The Who By Numbers


Last night I laid in the hammock, sipping cocktails in the blue, red and grey, listening to this album. And I couldn’t wait to take it on my run this morning. The Who By Numbers has the perfect balance of soft introspective songs and hard loud rockers, and I enjoyed it equally during these two very different extremes. In full motion, or at full rest.

Throughout my life I have always struggled, still do, with moderation. Too much of anything is not good. Everything in moderation. Finding the balance. It’s a pretty simple, basic principle, but so many people, myself included, find it hard to maintain. Our lives are rittled with peaks and valleys. Up hill climbs and downs. Especially in this day and age where everything is instantaneous, and we all need to move so fast, at the speed of light, just to survive. It’s sometimes hard to moderate. Go to the extreme and you may blow out your knee, or your ankle, or in my case a lung. Go the other direction and you’ll probably just plain Blow Up. Lean to far either way and you’ll tip the hammock and land flat on your face.

Lots of people think this classic rock stuff is pretty parochial. Only about sex, drugs and well, Rock &Roll. And most of the time it is, but there is so much really good philosophical insight in the The Who’s By Numbers. The lyrics are very powerful. You just have to connect the dots. Get it? And you feel good while your doing it too, because the music and the sound is really pleasing and sincere no matter what time of day it is. And I like every minute of the day…

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