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November 21, 2012

"The Acid Queen" — The Who ("Tommy")

One of the great underappreciated classics of rock.

Pete Townshend's distinctive voice lends a grating, insistent quality to the vocal that puts in the pantheon.

My favorite YouTube comment: "My buddy and I are gonna drop acid and watch 'Tommy.'"

Just so.

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Townshend wrote the 1969 song.

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my goodness - a lively conversation - and here's TINA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mwfabsTv47I

Posted by: sherlock | Nov 21, 2012 6:52:12 PM

TY 6.02

But it's more than size, the fabric of my Tapestry, my Flautist!

(7+ minutes long with distractions, but...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM3t7UTG2No

Posted by: JoePeach | Nov 21, 2012 6:45:41 PM

Oh, yeah, 6, Tina OWNED it.

Posted by: Becs | Nov 21, 2012 4:39:22 PM

The second half of Avogadro's quote, of course:
"And they was right!"

I just can't miss an opportunity to praise the phenomenal, late, great Madeline Kahn (doing her "I'm Tired" Marlene Dietrich from the movie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uai7M4RpoLU&feature=related

Posted by: Flautist | Nov 21, 2012 4:20:41 PM

"We heard you was hung."
Just for you two, Peachy & Flautist.

To Joe, on this Thanksgiving eve, I extend a Laurel, and hearty handshake.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Nov 21, 2012 3:31:52 PM

Just in case the song seems too short...

http://labs.echonest.com/Uploader/index.html?trid=TRCDXUR13B244DD7CA

Posted by: Rocketboy | Nov 21, 2012 1:50:32 PM

Candygram for Mongo!

Great story, Peachykins.

Posted by: Flautist | Nov 21, 2012 1:36:43 PM

I didn't ever think I would confess to this to BOJ but,

I experienced Tommy, 2001, Blazing Saddles & a few others on acid.

All three were equally epic to my sponged mine at the time.

So outrageous was Blazing Saddles that my friends and I

were silent all the way home from the theater!

Posted by: JoePeach | Nov 21, 2012 12:49:01 PM

Tina did it up proud!

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Nov 21, 2012 12:20:36 PM

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