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the lunatic is on the grass - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming — LiveJournal
the lunatic is on the grass
In between bits of teaching a French guy to play that Floyd ditty from 'Dark Side of the Moon'. Isn't it perhaps a bit odd, that connection between people from different generations and five thousand miles in between with music which was, to begin with, foreign to them and so distant?

I do have to say I didn't care that much for Pink Floyd, particularly in the beginning and even things like 'Dark Side' I only started to like retrospectively; I only paid attention to them from 'Wish you were here' and most of all 'The Wall', that story of alienation and politics and .. well, alienation.

Makes me think of me jamming with friends -certainly not to Pink Floyd, I didn't care for them then; rather to Hendrix, to Neil Young, to English bands time may have forgotten- on the steep steps in my barrio in Caracas. Another life, far away in time and distance, before I really found the guitar, in a way, when I knew nothing and all the roads seemed to be open.

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djpsyche From: djpsyche Date: August 4th, 2016 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pink Floyd very much puts me at a specific place in time, too. And a specific state of mind ;)
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: August 9th, 2016 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to play Floyd (later one, Wall and after) to make myself feel depressed and write -as I felt I could write better if I was feeling down. Go figure.

I also used to play the Alan Parker film to visitors and gauge the reaction -this was in Venezuela in the '80s, mind. Most of my friends would only take in the drug bits. That may say a lot about my friends at the time....
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