Rock Is The Medium Of Our Generation - A Jon Anderson Appreciation Thread

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In the interview he also stated he had a spiritual adviser that "helped him see into the fourth dimension". He considers himself to be part of the "elf culture" and this revelation occurred during a trip on mushrooms, which he experimented with once a year until recent years.

gershy, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 06:01 (fifteen years ago) link

wtf?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSIcszMhrQI

gershy, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 06:13 (fifteen years ago) link

"Bruford admitted that he found it hard to understand Anderson's northern English accent, and Anderson's penchant for speaking in strange sentences that nobody could understand, which later influenced Yes' lyrics."

gershy, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 06:23 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.accringtonphotos.co.uk/images/book2.jpg

gershy, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 07:16 (fifteen years ago) link

funny litle dude
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w88/honeyharvs/JonCircus-Oct76.jpg

gershy, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 07:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Dawn of light lying between a silence and sold sources,
Chased amid fusions of wonder, in moments hardly seen forgotten,
Coloured in pastures of chance dancing leaves cast spells of challenge,
Amused but real in thought, we fled from the sea whole.
Dawn of thought transfered through moments of days undersearching earth
Revealing corridors of time provoking memories, disjointed but with purpose,
Craving penetrations offer links with the self instructors sharp
And tender love as we took to the air, a picture of distance.
Dawn of our power we amuse redescending as fast as misused
Expression, as only to teach love as to reveal passion chasing
Late into corners, and we danced from the ocean.
Dawn of love sent within us colours of awakening among the many
Won't to follow, only tunes of a different age.
As the links span our endless caresses for the freedom of life everlasting.

Talk to the sunlight caller
Soft summer mover distance mine.

Called out a tune but I never saw the face
Heard but not replaced
I ventured to talk, but I never lost my place
Cast out a spell rendered for the light of day
Lost in lights array
I ventured to see, as the sound began to play

What happened to this song we once knew so well
Signed promise for moments caught within the spell
I must have waited all my life for this
Moment moment

The future poised with the splendour just begun
The light we were as one
And crowded through the curtains of liquid into sun

And for a moment when our world had filled the skies
Magic turned our eyes
To feast on the treasure set for our strange device

What happened to wonders we once knew so well
Did we forget what happened surely we can tell
We must have waited all our lives for this
Moment moment moment

Starlight, movement, reasons
Release forward
Tallest rainbow
Sun shower seasons
Life flower reasons

They move fast, they tell me,
But I just can't believe that I can feel it
There's someone to tell you,
Amid the challenge we look around in unison with you

Getting over overhanging trees
Let them rape the forest
Thoughts would send our fusion
Clearly to be home

Getting over wars we do not mean
Or so it seems so clearly
Sheltered with our passion
Clearly to be home
They move fast, they tell me,
But I just can't believe they really mean to
There's someone, to tell you,
And I just can't believe our song will leave you
Skyline teacher
Warland seeker
Send out poison
Cast iron leader

And through the rhythm of moving slowly
Sent through the rhythm work out the story
Move over glory to sons of old fighters past.
Young christians see it from the beginning
Old people feel it, that's what they're saying.
Move over glory to sons of old fighters past.

They move fast, they tell me,
But I just can't believe they really mean to.
There's someone, to tell you
A course towards a universal season.

Getting over overhanging trees
Let them rape the forest
They might stand and leave them
Clearly to be home
Getting over wars we do not mean
We charm the movement suffers
Call out all our memories
Clearly to be home

We've moved fast
We need love
A part we offer is our only freedom

What happened to this song we once knew so well
Signed promise for moments caught within the spell
We must have waited all our lives for this
Moment moment

Past present movers moments we'll process the future, but only through him we know, send flowered rainbows
Apiece apart chased flowers of the dark and lights of songs to follow and show all we feel for and know of
Cast round
You seekers of the truth accepting that reason will relive and breath and hope and chase and love
For you and you and you.

max r, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 09:49 (fifteen years ago) link

"...eteeeeeernity! .... eteeeeeernity! .... eteeeeeernity!..."

t**t, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 13:36 (fifteen years ago) link

i'd hit it (not alan w.)
http://www.alanwhite.net/images/jade_anderson2.jpg

gershy, Thursday, 11 October 2007 03:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Cha Cha Cha CHA CHA

gershy, Thursday, 11 October 2007 03:56 (fifteen years ago) link

SHARP! DISTANCE!

