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

tirsdag 13. mai 2014

Pink Floyd tattoo - number 6

I'm back! There's loads of things going on, so I have been buisy - hence few new blogs.
BUT, I forgot to tell you all - when I was in Belfast, I got myself a brand new Pink Floyd tattoo! And for the first time, I decided to get something from a song. And I've been thinking about something from the song "Hey you" for quite a long time, so that's what I decided.

"Yay - Maria got a new tattoo"

I went with one of my housemates in Belfast - since we both wanted tattoo's. She was getting her first, I was getting my 7th! So we went to the tattoo studio and asked if they had time to give us our tattoos. They had and we had to wait for less then a week - which was lucky, since my housemate was going back home to spain a few days after! So we were exited and a wee bit nervous before we got them.

Me & Laura - my housemate

But it went very well. The tattoo artist was really great and made us feel comfortable. My housemate was getting her first, and it only took about 10 minutes to get it done! It looked really good, and I was getting more and more exited! I had to sit in the chair for about 20 minutes, and I was surprised it went so quickly!

So here's the result! The pictures was taken straight after I got it, so you can see a lot of redness, but I loved it at once! And the phrase from the song is my favourite one!
Shine on all you Pink Floyd fans!

Hey you! Don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall