torsdag 2. oktober 2014

The Endless River

For most of you, this is no news. But the release of Pink Floyd's fifteenth studio album is on the way. The album will be released 7th of november, or a few days earlier. That album will be the first album in 20 years! Wow, 20 years since the release of "The Division Bell". The time really is going by fast.

The cover 


I've been reading loads about this release, and it seems like may people out there still think that Roger Waters will be a part of the album. That, of course, is not the case. Roger quit the band in 1985. Yes, they had a small reunion in 2005 during live8, but they never got back together as a band. Roger Waters is working on his own album, and he finished touring around the world with "The Wall" a year ago. So there are no connections there.



I am not sure if I would have wanted Roger to join in the album, if there would be a possibility. For me, the original Pink Floyd era is over, and I think they are doing it quite great on their own as well. The last two Pink Floyd album that was released, did not involve Roger, so it would not be natural for me to have him joining the band again. After so many years! It's almost 30 years since he left the band. And if they were to do something again (Roger, David and Nick), I think they should rather go on a tour and play the good old classics. Not make something new.



I really am quite exited about the new album. I think it might be very good. But I've always had some problems liking albums right away. They have to prove themselves worthy to me. So even if it's Pink Floyd, my all time favourite, "The endless river" have to make itself worthy.



The track listing is put up like this: Side 1, 2, 3 and 4. In total there are 18 songs, and you have music to listen to for almost 43 minutes. I guess I'm most exited about Richard Wright's swansong. He was such a musical genious, and since not everything could make it to an album, there must be many great treasures left for us fans to discover.



All in all, I am very exited, and I can't wait to listen to it. I will go and buy it as soon as it's released, and then there will of course be a new blog update. I probably want to share my opinion once again.
This is exiting stuff. New Pink Floyd album. Bring it on!

Thumbs up! And please let it be good!

tirsdag 16. september 2014

Paintbox

Yesterday was a sad day. I really could not believe that the musical genious Richard Wright had been dead for 6 years. Where did all the time go? Everytime I'm watching a live clip with this man, I'm waving at him and smiling at him. When he looks towards me from the live clip, it's like he's looking straight at me. He had such a nice smile and very kind eyes. I reckon it's very hard not to like him.

F.L: Nick, Syd, Roger & Richard


So today, it's been 6 years and 1 day since he passed away. How cruel of the world to move on, like if nothing happend. What we can do to comfort ourselves, is to listen to his wonderful music.
Which is why I want to write a few words about the song "Paintbox" today.



The song was first released in 1967. It was put on the B-side of the single "Apples and oranges". Later the song was to be found on the album "Relics", which was where I first 'found' this song. It's a fun song with a fun melody. And it is of course sung by Richard Wright himself. Why he didn't get to sing even more on different Pink Floyd songs, I'll never know. All I do know is that he had a beautiful voice. A soft, calm and comfortably voice.



"Paintbox" was written by Richard Wright. I've always liked the song he wrote, but I've read so many interviews with other people, where they wished that the other band members would write the songs. Fair enough, they might not have a great meaning etc, but what about "The piper at the gates of dawn"? The band got known for their whimsical and psychedelic tunes. They don't have a great meaning either, but they are still great to listen too.



There was also made a music video to this song. And even though Syd Barrett was still a part of the band when this song was released, he does not feature the music video. It's David Gilmour we get to see playing the guitar in this music video. The reason is of course that Syd had left the group in time for the music video to be made.



So let's all just remember this man by his great music. The maestro is pleying on in the skies.

Last night I had too much to drink
Sitting in a club with so many fools
Playing to rules
Trying to impress but feeling rather empty
I had another drink
Drink - a - drink - a - drink - a - drink

What a way to spend that evening
They all turn up with their friends
Playing the game
But in the scene I should have been
Far away
Away - away - away - away - away
Getting up, I feel as if I'm remembering this scene before
I open the door to an empty room
Then I forget

The telephone rings and someone speaks
She would very much like to go out to a show
So what can I do - I can't think what to say
She sees through anyway
Away - away - away - away - away

Out of the front door I go
Traffic's moving rather slow
Arriving late, there she waits
Looking very angry, as cross as she can be
Be - a - be - a - be - a - be - a - be
Getting up, I feel as if I'm remembering this scene before
I open the door to an empty room
Then I forget

tirsdag 29. juli 2014

News to my Pink Floyd collection

Last saturday I sent my boyfriend on a party. At this party he talked a bit about Pink Floyd to someone, and this one guy said he had some Pink Floyd cd's he never listened to anymore. So he was wondering if I wanted them. I thought it was a joke, until he showed up at our door yesterday. Santa Claus actually showed up!

