Saturday, October 30, 2004

Quote & Music of the day - 10/30/04

"Today, wanting someone else's money is called 'need,' wanting to keep your own money is called 'greed,' and 'compassion' is when politicians arrange the transfer." -- Joseph Sobran

Pink Floyd - Meddle
This Floyd album doesn't get as much hype as Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, or some of their other albums, but this is probably my fave album of theirs aside from DSOTM (and I don't really care for The Wall at all).

The album gets off to a dramatic start, with the hard rockin' "One of These Days", and ends up going through numerous changes of both tone and lyrical emotion from start to finish. "San Tropez" certainly sticks out for it's cool and playful lounge jazz-type sound, and also stands out as one of the fine points of the album. The last song, however, is a grand finale of epic proportions. "Echoes", one of the finest Floyd songs of all time, is a 23:31 journey through haunting soundscapes that show off the complexity and overall musical talent of these guys, proving that they weren't just another classic rock band. It's also a fine halloween tune to put on late at night, especially considering the sounds that appear at around the middle of the song that resemble the echoes of shrieking ghosts.


Blogger Katie said...

No freaking kidding. Why do these people think they're entitled to handouts. Long Live Libertarianism!

5:13 PM  

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