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  • There used to be some Pink Floyd fans on here. I just thought they would like to know and may not have heard that a "50 years of Pink Floyd" exhibit has just gone up in London. Details...

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSKBN1851X9

    Lovely2CU
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  • Their Mortal Remains. I am going in June and booked tickets for it last September.
    I love some Floyd. Was only tinkering last night with Shine On on the keyboard. Gm, Dm, Cm.
    Is this a Heaven?
    Is this a Hell?
    Do both exist?
    Who can tell?
  • It sounds that, like me, you enjoy the later tracks? While I can get a kick out of Piper (love the album title), atom heart mother, and ummagumma, I like the later stuff Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, Welcome to the Machine, etc a lot more. But, "Be careful with that axe, Eugene" still cracks me up. It's just kinda long for such a short punchline.

    Lovely2CU
  • I am very fond of the middle actually. My entry album was Wish You Were Here, and I then went back to Dark Side of the Moon. I seemed to skip Animals then got The Wall. I found that interesting, but a bit of a Roger Waters love in. Since going to see The Floyd Effect, who are an excellent tribute band and so close to the real thing, I've gone back to albums like Meddle. Echoes, the compilation album, is a great introduction if anyone is interested.
    Shine on You Crazy Diamond, in all its glory, is 25 minutes long. An ode to Syd Barrett.
    'Remember when you were young, you shone like the Sun, Shine in you crazy diamond'
    'Now there's that look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky, Shine in you crazy diamond'
    'You were caught in the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on a steel breeze'
    'Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr and shine!'
    A magnum opus!
    Is this a Heaven?
    Is this a Hell?
    Do both exist?
    Who can tell?
  • Interesting that Shine On was a tribute to Syd Barret. I never knew that. I was just reading something about the genesis of ... well, I'll call it genius rock. Whenever I think of out-of-this-world rock, I think of Barrett & Zappa.

    Lovely2CU
  • It is a tribute to Syd. There is a well known Floyd legend that when the band were in the studio recording this track , no-one had seen Syd for several years. Then, through the window of the recording studio they saw a strange, hollow hulk of a man that they did not recognise standing by the mixing desk. They went into the mixing area to find it was none other than Syd. Overweight, pasty, deep set eyes, little recognition but there he was. Spooky!
    Is this a Heaven?
    Is this a Hell?
    Do both exist?
    Who can tell?
  • That was Elvis!

    I'd like to see this exhibition. Is it likely to go elsewhere in the country? Still got my fear of hitting the Big City lol.
  • Spooky indeed. Love that stuff. Very serendipitous, maybe even copacetic.

    Lovely2CU

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