I'm a lucky duck!


I wasn't sure what I was getting, so it was a big surprise. I got some texts that saturday about what it was, but the message was hard to understand.
What I got was a "Syd Barrett - Crazy diamond" - The complete recordings. So it was a box containing the three Syd Barrett solo albums - "The Madcap Laughs", "Barrett" and "Opel". I actually just owned one of these records before, so now I have them all. In the box, there was also a 24 page book and all the cd's include bonus tracks! My Syd Barrett collection is getting better, and I love it!

My two new treasures

Inside the Syd Barrett box


The other thing I gt was a limited box edition of "Atom Heart Mother" with a 24 page booklet. As you probably know, that is one of my all time Pink Floyd favourite album! So I can't get enough of it. The cd is called "Atom Heart Mother - goes on the road" and it's a limited edition. My cd is a collectors label limited edition of 1500 numbered copys. My cd is number 990. I can't believe it! I am one of 1500 with this album. I feel honoured!

Number 990 of 1500!!


There are two discs in this cd. 
Disc one:
1: Embryo
2: Green is the colour
3: Careful w/ that axe E.
4: If
5: Atom heart mother 
( a. fathers shout. b. breast milky. c. mother fore. d. funky dung. e. mind your throats please. f. remergence)

Disk two:
1: Fat old sun
2: One of these days
3: Echoes

What's inside the "Atom Heart Mother" box


As you can see, it's filled with great treats!
So thank you Santa Claus who helped me get my Pink Floyd collection even better! 

It feels like my birthday!!

fredag 11. juli 2014

Pink Floyd - Live Anthology

I've had this dvd for about 10 years. I watched parts of it a few times, but then I forgot all about it. I've brought it with me wherever I moved, but it's just been standing there. I don't know why I didn't think of watching it again.
So yesterday, after I watched Live at Pompeii, I wanted to give this live dvd a try. It has some great live clips from different times and places. It's a secret treasure. On the back of the dvd cover, you can see the different songs on the dvd. But there is actually one song that is not mentioned. "Atom heart mother"!!!

The dvd cover

I wonder why that is! Imagine my surprise. Sitting in the couch, drinking beer and relaxing to the dvd. All out of a sudden, I thought I heard something that sounded like "Atom heart mother". And there it started. I sat with my mouth open for at least five minutes. It turned out to be very good live version of the song. Which I've had problems finding before.

The fab four


The version of "Atom heart mother" was filmed at a open air gig in Japan, so you have some clips from the concert and some clips with the band at the airport,  around the are where the gig found place etc. I loved it at once. I don't know how I wasn't able to notice it before. I feel ashamed! A Pink Floyd fan like me should know this. But it's also good to learn something new and discover new treasures.



This live dvd was released 10 years ago (2004), and I bought it as soon as I found it. The fun thing about this dvd is that there are songs that Pink Floyd performed live from 1968 and up to 1980. And all the songs are performed at different places. A special concept, but also brilliant.
On this live dvd you have songs like "Jugband Blues", "Sysyphus", "Cymbaline", "It would be so nice" (unfortunaly it's only a very short part of the song) and also "Comfortably numb". There is a great mix between some well known songs and a few more 'rare' songs. By rare I mean that not everyone knows the songs. Good on them, they have some amazing songs to discover.

Lulubelle III  - "Atom heart mother" cover


As you might already know, my favourite part on this dvd is "Atom heart mother", and I am watching it in this very moment. It's gonna be my favourite live song for a long time! I felt that I needed something new and unknown, and here I go, discovering this dvd and that "Atom heart mother is on it!
Unfortunaly, I can't find this version of "Atom heart mother" on youtube, so I want to recommand you all run to a store near you and buy the dvd. The song last for about 17 minutes, so it's absolutely worth to buy the dvd. The other songs are great too - but I found my favourite!

Happy friday everyone!


