Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ramblings:-->Jethro Tull - A Few Favorite Blogs -&- Three Sheets

"All should be warned about this
high born Hunting Girl.
She took this simple man's downfall in hand;
I raised the flag that she unfurled."
Jethro Tull


Here are a few music lover sites I enjoy and frequent regularly...and encourage you to check'em out.

The Daily Vault is a great site for CD reviews. Most are extremely well written with specific songs they like/dislike and other great observations that make for good reading. The site is extremely easy to navigate and well-worth investigating.

Setting The Woods On Fire is a nice blog with a slant toward country 'though certainly not restricted to that theme. It's always a pleasant surprise to see what music is flying his kite from post to post. Good stuff!

There Stands The Glass is a wonderfully eclectic blog that hovers around jazz and blues...but offers up terrific finds from all genres. Old and new. I've received quite a musical education Nice!

AND ANOTHER THING:
A great little show to check out on cable (MOJO HD) is..."Three Sheets". It's a 1/2 hour show about beer and liquor and the variety of drinks from around the world and is surprisingly a blast to watch. Not only a great way to improve your geography...but the show has wonderful shots of out-of-the-way bars and the people that frequent them.

A minute example of "Three Sheets".
The many varied alcoholic drinks is an education as well and the host (Zane Lamprey)...is extremely pleasant...(with an iron stomach I might add). "Three Sheets" is a fascinating trip...regardless of your personal alcoholic consumption. I DVR it. Good stuff.

AND ANOTHER THING:
If looking for that rare album that entertains from start to finish...Jethro Tull's..."Songs From The Woods" (1977)...easily fits that bill.

Rocking one minute...tripping off into Medieval Land the next, Jethro Tull makes it all make sense. "SFTW" is timeless and smart without sounding artsy-fartsy like some other bands that might be crossing your mind right now.
Every track smacks of genius...and though "SFTW" will not be everyone's cup-o-tea... those who love the spirit of rock creativity will find this classic gem fills a much needed niche.

So...if you're planning on traveling down the Prog-Rock highway...don't forget to pay the..."Tull". Good stuff.

Casey

Jethro Tull:-->"Hunting Girl" (Songs From The Woods) (1977) (Must Own)

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