Saturday, 15 October 2016

Getting Biblical With Pink Floyd - #ALifeInNumbers #23


This morning it's grey and cold and it's like there's almost a sea fret over Fenham (which I believe is the highest point in Newcastle so we're unlikely  to be troubled by floods.

As a teenager I got of of a bootleg cassette record of a Pink Floyd tour , one of the songs "You Gotta Be Crazy" finished up as "Dogs" on the vastly underrated "Animals" album , the second song was monstrous, even on a second or third generation cassette bootleg, and that was called "Raving and Drooling" (see below for a very early airing) and that became "Sheep" which is the song featured for number twenty three in the sequence. Those two songs are available on the Experience edition of "Wish You Were Here"

Sheep? 23?  What the hell is going on here.

You know I like to go off on tangents and 23 was a problem number like 31, but while reading my Bible (you know that's a joke unless you equate The Bible with Google or whatever book I'm reading) I remembered that "Sheep" contains a take on "Psalm 23".. as you can see Roger Waters amended it slightly, but it would fit in with the other mindless violence in the Bible:

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want 
He makes me down to lie 
Through pastures green He leadeth me the silent waters by. 
With bright knives He releaseth my soul. 
He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places. 
He converteth me to lamb cutlets, 
For lo, He hath great power, and great hunger.
 When cometh the day we lowly ones, 
Through quiet reflection, and great dedication
 Master the art of karate, 
Lo, we shall rise up, 
And then we'll make the bugger's eyes water."


So this was an excuse to include another of my favourite Pink Floyd songs and provide you with ten minutes of brilliant music accompanied by images from the excellent black comedy "Black Sheep".

Enjoy your Saturday even more my friends.

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