The Who – Who Are You

The Who had best avoid Denver and Seattle during their US leg…

Roger Daltrey Doesn’t Want Fans Smoking Pot at Who Concerts

Boy, how things have changed since the ’60s. Roger Daltrey threatened to stop a Who concert last night after he smelled pot smoke in the audience.

According to Newsday, the band was playing a show at New York’s Nassau Coliseum yesterday when an abundant amount of weed smoke started to make itself to the stage. Apparently, the singer is allergic to marijuana smoke and it causes his voice to stop working.

You can see Daltrey scold the audience member with the wicked bud in the above video. He asks him to stop puffing or he would walk offstage. Then Pete Townshend gets a few words in too, before the fan apparently put away his stash and let the band continue on with its 50th-anniversary tour show.

Newsday‘s review notes that “the smoke’s impact was almost immediate on his voice, which went from crystal clear and potent for the opening ‘I Can’t Explain’ to something rougher and more limited during ‘I Can See for Miles.’”

Townshend’s been in a particularly prickly mood lately. Earlier this week, he released a new solo song, “Guantanamo,” about the Cuban prison camp where alleged torturing occurred following one of the wars the U.S. has been involved in over the past few years. In the song (which is from an upcoming solo compilation), he spits his words and hasn’t sounded this angry since that time he kicked a cop.

The Who’s 50th anniversary tour continues through November, with dates in North America and Europe. Townshend also has a special gig on July 5 in London, where his 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia will be performed by a classical orchestra.

What’s on your mind tonite…?




  1. dubinsky
    May 21, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Who is Who…..and not fade away……. no matter what they promised

  2. May 21, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Aloha, LN pups…! Here’s last nite’s testy exchange…

  3. May 21, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    *heh* Going old school, dub…

  4. dubinsky
    May 21, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    thx for that.

    squeezebox was my old lady’s absolute fave Who track.

  5. May 21, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Btw, Pete Townshend truly goes off on Guantamano…

  6. Andy_Lewis
    May 21, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    And some new school as well:

  7. dubinsky
    May 21, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    heh yerself. I’m so old school that I was at Woodstock.

  8. May 21, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Aloha, Alan…! Great tune…! 😉

  9. May 21, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    *heh* Do ya remember it, dub…? 😉

  10. dubinsky
    May 21, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    about half,,,,,,, we were carrying some hundred or so tabs of orange sunshine and we didn’t give quite all of them away.

  11. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi
    May 21, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Ralph Nader Ron Paul Cynthia McKinney Jesse Ventura sez
    it’s an eminence front ….. an eminence front ….. it’s a put on

    come and join our party dressed to kill
    won’t you come and join our party dressed to kill
    dress yourself to kill

    Gibson & Marshall
    Les Paul Ron Paul

  12. May 21, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Aloha, bb…! Somebody has got to do it…! How’s your bay tonite…?

  13. dubinsky
    May 21, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    really like the tune. wish that the drumming wasn’t so lackluster. …. and moonless.

    (sorry, but I’m not merely a childish old cranky hippie, but a drummer as well)

  14. May 21, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Looking abroad… So while the EU/Nato/US propaganda is losing the war… The Putin Channel: Kremlin TV Beats EU to Europe’s Russian Speakers

    NATO drill aims to reassure nervous Baltic states

    Meanwhile, Count Chocula Poroshenko is flailing about as the bus runs over him…

    Poroshenko has ‘full evidence’ of Russia’s presence in Ukraine

    Did I say flailing…? Ukrainian lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia

    Meanwhile the WaPoo has this steaming pile of poo to offer… The U.S. continues to send the wrong message to Russia

  15. May 21, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Moon and the boyz…

  16. dubinsky
    May 21, 2015 at 11:59 pm
  17. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Thought it was Bezos’ AmazonPoo.

    Every oligarch needs a mouthpiece, after all, at least one.

  18. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 12:49 am

    CT, how’s weather in Paradise, ’cause it’s cold in Dixie – hi today of 57° with brisk northerly winds; low tonight in the 40°s.

    Edit: Was really just checking to see if my comment would post.

    What happened to the music?

  19. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 1:09 am

    I thought so, too – but we seem to have lost our host and other DJs, too.

    Edit: Last I saw was some mention of “orange sunshine tabs.” Maybe they’re off trippin’ somewhere. 😉

  20. Andy_Lewis
    May 22, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Hi Tuttle. I’m Randall, who’s Alan?

  21. May 22, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Dayam, my humble apologies, my cheap ass laptop is crapping out on me…!

