12:20:2003 Entry: "Ann : Anniversary"
A year ago, Sunday Sep. 15, I turned on the telly in the evening and VH1 happened to be on. They were showing some special on John Lennon which I decided to watch, even though I think I'd seen it before. After it was over, the next show was one from their Legends series, the subject: Pink Floyd. I've tried to watch all the Legends and Behind the Musics as I could, but Pink Floyd, being the evasive ones that they are, slipped by me. I called to Stan in the other room, "Hey Stan, it's Pink Floyd!" This was a treat as I really knew nothing much about them, even though I used to have The Wall when it first came out, and liked a lot of their music, as did Stan back in college. I wanted to find out more about them.
We watched the show and talked about it when it was over. It made a big impression on me. I started to have Floydian dreams. Stan said he wouldn't mind having some old Floyd back in his collection again, and I could get some for him for a birthday present or holiday present or whatever. All we had was a used Piper at the Gates of Dawn CD at the time. I couldn't wait for the holidays to get him a cd or two, so the next day after the Legends show I ordered Wish You Were Here, Relics and A Saucerful of Secrets from Amazon, and fortuntely received them before we went on vacation. On vacation, we bought UmmaGumma, Meddle, Atom Heart Mother and More (that's hardcore when you buy music on vacation), and I was GIVEN Madcap Laughs by an old friend who didn't even realize I was getting back into Floyd...it was just sitting there on his fireplace waiting for me, and he didn't even KNOW! We eventually got everything up to & including The Final Cut.
Happy Anniversary, Stan! This is the entry you were wondering about the other day.
It is a wonder though, how our lives might have been different if we had included Pink Floyd in our collection back in the mid 80's?
Posted by Stan @ 09:14:2003:06:53 PM CST
Sounds like a segue to a "wayback machine" sequence, where the film gets wavy and warps into a vortex, and the next thing you see is Ann and Stan back in the fall of 1982, and Stan never sold back his Pink Floyd records to buy other things instead.
Do you ever feel these alternate realities existed, or are existing?
Posted by Ann @ 09:14:2003:09:35 PM CST
It is kind of sad, because we miss a lot of things we use to have - but I wonder if we had taken that path - is it possible that we would have ended up keeping our entire record collection in that universe?
Posted by Stan @ 09:15:2003:09:06 PM CST