And I am doing it right this time. For the next 30 days ,it's going to be a steady diet of Roger Pink Floyd (not the Roger-less Pink Floyd played far too often on 97 Rock). Meddle. Dark Side of the Moon. Wish You Were Here. The profoundly underrated and undervalued Animals. And of course The Wall in all of it's configurations (no Atom Heart Mother and The Final Cut- one has too little Roger and the other too much): the studio album, the live album, the movie, and the 1990 Wall in Berlin.* I'm going to be hitting that vintage of Pink Floyd when Waters asserted himself as a lyricist and creator hard, that glorious period in the 70's when they found their greatest success while issuing their most meaningful and confrontational music. And The Wall works every time, whether as a studio album, as the ultimate midnight movie, and as live experiences. It doesn't matter where or how it's happening or the scale involved, The Wall is a powerful and affecting piece of popular art.
So yes, I have to get ready. I'm going back and studying anew the sacred texts and their various interpretations in advance of the big day when Roger Waters brings The Wall back to Buffalo. For the last time? I was wrong the last time, and I'd hate to be wrong again, but this time, yeah, I don't think we'll be seeing it again in Buffalo... or seeing anything like it, again, period.
And here's a surreal yet insightful 60 Minutes profile on Roger and The Wall. Check out Van (The Man) Morrison singing "Comfortably Numb." Big thanks to Joe Vip for the hot tip.
* Please note, the new Beach House album Bloom will still be in the rotation. No doubt.