Recently I found a torrent for the full Lifehouse Chronicles boxset. All 6 CDs recorded as .flac files. Considering that Townshend no longer sells the boxset, and the only ones available on the internet are used copies sold at ridiculous prices, I downloaded it.
I greatly dislike pirating music, especially from artists I like, but I didn't have an alternative way to obtain it. Only the music from the first two discs is on YouTube, and the quality there is lacking, to say the best. If Townshend still sold the boxset, I'd have bought it as soon as I had the money! I also regret not having the physical copies of the discs for backup, not to mention the memorabilia that was packaged in the original boxset. I'm as much after that stuff as I am the music. Any shred of material from Lifehouse, I want desperately. I understand why Townshend was so consumed by it for so long - it really is a fantastic idea.. It would have been fantastic enough as an album and a movie, but Townshend wanted to make it real. Unfortunately, reality doesn't bend to humanity's will, much to our dismay.
Quite a time gap between my posts. Sorry about that; I am just a college student. More importantly, I've begun to learn about VST (Virtual Studio Technology), DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), and a whole host of synthesizer programs. Sort of overwhelming, but I welcome the challenge.
Another challenge is to actually find musicians. I haven't been as assertive as I could be to form a band, but I'm not one to push things unnecessarily. So far I've met a guitarist/bassist/singer, a drummer, and a few pianists, but I'll have to increase my efforts if I want this project to take off.
On a lighter note, I can better appreciate what Pete felt like trying to develop Lifehouse in the 70's. I've got so many ideas of what to do, but I'm not fully sure how to implement or explain them...
More work to do, nonetheless.
After some editing throughout the day, I've begun to refine the website's design and layout. A big step was getting Google Analytics into the mix. With any luck, I'll have more visitors soon.
Hopefully I'll attract people looking for The Boy Who Heard Music, but my primary goal is to describe the re-vamp I intend to give Lifehouse. I intend to form a musical group with the talents and interests necessary for the album's songs. More details will come soon. I've got people to meet who might be of tremendous help to this project.