schrade at akrobiz.com
Tue Feb 17 02:39:24 UTC 2009
I got the DVD of Religulous & watched it with commentary
by Bill Maher & director Larry Charles (Borat), & when "The
Seeker" plays at the beginning they get into a little discussion
about The Who! Here's my transcript:
Larry Charles: This song....interestingly about this song is that
you wrote this great email to Pete Townshend to ask to use the
song in the movie & he actually turned you down. And then two
days later....apropos of nothing....reconsidered on his own &
granted us the rights....
Bill Maher: No, it was not two days later, it was the same day,
because I had both emails at the time I got up & started reading
LC: Oh, I see.
BM: The first one said, "No," & then he said he thought about
it a while & it gave him some good idea &...he therefore said OK.
Which I thought was such a cool thing to do, to be able to....
LC: It renewed my faith in The Who, actually. I have....I used
to love The Who & then I kinda lost track of them, & I've....
because of that gesture....I've become a renewed fan.
BM: I've always loved their music.
LC: Yeah, me too. WHO'S NEXT is one of my favorite albums.
BM: Oh, yeah. That is a staple of adult rock.
BM: As well as....
LC: "Behind Blue Eyes...."
BM: But QUADROPHENIA is good.
LC: QUADROPHENIA's great. LIVE AT LEEDS, I'm mean....
BM: I kinda remember that. Heh heh....people are saying, "There
he is as a 26-year-old on the Tonight Show & they're talking about
- SCHRADE in Akron
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