Near The End
A pretty good musician once sang:
Thinking that we're getting older and wiser.
When we're just getting old.
There is no better way to describe Pink Floyd in 2022 than with David Gilmour and Roger Waters fighting their minor squabbles that may have cost them a half-billion dollars.
To quote that same song:
And there's a stranger where once was a friend.
A New Machine
While Roger Waters was still licking Putin’s balls after the Russian invasion in Ukraine, David Gilmour (and his amenable corporal Nick Mason) recorded the charity single Hey, Hey, Rise Up!, reluctantly reincarnating Pink Floyd once more.
Pink Floyd 2022
Pink Floyd, anno 2022, looked a bit different than in 1972 or 1982. Three faces were well known to the fans: David Gilmour, Nick Mason and bass player ad interim (since 1987) Guy Pratt. Musician, producer, and composer Nitin Sawhney joined them on keyboards.
The vocalist on this record, as you probably know, is Andriy Khlyvnyuk from the Ukrainian band Boombox. The choir intro was taken from a recording from the Veryovka Ukrainian Folk Choir. The song itself is based on a 1914 Ukrainian anthem, "Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow". (Read more at: Hey, Hey, Rise Up)
In December 2022 it was confirmed that the record raised £500,000 for charity: Pink Floyd thank supporters of Ukraine benefit song as it raises £500,000.
Happy New Year 2023
On this first day of the new year, we give you the traditional overview of what happened on our sister website on Tumblr: iggyinuit.tumblr.com.
The Church wishes to thank all our friends, collaborators and some old
enemies whom we can’t live without: Abigail Thorne, Alexander 'LX' Peter
Hoffmann, Anthony Stern, Antonio Jesús Reyes, Aphexj, Axefeld, Big Pasi,
Birdie Hop, Blackstrat01, Bonhams, Buran1988, DenjiDen, Eleonora
Siatoni, Elizabeth Joyce, Eternal Isolation, Ffrenchmullen, Geoffers,
Glenn Povey, Goldenband, Göran Nyström, Guy Pratt, Hipgnosis Covers,
Iain 'Emo' Moore, Jaman57, Jerry Is Bored, Jon Carin, Julian Palacios,
Kit Rae, Lee Wood, Lennyif, Liam Creedon, Lisa Newman, Little Queenies,
Matt (Brain Damage), Metal Pilgrim, MOB, Moomoomoomoo, Mr Limbo, Nipote,
Peter Jenner, Philippe Spadaccini, PinkSydFloyd, Rich Hall, Rino Di
Lernia, Steve Hoffmann Music Forum, Steve M, Vincenzo Gambino, Warren
Dosanjh, Yeeshkul!, and all the beautiful people we have forgotten.
♥ Libby ♥ Iggy ♥
Song quoted at the beginning of this post: Near The End.