Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Sleeping Dog

“Sleeping Dog” – Pete Townshend

Sleeping dog by the open fire
You’re sleeping your life away
You don’t know how far you’ve got to go
Or the trouble that you’ll have to face

Yet all I can do is love you
Provide you with some fun and food
All I can do is love you
And that is what I do

Sleeping children laying in your beds
Tomorrow you’ll be back at school
You look so young but you’ve come so far
You’ll never be any soul’s fool

All I can do is love you
Provide you with some fun and food
All I can do is love you
And that is what I do

(instrumental verse)

All I can do is love you
Provide you with some fun and food
All I can do is love you
And that is what I do

Now I’m going up to my wife
Baba I pray to you
Love me just a little like I love them
And I can do some sleeping too

All I can do is love you
Provide you with a song
All I can do is love you
Like you’ve been loving me all along

All I can do is love you
Provide you with a verse or two
All I can do is love you
And that is what I do

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April 12, 2011 Posted by | Old Music, Photography, The Dugs, The Who | , | Leave a comment

Teenage Cancer Trust – “Tommy”

There was a sense of real anticpation for the highlight of this years series of concerts in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust held at the Royal Albert Hall last week because The Who hadn’t performed Tommy since 1989.

Anticipation filled the air as Roger Daltrey led his own touring band through the performance of “Tommy” plus some other Who classics and solo material, the big question was would Pete Townshend make an appearance…..of couse he would.

There have been so many questions flying around concerning the future of The Who. How bad is Pete’s hearing? Would The Who ever tour again as a band? Would they ever, indeed, play together for the occasional gig, the aswer will without doubt be yes but who knowns when and who knows where.

Original Source :- www.thewho.com

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March 31, 2011 Posted by | Charity, New News, The Who, Video | , , , | 2 Comments

Cover Story – John Legend and Adele

Adele’s second album “21” has rocketed her into the big time and is currently the biggest selling album in 2011 on both sides of the Atlantic, not bad for a wee girl who was mentored by Pete Townshend’s partner Rachel Fuller when she left music school.

Perhaps one of the biggest compliments she will have received is the great John Legend taking the time to record a cover of her “Rolling In The Deep” hit single.

There’s a fire starting in my heart,

Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bring me out the dark.

Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go ahead and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare.
See how I’ll leave, with every piece of you
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do.

There’s a fire starting in my heart,
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bring me out the dark.

The scars of your love, remind me of us.
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can’t feeling

We could of had it all
Rolling in the deep
You had my heart inside your hand
And you played it to the beat

Baby I have no story to be told
But I’ve heard one of you and I’m gonna make your head burn,
Think of me in the depths of your despair
Making a home down there as mine sure won’t be shared

The scars of your love, remind you of us.
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can’t feeling

We could of had it all

 

 

 

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March 30, 2011 Posted by | Cover Stories, New Music, New Releases, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Friday Fun – You Cheated Me

“You Cheated Me” – Martha Wainwright (with Pete Townshend)

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December 24, 2010 Posted by | Humour, Old Music, The Who | , , | Leave a comment

The Who Return For Cancer Charity

 

Rock legends The Who are to perform alongside Jeff Beck, Blondie singer Debbie Harry and The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft in a charity concert against cancer.

The stars will appear at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, on January 13, 2011 to raise money for KILLING Cancer, a charity that funds research into little-known cancer treatment Photodynamic Therapy (PDT).

PDT, which involves making cells more sensitive to light before exposing them to laser light, could help to treat cancers and precancerous conditions near the surface of the skin or internal organ linings.

The event has special significance for The Who, whose manager Bill Curbishley said he had witnessed a number of friends going through the last days of cancer.

“Only later we discovered that PDT could perhaps have saved their lives – and certainly given them some dignity in their final weeks,” he said in a statement.

The Who have performed to raise awareness of cancer before. In March the band joined up with Arctic Monkeys, JLS and Noel Gallagher to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

(Reporting by Adam Jourdan, editing by Mike Collett-White and Paul Casciato

Fi would approve!!

See if you can spot Fiona and I in this video, for a hint I am wearing a bright yellow shirt!!

Circa 8.40 into video

I am the yellow shirt a few rows from the front and Fi is to my right.

