Report Momentary Lapse Of Reason in Music Discussion Posted June 2, 2004 Hey Mike you were right on the mark! I just bought a book on Pink Floyd cover art. Storm Thorgerson wrote that the idea for the beds comes from two sources: 1) The lyric in "Yet another Move" which read "A vison of an empty bed" Storm changed the concept to become a 'vision of empty beds'. 2) The second was the 'river' idea. Basically the lonely rower picture in Momentary Lapse of Reason was a reworking of the lone swimmer in the sand dunes in Wish You Were Here. Add the two together and you get a 'River of Beds'. There is nothing in the book that denotes importance of the dogs or the ultralight. But to me it is pretty obvious.... tracks on this this album are 'The Dogs of War', and 'Learning to Fly'. Other tidbits: 1) The person in the Lonley Rower picture is Langley Iddens. He also appeared in the a fast moving bed for the concert film for "On the Run" from Darkside. 2) 700 beds were used. 3) Plans to shoot the scene in the LA area were scraped because they had the wrong type of beds. Storm wanted wrought iron hospital type beds for 'dreamers' or 'mad people'. 4) The location of the shoot was Saunton Sands in North Devon. This was the same location used by Alan Parker in 'The Wall' movie for military sequences.