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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2010, 06:24:17 PM »

The Wall changed my life. I'm not kidding.
Freak? Yes.
Aw, no. :D

I had a great moment with The Wall once in the night and ever since I like the album.
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2010, 11:03:17 AM »

I don't know why I never listened to The Piper at the gates of Dawn before! Psychedelia at its best!
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2010, 05:46:21 PM »

I don't know why I never listened to The Piper at the gates of Dawn before! Psychedelia at its best!
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The first time I listened to it, I fell in love. My favourites are Astronomy Domine, Lucifer Sam and Bike. Flaming was the first song I really adored off the album. And Interstellar Overdrive. I love stereo.
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2010, 04:39:18 AM »

anyone have tickets to see Roger Waters-The Wall tour? super expensive......saw him at Deer Creek(Indy) a couple years ago....effin amazing.

Also, since this is PF related I will share a story.

I was camping at Wild Horse campgrounds outside the Gorge Amphitheater over Labor Day weekend and the stars out there at night were simply amazing. No city lights to bother them, they were all out on full display.

Long story short, after the concerts all 3 nights we'd go back to our campsite, get extremely high and look at the stars. On the first night we were all rollin on E and the stars were "popping" almost like flash bulbs. All of us saw it. My state of mind was not incredibly clear, but I swear I saw at least 5 shooting stars and behind them would be a trail of a beautiful reddish tint as it drifted across the sky.

To get to my point, we did this star gazing in complete silence except for Dark Side of the Moon playing on the IPOD. It was one of the most beautiful and surreal experiences of my life.

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2010, 02:41:34 PM »

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2010, 04:57:11 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksEXQXLI8yg&feature=related

Roger Waters is so awesome. :D

Ah, wait, check this out. It's really weird:
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2010, 04:57:29 PM »

Review of the Roger Waters show:
Roger Waters feels “the jury is out” on technology. Does it really connect us? Are we any better off? He’s unsure. As a result, he’s yanked his epic 1979 LP off the shelf, and he’s decided to tour behind it again. Now 30 years later, Waters’ take on The Wall focuses less on its central character Pink and more on those we’ve lost over the past decade. Working off of animation originally designed by Gerald Scarfe, the new stage show bridges the past with the present, highlighting videos and photos of war-torn families and individuals, all embedded in the classic story. Who’s to blame? Well, that’s part of the event.

For America, it started in Chicago.

If anyone has any doubts about this tour, leave ‘em at home. This isn’t a “glorified Pink Floyd cover band”, nor is it a “cash in” by Waters, as plenty of chatter on the net has expressed. Instead, it’s a re-envisioning of what you might consider to be one of the greatest albums ever. (We did.) Sure, aspects of the 1980 tour return. There’s, well, a wall. Yes, he brought “the pig.” And, as you’d expect, there were children on “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2″. But, Waters embraces the modern technology available today, which might feel rather hypocritical given his argument yet it really brings the album’s concept to life.



Photo by McKenzie Gerber

For one, as stage technicians placed brick after cardboard brick atop one another, digital projections illustrated many of the song’s themes. During “Mother”, Waters nailed a duet with himself by singing alongside an old 1980 performance recorded in Earls Court. On “Young Lust”, thousands of various pin ups (Tina Fey included) ensconced dozens of meaty videos, mostly of strippers or models, as the band belted out its bouncy theme. Then before “Vera” and “Bring the Boys Home”, following the actual completion of the wall that is, footage of children surprised by fathers and mothers returning home from war stole the moment from the band. The line “Don’t leave the children on their own” has never stung so much.

Then there’s all the tangible, physical work. Let’s just say the stage moved, quaked, erupted, and transformed. From the start, fireworks amped up “In the Flesh?”, soldiers soared toward the ceiling, and spotlights acted as foreboding helicopters. You knew you were in for a stage show, and not just some light parade with confetti – though both were readily available, too. And used. But, oh, how there was more. Stadium-sized puppetry highlighted “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2″, as the lurching, iconic schoolteacher berated the dancing students below, and later Pink’s mother and wife came to visit, as well. At one point, a piece of the wall broke off to reveal a mini-diorama of Pink’s living room, where Waters sang “Nobody Home”. Visual overload might correctly summarize the whole event, if only it didn’t have such negative connotations to it. For now, just try and imagine what Jim Henson might have assembled had he dabbled in more rock ‘n’ roll. Oh, and if he took mescaline.



