farm.mp3(from Crest of a Knave)
Most of you know “cold flute hands” is a reference made in the Minstrel of the Gallery song, “Baker Street Muse”, so imagine my surprise when I found the domain name coldflutehands.com available. So, why not create a fan site with it, I reasoned. Surely my friends, when not in my company, needed a destination to read about and kindly bash my singular interest with the band. So, to get things started, I’ll say it here for the first time: Jethro Tull deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, I know it may take a while, and it may not happen in my lifetime, but aren’t most great artists not fully appreciated in their lifetimes? Don’t even get me started on the arbitrary nature of the R&R HOF selection process. Heart? Guns N’ Roses? I rest my case. Granted the RRHOF needs to get thru the no brainer selections like The Beatles, Stones, Springsteen, Elvis, Sam Cook, Ray Charles, etc, and it will take time, so I’m not saying it should have happened already, but it should happen. Some argue inductees have to be “influential”. Granted there exist few other R&R bands prominently featuring the flute, but a bands longevity, popularity, body, and high standard of work, should be paramount considerations.