Saturday, April 12, 2008

"I'm not so much the brain as the minstrel"



I ran across this 1995 Maclean's article I'd never seen before:

Townshend and Tommy in Toronto

I love that last bit about sliding down the bannister!

:D

10 comments:

Hans said...

Great story indeed!

MargieCM said...

Really interesting interview - thanks so much for posting it.

grace said...

The Minstrels Dilemena. Pete has an amazing creative genius mind.

Suesjoy said...

Great interview!
Thanks Lucy.
It's sad reading about Karen though...

Lucy said...

Yeah, I know Sue... :-(

Such is life, I guess.

Poignant too what he said about Cinci. You know, I STILL think about those poor people. Missing Wholigans.

ROB said...

Hey Lucy! Great interview...well written...all that good stuff.

Lin-no-da said...

everytime I have ever seen Pete regardless of temperature he has always been all layered up...
once in 1985 I asked him why and he said 'I'm always cold' so it figures he did not take off any layers for the photographer...

cool article Eternal Lucy...
-Lin

Lucy said...

...he said 'I'm always cold'...

Aww...

Suesjoy said...

Oh I think about Cincinnati a lot too.
I had tickets for that tour (sorry if I told this story before) - floor seats - my dad brought me to Providence at 4 am to stand in line for tickets - anyway, the mayor of Providence (Cianci) was up for re-election that year, so he thought it would be prudent to CANCEL the show!!!
It would have been my first Who concert - I was 16 (I think it was 1978?).
Anyway - I was BESIDE MYSELF but now, I think back and see how selfish I was - I should have been thinking more about the poor souls who died a horrible death (for NO reason).
So sad.
I am sure Pete thinks about them often.
My friend and I protested in Providence too - a bunch of people did. I have pictures of that day...I can scan them and post them - not sure how interesting they'll be LOL!

Best part was screaming: "FUCK YOU GIVE US THE WHO!" over and over!
Kids. Whaddyagonnado?

Lucy said...

Sue -- what an interesting story. You really should blog it -- either here or on your blog. I'm sure the photos would be interesting too. (remember -- you said your Who concert photos were bad too -- but they were FANTASTIC.)

It would have been 1979.