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Cat's Squirrel

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Right from the very start with the dodgy time-keeping by Mason it's difficult to listen to, and compared to 'Meddle' it's a bit of a shambles. I don't know much about the history of this album, but since it was a movie soundtrack, perhaps they were short on recording time.
I didn't really notice Mason's drumming. Makes me wonder whether or not it's a disadvantage being a musician when listening to other people's music? Like a top chef always knows what's wrong with the food when they're in someone else's restaurant when other people there are just enjoying it.

Anyway, this track came up in my Youtube comments just now so it's a good time to post it;

 

stratty

Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband
I didn't really notice Mason's drumming. Makes me wonder whether or not it's a disadvantage being a musician when listening to other people's music? Like a top chef always knows what's wrong with the food when they're in someone else's restaurant when other people there are just enjoying it.

Anyway, this track came up in my Youtube comments just now so it's a good time to post it;
If the people in the restaurant are enjoying the food, it's very good to them whatever the chef in the restaurant thinks, and that's what really matters.
 

Cat's Squirrel

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If the people in the restaurant are enjoying the food, it's very good to them whatever the chef in the restaurant thinks, and that's what really matters.
I agree stratty. For me though, the converse is true as well. I can think of musicians, no names no pack drill, who are technically brilliant but their music doesn't engage with me at all on an emotional level; it feels very dry and "anal".

A lot of Floyd's output (including this one) very much does engage with me in that way; it's got that quality which soothes and also makes you think that someone else sees the world through similar eyes to yours (if that's the best way of putting it). Like this track from the above album;


Translated into culinary terms, it's the difference between your mother's home made stew on a cold night, or a helping of a good pudding, versus one of these concoctions I read about on the foodie pages of the Guardian, where someone seems to have thought of the most unlikely combinations of ingredients possible (and charged handsomely for the privilege) and you end up thinking that they're doing it solely to be different from all the other chefs out there rather than because they want to create food their customers will enjoy.

I suppose what it comes down to in the end is that everyone brings their own needs and preconceptions to the act of listening to music, and we're either satisfied or disappointed. I doubt that it's any more complicated than that.
 
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lotus

Back to old good life.
These last posts where beautiful poetry and such a nice read.

I am a Pink Floyd lover.

Once upon a time, there was Pink Floyd, Queen and the Beatles. That was the time when listening to music and songs would make your heart and your soul to be a part of a beautiful and amazing moment.

Anyway, thanks for those nice posts
😊
 

stratty

Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband
I agree stratty. For me though, the converse is true as well. I can think of musicians, no names no pack drill, who are technically brilliant but their music doesn't engage with me at all on an emotional level; it feels very dry and "anal".

A lot of Floyd's output (including this one) very much does engage with me in that way; it's got that quality which soothes and also makes you think that someone else sees the world through similar eyes to yours (if that's the best way of putting it). Like this track from the above album;


Translated into culinary terms, it's the difference between your mother's home made stew on a cold night, or a helping of a good pudding, versus one of these concoctions I read about on the foodie pages of the Guardian, where someone seems to have thought of the most unlikely combinations of ingredients possible (and charged handsomely for the privilege) and you end up thinking that they're doing it solely to be different from all the other chefs out there rather than because they want to create food their customers will enjoy.

I suppose what it comes down to in the end is that everyone brings their own needs and preconceptions to the act of listening to music, and we're either satisfied or disappointed. I doubt that it's any more complicated than that.
Well, this track. I promise you (and of course I could look an absolute idiot saying this) I haven't looked at the credits but for me, Richard Wright is all over this song. I absolutely hate most of his work. I've got both of his solo albums and there's precious little I find of merit in them.

But then there's 'Wish you were here part IX' which is one of my favourite pieces of music by anyone, ever, in the history of the universe, and of course 'The great gig ...' which is another stunner of his.
 
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lotus

Back to old good life.
Wish you were here is definitely my favorite; not only because it is well crafted but also because of the story that inspired the writing of this song. Some people do still carry long after their friend lost it.

It has been said that Floyd kept giving him a part of the copyright income ; very inspiring regarding kindness and caring instead of the usual preconceived judgemental attitude.❤
This is why it is a gem in my heart
 

stratty

Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband
Wish you were here is definitely my favorite; not only because it is well crafted but also because of the story that inspired the writing of this song. Some people do still carry long after their friend lost it.

It has been said that Floyd kept giving him a part of the copyright income ; very inspiring regarding kindness and caring instead of the usual preconceived judgemental attitude.❤
This is why it is a gem in my heart
You reached for the secret too soon ...

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