Friday, December 21, 2007


Listen to BOUREE by Jethro Tull.

A few weeks ago I fielded a request from a longtime reader to post some Jethro Tull, namely Bourée (one of Tull's earliest hits and a signature tune of the group). Because it's so (relatively) well known, I demurred, saying there's no real point in having this blog if we're just posting something you can get on the radio, etc.

That was that. It was? Well, a couple of weeks later, I was gathering together some Christmas music to post, and I came across mention of a Jethro Tull Christmas album! It's only a few years old, includes seasonal material, including newly recorded versions of their old stuff. For whatever reason, Bourée is considered Christmas music (Ian Anderson originally adapted it from a minor Bach piece for lute), so here it is. Happy Christmas!

Photo: Charcoal Oven Hamburgers.



soonergooner said...

Sounds like Christmas to ME! Nice!

Are you gonna "make it through December" with your stockpile of U'll neva walk all alone? ;-)

In light of the recent concert, you might be interested in the Beatles doing Zep:

Or not...

Merry Christmas! Bouree!

soonergooner said...

Glad to see you're having a great time with your Christmas guest(s) and not on the puter. I guess that means I shouldn't post on the Spurs game or nuttin....

Bill said...

yeah, nobody's reading this thing at the moment. but better a win falls in the woods than a loss!

soonergooner said...

The mark of a champion in all sport is winning when not played well. That definitely defined our effort yesterday! CYA tomorrow!