The Who – Baba O’Riley
This is a song I played loud in the morning to get me pumped for a hard day.Their raw exuberance and energy pushed me out the door into the world. Watching Pete Townsend’s childlike joy in the video makes me smile down to my deepest core. I want that all enveloping focus of being, and the Who when I sing along with all my might and play along, they give me that. Keith Moon was a maniac on the drums too. I cannot watch and listen to these guys without feeling a little freer of the petty stolidness of everyday life that chains my spirit to the ground. They fly so we can float a little.
This was great– sometimes, I get in “Who moods” and crank up “Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy.” I loved Keith Moon’s craziness when I was a kid– so sad that he’s gone.
My brother may be one of the Who’s biggest fans– he once jumped into a giant vat of green jell-o to win a collection of their music.
Wow! Now thats dedication. “Meaty, Beaty” was great too!