What chu talkin about Willis?
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Not even close but thanks for playing...my money was on MC but he's probably just holding back.
I didn't know the band was called Jethro Tull. All my first pressings say Ian Anderson. Does that make them worth more?
Certainly not drunk or stoned. I wish. Those are the days We Used To Know while staying at the Hotel California. Have those no-talent clowns sent Ian his royalties yet?
An April Fools joke would be too obvious as they always are. Right up there with New Years' Resolutions on the terminal boredom scale.
The deadline and decision are real. Took a slight liberty with the legendary Mr. Fried's first name. Then again, Bud or Max, Max or Bud, it's certainly close enough for Biden government work.
"Must hear the Charlie Mortons before you make a decision."
We have a winner!
This was fun, thanks for all the responses.
I saw Jethro Tull live 8 times...no bigger Ian Anderson fan than me. My first was the surprise Thick As A Brick show in early 1972. You can read about that experience in the Best Concert thread.
I’m competing against 200 other players in the 2021 NFBC National Roto Challenge. First prize is 40,000. No, I won’t win but as always, it will be loads of fun. Deadline for submitting my team is opening day, April 1st at 1:05 EST. If that's an April Fools Joke, you might want to inform Major League Baseball. The blurb on Atlanta’s young pitcher Ian Anderson was written not by me but by a legendary roto analyst. I thought it was hilarious and did not take offense. I AM offended that a famous band’s signature song, Hotel California, was stolen literally note for note from Ian Anderson (We Used To Know.) I also know that he is in poor health these days and wish him nothing but the best.
Not to brag (I am), but I saw Jethro Tull 36 times between 1967 and 1983. I last saw Ian doing his 50th Anniversary tour in 2019 at a Casino n Connecticut. I first saw Jethro Tull at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1967 I think. They had just come out with the “This Was” album. After what Ian did to Martin Barre, his lead guitarist for 40 years, I will never go to any more of his concerts nor buy anything new that he may come out with.
Like stereo5, I have been a serious Tull fan for decades and have even seen them live (nowhere near 36 times). However, I was unaware of Martin Barre’s interview where he discusses the breakup of Jethro Tull. It was clearly a shock to him, and although I empathize with him, I’m confident that he will be alright with his estimated $50 million net worth. I have an outsized library of Jethro Tull tunes and I’ll continue to enjoy them, but I am disappointed that Ian Anderson may not be the unselfish hero I had envisioned since the 1970’s.