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from mysterytour :
that whole jump-to-conclusions thing happens w/ me and john too...all i can say is communication! haha..not like i'm one to talk, but i dunno, all i can say is you may feel dumb doing it, but it helps to just talk about it, and tell him you're like that, etc. and try to be more clear..otherwise it starts to lead to arguments *frowns* okay, i'll be quiet...
from mysterytour :
aww, i think its so great you found jim..i know i'm random but i think its cute.
from dodgerblue :
American Beauty is honestly my favorite movie ever. Pretty cool that you bought it. Peace.
from dodgerblue :
Ergh I HATE the JC Penney ads too! I was so sad when I first heard it. Well, Merry Christmas! Peace.
from dailynightly :
RE: Let My Love Open the Door in a JC Penny ad: I guess I've stopped being sad about Pete selling out because the Who have kind of been sell outs from day one. It's practically part of their philosophy of rock. Didn't I send you Pete's "Join the US Air Force!" Happy Jack ad? His site's diaries also talk about how he's glad to sell Who stuff (in regards to CSI themes) because it can gain a new generation of fans. Also, I had to tell my dad repeatedly that the popular version is, in fact, just Pete's solo work and not some other band covering his songs.
from dodgerblue :
Hey! Been a while. I like that new U2 song. Maybe just because i dearly love U2. Oh well. Hope you find someone to get that apartment and i hope your band goes well. Much love.
from dailynightly :
We're never online at the same time because I'm hardly ever online :( This is mostly because I'm using my parents' internet and can't be online all the time. I'll make an effort to have AIM on more, though.
from dailynightly :
I know about the two California concerts, but they're about a thousand miles away (okay, SF is not that far away, but Los Angeles is) and I just plain can't afford it. It makes me very sad.
from dodgerblue :
Yeah i know! Well, if they tour next fall it'll be my birthday and i'll HAVE to get tickets! Haha! You're so lucky you got to see them. By Numbers is my fave album too... good call. Later.
from m-1967 :
I really, really hope that they can fix your SG soon. I also hope you get that job, chica! Keeping my fingers crossed for tons of good things to come your way. <3
from dailynightly :
So of course I start going through Who songs and trying to imagine a draw-able one. :) We should IM again soon, especially since I'm in hyper-Who mode lately (boy in my psych class was wearing a Max R&B shirt! Too bad it's a 400-person lecture course). I've been learning "Blue Red and Grey" on my guitar, but have yet to find a capo position I can sing along with.
from dodgerblue :
Damn... I want to read a Pete interview. Wish my friends would take some interest in what I like. Yes, take good care of that SG... don't let anything happen to it! Isn't that Rolling Stone AWESOME!?!?! Gah... i love it! Well... later
from dailynightly :
RE: "Normal Girls": I wouldn't call that normal. I'd say that's what we're supposed to think is normal, but I don't know very many girls like that. Or maybe I just don't want to hang out with them, hah.
from dailynightly :
Aw, good luck on your teeth. Pete Townshend will make you better! I had an earache and I listened to Empty Glass this morning and now I am happy and my ears don't hurt! He's a miracle cure, heehee. (PS- I'm happy that band-stuff seems to be working out really well for you!)
from dailynightly :
I think you're being too hard on yourself. Personally, I think you're one of the coolest people I know. Anyway, I wouldn't worry about normal. I'm older than you and the closest thing I've had to a date or a boyfriend was in the sixth grade, and that ended badly. You really seem to be opening up socially by going to all those clubs and concerts, and I have to say you're doing a lot better than me. Cheer up, and I promise to have your CDs in the mail by Wednesday afternoon!
from dodgerblue :
Yeah I know, I've got a tendency to do that too. At our choir concert we were supposed to warm up ourselves... i warmed up with a pretty bad rendition of "Baba O'Rielly". Lol hey thats why I decided to get some Docs! I've always liked them... but just the fact that Pete had them made me want them more! lol... <3
from dailynightly :
Mah ha. That's funny, because lately I've been thinking it's all about the courthouse wedding. Or Vegas. I think it's on my mind because my sister is getting married, like, next summer or something, and my best friend Martha's sister is getting married soon. I can think of at least three people who were classmates if not friends that are my age and married. More that are just parents. This is all weird, because just today I was thinking, "In another era, I'd already be a mom!" Gah. Strange.
