Jon Anderson to play in UK in May

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Jon Anderson to play in UK in May

Post: # 101481Post shedend
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:27 pm

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in aid of the Countryside Alliance

Featuring:*

Bryan Ferry • Steve Winwood

Kenney Jones and the Jones Gang • Mike d’Abo

Special guests include:

Eric Clapton • Jon Anderson • Gary Brooker

Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berkshire - Saturday 19th May 2007

at £75 a ticket might not just be able to afford it!! But as the company I work for do a lot of work for Kenny Jones (he lives very near me) I might be able to scrounge a ticket :D
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Post: # 101482Post Ed1909
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:36 pm

I've always perceived the Countryside Alliance as, quite frankly, a pro-hunting organisation in barely concealed sheep's clothing. I have to wonder is Jon aware of the agenda (and it's hardly a secret) of this organisation?
I'm disappointed. Newbury's only a couple of hours away, and it's a cracking line up. But on principle it's a fucking great big "no" from me :mad:

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Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:06 am

Ed1909 wrote:I've always perceived the Countryside Alliance as, quite frankly, a pro-hunting organisation in barely concealed sheep's clothing. I have to wonder is Jon aware of the agenda (and it's hardly a secret) of this organisation?
I'm disappointed. Newbury's only a couple of hours away, and it's a cracking line up. But on principle it's a fucking great big "no" from me :mad:

Ed (who lives in a small village in the country)
Gee! Did they hunt the sheep in order to get their clothing? ;)
Based on how you describe the Countryside Alliance, it sounds like a strange thing for Jon to be associated with - knowing what little I do of Jon, that is.
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Jon in UK

Post: # 101489Post thesage
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:37 am

Neverthought that Jon would play with Bruford again- plus Jobson and Holdsworth- who will be playing bass?

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Post: # 101494Post Ash
Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:19 pm

Hi all,
I am genuinely shocked to read this. I cannot believe that someone of Jon's perceived sensibilities would associate himself with this repulsive crowd.

Someone should have a quiet, or perhaps not so quiet, word with Mr Anderson about his choice of affiliations.

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Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:45 am

I've got to say, I too am shocked by this. What the hell can he be thinking?
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Is This An Early April Fools Joke?

Post: # 101519Post sound_chaser
Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:47 pm

Why would someone with Jon Anderson's beliefs align himself with a pro-hunting group? It just doesn't make sense. I wonder if Bryan Ferry's petulant son will storm the stage at some point with his Hooray-Henry chums...and make a complete dick of himself again?

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Post: # 101554Post fragilesi
Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:20 pm

It works for me if Jon comes on stage with a "Ban fox hunting and the stuck up berks that support it" T-shirt on; gives a speech ridiculing these hooray Henries and then performs a set consisting of;

Then
Survival
Don't Kill The Fox

Otherwise I'm with the rest of you.

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Post: # 101555Post fragilesi
Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:21 pm

Do you think we should write to jonanderson.com asking him to reconsider?

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Post: # 101557Post Dr_Yes
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:28 am

According to sources close to Jon Anderson (posting over at Yes Fans and AGP), Jon isn't involved in this, wouldn't want to be, and anyway, will be elsewhere (Bermuda/Barbados mabye - can't recall) at the time of the event. The suggestion being that the web site details are wrong.

Breathe easy fellow Yesheads.

On a side note, I am rather annoyed the Countryside Alliance has been hijacked by the pro-hunt lobby and those who support it. As far as I am concerned there are many more important issues facing those of us in the countryside, and to have the focus put on hunting foxes is a waste of what could have been a useful public voice for simple countryfolk like me in the westcountry. Ho hum.
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Post: # 101739Post moodyblue
Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:44 am

shedend wrote:Image

in aid of the Countryside Alliance

Featuring:*

Bryan Ferry • Steve Winwood

Kenney Jones and the Jones Gang • Mike d’Abo

Special guests include:

Eric Clapton • Jon Anderson • Gary Brooker

Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berkshire - Saturday 19th May 2007

at £75 a ticket might not just be able to afford it!! But as the company I work for do a lot of work for Kenny Jones (he lives very near me) I might be able to scrounge a ticket :D
I can't believe Jon would attend something like this i really can't.
As has been pointed out, this countryside alliance lot support the killing of animals for man's pleasure so i for one will be giving this a wide berth along with listening to any of the above's work again.
It's no surprise seeing Mr Ferry there after his arrogant sons adventures in the house of commons a while back. It's just a shame they can't pin that guy down and let a field of foxes rip him apart and turn the tables on what he advocates. Nasty little piece of work !

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