According to the 'Family and Personal Life' section of Wikipedia's biography of Ian, he is a fan of the Seattle Mariners Major League baseball team, and quite an avid one at that!
Family and personal life "From 1970 to 1974, Anderson was married to Jennie Franks, a photographer who is credited with writing most of the lyrics to the song Aqualung. Anderson married Shona Learoyd in 1976, described by Rolling Stone magazine as a "beautiful convent-educated daughter of a wealthy wool manufacturer". She had studied ballet for 10 years, though Anderson met her when she was working as a press officer at Jethro Tull's then record-label Chrysalis Records. She later became involved with the band's on-stage special effects.
The couple have lived in a 16th-century redbrick farmhouse on the 500-acre Pophleys estate in Buckinghamshire, England, and on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. They currently live in Wiltshire, England. They have two children: James Duncan Anderson, also a musician; and Gael, who works in the film industry and is married to the actor Andrew Lincoln.
Anderson is a survivor of deep vein thrombosis, and has done several public service announcements to raise awareness of the disease.
Among his interests Anderson lists protecting wild cats, especially those that have been rescued from harsh captivity; cameras, chiefly Leicas; Indian cuisine – he has written a beginner's guide, thus far published only on the Internet.
Anderson describes himself as being "somewhere between Deist and Pantheist" religiously, according to his foreword to the pamphlet for his 2006 St. Brides charity concerts for the homeless.
Anderson has never taken the driving test, though he lists off-road motorcycling among his interests.
Anderson is an avid Seattle Mariners fan." --------------------------------------------------------------
Now, I'm guessing that this is probably joke by an unscrupulous contributor -- I don't see Ian being an 'avid fan' of any sports team -- but you never know!
I live in Seattle (once called "See Tull" by Ian at an early 70s concert here) and even I am not a Mariner's fan. Have attended several of their games but, to use the American idiomatic, they suck. They haven't even made the playoffs for many years. If Ian is a fan, more power to him!
Biggles: Holding my dreams, inside this paper bag, saw a new banner, but I could have been wrong. Very nice TM... TOTRNR has been getting a lot of play in my car this summer.
Jul 24, 2014 22:10:38 GMT -5
TM: Thanks Bigs. This site's like a warm fart at Christmas, and a breath of champagne on sparkling night.
Jul 25, 2014 21:13:21 GMT -5
standup2002: warm fart at Christmas.....sounds like one of Ian's lyrics
Jul 26, 2014 23:09:03 GMT -5
Biggles: Just thinking. I've heard many o' songs written about champagne, but never an ode to a fart. So many titles to chose from too, like The Dutch Oven or Barking Spiders. There must be a website somwhere.
Jul 26, 2014 23:14:18 GMT -5
standup2002: please allow me to pull the covers o'er your 'ead my dear....(sung to the tune of sympathy for the devil)
Jul 26, 2014 23:20:10 GMT -5
standup2002: Bingo! found the website.
Jul 26, 2014 23:30:33 GMT -5
TM: www.thejethrotullboard.proboards.com of course.
Jul 31, 2014 14:49:47 GMT -5
Biggles: LOL ...ofcourse, ding! ding! ding! we have a winner!
Jul 31, 2014 19:08:39 GMT -5
TM: Sad news Tull fans. Glenn Cornick is very ill.
Aug 3, 2014 19:08:16 GMT -5
standup2002: Sad news indeed. I was just thinking about all the great bass guitarists that have played in Tull. I never saw him when he played in Tull but did see him with his band Wild Turkey when they opened for Tull in Detroit. I raise my Heineken to Glenn Cornick.
Aug 5, 2014 20:20:05 GMT -5
TM: "You have a box that says Ian Anderson, and another box that says Jethro Tull, but inside both boxes it's the same old cornflakes" - Ian Anderson.
Aug 6, 2014 21:19:26 GMT -5
Biggles: I used to eat Frosted Flackes, but then I was told "I need to cut back on my sugar intake". I started eating Cornflakes with sugar substitute. That sucked, so I tried to go back to Frosted Flakes, but they sold out!
Aug 7, 2014 21:24:12 GMT -5
TM: Frosty flakes on empty platforms Fireside slippers waiting. Flip. Flop.
Aug 8, 2014 20:25:31 GMT -5
Biggles: Cozy up with a mug of hot cocoa and keep your toes warm in these Fireside Slippers. A Gift Certificate is a perfect fit no matter what the occasion for these... Day Trippers.
Aug 9, 2014 0:15:02 GMT -5
TM: We had to cozy up in the old gymnasium. Dusting off the mandolins and checking on the gear.....the good old days.
Aug 11, 2014 21:23:41 GMT -5
My God: I'm glad to be able to log back in to The Board.
Aug 13, 2014 12:48:31 GMT -5