Thoughts and ramblings of an ageing, music loving, Sci-Fi geek…

Who needs pink?

Last year I wrote a piece about what was to be the last album released under the name Pink Floyd. I called this Which one’s Pink? – a reference to a line in the song Have a Cigar from the Wish You Were Here album. The release of this came as almost as much of a surprise as the announcement earlier this year that there would be a new David Gilmour solo album and a tour. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 27th September 2015 / Concerts, Music, Thoughts / 0 Comments

Rediscovery – When the button clicks

Ever watched a TV show or movie and just thought, “that did nothing for me” or bought an album, listened to it and just thought “meh, don’t get it”.

Then have you picked that album up and listened to it again, watched the TV show or movie and for some reason it “clicked”, made sense, you “got it”?

This has happened to me and I’ve often wondered why. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 2nd September 2015 / Music, Thoughts, TV Shows / 0 Comments

Ever Played an Instrument?

I was talking to someone recently and realised how long it’s been since I picked up my guitars. And I find this quite sad.

I’m sure many of you will have had uncomfortable forced piano lessons when young  or had to join in with something at school, even if it was just banging a drum or hitting a triangle. That always seemed to be what I ended up with and don’t think I showed much prowess even at that.

I never had any great musical interest or skill but then something happened. I discovered the music that struck the proverbial chord with me (no pun intended). (more…)

rockstar6662 / 7th February 2015 / Music, Thoughts / 0 Comments

Which one’s Pink?

So the hot music news of the week, for some of us anyway, is the announcement of a new Pink Floyd album The Endless River. A band that certainly divides opinion but one that has been part of my musical landscape since I rediscovered Dark Side of The Moon when revising for my ‘O’ Level exams in 1983.

Here’s the artwork which personally I find rather stunning.

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Almost as momentous an event as Kate Bush announcing her live shows back in March, and whom I go to see on Sept 27th, it came as a huge surprise to me. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 24th September 2014 / Music / 0 Comments