Re: Keith Moon asked to play Olympic opening ceremony
The Olympics event is managed by just another dumb giant corporation. Great response by The Who's manager. Got to give them points for doing their homework, though - at least they didn't send the letter to The Beatles's management :)
The whole Olympic movement seems a far cry from the ideals of glorious amateurism with a few naked Greeks running around straining for glory and no prizemoney. More or less the same as what happened to Christmas and Easter and the national day etc.
Roll right up and buy the special limited edition London 2012 Olympic Games stick pin with it's unique Big Ben design for a low, low £30!! Once in a lifetime opportunity!! Great investment and rare collectors' item!! Be one of the mere 3,623,865 proud owners of .... blah blah.
Sydney went into sales pitch mode in 2000 - The Best City In the World! We've got a bridge and an opera house and beaches and ... other stuff!!!
This is what you Brits have to look forward to. If you dare to not be ecstatic you'd be sidelined as a grinch. The general Pollyannish vibe around Sydney during those two weeks made me want to puke :)
// end rant