    Back to some tunes…

  22. May 22, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Not so well for moi, bb…! 8-(

  23. May 22, 2015 at 1:34 am

    *heh* I suppose the almighty ‘free hand’ of the market has spoken… Ukraine Bondholders Must Consider Haircuts, Says Blackrock Executive

  24. May 22, 2015 at 1:38 am
  25. dubinsky
    May 22, 2015 at 1:38 am
  26. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 1:44 am

    The conspiracy theorist in me is getting that feeling …

    Earlier today my phone was acting up so badly on the net, I finally decided it was time to “afford” a new one.

    Remember Suz needing a new keyboard? Then eCAHN ended up replacing her whole system, repeatedly reminding us she knew several people having “computer problems.”

    Surely the Exceptional Nation isn’t the only State (or Corp., or oligarch) that can do the malware thing.

  27. May 22, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Some new Pete & Eddie Vedder from last week…

  28. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Does that mean (please, no) that things may get, uh, more warm in Ukraine?

  29. May 22, 2015 at 1:51 am

    I think it’s dawning on Wall Street and Fleet Street that the Pax Americana exceptionalism party is coming to a rapid close, but, we shall see…!

  30. diane
    May 22, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Thanks, CT, for all the conversation and education at LLN. You’ve been great. G’night. I’m really glad for the many years of FDL. I’ll check in now and then.

  31. May 22, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Aloha, Dearie…! Has the oil spill impacted your beachfront…? 8-(

  32. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 2:15 am

    This multi-dimensional chess game has more pieces in motion at once than I can even begin to keep track of, even with cheat-sheets.

  33. May 22, 2015 at 2:24 am
  34. dubinsky
    May 22, 2015 at 2:29 am

    “blockades, war and poor governance have strangled” are the reasons given for the withering of the Gazan economy…..

    before Hamas took over, and restarted the hostilities with Israel, the people of Gaza drew a large part of gaza’s income by working at jobs in Israel……but kidnapping an Israeli soldier…who was in Israel and not in Gaza…. got the border crossings sealed.

    It ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe,.if’n you don’t know by now

  35. dubinsky
    May 22, 2015 at 2:34 am

    bigger bummer. Iran, Syria and the Lebanese hezzies as well, as the Houthis in Yemen….are all busy spreading them regional wars even more than the Saudis…….. while the Turks are reacting to the fighting rather than starting it and the Israelis aren’t much involved at all…

    guess some of us don’t recognize reality as much as like to re-shape it to fit their pre-formed comment (hi Juan C)…

  36. May 22, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Au contraire, Mon Frere…! Five years ago, I wrote The Science of a Seige

    A most elucidating post …!

  37. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 2:52 am

    Seems to me this regional war has been going on (in one form or t’other) for nigh on 100 years – ever since oil was discovered ‘neath all that sand.

  38. May 22, 2015 at 2:54 am

    The brainwashed by the PTB idiot regurgitates neoliberal/neocon idiocy…

    Your conventional wisdom is plastered all over CNN and Foxy news. Why do you bother?

  39. May 22, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Look, dub, you’re all ‘talk’…! Where’s the proof behind any of your well-rehearsed TP’s…? 8-(

  40. dubinsky
    May 22, 2015 at 3:01 am

    why I do believe that you’re being deliberately rude and trying to start a personal fight on a music thread.

    of course, if you think that Iran, the Assads the hezzies and the Houthis aren’t ass-deep in the fighting, and you’re so f’ed up as to claim that it’s only FOX propaganda that they are, you’re probably about half-passed brain dead anyway.

    but, what the heck, have a lovely evening and enjoy your delusions.

  41. May 22, 2015 at 3:02 am
  42. dubinsky
    May 22, 2015 at 3:05 am

    tut, you need proof that the Iranians and Assads and hezzies are fighting?????

    you don’t believe them when they say so?

    even freakin PRESS-TV carried word of that, tut………

  43. May 22, 2015 at 3:07 am

    … if you think that Iran, the Assads the hezzies and the Houthis aren’t ass-deep in the fighting…

    What ever would make them feel it necessary to do so, dub…?

  44. dubinsky
    May 22, 2015 at 3:10 am

    I enjoy your music posts, tut, as well as your charm and warm, friendly disposition.

    I can overlook your checkered past, brother.

  45. May 22, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Your cognitive dissonance, on top of your MSM talking points regurgitations is awesome! Why you’d feel compelled to be another megaphone on top of their megaphone, a predictably sycophant ‘yes-man,’ is beyond me…

    Carry on, dub!

  46. May 22, 2015 at 3:13 am

    I can overlook your checkered past, brother.

    Alrighty then, that’s a new one, dub…! I feel so much better now…!

  47. dubinsky
    May 22, 2015 at 3:16 am

    a modern manifestation of the Sunni-Shia fighting is a major facet.

    Iran’s regional ambitions are another.

    the Assad family’s struggle to maintain dictatorial control over the Syrian people a third.

  48. May 22, 2015 at 3:19 am

    *whew* Ya nailed everyone of the conventional memes…! Impressive…!

