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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.
  15. Pat Benatar Ann Wilson Chrissie Hynde Debbie Harry Melissa Etheridge Sara McLachlan And Christina Aguilera, who I think has a gorgeous voice and is far more talented than some of the other young women in her genre.
  16. Then maybe Scott Stapp (or Bitchy McSnipe, as I call him) is Ed Vedder incarnate! :: In the 1980's one voice in particular made the hair stand up on the back of my neck (worse than Axel's voice, but I like GNR): Tom Keifer. Cinderella was one of the worst bands I'd ever heard!
  17. I played a cool song today that I had not heard in years, and it has a great bass line: "Turn Me Loose" - (Scott Smith) Loverboy ::
  18. Thank you Peaches...you made my morning! That was funny! I'll be on an Eddie Murphy kick all day now! ::
  19. I know - I'm sorry...I love this song too. I was so reluctant to list Comfortably Numb, but I did so because, while it is an amazing tune to blast in the car, and it sounds phenomenal, I think of a driving tune in terms of a song that will pick you up, not zone you out. :: ...like Run Like Hell.
  20. Some songs lack that certain driving element, and it's not that the song and/or the band sucks. I love most of the bands and songs I'm listing. Also, some songs come so close to getting you going, but they don't quite cut it...frustrating. Unfortunately, a good listening tune does not it make a good driving tune: AC/DC - Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Aerosmith - Draw the Line Bad Company - Movin' On Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights Boston - Let Me Take You Home Tonight Billy Idol - (Forgot) to be a Lover Billy Joel - It's Still Rock and Roll to Me Billy Squier - In the Dark Cars - Cruiser CCR - Fortunate Son Chicago - Saturday in the Park Eagles - Victim of Love CSN - Suite Judy Blue Eyes Cult - Edie (Ciao Baby) David Bowie - Golden Years Deep Purple - Woman From Tokyo Def Leppard - Photograph Dire Straits - Skateaway Doobie Brothers - China Grove Doors - People Are Strange ELO - Evil Woman Elton John - Honkey Cat Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff Fleetwood Mac - Dreams Foreigner - Cold as Ice Genesis - Abacab Guess Who - Hand Me Down World Guns & Roses - Don't Cry J. Geils Band - Love Stinks Kinks - Celluloid Heroes Led Zeppelin - Hey Hey What Can I Do Lynard Skynard - Don't Ask Me No Questions Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon Nirvana - All Apologies Ozzy - Mr. Crowley Pearl Jam - Corduroy Queen - Killer Queen RHCP's - Californication Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb Rolling Stones - Get Off of My Cloud Rush - New World Man Scorpions - Big City Nights Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle Styx - Fooling Yourself Tom Petty - The Waiting U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name Van Halen - Feel Your Love Tonight Van Morrison - Domino The Who - Squeeze Box Yes - I've See All Good People ZZ Top - Got Me Under Pressure
  21. Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits is one hell of a guitarist (IMO); his "fingerpicking" on Sultans of Swing is testament to that, but this song also has a bass line that is actually very good. It's not as prominent as some of the songs we've listed above, but it's not too far behind.
  22. Roundabout - Chris Squire (Yes) The Lemon Song - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) My Generation - John Entwistle (The Who) Money - Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) White Room - Jack Bruce (Cream) Day Tripper - Paul McCartney (Beatles) Stand By Me - Wendell Marshall (Ben E King) Won't Get Fooled Again - John Entwistle (The Who) White Rabbit - Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane) Sweet Child O Mine - Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses) Another One Bites The Dust - John Deacon (Queen) Good Times Bad Times - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) Come Together - Paul McCartney (The Beatles) The Witch - The Cult () Sunshine Of Your Love - Jack Bruce (Cream) Touch of Grey - Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead) Heard It Through The Grapevine - James Jamerson (Marvin Gaye) Soul To Squeeze - Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Freewill - Geddy Lee (Rush) Under Pressure - John Deacon (Queen) WMA - Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) LA Woman - The Doors () On the Loose - Saga () Sweet Emotion - Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith) Down On The Corner - Stu Cook (CCR) Tom Sawyer - Geddy Lee (Rush) Machine Head - Bush () Highway Star - Roger Glover - (Deep Purple) 25 or 6 to 4 - Peter Cetera (Chicago) Eminence Front - John Entwistle (The Who)
  23. Jim Morrison -- a fascinating and mysterious man who left this world 33 years ago, but his legacy lives on! Some people see him as nothing more than a heavy drinking, self destructive wild child who was out of control, and well on his way to becoming a has been. In Jim's death, some people see him as an overrated musician and undeserving of the title "icon". Toward the end I think Jim probably wanted to be far more serious than what his audience would let him be, but it was his own antics that created a standard for what people wanted and expected of him. While he probably knew this, he couldn't go back and change things he'd done, and he couldn't control things he continued to do -- so he gave up. I honestly believe there was far more to Jim than what he projected outwardly, but on such a complex level that even he didn't truly understand it, much less know how to deal with it. In another thread I posted that "Jim lived too fast in a time that he was way ahead of, and he died in a time that passed way too fast"...or something to that effect. Jim once said, "I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps, "Oh look at that!" Then whoosh, I'm gone, and they'll never see anything like it ever again, and they won't be able to forget me...ever." As I've said before...prophetic.
  24. A lot of Jim's lyrics were like that. I'm not really sure what Jim meant much of the time in much of he wrote, but he sure knew what he meant...to him it all made sense. :: Rest his beautiful soul, and his beautifully twisted genius mind!
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