Politics. Disease. Nut-jobs with guns. Nut-jobs with axes?!?! Good grief, it seems the news is never good these days! And there they are, the 24/7, non-stop line of “ex-spurts” in front of the cameras to give us all their opinions…
Over the rainbow, I am crazy,
Bars in the window.
There must have been a door there in the wall
When I came in.
Crazy, over the rainbow, he is crazy.
Have you ever been so depressed that all your thoughts begin to seem like one long, whining, drone? Well, that’s how I felt yesterday, and why I couldn’t muster up the energy to post these great MetalGuruMessiah videos until now.
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!
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…
Found this fascinating “alternate” version of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” – featuring a solo from French violinist Stéphane Grappelli – over on Open Culture…
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…