lewinski at icanon.com
Wed May 16 17:04:09 CDT 2007
Raining like a mother here in Suburban Philly.
Funny you should mention Quad on this leg of their *endless* tour.
Love Reign O'er Me is what I'm thinking about.
"Love, Reign o'er Me" is the final song from
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/The_Who>The Who's second rock
and has been a concert staple for years.
The single release is shorter than the album track, missing the
introductory rolling surf sound and the first piano intro and tympani
and gong crash, slightly different sequence of the lyrics and ends on
string synthesizers with piano rather than the drum solo, guitar,
gong and brass explosion as on the album.
The song concerns the main character, Jimmy, having a personal crisis
and stealing a boat to go off to a small island.
As <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/Pete_Townshend>Pete Townshend
described the song:
" [It] refers to <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/Meher_Baba>Meher
Baba's one time comment that rain was a blessing from
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/God>God; that thunder was God's
Voice. It's another plea to drown, only this time in the rain. Jimmy
goes through a suicide crisis. He surrenders to the inevitable, and
you know, you know, when it's over and he goes back to town he'll be
going through the same shit, being in the same terrible family
situation and so on, but he's moved up a level. He's weak still, but
there's a strength in that weakness. He's in danger of maturing.
Joe in Philly
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