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!
Michael Crowe: Now Florian is pouting, John is spitting, Ian just ate the canary, David is a mannequin, and Ryan looks like one of those red ass baboons. Good job on Scott however. Nice try TM. I'd call it an improvement.
Apr 4, 2014 22:58:59 GMT -5
TM: Woops. Now their gone!
Apr 5, 2014 9:39:29 GMT -5
TM: New more subtle entry is now up. Not much can be done with Ryan though!
Apr 5, 2014 11:54:16 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: I see you gave up TM. So who won the ten points, and what was the answer?
Apr 8, 2014 0:07:56 GMT -5
TM: I had done some dandies there Big Mike but didn't want the band to get upset as I morphed their faces into an alternate look. Perhaps I'll do one member at a time....
Apr 8, 2014 9:42:00 GMT -5
TM: The "item of interest" (which no one mentioned) is the deliberate positioning of the band members giving emphasis to two of them, Ian included. This is certainly not happenstance...
Apr 8, 2014 9:46:43 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: Ah, that. Well, the kid has been with Ian a long time now, and there's that fatherly thing of having taken the boy in and spurring his career. Give yourself ten points and a cookie. The thing is behind Door #3.
Apr 8, 2014 11:07:48 GMT -5
TM: True. It's old news now, in fact so old I'm only going to take 5 points and a Saltine.
Apr 10, 2014 9:21:50 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: I see. Well, this is the Obama era after all. Good show.
Apr 12, 2014 0:47:47 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: Oh, who is the guy hidding behind David in the banner party photo? Two points and a Ritz for the answer.
Apr 12, 2014 0:53:11 GMT -5
Nonfatman: Awesome Homo Erraticus toga party, Paul....you know I'm putting that on FB!
Apr 12, 2014 13:30:41 GMT -5
TM: @ Mike - Ah good catch. That is actually Jeff who was attempting to photobomb my shot of the boys in the band!
Apr 12, 2014 16:44:15 GMT -5
TM: @ Jeff - I'm sure you'll come up with something good.
Apr 12, 2014 16:45:36 GMT -5
Biggles: Here's a hint.. he's holding the family jewels.
Apr 12, 2014 22:20:05 GMT -5
Michael Crowe: I was thinking the hidden face behind David might be Martin pulling the old "Paul Is Dead" McCartney trick.
Apr 13, 2014 1:08:05 GMT -5
Morthoron: I thought it was Captain Beefheart, like the time he held the fish head in front of his face for the cover of Trout Mask Replica.
Apr 13, 2014 13:10:00 GMT -5
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Apr 15, 2014 11:49:01 GMT -5