March 17, 2008

Who are you?

I know that I have missed a lot of posts.
I missed the mute Monday and I didn't post my Fifty-five. there is a bit of here and there that I didn't get to, Ehhhhh, Stuff happens. In fact it often turns into stuff with hair on it

So what do I want to talk about??
something that is completly off the mark.
I want to talk about music- specificallly The Who.
I don't know what kind of music you listen to and it doesn't really matter.The arts bind us all together in some way or another either with agreement or dissention. We all have an opinion as to what looks, sounds, feels and appears to be good or at least in good taste.
For some reason that I can't explain I have always been attracted to the words and music of The Who. Whether I am feeling up or down or somewhere in between there is a song that matches my mood. The stirring vocals of Rodger Daltry and sultry lyrics of Pete Townsend balanced with the dichotomy of the unbalanced Kieth Moon, who must have been the inspiration for the Muppet show's Animal, and The Ox probably one of the greatest and most influential bassists of all time.

Now I listen to a lot of music, in fact it's the one sane and sensible thing I have done throughout my entire life. So many things come and go, but I always find myself tying it to my memories with a tune.
The Who is one band which stands far ahead of any other of being able to strike the exact chord in me that needs to be strummed.

Funny. This is Mute Monday and I feel like talking about music.
March is starting to seem oxymoronic to me.


Kate said...

Great choices! Happy MM!

The Troll said...

Nice storm. Happy Mute Monday!

moi said...

Very nice. Happy MM!

As for The Who, I don't think I truly appreciated just how great they were until Spike Lee showcased "Baba O'Riley" in Summer of Sam. A highly under appreciated film and one of the greatest comments on the cultural and political sea change in America that began in 1977.

NYD said...

Thank you Kate. I liked the photos you posted as well.

Troll~ Do you visit everyone who posts a MM? It must keep you quite busy.

Moi~ I didn't realize that "Summer of Sam" didn't get high marks. I happen to love Spike Lee's work, although I don't remember all the music in the soundtrack. I lived through the son of sam event and was probably riding high with The Who at the time.

Kiki said...

Great pics! The lightning in that last pic looks like a bird. Happy MM and St Pattys!

st. patrick said...

this is a fine post, lad. but not a green thing in sight! i moost agree though, those lads from england are indeed blessings to our ears! i find mr townsend in particular quite insightful

yes indeed we cannot pretend that growing old doesnt hurt!

i bring you blessings on this my feast day. and a pint of guiness, shamrocks and a fine corned beef hash.

The Java Junkie said...

Amazing! Love the next to the last pic! Happy MM!

The Grunt said...

I think I'll pop Quadrophenia in my player now.

VE said...

Knowing me...I'm at the bottom of that lightning strike...suffering.

Pink said...

Who Who Who Who?
I really want to know
Who the Fuck are you?
Who are you?


Ya they rock.

If music be the food of life, play on!

Oh but a bit of dark chocolate here and there would be nice too.

ThursdayNext said...

Happy MM!

Please...I get a fucking chill down my spine each time I hear the guitar riff in Pinball favorite, favorite, favorite.

Serena Joy said...

Love the stormy pictures. Who am I? In the grand scheme of things, I am precisely no one. If only I had lightning...:D

Scary Monster said...

This be yer idea of non-conformist behavior??


Purty pictures, though. Which ones did you take?

NYD said...

OK I just can't keep up with the comments. I just want you all to know that I surley do appreciate them....except for the little green blob.

Kurt said...

I never get tired of Quadrophenia.

Anonymous Boxer said...

Boo! I missed your Mute Monday and it was FANTASTIC.