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Offline Suka

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Pink Floyd
« on: January 30, 2015, 08:04:59 PM »
Nothing to do with a bird-trust me.  My fav band of all time is Pink. The old PF with David Gilmoir and Roger Waters.  Funny thing happened this evening, I was playing the "Wall" on my stereo when my mommy called me.  While talking with her she asked if I still had my Pink Floyd DVD "Wall" at her place so she could listen to it.  My mommy is almost 80 years old and loves Pink Floyd, god bless her.

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 08:38:01 PM »
All in all we're just a...brick in the wall...  ;)

I liked a handful of PF songs but for 'all time', I gotta stick with the Doobie Brothers (followed closely by the Eagles).
Any song by the DBs on my radio automatically get kicked up to double the volume the radio was set at previously-followed by singing shamelessly in the car.
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 10:40:08 AM »
I missed this when you posted it Suka, but I'm down with the Floyd too.  I won't say they're my favorite band but I've been listening to them since high school.  I even like their old hippy-dippy stuff from the Syd Barrett days.  And David Gilmore is right up near the top in my pantheon of rock guitar gods, but my favorites are on the harder side, like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Motorhead, and Megadeth.  At least that's what I listen to when I get in the car by myself and can crank it up!

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 01:05:04 PM »
Pink Floyd is awesome... Not much more to be said really...
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 03:08:29 PM »
I have every Pink Floyd album they made and some they didn't! but recently I've been having trouble reconciling some of their political and religious views.
my favorite all time Pink Floyd album was Ummagumma.

Offline Suka

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 07:09:56 PM »
I missed this when you posted it Suka, but I'm down with the Floyd too.  I won't say they're my favorite band but I've been listening to them since high school.  I even like their old hippy-dippy stuff from the Syd Barrett days.  And David Gilmore is right up near the top in my pantheon of rock guitar gods, but my favorites are on the harder side, like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Motorhead, and Megadeth.  At least that's what I listen to when I get in the car by myself and can crank it up!

I like your list of favorites, especially Black Sabbath with Ozzy. 

Offline Suka

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 07:19:08 PM »
I have every Pink Floyd album they made and some they didn't! but recently I've been having trouble reconciling some of their political and religious views.
my favorite all time Pink Floyd album was Ummagumma.

I've have all their albums also.  Why do you think the newer Pink Floyd is political or religious? 

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2015, 08:21:35 PM »
I don't think it's new, I think I'm just becoming more aware of what's always been there. but recently he's gone off on a antisemetic bender.
now, just to set the record straight, I'm not particularly pro Israel or Palestinian, but I'm also not for moving the Jews out of their ancestral home. unlike most people I have actually studied the history of that area. the Jews were expelled by the Romans in 135AD and at the end of the 19th century it was a backwater of the Ottoman Empire and no one really lived there. as the Jews returned the Hashemite nomads moved into the area and started trading with them and are the peoples we now call the Palestinians. there never was a nation called or even known as Palestine. in the treaties signed at the end of WWI the king of Saudi Arabia asked for a Jewish state as a buffer between them and the French controlled Lebanon. the Saudis were afraid the French were going to be given control of Palestine and they didn't want that.
on a purely historical basis I tend to favor the Jewish position, mainly because before they started returning there was no one living there (the Hashemites were from the Jordan area. in fact the kingdom is still referred to as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/05/02/pink-floyd-to-rolling-stones-boycott-israel/
http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2014/01/pink-floyds-david-gilmour-joins.html#.VO_f8DW34_s
http://www.apostcardforpalestine.com/index.html

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2015, 11:53:58 PM »
I have every Pink Floyd album they made and some they didn't! but recently I've been having trouble reconciling some of their political and religious views.
my favorite all time Pink Floyd album was Ummagumma.
I have the useful ability to disconnect peoples personal views from their professional aspect...

Kind of like with Tom Cruise - I love him as an actor, but with the whole Scientology thing he is a complete nutbag - if he ever mentions that side of his live/views I completely switch of, but I will happily watch his films :)
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Offline Scott S

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2015, 12:00:24 AM »
I hear you, I just have a problem when they cross the line into thinking themselves so important that their views matter. even if I agree with them it's annoying.
Hey David Gilmour, you can sing and play the guitar amazingly well, but that's not a qualification to order other bands around! can you imagine the balls he must have to try to shame the Rolling Stones into not playing in Israel? I wonder if Mic and the guys had a good laugh.

Offline Suka

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2015, 05:52:35 PM »
What about Bono being mentioned for the President of the World Bank a few years ago, or Reagan (an actor, okay a governor) becoming a president of the USA?  Did they have qualifications to do the job or make changes in the world with their opinions?  Personally, I don't think Reagan did. 

Offline Scott S

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2015, 11:01:35 PM »
I don't like Bono. and Regan was a bit of a different story. he did have the qualifications. he had been in politics for many years before becoming president and had been governor of a state for many years as well. if David Gilmour was even a local politician I'd say he would have a bit more credibility, but he's just another celeb spouting off.
I didn't want to go way deep into this, but it's how I feel.

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2015, 02:00:45 PM »
something nice and obscure for you!

http://www.youtube.com/v/e5UWhewMXzE
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