Cooperation of Czechoslovak Jethro Tull Fanclub and The Salvation army

„Aqualung my friend
don’t you start away uneasy
you poor old sod,
you see, it’s only me…“

Many years ago the British group Jethro Tull recorded the album Aqualung. We all know the cover art with a picture of a vagabond who has become a symbol of the band, and all of us like the insistent opening riff. This is the song about a homeless man and its theme for almost fifty years remains very close to the heart of its author Ian Anderson. He plays it at every concert. It’s a song about the people in need, but more importantly it’s a song about our reaction to them. It´s about the response of those who were more fortunate and have a place to live, they enjoy their property and family happiness, friendship and support. We all experience it, we often see someone who desperately needs help. In the world of business and consumption we fail to see these people. The Anderson´s vagabond finally found help at The Salvation Army. Let us, rock fans, recall what Jethro Tull appealed to us back then. Let’s also support our respective Aqualung through the Noclezenka project. By donating to a Noclezenka project you will provide to a homeless person night in the warmth! However, it does not only include overnight accommodation but also other assistance and development of services for homeless people. In cooperation with the Czechoslovak Jethro Tull Fans Club, we received an original video with personal greetings from the author of the song Ian Anderson. Learn more about the project at