Looking into the forgotten crevices of popular culture.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Pink Floyd - Pulse (May 29, 1995)
Fifteen years ago today, on May 29, 1995, Pink Floyd released its live album, Pulse. To this day, this is a difficult album for me to listen to because it was played at a friend's memorial service that summer. The friend, born just a day before me, died too soon in the summer of 1995 in a tragic accident. He, like me and so many other of our friends, was a great fan of music, and the last album he purchased before his untimely death was Pulse. His family, knowing of his love for music, opted to play the album at his memorial service to illustrate his fondness for music. Now, when I do listen to this album, I always think of him and that sad day. May he rest in peace.
Thirty-something suffering from nostalgia but, thankfully, not from bouts of irony. Here, I will revisit artifacts of popular culture not sufficiently explored elsewhere, though I may perhaps stray from that mission at times.