So, I admit, I’ve never been a fan of older music. Songs from before I learnt how to appreciate them. Stuff that my parents used to listen to. Then again, I didn’t learn how to appreciate music until much later in life anyway.
I still don’t listen to a lot of oldies, but I’ve come to appreciate them a lot more over the years. So today’s post is going to be about an oldie that my dad introduced to me: Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here. The first time I listened to the song, I expected to hear the ‘original’ version of the Incubus song and was disappointed when it wasn’t (but can you imagine how sick it would be if either of the bands covered the other band’s version of the song?!).
I didn’t listen to it much after I first discovered the Pink Floyd version, always preferring the (superior in my head) Incubus tune with the same name.
Anyway, when I picked up the guitar and started learning new songs, the Pink Floyd song was one which I tried to learn because I knew my dad liked the song and I wanted to impress him. Turns out, it was too hard for my clumsy, slow fingers to play so I gave up.
I didn’t really listen to the song much after that, beyond its occasional appearance on TV/radio/pubs. Until a few weeks ago when I woke up with the song stuck in my head. I don’t know why, but it just wouldn’t get out of my head. So I streamed it on the drive to work and then downloaded it on my phone over mobile data just so I could listen to it throughout the day. Since then I’ve listened to the song on repeat more times than I’ve heard the song throughout the past 30 years of my life (I could be wrong – maybe my dad played it to me on loop when I was still a baby).
Wish You Were Here also prompted me to check out the rest of Pink Floyd’s discography, which I regretted not doing so earlier. These guys are one awesome band. So good that they’ve been my music of choice while playing Dota 2.
I don’t know much about the song except that it’s probably about the war? I didn’t bother looking it up. But I’ve been enjoying it and trying to learn the song – maybe one day I’ll be able to perform it live.
Speaking of performing live, I have another gig coming up – this one’s at Barlai on Christmas Eve. It’s probably going to be my last show until 2016 (I would love to hit gig #100 though, hit me up if there are any free slots, I should be pretty free!). Come chill, drink some beers and enjoy some good music. <3 Oh, and gig #93 was pretty awesome - I think I drank a bit too much though. Enjoy some photographs here, thanks to Ian Tai!
Also: blorgy.net is b[A]ck. No more hiatus because of work!