Vandaag is het tweede van vijf interviewdelen op de officixc3xable site geplaatst. Enkele citaten:
Over de stand van zaken rond Floss:
"For Godxe2x80x99s sake stop nagging. Still writing. I have lots of tracks demoed, but few with vocals because Ixe2x80x99m not sure yet if I want to sing every part or bring in character voices. No release date, as it will probably never be released as an album per se. If I were you Ixe2x80x99d start saving for tickets to the premiere concert in 2025".
Het schrijven van Floss:
"Floss is a combination of about five stories, one of them the story of an old girlfriend. This question actually frames the problem. If I wrote a story, then a score, and then some individual hit songs, would it be rock xe2x80x98nxe2x80x99 roll? I think not. It would be music theatre. With rock as it has evolved the best trick is to try to avoid dotting every xe2x80x98Ixe2x80x99 and crossing every xe2x80x98txe2x80x99. There has to be space for the individual audience member to live inside the work, and feel they can affect it, and make it their own because it does actually belong to them. So half the time, working on a new piece, Ixe2x80x99m trying to work out how I can get people to understand what Ixe2x80x99m trying to achieve without making it too clear-cut".
Over een eventueel vervolg op Quadrophenia:
"I really put my foot in it on this bloody website last year didnxe2x80x99t I by mentioning that I was working on a thing called Floss? All those jokes about teeth, ha, ha. By Q2 I assume you mean an updated re-release of the original Quadrophenia album. I stopped working on that in 2004 and licensed the rights to the theatrical producers who put on the six-month UK theatre tour in 2009. Their rights are good for a good while longer. If you mean more performances of what we just did at RAH for TCT, there may be some more performances of that show, but probably no conventional long tour".
Over het spelen van Lifehouse:
"One day someone will put this together; some big opera company will do it when Ixe2x80x99m dead and buried and everyone will completely get it. I am past caring. However, I am proud of what I put together around Lifehouse. I did some of my best work as a composer. Not such good work on the plot, the characters or the general point of it all. Itxe2x80x99s been picked apart and analysed far too much. It was a visionary idea, but I did not have the support or skills to do what needed to be done. I should ask Roger to fix it"
Wat hij deed tussen Psychoderelict en Endless Wire:
"I took a proper break from the rigours of frontline rock. I learned the piano a little better, spent a lot of time with my son, started a new life as a single man, and did a bit of solo work. I didnxe2x80x99t write very much music, but I did play a lot at home around the house. From 1996 to 1999 I worked on my autobiography, now about half-finished.
I didnxe2x80x99t even think about song writing until one day I found myself singing REAL GOOD LOOKING BOY. It was such a good song, so personal, so angry and vengeful but also so forgiving, and also so universal, that when Roger came to me to ask me to go back out again with the Who to help John Entwistle avoid financial ruin (his fifty-six Rotweillers were hungry), I felt I might survive another attempt to make a real Who record. Roger was quickly able to make the song his own, so I knew it was a good one. Then there was Johnxe2x80x99s sudden and absurd death. Then there was a veritable explosion of quite joyful performance creativity with IN THE ATTIC with Rachel Fuller and Mikey Cuthbert and my brother Simon, the Lifehouse Method website with Lawrence Ball, and the long tour with the Who from 2006 up to Australia in the spring of 2009.
By the time I got to Endless Wire I had a very rich world of creativity and pain, and joy, to draw on. I got sucked back to song-writing for the Who xe2x80x9cideaxe2x80x9d and the Who xe2x80x9cbrandxe2x80x9d by friendship, drama and trouble. So if you want another Who album, better pray for some friendly, dramatic and troublesome suction".