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!
My God: Great to be back..Tull Forever!!!!
Aug 23, 2014 12:51:45 GMT -5
My God: Anyone ever hear from Charlie, anymore?
Aug 23, 2014 12:53:38 GMT -5
TM: Charlie and I were talking NFL football at length today as a matter of fact.
Aug 23, 2014 21:13:15 GMT -5
TM: RIP to all the innocent lives lost on 9-11. Never forget.
Sept 11, 2014 9:14:02 GMT -5
TM: The USA leg of Ian Alexander's 'best-of ' tour begins tomorrow and TJTB reminds you that sleeping is a no-no!
Sept 11, 2014 9:19:38 GMT -5
Biggles: No sleeping aloud! Tull fans make better critics than so called music critics. I'll attend the Sept. 17th show in Oaktown (as we call it), CA, Fox Theater (a new venue for both Ian and myself).
Sept 11, 2014 21:11:16 GMT -5
TM: There were way too many nappers at the Boston show last year.
Sept 12, 2014 9:39:43 GMT -5
Nonfatman: Hey, come on, Paul, give me a break. After schlepping a certain someone all over New York City for two days prior, so as to maximize his NYC/Tull experience for the short time he was here, I was bound to be a little tired!
Sept 12, 2014 12:01:22 GMT -5
TM: That was hysterical when I went to point out all the sleeping people to you only to find you snoring as well! LOL.
Sept 12, 2014 13:34:16 GMT -5
TM: But you're right you had a good reason. Plus didn't you say you forgot to take your Geritol?
Sept 12, 2014 13:35:21 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: Schlepping, boring? Nay, old age. Naps are required these days amongst most of the patrons here I would think. I don't apologize for a few winks here and there no matter when or where. I now have the ability to nap atop a fence post if need be.
Sept 13, 2014 12:51:35 GMT -5
TM: Apologies Mike, I've been meaning to reply to this but I kept dozing off.
Sept 15, 2014 19:09:34 GMT -5
Nonfatman: Fortunately, we'll have some eye-opening stuff on the Board soon enough!
Sept 15, 2014 19:34:44 GMT -5
TM: That's right. Just when you thought all that was left was a flute and a thing...
Sept 16, 2014 13:34:49 GMT -5
standup2002: At Martin's next show he should plug a thing into a marshall stack, do an obnoxious solo on it, and then light it on fire and smash it on stage.
Sept 16, 2014 19:01:31 GMT -5
TM: Whenever I see that damn thing I'm thinking No.
Sept 16, 2014 20:10:16 GMT -5