Thursday, March 28, 2013

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack, In Which We Are MUCH More Than a Day Late

The Floyd (note - the first 40 seconds are VERY quiet; there's nothing wrong with the vid.  Or yer 'puter.):

Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say. 
Well.  We'd comment on THAT, but let's don't.  Let's just say those lyrics hit much closer to home than they used to.

But we digress.  There are any number of seminal albums in the history o' rock'n'roll... the first Elvis album, "Abbey Road," Led Zep I, "Workingman's Dead" (and you know there may be more)... but "Dark Side of the Moon" does it for me in that "seminal" category.  (Aside: chase and read that link, if'n you're a music geek.)  It's been 40 years and 27 days since the album was released... FORTY FREAKIN' YEARS!... yet it still sounds as fresh today as it did all those years ago.  Which, I suppose, makes me feel less old.  Still and even... 40 years?  Really?

Admin note:  I disabled anonymous comments this week, mainly because recently I've received many more than a few salacious spam comments for sex toys.  That was the straw that broke my camel's back, again because some of those damned things were getting through Blogger's spam trap.  I know more than a few o' you Gentle Readers comment anonymously... choosing to create your own nicks... and I apologize for the inconvenience.  I'll ban anonymous comments for another month or so and will re-enable them once the spammers figure out EIP ain't as easy as it used to be.  This is why we can't have nice things...


  1. You're right. 40 years? YIKES! It seems like yesterday when "Dark Side" came out. And, yeah, lets not go there re the lyrics, lol. Why aren't I plying the Agean Sea in my yacht drinking rum & Tequila until my liver explodes? ('couise I'm doin' the drinkin' bit anyway, lol.)

    1. Why aren't I plying the Agean Sea in my yacht drinking rum & Tequila until my liver explodes?

      Prolly for pretty much the same reason **I'm** not doin' that. And I'd be drinkin' ouzo or raki if I were in the Aegean, among other things. Heh.

  2. A friend of mine (Barb the crazy woman from CA) gave me a book, "The War of Art." It is about procrastination or what the author calls resistance and overcoming resistance to do what you have always wanted to do - be it art or writing or whatever. Of course, I have not finished the book - procrastination - but it is interesting and maybe a little encouraging.

    1. Let me finish that thought: I think the author must have written the book when he was a younger man. It seems to me that procrastination/resistance gets worse as we get older. Or maybe we give in to it more.

    2. Yeah, I find my resistance getting stronger as I get older. ;-)


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