Monday, July 11, 2005

A new sensation

The Globe and Mail: A new sensation

Plant has no time for the celebrity game. Not only does he refrain from the talk show circuit, he turned down an invitation to perform at Live 8. Given that the singer supports Turtle Will (a U.S.-based charity dedicated to the improvement of the lives of the native people in Ethiopia, Mali and Niger), the Bob Geldof-initiated concert would have seemed a natural fit. "I want to work in my own way, my own focus," Plant says, explaining his decision not to participate. "I don't want to be part of any great gushing moment that only expires the next day. The gesture is important, and, I'm sure, well-intentioned. But I think the whole idea of trawling around and singing the Long and Winding Road is not really the way to do it.

"I'm not helpless," Plant continues. "I can do things with the money I've accrued, but there are ways of seeing that a dollar actually becomes a dollar in the place where it's going to. It's better to do it my way."

Yeah, he's got a point

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Pink Floyd dedicate reunion show to great 'lost' member Syd Barrett - NME.COM

Pink Floyd dedicate reunion show to great 'lost' member Syd Barrett - NME.COM


PINK FLOYD’s classic line-up took to the stage for the first time in over twenty years tonight at LIVE 8 in LONDON (July 2).

The band reformed especially for the show and dedicated their performance to Syd Barrett, the founder member who left the band in the late 60s.

"It's great to be playing again with these three guys," said bassist Roger Waters as the band launched into 'Wish You Were Here'. "This is for the people who can't be here - especially Syd."

The band played four tracks including 'Money' and 'Comfortably Numb'. The line-up, Dave Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, had not played together since the mid-eighties, shortly after the release of 1983’s ’The Final Cut’.

Speaking before the gig Mason said the band had not even sat down to work out what songs to play, saying: “It's sort of assumed that we'll all remember how they go."

Of the reunion, the drummer told The Telegraph that Live 8 organiser Bob Geldof was the main force in getting the musicians back together.

”I think Bob wanted an addition to what he did last time,” he said. “He wanted a novelty act basically. It was a toss up between us and the Spice Girls. Not sure if we lost or won."

He added: “At this point it's nice to be remembered not just for a bunch of jolly tunes, but for something that might make a real difference to the world."

Geldof appeared in Pink Floyd’s film ’The Wall’ in 1982, directed by Alan Parker. It was at this time that he struck up a friendship with bassist Waters.

Mason said: “Roger and Bob have enormous respect for each other, The two of them together are a bit like Hitler and Stalin with a better sense of humour, and in Bob's case, worse hair."

The reunion of Pink Floyd is the penultimate act of the London Live 8 concert which will conclude with Sir Paul McCartney leading an all-star band.

Still have my space cadet glow going :) :) :) Thanks you Pink Floyd!!!

Pink Floyd set squabbles aside to reunite for London Live 8 concert

Pink Floyd set squabbles aside to reunite for London Live 8 concert - Yahoo! News

David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright played hits like "Money" as they reunited in public for the first time since 1981 during the mega concert.

The group performed before a cheering floodlit crowd toward the end of the day-long concert, one of 10 worldwide aimed at putting pressure on the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) countries meeting in Scotland next week.

The band was just fantastic!! Awesome and left me wanting more!!! Just so nice to see them all together on stage and really looking like they were enjoying themselves.
Here wishing that this may be the start for them to be able to work together in some form, hopefully a new record :)