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Choon Choosday: Pink Floyd – Is There Anybody Out There?

6 October, 2015

I went to see the new film Roger Waters The Wall last week. It’s a part concert film of an astonishing live performance of the legendary Floyd album and part road movie as Waters travels across Europe in search of the graves of his Father and Grandfather who both fell in different World Wars and both left sons that were barely old enough to remember them. It’s a brilliant film, clearly more so if you’re a fan of the Floyd, and I highly recommend you watch it. It seems you will have to get it on DVD though as it had a one-night-only release around the world.

Anyway, as a result of seeing this I wanted to share a song from The Wall this week. Yes I could have gone with Brick In The Wall pt2 or Comfortably Numb but I’ve gone with this song of loneliness and despair. Its first half is haunting and frightening as the character tries to make sense of the life he has made for himself, and the second half is a perfect acoustic guitar riff. It brings a tear to the eye. It’s a

choooooooooooooon!

 

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3 Comments
  1. I was just listening to this yesterday. Their music has such emotional resonance.

  2. I painted some cells on their original 1970s film – 2 weeks for 4 seconds of animation. We’ve come a long way – great cartoon animation from Gerald Scarfe.

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