Now I will enjoy the rest of the song, because lucky for me, the song last for a long time. And then there will be more Pink Floyd music for the rest of the day. It's Pink Floyd friday, so just sit back, relax and listen to the greatest music of all times! 
Jugband blues

torsdag 10. juli 2014

Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii

After a busy summer at work so far, I now have two days off work. Which is great! The weather in Norway is amazing! It's so warm, that I'm all confused. It's Norway. We rarely have weather like this. So I should really be outside and enjoy the weather. But I got stuck in my couch with a beer and Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii dvd. Well, that ain't wrong either.
Lately I've listening to loads of different music, so today I felt that I missed Pink Floyd. So what way to make it better, than put on this dvd? Hell if I know. So that is what I'm gonna do this thursday evening.

Yay - Pink Floyd thursday


This dvd is one of my favourite live PF dvd. You get to see them play a few really great songs, and also some scenes with the four great men. They are all sitting on a cafe and doing nothing special (exept try and order crustless pie - that's you Nick!). They just sit there and talk. They also get interviewed. By wathching this dvd, you get a bit of everything.



I remember laughing a lot the first time I watched this dvd. They are all so charming and funny. I'm still laughing to be quite honest. The dvd makes me happy! And it makes me want to watch all the pink floyd dvd's and listen to all the different albums. So on my day off work tomorrow, I will enjoy as much Pink Floyd dvd/music as possible. That is what I call a day off work.



Live at Pompeii is a 1972 live dvd/documentary, and as you all probably know, it's filmed in Pompeii (Italy). Pompeii is a place I've always wanted to visit. From my days in primary school, volcanoes has facinated me. And to go to a place which was buried in after a volcano eruption, AND where my favourite band have been, would blow my mind. I've been talking about going there for years! And someday I will go. It's on my bucket list.



A brilliant thing about the part of the movie where they perform their songs, is that there are no audience. So no screaming and cheering (no one like me that is). So you get to focus on the music and the band. There is no one there to disturb the fab four in acton.
The interviews are not filmed in Pompeii. They are filmed at Abbey Road Studios. The dvd was re-released a few years after with the interviews and some parts of the band working on "Dark side of the moon". That is the dvd I'm watching now.





And now I will have to pay more attention to this dvd, so I'm gonna end the blog here today. I will upload a few youtube clips for you all to enjoy this thursday evening. 

From the song "A saucerful of secrets". 

One of my favourite interview parts in the movie

"One of these days"

lørdag 5. juli 2014

New Pink Floyd album

Yes, the big seacret is out. I had no idea, so I was quite shocked when I found out today. Due to migraine, I was not able to read much about it until later this day. At first I thought it was a joke, and started feeling sick of all the different rumours around the band. New reunion. Concerts. Etc. There are told many lies. But this one is not a lie. Which is amazing!! I'm getting very exited.

with that smile - it have to be good!


The album will be released in october, so I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed that the album will be good and that I like it. As far as I understand it, it's mostly just a David Gilmour album, but there will be materials from Richard Wright as well. If Nick Mason is in it too, I don't know. I doubt it. But I'v heard that Roger Waters won't be joining.

I would love a new album from these three guys.


It feels quite strange that there will be a new Pink Floyd album. Especially if it's only one from the band who is making it. I guess he still can use the name, but if none of the others are participating, maybe he should use it as a solo album?! But who am I to tell. It might be a brilliant idea. I know I am exited, but of course, also a bit sceptical. It's been 10 years since the last album, "The Division Bell". That turned out to be a great album. So I'll just hope the next one will be good too!

It's gonna be strange with a Pink Floyd album without this lovely man and his super talents on keyboard/piano/vocals...


The name of the album is said to be "The Endless River". This is a line from "High Hopes" from the "The Division Bell" album. I think that Polly Samson - Gilmours wife, has played a big part on the abum as well. It was actually her tweet who let me know about this new coming album. That should be a reliable source. Also, one of the backgrounds singers also confirmed that the album is going to happen.



So then we'll just have to wait and see what we'll get in october. I will try and not get too high hopes of a new masterpiece, but I would love it!

'Please, let it be good'!


Wishing you all a great weekend with loads of Pink Floyd music. And here is a song for you to enjoy this saturday evening. Great animation to it as well.



mandag 9. juni 2014

A fine Pink Floyd day

Tomorrow is a big day for me! I'm turning 25 in less then 24 hours. Birthdays are something I've always loved! It don't even have to be my own birthday, even though, that is my favourite. I also handed in my bachelor degree on thursday, and yesterday I was working my last day before the holiday. That means I had nothing to do today. So why not just try for the last time before I turn 25 to show you all what a Pink Floyd maniac I am! Good plan. Good plan indeed.

Thumbs up for todays blog!

