Yesterday, a headline caught my eye on the BBC News - Entertainment webpage...
"Aardman animates Pink Floyd trailer"
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.
"We consume everything. We're dying of consumption."
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.
I might try to remember to listen if not then IPlayer it is
Just realised it's going to be 2 hours long... and on a school night!
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