Endless Wire, Set Lists, Support Musicians..

Dereck Evans delbut98 at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 15 16:36:53 CDT 2008

Dont want to piss on your chips but a few lucky people got to meet Pete Monday night. I didn't speak to him directly about this, but a friend did and pete was quite reticent about introducing too many "new oldies". "Although there are many to chose from, not all are suitable for stage now". (paraphrasing there) Didn't really want to go over "old ground". it's a shame but it may only be 2 or 3 different ones but they will be ones that we have heard at some stage.

But hey, this is Pete Townshend - he does say one thing and then do another. Often.

--- On Fri, 8/15/08, O'Neal, Kevin W. <Kevin.ONeal at vtmednet.org> wrote:

> From: O'Neal, Kevin W. <Kevin.ONeal at vtmednet.org>
> Subject: Endless Wire, Set Lists, Support Musicians..
> To: "'thewho at igtc.com'" <thewho at igtc.com>
> Date: Friday, August 15, 2008, 6:34 PM
> >Joe Lewinski
> >Endless Wire, Set Lists, Support Musicians..
> >
> >Endless Wire:
> >
> >I've been listening to Endless Wire lately.
> Funny.
> I've been thinking recently that I need to pick this
> album up again and re-visit.
> >Set Lists:
> >Any guesses on the set lists this coming fall?
> >I suspect it will be a lot like 2006 with a few
> surprises
> >thrown in from the early days.
> I don't think it will be as EW-centric as the last
> tour.
> I'm kind of anticipating more of a mix of old and new,
> with more surprises....like at the Virgin+ festival.
> There will always be your staples, but I'm hoping the
> rest will be kind of a "best of" all their albums
> today (including RGLB).
> I think "the Slipkid" will finally get to hear
> SLIPKID played live.
> >Support Musicians:
> >
> >I'd like to see them integrate Simon, Zak and Pino
> >more into the stage banter and overall act.
> Agreed.  That has always been my wish for Zak.
> Somehow, I don't see Pino saying squat.  I also got the
> impression from Pete that he wasn't overly happy with
> the speed (or lack there of) in which Pino was getting
> comfortable with this style of music.
> I forget who stated it (Martin?) but I agree Pete would be
> stupid not to generate new material with this collection of
> outstanding musicians.
> Now, if Pino would just unclench and let it roar.
> Did you all dig the VH1 honors (was that it?) piece on
> John?
> Where he states "This is a bass player" and
> proceeds to plunk through a classic back-beat bass role
> (expression of "gee, this is fun).
> But then, he kicks in the metal sound and states "But
> this is a bass guitarist" and ROARS into a metal bass
> riff.
> His facial expression turns from happy-go-lucky bassist to
> a possessed lion waiting to pounce on prey.
> It was the most telling thing about John I've ever seen
> anywhere.
> That image, of the change in his expression, and look in
> his eyes when he plays as a "bass guitarist" will
> forever be burned into my memory.
> Cla-ssic.
> A look into his soul.
> Kevin (still, but ungodly busy) in VT
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