I was searcing through what I could blog about today, but whilst looking, I figured out that I wanted to show you all my Pink Floyd items. Well, not all, cause that would take me many many hours. So I put out some of the things, and here we go!

I want to start with my book collection. I wish I had more books, but this is a great start! I bought my first one in 2004. Nick Mason's "Inside out". Such a great book, with loads of personal stuff and things you didn't know about the band. I've only read it once, but I often just look through it. So many beautiful pictures! So after I bought this book, I just wanted more, so without thinking about it, I started my Pink Floyd book collection. 

There will be more books! 
My books are on display with my mini Pink Floyd guitar.
As you might see, there is one Beatles book there as well. But Beatles rock! So it deserve a place next to my Pink Floyd books.

Here's my DVD collection! Loads of candy to watch here. My favourite is of course "The Wall" movie, but I am also a big fan of the documentaries. And of course live DVD's. I also have a quiz DVD. Quite hard to be honest. But I'll just have to practise and read a bit more, and suddenly I might know a few more answers.

Yay, the immersion box set's + discovery box set! These items was something I really wanted to buy myself! And I'm so glad I did! The immersion box set's contained loads of goodies. And the discovery box set contained all the cd's and a booklet with nice pictures in it. 

Discovery box set! Good thing to have all the albums in one small box. 

My LP collection is not big at all. Only two, but that will change as soon as I get a full time job and can afford speakers - so I can use the LP player. And then the collection will grow! Then I have to go treasure hunting.

My Pink Floyd glasses, coffee mugs and beer coolers. I found the glasses when I went to Florida a few years ago, in a record store. They also had a Pink Floyd inflatable chair, but that would have taken up too much space in my suitcase. The beer coolers I found in Australia and the mugs are some presents and I bought one in Dublin. They should have more of these in Norwya

My sister is a brilliant artist, so this is two of many pieces she made me. I wish I had more of them here in my Stavanger apartment, but when me and my boyfriend are buying an apartment, I'll bring all of the pieces she made me

Love how she is putting in motivs from different albums. It's brilliant! I also have a poster in my livingroom of these ladies!

My cd collection. Some Pink Floyd albums, some Roger Waters album, one live dvd/cd from David Gilmour, one Syd Barrett cd and one Richard Wright cd. 

A "The Wall" booklet I bought at one of the live shows. Great pictures and comments in it

All my tickets and backstage passes from my travelling around for concerts. 2011-2013. 16 shows and 6 backstage passes. There are also some autographs and other things that remindend me of the show. 
The ticket for the show at Wembley stadium is signed by Roger Waters before the very last show in Paris

A poster I bought at one of the shows in 2013

For my birthday two years ago, my sister got me this signed Roger Waters picture and two RW guitar pics (at the top of the picture). There is also two David Kilminster pic, one that has been used! 
At the top you can see my signed "The Wall" cd. Got it signed in Oslo 2013, the very first time I met the amazing guy!

A poster and a flag on the wall in the livingroom

A Roger Waters poster, bought in Berlin before one of the shows I went to there

My amazing "Trust us" flag - also merchandice from the show. It's quite large, but I found a wall for this too. At the right side you can see one of the immersion box sets and also a Pink Floyd money bank

A scarf from one of the immersion box sets. Brilliant! I wore this scarf to a few concerts in 2013, as a headwear.

This is how I wore it. Glad to be able to show it to loads of the guys in the show!


Flag, scarf and poster. This is the dark side of the livingroom

Three pictures I bought a few years ago. Not quite sure where I bought it, but I've had them for quite a while. Love these old pics from the band

Pink Floyd coasters I got in one of the immersion box sets. I hung them over our bedroom door. 

Three items that are signed. A immersion box set booklet, a cd and a t-skirt.

The booklet. This one my boyfriend got signed in Dublin.

The t-skirt I got signed in Budapest. We had some troubles writing on it, but I think it turned out perfectly!

My "Pros and cons of hitchhiking" cd. Got it signed in Dublin. The same day as I gave him a belated birthday card. He said thank you, and I really hoped he read it too!

Another Pink Floyd flag. This I bought in Dublin! 

So there you go. This is my crazy obsession, and I want something more all the time. This is what I've been collected for the last 25 years - and I did start quite late with the collection. But the next 25, I'll be collecting all the way! Wondering what my next treasure will be!

So with this, I want to thank you all for reading! And I want to wish you all a great summer! 
Enjoy this lovely song "Echoes" live at Pompeii