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  1. ln just over a week on the air, Tull radio is smashing the charts. Tull radio is #9 (Top 2%) in classic, #7 in prog, and #57 (Top 7%) among all Live365® rock stations. Better yet, Tull radio is tops among both official and single rock band stations beating Santana, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and others. Tull radio has also been awarded a coveted "Editor's Pick" choice for its quality.

    Tull Radio

  2. During a recent episode of Tom Petty's Buried Treasure show on XM, he made a comment about playing all the best in Rock, Rhythm & Blues but promised no Jethro Tull tunes. What's Tom have against the Tull?

    Tom wouldn't be the first to make a comment of that nature. Maybe he was trying to be controversial? I've been a fan of his from the early days, enjoy his XM show and like the guy. He seems more of a early Rolling Stones, Eddie Cochran type fan. Prior to the Aqualung LP, Tull's blues influence and hard rock were more obvious. With Aqualung, Ian wanted his fans to start thinking and maybe that's where the likes of Tom Petty got lost. Ian started writing about his views on organized religion and the Catholic church. The Catholic church didn't really get it, but Ian has had various clegy contact him through the years praising him for his perception.

    "If Jesus saves well, He'd better save Himself

    from the gory glory seekers who use His name in death.

    Oh Jesus save me!"

    This all being said, comparing Tull during their heyday (1971 through around 1978) to Petty during his heyday, Tull caused riots, sold out multiple shows at arenas and stadiums. I'm not even sure what you would consider Petty's heyday, granted Petty has aged much better. And hey Petty was a Wilbury.

  3. Nope, no rush. Just trying to get the word out. I didn't mean to spam man, no need to get hostile. sad.gif

    You must be the sensitive musician type. I was in no way being hostile, in fact I'm one of the nicer folks who frequent this place. Just some advice, if you really want to get the word out, go play 300 shows a year. I passed on your video.

  4. I was almost 6 nine years ago, and I do not remember the day clearly at all. I just remember that my mom was sad and that I was confused about what was going on. I might have been happy to get home from school early, too.

    I also have some suspicion about the government influencing 9/11, but everyone would call me a fool if I began preaching it out each year, so I tend to keep quiet about stuff like this.

    Well you didn't do a very good job keeping quiet about your idiotic suspicions.

  5. 1965-1967-buick-gran-sport-15.jpg

    A black, convertible, 1967 Buick GS 400, quite similar to the photo I posted. My family bought it in 67, I drove it from 1973 through 1979. The GS 400 was essentially a very souped up Skylark, Buick's attempt to market a muscle car. It's easier to buy parts for that car NOW, then it was in 1979.

  6. I've enjoyed reconnecting with various folks, but there is a part of me that just likes to disappear. I've toyed with the idea of disabling my account. I've also had some interesting "behind the scenes" messaging with people who I don't even know.

  7. Another automobile related frightening experience.....

    This occurred on Thanksgiving Eve 2009, just last year. I have a short commute to/from work. Mostly highway(3 lane) and I drive in the slow lane, because for the three miles I'm on the highway, it doesn't make sense to drive in the faster lanes. It was RAINING pretty hard. On top of that it was the typical holiday commute with everybody driving fast, rushing to get to grandma's. WELL, this frightening experience lasted between 15 and 20 seconds. All of a sudden two cars collided in the middle lane, right next to me. Car #1 was doing a 360 directly to my left. Car #2 was catapulted in FRONT on me in the slow lane. DIRECTLY in front of me Car #2 went into a 360. Smoke, glass, burning rubber and RAIN. I instinctively slowed down and watched Car #2 finish off on the shoulder of the highway. As soon as the coast was clear I sped up and GOT OUT OF THERE. After I exited the highway, I pulled into a parking lot, called my wife and thanked God I did not get hit or killed.

  8. Too many to count, I was very reckless until recently. Unfortunately some of my most frightening moments are those where I have lost control, it's myself I fear. Considering this is a public forum and the inet lacks security this story ends here.

    Did you kill somebody? :unsure:

  9. Here is mine. The year was around 1980. I decided to see a band at a rock club in Northern NJ. I left my apartment around 10:00 pm and hopped on Route 80 West. I was driving in the right hand lane. Somewhere around Paterson, NJ (as in the Dylan song about Hurricane Carter) a beat up car pulled up next to me with four dirtbags in it. The one in the front passenger seat, rolled down his window, flashed a badge at me and yelled to pull over. NO WAY WAS I PULLING OVER. I sped up and they kept pace with me. They yelled a couple more times to pull over. At a certain point, they were ahead of me by about 10-20 feet, and still in the middle lane. All of a sudden an exit came up and I quickly exited, while they were still slightly ahead of me. The last thing I remember seeing was their brakes lights, like they wanted to back up and follow me off the exit. There must have been on-coming traffic and they just continued on their way. Whew!!!

    The whole episode lasted about 2 minutes. Although, once I made it to the rock club, I kept looking over my shoulder.

  10. Jethro Tull, including solo Ian Anderson and solo Martin Barre - 38 times approx.

    The Dictators - probably about 20 times

    Springsteen and the E Street Band, Springsteen solo and Springsteen and the Segar Sessions band - 10 times. First time in 1976, most recently in November 2009.

  11. Very sad. I was fortunate enough to see ELO in 1974 in the comfy confines of a college concert auditorium. At the time, I owned the Eldorado LP and was familiar with some earlier material. That show blew me away, courtesy of the animated Mike Edwards on cello, the other cellist and Mik Kaminski on violin.

  12. 1. Remember the topic title is "Cover songs you like more than the originals". It's NOT "List all the cover songs you know".

    2. I think in some(many) cases, Three Dog Night performed the original version of a song that was yet to be released by the writer OR the original version had extremely limited exposure. The band may have written 1 out of every 100 songs they recorded.

    3. I am not a fan of this topic.

  13. I guess this is the most appropriate topic to post this rather odd video of Blackmore's Night. Here they are performing a somewhat obscure Jethro Tull song named "Rainbow Blues". The video jumps around, mainly focusing on Blackmore and his band, but also includes some Tull footage. I like watching the female singer (Candice) laying in bed singing.

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