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  1. "Old", regardless of a person's age, is a term that calls to mind those that are frail, helpless, haven't use of all their faculties, and is in poor health. - Syd, born January 6, 1946, is only 59 years old Due to Syd's mental status, he actually (and sadly) meets the criteria of "old" David, born March 6, 1946, just turned 59 this month - The youngest member of the band ~ and the most "Time"less Rick Wright, born July 28, 1945, will be 60 this year - Not quite close enough to being elderly yet "Elderly" implies a person whose age is 65 or older. - Nick Mason, born January 27, 1944, is 61 years old - Roger Waters, born September 6, 1943, turns 62 this year ...teetering just on the edge of elderly , as shocking as it is to think of them in those terms
  2. Wow, looking above at that picture of Syd...you know that's going to happen to all of us someday: the aging; not a mental breakdown (well, depending of course on how many kids we have to drive us into that state of mind) At 36 w/ 1 child, I can't remember what I did 5 minutes ago half the time. The hammer of the Geritol God -- you can't duck its strike!
  3. Hey Mike! It was good to hear from you! I haven't been around much myself for a few months, as I've been busy -- at home and at the office. I hope all is well with you, too! Coming back to so many new people makes me feel like a the newbie! While, I've never heard Syd sing, I've read about how much of a creative genius he was. Recently I read a newspaper article featuring Syd from a few (or more) years back -- poor guy...too many Mandax / LSD induced breakdowns. What surprised me what that it was not David Gilmour's but Roy Harper's vocals "Have a Cigar". While it is a phenomenal song, for some reason, because I discovered it wasn't David singing, the song somehow now seems "foreign" -- for lack of a better term. Interestingly, when David Gilmour released his first solo album in 1978, one of the songs that he wrote but did not use at the time, became the Pink Floyd classic "Comfortably Numb". My apologies it's David Jon Gilmour,CBE. In November 2003, David was made Knights Commander in The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Upon receiving a CBE for services to music, David joked that the Queen had probably never even listened to Pink Floyd. "I suspect that if she listened to Pink Floyd, it was one of her children or grandchildren playing it, and she was more likely the one to say 'turn it off'"!
  4. What a nice guy! January 2002 LONDON (AP) - David Gilmour is giving the proceeds from the sale of his London house to a charity. Gilmour sold the home to Earl Spencer - brother of the late Princess Diana - for $6.48 million, and gave the money to Crisis, which helps homeless people, The Sunday Telegraph reported. "I don't need the money and I just thought it would be a good thing to do,'' the paper quoted him as saying. ``I've had that house for nearly 20 years. It's made a fat profit and I've scarcely used it for the last six or seven years." Gilmour, 54, lives in a farmhouse in West Sussex and owns a house in Greece. The Independent newspaper reported that he'd originally bought the London home for $430,000. But Gilmour said he'd grown tired of having too many expensive possessions. "You collect Ferraris and then you've got to collect people to look after your Ferraris, and you've got to collect buildings to house the Ferraris," The Sunday Telegraph quoted him as saying. "Life gets very complicated. And eventually, at least in my case, you think 'I don't need this stuff.' And suddenly life gets simpler."
  5. Reading up on the band, the general consensus seems to be that Roger Waters is a "creative genius" but a "total a$$h*le" and "a big, gloomy cry baby"! Not much liked on a personal level, is he? David Gilmour, on the other hand, seems to be loved by all! I didnt even know what they looked like until recently, but David Gilmour actually looks just like my dad -- another great guy! My favorite David song is "On the Turning Away"...it sends chills up and down my spine -- his voice is so amazing it'll bring ya to tears! Dark Side of the Moon: I had a hard time telling the difference in vocals: Gilmour/Wright: Breathe, Us and Them, and Breathe Reprise Gilmour: Money (really? I thought this was Roger) Waters: Brain Damage and Eclipse (I thought this was Dave) :: HEY YOU, 1979 - from THE WALL Lyrics/Music: Waters; Vocals: Gilmour & Waters Waters Hey You! Out there in the cold getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me Hey you! Standing in the aisles with itchy feet and fading smiles, can you feel me Hey You! Don't help them to bury the light Don't give in without a fight Waters Hey you! Out there on your own sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me Hey you! With your ear against the wall waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me Gilmour and Waters Hey you! Would you help me to carry the stone Open your heart, I'm coming home Waters But it was only fantasy The wall was to high, as you can see No matter how he tried he could not break free And the worms ate into his brain Gilmour Hey you! Out there on the road doing what you're told, can you help me Hey you! Out there beyond the wall breaking bottles in the hall, can you help me Hey you! Don't tell me there's no hope at all Together we stand, divided we fall David also sings "Young Lust" and "Run Like Hell" is Waters AND Gilmours. Yeah, okay...can you tell the difference? :: Gilmour "Run Like Hell"...that is one cool tune:"You better paint your face up in your favorite disguise; with your button-down lips and your roller blind eyes"...