from mysterytour :
hey i've read that you're going thru rough times....haha me too =/... but just remember this is only the beginning of your life n pretty soon im sure things will look up...just keep trying and hoping.
from m-1967 :
Waaaaah... artwork... Gibson SG... BEAUTIFUL!! *falls over dead*
from m-1967 :
Maybe I shouldn't say this, because I wasn't there to witness it all, but: if he kissed you, was obviously attracted to you, and had sort of a boyfriend-girlfriend thing happening with you, he had no right to call it off without telling you ANYTHING. He never should have assumed that you would automatically understand (unfortunately, guys often don't get this idea). I don't care if it's your first relationship or nine~thousandth relationship, you have a right to know what's going on without vague "maybes" from the guy you like. *hugs* Hang in there, darling!
from dailynightly :
I don't think you should put the blame all on yourself. I really don't think it's your fault.
from m-1967 :
Hey, anytime. That's what friends do! :-) And your song? It ROCKS. I want to learn how to play it... I'll do the bass riff, eheehee!
from m-1967 :
Ditto what Ellen just said. The only good things that could ever come out of him are song inspirations... and I'm sure you could write better things without him as your subject at all. <3
from dailynightly :
He doesn't fucking deserve someone as good as you.
from dodgerblue :
Hey! Thanks for the notes! Umm I don't own ALL the Who albums but I had all the ones that were at Best Buy that day. You got an SG? OMG!!! That frickin' rocks! You're SO lucky. Well, I'm off to go do something else but write me some e-mail or something... FriskyPeppers20@aol.com. G'day!
from dailynightly :
You finished it! Hurrah! It sounds lovely! Er, reads lovely... you know what I mean.
from dailynightly :
Your lyrics are lovely, and writing is like everything else (even guitar), it will all come easier the more you practice. Think about it--Townshend's first big composition ("I Can't Explain") is widely acknowledged to be a Kinks ripoff/imitation. And look where he went with that.
from cdghost :
words are like poetry, you are gifted
from dailynightly :
On imagining how things will go and how they never go that way: I do this so often that I've actually banned myself from imagining things I really want because I've convinced myself it's a jinx; if I let myself imagine it in detail, it won't come true. Heh. I'm silly.
from dailynightly :
Thanks for the card! I shall keep away from drummers wielding pies, but I'll risk it for astonishingly adorable guitar players.
from dailynightly :
Song looks good so far. Did I ever tell you that the second line or so of Cream's "NSU" always makes me think of you? "...the only time I'm happy's when I play my guitar..."
from dailynightly :
I found a copy of the 8 x 10 I have of the Who. It's this one, but way more beat up and with a scratch through Keith. http://www.thewho.net/pictures/WhoFamilyPortrait1.jpg
from dailynightly :
Punk=good, at least really old punk. It's certainly not all screaming and stuff. I mean, the Who are pretty much the precursors of punk. The punks hated everyone but worshiped the Who. I would seriously recommend listening to the Clash's album London Calling. All punk really is is a stripped down, back to basics form of rock, and the Clash is particularly good with a reggae influence and socially conscious lyrics. Once you get over the fact that Joe Strummer almost always slurs his words like he's drunk, anyway. I should make you a mix CD over christmas break when I make one for my friend Jess (a big psychedelic rock fan, I think you two would get along.)
from dailynightly :
Remember what Ray High said about insecurity to Rosaline? (Or is it Rosalind? Whatever.) I don't know what to tell you. My instinct would be to continue art school with music on the side like you're doing, but you're much more committed than I am. (Or we could work at Rolling Stone together :) I'll write, you illustrate my articles, heh heh.)
from dailynightly :
Thanks! If I had drumsticks, I'd take a picture of them on a white background with tic tacs and ibuprofren scattered around them to represent Keith, heh. Drums and Drugs, hee. Some of those big kit pictures I'll go for on the article on his drums, and the jester ones for the articles on his prankishness. I think I'll use either the scowling one or the champagne bottle in the wall for the main article, and this one: http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~ebarnhar/scans/ keithelvis1.jpg in the table of contents. I'm excited, I'm headed back to the computer lab in twenty minutes to try to work on this. I'll have to take screenshots of all the pages when I'm done so I can post them.
