Saturday 9 May 2009

Pseriously Psychedelicious!

I wrote a post to go with this, pictures, links, opinionated rambling, accidentally hit ctrl instead of shift... all gone... it takes me ages to do these simple things other bloggers find easy you know, I picture you all with lightning-fast typing fingers and clear, decisive moves, as i fumble in the morass of accidental key-hits and incorrect links...

Pink Floyd did not feature in the soundtrack. This music dates from 1971, the movie was on release in 1968. But they fit together perfectly in this instance.

If you did not see the movie 2001, a space odyssey, or read the book, this is likely to bewilder you. If you did see the movie, you'll still be bewildered.
It was characterised by baffled cinemagoers exiting in silence, trying to understand where they had just been. A movie where the first dialogue is twenty minutes in...

Just strap in, shut up, empty your mind. and enjoy the ride.

Oh, by the way, if you choose to stay aboard, you'll be leaving your surroundings for 24 minutes.

Or just close your eyes, drift, and listen.

The music here is "Echoes" which comprised side 2 of Pink Floyd's 1971 album, "Meddle".

Seamus (My old Hound) -Pink Floyd

I was in the kitchen,
Seamus, that's the dog's outside.
Well, I was in the kitchen,
Seamus, my old hound's outside.
Well, the sun sinks slowly
But my old hound dog sat right down and cried.

From Meddle, 1971.

The HUGE equipment stack which a supergroup needed to go on tour back in 1969