A Pink Floyd fan visits Pompeii

March 4, 2014 | Posted in ARCHEOLOGY, HISTORIC PLACES, ROCK | By

The author at the Pompeii amphitheatre, January 2014.

This past January I was fortunate enough to spend several weeks in Campania, Italy, exploring the Amalfi Coast and the historic city of Naples. It was a wonderful trip for many reasons, and one of the highlights was the day I was able to spend at the ruins of Pompeii…

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A Brief Introduction to Pink Floyd

December 2, 2010 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK | By

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Art Poster - Rare New - Image Print Photo

Pink Floyd is one of the most successful rock bands of all time, with record sales in excess of 200 million worldwide. Yet at the same time, the individuals who have made up the band through the years have maintained a certain degree of anonymity unusual in the often personality-driven world of rock music, with few people outside of diehard fans and musicians able to name the band’s members…

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“Amused to Death” by Roger Waters: An Album Retrospective

November 29, 2010 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK | By

Roger Waters' 1992 release Amused to Death.

With Pink Floyd bassist-songwriter Roger Waters having recently toured his staggering 30th anniversary presentation of The Wall, now is a perfect time to re-examine his solo works, including the 1992 album Amused to Death. Like much of Waters’ work…

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Roger Waters Brings the Wall Live to Philadelphia: Three Nights in Review

November 14, 2010 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK, LIVE MUSIC | By

Roger Waters performing The Wall on November 11, 2010. Photograph by the author, sockii.

On November 8, 9 and 11, 2010, Roger Waters brought his triumphant 30th anniversary tour of Pink Floyd’s The Wall to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Previously I wrote about the specifics of the show and the updated staging of The Wall in my review of the Madison Square Garden performance on October 5, 2010…

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Roger Waters: The Wall Live at Madison Square Garden, October 5 2010

October 6, 2010 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK, LIVE MUSIC | By

The Wall Live at Madison Square Garden, October 5 2010.

Roger Waters has triumphed at bringing Pink Floyd’s The Wall back to life, thirty years after the legendary concept album’s release and brief associated tour. Waters’ current presentation of The Wall Live came to Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 5, 2010…

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