Pete forced to be spiritual leader?
schrade at akrobiz.com
Fri Aug 6 12:05:30 CDT 2004
> I'm talking about how it looked during the TOMMY years, when he wrote
> that about the "deaf, dumb and blind kid" who becomes a messianic star.
> That's Pete, of course--the deaf, dumb and blind kid who discovers a
> mysterious, worthless talent, similar to pinball, we gather.
We must remember the lesson in TOMMY. Tommy turned out *not* to be
a spiritual leader. The masses rejected him. He was left alone at the end.
Whether via hubris or the corrupting effects of his parents, Tommy failed.
"Don't want no religion."
> But did Pete know this? All through the seventies, he's feeling like a fake
> becauses he sings about personal enlightenment, but can't even achieve a bit
> of it for himself.
Right. So, how is this spiritual leadership? If anything, it makes him a common
> Pete does seem more comfortable with his position these days. Maybe he's
> discovered that he's channeling the cultural consciousness and he doesn't
> really have to explain or to answer for what he sings. Or maybe he's just
> given up the rock and roll lifestyle.
Yes, despite the child porn fiasco, Pete seems to be more peaceful & less
troubled these days. He's becoming wiser with age, IMO. Content with
his past, content with his present. Plus, he's got a hot piece of ass for a
girlfriend. That can't be too damaging on the ego.
- SCHRADE in Akron
Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.
- Woody Allen
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