Monday, September 18, 2006

I've filled in one hole

One of the holes that I've been carrying around, if one can carry a hole, has now been filled in. Yes, I have finally seen Jethro Tull in concert. Actually, to be honest it wasn't Jethro Tull, as Martin Barre didn't play, but Ian Anderson put on a show worthy of the glorious tradition of Tull.
Updated versions of "Living in the past", "Thick as a brick", "Mother Goose", and a totally worked over "Aqualung" mingled with newer, and even unrecorded material, and the encore was a rousing "Locomotive breath" - could it have been anything else? Sometimes the snorts that emerged from the nostrils were overdone, and the "trouble and strife" didn't appreciate them, especially at the end of "Bouree".

Now all I have to do is see the Stones, the Who, Kiss, Sabbath, Priest, not to mention Doors, Led Zep, Hendrix, the Dead, T.Rex, and the Flying Burrito Brothers (notice I didn't mention Purple, as they were a let down, or the Pistols who I saw in 1977, honest, and Queen who I saw in 1974), and I'll have filled in the rest of the holes.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Dear Everybody

Attached is a link to a book I came across while looking for details about the grave of G. Finklestein. (Saving Private Finklestein)

I haven't actually read it yet, only ordered it today in fact. In any case the proceeds go to the aid of a family who were victims of a terror attack, so if anyone else wants to know more, please contact Jay Shapiro either at

Now a question – can anyone find time to go to Jerusalem military cemetery on Mt. Herzl and photograph there the 7 graves (in fact 3 graves and 4 special memorials) to the parachutists from Eretz Israel ("Operation Amsterdam")?
(Please pass the photo's to me and I'll pass them on as I know the "direct line" to the researcher in question)

Volunteers please note, I'll be making a round of 'phone calls in the next few days, so if you have any progress that got "stuck" then now's the time to "unstick" it.

The Jerusalem Post article got delayed by the war, but publication has been promised "round about the Holidays".

Asher Thompson