Tag Archives: Pink Floyd

Trust: Episode One

The premiere episode of Trust begins with a scene of John Paul Getty III running through a sunflower field in a panic. The scene cuts to a Hollywood party at the Getty mansion in 1973 where a band is playing Pink Floyd’s “Money” before George Getty kills himself with a barbecue fork to the chest [...]

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Sun Songs

If you live in Nashville I know you’re excited about the total solar eclipse we’ll experience here on Monday afternoon. I’m watching the programs on a science channel and their countdown just dropped past 13 hours while I was editing the image I’m including with this post. The lion swallowing the sun seemed a good [...]

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Syd’s Elephant

Syd Barrett, the visionary co-founder of Pink Floyd, was the groundbreaking band’s original singer, guitar player and main songwriter. Pink Floyd should be admired for their evolution and innovation over five decades, but for some the band was never the same after they lost Syd in 1968. Even after he left the band Barrett wasn’t [...]

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Pink Animals

Over the weekend Roger Waters mocked Donald Trump with a satirical video display during a performance of the song “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” from the 1977 album Animals. Waters posted it on his Facebook page in time for the inauguration, but the Mexico City performance was recorded last September when Trump was only the Republican [...]

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Remembering The Wall

1982 was an amazing year for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films: E.T., Conan the Barbarian, Blade Runner, Creepshow, The Thing, Poltergeist, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Tron, and The Dark Crystal all debuted that year. Another 1982 movie that was full of fantastic elements as well as fantastic music was Pink Floyd — [...]

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Pink Fritz

I think of this blog primarily as a “countercultural” clearing house. It’s hard to define what “counterculture” even means in a world where sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll won the war a long time ago. My movie posts are always counter cultural in their way and today’s post is no different. Fritz Lang’s Metropolis [...]

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Heavy Meddle

The blog’s been on a kick this year, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Pink Floyd. This weekend my girlfriend picked up a copy of The Wall on DVD and we watched the Roger Waters commentary last night — totally hilarious! When I saw this video in my YouTube suggestions I immediately checked it out… Between [...]

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Wish You Were Here

This month we’re celebrating Syd Barrett’s 70th birthday and remembering the 10th anniversary of his death. The family of Syd Barrett has backed a plan to provide a permanent memorial in Cambridge for the Pink Floyd legend. Here’s a word from the Cambridge News… The family of Syd Barrett has backed a plan to provide [...]

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Floyd 50

Pink Floyd celebrated half a century over the weekend when Nick Mason and Roger Waters returned to the schoolyard where the band first came buzzing to life. Here’s Consequence of Sound with the details… 50 years ago, while students at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright formed Pink Floyd. On [...]

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35 Years of The Wall

Pink Floyd has finally released the details of their oft-rumored upcoming new project — a mostly instrumental affair that will serve as a memorial of sorts for late keyboard player Rick Wright. The album will be called The Endless River. I’m not super excited by the announcement, though I’d be more interested if the project [...]

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