At 3:27 on December 15, 2021, after posting on the King’s Road, I found this….
“The basic premise of the film/album, as far as could be understood, was that a young man named Bobby would find a way to hack into the grid to launch a music festival at which the artists and their audience would unite to create a single, perfect, infinite and universal note… which would have dramatic, unforeseen consequences for all. The idea, however, baffled his bandmates.’
Here is the last text from PETER SHAPIRO who played with THE WHO on June 16, 1967.
PETER: Monday 11:03 AM “I’ll back a “back to the 60’s” festival here on my campgrounds. you do all the logistics and line everyone up. we’ll have different areas on my large acreage; “limeys head” jeffrey hollow: ect.”
PETER: Dec. 14. “I’m the backer. you do the permits, lawyers. and deal with th f..ck..ing prima donnas. if you have to write someone out of th contract, balls up and do it. and make sure you have lots of walkers and medical folks on site.”
In June of 67 I was living with the Loading Zone and finding Meher Baba. I found Baba in the Fillmore poster advertising the Zone and Who playing together. Peter Townshend may have been aa Baba Lover at this time. Above is a pic of Baba arriving at the SF airport. What is about to happen in Lima Bean is the revelation that Lima Beans are protection against Chem-trails. A woman named Christine found a special bean patch in the house she bought. Christine Wandel told me she takes a spice to prevent COVID. We agreed that it would be wonderful if I did a poster for ‘Beanstock’.
Bean pod is a plant that produces bean pods. Seeds are removed from the pods and the remaining husks are then used to make an “extract.” This extract is used as medicine. Bean pod is used for high cholesterol, obesity, urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney or bladder stones, diabetes, and lung cancer.
The Who’s ‘lost’ 1971 album Lifehouse will finally see the light of day in 2022, although even guitarist Pete Townshend isn’t sure about exactly what form his much-misunderstood magnum opus will take when it emerges over 50 years after being shelved.
Townshend had a concept, and a reported $2 million deal from Universal Pictures, for a multi-media project titled Lifehouse in the early ’70s. But as The Who biographer/Classic Rock writer Mark Blake noted in his 2013 feature on Lifehouse, ‘There was just one problem: no one else had a clue what he was going on about.’
Lifehouse was set in the not-too-distant future, maybe 1990, Townshend explained at the time, at a point in history where everyone on earth wore special “pod-like” Lifesuits connected by wires to a central worldwide ‘grid’, which ‘fed’ them entertainment… though not rock music, which was banned. The basic premise of the film/album, as far as could be understood, was that a young man named Bobby would find a way to hack into the grid to launch a music festival at which the artists and their audience would unite to create a single, perfect, infinite and universal note… which would have dramatic, unforeseen consequences for all. The idea, however, baffled his bandmates.
“It didn’t make any sense,” said vocalist Roger Daltrey. “None of us could grasp it. But it did have some good ideas in it. The one I picked up on was that if we ever did find the meaning of life it would be a musical note. I thought that was a great idea.”
Some of the song ideas mooted for Lifehouse, wound up being included on 1971’s Who’s Next instead.
As reported in the new issue of MOJO, Townshend is now trying to resurrect the project, as he revealed in short video clips posted on Instagram. In the videos, the guitarist’s original demos for the project are shown, with Townshend zooming in to show a tape box containing a recording of a never-released song called Ambition.
“This is a song we’re trying to recover,” Townshend states.
In a video, Townshend says that a new Who’s Next/Lifehouse release was originally scheduled for 2021, but, as with a mooted graphic novel based on the idea, this failed to materialise. “We can blame Covid,” Townshend says in a video.