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In between the onslaught of signatures and tiny electronic files that run my 9 to 5, I found this listing just now:

Sat, Dec. 13
The Tractor & Pabst Blue Ribbon presents
feat. The Who's Quadrophenia in its entirety, in order, different band for every song
details TBA

Can you imagine the possibilities??? Seriously. I mean, if this is really happening, and it's really going to be one, giant, continuous operatic night of goodness – this could be anywhere from totally decent to Really. _____ing. Good. So good that I'd be using words like ____tastic, __________, and _____alicious with reckless abandon.

Here's the track list from the original record, that came with all kinds of inserts and stories and hits (more info, in case you need to brush up):

Side one:

  • I am the Sea
  • The Real Me
  • Quadrophenia
  • Cut My Hair
  • The Punk and the Godfather

Side two:

  • I'm One
  • The Dirty Jobs
  • Helpless Dancer
  • Is It In My Head?
  • I've Had Enough

Side three (!!! vinyl!):

  • 5:15
  • Sea and Sand
  • Drowned
  • Bell Boy

Side four:

  • Doctor Jimmy
  • The Rock
  • Love, Reign O'er Me

Speculations, as well as actual legitimate info on this, would be much appreciated. I had the privledge of seeing Tommy on Broadway (no, the one in Manhattan, I mean) when I was about eighteen, and it may very well be up there with the top dozen live performances I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing.

Other little-known nuggets about me include, but are not limited to: my days as a hippie, my enthusiasm for "oldies", and my unabashed love for The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus. Seriously. Please don't take away my resident card. I just got here.

Just think – think – of how good this might be!!! John Roderick? Large guitars? Somebody put a pot of coffee on and let's get into this. Stat.