Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Over the event horizon.

The iPod served up a couple of Floyd tracks while I was out running errands, and when I got home, I got to reading through various articles in the massive and labyrinthine Pink Floyd Wing of Wikipedia.

I had forgotten that Roger Waters' body was actually just a tiny fleshy appendage of his own colossal ego. As a matter of fact, I'm surprised that there aren't separate Wikipedia entries for "Roger Waters" and "Roger Waters' Ego". If he were any more self-absorbed, he'd fall through his navel so hard that he'd make a crater on his backbone.

Also, how jinxed is a band to have not one, but two lyricists go completely batshit insane? There's an outfit that needed a shrink on speed-dial...

12 comments:

Chalkie said...

Pink Floyd. Toys in the attic. They embraced crazy, and crazy has big hugs to share.

Jay G said...

You try putting the entire narcotic output of Columbia, Afghanistan, and Jamaica through your body in a weekend and see how sane you stay!

Shine on, you crazy diamond indeed...

Hypnagogue said...

Waters was a genius. At the delicate age of 28 he was able to solve a centuries old songwriting conundrum: "What rhymes with pie?"

His answer, you'll agree, has transformed music, and indeed, the English language.

Mike W. said...

Barrett was definitely the crazier of the two.

Gewehr98 said...

Thanks, Tam. Now I have to cue up my Wizard of Oz VHS tape for another Dark Side of the Rainbow viewing... ;-)

I know a mouse
And he hasn't got a house
I don't know why
I call him Gerald
He's getting rather old
But he's a good mouse.

Keads said...

@Gewehr98- Thanks, now I have to convert that VHS to DVD now!

Anonymous said...

"...how jinxed is a band to have not one, but two lyricists go completely batshit insane?"

Oh, I think they were quite insane all along.

AT

Nancy R. said...

At least the drummers didn't spontaneously combust.

Steve Skubinna said...

... or die in a bizarre gardening accident.

Pointman said...

the worms ate into their brains

Mark Alger said...

Waters is one of those in the bidness who, when he announces plans for a tour, the speculation is how many trucks to carry the egos.

Yes is another one.

M

monkeyfan said...

Performers, whether they be politicians or groundbreaking lyricists, just love them some 'alternative energy'...Often times this is procured in a convenient powder form.