from dailynightly :
"Heir to the Empire" is the start of a pretty good trilogy, I think. It was the first of the Star Wars novels in the '90s. [What the hell, Anakin Solo died? I had no idea.] I find it interesting that I got majorly depressed and cried a bunch last night, too. And one of the few things Who Boy has ever said to me was how badly they edited Tommy out of the Isle of Wight DVD. *sigh* Ahem. Anyway, it's kind of weird that things seem to happen at the same time like that. I have a friend named Rachel in Anaheim, CA and we've determined that we're living the same life five years apart (as I'm older than her).
from dailynightly :
Ah, but let's not forget that American Idol is actually an Americanization of a British show. Same with Big Brother, and any number of other 'reality' shows and a bunch of new sitcoms. Do you have a group like our OSPIRG (Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group)? They're always doing things here even when there aren't big events. River Cleanup and reducing textbook costs and stuff. I think other states have SPIRG type groups. Or maybe that was in Sten's diary (she's Canadian.) But I know what you mean, America is settling into a new cold-war kind of state after 9/11 where it's easier to just conform and go with it.
from dailynightly :
<<sympathy>>
from dailynightly :
I lie, I see that they aren't single coils but 'open coil humbuckers.' And my dad tells me that the price difference is pretty much how cheap the labor is wherever the guitar was assembled. But we haven't determined what the sound difference would be between open humbuckers and regular ones. (All this because I wanted to show him the $10,000 Led Zeppelin drum kit they're giving away in Musician's Friend... and then he tortured me by going through the basses for half an hour. *sigh*)
from dailynightly :
It just occurred to me (while I was flipping through the Musician's Friend catalogue) that the reason that SG I showed you was so inexpensive was that it had single coil pickups instead of humbuckers. Ah well.
from dailynightly :
Congrats on the open mic, etc.!
from dailynightly :
I stopped mid-Tommy bit to listen to the album, write, eat, and am still in the middle of sorting laundry, because I keep coming back out to check email and such! So, no, I haven't gotten there yet. I can't believe how LONG this book is! I feel like I'm always reading it, but I'm only less than halfway through! (250 pages)
from dailynightly :
Cute beyond WORDS!
from dailynightly :
Thanks--You're totally my 'Townshend friend.' Now I think it's time for a little TKAA before bed! (Also--I've figured it out: The cute Townshend with his tongue out thing is from when Tommy Smothers is asking him where he's from at the beginning.)
from dailynightly :
!!!!!!! Knew you'd love it. (Right now I'm writing a long description of Pete in Italian for my class, tee hee.)
from dailynightly :
Maybe I'm still concert-euphoric, but while I understand all you're saying and agree that the binding power of rock has essentially been lost, I will say that there are still bands doing it for the love of music. I really think the White Stripes are... they carry that old spirit and it amazes me. I think that's why I love them so much. They're not encouraging revolution and such, but there's a purity and a soul to their music that's been missing for a long time. They totally shun the use of computers in their recordings and I think it makes a tremendous difference. The polish sucks the soul out of modern music. The British music press called them the saviors of rock. I wonder if I'm a little biased by reading that the first song Jack White learned on his guitar was "I Can't Explain"? Hah. Anyway, there is some (faint) hope for rock and roll yet.
from dailynightly :
Okay, first, NO NO NO PETE NO! I totally agree there and I'm so so sad for Pete just thinking about it. The tortured artist, you know? You just... want to make him feel better. Second, I am VERY ENVIOUS of you having Who By Numbers. I want that album so much. TKAA is coming soon, just gotta keep telling myself that. Also, glad you got to talk to a Who Guy. I miss mine--both Who Boy and the Great British Professor.
from dailynightly :
The amazing-osity of your last entry is that my roommate and I went shopping for used CDs and she bought that very same Pink Floyd CD. So I know what poster you're talking about (and she thought it was awesome, too... "My first Pink Floyd poster!"). So, haha!
