Friday, March 19, 2010

The MJ Show #49 (Classic Albums - Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon)

One show away from the 50th episode of The MJ Show! :)
I knew I had to have something really awesome to build up to that show...and I can't think of anything better than this brilliant album to do just that.
This album...The Dark Side Of The Moon is not just another brilliant album...it is possibly the MOST incredible album ever made!
I think the world is made of two kinds of people...those who own and have heard The DSOTM and those who will listen to it. :) There's no way out!
Honestly, if you've not heard this one...this is indubitably one of the 10 albums you MUST listen to before you die.

The album has sold over 45 million copies! And it's still selling...so if you don't have the album you need to go out and pick it up.
What you'll get here is just a preview of it's awesomeness. You need to have a physical copy of the album and listen to it over and over again. :)
Here's the iconic album cover of this album:

And for tonight...I will let the songs speak for themselves...and at the end of the entire album I have a SPECIAL surprise for you. Even if you've heard the album you DO NOT want to miss out the bonus material for tonight!! :)

This show is dedicated to the millions of Pink Floyd fans out there and specifically to @nehakarmarkar @magx_blahmouth @vicramb @The_HappyNoodle @qtfan @beeayeanoowhy @kyrasinging2 @warren_cyber @roycindsouza @theyvesh @OldmonkMGM @mizarcle @mihirbijur @LudicruosJiten @mloclam @ankitsisodia @shubhodeep_pal @sayid_islam @mikig2 @Amoli and a lot of other tweeps who love Pink Floyd too! :)
(If you're on twitter, love Floyd and this show, leave me a comment and I'll add you here as well!)


1st Song - Pink Floyd - Speak to Me/Breathe #TheMJshow
Speak to Me
(Mason) 1:16

"I've been mad for fucking years, absolutely years, been over the edge for yonks, been working me buns off for bands..."

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the
most of us...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."

(Instrumental)

Breathe
(Waters, Gilmour, Wright) 2:44

Breathe, breathe in the air.
Don't be afraid to care.
Leave but don't leave me.
Look around and choose your own ground.

Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be.

Run, rabbit run.
Dig that hole, forget the sun,
And when at last the work is done
Don't sit down it's time to dig another one.

For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race towards an early grave.



2nd Song - Pink Floyd - On the Run #TheMJshow
On The Run
(Gilmour, Waters) 3:32

[female announcer, announcing flights at airport, including 'Rome']
"Live for today, gone tomorrow, that's me, HaHaHaaaaaa!"

(Instrumental)



3rd Song - Pink Floyd - Time #TheMJshow
Time
(Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour) 7:06

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

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.

Breathe (reprise)

Home, home again.
I like to be here when I can.
When I come home cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire.
Far away across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells.




4th Song - Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In the Sky #TheMJshow
The Great Gig in the Sky
(Wright) 4:44

"And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I
don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying?
There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime."

"If you can hear this whispering you are dying."

"I never said I was frightened of dying."

(Instrumental)



5th Song - Pink Floyd - Money #TheMJshow
Money
(Waters) 6:32

Money, get away.
Get a good job with good pay and you're okay.
Money, it's a gas.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I'll buy me a football team.

Money, get back.
I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack.
Money, it's a hit.
Don't give me that do goody good bullshit.
I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a Lear jet.

Money, it's a crime.
Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie.
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today.
But if you ask for a raise it's no surprise that they're
giving none away.

"HuHuh! I was in the right!"
"Yes, absolutely in the right!"
"I certainly was in the right!"
"You was definitely in the right. That geezer was cruising for a
bruising!"
"Yeah!"
"Why does anyone do anything?"
"I don't know, I was really drunk at the time!"
"I was just telling him, he couldn't get into number 2. He was asking
why he wasn't coming up on freely, after I was yelling and
screaming and telling him why he wasn't coming up on freely.
It came as a heavy blow, but we sorted the matter out"



6th Song - Pink Floyd - Us And Them #TheMJshow
Us and Them
(Waters, Wright) 7:40

Us, and them
And after all we're only ordinary men.
Me, and you.
God only knows it's noz what we would choose to do.
Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died.
And the general sat and the lines on the map
moved from side to side.
Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who.
Up and down.
But in the end it's only round and round.
Haven't you heard it's a battle of words
The poster bearer cried.
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There's room for you inside.

"I mean, they're not gunna kill ya, so if you give 'em a quick short,
sharp, shock, they won't do it again. Dig it? I mean he get off
lightly, 'cos I would've given him a thrashing - I only hit him once!
It was only a difference of opinion, but really...I mean good manners
don't cost nothing do they, eh?"

Down and out
It can't be helped but there's a lot of it about.
With, without.
And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about?
Out of the way, it's a busy day
I've got things on my mind.
For the want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died.



7th Song - Pink Floyd - Any Colour You Like #TheMJshow
Any Colour You Like
(Gilmour, Mason, Wright) 3:25

(Instrumental)



8th Song - Pink Floyd - Brain Damage #TheMJshow
Brain Damage
(Waters) 3:50

The lunatic is on the grass.
The lunatic is on the grass.
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs.
Got to keep the loonies on the path.

The lunatic is in the hall.
The lunatics are in my hall.
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more.

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

The lunatic is in my head.
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane.
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me.

And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear.
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

"I can't think of anything to say except...
I think it's marvelous! HaHaHa!"



9th Song - Pink Floyd - Eclipse #TheMJshow
Eclipse
(Waters) 2:04

All that you touch
All that you see
All that you taste
All you feel.
All that you love
All that you hate
All you distrust
All you save.
All that you give
All that you deal
All that you buy,
beg, borrow or steal.
All you create
All you destroy
All that you do
All that you say.
All that you eat
And everyone you meet
All that you slight
And everyone you fight.
All that is now
All that is gone
All that's to come
and everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.

"There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark."



Bonus Material!!! - This is the stuff you DO NOT want to miss out! :)
1st Track - Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon Part 1 #TheMJshow


2nd Track - Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon Part 2 #TheMJshow


3rd Track - Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon Part 3 #TheMJshow


4th Track - Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon Part 4 #TheMJshow


5th Track - Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon Part 5 #TheMJshow


Whaddup! :)
There are times when I look at my life and see all the things I get to do and I feel really awesome about what I do. This here, right now, is one of those times.
I have loved sharing music all my life...that's one of the reasons I got into radio. After leaving radio a few months ago I wasn't sure how I could continue doing that...until the idea of The MJ Show came along.
Tonight is one of those nights that I'm loving the fact that I have this interesting new way of sharing music and I'm loving it more because ONLY here could I have shared that brilliant documentary with you.

I have loved all the 49 episodes so far. I hope you have too.
I want to say a big thanks to all the supporters of the show and I want to promise you that I'll try to keep giving you interesting shows and music and also a LOT of what YOU want right here...on The MJ Show!

Next up...the first big milestone for the show...the 50th episode. I promise you that it'll be big and that I'll have something for all of you in it! :)

See you in a few hours!
That's it for tonight though...

It's now time for me to say...take care...and good night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


(Just in case any of you were wondering why I always sign off the shows in this way let me shed some light. These were pretty much the exact words I used to say every night when my shows would get over. Wanted to keep that connect from radio going on over here as well...hence...these words) :)

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