Back in 1995 I was working at a shipping company with a guy named Cleve. He had never heard of Jethro Tull until I played "Thick as a Brick" at work. He was amazed that his name was on the cover and wanted to see them in New York City on November 14th. Cleve and me on the Empire State Building, N.Y.C. The Beacon Theater Before the show we made all necessary preparations for the walk down Broadway on a cold rainy night. St. Cleve with his "Thick As A Brick" shirt. We arrived in perfect time for the main event. The seats were on the 3rd row, what a view! Cleve was like a kid at his first concert. "Hey, is that Ian Anderson?"....." Damn Straight!" I replied. "Words get written, Words get twisted..." "Old meanings move in the drift of time." Every song got better and better as Cleve eventually heard his favorite "Thick as a Brick". "In the long red, red valley people dying here too long." My favorite was "Valley" and "Dangerous Veils". Of course there is no song more intense than "My God". Martin Lancelot Barre Cleve was learning what real Heavy Metal was all about.
Sorry Metallica, Martin Barre wrote the book. Bye, bye, see you again soon. Cleve never wanted it to end. It was a long ride home the next day. I'm sure Cleve still has the "Thick as a Brick" shirt I gave him. I bought the shirt I wanted that night. It still looks good!
Back in 1995 I was working at a shipping company with a guy named Cleve. He had never heard of Jethro Tull until I played "Thick as a Brick" at work. He was amazed that his name was on the cover and wanted to see them in New York City on November 14th.
The "Thick as a Brick" shirt was available for a short time during the early to mid-nineties at a local Spencer Gifts store in Greensboro, N.C. I should have bought more but I never thought I would meet someone like Cleve. He was the funniest guy I ever met and we had many fun adventures. He is the only guy I would ever have given this shirt to for obvious reasons. I lost track of him several years ago so if he ever reads this, he will have a huge smile on his face. To St. Cleve : Airy, Snary, Wary.
TM: Oh man, what an incredible show! I have picks and videos to post.
Dec 21, 2015 15:57:10 GMT -5
StanDup: Right on, can't wait.
Dec 22, 2015 19:42:04 GMT -5
marco58: Just saw Martin and his hot band in Plymouth, MA last Friday night. My second live Tull experience, after Ian in November at Foxwoods in CT. Completely blown away, the man is legendary, can't wait for his 2016 dates!
Dec 22, 2015 20:21:12 GMT -5
TM: Know what you mean Marco - welcome to the board. Everyone in NY was blown away by him as well. It was best show I've seen in many years.
Dec 22, 2015 21:51:02 GMT -5
Biggles: I just read the Bill Kopp Asheville, NC review a few days ago and could tell you guys were in for something special. I love that marco58 referred to it as "My second live Tull experience" welcome to the board marco58!
Dec 22, 2015 23:49:09 GMT -5
StanDup: Martin dates added since the Arizona date was announced. For you lucky fans back east.
Jan 30, 2016 18:42:12 GMT -5
Biggles: Martin please book some dates in California!!!
Jan 30, 2016 21:06:24 GMT -5
bristoltull: Hi....may be of interest to UK-based fans. On the BBC quiz show "Mastermind", I'm on this Friday, in one of the semi-finals, and my specialised subject is.....Jethro Tull. BBC2, 19th February 2016, 8pm. I gave it my best shot. See how many you can answer!
Feb 14, 2016 16:07:46 GMT -5
TM: Very cool. Good luck!
Feb 16, 2016 15:54:45 GMT -5
stormwatchuk: Damn missed it as ive only just joined the forum
Mar 27, 2016 5:52:51 GMT -5
stormwatchuk: anywhere to see it again ? or maybe a list of the questions we can have a go at ?
Mar 27, 2016 5:53:15 GMT -5
teddy: Seems like everyone trying to figure out " Eat Hermione for lunch" just don't get it. A Popular vegetarian line of food is advertised by a woman named Hermione. You can see the advertisement on line. Thus it is not oral sex with a office girl. Munch.
Dec 16, 2016 20:39:34 GMT -5
lclark354: Hello everyone. I recently finished a room addition, and can finally set up surround sound. I've purchased all the Tull sets, except, of course,TAAB. Is there a site where one can purchase & download the 5.1 files? Or, any word on a re-issue?
Jan 17, 2017 1:15:01 GMT -5
Mystery To Me: Going to Red Rocks show with 2 friends. Anyone from the board going to this concert? Would like to meet anyone or everyone. Later
May 18, 2017 16:55:45 GMT -5
Nonfatman: My days of traveling long distances to see "Tull" are over. I just don't have the time anymore. Hope you enjoy it!
May 23, 2017 14:16:12 GMT -5
madjack1959: Hello to everyone from Lexington, Kentucky. Part of what led me here, was mention of Gentle Giant. I've listened to Tull for ages, and then was introduced to GG via Octopus I saw in the record store, and that was my start. I've never seen either "live" :
Jul 19, 2017 19:19:55 GMT -5
maugioia: is there anyone there
Feb 28, 2020 17:49:37 GMT -5
yellowcab643: I made my way to Hollywood and thought it was very refreshing. The Kaiser Permanente Optometrist there cured my High Blood Pressure. Do I like an unsung westerner - I drove an England truck and had a Texas CDL Styx & Van Halen might have music about me
Mar 3, 2020 21:07:03 GMT -5
willydontmind: I bought a 1967 Eko Ranger 12 and it had an autograph on the back. After looking around at who used this kind of guitar and comparing signatures to everyone that I could think of, I came up with John Evans. What do you guys think? Is this his signature
May 5, 2021 19:37:33 GMT -5