onsdag 27. juni 2012

In the flesh. Live

This is a really good live dvd. I've been watching it for years now, and I never get sick of it. The first time I watched it was with my parents I reckon. And yes, they brought me up well!! The last time we saw it together (or the last time I remember very well, was a few years ago), we sat on my parents terrace, drinking some beer and wine, and were enjoying the wonderful music! I remember this night very well, because it was the night my mother noticed how much interest I had in the music. She was impressed by how I could all the lyrics. That made me so happy! My parents were the only ones I really could listen to the music with. I had no friends with the same passion.

The cover

What I love about facebook, is that there are so many really good Pink Floyd pages, that posts wonderful pictures, links and films. The last film a page posted, was a film from behind the scenes to In the flesh. Oh my, what a wonderful clip.. I am a big fan of Andy F. Low, the guitar player in the light brown suit. I've only seen him on the live dvd, and on my first Roger Waters concert. He seems like such a nice guy, and on this clip, he seems even nicer then I thought. I don't know why, but he was a smiling and calm looking guy. On this clip he seems so funny, and it lookied like he was the guy Roger liked to bully a bit.

Andy Fairweather Low

I will recommand everybody to get the hold of this dvd and watch it!! It'f bloody amazing. And you have all the great songs there. My favourite song on this dvd must be Perfect sense, cause the way P.P Arnold sings, could make every eye wet. She's got the most powerful female voice (after Clare Torry of course).
And my 'good' friend Snowy White is also on this live dvd, and he is, as we all know, a brilliant guitar player. Roger know how to pick his men (and women) to performe on his gigs!

P.P Arnold

Jon Carin

Graham Broad

Doyle Bramhall II

Katie Kissoon

Snowy White (and ME!!!!!)

Susannah Melvion

Love the funny scene when Roger talks about finding someone to play the sax on his show, and that he don't want to find someone who will follow them on the tour, but audition for a new one for every gig. Sounds fun! If Dick Perry wasn't playing with David Gilmour, he would have been a great choice!!

Take yourself the time to watch this. It's amazing, and you'll have a laught, as well as you might learn something new!

Have a wondeful evening, you wonderful people

fredag 22. juni 2012

Green is the colour

One of the quite good song from the album "More" from 1969. The song is written by Roger Waters, sung by David Gilmour, and the tin whistle you can hear, is played by Nick Masons wife (on that time..), Lindy Mason.

The band from the late 60's/early 70's

I reckon this song is absolutely wonderful, and David's voice is just amazing. It's like listening to a summer breeze. You don't think about the sound, but you feel calm and happy. Or that's at least how I feel when I listen to this song.

It was a bit short today. Sorry about that! The coming weeks this summer, I'll try to write more often.  Here's the song, and the lyrics you find under this clip! Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Shine on you all!!

Heavy hung the canopy of blue
Shade my eyes and I can see you
White is the light that shines through the dress that you wore
She lay in the shadow of the wave
Hazy were the visions of her playing
Sunlight on her eyes but moonshine beat her blind everytime
Green is the colour of her kind
Quickness of the eye deceives the mind
Many is the bond between the hopefull and the damned

Here's a live clip as well!! :0))) Yay!!

He's got the most amazing voice I've ever heard... 

onsdag 13. juni 2012

Matilda Mother

Is one of the masterpieces from the bands first album "The piper at the gates of dawn". It's written by Syd Barrett, and it's mostly sung by Richard Wright. Syd is singing the choruses and the last verse. The song have  this kind of fairy tale lyrics. It's like a story being told to a child who is going to bed. And then the child says "oh mother, tell me more". The kid want to hear more. I remember when I was young, and loved the fairy tales the adults told me when I was going to bed. I never wanted them to stop.

Pink Floyd

The song was originally taken word for word from verse by Hillary Belloc, the 19th-century, Angio-French writer whose books "The bad child's book of beasts and cautionary tales for children" were well regarded by Barrett. Indeed the first set of lyrics were taken from a poem called Jim and then re-written in the studio. However they still retain the style and spirit of Belloc.

The genious behind the band

There was a king who ruled the land.
His majesty was in command.
With silver eyes, the scarlet eagle
showered silver on the people,
Oh Mother, tell me more.

Why'd you have to leave me there
hanging in my infant air, waiting?
You only have to read the lines of
scribbly black and everything shines.

Across the stream with wooden shoes,
bells to tell the King the news.
A thousand misty riders
climb up higher once upon a time.

Wondering and dreaming.
The words have different meanings...
Yes they did...

For all the time spent in that room,
the doll's house, darkness, old perfume,
and fairy stories held me high
on clouds of sunlight floating by.
Oh Mother, tell me more...
Tell me more...

søndag 10. juni 2012

Happy birthday MARIA!!!

