tirsdag 28. mai 2013

Planet Parker

This saturday I went to my very first concert in Stavanger where a band were plaing Pink Floyd. I've seen several bands in Bergen and other city's, but never here, where I live. So when I saw a poster with the symbol from 'Dark side of the moon', I just had to go!
I didn't order tickets until a few days before the show. I had almost forgot all about it! But I got my tickets, and then we had some pre-drinks back home with my boyfriend, his brother and a friend with his girlfriend. We had to warm up, so we put on the 'PULSE' concert. Earlier that day I'd been listening to 'Dark side' too, so I was really exited before the show!

We went to where the band were playing, a place called Folken (in the heart of Stavanger centrum). We had to get our tickets printed and then we went up. There were already a few people there, and a band were on stage, but it was just the warm up band. We bought something to drink, and we went all the way to the front, and started waiting for Planet Parker. The warm up band played loads of great songs like 'Come together' by The Beatles (one of my favourite band). Theya also played some Jimi Hendrix and something from The Who. They were quite good, so we had a great time waiting for Planet Parker. When the warm up band went off stage, they put up curtains in front of the stage, so the audience did not know what the band was putting up.

Waiting for the bus

It didn't take too long before they moved the curtain, and then you saw this amazing stage! They had put up 'The Wall', they had the the fabric from 'Animals' and the man with the lightbulbs from 'Delicate sound of thunder'. I was amazed at the very first look. And then they started playing, and I've been to my share of Roger Waters show, and I love that he always starts off with 'In the flesh'! And so did this band! I don't know why I always hoping that bands will start with this song, but it always seem to catch the audiece at once, and you know you'll have a great time!

Tattoo show-off (the sun is making it hard to see!)

I was really looking forward to the 'Dark side of the moon' part, since it's been a long time since I've heard the entire album live. And I knew they would play that album from beginning to end. Since they started with 'In the flesh' I was sure that they would play 'Dark side' in the second half of the show. Very well, they played loads of great songs in the first part. 'Learning to fly' is a song that I'll never get sick of, because it's just so amazing, and the band did good!

Getting closer!

I am always hoping that cover/tribiute bands are going to play a song that surprise me, a song that is rarely played. My high hope is that there will be something from 'Piper at the gates of dawn', 'A saucerful of secrets', 'Obscured by clouds' etc. Songs and albums that's not the most popular, but there are hopefully more people like me out in the world, who would really appreciate som really good old stuff.
Planet Parker did surprise me with a song I wasn't expecting! 'Dogs' from the album 'Animals'. And the entire song as well! It was really great! They had also put up a table on the stage (like Roger Waters - In the flesh live), where some of the band members would go and sit down, playing cards and enjoying a drink.

Ready to enjoy some great music!!

What facinated me the most was all the details on the stage. I've rarely seen a cover/tribiute band with a stage like that! Just imagine, if the stage were any bigger, how much more awesome stuff they sould put up there! Maybe a cow (from Atom heart mother) or some hammers (from The Wall). But that is just how I am.. If I see some, I just want more! It's never enough in my head.

screaming faces!

The second part of the show with 'Dark side of the moon', I really enjoyed! The band were great, they had agood sounds and great vocals. It's always scary with the vocal to 'The great gig in the sky', but they pulled it off good! That is the scariest part. That and 'Any colour you like'. That is my favourite song from the album, and it is really hard to make it sound like it does on the album. Even Roger Waters had some problems finding the right sound. But as long as that song is in the set list, I fell like I'm floating on a big pink sky.

All in all, I had a great time, and the people I went with sure liked it as well. The band had great conncections with the audience, they looked like they had loads of fun themselves, and it was a great way to spend a saturday evening! I know they are playing again in Stavanger this summer, so if you are around, I'll highly reccomand that you check this band out!

Thanks to Planet Parker for a great show!
We'll meet again

(I did try take some photos during the show, but they were all dark. I'll try again next time)

tirsdag 21. mai 2013

Pink Floyd is my medicine

Well, now I am soon off to bed, and tomorrow is my third exam. I am so tired of all the studying and I am counting the days for my summer vacation. In 15 days I'm going home to my parents for 5 days for some total relaxation! Can't wait. The only thing that keeps me up these days is my boyfriend, my friends and my favourite band in the world! My days is filled be reading for hours, and I try to listen to music, but sometimes I get unfocused. I feel sick and tired, and the best medicine is loads of sleep and Pink Floyd

Me a few years back. So happy!

