Extremely Pink Floydish year
Many Pink Floyd fans were faced with mixed feelings when two Roger Waters singles Too Kill the Child / Leaving Beirut
were release for digital download just before the US presidential election. IMHO Leaving Beirut
lyrics are awesome, the very high level you expect from Waters, but Too Kill the Child
is too bound a certain period in history, George Bush namely, but that's not new for Waters, he didn't have any problem calling Margaret Thatcher (Maggie) either. Anyway, the singles were filling the whole roger-waters.com for a few months last year.
I was finishing a Pink Floyd compilation work, so I checked roger-waters.com
again a couple weeks ago, just to find out the long-promised opera Ça Ira
is ready to release. To be in stores on September 27. What a perfect gift to be released on my birthday! But I do not need more than one copy anyway. Got to set up a mechanism to help my friends choose items from my wish list exclusively!
That alone could have been enough Floydian news for the year of 2005, but if you have been hoping deep in there that they reunite, here we go!
As everybody knows by now (I'm not a news site, sorry), Live 8
is around the corner. Another Live Aid you may call it. But hey, the London show is featuring Roger Waters performing with the rest of Pink Floyd for the first time in 25 years! The Wall
has been by all means the last work of them as a band. Lo and behold, who's organizing the whole Live 8 thing? Nobody other than Bob Geldof
, adult Pink in Pink Floyd The Wall
movie by Alan Parker. Coincidence, eh?
Beatles? Only Paul McCartney... sigh