AUJOURD’HUI, j’ai juste envie de m’enfermer à la maison, j’ai juste envie d’éteindre la radio, la télé, j’ai juste envie de me cacher sous ma couette et prétendre que tout ça, n’était qu’un cauchemar! Aujourd’hui, j’ai juste envie de pleurer… Mais aujourd’hui, j’ai aussi envie de dire à ces fanatiques religieux qu’il peuvent pourrir en enfer, que je ne pleurerai pas… demain! Je vais continuer ma vie, juste pour leur montrer que je n’ai pas peur! Demain, peut-être, j’irai dans une église, peut-être que j’allumerai une bougie à la mémoire de tous ces malheureux qui ont perdu la vie pour rien. Parce que MON Dieu à moi est amour, tolérance et pardon… Aujourd’hui, je ne rirai peut être pas… mais peut-être que je rirai à nouveau… DEMAIN !
TODAY, I’d rather stay at home and confine myself, I’d rather turn off the radio, turn off the TV, I’d rather hide under the covers and pretend it was just a nightmare! Today – I just want to cry… and today I also want to say to these religious maniacs that they can go to hell, that I will not cry… tomorrow! I will go on with my life just to show them that I am not afraid! Tomorrow, maybe, I will go to a church, maybe I will light a candle in loving memory of the ones who lost their lives for nothing. Because, MY God is love, tolerance and forgiveness…. Today, maybe – I will not laugh… but maybe I will again… TOMORROW!
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Jethro Tull are a unique band. I was introduced to them in the 70s, and I’m probably one of the only people that you’ll speak to nowadays that’s old enough to remember some of this stuff first-hand.
Everything from the production to the musicianship and the songwriting of all those guys – not just Ian Anderson, but Martin Barre [guitar] and Clive Bunker [drums] as well – I’ve always thought was amazing. Together, they wrote such brilliant rock pieces, which were almost classical in a sense. Then they had the woodwind and the flute and everything else. There’s no one else like them. It’s a signature sound. You add Ian Anderson’s vocals on top, and you just know it’s them. It can’t be anyone else.
My top two Tull albums are Benefit  and Aqualung .
I used to listen to Benefit before I even had my driver’s license. I can remember driving around in my friend’s car, and car stereos had just come in. Before everyone just had an AM radio, and now all of a sudden everyone had an 8-track with these big speakers in the back. I remember just floating around, smoking doobies in the back seat and just thinking, ‘What is this? This is off the charts dude!’
But I’ll come back to that. Let’s start with the first Tull song that I ever heard…