Dark Side Of The Moon
(Music notes from Juniper's World)
4:28:00 PM EST
Dark Side of the Moon
Last night I got into 'Dark Side of the Moon ,' Pink Floyd.
I knew little of Pink Floyd through the years, apart from 'The Wall'
which my son had insisted on playing for me when he was a teen
and just getting into music! I remember he found 'The Wall' fascinating,
and so did I!
I just recently bought this cd for myself (DSOTM) and had played it just
once before last night , at a time when I was distracted and not
paying much attention to the lyrics. Last night I paid special attention
to the lyrics; in fact, played it through a second time! I found it to be an
extraordinary album/CD! The music is exciting, lyrics of a depressing nature,
but excellent just the same!
I have been told this album was written about Syd Barrett, the founder of
the band, Pink Floyd.
Barrett's story is sad but interesting.
He became mentally ill
(one must assume, in part, due to drug use) He, eventually, became unable to function,
and left the band , by mutual consent.
I found this website about the history of Syd Barrett
Photo # 1
Mom(June) and Chris when he was in college -UF, Gainesville ,Fl. (1979)
Photo # 2
Mom (June) and Chris - about 8 mo .(1960)
To this day, Chris remains one of my TOP music advisors! :) Thanks, Bip!