33 thoughts on “Stayin’ Alive In The Wall

  1. wow wow wow!! I never noticed this similarity before. (because I dont enjoy disco) but WOW. Im gonna get my brother to watch this video.
    as a side note: I will always love the animation on the wall. Youve made me want to watch it again. I love the walking hammers! and when the bird of prey turns into a world war II flying plane. (always thought the bird-plane bit would make a nice tatoo)

    This video prooves that Pink Floyd can make anything look cool. even disco.

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    • As do I my friend! I have such fond memories of my attempts to prove that the heartbeat sound that bookends Dark Side Of The Moon really DID run all the way through the album! πŸ˜€

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    • Not one little bit. I certainly can’t picture myself doing the disco thing but, after seeing you skydive, I’d be shocked to hear you didn’t love to dance too. Some people were just meant for it, and I think that’s glorious! πŸ˜€

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  2. I love the Bee Gees, but their disco period is probably my least favorite. They were so popular during the disco craze that many people forget how much great music they made before Saturday Night Fever.

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    • Ain’t that the truth? But even though I found the whole disco thing to be downright annoying, their high quality vocals and music even made that sound good! πŸ˜€

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    • ok… take 2. f.i. forgot to type a pretty important word for my sentence to make any sense. haven’t had enough coffee.

      “It’s uncanning how matching it is.”

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      • Imagine the numbers of songs that you have to run through your mind to come up with two that match up so well. And how many of those combinations end up being unworkable before you find one that is? I get dizzy just thinking about it! πŸ™„

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        • It was a somewhat unexpected busy and obsessive weekend because of the mathematical problem that you presented me with, IzaakMak. All work and no sleep, … But I think I got it. The number of songs should be about (Googolplex to the Pi’th power, minus 42) / the 75th Fibonacci number.

          (OK, I’m full of it, I just finished half a bottle of wine in a bathtub.)

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            • I saw that episode with Jason Alexander. In fact, it’s one of my favorites because he is just sooo creepy. The first time I saw it, saw the opening, I knew that it was going to be about the golden mean and the Fibonacci sequence. Love that stuff.

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            • Same here, I had to look it up too, IzaakMak. (& Poietes)

              I didn’t see that episode, but I guess that it must be comparable to Dan Brown’s mentioning of the Fibonacci numbers. In his book, some criminal genius is suspected of using the numbers as a code. A form of mathematical mysticism.

              I understand the basic mathematics of it. (Some autistic inner voice even ordered me to work it out in excel: =((POWER((1+SQRT(5));50))-(POWER((1-SQRT(5));50)))/((POWER(2;50))*(SQRT(5)))). Where n = 50 in the example. Any two of those numbers show a 1:1,618 proportion.

              Which, as I gather, was studied as a universal ratio that can be found in nature. Also as some sort of natural growth rate.

              I can’t wrap my brain around all the possible consequences though. Still struggling with the movie ‘the number 23’ πŸ™‚

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            • Okay, that’s a bit too much after just waking up! I’ve GOT to get back on some sort of a regular sleep cycle. And now, after looking at your Excel formula and doing a quick search for “the number 23,” my head is really spinning! πŸ™„

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  3. Clever mix, though somehow putting the two together has removed that little something extra that made both songs great in their own right. (Yes, I’m afraid I do like disco)!

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    • Who’d have thunk it? Could both bands have been utilizing the same diabolical secret “make them love it” song writing formula?!?! 😯

      Oh yeah, I’ve probably posted more Pink Floyd music on this blog than any other band! I counted 28 posts when I selected them from the “Posts With Music” menu selection. πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks. I’m glad you liked it. As one who absolutely HATED school, the images (from the videos) of how bad those kids had it in school definitely struck a chord with me. Overlaying the “Stayin’ Alive” mantra over that is the perfect topper! πŸ˜€

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  5. I’m gaga for “The Wall” more than “Stayin’ Alive.” “Stayin’ Alive” was my least favorite song from the SNF soundtrack, although “Night Fever” was my fave — well it tied with “More Than a Woman” (both the Bee-Gees’ original and the Tavares’ remake). Sure, I was a disco kid and enjoyed the Bee-Gees’ disco stuff, but I remember it took some getting used to their high-pitched frenzied vocals at such a fast pacing. What matters is I admire the group’s oeuvre. Also, I love the duets between Barry G. and Barbra Streisand.

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    • Until I heard this mash-up, you would never have convinced me that these songs would go so well together. But then again, I did hear something somewhere about certain musical timing being “guaranteed” to appeal. My love of Pink Floyd comes from having a deep philosophical connection to a great message being delivered with incredible musical complexity. The Bee Gees appeal was much more simple. I just loved their harmony! πŸ˜€

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