Ian Anderson Plays for American Heroes

Ian Anderson Plays for American Heroes

with the Virginia Military (VMI) Institute Jazz Band

On October 5, 2014 Ian Anderson and his band performed the Best of Jethro Tull Helping the Heroes at The National Theater in Richmond, Virginia.

Once again my favorite musical icon supports Helping The Heroes! I like it!

Ian Anderson and The Global Campaign Againt IED’s

Global Campaign Against Improvised Explosive Devices

My favorite musician Ian Anderson is backing this initiative. And I like it. They are using his music as the soundtrack for one of their YouTube videos. Way cool!

Check it out! I like it.

You may want to check out the website HERE

You got yours! I got mine! Deal with it!

Some times a little bit of home goes a long way!

And an audio poke in the ear doesn’t hurt either!

This American soldier gets a big thumbs up from me! If you gotta listen to their stuff 5 times a day, every day I believe it is only fitting to give them a shot once in a while. Doncha think? And the twist here is they [Muslims] don’t particularly like music of any kind, especially something like this! But what the hey!

 

US Soldier Interrupts Muslim “Prayer Time” With National Anthem on Electric Guitar [WATCH]

Quoted from the Conservative Tribune
… In the midst of all of this comes a brief moment that is sure to bring a proud smile to most patriotic Americans. A video has been circulating recently on Facebook of a US soldier in Afghanistan doing his own rendition of the National Anthem on an electric guitar during a flag raising. This allegedly took place at the same time as the Muslim call to prayer.

Take a brief moment to listen and enjoy this electric version of the Star Spangled Banner. This is excellent, and a great expression of American pride and patriotism.  As tough as deployment can be on our troops, it is good to see them enjoying some of the creature comforts from home, even if only for a few moments.

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter if you thought this soldier did an excellent rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner”. 

All I can say here is that “I LIKE IT!“.

And now for something completely different

As the traditional Monty Python phrase goes

In this case I feel it to be completely appropriate

While I was wandering the web I came across a couple of YouTube vids that captured my attention and I was totally blown away by these two guys, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser. They perform under the name 2Cellos which is fitting for two guys playing two cellos. How convenient! Let me get top the good stuff here. The staging for the vid is frickin hilarious. I loved the hell out of it. See what you think.

What caught my attention was how similar the scenario was to an event I witnessed, twice actually, a few years back at a pair of Jethro Tull concerts where Ian Anderson brought out a young lady, Lucia Micarelli, while unknown to most she is an accomplished classic violinist. What happened next was a classical duet with Ian that quickly evolved into a ripping rendition of a Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. The next concert she ripped out Led Zeppelins’ Kashmir. It blew everyone away, to say the least. Check out her vid to see what I mean. Enjoy!

While I have been known to occasionally listen to classical music these events have given a whole new twist to modern music on classical instruments. And there is no way to express the energy needed to pull that off! Take a close look at Lucia with no shoes on while she rips out Kashmir. Now I know why.

Hope this expands your horizons with “SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!”

New Jethro Tull Website

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
Ian Anderson
Jethro Tull My all time favorite group now has a new website along with a web radio widget. Now I can Tull along whilest I work and surf! I enjoy the hell out of this! Don’t have to hit my music library while surfing. Check it out if you a Tull fan. Check it out any way even if you aren’t. The music of Andrew Gidding , the Tull keyboardist, may be a bit more to your liking.