Pink Floyd – “Let There Be More Light” (TV – 1968)

March 26, 2009 at 7:57 pm (Music, Pink Floyd)

This Feb. 24, 1968 TV performance from the (French, I presume) show Baton Rouge, is a rendition of their 5th UK single. Sung by Rick Wright and new guitarist David Gilmour (not miked very well). The studio version of this song contains Gilmour’s first recorded guitar solo with the band.
Original leader Syd Barrett was still technically with the band at this point, but was soon to be let go permanently, due to his increasingly erratic behavior.

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“Written on a Plane, Headed West”

March 26, 2009 at 9:48 am (Poetry & Literature, The Beats)

 

 

Flying westward across America

Headed for the San Francisco Bay

To trace the steps

Of Ferlinghetti

To walk the same

City streets that Kerouac

& Ginsberg walked on

50 yrs past

Where “Howl” was first

Screamed

& the Beat Revolution roared

Wondering if I’ll recognize

Any of the same places

That I’ve read about

In books, once banned &

Reviled,

Now considered classics

 

Flying

High above the ground

Somewhere deep in the

American Midwest

3 more hrs to go

Until United

Touches down on California

Soil & I’ve never made it

Off the East Coast

Never walked beneath

The Calif. Sun

Or breathed in

Cool Pacific air

I wonder what lies ahead

 

All I can see is endless

Mtns. & dirt & clouds

Rocky valleys

Not a building in sight

 

Bad elevator music

Passing as modern jazz

Is playing in a speaker

Above – sounds like a

Daytime soap opera theme…

 

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