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Pink Floyd Welcome to the Machine

  • This song was featured on the 1975 album Wish You Were Here
  • The song describes the band’s disillusionment with the music industry as a money-making machine rather than a forum of artistic expression.
  • Gerald Scarfe created the music video, initially a backdrop film for when the band played the track on its 1977 In The Flesh tour. (Scarfe also did the animations in the movie The Wall)
  • The song was performed for the first time live on Pink Floyd’s 1977 “In The Flesh” tour (also known as the “Animals” tour. Gilmour and Waters shared lead vocals, although in initial performances, Gilmour sang on his own with some backing vocals by Waters.
  • The “In The Flesh” tour featured large inflatable puppets, as well as a pyrotechnic “waterfall”, and one of the biggest and most elaborate stages to date, including umbrella-like canopies that would raise from the stage to protect the band from the elements.
  • The track was built upon a basic throbbing sound made by an EMS VCS 3 followed by a one-repeat echo. On the original LP, the song segued from the first 5 parts of the suite “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and closed the first side.
  • On the CD pressings, especially the 1997 and 2000 remastered issues, it segues (although very faintly) to “Have A Cigar”. This segueing is a few seconds longer on the US version than the UK version. 
  • David Gilmour admitted that he had trouble singing one line of the song; saying, “It was a line I just couldn’t reach, so we dropped the tape down half a semitone.” He sang the part, then the pitch of the vocals were raised to meet the rest of the song.

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vaginawoolf:

coolator:

i wanna be one of those people who does yoga at sunrise and drinks water out of mason jars filled with berries and twigs and shit

 

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At 120 degrees, it was so hot in Australia that Koalas were asking people for water, something that’s never been seen before.

giellelovee:

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One Koala entered someone’s house, looking for water and shade, and here’s what happened when the owner gave him something to drink.

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to-jupiter:

nature was here first and it has the right of way, as it should

to-jupiter:

nature was here first and it has the right of way, as it should

(via amor-luchaeterna)

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We must’ve been about eleven the day John accosted me with the dramatic announcement: “I’ve had a wank, Pete, I actually came! It’s fucking great, the most amazing feeling ever!” We repaired at once to our abandoned Vale Road garage, where John did it all over again for my benefit — but try as I might, I wasn’t able to achieve a climax myself until several months later.

During our first year at Quarry Bank, John and I got into the habit of tossing off in the bushes on the way home from school. We also enlisted our entire gang in a few mutual masturbation sessions, giving us all the opportunity to compare sizes and shapes. (After one of our friends produced an erection shaped literally like a banana, we never let him hear the end of it.)

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- Pete Shotton on John Lennon, from The Beatles, Lennon, and Me: The Intimate Insider’s Book (via beatledirt)

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unwinona:

tattoos-n-tokes:

this is why the world is beautiful, maybe its just me but i find this cool as fuck

"Your kid says hi." -The sun

unwinona:

tattoos-n-tokes:

this is why the world is beautiful, maybe its just me but i find this cool as fuck

"Your kid says hi." -The sun

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music-is-the-dope:

July 21, 1990 - ROGER WATERS performed ‘THE WALL’ in Potzdamer Platz, Berlin. Over 350,000 people attended…