Tag Archives: Pink Floyd

Roger Waters Leads a Musical Resistance

When was the last time that popular music made you think? I mean really made you think about the state of the world and your place in it? The leaders you’ve elected? The choices you’ve made down to the products … Continue reading

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“Wish You Were Here”: The Art of Absence

Two men, one of them in flames, shake hands in a studio back lot. The image of a nude woman emerges from a red veil. A diver breaks the waves of a lake without creating a splash or ripple in … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd’s “The Endless River”: Revenge of the Dinosaurs

Pink Floyd’s new (and final) album, The Endless River, had every reason to fail on its release November 10. At a time when album sales are in a free fall, the Floyd released an unabashed 53-minute artifact of the era … Continue reading

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Dick Wingate Talks Music and His New Record Label BHi Music Group

What’s the role of a record label in an era when musicians can manage their careers with platforms like Kickstarter and Soundcloud? According to industry executive Dick Wingate, a good label matters more than ever before, if for no other … Continue reading

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From Goldfrapp to Pink Floyd: How Great Album Covers Tell Visual Stories

Visual Storytelling through Memorable Album Covers from David Deal Album cover design is alive and well in the digital era. However, the role of the album cover has changed. The days are long gone when album cover art served to … Continue reading

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My Cold-Weather Rock and Roll

Winter has tightened its grip on Chicago. On a Friday afternoon in early December, the temperatures feel like they are dropping by the minute. The sun escapes the chill of the day early, leaving behind long shadows and an occasional … Continue reading

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Music Streaming: The Haves and the Have-Nots

In recent days, I have blogged about the vast divide between the music industry elite and the have-nots. Last week I focused on the music elite via my post about Jay Z’s relationship with Samsung. (Jay Z responded defiantly by … Continue reading

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Memorable Album Covers: The Sensual Soul of “Al Green’s Greatest Hits”

Al Green oozes playful sensuality on the cover of Al Green’s Greatest Hits. The album was a popular summation of his career when it was released in April 1975, showcasing his sweet, aching voice on songs such as “Let’s Stay … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon”: How an Album Cover Became an Icon

Pink Floyd would have been a perfect match for the visually oriented era of Pinterest and Tumblr had the band emerged today. At the height of Pink Floyd’s popularity in the 1970s, the Floyd’s visually arresting album covers and iconography … Continue reading

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Queen of My Soul

Music, sweet music. You’re the queen of my soul. Those words come from a soaring Average White Band song, “Queen of My Soul.” I’ve been thinking a lot about that song during a week defined by my love of music. … Continue reading

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