from dailynightly :
Oh man, guess what? I dreamed last night that you and I went to a big outdoor concert and saw Who Boy sitting in front of us (I pointed him out to you) and then WE were in PETE TOWNSHEND'S BAND. I was the drummer, you had a guitar, and Pete was his 1975-ish self. Pete said something to us, but now I can't remember what it was. Something positive, because we were all excited and happy. Isn't that cool?
from dailynightly :
Oh my god, did I remember to write that I bought Tommy on DVD yesterday too? Because I *did*. How crazy is that!?! I'm going to make my friends watch it like next week or something. Luckily, they actually want to see it and I'm not forcing them. I'm so excited!
from dailynightly :
Hah, it's always Roger and the single punch, isn't it? That amuses me. The funny thing is that I've had a really similar dream about Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, where he was in a car accident or something and was a little bit crazy and I was really worried. I'm also amused that you had a Pete dream the day after I had a Roger dream. And I don't even particularly like Roger... well, I like Roger, just not in the same way I like Pete!
from m-1967 :
Too bad about your guitar. :-( I need to buy new strings for mine too... the ones my lovely guitar came with are majorly crappy. I know what you mean about religion and stuff--I'm supposed to be a Roman Catholic, but as I haven't been to a church in two, maybe three years, I don't really feel like a good one. *shrugs* My mom, dad, and sister, don't go either... I don't know. Oh... and about your mix? The fact that you have Led Zeppelin (and "Friends" is my FAVOURITE SONG), Elton John, Peter Frampton, John Lennon, **ELO**, AND The Who, you are most decidely the awesomest person that I know. ^_^
from dailynightly :
I preordered the TKAA DVD... I'm so stoked. I can't wait for October to come so I'll have it!
from dailynightly :
OH! Listen to "We Close Tonight"! And, oh, crikey, what's the one I love... "Time is Passing." Oh, looking at the liner notes you might know it from Who Came First. But I adore it. And "Under My Thumb" is pretty interesting. And "Cousin Kevin Model Child." But ah, yeah, fab album. I'm so excited, it's like *I* just bought the album! I'm so silly. Enjoy!
from dailynightly :
Thanks for the note, I appreciate your sympathy. I was really mad at my dad that night, but most of the time he's okay. I kind of wish I could tell him off about all that stuff, but it would just make things nasty around here. I have two friends who, like me, are going to be 21 next spring break and so we're considering a Las Vegas trip, though more to be tourists than to gamble.
from groovebunny :
Hi.:) Thanks for taking my music survey. I really enjoyed reading your answers. Take care.
from m-1967 :
AAAAAAAH!! GIBSON SG! *dies* I want to learn to play guitar, but my dad is always too busy or too tired to teach me... GOURDY GOURDY GOURD! How cuuuuuuuuuute! Thanks for putting him up! *ahem* I'm fine now. Really. ^_~
from dailynightly :
I know what you mean, though some people at my school take it too far the other way sometimes. And it's funny, 'cause Nike owns our souls in that Phil Knight has paid for about half the stuff on our campus. And we think we're so socially progressive. But I live amongst the would be new hippies, only most of them don't care much beyond trying to imitate the old hippies in appearance and smoking a LOT of pot. I think I'm a bit like Pete: I see too many flaws in people calling themselves hippies to like it. *sigh* But that's because I think most of these people don't know what they're doing. Some of them care and I can (and do) respect that, but most of the ones I see are mostly into patchwork clothes and pot. But that's just the city where I live. People come here to pretend they're hippies. -=-=-=-=-=- I went to a peace march with my roommate last February and a couple of vote recount protests with my parents during the last presidential election. It's cool, I'd recommend it. I bet there's a student group around.
from dailynightly :
*excessive joy* The Kids Are Alright...! EEEEEEEE! (I actually just ran into my parents' room and told them, though they don't ever care and they're kind of mad at me for interrupting their TV watching, that's how excited I am.) . . . . PETE! YAY! *remembers the Baba O'Riley video*
from dailynightly :
Yay! Fenders do rock. My electric is a Fender Squire stratocaster and my dad is looking into a Squire P-Bass, I think. I have to say, this year's Fender catalog is cooler than usual. I've got the Pete photo and the bassists memorial page up on my bedroom wall and gave the London Calling thing to my friend along with the Kinks page and the one that talks a little about Elvis Costello. So yeah, cool... I better go write an entry of my own!
