Like Rush, I’ve only recently gotten into Pink Floyd. I spent most of my life dismissing Pink Floyd as music for stoners. I am always saddened when I realize one of my stereotypes has been an obstacle to loving something beautiful. I try to live my life as free of stereotypes as possible for this very reason. Too often, stereotypes cut you off from a wonderful part of life because of a lie you’ve been told and believed, or one that you’ve created for yourself in order to easily dismiss a large portion of…something. We spend too much of life skimming along the surface. Digging deeper often reveals treasures we never suspected existed, yet because of the pace of life we too often forget to bring our shovel.
Ok, I’m done philosophising for now!
“Dark Side of the Moon” has one of the most simplistically beautiful covers of all time. When you think about it, it’s just a prism with a black background, but man does it ever magically convey the music found within. And really, when you think of a band re-uniting for a cause like Live 8, and that one of their songs is “Money”, I mean: how freaking perfect is that?
I’d like to welcome Jamie Robichaud (Aznek) to our little game. Jamie and I met, appropriately for this game, at a Metallica concert in 2009. He is, as he will tell you, a musical warlock. He and Marc also pointed out to me, following yesterday’s MMB post mentioning the dearth of Philadelphia-based bands, that Hall & Oates are from Philadelphia. Which, I suppose, goes straight to my point!
Here are your lyrics for today:
“You think that we connect
That the chemistry’s correct
Your words walk right through my ears
Presuming I like what I hear
And now I’m stuck in the web you’re spinning
You’ve got me for your prey..”