Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Addicted To Gilmour

I am addicted to listening to David Gilmour.
For the last few months… perhaps longer, half a year or so, I have been almost exclusively listening to the various solo music of David Gilmour.
Primarily re-playing on eternal repeat-mode his newest [2006] album entitled On An Island.
Every single track is so wonderful, so richly melodic. So poetic.
Unforgettable. And unbetterable.

As you all are well aware, I am a real fan of Pink Floyd.
Roger Waters, David Gilmour….. these guys are music GODS in my opinion.
Not to belabor the point here, but Gilmour is the legendary guitarist for the ‘60’s ‘70’s 80’s 90’s group Pink Floyd, in case you have been stationed on some other planet during any of these decades. Really, it is music that simply cannot be ignored by any rational-thinking human being.
The two principal writers of the group [Waters and Gilmour] have gone on to create simply amazing solo projects.
On An Island is pure musical poetry.
All day long, while I am at work, the songs [all lyrics for this project written by Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson] reverberate through my mind… endless, endless, endless.
What is so startling to me is that repetition is something that I abhor when it comes to music. It is the major reason I cannot bear having the radio on at work.
But these songs!
If there is a heaven, I want the DJ to have Gilmour (and Waters) on repeat-mode. [By the way, speaking of the afterlife and all -- I have heard that in hell it is nothing but Michael Buble and Amy Winehouse forever and ever…]

My homage to Roger Waters.
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Anonymous said...

I think you just gave me an idea for a gift for my husband. Thanks!

Cipriano said...

You will love it.
He will love it.
Even Dickens and Waldo will love it!