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we are the music makers [16 Oct 2006|01:06pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

Hello again. Sorry I talk so much. I have another request and this is sort of a big one. I'm planning to do a "fanvid" of John (for fun) but I lack the video capturing skills. So I was hoping you all would share any good John clips you have. I promise to credit everyone and I'll post the end result on here as soon as it's done. :)

I hope you can help! Thanks in advance.


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some wine and say "what's going on?" [14 Oct 2006|01:34am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

First of all, I deeply apologize for being a dingbat and not realizing that this place existed. Now that I know this community exists, I was wondering if I could list it as an affiliate on johnentwistle? That way, we can join in a Super Ox Union of Information.

Also, I come with a request. I was just looking a few posts down and I saw that someone had a clip of John kissing his wife. And I went O_O "I NEED NOW!!" But the link is dead. So could someone please reupload it for me? Pretty please? I'll be your slave!

Thanks in advance and, again, sorry I'm so blind. >.<

♥, Sara

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They say you turned in while the sun still shined.. [27 Jun 2006|03:20pm]

[ mood | melancholy ]

Just one thing I need to post today...

(x-posted to my own journal)
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EEEE! [26 Mar 2006|01:26pm]

This is far too happy to be put behind a cut, so deal:
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The movie MUST be coming along if they have a poster and release dates, right!?!



MAY 1st!

(limited release, of course)

But it's totally happening.

And it's gonna rock my face off.

If you haven't seen the little preview thing yet, download it at http://johnentwistle.com/. XD

[x-posted a lil']
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Question! [17 Mar 2006|09:49am]

[ mood | calm ]

Alright, for all those of you who have John albums: What, in your opinion, delivers the most/best music for your money? I'm forcing myself to ration my money, and thus I can't go out and by every single John album from the get-go. So. recommendations?

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Lifehouse Chronicles [24 Dec 2005|01:39am]

[ mood | impressed ]

I just received Pete Townshend's Lifehouse Chronicles as a gift, and I must say, it's fantastic. Order it from the UK, pay the shipping - it's worth it. The John-related comment about it is that, listening to these songs, many of which are demos with Pete playing all the the instruments, makes you appreciate how much Keith, Roger and John shaped the songs. John's bass really makes such a major difference in about every track - so though the songs might be Pete's songs, it's clear and obvious why Pete really needed The Who to get his ideas across with the power that they did.

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[23 Dec 2005|12:57am]


*attempts to bring community back to life*

Who loves John?! I DO!!!

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Hollywood Ox [11 Nov 2005|01:50pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

I assume at this point the announcement that Mike Myers will be playing Keith Moon in a biopic is well known. The question that arose in my head was - who will be playing the other members of the band? Moon never made it to the point of having a true solo career, so the timeframe of the film has to be during The Who's heyday. I've not heard any announcements about other band members being cast, so I thought I'd throw out the question:

Do you have any ideas on who could play the other members of the band?

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[09 Nov 2005|11:29pm]

Imagine, if you will.

John. Young John, like early-mid sixties John.

Kissing his wife.

Fervently and tenderly.


Here, have fun for the next seven days.
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Halloween... [28 Oct 2005|05:49pm]

[ mood | dorky ]

Hey everyone! I've been a member here for a while, and I agree with all of you that John's one helluva amazing musician and person. So amazing, that I'm actually going to BE him for Halloween. I'm pretty proud of the costume I made, and I thought I'd share it with you guys (and gals) cause you'd probably appreciate it :)

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[25 Sep 2005|05:58am]

"John Entwistle remembers creating Cousin Kevin very clearly. 'Pete asked me to write it because he felt he couldn't write the character as nastily as I could. The idea was to create a bully for a series of traumatic encounters that would rock any senses that Tommy had left. I turned him into a cousin as well.

As a child I was never the bully—I was one of the bullied. And I actually based Cousin Kevin on a boy who lived across the street. Our parents thought we should play together, and he was completely sadistic. I was much smaller and he played tricks on me and threatened to stick pins in my fingers. But it had a happy ending. I suddenly grew larger and kicked the shit out of him.' (Something that, yet again, no one has film of! Typical!)

'Musically, I wanted the piece to sound both sinister and childish, so I came up with a kind of "Chopsticks" theme on the piano to make it sound like a simple children's song—but the words he sings are nasty over the top. I got a lot of flak in the sixties about writing such a sick song.'"

From "The Who's Tommy: The Musical."
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Can anyone help me out? [03 Sep 2005|12:47am]

[ mood | tired ]

I took my friend's advice to post in this lovely community in hopes someone out here can help me.