Wohoo! Today is my 23 birthday! I was celebrating the big day yesterday evening with my family and lots of my friends! We were all having a wonderful time and had a lot of fun. I got myself many beautiful presents. Clothes, shoes, kitchen stuff, pictures, money, tattoo (20th of july) etc.. And then I got "Dark side of the moon" lp, "Dark side of the moon" cake AND.... Wait for it........ SIGNED ROGER WATERS PICTURE.......

Me and Roger!!!!

I am not kidding... That just blewed my mind! It was my sister who gave it to me. Me and my family are friends with Roger Waters guitar player, David Kilminster, and so my sister asked him to help her getting me the best present. And so did he.. Got a wonderful picture of Roger himself signed by both Roger and David, and I also got a guitar pick from Dave.

Me crying, right after I saw what it was..

When I got the present, my sister, parents and boyfriend were all sitting around me with their cameras, so I knew there was something amazing. On the paper on the present, there were this big picture of this litle singing guy (something justine or something...) so we all had a good laugh. Everybody knows that I'm not a fan. And then I started ripping of the paper (there were a lot), and then I saw if.. Roger Waters had signed. "Happy birthday Maria. From Dave K & Roger Waters"... I started crying like a baby.. I could not stop. All the people at the party was staring, and I think they were a few who got tears in their eyes as well.

The present with a picture of the kid. I did not know what to expect!!

It's not possible.. I've wanted something personally signed to me from the man himself.. All I needed to do was to get to know David, and turn 23. I don't have words. That's just amazing. So now he is up on the wall, so people can come and see the prettyness. It has been a wonderful birthday, and I'll always remember this b'day for the day I got greetings from Roger Waters on my day!!!

Dark side of the moon cake, baked by my boyfriends brother! It's amazing, and tasted really good

Shine on ya'll

Roger Waters and David Kilminster. Comfortably numb

torsdag 7. juni 2012

For killing the past...

Got some great news!! My sister has been taking a new tattoo, AND she's actually got a Pink Floyd tattoo!! She has got to beautiful wings and in the middle of the wings, she's written:

"For killing the past and coming back to life"

This is from Division Bell (one of the albums the band made after Rogers departure. 
The newest part on her tattoo

The text is now in the middle of the wings!

I know this tattoo means a lot to my sister, and I think it great! 
Love the tattoo sister!! Looking forward to see it tomorrow!! Shine on.

Love u!

fredag 1. juni 2012

Happy Birthday Gerald Scarfe

Gerald Anthony Scarfe was born this day in 1936. That means, a star was born this day, 76 years ago. Gerald is an cartoonist and illustrator, and the reason why I am writing about this man today, is because I concider him to be the face of Pink Floyds animation. Say, let’s look at “The Wall”. Movie, album, concerts. He is the man behind all the craziness. And, for all of you faithful readers, if you remember when I wrote about the song “Welcome to the machine”, I also put out a video of the song, and the animation is made by the one and only, Gerald Scarfe. He’s been doing so much great work for Pink Floyd, and I’m sure that either the movie or the cd “The Wall” would be the same without Gerald in the boat! All the animation is making “The Wall” even better. It gives it more power and you are able to understand things better.

GS with a "The Wall" inspired guitar. (I want that one...)

It was Nick Mason who saw Geralds film “Long drawn out trip”, and when he’d seen it, he called up Roger Waters to let him know about this guy, and see if Roger did agree weather they should do something together with this guy or not. Roger said: “It was beautiful, exquisitely insane. He’s fucking mad, let’s get him on board”. This is almost 40 years ago (1973).  Here’s a clip of the movie “Long draw out trip”. I love it! Mickey Mouse, smoking something he probably should not! It’s funny.     

"Long Draw Out Trip"                                                               

Roger Waters said in the forewords in Gerald Scarfe’s book “The making of The Wall”:  
Gerald is similarily obsessed with alienation, as witnessed in his Vietnam works and also in the drawings of the moment in August 1962 when an 18-year-old East German bricklayer called Peter Frechter climbed over the Berlin Wall. He was shot by the border guards and lay beside the wall for hours screaming before he bled to death. Geralds work was full of alienated beings and tortured souls and it was obvious to me and Nick that he had just the right dark but humane imagination we needed”.      

Roger Waters was a big fan of Geralds work and they had a blast together while they were working on “The Wall”. Roger said “Gerald has a very loud laugh. I can hear it now. Not literally of course because I’m in New York, and he’s in London. I mean it was loud but not that loud”. Hahaha, funny guys!     
Gerald is the man behind many of my favorite animations, and I’ll put out some of them.    

Gerald and Roger

Happy birthday once again Gerald Scarfe! You are some of the reason why “The Wall” got to turn into such a huge success! All the best wishes for you!

From 'Empty Spaces' and 'What shall we do now?'. The flowers are one of my favourites, next to the hammers, so I reckon I do need a tattoo of the flowers!!

'The Trial'. This truly is a masterpiece! The music, the lyrics and last but not least, THE ANIMATION!

'Goodbye blue sky'. This is one of Gerald's personal favorite from the album. I understand why!

'Long Draw Out Trip'