  6. I did some research, and it seems that David Gilmour was the vocalist on 80% of Pink Floyd's songs recorded, but Roger Water provide most of the lyrics that were sung! Upon listening more carefully, I discovered that they do actually sound quite a bit alike...with David being the better sounding of the two, but it is very hard to tell a great deal of the time! Comfortably numb, in which they take turns singing...David blows Roger right out of the water. Ha ha...that pun was purely unintended. ::
  7. Mike (aka PinkFloyd1973) I've been heavily into "Floyd" lately, and while Ive always loved them, I've never really read up on them much...until recently. Got a question: Who was the actual "lead" singer? :: I see Waters' name on The Wall (of course, given that it's "his baby"), but Gilmour is listed more often than Waters it seems on other albums. It depends on the "mood" of the song I suppose, in terms of who best suits the vocalist role, but IMO Gilmour is a bit smoother than Waters in most cases (well, except on Learning to Fly, which I thought was Waters at first). Also, Gilmour would have done a great job singing Brain Damage and Eclipse...he sang most of Dark Side of the Moon anyway.
  8. I am laughing most at THIS! :: Yes, this is a litigitous society (too much so), and in my opinion, she is being extremely petty. Would her feelings be more valid if she was a better looking woman? Looks have nothing to do with it -- it is her complaint that is not valid. She was not strip searched in front of people; she was routinely patted down and is likely more indignant about being suspected than being searched. It is kind of like leaving the store at the mall and the alarm goes off / recorded security alert plays at the door -- because the cashier didn't disable a sensor on a DVD, or remove a garment sensor. They ask you to show a receipt, or they look in your bag. It is embarrassing, you think people are looking, thinking you stole something, but it happens and we move on...like this woman should. I'm sure the person doing the patting down enjoyed it far less than she did, but for the sake of safety, we must do things we normally would not do.
  9. Pink Monkey: These components in different combinations create the following types of love: Infatuation ? passion alone. Liking ? Intimacy alone; friendships without passion or long-term commitment. Empty Love ? Commitment alone; decision to love another without intimacy or passion Fatuous Love ? Passion and commitment; commitment based on passion but without time for intimacy to develop such as a whirlwind courtship Romantic Love ? Intimacy and passion; lovers are physically and emotionally attracted to each other but are not committed as in a summer romance. Companionate Love ? Intimacy and commitment; as in a long-term marriage in which the passion has faded. Consummate Love ? Intimacy, passion and commitment; a complete love consisting of all three components. This is the ideal and the hardest to attain. When you say "I?m in love!" after the first date or having known the person for just two days, it?s probably not true love but infatuation. Infatuation feels very much like love at first: You are strongly attracted to the person physically and emotionally; and everything about that person is very exciting. However, when the excitement wears off, you will realize that you hardly know anything about the other person. It?s only when you find out what you like and don?t like about the other person and you still deeply care, respect and want to spend time with that person despite of his or her shortcomings, then you are truly in love. True love is altogether different in character from love which is awakened by impulse and suddenly dies when severely tested. True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. On the contrary, it is calm and deep in its nature. It looks beyond mere externals and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding. Two people become acquainted; they are infatuated with each other, and their whole attention is absorbed. Reason is blinded, and judgement is overthrown. They will not listen to any advice or control, but insist on having their own way, regardless of consequence. Like some epidemic, or contagion that must run its course, the infatuation possesses them; and there seems to be no putting a stop to it. Actually, infatuation and chemistry are essentially the same thing. And they are a very, very long way from real love. Infatuation has an element of sexual excitement. If you are honest, you can admit it is difficult to be in one another's company unless you are sure it will end - in intimacy. Love means trust. You are calm, secure and unthreatened. Your partner feels this also, and that makes them even more trustworthy. Infatuation might lead you to do things you will regret later, but love never will.
  10. Today and tonight I listened to Boston's debut album (one of my first albums owned) & their follow up "Don't Look Back", and WOW...they sound so amazing. I think I played "A Man I'll Never Be", "More Than a Feeling" and "Don't Look Back" 20 times each! What they put out for albums may have been few and far between, and many people say that all their songs sound alike (like AC/DC's), but IMO they were incredible. Tom Scholz, an MIT engineer, was brilliant! Brad Delp (his voice is one of the best in rock and roll) was making coils in a factory for Mr. Coffee machines while he sang locally here and there. Thank God someone took notice.
  11. Animal - Def Leppard Animal - Pearl Jam Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar Dreams - Fleetwood Mac Dreams - Van Halen Drive - R.E.M. Drive - The Cars Without You - Harry Nilsson Without You - Motley Crue Magic - Pilot Magic - The Cars Crazy - Patsy Cline Crazy - Aerosmith Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
  12. It said, "you were thinking of a web page." What I was really thinking was an icon on a desktop. The 2nd one I did came back Northern Lights, which was close, as I was thinking of a rainbow, which it got the next time. The 3rd time I chose "animal" - it came back anteater, then rat...then it came back ferret, which is exactly what I was thinking (I own 3 ferrets).
  13. I love Eric Clapton! See what a post can do - how motivating it can be? I have been listening to the original Layla on the way to the office every morning this week! What an amazing song!
  14. I've tried so hard to get into Eric Clapton's unplugged version of Layla, but it is too stark a contrast from the original, which I suppose is the point of unplugged, but still... Some of Eric's other songs have too much of an edge to ever become unplugged versions, and I pray they don't: Sunshine of Your Love, and Crossroads. Some of Eric's songs might sound okay: Wonderful Tonight, and Promises.
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