Sunday, August 26, 2007

Computer Compatibility Problems and The Laundrettes

[edited from original posting of 8/26]

I'm getting just a little (grrr...) frustrated that I'm still not able to post my 1982 article (yes, it does exist)... (and no I still haven't overcome my network incompatibility (and other) challenges.... so I haven't been able to scan it yet. Hence, no post.

So... to pass the time, I've posted an excerpt from a Washington Post article from the same year. (I hope some of you have had the chance to read the whole thing!)

Townshend, Before He Grows Old
Article available at the link post above.


BlackVelvetLace said...

Lucy, I JUST read this same article the other day LOL.

I'm always worried about violating copyright (just ask Del) and at least can tell you this much. Putting up the whole article does violate it. But if you just post one paragraph/abstract from what you are copying and add the link to it so others can read the whole article, it falls under *Fair Use*, which does not violate copyright law.

Hope that helps.


ROB said...

Thanks Lucy, that was a fun read.
What blows me away is that Pete was 37 at the time of the writing of that story...and I'm 37 now. I'm beginning to think my own personal dreams of rock stardom are pretty much over. Took me long enough to figure that out didn't it? Oh well, It was fun trying. It's good to see that Pete did survive where so many other didn't too. I'm so glad he was one of the one's who as he said "made it to the other side". He still has a lot to give us I'm sure.

Tink said...

Nice one Lucy!
This was a very enjoyable interview to read. On top of that ... your title for the post was so .. so .. um ...PETE! I loved it.



Dave from Pennsylvania said...

Thanks for posting ... a good read

Lucy said...

Hi Lace. Yeah, I know a bit about copyright too but am far from an expert. Thanks!

The thing is, posting a link wouldn't've (? new word?) done much good, as the actual content is non-accessible from anyone not signed in to that particular database I was in. oooh! Self-incrimination.

So... what I'll do (now that a good, fair, five people have read it) is remove the content (and leave you screaming, "but wh...!!??") because I've not yet hit the 24-hour permissions deadline. It's OK to post full non-permissioned content for less than 24 hours and have not more than 5 and a half people respond (including the poster). Never heard of this obscure copyright law? Is 24 hours too short? I could make it 48.

Meanwhile, I'll go read some more fun articles! hee hee... just kidding. No, really, I did find TONS. No wonder I'm sleep-deprived.

Seriously, if I find another really, really interesting one, I'll post an excerpt. And only an excerpt. In fact I may even change the facts a bit. JUST KIDDING!

(Can't wait to post that durn Chicago Sun-Times unscanned-as-of yet article....)

(Apologies: I've been reading too much Graham Chapman this afternoon)

Lucy said...

I'll make it 48. (What's 24 more hours...)

The Ones Who Heard Music said...


I surely encourage you to post blog entries, and don't want to be a stick in the mud, but would ask that you, and everyone else posting, to be please be careful of copyright violation here.

Anyone who'd like to continue to access the article can follow the following link:

Blog (mindfully) on!

Lucy said...

ah good... thanks OWHM

I'll edit my piece in the morning.

Blogging on....

(oh, and that's a great audio link -- I'm listening right now...)

Lucy said...

RE: the audio interview... cute. Pete doesn't consider himself a guitarist. Doesn't do "guitar talk."

Sidney said...

I used to have that cover of the Rolling Stone pic on my school file. I think I still have it somewhere in my very, very, very old Who scrapbook that I started when I was about 12 years old - I still keep it for memories sake.

The Ones Who Heard Music said...


Because the article referenced is for sale and noted as copyright protected at the site, I posted a link to it for those interested to purchase a copy, that will protect you and this site from any copyright violation.

Oh, and glad you liked the audio link, thank Rob for it!

Blog on!

Lucy said...

That looks perfect, OWHM.

Nicely done. Thanks. :-)

Lucy said...

I'd just like to add that I'm sorry for having made this entry so high-maintenance. I really *do* know better (that's the sad part) and will be more diligent in the future!

Humbly, and with no excuse ... and feeling silly and stupid,

The Ones Who Heard Music said...

No apology necessary Lucy. Best always to post a link with a blurb about what you are linking to. Good rule of thumb for ALL of us to remember.

Blog on!