It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

22 September 2008


With all the insanity a few things slipped through the cracks.  One was the passing of Richard Wright, keyboardist, and a founding member of Pink Floyd.  I was turned on to Floyd in the 70's by my older brother who brought home Dark Side of the Moon, which I listened to incessantly when Tommy and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band weren't on my turntable (that's a device that plays these things called records).

Though Dark Side was a momentous achievement in recording, I still hold Meddle and Animals in higher esteem.  Though Rick was not a prolific songwriter for the band per se, his sound undoubtedly shaped Floyd and made it stick as it were.

Rick passed away on 15 September, losing his battle with cancer.  Fare thee well, and enjoy that great gig in the sky.

If you are extra brave, play all three parts of Echoes at the same time.  Weird and wonderful.

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