The Who Mailing List Digest, V14, #134
who515 at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 4 15:10:09 CST 2007
Pete mentions he has a few ideas about the future. They have toured playing
Tommy and Quadrophenia in its entirety. Am I the only one who thinks Sell
Out (a la Pete's Psychoderelict tour or Roger Waters Radio KAOS tour) would
be a great concept show with a lot of possibility?
>Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 05:18:13 -0800 (PST)
>From: Brian Cady <brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com>
>Subject: Pete interview on MTV.com
>To: oddsandsods <oddsandsods at thewho.net>, Relayers
> <Relayers at yahoogroups.com>, thewho at igtc.com, thewho at igtc.com
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>Kurt loder has a big piece on The Who for MTV.com:
>He also has new Townshend interview snippets. Here they are:
>...Then, a few years ago, a retired Dutch TV producer found a can of film
>in his attic labeled "High Numbers," which contained the footage of the
>band doing the two songs cited above. He contacted the Who, the film was
>given an expert digital clean-up, and now here it is. Quite a story.
>"It is great, isn't it?" Pete Townshend said in a recent e-mail exchange
>with MTV News. He noted, however, that he was only peripherally involved in
>creating the two-hour documentary that makes up the first disc of "Amazing
>Journey." The heavy lifting for the project was done by its producers,
>longtime Who manager Bill Curbishley and filmmakers Robert Rosenberg and
>Nigel Sinclair. "I run the Who film archive," Townshend said, "and they've
>been knocking at my door asking for stuff for the last five years. I was
>not involved in production."...
>...Investigative journalist Duncan Campbell reported that the famed
>guitarist had been "falsely accused" and that the site he had accessed
>actually had no direct connection to child porn. Via e-mail recently,
>Townshend said, "Some journalists think they have the copyright on the word
>'research.' I think of myself as a journalist, always have."...
>...Townshend said that he and Daltrey "will continue to try to fly the Who
>brand flag. We feel comfortable with it, [and] we have a few ideas for the
>future." He said he still enjoys touring, in limited amounts, and still
>finds satisfaction in songwriting. "I am really enjoying writing songs that
>touch on getting older," he wrote, "and trying to honour what has lately
>been christened the 'Greatest Generation' (the one that came before the
>Boomers) in my music."
>He also feels that his celebrated guitar skills are still evolving. "I've
>enjoyed being a musician lately," he said. "I look and see that sometimes
>I've played something new, almost like a jazz player. Notes, rather than
>pyrotechnics or damage. I've felt more like a journeyman, going from show
>to show, trying to play well and not get in the way."
>-Brian in Atlanta
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