2014 Homo Erraticus/Best of Tull Tour Oct 30, 2014 13:18:49 GMT -5
Post by Nonfatman on Oct 30, 2014 13:18:49 GMT -5
If you're actually going to post a review, why not post a few of the very positive ones from the vast majority consensus? This is a JT board of fans...I think. It's no wonder the posts are so few here now. It used to be the board of choice for most but sadly it's living and dying in the past.
I just wanted to respond by saying that since day one, the Jethro Tull Board has always been a place where anyone can call it as they see it, unlike other sites which mostly feature unadulterated praise of Ian Anderson. We are all mega Tull fans, obviously, and there is an enormous amount of praise here, but we have always tried to maintain complete independence and an irreverent sense of humor, which has included, at times, poking fun at our musical heroes, and a healthy dose of criticism. The last thing we ever wanted was for us to become a PR outlet for the band, or for anyone here to feel constrained in expressing their opinions.
Personally, I used to contribute tons of things for the Board and would continue to do so, if I had the time, energy and same level of interest. But work and family responsibilities do not permit me to devote the same amount of time. Also, the truth is that, for me, the official end of the Ian-Martin relationship (for whatever reason it ended, and I'm sure Martin bore part of the blame) has been very disheartening. I just do not care that much for the current guitarist's style of playing, and as Dan pointed out, I am no longer as enamored with Ian's lyrics as I once was, particularly with regard to H.E., which in my opinion (apart from three or four songs) contains some of the worst lyrics he has ever written.
These days, like Paul said, the Board has become more of a hobby for me than an unpaid job, and I am perfectly content with having a smaller group of friends and normal fans without any of the drama and craziness that used to take place here. Having said that, I can tell you that I am working on a number of things currently, which will be quite interesting and unique for our members here when I get the time to complete them, and I would welcome your greater participation on the board!