from dailynightly :
Oooh, I'm so sorry. That does sound like a horrible day. *sympathy* Work it out on the guitar. I wish I could say something that would make you feel better. Go to a music store and see if you can pick up the free 2003 Fender guitar catalog--there's a photo of John Entwistle and a full page photo of Pete with a long quote. Fender Frontline 2003.
from dailynightly :
Oooh! Me! I'll be John Entwistle in that band! I can play "Whiskey Man"! Heehee. Actually, in my imaginary Girl Who Band, I've already got me as John, you as Pete, and my wannabe drummer friend Martha as Keith. I just need a Roger. I noticed the thing with Rough Boys and And I Moved, too. I wondered about that... Behind Blue Eyes gave way to the new HP book. I'm on page 126... Well, off to write a proper entry rather than a ton of stuff here!
from leslieirene :
Hey! Cool! Glad you liked the banner. I have been a TFF fan since 1985. I got to see "The Seeds of Love" tour in 1990. Awesome. Thanks for stopping by! Blessings Always, Leslie Irene :)
from lilpeanut80 :
ack! I love your hedgehog! He is so cute. weeeee! I hog-sat an albino hedgehog once, just for a few hours. ckb
from dailynightly :
Hey! I have that tape. My aunt sent me a store bought copy of it last Christmas, and this is the first time I noticed the little Disney castle on the side. Huh. I *ADORE* the chest line! My dad and I make fun of that all the time. Ah, man. That's a great tape.
from dailynightly :
Ach, it's impossible, having a Who-free day. I almost did it today, but I realized my "Writing" mp3 playlist has a few Who and I just added a bunch of Townshend to it this afternoon. My friend Slavik tells me it doesn't count if I think about them, which means it would, in fact, be completely impossible. : )
from dailynightly :
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere... I'm guessing you mean the picture on page *flipflipflip* 96? I love all the pictures on those two pages, even if the Roger-beans one grosses me out a little. It's still cute. It's such a great book. I've been flipping through trying to find a favorite (217? Nah... 209?) but I can't choose! But my favorite drawing of Pete is based off page 164. Ahh, while I'm here and being stupid, look at page 136... look at John with the stuffed Koala, and get a load of that hat on Roger! Aah, I love it. Too many good pictures. I need to sit down this summer and really read through this book, eh? Aah, I'll go now.
from speculating :
How was the Foos concert? I AM SO FREAKIN' JEALOUS! hehe.
from dailynightly :
Ha, does it make you feel better (not that you were feeling anything particularly negative) to know that I actually gasped aloud when I read that you found a video of Let My Love Open The Door? Did he look like he does on the Empty Glass Cover? Because I've totally fallen in love with the picture on the back of that album.
from m-1967 :
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Thanks for putting me on your favourite diaries list... and I feel so honoured that I run your FAVOURITE Who--> site! *dies* I feel so special now! *hugs* Thank~yooooooou!
from lilpeanut80 :
my dad is an oldies DJ. Here I should say that we went to Liverpool and went on the 'magical mystery tour' on our family vacation when I was 16. Maybe only you can appreciate it. Sometimes when I tell people they are like, "the what?"
from dailynightly :
The performance of "Young Man Blues" at Isle of Wight is what brought Who Boy to my attention. He brought it into Rock History class because he wanted the teacher to showcase the power of the Who performing live. When I talked to him later, he said that he was disappointed with the way the DVD cuts up Tommy. Ahh, memories...
from dailynightly :
http://www.thewho.net has PAGES of photos and a pretty big tab section. That's where most of my Who photos have come from.
from dailynightly :
Aah, the Live at Leeds "A Quick One". That was THE song that brought the Who to my attention. I love the original Live at Leeds album, and I'm dying to hear the Deluxe version. "Heaven and Hell" is another favorite--I'm pretty sure it's an Entwistle, I like Entwistle's work... Personally, I like Pete's intro to Quick One... Okay, I'm rambling. I'll go now.