Photo by McKenzie Gerber

But what about the message? Unlike most arena rock acts, Waters kept true to his word and stuck to his agenda. It really worked, too. The album’s core themes of isolation and fear connects so well with Waters’ distrust on our reliance on technology. Simply put: We hide behind our iPods, we lose ourselves in our smart phones. But, so what? Everyone knows this. Not so fast, though. Waters twists it around some.

After the show’s first act, cutting off right after “Goodbye Cruel World”, the house lights ignited and the word “Intermission” burned itself into the wall’s white surface. Minutes later, faces washed over each brick, all with dates and details. It’s a new movement Waters plans to promote on his tour, and it’s called “Fallen Loved Ones”, which asks fans to submit photos and details of someone they’ve lost in the war. While quite somber for a rock concert, it was highly enlightening. But Rogers’ message didn’t sink in just yet. However, by the time they returned and plummeted through “Run Like Hell”, where various faux advertisements like “iMurder” or “iPay” (no doubt poking fun at Apple’s now-iconic marketing) raced across the stage wall, things started to make sense. Don’t blame the technology, blame how we use it. Waters sold that idea then and there; however, whether or not the audience bought it is uncertain. Probably not. But, if technology’s concerned, they did capture one hell of a show with their iPhone.

One hell of a show.
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2010, 01:59:18 AM »

thanks for posting a review
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2010, 02:53:15 AM »

Uhh <3 Pink Floyd!! I will be back soon with some links. They are amoung my all time faves <3.
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2010, 12:55:46 PM »

Thanks a lot for sharing, lala.  :) That sounds really good. The Wall is a pretty weird and partly disturbing album, but for Pink Floyd it's a good album. Better than Wish You Were Here, everything after 79 and probably also Obscured By Clouds and Dark Side Of The Moon.

I am really curious. I hope I can still get a ticket for Berlin. They have added another date for next year. We'll see. The closest I'll ever get to seeing Pink Floyd live.

Visual overload might correctly summarize the whole event, if only it didn’t have such negative connotations to it. For now, just try and imagine what Jim Henson might have assembled had he dabbled in more rock ‘n’ roll. Oh, and if he took mescaline.
:D That's a nice description. Yes, it does have something of Jim Henson. He even has a pig.  ;D

Simply put: We hide behind our iPods, we lose ourselves in our smart phones.
I like that phrase. It's really interesting applied to the whole concept of The Wall.

However, by the time they returned and plummeted through “Run Like Hell”, where various faux advertisements like “iMurder” or “iPay” (no doubt poking fun at Apple’s now-iconic marketing) raced across the stage wall, things started to make sense. Don’t blame the technology, blame how we use it. Waters sold that idea then and there; however, whether or not the audience bought it is uncertain. Probably not. But, if technology’s concerned, they did capture one hell of a show with their iPhone.
Oh God, Roger Waters, ILU.  :D That man is brilliant. And a bit nuts. But genius needs some elements of insanity, doesn't it? That man is so dedicated to his work, it always impresses me. Even though during the last 20 years he didn't really produce the greatest music I have ever heard. iMurder and iPay, do I spot his socialist mind there?  ;D
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #55 on: October 20, 2010, 10:26:27 PM »

I like a lot of Syd Barrett's solo stuff. One of my favourites by him is Terrapin.
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2010, 09:47:41 AM »

AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH(Stew Pickles scream)

I love Syd Barrett guys hahaha, I always imagine Im talking to him when I play guitar, and when I have writers block I think, "What Would Syd Do, Besides Ask Me If I 'Have got it yet"

Seriously Favorite musician lol.

My favorites would be

Syd Barrett - Dark Golbe
Syd Barrett - She Took a Long Cold Look
Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine
Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
Pink Floyd - Pow R Toc H
Pink Floyd - Bike
Pink Floyd - Jugband Blues
Syd Barrett - Octopus
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2010, 09:39:28 PM »

I feel the same way when I'm playing guitar! I love all of those songs. Another favourite is Here I Go. I think it's a wonderful love song too! His guitar in it is simple yet so awesomely epic! He is so awesome!
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #58 on: October 21, 2010, 10:16:04 PM »

I also love your reference to Nikola Tesla, if it is one, or just an extreme coincidence.
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2010, 09:34:20 PM »

I also love your reference to Nikola Tesla, if it is one, or just an extreme coincidence.

Hahaha! Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss Im glad someone that "Has got it yet"

Here I go, is one of my favorites, I love the melody in that chorus!

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