So... this community seems like it's pushing daisies at this point, but if anybody's still here...
G'day, I'm a relatively new visitor to this community, and to LJ in general. I'm a diehard fan, but have a limited knowledge of the band's discography due to a nonexistent music budget. People call me Seashell Eyes, from a line from the Beatles song my mom was cool enough to name me after. So here goes my obligatory delurking post:
Name: Seashell Eyes
Age: A lady never tells her age *wink*
Favourite Pairings: Pretty much anything, but I have a weakness for John/Keith, Pete/Roger and Led Zeppelin crossovers (I'm not sure I want to imagine what Moonie and Bonzo could trash together if they put their minds to it. Also, Robert and Roger's matching hair)
Favourite Band Member: I really don't want to choose, but if I had to, I'd say John. His bass playing is simply one of the greatest things ever, especially the way he brings what is typically an unnoticed backing instrument into the forefront of the band's sound. That little bass riff from My Generation? Amazing!
Favourite Song: Behind Blue Eyes, definitely. Roger's singing is just... wow. It starts of as a beautiful, emotional ballad, with that soft, stripped down guitar, and then after the second chorus everything just comes crashing onto the stage, and it's perfect. Throughout the entire song, there's just so much power and emotion and meaning in every note and every word, not to mention how it was written by Pete, and is so very personal to him and comes straight from the heart, but if you listen to Roger singing it, it means a lot to Roger, and the lyrics could easily have been written by Roger based on his time with the band and his upbringing. Just listen to that line from the beginning of the second half: If my fist clenches, crack it open, before I use it lose my cool, and if I smile, tell me some bad news, before I laugh and look like a fool. It's so perfectly Roger, isn't it?
How I Discovered The Who: My dad is a huge fan. A year or so back, he enlisted my help going through boxes of CDs he never unpacked after we moved nearly a dozen years ago now, and we found a copy of their greatest hits, which he had forgotten we had. I was already a diehard classic rock junkie at this point, I had just somehow managed to sidestep The Who for some reason, so when my dad started playing Join Together, I took to it right away.
Any Stories in Progress: Nothing right now, I'm bogged down by coursework and anything I write seems horribly OOC, but I have this idea that is in the works, based on a couple things I read in Pete's autobiography, including an anecdote about a time when a freak of hotel acoustics left anything happening in John's room being relayed at high volume into Pete's room, and of course Moonie had to pay John a visit. Pete describes them as having spent the time watching the TV (loudly) and playing some sort of brass instruments they had bought, but methinks they were paying the sheets a visit, instead.
Anyways, that's everything you should know. If anybody is still here, and you have any questions, ask them in the comments, please, and I will do my best to answer within a reasonable timeframe.