I recently moved to Mexico. Some friends from "back home" (not even sure what that means anymore) came down to visit. We were sitting out in my back
yard tonight sipping some margaritas and a bit of 23 year old rum, and I was taking requests from everyone for songs over my Google Play account.
One of my friends said, "Put on some Pink Floyd," so I did a search and clicked on Wish You Were Here.
My mind is blown.
I grew up on old country music. Don Williams, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and the like were my musical mainstays. I never ventured into
any kind of rock BITD. Over the last decade, I'd heard a little bit of Pink Floyd and I 'd realized that these guys were special (I intuitively
understood that pretty much every album they did was a concept album), but I'd never really listened to them. As we sat chatting with Wish You Were
Here in the background ... Well, I can't say what happened, but I realized I was in the presence of something amazing.
It was too much to absorb just sitting out there in the back yard. I have a new life ambition: One day soon, I will drive into the mountains with the
digital files of the album and my Bose SoundLink speaker, and spend a night in a dark valley under a moonless, starlit sky with this album playing. No
drugs. I don't need them. The music is narcotic enough.
I can't wait. Heading off to bed now, so I won't be here for the next few hours, but I'll come back to chat in the morning.
I was in college when I first heard "Hey You". I ended up listening to it for hours then ended up buying most of their albums. I won't pretend that I
like all of their songs, but their classics are absolute masterpieces. "Time", "Us & Them", "Money", "Comfortably Numb", etc.
Love the dogs barking and the way the sound moves from ear to ear. It's like Roger Waters' 'Pros and Cons' album when you can hear cars in the
distance that 'drive' through your head and out the other side.
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