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Midwinter Spring is its own Season
I know, Jack in the Green is a May Day figure. Indeed, I saw him last May, walking down the Gloucester Road...


... but in this strangely spring-like winter, rife with unseasonal daffodils and confused squirrels, Jack's a natural figure to mark the Solstice. Besides, "Jack in the Green" is a song as much about winter as spring.

(Oh, and Happy Birthday, Will.)

Ian Anderson / Jethro Tull seems to be everywhere the last couple of weeks. Interesting fact: he once wrote Harold Bloom a fan letter (in the seventies), and proposed that they do a concept album together. Bloom, amused, declined.

Edited at 2015-12-21 04:20 am (UTC)

Wow, I'd love to have heard that!

What a glorious Jack in the Green!


They have a winter version of Jack in the Green in the fens, as seen at the Whittlesea Straw Bear festival, held on Plough Monday in January. But, yes, you're right that, weather-wise, it feels more like spring at the moment.

Why, and so they do! Thank you.

I have always loved that song. Going to read The Dark is Rising again next week too.

There is no better way to spend the Christmas season.

Great song, great album. Thanks.

Yes, I think it's my favourite of their albums. "Songs from the Wood" itself is amazing.

It is indeed.