6/20/2007

Roger Waters

Last night I went to see Roger Waters in Oakland's Oracle Arena with three coooool guys, and had an unforgettable time. Pink Floyd and Roger Waters are legends needless of too much description. You either know the man or you don't, and if you do, you either love him or you don't. Very few people are completely indifferent to Pink Floyd and Roger Waters, in my experience. Take a look at some video clips, first the unforgettable Wall, and then this, the video clip of which is very similar to what we saw on stage last night, and last this, which is a mellow and marvelous duet of Wish You Were Here he did with Eric Clapton.
From the song, High Hopes:
.....
The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends surrounded
The night of wonder
.....
I consider myself fortunate to have been able to see the man in concert in my lifetime. He is awesome and his concerts with their special effects and the fantastic musicians accompanying him are unequalled treats.

11 comments:

Mehran said...

good for you nazy jan, u well deserved it

Nazy said...

Thank you Mehran e Aziz! It was the best time ever! What a treat. Next time you must come along, too! Be good Ala Hazrat Jan.

SERENDIP said...

Nazy jan: I saw him a while back in LA Coliseum. They were absolutely incredible.

Nazy said...

Serendip, I'm so glad you have seen them live! They were even more amazing in person! There were a group of people my age there who had their original "Dark Side of The Moon" T-shirts on, the one I used to have all those years ago! All of a sudden I missed it and couldn't remember in which iteration of my life I had lost it! A very special experience. Be good.

programmer craig said...

I've been a fan of Pink Floyd since I was a little kid! My Dad used to have a killer home-made stereo and he liked to show it off with "Dark Side of the Moon" - that must have been 1973 or 1974. I tend to like their older stuff, best.

I really dislike Roger Waters' politics, though. But, I don't let that get in the way of good music :)

Nazy said...

Dear Pro Craig! Thanks for coming and for commenting. Older musicians ALL seem to have strong political viewpoints, which may not sit too well with their younger audiences. Good for them, if that's how they are compelled to act. As audiences, we can agree or disagree with their politics, never losing sight of the real reason we are their audience: their art and their music. Roger Waters' music, style and live concerts continue to be fresh and unique and thought-provoking, I believe. Be good, Pro!

programmer craig said...

Thanks for the welcome, Nazy :)

Yes, I agree with you about musicians and celebrities in general and their activism. If it ever effects my opinions of them, it's because I didn't like their work much, anyway :)

Anonymous said...

How lucky are you nazy jan,
I went to his concert last year in Mountain view and I wrote about thatin weblog but I wish go again.
HOW WHISH I WAS THERE!!
So next time dont forget take me too ;)
p.s you know high hope isn't for roger water, David gilmor sings that.
bayram

Nazy said...

Hello Clever Bayram! Yes, I know that he was excluded from the High Hope production! It all is really neither about Waters nor Gilmore--it is about Pink Floyd, the legend, no matter how much the fans quibble over it! Definitely we will go together next time, as these tickets were purchased in April and I didn't know you liked to go. Are your party clothes ready Bayram?

نیمه شب said...

wow! good for you! and thanks for the links!!

Nazy said...

Nimeh Shab Jan: Next year, we will have a "Northern California Bloggers" trip to Roger Waters' concert, what do you say?