Hurting 2, Thursday, 11 October 2007 04:02 (fifteen years ago) link

I rocked side 2 of Olias Of Sunhallow the other day and it sounded pretty damn good! Lotta cool wall-of-melody synth stuff on that one.

sleeve, Thursday, 11 October 2007 04:04 (fifteen years ago) link

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PPU0Bz3qDbY&mode=related&search=

I start to think about the young kids that start watching us and pick up a guitar ... what is their music going to be like in say ten, twelve, fourteen years. It's going to be really incredible, there are going to be some really good things coming up. I don't think we can start to think what the music will be like in fifteen years time.

Hurting 2, Thursday, 11 October 2007 04:21 (fifteen years ago) link

I rocked side 2 of Olias Of Sunhallow the other day and it sounded pretty damn good! Lotta cool wall-of-melody synth stuff on that one.

Olias Of Sunhillow, yo!
;)

Recently have seen it twice or thrice rather cheap-priced, yet have always hesitated to buy teh thing.
Don't actually remember how it sounded either.

t**t, Thursday, 11 October 2007 21:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Jon Anderson is a great singer, with a highly original voice. But he sure has some strange ideas at times.

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 11 October 2007 22:46 (fifteen years ago) link

HOW, CAN, THE WIND, WITH ITS ARMS ALL AROUND ME?

calstars, Friday, 12 October 2007 01:09 (fifteen years ago) link

SHARP! DISTANCE!

-- Hurting 2, Thursday, 11 October 2007 04:02

: )

max r, Friday, 12 October 2007 09:43 (fifteen years ago) link

My eyes convinced, eclipsed with the younger moon attained with love.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 12 October 2007 10:09 (fifteen years ago) link

those punk chaps were an ungrateful rabble, prog was wicked.

max r, Friday, 12 October 2007 10:10 (fifteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Jon Seeks Choral Singers, Keyboardists, Rap Producers!

7/21/2007 - A while back, we posted a message calling on keyboard players to contact us if they were interested in collaborating with Jon. The response was tremendous, and as a result Jon is currently working with a number of excellent musicians on some exciting new musical projects.

Jon was so delighted by all the outstanding artists who responded to the call that he is now inviting additional "Symphonic and World Music keyboard players and orchestrators" to submit samples of their work for possible collaboration.

Jon has also started work on three large-scale choral projects and a work he calls a "rap opera", so he has expanded his search to talented choral singers and rap producers as well!

If you are a keyboard player OR a choral singer (male or female) OR an experienced rap producer and you're interested in working with Jon, please send a sample of your work to j✧✧.ander✧✧✧.webmas✧✧✧@gm✧✧✧.c✧✧ following these guidelines:

1. MP3 File Format, GOOD QUALITY recording.

2. No longer than 1 minute in length (you can make it part of one piece, or a collage of parts from different works if you'd like.)

3. File size no larger than 2MB

4. Music/singing/rap only, PLEASE NO SPOKEN MESSAGES TO JON!

Audio files that meet these criteria will be compiled for Jon to review. If Jon is inspired by what he hears, we'll be in touch - it's as simple as that!

gershy, Sunday, 4 November 2007 04:00 (fifteen years ago) link

What about a rap message to Jon?
I can't wait to hear this.

Matt #2, Sunday, 4 November 2007 04:55 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...

lol
http://twitter.com/TheJonAnderson

velko, Friday, 10 April 2009 08:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Ha:

man united / aston villa.....wow.....what a game.......

bit of a bringdown from the cosmic musings he otherwise seems to post.