  49. dubinsky
    May 22, 2015 at 3:23 am

    I’m sure that quite a few things are beyond you, ape, but let’s not try to claim that either of us aren’t individuals with working intellects and whose comments reflect their own ideas.

    let’s not try to pretend that either of us are merely slavish recyclers of some single source.

    let’s at least get Hegelian and admit to synthesis rather than merely crying :ersatz”.

  50. May 22, 2015 at 3:26 am

    That’s just shallow, conventional “wisdom,” aka. statist propaganda, piping through your mindlessly indoctrinated, authoritarian sycophant and uninspired, borg-brained orifice.

    You’re just another liberal-statist bore, dubinsky. Post some more comics, wont’cha, please!

  51. dubinsky
    May 22, 2015 at 3:30 am

    there’s something about conventional wisdom that is slightly more useful than is utter farfetched nonsense and pastiches from propaganda arms of authoritarian regimes.

    it’s usually a higher degree of conformity of the preponderance of the known facts.

  52. May 22, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Let’s not kid ourselves, dub. Your individual “ideas” are but indoctrinated, conventional “wisdom,” stretching the Maddow through the Fox lineup spectrum of permissible opinion. You’re just another rootin’ and salutin,’ mindlessly authoritarian, cross-partisan “yes-man.”

    IOW: a boring bore.

  53. dubinsky
    May 22, 2015 at 3:34 am

    while I’m still laughing and not willing to join ape’s and other’s churlishness…….. it’s the music that counts.

  54. May 22, 2015 at 3:35 am


  55. dubinsky
    May 22, 2015 at 3:35 am

    let’s not kid ourselves at all, child.

  56. AKBob
    May 22, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Mr Tut. I will be greeting HRH King Harald V of Norway next Tuesday. Is there any thoughts you might want to pass along.

  57. May 22, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Aloha, homer…! Any chance the Nobel committee will revoke Obummer’s Peace Prize…? 😉

  58. AKBob
    May 22, 2015 at 3:41 am

    That was my first thought. Can we go deeper.

  59. May 22, 2015 at 3:42 am


    I can replicate your mature mind’s bloviations with brain farts from luminaries ranging from John Bolton to the cabinet appointees of the monopoly capitalism pusher Obama, and his entourage.

    You’re a useful – ahem – useless cypher for fascism, dub.

  60. May 22, 2015 at 3:45 am

    *heh* Ask him his thoughts on Nato and/or Russia…! 😉

  61. AKBob
    May 22, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Sadly this will only be a stand there and wave thing , he will not speak, But we are invited to show up and i want to make a sign that stands out as there will be much media. Around here if i make it about fish it will sell. Crap i suck at investigation.

  62. May 22, 2015 at 3:54 am
  63. May 22, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Greet him with your back turned?!

  64. AKBob
    May 22, 2015 at 4:00 am

    I think i will make a sign that says..A long way to come to eat a real fish.

  65. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 4:06 am

    How about “We’ll trade our Inequality for your Equality” or some such as US just headed up the OECD (?) rankings as one of the most unequal of nations while Norway was at the top as one of the most equal.

    Edit: You could put a huge smiling fish and lots of sad minnows beneath “Inequality” and several equal-sized smiling fish beneath “Equality.”

    Such a sign also compliments the guest as is proper while making a point to the home viewers, also proper.

  66. May 22, 2015 at 4:07 am
  67. AKBob
    May 22, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Good point, but around here it’s fishing central. Give me a better idea or i stick with, your fucking farmed fish suck.

  68. May 22, 2015 at 4:14 am

    What type of fish are they farming, homer…?

  69. AKBob
    May 22, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Atlantic Salmon. And they farm them in BC also which threatens our wild stocks when they get loose.

  70. AKBob
    May 22, 2015 at 4:20 am

    They are trying to farm all kinds of fish in the oceans which will fuck up ecosystems much like GMO does.

  71. May 22, 2015 at 4:21 am
  72. May 22, 2015 at 4:23 am

    They’re farming Yellow-Fin Tuna right off shore of the Big Isle, many are PO’d over it…!

  73. May 22, 2015 at 4:32 am

    …while Norway was at the top as one of the most equal…

    *heh* They gotta do something to keep the locals in the cold climes, TW…! 😉

  74. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 4:39 am

    That’s why the Scandanavian countries top all those “wish I lived there” lists! Now I know.

  75. May 22, 2015 at 4:43 am

    What exactly do you know now, TW?

    Talk less, question more!

  76. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Why IS he coming to Alaska (besides to eat free-range fish)?

  77. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 5:05 am

    I’ve been considering emigrating to the Isles, weather being one of the reasons on the plus side. Not at all fond of ice, but really, really good social safety net *might* be persuasive.

  78. TalkingWarrior
    May 22, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Are FDL comments limited to 142 characters?