whistler" and "Skating Away" the best, I think. Probably because I am a real fan of celtic music, so those songs really do it for me.

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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 11:01 PM
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17. I'm jealous...
Edited on Thu Nov-11-04 11:02 PM by virgdem
Saw him twice in the 70's (oh,oh, dating myself here). He put on a great show. I wonder if he still comes out in the aqualung gear during that song? I would be interested to know if his routine has been updated at all. Enjoy the show.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 11:09 PM
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18. Very much updated...
...If someone is going to go see him to go see some retro show of a guy singing his greatest hits from 30 years ago, they will be greatly disappointed. Like most of us since then - I'm dating myself too - he has evolved, as has his music. He still throws out some morsels from his past, but the concert will be heavy on his musice since then, too. I've always repsected the fact that he has continued to explore the bounds of his music, and is not like some sad Three Dog Night retro tour.
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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 11:41 PM
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21. Thanks for the info...
good to know that his shows are not recycled hits from the 70's. His music was always far superior to the bubble gum crap that inundated the airwaves. Not surprised that he has grown and evolved as a musician.
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prairierose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 11:22 PM
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19. Man I was so bummed that
I didn't get to see Ian summer b4 last when he was here but I would never have been able to stand a crowd that big. :hi:
Have a good time!
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 11:31 PM
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20. Is the newly female drummer back with the band?
Or still off recuperating?
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 11:52 PM
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23. Keyboard player. No, gone solo
http://www.j-tull.com/news/deepalmer.cfm
This is taking "artistic differences" to a whole new level...
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 12:04 AM
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26. Oh yeah... duh... too many people to remember in my addled
little brain.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 11:53 PM
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24. The drummer is Doane Perry...
...and he is male. You are probably thinking of David Palmer who was with the group in the 70's, and has since had a sex change operation and is now known as Dee Palmer. Dee is still arranging and performing music.
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 11:44 PM
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22. Monday, February 17, 1975. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Drove up from Eau Claire with Daryl in the '7O Impala. Roadies let us get a view from behind the stage from where we could see Ian Anderson as he moved on and off stage. We watched the whole concert from there.

I'll never forget watching him as he would dance and sing behind the stage, between songs and sets, alone, with only Daryl and me secretly watching him. It was a pretty cool experience for a couple of teenagers who had spent many a fragrant hour driving aimlessly through the countryside of Northwestern Wisconsin listening to Jethro Tull...
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 12:02 AM
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25. very jealous!
teacher. Darma for one. the witches promise. heavy horses. living in the past. bouree. jack in the green. thick as a brick. aqualung. I always loved the mediaeval touch to alot of his songs. And the intellectual tone, loved it, he was much more complex than most of the other bands at that time. (oh and Zeppelin. Woo!! the ultimate!!)

yep in the 70's I decided I'd play flute like Ian. Too bad I never precticed. ;)
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 12:13 AM
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27. Ah, from Witches Promise...Does this bring back...
...some memories:


"Leaves falling, red, yellow, brown, all look the same,
And the love you had found lay outside in the rain,
Washed clean by the water but nursing its pain.
The witches promise was coming,
And you're looking elsewhere for your own selfish gain."
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 12:28 AM
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28. actually, I never paid attention to lyrics.
Edited on Fri Nov-12-04 12:32 AM by FizzFuzz
It was the instrumentation I went nuts for! The musical line..or whatever you call it...just the way that song melody loops around and about, very celtic, yet rock, yet ancient. I loved the way he tied that all together.

I just may have to go through my CD's (replaced the worn out vinyls; too many listenings with a quarter taped to the needle arm ;) )
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 12:31 AM
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29. Go back to the lyrics FizzFuzz. Go back to the lyrics....
... :hi:
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 12:33 AM
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30. perhaps I shall
:D
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