Alan McKendree amck at
Thu Aug 19 10:25:47 CDT 2004

>Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 18:29:45 -0400
>From: "Scott Schrade" <schrade at>
>Plus, it's their *jobs.*  Their livelihood.  As harsh as it sounds, I think we
>sometimes lose sight of that.

Jumping in:  I *never* would say that Pete & Rog should stop 
performing.  As you say, it's their livelihood, plus they do a great 
show, and I'd enjoy seeing it.  But I do think that they are trading 
on the brand name when they shouldn't be.  If they can't let go of 
the name completely, let them go out as "A Who" or "The Who2", and 
see what sort of a fan base they can build.  I think it would be 
large -- heck it might be unchanged from their current draws -- but 
unfortunately they don't seem to be willing to take that chance.

The bottom line is that The Who means different things to different 
people (including Pete and Roger).  What we're seeing onstage now is 
someone's -- presumably Pete and Roger's -- definition of The Who. 
Your mileage may vary.

"the average Texan...carries not just a gun but a SHOTGUN."
     --Pete Townshend, 1967

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