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by Alec Taylor
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Pink Floyd News
Topic: The Later Years boxset + rumours for 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: The Later Years boxset + rumours for 2020

The meat and potatoes is obviously the new remake of A Momentary Lapse of Reason . Is it better than the original? Of course it fucking is. [...] The strong tracks from before ("Learning to Fly", "One Slip", "Terminal Frost", "Sorrow") are even better [...] Well, here I must disagree. "Terminal Fro...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Pink Floyd News
Topic: The Later Years boxset + rumours for 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: The Later Years boxset + rumours for 2020

The meat and potatoes is obviously the new remake of A Momentary Lapse of Reason . Is it better than the original? Of course it fucking is. [...] The strong tracks from before ("Learning to Fly", "One Slip", "Terminal Frost", "Sorrow") are even better [...] Well, here I must disagree. "Terminal Fro...
by Alec Taylor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 28932

Re: The Leweit Music Thread

You're quite the wordsmith, so I look forward to seeing your take on these things!
by Alec Taylor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 28932

Re: The Leweit Music Thread

Wonderlust, coming never? :lol:
by Alec Taylor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 643
Views: 74949

Re: What are you listening to now?

The Flower Kings - "Garden of Dreams"

Probably the only band that could make a 59-minute track interesting.
by Alec Taylor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: Star Wars Episodes VII VIII & IX
Replies: 169
Views: 25849

Re: Star Wars Episodes VII VIII & IX

Alright, so Episode IX was bad. Not as bad as Episode VIII, but it was still a huge snooze fest that derailed the overall story of the Skywalker Saga. For me, I'm just going to use Episodes II-VII as my canon movies and just treat Episode VII as a coda to the saga where all of the bad guys die on St...
by Alec Taylor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Favorite Band By Decade
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Favorite Band By Decade

I can contribute better to this game now!

50s - Roy Orbison
60s - The Beatles
70s - Pink Floyd
80s - Genesis
90s - The Flower Kings
00s - Porcupine Tree
10s - All India Radio
20s - The Verdant Stars
by Alec Taylor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: The "I bought/got an album!" thread
Replies: 236
Views: 39460

Re: The "I bought/got an album!" thread

I recently got a vinyl copy of Wet Dream at a local record store (living in an old major city has its perks sometimes). It's a radio promo disc straight from CBS Records that wasn't played a single time. Who would have thought that a mint condition record by Rick Wright that probably sold like 13 co...
by Alec Taylor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Pink Floyd News
Topic: The Later Years boxset + rumours for 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: The Later Years boxset + rumours for 2020

Okay, so the whole musical aspect of this box set is on YouTube and Spotify, so go check them out if you don't want to dish out a month's pay for this shit. The remastered version of Delicate Sound of Thunder is okay I guess. I never really thought the band sounded that good live in the Gilmour era ...
by Alec Taylor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Band Discussion
Topic: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Replies: 31
Views: 7641

Re: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

I'll save a more detailed review of that new A Momentary Lapse of Reason for The Later Years thread. In their original forms, I'd dare say that The Final Cut is the better album, after all these years. I've really given the album a second chance, and it's grown on me a lot in recent weeks. I was hop...
by Alec Taylor
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2393
Views: 234936

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Getting married in five hours... see you all on the other side
by Alec Taylor
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: Just testing an idea...
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: Just testing an idea...

Rule #1 (The Singular Rule): Just make music that makes you happy, when you're inspired to make it
by Alec Taylor
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Band Discussion
Topic: Kettles and Bacon (AHM Article)
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Kettles and Bacon (AHM Article)

The music on "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast" has always struck me as a more polished version of the stuff they did for Zabriskie Point . I think the article really helps put it all into perspective about this album being the big experimental breakthrough for the band. It's easy now to see silly egg s...
by Alec Taylor
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Band Discussion
Topic: Kettles and Bacon (AHM Article)
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Kettles and Bacon (AHM Article)

https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-tale-of-the-tortuous-creation-of-pink-floyds-atom-heart-mother Really good read about the making of Atom Heart Mother , with some behind-the-scenes stuff I'd never read anywhere else before. Includes my new favorite quote from Rick: "In the summer of ’68 ther...
by Alec Taylor
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2393
Views: 234936

Re: The Notebook v4.0

I miss everyone here. I miss the magic of hearing so much Pink Floyd for the first time, and sharing all of those memories with all of you. I know a lot of PFO and here had been Floyd fans for a long time, but I hadn't gotten on board until Summer '12. Even now, I still find new things in old favori...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Band Discussion
Topic: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Replies: 31
Views: 7641

Re: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

So the track "The Final Cut" came up on my Spotify at random today, and for the first time in the seven years I've been familiar with Pink Floyd, I actually rather enjoyed it. I think as my musical tastes have become more diversified and I've become a more empathetic person in general, the song was ...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2393
Views: 234936

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Where all you bitches at?
by Alec Taylor
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: Star Wars Episodes VII VIII & IX
Replies: 169
Views: 25849

Re: Star Wars Episodes VII VIII & IX

J.J. Abrams sucks at finishing stories and Rian Johnson already completely derailed his plot threads from The Force Awakens, so I'm not all that optimistic. Might be the first Star Wars movie in my life that I don't bother to go see on opening night.
by Alec Taylor
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Verdant Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: The Verdant Stars

by Alec Taylor
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Steven Wilson and Co.
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Steven Wilson and Co.

Alright, now that I've listened to all of Porcupine Tree's and Steven Wilson's material obsessively, I can say without a doubt that this combo is essential for Pink Floyd fans. He doesn't sound like them that much (except for early PT), but he hits the same emotional nerves as Floyd the way most oth...
by Alec Taylor
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 643
Views: 74949

Re: What are you listening to now?

talking heads - remain in light

what a weird album, i love it
by Alec Taylor
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2393
Views: 234936

Re: The Notebook v4.0

its not a good day to be midwestern, all of our shit is getting flooded to high heaven. largest flood event since '93, so fortunate to not live along those floodplains any more.
by Alec Taylor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Verdant Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: The Verdant Stars

-NEW SONG: SLEEPING STADIUM- A track dedicated to the people who died in Pompeii that night, two millennia ago. Inspired by the music Pink Floyd made in the ruins to an audience of lost spirits. Had a lot of fun making this one, the group dynamic really helped! Madi's songwriting contributions and ...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Verdant Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: The Verdant Stars

While I work on the artwork and final mix for the upcoming song, I'll post a link to the "debut" track of the band. The appropriately named track "Pretension" sums up my main mantra towards songwriting, it would seem. This song isn't really a band effort, it's just me on here. The original mix on Yo...
by Alec Taylor
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: Quick thought of the day....
Replies: 45
Views: 4764

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Quick thought: the United Nations has determined that 5 million Americans live in "third world" conditions. I'm not sure exactly how the world sees America these days, but it comes out to 14% of our population living in extreme poverty despite being considered a wealthy global power. I don't know w...