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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

PINK FLOYD: A Passing


Richard Wright, original keyboardist for Pink Floyd, passed away this past Monday, September 15th, at the age of 65, following a long bout with cancer.

I loved Pink Floyd. Likely my all-time favorite album is Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here."
If Wright ever was recognised, it was for the right reasons. “I really appreciate that I can walk around the streets of London or anywhere and people come up and say 'Thank you for your music.' Not 'Can I have your autograph?’ It's really nice,” he told me. “I don’t want to prove anything, I don't need to go out and advertise myself. I don’t have the ego to do that.”


Wright, as with the other original members of Pink Floyd, was simple in his musical facility. What delivered their music to an entirely different level was their connection as a unit. They were never better than when together as a band and not as individual artists.

What does it say about you when your peers, your icons, begin to die ahead of you?

BZ

6 Comments:

Blogger Ranando said...

It says your Lucky....

They were, are one of the great bands.

Our times a comin, make sure you enjoy each and everyday.

Sun Sep 21, 03:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ranando: boy, are you EVER correct on that one! Suffice to say I listened to a lot of Floyd today.

BZ

Sun Sep 21, 03:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ranando said...

I've got them on right now.

Loud, the only way to hear them.

Sun Sep 21, 03:51:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ranando: I'm currently listening to Ummagumma, the cut "Grantchester Meadows."

Hearkens me back to the days when I lived for attending concerts, the BIG British bands were my absolute favourites.

I saw ALL the large 70s UK bands at the time, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Yes, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant, Humble Pie, Status Quo, and Pink Floyd themselves. Memories of The Forum in LA, the Cow Palace in SF, the Fillmore West.

BZ

Sun Sep 21, 04:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ranando said...

I saw them all as well. The Bowl, the Greek, The Forum, Dodger Stadium, Diamond Head Crater, Squaw Valley, Kirkwood Meadows, Madison Square Gardens.

Great times, I just wish I could remember the concerts, LOL.

Sun Sep 21, 05:38:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous WMD_Maker said...

Rando
You saw them at the Greek!!!!
That must have been GREAT. I always loved seeing shows at the Greek.
I saw them at the Forum and at Cleveland Staduim

Tue Sep 23, 09:09:00 AM PDT  

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