Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here
Paul McCartney and Jane Asher.
"Let’s turn on the juice and see what shakes loose." - Beetlejuice (1988)
How did we get here?
How did we get to this very moment in time… to right now? When you try to comprehen every single moment of history, from the monumental, glorious, to the seemingly inconsequential, pointless, that have combined to lead us all to right now, to July 11th 2014. When you try to tro wrap your mind around that, it can really bake your noodle.
I imagine every time the band takes the stage, looks out at the crowds of people who gather all across the globe to celebrate and participate in their music, that there have to be numeros surreal moments where they are comfronted with that dauting question… “How did we get here?”
However, I have to imagine that when the band plays Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns, that moment of being comfronted with the reflection of all the events of the past that have built today is amplified exponentially. At times must be overwhelming to contemplate.
I want you to think of all the moments in your life that have brought you to right now. Every moment, every person you’ve met, every big or small choice you’ve ever made, every achievement, every failure. From the moment you were born to right now. Now I want you to think of every moment that had to have transpired in order for you to be born in the first place. Think of all the events that were necessary in the lives of your parents to have brought them together to make you. Now look around at the thousands upon thousands of other people there at the show with you tonight. Try. Think of all the moments that have had to have transpired in their lives to also bring them to the exact place where you are… To right now, to Milton Keynes, July 11th 2014.
Whether you realize it or not, you are exactly where you are supposed to be… Here… Right now.
It’s pretty fucking amazing whe you stop and think about it… “So I’m singin’…”
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page photographed by David Stratford, 1975.
Jack White and Buzz Aldrin
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RINGO STARR!
Photo provided by James Slovak