Update: A clip from last night already on youtube ~ Comfortably Numb
11/28/10: Saw the show last night in Phoenix. THE BEST CONCERT EVER BAR NONE. If you get any chance to see this amazing, knock you on your ass show, take it. Awesome doesn’t do it justice. Roger sounds fxckin amazing, guitar solos fxckin amazing.
The visuals, Jeebus they made the show I saw with Gilmour in ’88 fade away, but that’s to be expected. The teacher, mom, ‘Georgie O Keefe on acid lover’ were ginormous puppets and the Pig sailed over the crowd red eyes blazing but it’s MIC message wasn’t alone – ‘Trust Us’ was answered with a ‘No Fuckin Way’ across its giant ass.
Roger updated the film with cuts of current conflict. Royal Dutch Shell’s emblem was prominent, I wish Goldman Sachs had one, you know it would have been there!!. Obama made the film with the other corruptocrat leaders, the applause was very definitely in recognition of his full of shxtness, I was hooting wildly and so were a lot of awakened Obama fans let me tell ya. Then the clips moved to our brave soldiers returning from serving to their kids. I have seen this film on AceHQ, children surprised in class by their Dads home from the war and sure enough I cried. I have never seen such pure naked emotion as on those kids faces. Then I cried knowing Roger’s Dad and so many others never make it home.
Roger LIVED the performance for us, just incredible. The sound was everything every Floyd fan ever wished they could produce at home, surrounding themselves in the music. I could feel the buzz of the electricity the crowd was generating back at the stage during You Better Run and I wasn’t even trippin.
Second Side of the album is my fave, and by the time the Wall was built across the stage separating the band from the audience I knew I would have followed the show to the nearest state for the next night if I still lived back East. I want to see it again. And again! BEST SHOW EVER. Thank you Roger!!!
Here is a youtube from the Boston show 10/1/10, In the Flesh, Run Like Hell:
I’m so excited!!! It’s finally here!
Excellent review from the NYPost on the beginning of the tour:
When Roger Waters finished building “The Wall” in its entirety, at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, it was just another brick on what was the best arena concert I’ve ever been to. Period.
The show, a theatrical experience that brought the great 1979 Pink Floyd album to life, was simply fantastic….
…Musically, Waters kept his 12-piece band true to the original charts — it seemed that no notes were added or changed. Even the searing guitar solo by David Gilmour delivered 30 years ago on “Comfortably Numb” was re-created with note-for-note precision — even though Gilmour and Waters parted ways 25 years ago.
The concert’s structure was also faithful to the double album: Sides one and two were played before intermission, sides three and four after. After the final song, “Outside the Wall,” Waters and his band just bowed and left the stage….
Atlanta Journal loved it:
Visually jaw-dropping and acoustically flawless, “The Wall” anniversary tour might be the most technically phenomenal show ever staged in an arena.
The dive bomber careening over the audience and crashing in a fiery explosion. Those menacing, mammoth blow-up marionettes associated with iconic characters from the album (the schoolmaster, a wife, the pig). And of course, the wall, slowly being constructed, brick by cardboard brick, as the show progressed and used as a 240-foot-wide projection screen….
…Roger Waters claims this will be his last-ever tour. And, really, it should be, because he could never top bringing “The Wall” to life.
He’s also managed to contemporize the semi-autobiographical Pink Floyd album, which, even after three decades, works as a complex study of politics and psychology….
Times Picayune reviews the Houston performance:
…Because the audience knew the set list in advance – the entirety of “The Wall,” in order – it was up to the production to supply suspense, drama and surprise. The opening pyrotechnic salvo concluded with a World War II-era British fighter plane screaming in from the upper balcony to a fiery “crash.” All evening, a stellar audio mix enhanced surround-sound effects, such as the helicopter that seemed to clatter overhead in “The Happiest Days of Our Lives.”….
CAN. NOT. WAIT!
Mtv: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters announces The Wall Tour marking the original stage show’s 30th anniversary
Sheer Awesome. Haven’t seen Floyd for 20 years. Remember the flying pig and thinking the wet people in the audience that weren’t under the overhangs of seats were melting. And the great music of course *cough*
…Additional details regarding on-sale dates and a forthcoming pre-sale will be made available at Waters’ website.
According to a press release, the 1979 concept album has previously been performed in its entirety only 31 times, most of them by Pink Floyd during the 1980-81 tour supporting the set, and again in 1990, when Waters performed it with an all-star cast to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall….
Three decades after Pink Floyd’s epic double-album head trip, The Wall, blew a generation’s mind, the band’s co-founder Roger Waters will perform the entire rock opera in concert again on an upcoming tour.
Waters left Pink Floyd in 1984 but has continued to perform his iconic songs as a solo artist for years. The Wall tour will mark the 30th anniversary of the British psychedelic rockers’ debut of the now legendary stage show for the ambitious album about isolation and madness.
On the tour, Rogers has promised to perform an updated version of the original stage show, which included the construction of a massive white brick wall between the audience and performers during the course of the show. The band performed the album in its entirety on its 1980-1981 tour, and Waters revived it for a star-studded event in 1990 that was filmed in front of a massive 500,000-person audience to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany.
Waters’ 35-date solo tour will kick off on September 15 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and is slated to wrap up on December 13 in Anaheim, California…
…The album, one of the best selling of all time, features such classic rock radio staples as “Comfortably Numb,” “Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2,” “Run Like Hell” and “Mother.”
