Where we all at, at the moment?
schrade at akrobiz.com
Sun Jan 9 10:45:26 CST 2005
> Where we all at, at the moment?
I'm sitting here, waiting. Waiting for any news. News about a new album.
News about a new tour.
Am I on "pins & needles." No. If a tour is announced, will I be excited?
A little. If a new album is announced, will I be excited? A little. It might
cause more anxiety than joy. ("Oh no! What if it sucks?!)
I'm the guy who told Kevin I'd need a "pep talk" to get excited about a
new Who tour. I don't relish shelling out hundreds of dollars for a hand-
ful of more Who shows. I don't relish hearing "5:15" & butchered versions
of "Eminence Front" again.
I don't relish gritting my teeth, looking at Pino, straining my ears to pick up
some semblance of bass. I don't relish hearing Daltrey struggle to hit those
I *do* relish traveling & hanging out with other Who freaks. That's what
it boils down to for me. The concerts themselves have become about
30% of the fun. The camaraderie between Who freaks & the partying
before & after the shows has become 70% of the fun.
That's where I'm at.
Oh, I *do* relish hearing Pete Townshend play live guitar. *That* is truly
something special. And even if Daltrey is struggling, just watching him &
thinking, "Holy shit! There's Daltrey!" is exciting in & of itself.
So, maybe I should change my ratio to 40-60. ;-)
The freaks. The Who freaks. My friends. That's who I want to see.
Beers, laughter, deep conversations, New York City,....that's what I
"Oh darn, look at the time, everybody. Finish your beers. We have to
leave for the Who concert. Pino awaits. And just when things were get-
That's where I'm at. Pep me.
- SCHRADE in Akron
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