schrade at akrobiz.com
Sun Aug 1 13:02:06 CDT 2004
> Assuming I'm right that this is about Keith Moon (or Pete identifying with
> Keith Moon), did it help to write a new ending to the story? Keith/Pete
> puts his life back together and renews a relationship with his estranged
> wife? Goes back on the road with the band?
When you say "new ending to the story," do you mean a different outcome
than what happened in real life?
I just don't see how you can see Jim as a Keith/Pete representation when
the album & movie make it explicitly clear that Pete & Jimmy are two separate
people, one having gone off & escaped the "prison" of White City (Pete) while
the other having to remain behind & scratch out a living for himself (Jim).
And one gets the impression the Pete feels Jim's story is just as important
& tragic as any overblown rock star's trials & tribulations may be. This is
Pete expressing that humanistic spirituality. Tragedy & glory in the existence
& minutia of the common man. This is where Pete excels, IMO.
- SCHRADE in Akron
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