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!
Nonfatman: Paul, I've heard that the first track on that album is going to be called 'How Come You Know Better than Me that This is Not Tull.'
Aug 3, 2015 0:34:45 GMT -5
TM: Somehow that doesn't surprise me.
Aug 3, 2015 9:58:09 GMT -5
TM: Martin's new album to be released on September 18th. It includes a few Tull remakes - most notably it closes with Slow Marching Band.
Aug 4, 2015 14:32:10 GMT -5
piscesguy: if anyone is interested in an astrological reading of ian anderson, 8/10/47, the only book worth reading is Heaven Knows What by Grant Lewi, written 1950. Look up Leo sun/Taurus moon and you will understand. Or I'm just a one line joker in a public forum
Aug 10, 2015 20:57:16 GMT -5
TM: Hey Tull fans, we have some exciting news about Martin and his new album coming up - and it's a JTB exclusive!
Aug 13, 2015 17:09:30 GMT -5
piscesguy: Does anyone know how to find an old video I saw here in black and white of Ian, Glenn Cornick and others s play at an auditorium in what seemed to be Germany?. There's a brief spot nearthe beginning where they are riding to that concert in high spirits.
Aug 16, 2015 11:27:32 GMT -5
TM: Come on Tull fans, this Q&A is not going to stay open long! Get your questions in while you can!
Aug 23, 2015 20:40:49 GMT -5
StanDup: I think I 've found that old vid for you piscesguy. Youtube this:JETHRO TULL - "Swing In" Full Documentary Nov 27th 1969 HD. About 5 minutes in shows them all being picked up to go to a show in Southhampton although the live footage is from RoyalAlbertHall
Sept 2, 2015 23:04:35 GMT -5
StanDup: Well the beginning live stuff is Royal Albert but the performances at the end are from the Rockpalast archives. Definitely a German production.
Sept 2, 2015 23:32:30 GMT -5
Dan: I never imagined until after hearing the new tunes that I would be longing for Hare in the Wine Cup.
Sept 18, 2015 8:10:34 GMT -5
TM: That was one bad song.
Sept 22, 2015 14:11:56 GMT -5
piscesguy: Thank you so much StanDup
Sept 23, 2015 16:22:46 GMT -5
TM: Martin's new album coming soon! Review to follow.
Sept 24, 2015 14:47:28 GMT -5
StanDup: You're welcome. I like that old footage of them a mere few years before I saw them live.
Sept 25, 2015 2:04:54 GMT -5
TM: Quite a few new songs by Ian are posted in the "Telling the tale of Jethro" thread.
Oct 2, 2015 11:39:56 GMT -5
TM: Review of Martin's new album coming soon!
Oct 2, 2015 11:52:38 GMT -5