Sep 16, 2008

Pink Floyd Reunion in Heaven Getting Closer

Sad news today as Pink Floyd Keyboardist Richard Wright passed away from complications with the cancer, he was 65. Below is one of my favorite songs from Dark Side, live from the Pulse tour back in 1994.

The final verse.

Down and out
It cant be helped but theres a lot of it about.
With, without.
And wholl deny its what the fightings all about?
Out of the way, its a busy day
Ive got things on my mind.
For the want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died.

This news is strangely sad, in that, lets be honest unless you were really into Floyd and the band you really didn't know who Richard Wright was, sure he was the keyboardist and made awesome music, but, really, he was just part of the machine.

Growing up, like most occasional pot-head teenagers, I listened to Floyd a ton, if you could wear out a cd, then The Wall and Dark Side would have been ruined, many hours were spent listening to, and as with most Floyd music, allowing it to wash over you in some sort of sonic blanket. I suppose too that Pink Floyd always seems to enhance whatever chemical occurrence you are experiencing at the moment!!

Thats what makes something like this so sad and makes you sad for such a weird reason, you don't know the person, or if they were good people, but, music, like any art, infiltrates you in a way that is different, it provides you with a soundtrack to your life events. So, in a sense, you are sad that a person died because of what they gave you even without knowing it.

So, now heaven has Syd Barrett and Richard Wright. Imagine the jam sessions would be quite spectacular. Suppose you could put together quite a impressive band, lets think about this for a second...

Lead Vocals - Jim Morrison (The Doors)
Guitar - Jimi Hendrix (Himself)
Guitar - Danny Whiten (Crazy Horse)
Drums - John Bohnam (Led Zep)
Bass - John Entwistle (The Who)
Keyboards - Richard Wright (Floyd)

then Syd Barret can do whatever it was he did.

That would be a hell of a band.

Anyways, rest in piece, thanks for the music.

Set the controls for the heart of the sun!!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:16 AM

    Now that would be a sweet band!


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