In honor of my forthcoming venture to see Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd fame, perform his masterpiece, The Wall, in Orlando, FL this June, I’ve decided to give this dastardly Monday a bitter farewell. It’s nearly midnight here on the East Coast and it’s been the kind of day that warrants a song like this . . . so here’s to you. The video comes from the 1982 movie that was released based on the iconic Pink Floyd album, The Wall. If you’ve not seen the film, I recommend doing so, it’s amazing. Not so much a “talkie” by most standards, the dialogue relies 90% on the music of the Floyd and the lyrics of Waters, but seeing the live action intertwine with the animation fueled by the incredible songs makes watching it a memorable, if not altering, experience.
The song I’ve chosen is “Goodbye Blue Sky” and I chose it in particular, not only because it was shitty excuse for an end to an otherwise decent Monday, but because I wanted to highlight the animation. This video, thanks heavy-handedly to the animation, exemplifies the vision Waters had over 30 years ago. A vision of lost hope. I realize it's not the most uplifting song, but every now and then I need a song like this, as I suspect some of you may too. Goodbye Blue Monday.