The Wall tour dates:
» 9/15 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» 9/20 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 9/21 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 9/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
» 9/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
» 9/30 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
» 10/5 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
» 10/8 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
» 10/10 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
» 10/12 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
» 10/15 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
» 10/17 – Ottawa, ON @ ScotiaBank Place
» 10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
» 10/22 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
» 10/24 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
» 10/26 – Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
» 10/27 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
» 10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
» 10/30 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
» 11/3 – New York, NY @ Izod Center
» 11/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
» 11/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
» 11/13 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
» 11/16 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
» 11/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
» 11/20 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» 11/21 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
» 11/23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
» 11/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
» 11/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center – YAY!! HAPPY DANCE!!!!
» 11/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
» 12/6 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
» 12/10 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
» 12/11 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
» 12/13 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
As MM said two weeks ago, first they came for AIG…..She was right, again…
This is a trial balloon that MUST BE SHOT DOWN IMMEDIATELY
CALL YOUR CRITTERS, TELL THEM TO JUST SAY NO TO SOCIALISM, NO REGULATION OF EXECUTIVE PAY, that is for shareholders
The Obama administration will call for increased oversight of executive pay at all banks, Wall Street firms and possibly other companies as part of a sweeping plan to overhaul financial regulation, government officials said…
…The administration has been considering increased oversight of executive pay for some time, but the issue was heightened in recent days as public fury over bonuses spilled into the regulatory effort. The officials said that the administration was still debating the details of its plan, including how broadly it should be applied and how far it could go beyond simple reporting requirements. Depending on the outcome of the discussions, the administration could seek to put the changes into effect through regulations rather than through legislation….
…The new rules will cover all financial institutions, including those not now covered by any pay rules because they are not receiving federal bailout money. Officials say the rules could also be applied more broadly to publicly traded companies, which already report about some executive pay practices to the Securities and Exchange Commission….
Update 2: Secretary of HUD Shaun Donovan said today he thinks he has 100 days to get the housing plan rolled out, I have news for him he has three weeks per the banks holding the foreclosure notices:
…Obama administration’s housing recovery plan will accelerate loan modifications for distressed homeowners and will reform the bankruptcy system for foreclosures, Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan said today.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to create a “comprehensive foreclosure response” before the first 100 days of the new administration is concluded, Donovan said in a speech in New York today.
The new plan will make use of interest-rate reductions, loan extensions and so-called principal forbearance, in which part of a mortgage’s principal is deferred to the end of the loan’s term.
Update: Working families need to be addressed in the Obama Plan, help the middle class too:
“I tried to refi but they won’t give me a new mortgage because I bought at the peak of the market and my house has depreciated,” says Connecticut homeowner James McCusker. “I don’t have the 20 percent equity in the house I need. When they turned me down, they said to me to qualify for any government-related loan program, I need to lose my job.”
“For now, homeowners are stuck,” says McBride. “I think one thing that would be nice to see, is a government program designed to facilitate refinancing for people that have been current on their loans for at least two years.”
CNBC Diana Olick has it: JPMC signs on in a letter to Barney Frank, saying it will hold off on any new foreclosures for three weeks to give Geithner time to announce and implement their mortgage modification/foreclosure mitigation plan…
TICK TOCK TEAM OBAMA….
Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
When I come home cold and tired
It’s good to warm my bones beside the fire
CNBC Breaking Chyron: JP Morgan Chase Announces 3-Week Foreclosure Moratorium; Citigroup Also Announcing Moratorium
Floyd Video Courtesy of Spellitic: This is Time (The Dark Side of the Moon, 1973), from Pink Floyd, live at P.U.L.S.E; recorded at Earls Court, London, in 1994. Roger Waters, one of the the composers of Time, is not in this show.
Current members of Pink Floyd are: David Gilmour (guitars, lead vocals) • Richard Wright(keyboards, secondary vocals, backing vocals) • Nick Mason(drums, percussion);
I am in the unenviable position of agreeing with the Mrs. Rev. Lovejoy…
Remember for a moment if you can, like we at MiM can, growing up in the 70s: the inflation, the gas lines, the CARTER..now think of that 1 trillion times worse..now there are no jobs because government has crowded out the private sector…that is what our kids may face..can we give them a damn school that has no asbestos to learn in on the off chance they get the opportunities in life we had??
The pathetic excuses for leadership that call themselves Senators and claim to represent the children of Maine, Ohio, Nebraska and Pennsylvania have conspired with Rahm Emanuel ie the White House to cut 65 Billion out of all that money, and chose education to take the hit..
The best is the way Susan Collins R ME is PROUD of herself for cutting most of the money from the children’s only break they get in this porkwrapped tax on they and their progeny..
All to make the porkulus look better, selecting not the Money going to Chicago to build a futuristic green machine, but the money from the children who they plan to stick with the bill for their spending..they gutted the money from School Construction and School Nutrition.
That’s one less salmonella tainted peanut butter sandwich for you Oliver..
Yeah we wouldn’t want to encourage CONSTRUCTION would we? We want jobs. Uhm yeah construction IS jobs, but you know Mayor Daley and Obama want their Chicago Earmark, and we cant have anyone looking there so this is better..
Obama SOLD this as INFRASTRUCTURE with his Tale of Woe for the poor little schoolhouse with no repair since Lincolns Day, everyone remember that? Well, Team Obama wants to forget it. Don’t let them.