Janie and I watched Jethro Tull: Live at the Isle of Wight a few years ago at the suggestion of he who shall not be named on this website. I’d never before heard a Jethro Tull song, so my main motivation was to see what was described as “a scruffy homeless looking guy wearing a torn up bathrobe, a yellow leotard with a loin cloth playing the flute on one leg, sometimes kicking it out and grunting like a chimpanzee.” I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see it, especially since it was “on demand” with Comcast all those precious years ago when Janie and I had cable television. Needless to say, we were not disappointed.
As I was updating my masthead last night (can’t see the new design? hold the “control” button and refresh a few times until it shows up) I decided to put something from Netflix instant viewing on in the background. After I finished a documentary on the Great Wall of China, I clicked on Jethro Tull: Live at the isle of Wight because I knew I would be entertained. It’s not quite the same as the “on demand” version we saw, this one has lead singer Ian Anderson giving commentary throughout and includes some behind the scenes festival footage that wasn’t part of what we originally saw. It did have the bands entire performance of “My God” which is, by far, the most ridiculous and entertaining part of the show. It’s worth the ten minutes of your life not only because it’s a pretty good song, but because Ian Anderson goes god damn crazy with that flute at about the 3:30 mark.
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