tirsdag 19. mars 2013


I woke up this morning, and my first thought was 'It's less then 18 weeks to my first The Wall concert this year'! I must have been dreaming something about Pink Floyd or The Wall. Too bad I can't remember it.
As I said, The Wall concerts are coming up soon. It feels like forever since the show was anounced, but the time has been running so fast the last 6 months, and with the exams coming up, the time will go by faster then I want it to. After my exams I have my b'day to look forward to, then I have to work a couple of weeks, and BOOM! In a blink of an eye, august will start and then it's only 14 days to go.. I am so exited, and the exitement will just grow!


We're all very exited to see 'The Wall' again 

Now, back to the song for a while! 'Vera' is a beautiful and rather short song on 'The Wall' album. 'Vera' is on cd 2 and it's the song before 'Bring the boys back home'. There is something special about these two songs. These are the songs that often gives me tears in my eyes. Such powerful songs. AND if you have seen Roger Waters The Wall concert, you surely remember the video you can see during the song. There are parents coming home from the war, and you see the reaction on their children when they realize that their daddy is finally home. There are many touching moments, but the one that always make my eyes wet is this litle girl sitting at her school desk, and she has no idea what is about to happend. First she looks really shocked, and then she starts to cry as she is standing up and heading for her father. The first time I saw the show, I was 'crying' pretty much all the time, but that part was just breathtaking!

This song is about a British singer called Vera Lynn. In the movie 'The Wall' they play one of her song called ' the little boy that santa claus forgot'. Also before Roger Waters live shows you can hera Vera Lynn's wonderful voice in 'We'll meet again'. 'Vera' is, of course, a song by Roger Waters, and he once said this about the song:
The stuff about Vera Lynn is a stream of unconsciousness, and it precedes what, for me, is the most important track on the album.

So Roger has always been a fan of his own songs with a great deal of strong meanings around war and politics, and as a great Roger Waters fan, I always agree with him. But as for David Gilmour, he said in year 2000 about the album:
There are some weaker sections - all that Very Lynn, Bring the boys back home stuff, for example.

Just so it's said, this was around the time when Roger took all the control over the band, and he'd fired Richard Wright, so there must have been some disagreemenst!

Very well, hope you feel like some 'The Wall' today! I certainly do! Have a wonderul tuesday!

From one of Roger's The Wall show

Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that 
We would meet again 
Some sunny day?
Vera! Vera!
What has become of you?
Does anybody else here
Feel the way I do?

torsdag 7. mars 2013

Burning bridges

After two hectical weeks, I finally found the time to write about my favorite band! As a student you often get a long long list of things to do in a certain amount of time. BUT, during these two weeks, I've been faithful and I've been listening to Pink Floyd every single day.
As I was walking to uni this morning, I had to listen to the song 'Bridges burning' several times. That often means that I haven't been listening to the song for a very very long time!

'Burning bridges' is song number three on the amazing album from 1972, 'Obscured by clouds'. This album has some of the same effects as 'Dark side of the moon' and 'the wall'. You rearly just listen to one song, and then switch to another album, but you want to listen to the album from beginning to end. The songs are fading into each other at some level, and I always get the feeling that something is wrong if I'm only listening to one song, and then I'm changing to another album or another song. Maybe that's just me.

'Burning bridges' is a song written by Roger Waters & Richard Wright. The song is known as a rare Waters/Wright collaboration that provides some welcome contrast featuring a softgentle acoustic interlude (which makes you happy and relaxed every time the song starts to play. The song has this gentle Gilmour/Wright vocal and some tasteful, mournful guitar. There is something so calm and chill about this song, that when I am writing and thinking about the song, it makes me smile.

These men know how to make great music and make a girl smile!

David Gilmour was the lead vocal in the band, but there are not too many songs where the lovely Richard Wright is singing. There is something about Gilmour and Wright's voices together that makes me feel so happy. Their voices are so different, but they are so freaking great together! I reckon all of you, that is reading this blog, have heard 'Echoes'. Just think about how amazing the vocal is, and how great Gilmour and Wright's voices are working together..


As usual, you find a youtube clip of the song and the lyrics below. But I have to warn you, when you are listening to the song, listen extra carefully after 1.15 minutes and around 2.20 minutes. At these times you can hear the wonderful voices of Gilmour and Wright, and how great they work together! It may give you some goosebumps!

Two great men! Too sad that only one of them are still alive.. 

Enjoy the song, and the entire album. The weekend is coming up, and if you are going to relax, like me, put one the cd and enjoy life. 

Bridges burning gladly 
Merging with the shadows, 
Flickering between the lines. 
Stolen moments floating softly on the air, 
Borne on wings of fire and climbing higher. 

Ancient bonds are breaking, 
Moving on and changing sides. 
Dreaming of a new day, 
Cast aside the other way. 
Magic visions stirring, 
Kindled by and burning flames rise in her eyes. 

The doorway stands ajar, 
The walls that once were high. 
Beyond the gilded cage, 
Beyond the reach of ties. 
The moment is at hand. 
She breaks the golden band.