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by Alec Taylor
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: Just testing an idea...
Replies: 10
Views: 4313

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: 91

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: 91

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: 2389
Views: 208405

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: 29
Views: 6985

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: 2389
Views: 208405

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: 167
Views: 23600

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: 449

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: 259

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: 641
Views: 68111

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: 2389
Views: 208405

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: 449

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: 449

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: 4047

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...
by Alec Taylor
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: Quick thought of the day....
Replies: 45
Views: 4047

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 wh...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 641
Views: 68111

Re: What are you listening to now?

Opeth - Damnation Normally a death metal band, but they teamed up with Steven Wilson to make a standard prog album. Very weird stuff... it has that sort of "doom and gloom" vibe from the lyrics and timbre, but the music isn't that far removed from Wetton/Bruford era King Crimson, except more straigh...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2389
Views: 208405

Re: The Notebook v4.0

TIL that, apparently, Americans find the way Brits tell the time confusing. Specifically, I'm talking about phrases like "half six". I had never, ever thought that this could be ambiguous because these expressions are so ubiquitous in the UK. Apparently, to Americans "half six" instinctively means ...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Verdant Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: The Verdant Stars

Holy damn, this is pretty exciting. :O Thanks! I'm hoping this is the real deal for me. They've both been great support for me throughout the years. Artisan was actually a sort of "ghost co-writer" on the old SunShade song "Megalopolis". The upcoming song had really great input from my two bandmate...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Verdant Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 449

The Verdant Stars

Good evening, Floydians! My fiancée Madison and I decided some time ago to team up as songwriters. She has a much better ear for melody than I could ever hope to imagine, and knows how to reel in my more overblown pretensions. Adding to this, our very own Artisan has started lending a hand at making...
by Alec Taylor
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: David Gilmour
Topic: David Gilmour - In Concert
Replies: 1
Views: 287

David Gilmour - In Concert

New concert compilation of David Gilmour on YouTube Compiles some concerts from 2001 and 2002 featuring more stripped-down performances. There are a couple of songs I don't recognize, so I don't know if they're yet-to-be released tracks of his or cover songs, plus Rick Wright shows up to sing on hi...
by Alec Taylor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Pink Floyd News
Topic: Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales

https://media1.tenor.com/images/6410fce49e0e0dedba1b3b71d71bee69/tenor.gif?itemid=8549864 In all seriousness, I don't go to them personally for any sort of quality. My thought process is "hey, I like this album and it's only $5, why not?". There is a sort of ASMR kind of experience with the crackle...
by Alec Taylor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Emerson Lake & Palmer
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer

Because I'm obsessed with album ranks: 1. Tarkus 2. Brain Salad Surgery 3. Emerson, Lake & Palmer 4. Trilogy 5. Works Vol. 2 6. Works Vol. 1 7. Love Beach 8. In the Hot Seat 9. Black Moon I haven't ended up enjoying ELP as much as other prog rock bands. Their songs are almost too "out there", the ja...
by Alec Taylor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Pink Floyd News
Topic: Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/viny-sales-2018/ It's interesting to see the Floyd partially lead this hipster movement of buying music on vinyl instead of many other superior mediums (guilty!). I'm actually a little surprised at David Bowie being in the top three as well, but maybe his death helped ...
by Alec Taylor
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Non-UK, non-USA music
Replies: 22
Views: 4724

Re: Non-UK, non-USA music

I've tried listening to music in languages other than English and I simply can't do it. Other languages make me paranoid when I don't understand them.
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2389
Views: 208405

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Spent the weekend in the ER. Apparently the heart is held in place by a membrane that also regulates blood flow, and mine has decided to become inflammed for no good reason. :( I briefly saw something on Twitter. How are you now? Way better, thanks for asking! It is called pericarditis, which is th...