πŸ“… Thought for today:

β€˜One should never start one’s day without a complete spin of Dark Side of the Moon.’

β€” 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

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