Twitter is so pointless! WTF!

mroo (Pashmina), Friday, 10 April 2009 10:06 (thirteen years ago) link

WAR AND DEATH, COMMERCE , GREED, CORRUPTION, ADDICTION,

Wow he's deep

Alex in NYC, Friday, 10 April 2009 16:12 (thirteen years ago) link

Millions
Millions
Millions of pounds

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 April 2009 16:26 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

gonna take a wild stab in the dark, and guess that no one's heard his new collaboration with rick wakeman, the learning tree, or straight up solo album, survival and other tales?

kamerad, Sunday, 31 October 2010 20:06 (twelve years ago) link

is it a rap opera?

m0stlyClean, Sunday, 31 October 2010 23:19 (twelve years ago) link

On the marquee of the TLA in Philadelphia once: "JON ANDERSON PRESENTS A WORK IN PROGRESS"

I thought that was kind of all-time pretentious in a way that you can only forgive him for and laugh

your favorite homoerotic savior imagery (Hurting 2), Sunday, 31 October 2010 23:23 (twelve years ago) link

I love him. Jon 4Evah.

Wayland Flowers And Madman (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 31 October 2010 23:48 (twelve years ago) link

I am having a hard time respecting Jon Anderson as a lyricist, but he is a great singer with a distinctive voice, and also a good composer.

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Monday, 1 November 2010 09:13 (twelve years ago) link

jon anderson is the william blake of the rock and roll era. you heard it here first

kamerad, Monday, 1 November 2010 14:09 (twelve years ago) link

And last.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 1 November 2010 14:13 (twelve years ago) link

but at least it got said

kamerad, Monday, 1 November 2010 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10t7Rmv_HFY

Cory! Cori! Coré! (buzza), Sunday, 13 November 2011 06:19 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

You've recently become an American citizen. What factors lead to that decision?

I'm a big believer in the policies of Obama. It's a crazy world when half the country doesn't believe in him. I've been in the U.S. for 25 years and I thought it was time I became a part of the change.

Early on in life, you wanted to be a soccer player. How different would your life had been if you had been successful in that sport?

Oh my God, I was just talking soccer with a friend of mine. I am a huge Manchester United fan. When I was 9 years old, I was the mascot for my hometown team. But now, I am a big fan of American football. I am a 49ers fan. I know that won't go down too well in Dallas.

Do you go to many games?

My wife and I have been to a few. We were so devastated when the Giants beat us, but at least the Giants won the Super Bowl, so we were beaten by the best team.

Is it true you were once a milk man?

Yes, I worked on a farm with my brother. We would get up every morning at 5:30. I was 10 years old and I did that until I was 14. We would deliver milk and eggs to the families that lived around us. We would get a week off in the summer and two days off for Christmas. It was a tough life. It made me a good worker.

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2012/02/former_yes_lead_singer_jon_and.php

buzza, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 09:59 (ten years ago) link

Seems like a good dude. Certainly got a raw deal from Yes.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 15:53 (ten years ago) link

Silly human race

Moodles, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:19 (ten years ago) link

ten years pass...

It's Sunday morning and there's nothing on the telly but I've stumbled across a 1964 British film called "Just For You", which is basically a compilation of "videos" of mostly forgotten and undistinguished musical acts, and I just realized that Jon Anderson is in one of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jslIm6b-DVg

Fronted by a bearded Phil Collins (Tom D.), Sunday, 20 November 2022 11:12 (one week ago) link

Actually strike that, I think that's his brother Tony singing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Warriors_(British_band)

Fronted by a bearded Phil Collins (Tom D.), Sunday, 20 November 2022 11:14 (one week ago) link

... no, he is there, he's the second vocalist.

Fronted by a bearded Phil Collins (Tom D.), Sunday, 20 November 2022 11:17 (one week ago) link

This is definitely him here though. I think you can see why this band never made it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOu9C5302Sg

Fronted by a bearded Phil Collins (Tom D.), Sunday, 20 November 2022 11:20 (one week ago) link

I wouldn't've thought he could sing that badly if he tried...but it looks like there are no monitors?

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 21 November 2022 03:42 (one week ago) link


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