📅 Thought for today:
‘One should never start one’s day without a complete spin of Dark Side of the Moon.’
— Sienna McQuillen
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On this day three years ago, a year before we were locked down, I posted this picture from a gig by a Pink Floyd tribute band.
Forty-seven years ago I saw Pink Floyd perform the whole of Dark Side of the Moon in the second half of a live show in Manchester.
And forty-nine years ago I heard the album for the first time – it was released on March 1st 1973.
The album stayed on the Billboard 200 albums chart for 736 consecutive weeks. In the USA, 7% of the population under 50 is estimated to own, or have owned, a copy.
I first heard it on headphones (best place) under the influence of marijuana at the tender age of 15 in a darkened room full of UV lamps and psychedelic posters. It was a rite of passage.
I have no idea who Sienna McQuillen is, and I don’t imagine she knows who I am either! She does seem to be much quoted, so I’ve given her the credit although honestly, this is something I would say anyway!
“Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I’d something more to say.”
I haven’t run out of things to say just yet.
Lyrics Credit: David Jon Gilmour, George Roger Waters, Nicholas Berkeley Mason, Richard William Wright