The Spell

Tom Fency tomfency at
Tue Jun 29 12:58:57 CDT 2004

Are you aware of the strange spell of Who music? Why do you like that sound 
too much, like an addicted and his narcotic? How many versions of Magic Bus 
and Won't Get Fooled Again did you collected and heard zillion times? Do you 
feel like a crazy demented caught by the spell of Who sound? Do you have an 
explanation for this curse?
Don E. Stevens, responsible for English version of Baba's work, says in 
"Some Clarification On Baba's Very Special Words" (at that 
Baba's words were charged with something like atom bombs of spiritual energy 
-- an energy a devotee would always absorb, even if he had not understood 
intellectually one word of what he had read. Something like a magical spell.
When I read that, I instantly thought about Who's music. We know that Baba 
O'Riley, for instance, has that keyboard sequence created with the 
translation (in a machine designed by O'Riley) of several characteristics of 
Meher Baba. We know that Tommy was directly influenced by eastern mysticism. 
We know that Lifehouse was about the search of the lost chord, and that the 
One Note is a Sufi concept of God. We knew all that, but what we didn't know 
it was that Who's music had a charm put on it... That would explain may 
things... Pete Townshend, a powerful sorcerer, who could suspect of it? What 
great sun of a bitch! (Remember here Pete Townshend singing "I Put a Spell 
on you" on "Deep's End")


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