November 11, 2010 Posted by | Charity, Family, Fiona, Mrs D, New News, The Who, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Empty Glass

“Empty Glass” – Pete Townshend

Why was I born today
Life is useless like Ecclesiastes say
I never had a chance
But opportunity’s now in my hands

I stand with my guitar
All I need’s a mirror
Then I’m a star
I’m so sick of dud TV
Next time you switch on
You might see me…oh.what a thrill for you

I’ve been there and gone there
I’ve lived there and bummed there
I’ve spinned there, I gave there
I drank there and I slaved there

I’ve had enough of the way things been done
Every man on a razors edge
Someone has used us to kill with the same gun
Killing each other by driving a wedge

My life’s a mess I wait for you to pass
I stand here at the bar, I hold an empty glass

Why was I born today
Life is useless like Ecclesiastes say
I didn’t get a chance
Opportunity’s in my hand

I stand with my guitar
All I need’s a mirror
Then I’m a star
I’m so sick of dud TV
Next time you switch on
You might see me…

I’ve been there and gone there
I’ve lived there and bummed there
I’ve spinned there, I gave there
I drank there and I slaved there

I’ve had enough of the way things have been done
Every man on a razors edge
Someone has used us to shoot with the same gun
We where killing each other by driving a wedge

My life’s a mess I wait for you to pass
I stand here at the bar, I hold an empty glass

Don’t worry smile and dance
You just can work life out
Don’t let down moods entrance you
Take the wine and shout

My life’s a mess I wait for you to pass
I stand here at the bar, I hold an empty glass

To buy the music of Pete Townshend click HERE
Empty Glass was released in 1980 as the first “real” Pete Townshend solo album (Who Came First was a collection of demo recordings and Meher Baba-inspired songs, while Rough Mix was written and recorded with Ronnie Lane) and was his most successful.
The album deals with a plethora of issues that Townshend was struggling with, including alcoholism, drug abuse, marital problems and deceased friends, and as such echoes on several fronts my current mood.
 Empty Glass also contained the devotional love song, “Let My Love Open the Door”, which became a top ten hit single in the United States, a remixed version featured o the soundtrack album from the film Grosse Point Blank”, here is a rare solo performance of the song.
Also included are two other (modestly successful) singles, “Rough Boys” and “A Little Is Enough”.
The album was rated #57 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980’s

September 16, 2010 Posted by | Movies, Old Music, The Who, Video | , | Leave a comment

Sunrise

You take away the breath I was keeping for sunrise
You appear and the morning looks drab in my eyes
And then again I’ll turn down love
Having seen you again
Once more you’ll disappear
My morning put to shame

You take away the breath I was keeping for sunrise
You appear and the morning looks drab in my eyes
And then again I’ll turn down love
Having seen you again
Once more you’ll disappear
My morning put to shame

Sometimes I fear that this will go on my life through
Each day I spend in an echoed vision of you
And then again I’ll turn down love
Remembering your smile
My every day is spent
Thinking of you all the while

The times I’ve let myself down
My head’s spinning ’round
My eyes see only you
The chances I’ve lost
Opportunities tossed
Away and into the blue

You take away the breath I was keeping for sunrise
You appear and the morning looks drab in my eyes
And then again I’ll turn down love
Having seen you again
Then again you’ll disappear
My morning put to shame

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Photography, The Who, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Who’s Last

The Who‘s future as a group has been thrown into question after Pete Townshend revealed that his tinnitus has returned.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Townshend admitted that the ringing in his ears could mean the end for the band.

“If my hearing is going to be a problem, we’re not delaying shows, we’re finished,” he admitted. “I can’t really see any way around the issue.”

Townshend is set to test a new in-ear monitoring system to help combat his tinnitus during The Who‘s Teenage Cancer Trust gig on March 30.

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Click on the Rolling Stone link above as it is an interview that is well worth a read.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | New News, Video | , | 4 Comments

Baba O’Riley

Brilliant covers and brilliant original.

December 17, 2009 Posted by | The Who, Video | , , | 1 Comment

Too Much…….The Magic Fridge!!

John Lee Hooker-14

“One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” – John Lee Hooker

 

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November 12, 2009 Posted by | Blues, Humour, Old Music, The Who, Video | , , | Leave a comment

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