Saturday, August 10, 2013

#266 Quadrophenia - The Who (now #267)

My husband told me the other day that he had heard a theory by Edgar Cayce who believed that everything we perceive as matter are actually vibrations - much like different frequencies give off different colors to our eyes-- but actually we can take it a step further and assume that animals, plants, water, and rocks all give off different types of vibrations.  That our very cells vibrate at different frequencies, all the time.

It was a very compelling thought, especially since I've read portions of The Miracle of Water by Masaru Emoto, where he asserts that our thoughts and intentions can actually change the structure of water molecules.  It's worth a google if you are a shitbag worthless naysayer; that's right I'm restructuring your water molecules as you read this, bitch.  And considering most of us, excluding the aliens from Signs, are made up of water, our thoughts and intentions can alter the vibrations of people, plants, and things.  Which is why it is so terrible that we allow people with awful personalities to become authority figures.  but, I digress.

Perhaps this is why when we listen to music it alters our mood so immediately; and perhaps this is also why music seems to be the grand equalizer.  It doesn't matter if you are the Queen of England or a homeless man sleeping in the gutter, it is very possible that both of these drastically different people could enjoy a band like The Who because these two people could happen to enjoy the way the band makes them feel regardless of class/age/race/gender etc.

Maybe people are so compelled to listen and create music because everything is a vibration.  And it's important to get lost in those vibrations.  There isn't a better band to get lost in than The Who.  This whole album gives off a majestic, epic Vibe (ration) that made me envision lions running down critters, people winning different competitions, people marching off to battle, and someone saying his last words before slipping back into the air.

The whole album felt like it was the end all to albums.  The band plays so vigorously and with such purpose it is hard not to like them or feel them and the power behind the instruments and the singing.  They used such interesting sounds in Quadrophenia that I couldn't stop listening to it.  Sometimes it felt like a little too much stimulation because they were playing so quickly.  My favorite songs were the last two, The Rock and Love, Reign O'er Me.  They both vibrated at such a frequency that made me feel overwhelmed with passion and love and helped me to appreciate the beautiful 105 degree day while out on a jog.

If you have to run away from the police and need some motivation, this album will do the trick.

The Who - Quadrophenia Album Cover
The album that brought back Vespa scooters, parkas and uppers: Pete Townshend drew on the Who's roots in the London mod scene of the early Sixties and composed this expansive, messy rock opera about a lonely teenage boy looking for love in the city. It gets even better when you check out the movie.

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