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A couple of great news, I found them on Pete Townshend's homepage...

NEW WHO ALBUM ? WHO2 will not be a concept album. That is, in itself, a concept for me. Roger and I meet in mid December to play what we have written. If we move ahead from there, we may have a CD ready to release in the spring. My working-title for the project - ?Who2? - is only partly tongue-in-cheek. If the recording works out we will tour with the usual band in the first half of 2005.

THE BOY WHO HEARD MUSIC is a short story I finished some time ago. It will not be the title of the next Who album. It is not autobiographical. It is a continuation of the LIFEHOUSE chronicles, and features the LIFEHOUSE METHOD (music generated from data gathered from various individuals). I hope to develop this as an animation feature with music in the second half of 2005. I would also like to see a concert version. With everything LIFEHOUSE-related I know I must dream on.

WHO HE? While I write songs and short stories I also work on this, my autobiography. I am really enjoying this, and would do what Bob Dylan has done and put out my early years first, were it not for the fact that I was arrested early in 2003. My autobiography now offers me the chance to lay down my life story and place recent events in proper context. I have had a long and lumbering life ? this book will take time.

A DIFFERENT BOMB. This is the book I spoke about that was in preparation when I was arrested in early 2003. This small book is about the impact and danger of child-porn on the internet: essays about and interviews with casualties of abuse or survivors like myself. I have shelved it. I can?t venture publicly into this area again.

QUADROPHENIA. There is exciting news in the wind about Quadrophenia and its theatrical life. The development during 2002 with Trevor Nunn for the National Theatre hiccupped, but various provincial British theatres have shown very serious interest in mounting a production. There is also an investigation of its theatrical potential by a major American producer.

BRAND NEW. I am also talking to Des McAnuff (who must be the busiest man on earth) about a new musical spectacular for Las Vegas. We?ve been talking about doing this since we mounted Tommy on Broadway back in 1993. It?s getting closer.

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I can't wait! I hope they come round near Virginia, though I'd travel a great distance to see them. If their new album has anything like Old Red Wine and Real Good Lookin Boy (which, I love, despite the fact that not a lot of people do), then it should be totally awesome!

I still love The Who even though John and Keith aren't there anymore. As Roger Daltrey says, "They still have that spark." I have the Live In Boston DVD from this year, and they're still really great :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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While we're fresh on the subject, there is something I would like to address. Why is Daniel called Daniel-San occaisonally? Did I miss some inside joke about him being Japanese or something?

That would be a reference to "Karate Kid" where Mr. Mioge would call Daniel (lead actor) Daniel-san.

I can't wait to see if The Who come to Minneapolis. I finally got Tommy in the mail while I was away and can't wait to listen to the whole thing.

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