If I were going to be watching the Super Bowl tonight (see last entry), I’d be most excited about getting to see Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey rock the house. “The Who” are undoubtedly one of the greatest bands of all time. Sure, we won’t be performing any of their songs at church, and the band members certainly can’t be held up as personal role models, but their musical talent is undeniable. They were one of the most innovative musical groups of the last century, and were musical geniuses… particularly Townshend and Keith Moon.
Of course, they were also completely crazy. Check out this video of an early performance. Moon, the drummer, placed a few more explosives in his drum set than planned, and the explosion at the end of the song led to permanent hearing loss for Townshend. Such a shame!
Many have tried to emulate their style. Few have succeeded… until now.
Just a reminder to us parents that our kids are very impressionable! Watching great musicians play is something we should encourage our kids to do, but we should use it as an opportunity to point out the amazing gifts that God has granted, even to those who give Him no credit. Every performance is an opportunity to give glory to God!
Maybe lets just don’t teach them the part about destroying instruments!