What’s all the fuss about Floyd?
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“My loneliness is killing me (and I)
I must confess”
– Britney Spears, Hit Me Baby One More Time
Like Britney, I have a confession to make.
Also not unlike Ms. Spears, I’ve felt quite lonely keeping this to myself, lo these many years.
Saying that it’s killing me…would be hyperbole. But I think you’ll know what I mean.
Once I finally work up the courage to say it.
Please forgive me…I don’t love Pink Floyd.
Infinitely inferior Fuss about Floyd logo by yours truly
To be clear, I don’t hate Pink Floyd, not at all.
I’d even say I like them.
But ‘liking’ them feels insufficient.
When I reviewed Dark Side of the Moon favourably but not fawningly, it somehow felt like I was being blasphemous.
It’s an isolating feeling when (seemingly) the world understands/appreciates/reveres something much more than you.
For years, I’ve just struggled to understand how (seemingly) everyone loves them and I haven’t been able to move beyond liking &/or admiring them from a distance.
So this week, I’m setting out to find what I’ve somehow missed.
And I’ll do so in a series-within-a-series (whoa): What’s all the fuss about Floyd?
Will I love them by the end of the week?
It would make for a heartwarming tale &/or convenient story arc!
But I suppose only time will tell.
So stay tuned for reviews of Wish You Were Here, The Wall, and The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, as I try to figure out just what all the fuss is about.
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A genuine thank you to all my fellow bloggers for bringing discourse & the celebration of opinion diversity back to the world wide web.
I always feel comfortable being allowed to enjoy/not enjoy different music without fear of name-calling, this quest is more out of curiosity for me, a fun search for what I might have missed that others seem to have discovered long ago.