Does anyone know where I can get some Enty bass tabs? I've only been able to find a couple songs online.

I've just started playing bass a couple weeks ago, and quite frankly, I need some more good songs to play. John's the one who inspired me to start playing in the first place :) and I just feel more comfortable playing his songs (and Who songs) than a lot of other bands' at the moment.

I'm just having a really hard time finding bass tabs...and I can't even remember how to read sheet music, so that narrows it down further.

If anyone's got some bass tabs, I'd really appreciate the help. Thanks ahead of time!

EDIT: I did indeed teach myself to read musical notation in the past while though, I used to know it when I was younger but it had completely slipped from my mind. I'm completely self-teaching everything as usual.

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Favorite John Quotes? [21 Aug 2005|04:59pm]

[ mood | hot ]

Do you have a favorite John quote, be it song lyric or quote-quote? I think mine is this, from Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere.

"I think the different stage presences of the group happened partly by accident and partly by design. I found that I could always play better when I wasn't actually moving about.

I had to spend an awful lot of time standing at the microphone because I was doing some lead vocals and an awfull lot of backing vocals in the early days. I started getting paranoid because the girls in the front row weren't screaming my name, so I figured, 'Well, I'll try moving.' so I tried moving and they screamed my name out, so I thought to myself, 'Well, now I know, I'll stop moving again.'

So I stopped moving. Once I knew that they'd scream at me if I started moving, it didn't matter anymore. I could go back to playing bass and trying to hold the band together, which I could do better from a standing position."

So...what's your favorite?

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[15 Aug 2005|08:25pm]

Does anyone know what sort of music John liked?
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Not-right quote [12 Aug 2005|02:02am]

"The great thing about the future is you’ll never have to put your parents in an old people’s home. All you have to do is stick them straight in the fridge—straight in the fridge and you can see ‘em any time you like."

--John Entwistle, Left for Live, just before going into "905"

Boy wasn't right.
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John >. [07 Aug 2005|10:46pm]


For my birthday, I got the book Bass Culture: The John Entwistle Bass Collection and I really, really recommend it. Especially if you're weird (or cool, either way) enough to be in this community. It was quite entertaining, although I don't know that much about guitars... I could barely get over the page with his black Stratocaster and the caption, "My very own Blackie. Any bids, Eric?" and this one caption: "Good GOD it's ugly!" haha. and more. go buy it.

Does anyone have any solo CD recommendations?

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just wondering... [07 Aug 2005|08:03pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Does anybody know if John used fretless basses?

I don't think he did normally, but the man had a lot of guitars...

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Colorbars! [25 Jul 2005|10:29am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hee. Everybody loves colorbars, therefore I made five just for John fans. Credit should be given to nine_oh_five merely so we can get new members. ;)

All The Pretty Colors...Collapse )

There you go, have fun.

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I Can See For Miles and Miles! [20 Jul 2005|08:25pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

I just got a CD copy of The Who Sell Out in the mail. There were no copies of it in St. Louis, I couldn't tell you why. But now I have it. I have more Ox goodness to put into my music library.
Quick question - what's everyone favorite Sell Out songs? And perhaps this is the same question, what John moments are your favorite on the album?

Having listening to the CD completely through about four or five times, my favorite songs on the album are, in no particular order:
-"Armenia, City in the Sky"
-"I Can See For Miles" (yeah, it's cliche to love this song, but it is absolutely sublime)
-"I Can't Reach You"
-"Glow Girl"

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[17 Jul 2005|11:38pm]

[ mood | tired ]

Hey everyone :) I just thought I'd post a couple pics here of something I picked up at the Walnut Street Gallery in Ft. Collins, Colorado. I first heard of the gallery in the extra features on the Live in Boston DVD, and considering it was a half hour from where I go to school, I dragged a friend of mine along to see it a couple weeks later. When I walked in, I came face to face with signed prints and original artwork by John. It was amazing. They have the original pen and ink drawing of Ron Wood there, and you can have it... For a cool $22,000. A bit out of my price range, that's for sure!

I loved a lot of the artwork there. In addition to John's stuff, they have stuff by Mick Fleetwood, Ron Wood, and photography by Baron Wolman (the first chief photographer for Rolling Stone magazine). The people who work at the gallery talked to me a couple of times I went in there, when I was admiring some of John's work. They apparently like me, because when they asked if I was interested in buying anything, and I told them I couldn't afford it, they sold me something for 20 dollars...

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I definitely recommend though, if you're ever near Ft. Collins, to swing by the gallery. It's easy to find, and the people who own it and work there are awesome :)

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