Music Monday: “Comfortably Numb” is an Experience

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The following video disappeared from YouTube for a while. But it’s back now, and that’s all that matters. Unlike usual, I’m going to front-load this post with the good stuff, and then I’ll ramble.


I’ve been listening to Pink Floyd lately, mostly because I’ve been compiling my MC Tyler’s playlist (to be posted this Wednesday). And also because they’re awesome. Duh.

I watched a documentary on YouTube, because, I’ll admit, I didn’t know too much of the behind the scenes info. It made me dislike Roger Waters more though. Haha! But I liked learning more about the band.

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I’ve also been watching their concert dvd–incidentally, without Roger–called Pulse. I have this dvd to thank for introducing me to “High Hopes” which I featured in my first “Songs for Repeat” list. (In case you’re interested: Songs for Repeat: Part One) Pulse is a double dvd, with the second disc devoted to Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. So good. The strange part is how you don’t really miss Roger. I mean, you don’t feel like anything is lacking in the sound. Now that I see it written out like that, how insulting! Sorry, Roger.

Giving credit where it’s due, Roger released his own dvd recently, called The Wall. I haven’t seen it, but I’d definitely like to check it out. It looks like part-documentary, part-concert. In all honesty, I don’t find Roger much of a singer–how dare I!!–but as a lyricist, he’s beyond awesome. What he lacks in vocals, he makes up for in lyrics. That better? Let’s face it, The Wall is a brilliant, brilliant album, and don’t quote me on this, but I believe Roger was the principle writer. Again, giving credit where it’s due.

Music is my number one favorite part of living–I’ve mentioned that before, right?–as in nothing else could ever compare to that feeling you get when listening to a song you love. Nothing. Out of every song I’ve ever heard, “Comfortably Numb” is my second favorite song, resting comfortably 😉 behind “Stairway to Heaven”–never to be usurped.

With the exception of “Stairway”, nothing comes close to this track. And this live version is fantastic. Is it better than the original? No, but then again, what live version is? That said, Roger looks to be having the time of his life, and the crowd’s reaction to David Gilmour appearing above like the rock god he is, well, it’s something else. I love the imagery on the wall/scene on the stage. How does one get a job designing the film for Pink Floyd’s stage show? I want that job.

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For this Music Monday, I just wanted to again highlight the brillance, awesomeness, rockability, soothingness, and epicness of “Comfortably Numb”, this time with a live video. Until next Music Monday, may you stay comfortably numb.

Lame? Yeah, that was pretty lame. No, that was all kinds of lame. Sorry. 😀

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Roger agrees. David likes it.

Thanks for spending some time here. Have a great week! Rock on.



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