Sunday, June 15, 2008
The Best Live Band That Ever Was
Seriously, I'll quit the music postings now, but I had to close with this video of Baba O'Riley and the original lineup of The Who. This song was practically the anthem for a whole generation -- or it was for the segment of it that I was a part of. I was trying to find a song that captured the essence of what that last couple of years of high school was like for me and this is it. It's not necessarily that I played "Who's Next" any more often than the dozens of other albums that provided the soundtrack for that period of time, but if I had to choose one track, this would be it for me.
If you had to pick one song to characterize your high school years, what would it be?
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It is worth mentioning, for future reference, that the creative power which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book quiets down after a time, and one goes on more steadily. Doubts creep in. Then one becomes resigned. Determination not to give in, and the sense of an impending shape keep one at it more than anything.