The Who Mailing List Digest, V11 #186

David Huntington huntington at
Fri Jul 16 08:08:34 CDT 2004

On 7/16/04 12:01 AM, keets  wrote:

> What is that big wheel he's
> talking about?
> The drinks flow
> People forget
> That big wheel spins, the hair thins
> People forget

This is just a guess, but the imagery of a spinning wheel is usually in
reference to Fortuna's (Fortune) wheel. From here, I'm a bit hazy. Fortuna
is a mythical character (one of the Fates?) who spins a wheel of life
outcomes for us mortals. I suppose in this case, Pete's spin came up on
thinning hair. 

Of course I'm sure someone with more literary chops than me can further
qualify this. 


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