Over the weekend, I was surprised to hear that another of our nephews is a huge Pink Floyd fan.
Of course our nephew Elliot, 25, has been smitten with Dark Side of the Moon for years — to the point of buying import copies on vinyl, getting a Dark Side of the Moon tattoo on his leg, and closely studying the DVD Classic Albums: The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon.
Now we can also add Ian, 16, who was teling us on Saturday that he wants to learn to play guitar — and in particular, the music of Pink Floyd. He likes “Comfortably Numb” from The Wall, and also “Dogs” and “Pigs on the Wing” from the Animals album.
I certainly listened to Pink Floyd a great deal in my late teens, but that was in the 1970s. It’s kind of startling to be sitting on a patio over 30 years later with my nephew telling me about Syd Barrett going unrecognized at the Wish You Were Here sessions because of his weight gain and shaven hair.
Anyway, all of this is to note the impending Blu-ray / DVD release of Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here on June 26, available now for pre-order at Amazon. I’m sure many more hours of intense scrutiny are in store for all of us multi-generational Pink Floyd fans.