Wednesday, 21 August 2013

A pun to eclipse all others

Yesterday, a headline caught my eye on the BBC News - Entertainment webpage...

"Aardman animates Pink Floyd trailer"

What's this?

Clicking on the link, I soon discovered that this year sees the 40th anniversary of the release of the Dark Side of the Moon album. That makes me feel old. And as I still listen to it a fair bit, it also makes me feel young too. After all, the sentiments it evokes are as fresh as the first time I heard those haunting chords and soaring vocals. Yeah, this a piece of music that can still speak to me.

I was unaware that Sir Tom Stoppard had written a play influenced by the music from the album, but if the spoken words on the video trailer are anything to go by, it should be worth tuning in to Radio 2 on Bank Holiday Monday. I hope you can make the time to listen. It will probably be available on the BBC Radio iPlayer as well, so you can catch it on a mobile device whilst you're on the run.

It seems quintessentially Pink Floyd quirky that there's a video trailer for a radio play based on an LP. 

Any guesses which is my favourite line from the trailer? It's such a great pun that it made me gasp. C'mon, Tense, breathe.


Katie (Nature ID) said...

"We consume everything. We're dying of consumption."

Imperfect and Tense said...

That's right on the money, Katie! A line that sums up the predicament for humankind. And for the rest of life on Earth. You could say, them and us. And a gorgeous pun.

Spadger said...

I might try to remember to listen if not then IPlayer it is

Imperfect and Tense said...

Just realised it's going to be 2 hours long... and on a school night!