NY Times review of MSG

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Mon May 24 18:07:57 CDT 2004

> >Mr. Townshend and Mr. Daltrey could be writing more
> >new songs, but this band has been breaking up, each
> >time theoretically for good, since Moon died in 1978.
> >They could change their sound, or find new stimuli, or
> >be more elegant and stop publicly calling it quits.
> >But having problems with being in a rock band has
> >always been the Who's chemistry. Once they were uncool
> >in a way that worked. Now they're just uncool.
> I hate endings like this.  Where did that last sentence come from?  It 
> doesn't really seem related to anything else the reviewer has written.  
> Other review I have read lately have seemed this way too: while being fairly 
> laudatory, they then suddenly write some seemingly disconnected conclusion.
> I don't mind they call the Who uncool, but are they only reffering to 
> publicly breaking up?  I mean, they haven't been breaking up for a while 
> now...  That was an 80's phenomenon...
> Moreover, there was no _review_.  It's as if the whole concert is tangental 
> to the commentary on the band.  Isn't this supposed to be about the music?
> Though, I suppose for years fans have known to trust their ears and not 
> critics.  They're the ones who couldn't make it in Rock 'n' Roll after 
> all...
> -- Ned Ruggeri
      Well I saw a lot of teens at the show in Boston and it was funny as I was going
    around the JFK Library the next day a 12 yr old kid came up to me and mentioned
  how cool The Who were pointing at my shirt I had on the show. It was cool!!
                                                                          Bill Sturm  
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