And then the other reason I can’t put much energy into political thinking is I’m too busy with The Who.
The Who? They doing something? New album? Good-bye tour number 10? Another one die?
No, nothing like that. They’re not doing anything in particular at the moment, that I’m aware. But, I did get The Amazing Journey DVD for Christmas, and now I’m slightly obsessed.
OK, so that was that the trigger, but why? Earlier this year I got the Kids Are Alright DVD, and that didn’t spawn any sort of obsession.
I went to the Jeans’n’Classic concert recently featuring music by the Rolling Stones and The Who, and it was really good, but again, didn’t make the band enter my thoughts any more often than before.
But now, you know, I’m digging out the old albums, other DVDs, the videotapes (!), the books… finding new websites… (And it’s irritating me like heck that I can’t remember anything significant about the one time I saw them live—on goodbye tour number 2.) It’s not like I ever stopped liking The Who, you know, but normally they’re just one among many.
It’s sure not to last, but for now, I’m just going to go with it. The beauty is, I don’t even have all their albums yet, so I have stuff to discover.
I can’t believe I just, just bought “Love Reign O’er Me”. I mean, how great is that song?
And Live at Leeds. Have you heard Live at Leeds? How can any band who jumps around as much as they all do sounds so fantastic, so cohesive, so huge, live? There is no band of the 60s who was better onstage. And this is a case where waiting pays off; far from the mere six songs on the original Live at Leeds, the “expanded and remixed” version now available has the entire concert.
I just don’t know how I’ve lived without all these years. 🙂
I leave you now with Woodstock. See me, feel me. Indeed.
Edit: My clip got legal-ed… Here’s another from the same concert.