Anyone who’s followed this blog long enough will know how much I love the music of Pink Floyd. And anyone who’s read my Dragged Down By The Stone post will understand why I think of their Animals album as an almost perfect metaphor for the world we live in today. If you haven’t read it, I’d really love for you to give it a try!

The thing is, although attempting to recreate, in that post, the mental imagery that album inspired in my head was a very pleasurable experience for me, that post did fall far short of expressing the one thing about that album that I absolutely loved the most – the pleasure and sense of release I got from singing along to my all-time favorite song: Dogs!


Marooned On Planet Earth?

I have a confession of sorts to make. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you might have noticed that I haven’t posted nearly as much about science and space exploration as I used to. It’s true. I haven’t. If you’re wondering what’s going on, or what exactly has changed, I’m really not sure I can give a proper explanation. For, despite all the incredible things we’ve accomplished, the fact is that, for the time being at least, we Americans have allowed ourselves – through our own lack of focus, political infighting, and downright laziness – to become more or less marooned, right here on planet Earth…

Thought I’d Something More To Say

Thought I’d Something More To Say…

Depression, depression. Not really having anything to say, and feeling as if no one would want to hear it even if I did. Yada, yada, yada. So let’s just listen to some great music instead… :roll:

Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over
Thought I’d something more to say…

Pink Floyd "Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)"

For The Love Of Music

“Music may be the activity that prepared our pre-human ancestors for speech communication and for the very cognitive, representational flexibility necessary to become humans.” – Daniel J. Levitin

Welcome To The New Age!

Okay, I know it’ll come as no big surprise to any of my readers that I occasionally become enamored of some song or other I heard on TV and decided that I just had to search out a copy to post on this blog. But the last time a song search led to anything like the world of crazy I found last night was after hearing “Sail” by AWOLNATION playing in an episode of A&E’s Longmire. That, of course, resulted in my SAIL! post…

Monday Reflections

A place to stay
Enough to eat
Somewhere old heroes shuffle safely down the street

You can relax on both sides of the tracks
And maniacs don’t blow holes in bandsmen by remote control
And everyone has recourse to the law
And no-one kills the children anymore
No-one kills the children anymore

Sunday Reflections

Well, I haven’t posted for a few days. Depression, bleh! Unfortunately, being silent doesn’t stop me from thinking, so the thoughts just tend to pile up in my head. And I’ve been thinking a lot these days about the harm we do when we seek to attain unearned “special” status with no concern for the…

Release The Kraken!

Well my friends, as I said in Friday’s post, I’m expecting some “Down Time” – of undetermined length – probably starting tomorrow morning. With that in mind, it occurred to me that a nice “waiting room” type post – complete with magazines to peruse and Muzak to listen to – might be a good thing…