from lilpeanut80 :
wow, 'Candace' is kind of an uncommon name (I am a candICE). I hate the way it is hardly ever on those 'personalized items' in stores. Whenever I actually find one, I have to buy it, even though I should be passed the age of getting excited about such things...
from dailynightly :
I seem to monopolize your notes page, heh heh. It would seem I need to keep an eye out for Roger more often, it was so funny seeing him on (the syndicated repeat of) That 70s Show the other night. We were eating dinner at the time... I think my parents were annoyed by my incessant giggling. Also, CSI rocks.
from speculating :
Thanks. :) <3
from dailynightly :
The shirt thing! Oh man! Yeah, Roger seems incapable of keeping his shirt on and that is just about the most hilarious thing EVER. Even hang-gliding for "Sensation"... I mean, don't you think it gets cold at that altitude? And the crossing guitars, that has to be just about my favorite part of the movie. I just love that part. Heehee. Roger and his shirtlessness. It amuses me no end... how long until I break down and just buy the DVD, I wonder?
from dailynightly :
oooooooh, now you're going to make me cry... I have to hold out hope that I'll be able to see Pete someday, I'm so upset that I missed my chance--we were so sure they'd cancel after Entwistle died that we spent the money on other things... *sniff*
from dailynightly :
WHAT!?!?!?!?! Oh god, Pete! Grrr! Oh! This makes me so...! I am clearly at a loss for words. Damnit!
from dailynightly :
I'd help you with the icons, but I only know how to deal with Macintosh computers. Yeah, I am modsandrockers4 and you can also reach me at magnolia_simms17@yahoo.com
from dailynightly :
Meh heh. I used to read Star Wars books until, gosh, the last set of Timothy Zahn ones, then I quit. Vision of the Future? Yeah, I think that was it. The X-Wing series always has a place in my heart because I adore Wedge Antilles. Did you ever catch the Simpsons episode where Marge accidentally gets implants? At the vendor show, there's a booth called "The Keds are Alright" which made me freak out... plus there's the great Who episode (not enough of Pete though *cough cough*). I also have Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, fun book, I adore it. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for those bios, though. All I've read apart from AAA is Pete's _Horse's Neck_ which I really liked. I read almost the entire thing in one sitting one night at the library. I'm starting to think I have precognition, because I read this entry just after finishing writing up a list of books I've read since February (incl. Horse's Neck) with commentary, so I was just thinking about Pete's writing. And now I'm off to write an entry of my own...
from dailynightly :
The funny thing is that I just bought Empty Glass today and am listening to it for the first time. I was listening to it when I read the note you left. So far, very good. I looked at Entwistle solo albums, too, but there was just a somewhat expensive imported one.
from dailynightly :
There's a $30, 2-disc version of Live at Leeds that has a full production of Tommy on it that I'm saving up for... someday, it will be mine! Also, 40 Licks rocks. Hurrah for the British Invasion Trinity, they're my favorites.
from dailynightly :
Pfft, normal. I also fall for aging rock legends (Townshend, McCartney, Nesmith, Jagger (to a lesser degree) and I'm also really really shy. I'm studying journalism because I like to write (though I prefer fiction)... Long story short, I empathize, I really really do.
from dailynightly :
Armenia's owner is ~*M*~ at m-1967.diaryland.com. She doesn't post much, but she's quite nice. She's also one of the co-authors of one of the major Monkees fansites. Sometime I'll have to scan the kickass picture of Pete I did the other day. Oh, I am so in love with the picture I did it off of, now. I love your drawings, my roommate had to put up with me squealing "Oh! IT'S ROGER!" when the page loaded up. :)
from dailynightly :
PETE! Heh heh. Just today I made two more Who t-shirts, so now I have three. One with the Quadrophenia DVD cover, a Maximum R&B shirt, and, ah, shoot, I don't know how describe the third. This picture: http://ellenbb.tripod.com/special/whounionjack.jpg Anyway, I totally dig the Townshend obsession, being mad about Pete and his musicianship myself.

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