Well okay then....let us blog on indeed.
I also subscribe to the daily newsletter Odds n Sods and came across a very enlightening comment written by one of the subscribers. Not wishing to plagarise his idea or anything I choose to put it up here in inverted commas so that he still gets the credit (thanks Jack). I thought it a very good description of Lifehouse and where Pete "is at" with the whole thing. I find Pete intellectually spiritual (if that makes sense - somehow the two should really cancel the other out ) but I say this because he always has a deeper sense about everything from rock n roll to theories of war. Here is the Odds n Sods link if anybody is interested. I read it every day even if sometimes I find the commentary a bit "odd" and some comments from a few "sods" quite argumentative but I do glean lots of info. from there: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyway...here is the comment.
"When I was a Who-freak kid, I used to read articles about Pete and try to figure out what this elusive "Lifehouse" thing with all of this incredible music was supposed to be... it wasn't until after the Lifehouse box, Psychoderelect, etc. and hearing Pete's vision of it reinterpreted by himself a bit differently each time, that I have kind of come to my own conclusion that "Lifehouse" isn't so much a piece of music or a story with a beginning, middle, and end, but more of an ongoing musical journey... Pete Townshend's musical journey specifically, but also the musical journey of anyone else who chooses to take it along with him at any given time, in whatever capacity.
But it isn't just a musical journey... it's Pete Townshend's spiritual travelogue which is reflected outwardly through the music as it evolves... in short, Lifehouse seems to be Pete Townshed's spiritual life as expressed through music which is why he keeps changing it adding to it, etc... as life changes, so does "Lifehouse" which is why it'll never be completed until Pete is...
whew! if all that sounds more than a little pretentious, Pete'll be so proud of me ; )"