Anyhow, this saturday I am going to Stavanger town to listen to some live Pink Floyd music. There is a local band playing, and I hope that I'll get some friends joining me to the show. My boyfriend and his brother will join me, and I hope some friends will join too! It's gonna be a good day. I have an exam the monday after, but I don't care! I just have to read a lot before the consert and the sunday, but that saturday evening I need to have some fun!

Me today. Not happy

This was just some short words from a stressed student who can't wait for the summer! 
And here are some great music for you all to read and enjoy! 

I'll watch this one later, but if you have the time - watch and love it

hear hear

lørdag 11. mai 2013

One slip

I am so sick and tired of reading for my stupid exams! Had my first last friday, and the next one is on tuesday. I can't say I am ready for it, and I'm not sure if I'll ever be. I've been reading and taking notes for 8 hours today. The only breaks I've had was when I had to make lunch and dinner. So you might all know that this is not the best way to enjoy the weekend and a saturday! That is just why I decided to write and listen to Pink Floyd for a while, and just relax! I've said it before, but I really wish I could take a bachelor degree in Pink Floyd! That would be truly amazing!

HAHA, me when I was around 13-14 years old
Always a Pink Floyd fan

I know I've always said that I perfer Pink Floyd WITH Roger Waters, and I've actually been taking some distance to the albums after Roger. I've heard all the songs before, but it's like I haven't allowed myself to get too attached to the songs. But then I had a great idea when I started lreading for my exams. Listen to songs I don't know all the lyrics to. What a great great idea. The only problem was that there were some songs I just wanted to listen to again and again and again. Like "One Slip".

"A momentary lapse of reason" cover

I have this weird thing about Pink Floyd. I've heard all their songs (I'm pretty sure, but you never know), and I know all their albums etc. But the music comes in phases. So when I were supposed to read for my exams, this song blew my mind. If you listen to one song one day, it might catch you, but not always. And this was the first time this song catched me. It is such an amazing feeling! The song helps you getting through the day, it cheerish you when you've been reading all day long, it is great just relaxing to, and if there is a quiet day at work, it's a great song to sing in your head. Or out loud. Whatever suits you.

The single for "One slip"

"One slip" is, as I said from an album after Roger Waters left the band. The song is from the wonderful album "A momentary lapse of reason" from 1987. That is just a few years before I was born! I should have been born earlier, so that I could attend live concerts from when Pink Floyd played at UFO club in London, to The Wall concert in the early 80s and to the PULSE concerts and Roger Waters with his performances from his solo albums. Very well, I've been to 11 Roger Waters concerts, but none where I've seen David Gilmour or Nick Mason.
I can't find anything on his page..

I want to meet this guy and/or see him performe live

Back to the song! "One slip" is song number 4 on this album and the lyricist on this album is Anthony Moore, and Mr. Moore borrowed this title from thriller novelist Frederich Forsyth, who himself purloined it from William Shakespeare. The subject matter is not Julius Caesar, however, but Forsyth's mercenary soliders.
The song is just so great. I don't know what it is. There is something about that album. It doesen't have the typical Pink Floyd craziness, but it's still a bit crazy, but in a whole different way.
One thing that made me love this song even more, is that it's in this song they sing "A momentary lapse of reason". And that is just great.

Me so tired!!!

I am so very tired after reading all these hours today, so todays blog is not the best. My english is bad, and I can't get out what I really feel for this song, so I think I'll just end it here.
All in all, the song is great, David Gilmour have an amazing voice and...
The lyrics is to be found under the video, so listen, read/sing the lyrics and just dream yourself away.

A restless eye across a weary room
A glazed look and I was on the road to ruin
The music played and played as we whirled without end
No hint, no word her honour to defend

I will, I will she sighed to my request
And then she tossed her mane while my resolve was put to the test
Then drowned in desire, our souls on fire
I lead the way to the funeral pyre
And without a thought of the consequence
I gave in to my decadence

One slip, and down the hole we fall
It seems to take no time at all
A momentary lapse of reason
That binds a life for life
A small regret, you won't forget,
There'll be no sleep in here tonight

Was it love, or was it the idea of being in love?
Or was it the hand of fate, that seemed to fit just like a glove?
The moment slipped by and soon the seeds were sown
The year grew late and neither one wanted to remain alone

One slip, and down the hole we fall
It seems to take no time at all
A momentary lapse of reason
That binds a life to a life
The one regret, you will never forget,
There'll be no sleep in here tonight